Letter From Center Executive Director
Center staff and I continue to think about you during this evolving COVID-19 pandemic. We know that there is so much for you to ponder as you care for yourself, your loved ones, your colleagues, your community members, and most of all—your students.
We believe listening to the student voice has become even more critical in these unprecedented times. Understanding how recent experiences inside and outside of the classroom have impacted student learning will be invaluable in helping students reach their goals.
The Center is steadfast in its commitment to deliver those insights that matter for your institution, and we want to help you glean new knowledge through the SENSE 2020 and CCSSE 2021 COVID-19 Special-Focus Modules. If you are interested in learning more about how the pandemic has impacted your entering and mostly continuing students (respectively), then I invite you to register for these survey administrations.
Our goal is to share data with you and help guide your conversations about how the college can be more responsive and supportive to students.
On behalf of the Center staff, we hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy.
Linda L. García
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges had to immediately transition their instruction and support services to the online environment while still being mindful of the student experience.
We are offering an online survey that colleges can use during this time to understand the current student experience. Strategies to engage students in the online learning environment and examples of online academic advising supports are also available.
Free Survey for Checking in With Your Students Right Now About How COVID-19 Is Impacting Them
These survey items can be used to check in with students about how COVID-19 is impacting their experience at the college right now. This is a free, stand-alone survey—which is different than the SENSE 2020 and CCSSE 2021 COVID-19 special-focus modules. The deadline to administer the survey is May 15, 2020.
If you are interested in administering this survey, email Mike Bohlig, the Center’s Assistant Director of Research at email@example.com.
Descriptions of Online Teaching Strategies
Students and Advisors Discuss Online Advising Resources
An advisor describes how the advisor and student can use the online individual student success plan.
Two students discuss how they check their academic progress online.
A student describes how she reviews her academic plan online and how often she reviews it.
Students discuss the online resources that they use to track their progress.
An advisor describes the different online platforms he uses to work with students.
Student describes being able to confidently use online resources such as registration because of help his advisor offered.
See other video clips of students, faculty, and staff on our YouTube channel.
Additional Resources From Our Colleagues
AACC (COVID-19 Updates & Resources)
The Chronicle Of Higher Education special article collection (Coping With Coronavirus: How faculty members can support students in traumatic times)
Community College Research Center (Emerging Challenges the Coronavirus Poses for Community Colleges) (Resources for Advisors During the COVID-19 Pandemic)
Educause (COVID-19 Resource Page)
The Hope Center (Hope Center Response to #COVID19 For #RealCollege Students)
NASPA (COVID-19 Resources)
NISOD (Teaching Online Toolkit)