Upcoming Engage Webinars Cover COVID-19 Impact on Job Market, Academic Research, and Public Policy
May 11, 2020

Over the next two weeks, ACE will continue to host a variety of webinars on the online learning platform ACE Engage® that will address the emerging issues brought to light by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To access the webinar links below, log in or create a complimentary ACE Engage account today.

On Thursday, May 14, 2 p.m. ET, attend “Helping Students Prepare for and Navigate the Transformed Job Market after COVID-19.” Panelists Kevin Kruger, president of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education; Matt Sigelman, CEO of Burning Glass Technologies; Gordon Fuller, chief learning officer at IBM; and Stephanie McGencey, executive director of the American Youth Policy Forum will discuss such questions as: What does career readiness look like now, and have new competencies, such as the ability to work remotely, become central? Do these changes require new approaches to instruction, assessment, and student support? Peter Taylor, president of ECMC Foundation will moderate the panel and the event is sponsored by the foundation.

Next week’s digital offerings begin with “The Effects of COVID-19 on Academic Research” on Monday, May 18, 1p.m. ET. Three ACE Fellows will discuss the challenges institutions with active research programs are facing as campuses remain closed in the wake of COVID-19. Nick Wiggington (Fellow Class ’20-21) of the University of Michigan, Fay Cobb Payton (’10-11) of the National Science Foundation and North Carolina State University, and Jacqueline El-Sayed (’08-09) of the American Society for Engineering Education, will present campus, federal agency, and association viewpoints on such questions as: Which research teams may access their labs for “essential” or “critical” purposes? How are federal and private sponsorships affected by the shutdowns? How can researchers connect remotely with their faculty, staff, and trainee collaborators?

Then, on Tuesday, May 19, 3 p.m. ET, tune in for the “Public Policy Pop-up: May Edition.” In this edition of the monthly policy updates by ACE’s government relations team, ACE’s Senior Vice President of Government and Public Affairs Terry Hartle and Director of Government Relations Jon Fansmith will talk about the latest developments in higher education’s response to COVID-19 and look ahead to the fall. This edition is sponsored by Finn Partners.

The best way to stay informed of future webinars, toolkits, discussions, and other resources is to join the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Guidelines group on Engage. Keep an eye on the right sidebar for links to upcoming events and recordings of past webinars.