Guidance on How to Reopen Campuses Safely in the Future

June 23, 2020


Johns Hopkins, CHEA Release Guide for Pandemic (Inside Higher Ed, June 16, 2020) "The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and Tuscany Strategy Consulting have collaborated to create a free resource to guide colleges on how to open campuses safely in the future."

Three Steps Need to Protect College Students in the Wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic (Center for American Progress, June 18, 2020) "Tasked with ensuring educational quality, accrediting agencies play a critical role in monitoring the colleges they oversee. The pandemic provides accrediting agencies with the opportunity and responsibility to proactively monitor institutions as the first line of defense and protect students as they navigate crisis and uncertainty. As accreditors help institutions address this crisis and provide additional flexibility that allows colleges to operate seamlessly online, they should also prepare for the inevitable outcome that many institutions will close in the months and years ahead, and they should make efforts to mitigate the harm his could have on countless students."

University of South Florida Receives Consolidation Approval by Accrediting Agency (CBS Tampa Bay, June 16, 2020) "The University of South Florida’s plan to consolidate its three campuses was approved today by the executive council of the regional accrediting agency that oversees higher education in the southern United States.The decision by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) authorizes a single accreditation for the Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota campuses and allows USF to comply with a Florida law passed in 2018 and amended in 2019 that mandates consolidation effective July 1, 2020."