CACC Calls and Resources for COVID-19
A NOTE FROM CALIFORNIA CAMPUS COMPACT
CACC staff are working from home, but we are accessible by phone and email. Below are various resources culled from a wide range of sources. We hope you find these helpful. New resources are highlighted in BLUE so you can keep track of new additions if you return to this page regularly. Last updated: 11/23/2020.
GENERAL COVID-19 and HIGHER EDUCATION RESOURCES:
- VOTER RESOURCE: Preparing to Support Students Voters if Campuses Close. Inside Higher Ed 9/23/20
- Let’s Go to College California is a virtual hub that delivers timely information about evolving campus plans, financial aid, distance learning, mental health supports, transfer options and more. Led by students, Let’s Go to College California also includes a social media component, virtual programming and e-blasts providing multiple ways for students to engage.
- AAC&U COVID-19, Anti-Racism, and ONline SLresource list.
- Centering Student Needs (from Inside Higher Ed 7/14)
- How college students can help reopen America (from Inside Higher Ed )
- Inside Higher Ed released their newest special report, “Taking Colleges Online: How Smart Institutions and Their Leaders Can Approach Online Education Now and in a Postcoronavirus World.” It is designed to guide campus administrators and faculty leaders through the process of building a sustainable and scalable presence online. 6/22/20
- CSUCreating Virtual and Remote Service-Learning Experiences (three part webinar series).
- Standing Up for Our Communities. How our colleges can serve our communities now. Inside Higher Education, 5/29/20
- Campaign for College Education’s latest publication, Financial Aid in California: Ensuring Funding for College Opportunity, provides an overview of state and federal aid available to California college students, identifies gaps in aid, and offers recommendations to ensure that our students with the most need for financial aid can afford a college education.
- Searchable database: How much will colleges and universities get in emergency stimulus funds in California and nationally?
- National Student Survey: Higher Ed & COVID-19 – study reporting how COVID-19 has impacted their decision to attend college
- Maximizing impacts of CARES Act Emergency Aid funds for students.
- The Institute for College Access & Success – Resource list for Student Loan Borrowers – tools and advice for students and borrowers impacted by the Coronavirus.
- COMPACT MEMBERS MOBILIZING FOR COMMUNITIES IN A TIME OF CRISIS – please read the latest blog post from Campus Compact president Andrew Seligsohn
- Campus Compact is seeking contributions from you – MUTUAL AID MOMENTS! Mutual aid systems are an essential aspect of human life. They are hyper-local systems of community support in which community members take responsibility for each other to ensure that everyone’s immediate needs are met. Please share your examples.
- Iowa/Minnesota Campus Compact created a blog post that is being updated regularly: this is a helpful post regarding strategies engaged campuses can take, with some targeted guidance for partners.
- Northeastern University created an online resource page for SL faculty related to COVID-19. They are updating it regularly. Find it here.
HIGHER EDUCATION LEADERSHIP & MAKING THE CASE FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:
- California Campus Compact’s The Urgency and Relevance of Community Engagement: How Institutional Values are Manifested through Commitment to the Public Good.
- Coronavirus and the campus: How can US higher education organize to respond? This is a good piece to read. McKinsey March 2020.
- Universities must help shape the post-COVID19 world, University World News (this is a very good piece), 4/18/20
- Public Engagement in the Time of COVID-19; Inside Higher Ed 4/16/20
- All Educational Institutions Should Include “Serving Others” in Their Mission.An article focusing on Jesuit Institutions. Forbes, 4/16/20
- America needs public service to rebuild the nation in the new era. The Hill, 4/14/20
- Colleges should play an important role in the U.S. Census, even and especially in light of the pandemic (opinion) 4-13-20
- Assessment on COVID-19 and Community Engagement – GivePulse has been culling data submitted by higher education institutions on how they are dealing with COVID-19. There is also information about community partnerships. Visit their BLOG to read more.
- Contagious Civic Engagement (by Michael Roth) – an article about the importance of civic engagement at this time. 3/30/2020
- Priorities to guide short-term financial decisions (letter from the president of the University of Missouri)
- How Colleges are Stepping Up to Fight COVID-19 (FORBES)- 3/27/20 – contains some great examples of what colleges are doing.
