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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The pandemic and college and university finances

As we all work through the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic for how we fulfill our mission at the University, some things have come into clearer view. Collectively, we are developing a better sense of the capabilities, upsides, and downsides of tools such as Zoom, and what works best in that environment. We see where our students and our colleagues are thriving and adapting, and where there are challenges. Daily, we learn where our colleagues need more time and flexibility to get to their work amidst other demands on their time at home or in the community. Policies and practices and requirements are being reviewed in departments and in college offices to see where they can be streamlined, converted to digital, or scrapped if not needed. 

Not yet as clear are the implications of the pandemic on the University’s and college’s financial health.