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The rapid spread of COVID-19 has led a large number of colleges and universities to make substantial changes to how they provide instruction, with many closing campuses and shifting to online courses. This web page gathers together Ithaka S+R’s research and analysis and also describes our related services and initiatives.

New resource: Higher Ed’s Response to COVID-19 and Plans for Reopening 

Services and initiatives | Research and analysis | In the media

Services and initiatives

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Assessment of remote learning experiences

We are working with colleges and universities to document and assess faculty and student experiences and student learning outcomes in remote learning contexts prompted by COVID-19. The information collected and analyses will be tailored to the institutional context and designed to inform key decisions around teaching and learning, professional development, and student support.

COVID-19 surveys

Over the past few months, we have partnered with over 20 colleges and universities to provide actionable insights on student and faculty needs in the wake of the pandemic. To continue helping institutions enhance research, teaching, and learning in the upcoming semester, we are again offering versions of our COVID-19 surveys for the fall semester. The student survey covers curricular needs, safety and well-being, intentions for returning in the spring, and perceptions of institutional communications and support. The faculty survey explores complementary topics related to teaching tools and approaches, research practices and preferences, and perceptions of institutional communications and support. Our approach has been developed with a number of instructional modalities in mind and will be relevant whether your institution is fully online or using a hybrid model.

Filling gaps in analytical capacity

On a contract basis, we are partnering with colleges and universities to provide support related to COVID-19 in data collection and analysis and internal research and assessment.

Spring 2020 outcomes

We are working with colleges and universities to assess the academic outcomes of undergraduate students in Spring 2020 compared to previous terms. Participating colleges will receive a report with their results (overall and by student characteristics) as well as benchmarks from peer institutions. At this time, there is no cost for an institution to participate, but spots are limited.

Strategic advising for leaders

Through virtual convenings, one-on-one engagement, and formal consulting projects, we are providing strategic guidance for leaders across the communities we serve, helping them plan for the uncertainties of the next academic year and—as important—the long-term future of their institutions.

Research and analysis

Access and equity | Cultural organizations | Higher education in prisons | Leadership | Libraries | Online teaching and learning | Post-pandemic planning | Research practicesStudents

Access and equity

Cultural organizations

Higher education in prisons

Leadership

Libraries

Online teaching and learning

Post-pandemic planning

Research practices

Students

In the media