- Prioritizing the Urgent, the Important, and the Necessary Inside Higher Education 3/25/20
- Susan Resneck Pierce advises presidents and boards on how they should respond to the myriad challenges and dislocations caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 3/24/20
- College presidents – survey results College presidents fear financial, and human, toll of coronavirus. (Inside Higher Education) 3/27/20
DIVERSITY, ANTI-RACISM RESOURCES:
- On June 22, ACE hosted a virtual summit, “Race and Crisis at a Crossroads,” in partnership with American University. It brought together over 100 higher ed professionals to discuss findings from a new ACE report and to explore what institutions can do going forward.
- Resources for Immigrants, Parents and Educators During COVID-19 Crisis – From the Immigrant Learning Center.
- Stop Hate AAPI: report hate/related incidents in multiple languages
- Zoombombing – how to prevent zoombombers (tips/USC site)
- Inside Higher Ed – Zoombombing Attacks disrupt courses with racist, pornographic content – 3/26/2020
- Zoom and privacy concerns
- COVID-19 Racial Equity & Social Justice list includes information that helps communities and activists as they work to understand and respond to the moment and for the long haul.
- Asian-Americans and Asians around the world have noted a spike in discrimination and xenophobic attacks.
- Here is the direct link to the CDC stigma page.
ONLINE SERVICE & SERVICE-LEARNING RESOURCES:
- NEW!!! Virtual Service-Learning at Cal Poly. https://youtu.be/wgZRWmB6V1c
- Reimagining Service learning in the digital age. 9/23/20 Inside Higher Ed
- Topic: e-Service-Learning Best Practices and Shared Experiences
Date: Jul 30, 2020 This is a good training (especially after first 30 min).
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- Tips for Better Online Teaching and 6 Quick Ways to be Inclusive (Chronicle of Higher Education 7/23/2020)
- CSU Creating Virtual and Remote Service-Learning Experiences (three part webinar series).
- Teaching Remotely during COVID-19 CSU Teaching and Learning Center Resource
- Social Distancing is No Reason to stop Service Learning – Just do it Online 5/14/2020
- Mercer College has recorded episodes that include concrete steps for how faculty and staff have modified classroom service partnerships and outreach in the face of COVID-19 distancing. Check it out at SoundCloud or read episode transcripts on their website.
- 15 Fall Scenarios for Online Higher Education
- Coronavirus as a Teachable Classroom Moment Engaging Students Across the Curriculum. Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) pulled together examples from diverse disciplines of issues to address in the classroom and some quick suggestions for ways to approach them.
- FBI Warns of teleconferencing and online classroom hijacking during COVID-19. 3/30/2020
- Zoom blog: How to keep the Party-crashers from crashing your zoom event. (see above in Diversity section for other zoom tips)
- The Chronicle of Higher Education posted the helpful article Going on online in a hurry: what to do and where to start: – it outlines 6 steps to help instructors kick-start their thinking as they are moving online. These seem like they could be modified to be more responsive to SLCE.
- The AmeriCorps site has a useful guide that they use with their grantees, project partners, members and volunteers. Their teleservice policy may be helpful for some types of student/partner situations. CACC has an example of a form that you can use – contact Elaine if you would like her to send it to you.
- Download this free Chronicle collection for must-read advice guides and opinion pieces on online learning. You’ll get the insight and analysis needed to make the adjustment to teaching a full roster of courses online, if that time comes.
- Teaching in Times of Crisis: a blog put together at Vanderbilt in the wake of 9/11 also has useful information about engaging students in processing their own/those closest to them experiences and engagement with crises [in this case the Pandemic].
- Accessible Teaching in the Time of COVID – 19: another blog; doesn’t address community-based experiences specifically rather it is focused on disability and access issues. One of the helpful recommendations among many in this posting was to consider conducting a syllabus hack-a-thon or design charrette. Instructors can distribute mid-semester course evaluations and ask students to collaborate in small groups (accessed digitally) to participate in hacking and tinkering with the educational process. Use the opportunity for course redesign to teach them valuable lessons related to project/course topic. This could easily be adapted for use re: service and experiential learning or civic learning.
- Center for Civic Reflection: use one of the discussion plans, facilitator summaries and additional resources available to engage students in reflective dialogue on a range of topic with the current crisis as the source of experience.
