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Apr 7, 2020

Recording from various remote workplaces around the DC area, the dotEDU team comes together to discuss the implications of the coronavirus pandemic on higher education. Hosts Jon Fansmith and Sarah Spreitzer focus on the federal stimulus relief, including why ACE and its members think the relief provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is not enough. Later they are joined by ACE colleagues Robin Helms and Brad Farnsworth to find out how colleges and universities are adapting as they move to online learning, how student well-being is being impacted, and the future of international education.


Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:

Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Allocates $14 Billion to Higher Education; Higher Education Community Says More Is Needed

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Guidance Discussion Group
ACE Engage®

[Recorded Webinar] Swiftly Pivoting to a Fully-Remote Campus: Responding to COVID-19
ACE Engage®

ACE Partners With SNHU to Deliver Best Practices for Remote Learning

Corporate Resources for COVID-19

Managing Campus Well-being During the COVID-19 Crisis
ACE Engage®

That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief
Harvard Business Review

ACE, Other Organizations Urge Governors to Cooperate on Health Care Licensing Reciprocity During Covid-19 Pandemic

Incidents of Coronavirus Discrimination: March 19-25, 2020
Asian Pacific Policy & Planning Council

UMBC leads research team to study COVID-19-related discrimination against Chinese Americans

Can Internationalization Survive Coronavirus? You Need to See My Data.
Higher Education Today

[Recorded Webinar] Weathering the Financial Storm of COVID-19
ACE Engage®

Address the longer term impact on your institutions through the ACE Transformation Labs on Internationalization and Learner Success


Each episode of dotEDU presents a deep dive into a major issue impacting college campuses and students across the country. Hosts from ACE are joined by guest experts to lead you through thought-provoking conversations on topics such as campus free speech, diversity in admissions, college costs and affordability, and more. Find all episodes of the podcast at the dotEDU page.

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Jon Fansmith is a director for government relations at ACE. He represents its members on matters related to the federal budget and appropriations process, with a particular focus on student aid.

Sarah Spreitzer is a director for government relations at ACE. She represents its members on matters related to research policy and funding, federal policy, international students, immigration, and legislative issues.