How do these relief packages really help K-12 and institutions of higher education? Let’s break it down and see what it means for your institution.
Date signed into law: March 27, 2020
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) allotted $2.2 trillion to help businesses and Americans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date signed into law: December 27, 2020
The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) provided additional funds for the ESSER and HEER funds.
Date signed into law: March 11, 2021
With the vaccination rollout underway, administrators are preparing for the future and ways to connect with students post-pandemic. Student success is not only tied to academic achievement, but more importantly, their mental health. According to a study by Matthew Browning, an environmental psychologist at Clemson University, out of the 2,500 students surveyed across 7 different campuses, about 45 percent were highly impacted and about 40 percent were moderately impacted by distresses.
As administrators look for ways to connect with students, they are finding a need to support both instructors and the critical counselors, advisors and other staff members who help students access other important services crucial to their success. Institutions are looking for a system that helps manage all student services and makes it easy for students to access what they need.
The answer is a complete academic communication system like ConexED. With a comprehensive platform that allows instructors, faculty and staff to take notes on every student interaction, you can provide students with a unique and individual experience. Each student’s profile is private and accessible to any instructor, counselor or advisor to better prepare them to help on an individual basis. Key academic milestones can be created by cohort to track student progress and early alerts help instructors, faculty or staff to follow up immediately with the student. And, all chat and video communication is FERPA and HIPAA compliant.
Even though the acronyms might be confusing, helping students succeed is crystal clear.
M.H.E.M Browning et al. Psychological impacts from COVID-19 among university students: Risk factors across seven states in the United States. PLOS ONE. Published online January 7, 2021. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0245327.