- Jon Westover (Utah Valley University) offered a link to his recent Advance HE webinar on doing service-learning in an online class.
- Community-Engaged Teaching during Suspension of Face-to-Face Classes – Michael Valliant, Director, IU Service-Learning Program, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL), IU Bloomington
- Continuing community engaged teaching during COVID-19 – IUPUI Center for Service & Learning
- Community-Based Learning and COVID-10 – Jennifer Alkezweeny, Teaching, Learning, and Engagement Associate, Portland State University
- Teaching an Online Social Action Course webinar 3/13/20 – Bonner Foundation
SPECIFIC EXAMPLES & CASE STUDIES
- Sacramento State offers drive in wifi amid coronavirus-induced online classes.
- Example of Student organized response (Student Relief Fund): https://www.studentrelieffund.org/?fbclid=IwAR0isK02NJbBWe14rkfo25AuNHygyoEHSDpzWGPG9kbrGVOZ-vZ5ASsbOwI
- Activity with Seniors – TimeSlips is collaborating with aging services organizations to invite people to write letters and cards to older adults in care homes. You will find a link to a webinar they just had as well as resources that describe the project. Recorded Webinar here.
- Example of Mapping Food Distribution!A group of Stanford University graduate and undergraduate students majoring in journalism, chemical engineering, education and epidemiology built a map so families can find their nearest school food distribution site throughout the Bay Area. http://mercurynews.ca.newsmemory.com/?publink=34892eb8a
- “Ready Campus” is designed to provide all colleges and universities a flexible, adaptable planning guide to prepare their own campuses for emergencies. This 2005 resource once resided on the federal website (ready.gov) and while somewhat outdated, it may offer some valuable best practices for our campus members.
- Colleges use 3d-printers to create masks during covid-19 outbreak
HEALTH, EMOTIONAL SUPPORT & OTHER RESOURCES
- Zoom Exhaustion is real – here are 6 ways to find balance and stay connected – Mindful 4/6/20
- How to perfect your home-work set up (ergonomics)
- Loans available to Nonprofits in the CARES Act
- VIDEO – In it for the Long Haul: Overcoming Burnout and Passion Fatigue as Change Agents
- That discomfort you’re feeling is grief – Harvard Business Review 3/23/20
- Why you should ignore all that corona-inspired productivity pressure – Chronicle of Higher Education 3/27/20
- Crisis Text Line
Text SHARE to 741741 to reach a crisis counselor, 24/7, for free, confidential support.
Crisis Text Line counselors are available to connect about anxiety related to the novel coronavirus, isolation, students’ concerns about school, financial stress, and other concerns.
- Meditations for Focus, Stress, Sleep—and Even Handwashing
The Headspace app is offering a free set of meditation, sleep, and movement exercises, “Weathering the Storm,” specific to this time; a free suite of tools and guided meditations for business and employees, and free Headspace Plus accounts for providers who work in public health settings.
- Dance Classes At Home
ODC – Join ODC’s teachers and community online while the physical studio doors are closed.
- Exercising during a Pandemic
The Atlantic – Expert advice on getting exercise at home or while maintaining social distancing. Contains links to some exercise resources.
- Listen to Coronavirus BONUS: Beat Your Isolation Loneliness from The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos on Apple Podcasts. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-happiness-lab-with-dr-laurie-santos/id1474245040?i=1000468548405
- COVID-19 Resources from the NATIONAL COALITION FOR DIALOGUE & DELIBERATION (NCDD) Community https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lPIlL4Cktzse5xKeIbMz0C6s747neqO6vUD0K_JAAjY/edit
- 2020 Census: What college students need to know to be counted in the right place. The U.S. Census Bureau’s Public Information Office has released a video that provides
- guidance for both on-and-off campus college students to be counted in the right place.
- Epidemic Preparedness for Community Organizations – This program walks organizations through a process to learn about potential epidemics, serve their members and serve their communities before, during and after an epidemic.
UPCOMING WEBINARS & DIALOGUES:
Campus Compact’s webinar series is back for Summer 2020 with a special series focused on the needs of campuses as they think about how to prepare for the Fall semester in light of COVID-19. Webinars touch on topics like online service-learning, partnerships, and risk management. Each session will include a 30-minute breakout group to discuss these topics with colleagues from across the country, share insights, and ask questions. Join us.