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Secretary DeVos Directs FSA to Stop Wage Garnishment, Collections Actions for Student Loan Borrowers, Will Refund More Than $1.8 Billion to Students, Families

Date: March 25, 2020 Contact: Press Office (202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today that, due to the COVID-19 national emergency, the Department will halt collection actions and wage garnishments to provide additional assistance to borrowers. This flexibility will last for a period of at least 60 days More Info »

Transitioning to online learning in higher education – eCampus News

Students and instructors are migrating to online learning as a global pandemic shutters campuses Kelly Herman, Vice President, Accessibility, Equity & Inclusion, and Dr. Marc Booker, Associate Provost, University of Phoenix, tackle a number of questions about the transition to online learning and how instructors and students can best adjust to the sudden changes. For More Info »

Bryant & Stratton College donates ventilator to John Randolph Medical Center – ABC 8 News

HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) — With nations around the world facing a rising need for more ventilators due to the coronavirus outbreak, health facilities in Virginia are trying to prepare for a shortage. Bryant & Stratton Richmond Campus is lending their nursing program ventilator that they typically use for simulation courses to John Randolph Medical Center More Info »

Regulatory Agency and Selected Accreditor Resources for Higher Education Institutions Regarding COVID-19 Pandemic – JD Supra

By Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Higher education institutions worldwide are striving to meet their students’ educational needs while working to reduce and decelerate the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus. In view of guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health authorities, many educational institutions More Info »

NASFAA Members Share Remote Experiences, Best Practices During COVID-19 Outbreak – NASFAA

As the novel coronavirus continues to temporarily shut down institutions and move instruction online, colleges, universities, and their financial aid offices are having to adapt to a new reality for higher education — such as addressing students’ unique financial aid needs remotely, or with very limited staff on-site. While some institutions have the capacity for More Info »

Privacy and the Online Pivot – Inside Higher Ed

Colleges are scrambling to move courses online. But with those changes come concerns over privacy and surveillance. Most colleges and universities across the country have pivoted to remote learning in an effort to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus sweeping the globe. While the sudden change is necessary, some privacy experts worry about the More Info »

Trident at AIU Celebrates its First Doctor of Business Administration Graduate

Dr. Stephen Thomas has the distinction of being Trident at AIU’s first Doctor of Business Administration graduate. Part of this program’s first cohort, Dr. Thomas currently serves as a professor of business administration and business technology at a community college in Texas. Trident at American InterContinental University (Trident) is happy to announce that Dr. Stephen More Info »

Managing COVID-19 Disruption: ED Updates Guidance for Changes and Interruptions of Study – CooleyE

The US Department of Education has issued a supplement to its March 5 guidance for interruptions of study related to COVID-19. The US Department of Education (ED) has issued an update to its March 5 guidance for interruptions of study related to COVID-19. The updated information is included as an attachment to the March 5 More Info »

The Great Recession Was Bad for Higher Education. Coronavirus Could Be Worse. – The Chronicle of Higher Education

This article is part of a series on the financial challenges facing colleges and universities amid the coronavirus pandemic and the need for proactive strategies. Please join a virtual discussion Thursday at 2 p.m. Eastern time to hear from experts about what colleges learned from the Great Recession and how those insights will inform decisions More Info »

You’ve moved your course online, but is it impactful? – University Business

Tips on easing the transition for and boosting connections with students With colleges and universities closing in response to the COVID-19 virus, many are turning to online instruction, and instructors who have never taught online coursework or used a Learning Management System, for instance, will be forced to adapt quickly. Best practices may be secondary More Info »