In this week’s Wednesday roundup:
Fall plans for campus openings, tuition considerations and decisions about student aid.
Stay tuned each Wednesday for our roundup on what trends we’re seeing across institutions, how individual schools are responding and what national policy changes are affecting higher ed in the times of COVID-19.
- Higher ed leaders faced mounting pressure this week to announce decisions about fall classes. Some institutions began setting dates for when they will announce fall semester plans. Plans from institutions announcing intentions for reopening range widely, with many including some degree of online instruction.The Chronicle of Higher Education is keeping an updated List of Colleges’ Plans for Reopening in the Fall.
- McKinsey & Company offered three broad epidemiological and public-health scenarios to consider when thinking about what happens next in higher ed.
- Inside Higher Ed has identified 15 scenarios for the fall that schools will be looking at.
- Students continue to petition, organize and strike for tuition refunds and discounts.
- Elite private universities nationwide are refusing to take millions in federal money designated through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
- Schools are considering different options to aid students with fall 2020 tuition.
- Ithaka S+R compiled a brief on colleges and universities that have gone test optional in response to COVID-19 (April 23).
- Twenty-eight Democratic senators disputed DeVos’ decision last week to exclude DACA students from receiving CARES Act emergency financial aid (April 27).
- A new Art & Science Group student poll finds that students who have already deposited to a college aren’t necessarily a good measure of enrollment this year. (April 28).