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Career Colleges use Lessons From Pandemic as They Move to Reopen Campuses in Fall

Written from interviews with career college and university leaders
The pandemic caused career colleges to greatly change their modes of operation and student delivery as the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths increased in 2020. But those colleges and universities are now using the lessons they learned over the last year as they plan to fully reopen their campuses this fall.

Successful Transition to Online Learning Amid a Pandemic

Successful Transition to Online Learning Amid a Pandemic

By Holly Puckett DNP, RN, CMSRN, Academic Director, Centra College and Susan Motto Burnette, MSN, RN, RN-BC, Faculty Instructor and Student Health Nurse, Centra College
Readers will learn how a brick and mortar institution successfully switched its mode of delivery from the traditional classroom to the online platform with tips, tricks, and viable resources along with how things are functioning almost one year later.

Career Colleges use Lessons From Pandemic as They Move to Reopen Campuses in Fall

Berkeley College One Year After the Pandemic

Interview with Will Moya, Vice President, Campus Operations, Berkeley College
The transition to remote instruction in March 2020 was enabled by Berkeley College’s emergency planning efforts, technology and online academic infrastructures, and the College’s longstanding reputation in online education for 23 years.

Career Colleges use Lessons From Pandemic as They Move to Reopen Campuses in Fall

Campus Directors Mask-UP/Power-UP! COVID-19 and CARES Act

By Cindy R. Chamberlain, Content Specialist, Gurnick Academy
Gurnick Academy campus directors were challenged to find new ways of delivering education in a safe environment. Rather than instruct face-to-face, program directors needed to create both an online teaching environment and virtual lab in conjunction with a safe and thoughtful in-person competency evaluation back at the campus. It was uncharted territory for the educational sector at large, let alone for the campus directors, staff, and faculty.

Career Colleges use Lessons From Pandemic as They Move to Reopen Campuses in Fall

Campus Screening App, Cleaning Technology Help Bring Stanbridge University Students Safely Back to Campus

Written from an interview with Yasith Weerasuriya, President and CEO, Stanbridge University
Stanbridge University focused on safety when successfully bringing its students back to campus and clinical settings, not only following best practices in social distancing and mask wearing, but also using new technology like NanoSeptic coverings, an IOS/Android campus screening app and more.

Career Colleges use Lessons From Pandemic as They Move to Reopen Campuses in Fall

How an Online Culinary Educator Engages Staff and Students, Builds Community, And Provides Effective Education

Interview with Tracy Lorenz, CPA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Triumph Higher Education Group/Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts
Tracy Lorenz, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Triumph Higher Education Group/Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, tells CER how a hands-on fully online culinary arts program is possible and examines some of the tactics they use to engage students and staff.

Career Colleges use Lessons From Pandemic as They Move to Reopen Campuses in Fall

Lincoln Educational Services Team Rallies Together to Continue Delivering Education to Students

Interview with Scott Shaw, President and CEO, Lincoln Educational Services
Scott Shaw discusses opening up Lincoln Educational Services schools to allow students to come back to do some hands-on work while continuing the didactic portions online. In the future, Shaw does believe they will continue distance education because it gives students additional flexibility. Post-pandemic, Shaw believes career education will change and that we’ll be seeing some of the better times for career education.

Career Colleges use Lessons From Pandemic as They Move to Reopen Campuses in Fall

English: We do Think Online Education is Here to Stay in Some Fashion

Interview with Joel English, Executive Vice President, Centura College, Aviation Institute of Maintenance and Tidewater Tech
English believes online education is here to stay in some fashion. The faculty and students are interested and would like it. However, for skilled trades programs, students needed to get back on campus to do the hands-on activities. By creating a social distance plan and following CDC guidelines, small groups of students are back on campus.

Career Colleges use Lessons From Pandemic as They Move to Reopen Campuses in Fall