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Operating in the New Normal: A Toolkit in Response to COVID-19

Operating in the New Normal: A Toolkit in Response to COVID-19

Operating in the New Normal:   A Toolkit in Response to COVID-19 NERCOMP Members Only  

NERCOMP has developed this list of resources in response to COVID-19 and its impact on colleges, universities, faculty, staff and students.  In each section you will find a variety of links to resources that can be used by individuals and/or institutions.  

Instructional Continuity

The links in this section provide information that may be useful to faculty and staff as they strive to continuously provide rich academic experiences for students throughout the pandemic.

Articles

 Teaching this Fall is Not Glorified Skype from Inside Highered, published August 27, 2020

The Secret Weapon of Good Online Teaching: Discussion Forums from the Chronicle of Higher Ed, published August 24, 2020

6 Models for Blended Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Course Delivery from EDUCAUSE, published August 18, 2020

7 Things You Should Know About Virtual Labs from EDUCAUSE, published August 14, 2020

Updated: Free and Discounted Ed Tech Tools for Online Learning During the Coronavirus Pandemic from Campus Technology, published July 24 2020

Make Super Simple Videos for Online Teaching from EDUCAUSE, published July 24, 2020

7 Things You Should Know About the Hyflex Course Model from EDUCAUSE, published July 7, 2020

7 Takeaways From Our Experiences with Online Learning from Edutopia, published June 22, 2020

Now is the Time to Embrace Mobile Learning from EDUCAUSE, published June 22, 2020

Massive Study of Online Teaching End with Surprising and Deflating Result from EDSurge, published June 17, 2020

How to Keep Students’ Attention in a Virtual Classroom from Edutopia, published June 16, 2020

Just in Time  Online Tutoring: Supporting Learning, Anywhere, Anytime from EDUCAUSE, published June 15, 2020

Where to Get Free Wi-fi for Students During COVID-19 from Campus Technology, published June, 10, 2020 

Free and Discounted EdTech Tools for Online Learning During the Coronavirus Pandemic from Campus Technology, published June 9, 20220

Coursera Makes Certificate Programs Free to College Students During the Pandemic from Campus Technology, published June 1, 2020

How the Coroavirus will Change Faculty Life Forever from the Chronicle of Higher Education, published May 11, 2020

Fostering a Strong Community in a Virtual Classroom from Edutopia, published May 1, 2020

Why You Shouldn’t Try to Replicate Your Classroom Teaching Online from The Chronicle of Higher Education, published April 30, 2020

Covid-19 and the Chance to Break Out of the Academic Bubble from Inside Highered, published April 29, 2020

*About faculty harnessing technology to teach in new ways

Zoom Boom from Inside Highered published April 29, 2020

*The new normal for meetings and teaching

Student-centered Remote Teaching: Lessons Learned from Online Education from EDUCAUSE, published April 15, 2020

Low Tech, Time- Saving Ways to Teach Online During Covid-19 from The Chronicle of Higher Ed, published April 14, 2020

The Difference Between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning from EDUCAUSE, published March 27, 2020

Books

Creating Online Learning Experiences from Crossin,et al.

Toolkits

ACUE Online Teaching Toolkit from the Association of College and University Educators

California Virtual Campus Online Education Initiative-Keep Teaching from California 

Community Colleges

California Virtual Campus Online Education Initiative-Online Instruction Resources from California Community Colleges

Designing Accessible Online Courses from University of Arkansas, published 2020

Designing an Online Course from Innovate SUNY, 2015

EDUCAUSE Online Learning Resources 

Getting Your Class Online in a Hurry from Soft Chalk Cloud

Interested in Teaching Online? from SUNY

Online Teaching and Learning Resources from Noodle Partners, publication on-going

United States Distance Learning Association Higher Education Resources

OSCQR Rubric from SUNY

*Open SUNY Course Quality Review Rubric

Teaching and Learning Online from MERLOT

Webinars

A Collaborative Approach to Tech offered by the Chronicle of Higher Education on September 3, 2020

Creating Effective Equitable Assessments for Online Courses  offered by the Chronicle of Higher Education on August 26, 2020

