September 23, 2020

The Weekly Roundup: What are University Plans for the Spring?

How to make new friends in a pandemic, long term, employer based tuition assistance programs, and college plans for the Spring.

Welcome to the Meratas Memo’s Weekly Roundup! This is your weekly fix of higher education and alternative financing news. Here are this week’s stories:

 

College Plans for the Spring

It’s no secret that the pandemic has hit higher education in far different ways than it has other industries. Colleges and universities have had to scramble, plan, and innovate in ways they never have before in order to accommodate students this Fall. Now, as classes begin to settle, these institutions are looking towards their plans for the Spring. 

In this post by Lilah Burke on Inside Higher Ed, she takes a look at some college and universities plans for the Spring, how they’ll continue their Fall reopening plan, and how they’ll need to change come January. 

Read the full story on Inside Higher Ed here. 

 

Noodle and Strategic Education Partner to Develop Employer Subsidized Degree Platform

Strategic Education, who developed the WorkEdge platform, has partnered with Noodle, who are an online program management company to offer the WorkEdge platform as a complete employee education management platform. 

The platform aims to link employees with employer subsided education benefits and looks to create a seamless solution to administering tuition assistance benefits. 

Read the full story on Inside Higher Ed here.

 

Making Friends and Networking During a Pandemic

A pandemic can certainly make one feel isolated and cut off from the rest of the world, but two programs are showing that it doesn’t have to be that way. 

In this post on Edsurge, Julia Fisher discovers how Climb Hire, which helps adults up-skill and nXu, which helps high schools students explore their purposes, help their students maintain and grow their social lives through online hangouts and online network building events. Many of their students report having more healthy relationships and a bigger working network than they did before the pandemic ever started. 

Read the full story on Edsurge here. 

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