If you work in the higher education industry, you probably don't need a report to tell you that 2020 was a challenge for colleges and universities. However, the most recent report put together by the National Student Clearinghouse (link here) gives insight into how COVID has affected enrollment in each type of school and demographic -- and it's not all doom and gloom.
We are pleased to announce that following a short 5 month implementation, Rose State College deployed Mutara's Admissions Candidate Application SaaS product on February 3, 2020.
This week Mutara had the opportunity to exhibit and present at the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Virtual conference. This was a first time I participated with this community and found it extremely informative. As expected, the overall theme was COVID-19 and how institutions are coping and planning.
Today, Business Insider had an opinion piece about Google's Career Certificates program, which allows non-degree learning to help people (especially people in IT) gain critical skills that can help them advance their careers. In our blog, we've previously discussed how the higher education market is has recognized the opportunity growth of lifetime learning and the nontraditional student.
Virtual Alliance 2020 is in the books. Over the course of the week, we learned how to attend sessions from our homes, got to see where friends and colleagues worked, and was photobombed by toddlers and pets. As expected, the overall theme was COVID-19 and how institutions are coping and planning.
This afternoon, CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White announced that with limited exceptions, virtual-only learning will continue through the fall term. This means that close to 500,000 students won't be returning to campus until 2021 at the earliest. However, that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Last week, one of our customers shared an article with us that (1) describes their biggest pain point, (2) how that pain is translated into different areas of friction, and (3) how they see Mutara's products helping them.
As the discussion about re-opening businesses gets underway, one of the most challenging areas to consider is re-opening our campuses. How do you balance public health with the realities of campus life? Where do you start as you develop these plans?
Higher Ed institutions are implementing study at home programs to cope with the coronavirus. This is a culture change for both parents and students. How do you set expectations appropriately?
"May you live in interesting times"
This (purported) Chinese curse seems appropriate to the impact of coronavirus.