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The Crisis Cure for Higher Education

June 15, 2020

Campus leaders across the United States are scrambling to develop strategies to cope with the brutal economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

ACTA’s Vice President of Academic Affairs, Jonathan Pidluzny, joined a webinar hosted by the National Association of Scholars (NAS) to examine how higher education leaders can manage the crisis so that the institutions they lead not only survive but emerge stronger and leaner. The wide-ranging discussion also explored how public officials should respond, including what kind of conditions Congress should attach to any additional emergency funding for colleges and universities.   

More information on the webinar and NAS’s recent report Critical Care: Policy Recommendations to Restore American Higher Education after the 2020 Coronavirus Shutdown can be found here.


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