CUNY faculty union sues system, saying adjunct cuts violate CARES Act

Dive Brief: The union representing City University of New York faculty is suing the system, arguing the layoffs of thousands of adjunct faculty and staff violate the terms of key coronavirus aid legislation.  The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act dictates that colleges accepting relief funding must continue paying their employees and contractors […]

Harvard among unis concerned on no-online-study rule for internationals

Institutions are pledging support for the thousands of students impacted by the announcement: Harvard University posted a statement explaining that it was “deeply concerned” that the guidance imposes a “blunt, one-size-fits-all approach to a complex problem”. “[It...

Student peers help quell fears around online study

Speaking during a recent PIE webinar, panellists shared their experiences regarding emerging approaches to student engagement during Covid-19, with peers being utilised as a meaningful way to help deliver some certainty and reassurance to overseas students. “In March,...

Report identifies 7 strategies for impactful assessments

Dive Brief: A report released Wednesday by assessment experts and education researchers suggests high-quality assessments could be an essential tool to identify learning loss and lead to effective intervention.  Representatives on the panel that contributed to the...