High Ed Hangout Podcast HEH 59: High Ed Global Pandemic Edition

HEH 59: High Ed Global Pandemic Edition

The global pandemic has just begun, and we’re all adjusting in different ways. We talk about how we’re handling things personally, and how our universities are handling things (via policy and technology).

  • Waiting on Spillers…
  • Talking about MacOS updates (that’s why Spillers is late)
  • Arkansas has a curfew 
  • Michigan is in 100% lockdown (nothing by groceries)
  • Are all of our universities closed?
    • UALR still has people working
    • Residence Halls are all closed (minus select students who have nowhere to go)
  • How do we deal with our parents?
  • What technology are we using now that everyone is remote?
    • Slack, Zoom, Skype for Business, Blackboard Collaborate 
    • Online Class: Blackboard (GVSU), Canvas (Iowa)
  • Working from home – UALR was a hard sell
  • We don’t want to overwhelm students with coronavirus “we’re there for you” communications (like every other business ever)
  • UALR state budget issues
  • Everybody Tiger King on Netflix! (watching via Zoom)