The Short- and Long-term Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education
Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, institutions of higher education were under immense pressure to live up to their value propositions, with underlying tensions that have been developing for years posing an existential threat to their financial viability. As colleges and universities move classes and operations online in response to the pandemic, questions arise as to what such changes hold not just for now, but for the long-term success of higher education. Can ed tech provide a way forward? This briefing features North Carolina Area Health Education Centers Liason and UNC School of Nursing Professor Mary Schuler, UNC College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean of Instructional Innovation Professor Kelly Hogan, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Dean Doug Shackelford and Association of College and University Educators CEO Susan Cates.