Our reads of the week - September 4

Covid-19 dominates the news as US campuses re-open. 

A month to go, and still lots of questions to answer
Jim Dickinson from Wonke discusses the lack of modelling on spread of Covid ahead of UK campuses opening.  Opening universities brings students into local towns. If they aren't going onto campus, they will be going elsewhere. Read the Wonke article here

Opening up campuses is harder than closing them
Neil Quigley, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waikato in New Zealand, discusses their campaign ahead of the campus re-opening. Communication campaigns, removal of large lectures, staff engagement, and financial hardship support to ensure online access for all students. There are some good tips in here on planning for re-opening, read the full article here.

COVID-19 Roundup: Colleges Struggle to Control
This is a snapshot of outbreaks in US universities and the responses from institutions. It is important to keep in mind there are different requirements for quarantine across the states, some require 14 day isolation periods and some do not.
Read the snapshot on Inside HigherEd here.

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