A short series from the American Council on Education focused on reopening college campuses this fall as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in many regions of the country. Hosts Philip Rogers and Sherri Hughes talk with college presidents and chancellors and other members of the higher education community about how to ensure campuses are safe and workable for students—and when to make the decision to remain all-online. They unpack monitoring, testing, tracing, cleaning, teaching and learning, responding to the needs of faculty and staff, intercollegiate athletics—and the all-important question of how you get students to social distance in dorms, at parties, and everywhere they go.
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BONUS: David Wilson, President of Morgan State University
Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic this election season, Morgan State University President David Wilson says it’s even more important to prepare students for civic engagement and active participation in voting. In this bonus episode of our series, hosts Philip Rogers and Sherri Hughes ask Wilson about how he encourages students on his own campus to engage in the political process and discourse and how other leaders can prepare their students, campus, and community for life after this election.
Ted Mitchell, President of the American Council on Education
ACE President Ted Mitchell joins hosts Philip Rogers and Sherri Hughes to wrap up the series, summarizing what they've heard from their guests and other higher education leaders and looking at the changes they've seen in reopening strategies and outcomes over the past three months. They discuss the challenges to leadership and decision-making structures, the importance of looking at who your students are and how to help them succeed, and more.
Jeff Elliott, Director of Product Management at Jenzabar
Jeff Elliott talks with Sherri Hughes and Philip Rogers about the challenges campuses have faced as they work to improve their systems and bring the student experience online during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as some of the more promising solutions.
Roslyn Clark Artis, President of Benedict College
The campus of Benedict College, a private liberal arts HBCU with 2,100 students, has been open for the fall semester since early August. President Roslyn Clark Artis shares why she believes remaining all-online was not an option, how to help students succeed in the current environment, and the dual impact of COVID-19 and the demands for social justice over the past months.
Clayton Spencer, President of Bates College
Bates College President Clayton Spencer discusses how COVID-19 has impacted the value proposition of liberal arts colleges. She also explains the key elements of Bates' fall reopening plans and shares her primary concerns and leadership lessons from the return to campus. This series is sponsored by Jenzabar, a leading expert in higher education enrollment and digital transformation solutions.
Rolando Montoya, Interim President of Miami Dade College
Rolando Montoya, interim president of Miami Dade College, explains the challenges of reopening community college campuses in an area with spiking coronavirus cases. He also describes the institutional changes the college made to academic delivery to support student and faculty success. This series is sponsored by Jenzabar, a leading expert in higher education enrollment and digital transformation solutions.