The Context of Online Learning: Building Community and Engaging Students Panel offered by NERCOMP on August 19, 2020

Removing Boundaries to Student Success:  A How-to-Guide for OER Remixing and Curation offered by NERCOMP on June 10, 2020

Status of Digital Accessiblity: During and Beyond  COVID-19 offered by NERCOMP on May 20, 2020

The New Normal: Academic IT After COVID-19 Emergency Response-presented by Kivuto offered by NERCOMP on May 19, 2020

Career Planning for Instructional Designers offered by NERCOMP on May 14, 2020

Getting Going:  Digital Literacy and Multimodal Learning with Adobe Creative Cloud Across the Curriculum offered by NERCOMP on May 12, 2020

Getting Started: Digital Literacy and Multimodal Learning with Adobe Spark Across the Curriculum offered by NERCOMP on April 29, 2020

Inclusive Teaching in the Online Classroom from the Chronicle of Higher Education, May 1, 2020 (webinar)

Short Webinar on Online Teaching and Website Accessibility from the Office of Civil Rights via Youtube published March 17, 2020

Planning for the Future

The resources in this section may be useful as institutions plan for the coming year

Articles

Colleges Prepare to Weather Hurricanes and Fires from Inside Highered, published August 27, 2020

A Fall Enrollment Disaster?  Early Signs Say Not Everywhere from The Chronicle of Higher Education, published June 17, 2020

Future Trends in Technology and Education from BryanAlexander.org, published June 6, 2020

More Than a Lifeline (Technology in Higher Ed) from Inside Highered, published May 5, 2020

Should I Start College? From Inside Highered, published May 4, 2020

It’s Time to Take Time Out of Learning and Reinvent Higher Education from The Chronicle of Higher Education, published May 3, 2020

What Prospective Freshmen Think About the Fall from the Chronicle of Higher Education, published April 30, 2020

Early Signs of Fall 2020: Three Paths, Three Scenarios for Higher Education from BryanAlexander.org, published April 27, 2020

15 Scenarios from Inside Highered, published April 22, 2020

Why You Shouldn’t Take A Gap Semester this Fall  from the Massachusetts Daily Collegian, published April 22, 2020

5 Key Learnings in Crisis from Corporate Intelligence Radio, published April 21, 2020

Coronavirus-How Should US Higher Education Plan for an Uncertain Future?  from McKinsey & Company, published April 2020

Fall 2020 Enrollment from Forbes, published March 29, 2020

Survey of University Presidents from Inside Highered, published March 27, 2020

Health Resources

Resources in this section provide guidance to higher education institutions from government/health agencies about pandemic response on their campus

Guidelines

Guidance for Institutes of Higher Education from the CDC, published March 21, 2020

Interim Guidance for Higher Education Administrators from the CDC published March 18, 2020

Remote Teams/Work

These resources are geared towards employees from colleges and universities now working remotely 

Articles

Working from Home and Feel Like You’re Working All the Time?  Here’s What to Do from Ideas.TED.com, published August 24, 2020

4 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Work Day from Ideas.TED.com, published August 19, 2020

Top 15 Tips to Effectively Manage Remote Employees from Forbes, published May 30, 2018

What’s Zoom Fatigue?  Here’s Why Videos Can Be So Exhausting from USA Today, published April 29, 2020

Make Work from Home Work for You from Google, published March 18, 2020

Toolkits

Security Awareness Issues for Remote Workers from InfoSec

Top 5 Steps to Securely Work from Home from Sans Security Awareness

Work from Home: Cybersecurity Toolkit from Global Cyber Alliance

Webinars

Managing Remote Teams: 5 Months In-Follow-up offered by NERCOMP on August 12, 2020

Securely Transition Back to Work presented by Vancord offered by NERCOMP on June 9, 2020

Teams: Lessons Learned So Far offered by NERCOMP on April 23, 2020

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Resources in this section are geared towards social justice issues

Articles

How to Talk with Students About Racism from the Chronicle of Higher Ed, published June 18, 2020

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Matters from EDUCAUSE, published May 18, 2020

Podcast

The Pandemic’s Impact on Education and Work for People of Color from Inside Higher Ed, June 16, 2020

