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Key Issues for Higher Education - Archived Resources
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Accreditation Issues

Suspension of Federal Requirements on Accreditors (March 17, 2020)

 

Campus Facilities 

Sharing Campus Facilities Resources during the COVID-19 Crisis

PA Department of Health Facility Cleaning Order (April 5, 2020)

CARES Act

NAICU 2020 Cares Act Overview (webinar March 30, 2020)

CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund & Student Aid

Examples of Required Institutional Reporting of CARES Act Emergency Aid Grants
CARES Act Frequently Asked Questions (NAICU- updated April 16, 2020) 
Cover Letter from the Secretary of Education (April 9, 2020)      
Certificate of Funding and Agreement to be signed by Higher Education Institution
FAQs on Grants to Students under the CARES Act (April 21, 2020)         
Guidance on Required Institutional Reporting of CARES Emergency Aid Grants to Students (May 6, 2020) 
Table of Allocations of Funding to Institutions under Section 18004(a)(1) of CARES Act

Center for Disease Control (CDC) 

Schools & Childcare Programs (July 24, 2020)
Considerations for Reopening for Institutes of Higher Education (May 19, 2020)
Restaurants & Bars Considerations (July 17, 2020)
Businesses & Workplaces (August 11, 2020)

Census 2020

Census 2020 & Counting Students (March 15, 2020)

What College Students Need to Know to be Counted in the Right Place

Department of Education Guidance 

FAQ on COVID-19 (March 20, 2020)
UPDATED Guidance for Interruptions of Study Related to Coronovirus (June 16 , 2020)

Department of Homeland Security Guidance

Student and Visitor Exchange Program (SEVP) students and campus closures

Loans & Grants for Higher Education for COVID-19 Response 

CARES Act FAQs on Employee Retention Credits & Payroll Tax Deferral
COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application from the Small Business Administration (March 30, 2020)
Guidance & Resources on Disaster Loans from the Small Business Association 
SBA Paycheck Protection Program for Institutions w/Under 500 Employees (NAICU - April 2, 2020) 
Overview of Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program Guidelines for Institutions under 500
Chart Comparing SBA Loans for Non-Profits in the CARES Act (March 31, 2020) 
Coronavirus Upends Colleges' Financial State (Article, March 20, 2020) 
Federal Grants Administrative Relief under COVID-19 (March 9, 2020) 

Office of Management and Budget Guidance

Overview of federal agency actions to help administrative requirements related to federal grants


Reopening Campuses after COVID-19: Considerations

CDC Activities & Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response for Opening American Up Again
Decision-Making on Opening Campus after COVID-19 (April 17,2020) - At 40:47 discussion on issues to consider.  (ACHA)

Return to Campus Guide 
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Created by Kuali, an AICUP Endorsed Program Provider of Business Continuity
Inside Higher Education - 15 Possible Scenarios for a Fall Semester Under COVID-19
Institutional budgets with coronavirus in mind (Chronicle, April 20, 2020)

Reopening Plans - Other Resources

New England States Plans for Higher Education Reopenings 

Reopening Campuses after COVID-19: State & Institutional Plans 

Centre College Kentucky will adopt block-style classes Fall 2020
Claremont McKenna Fall 2020 Operational Plan
Connecticut Guidelines for Phased Reopening of Colleges & Universities (May 6, 2020)  (PDF, 18 pages).
Duke University Guide for Staff Returning to Campus
Indiana University Restart Committee Recommendations 
Kentucky Higher Education Guidelines for Reopening after COVID-19
Protect Purdue University Plan for Reopening
University of Utah Operational Guidelines for Reopening Campus (May 2020)
University of Tennessee Best Practices for Reopening Campus Fall 2020

Useful Journal Articles:

U.S. Small Business Administration

Small Business Administration Loan Resources for COVID-19
Small Business Administration Economic Disaster Loans (March 20,2020) Webinar Recording


Veterans & GI Bill Students 

Federal legislation restores GI Bill payments to student veterans whose classes transitioned to online due to COVID-19 (March 23, 2020) - A blog post from the Veterans Affairs Administration on federal legislation that changed the requirements for payments to colleges under the GI Bill.

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