Coronavirus and the Engaged Campus: Resources
March 13, 2020
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout our region, higher education institutions have taken steps to protect students, employees and the community. These actions have unique implications for campuses engaged in fulfilling higher education’s civic mission and offering service-learning courses. This blog contains resources to help member campuses transition through this difficult time.
Health Information and Resources
Always consult health authorities first for the best information on risk and recommended precautionary steps. Below are links to updates from state public health departments, Johns Hopkins and the CDC:
- District of Columbia
- Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Coronavirus Digital Library
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Here are updated Travel Notices for countries with community transmission.
Resources for Online Teaching
Most campuses have chosen to move to only online classes for some period of time.
This spreadsheet offers great resources for online teaching as faculty consider how to continue to meet educational goals in a different context for ALL students.
Here are additional resources for student learning:
- Prepare to Move Online (in a Hurry)
- Remote Teaching Resources for Business Continuity
- Supporting Student Learning During Times of Disruption
- Teaching Remotely in Times of Need presentation, Torrey Trust, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst
- Instructional Continuity, San Francisco State University
- Please Do a Bad Job of Putting Your Courses Online
- Slack It to Me: Complementing LMS with Student-Centric Communications for the Millennial/Post-Millennial Student
- Zoom-to-Rush: A Digital Pedagogy Workflow
- Utilizing Service-Learning Projects in an Online Class
- Accessible Teaching in the Time of COVID-19
- Teaching in Times of Crisis (originally written for 9-11, but still relevant)
- Use the discussion plans, facilitator summaries and additional resources to engage students in reflective dialogue available at the Center for Civic Reflection
- Indiana University’s Keep Teaching, Pivot Your Course Online FAQ, blog
Virtual Engagement Ideas:
In some cases, students’ community-engaged work may be able to shift in ways that still meet community needs and learning outcomes. Here are a few ideas:
- conducting background research or gathering best practices or other information requested the partner(s)
- taping, recording, or streaming performances or workshops to benefit community partner(s)
- creating digital and other social media content, print program materials, or other methods for information-sharing
- undertaking assessment, evaluation, or feedback via phone or web-based services;
- offering (or compiling, researching, or brainstorming) strategies that provide indirect support from volunteers as a result of coronavirus
- conducting virtual or phone-based educational supports for youth and adults
If work with an existing partner is not possible, you may be able to find suitable opportunities through these channels:
- How to Get Involved with Virtual Volunteering
- 9 PLACES TO VOLUNTEER ONLINE (AND MAKE A REAL IMPACT)
General Higher Education Resource Links
- Colleges and the Coronavirus online forum Friday, March 13th
- With Coronavirus Keeping Them in the U.S., International Students Face Uncertainty. So Do Their Colleges
- As Coronavirus Spreads, the Decision to Move Classes Online Is the First Step. What Comes Next?
- Supporting #RealCollege Students During COVID19
- Planning for Coronavirus With Fewer Resources
- The Coronavirus is Upending Higher Ed. Here are the Latest Developments.
- ACHA Guidelines: Preparing for COVID-19
Closures and Campus Plans
Inside Higher Ed recently posted this roundup of closures and other announcements.