Student Services/Affairs

Resources in this section are aimed at offering student services/student affairs support in an online environment

Articles

COVID Strategies Don’t Address Typical Student Behavior from Inside Highered, published August 24, 2020

Student Affairs Staff Challenged by Pandemic Demands from Inside HIghered, published August 20, 2020

Lawsuits Over Tuition Refunds Inspire New Student Consumer Bill of Rights from Edsurge, published August 

DACA Supreme Court Ruling from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, published June 18, 2020

Investors Block 800,000 Student Loan Borrowers from Billions in Potential Relief from Forbes.com, published June 15, 2020

Colleges Move to Find Students Remote Internships-None Include Fetching Coffee from EdSurgge, published May 7, 2020

How College Seniors Should Prepare for the Job Search in the Age of Coronavirus from Ladders, published April 30, 2020

Toolkits

Resources for Engaging and Supporting Students Online from Noodle Partners, publication ongoing 

Webinars

Student Development Theory-101 offered by NERCOMP on June 11, 2020

How Research-based Mindfulness Apps Can Increase Resilience in College Students offered by NERCOMP on April 30, 2020

Leveraging Best Practices in Supporting and Engaging Online During Campus Closure from NASPA 

Personal Wellness

Resources in this section are geared towards individuals working in higher education during the pandemic and their own wellness

Apps

Calm (App)  Sleep and meditation app-available for iOS and Android-

Headspace (App) Mindfulness and meditation app for stress, anxiety, sleep, focus and fitness-available for iOS and Android

Insight Timer (App) #1 free app for sleep, anxiety and stress-available for iOS and Android

Smiling Mind (App)  Mindfulness app-available for iOs and Android

WellRight App (App): Get active. Eat healthy. Take time for yourself. You can talk to a health coach and take online courses

Articles

Burnout is Coming to Campus. Are College Leaders Ready?  From Edsurge, published August 14, 2020

May 2020: Digital Well-being and Mental Health During the Pandemic and Beyond from EDUCAUSE, May 7, 2020

These Mental Health Habits Help Resilient People Handle Stay-at-Home Orders from Inc, published April 23, 2020

Productivity and Happiness Under Sustained Disaster Conditions from The Chronicle of Higher Ed, published April 10, 2020

Anatomy 101  The Brain Science Behind Meditation from Yoga Journal, published March 7, 2020

Toolkits

Coronavirus Sanity Guide from 10% Happier 

Guided Meditations from the Chopra Center

Videos

Self-Care During Disruption from EDUCAUSE (video)

Webinars

How Can You Make Sure Your Employees are Not Just Surviving, but Thriving from TEDEx on May 29, 2020

Mindfulness and Compassion in the Workplace from LinkedIn Learning (Webinar) offered by NERCOMP on March 12, 2020

What, Why and How to Become Resilient from LinkedIn Learning (Webinar)

Upcoming Webinars offered by NERCOMP

Streamline Document Workflows with Adobe Sign for Enterprise on September 1, 2020

Technology Funding Solutions for Higher Education Designed to Reduce Risk Associated with Unpredictable Change-presented by TCF Capital Solutions on September 15, 2020

Best Practices for Proctoring Online Exams in STEM Curriculums-presented by Honorlock on September 16, 2020

Unprecedented: Navigating New Legal Challenges for an Unusual Return to Campus on September 23, 2020

Adapting Project Management Practices During a Crisis on September 24, 2020

Supporting Remote/Hybrid Courses with Mathmatica Online-presented by Wolfram on October 1, 2020

Vendor Partners

 What NERCOMP Vendor Partners are Doing to Help

Websites

These websites may have beneficial information for college and university faculty, administrators and staff

Association of College and University Educators

Campus Technology

The Chronicle of Higher Education 

EDUCAUSE 

EdSurge

Inside Higher Ed 

MERLOT (Open Education)

National Association of Colleges and Employers

National Association of College and University Business Officers

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators

OER Commons

Open Textbook Network

TEDx Program 

The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers 

The Association of College and Research Libraries

The National Association of Campus Activities

 

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