Crisis Management

How should colleges respond to the recent surge in swatting incidents?

Since the beginning of April, at least 27 higher education institutions have received calls about an active shooter, a hostage situation or a bomb threat, only to discover they were fake or unfounded once police arrived on the scene. Some officials believe we need to change our conception of swatting incidents entirely.

When tragedy strikes: How you can promote healing for students, faculty and staff

Faculty and staff across the country can be severely impacted by a national tragedy. Seli Fakorzi from TimelyMD provides schools with useful tips on how to facilitate healing.

”We cannot out-hire this need”: College counselors are at their limit

As student mental health concerns intensify, high demand is beginning to affect the staff trained to help them, a new report shows.

How a looming economic slump could upend higher ed’s playbook

Recessions typically lead to an uptick in enrollment, but the aftereffects of the pandemic are injecting yet more uncertainty into how hard the expected economic slowdown will hit colleges and universities.

The Basic Needs Hub: DePaul’s special mission to serve students

In February of 2020, DePaul University opened a pantry out of a storage closet on the third floor of its Lincoln Park campus. Primarily...

Florida Gulf Coast University ‘fortunate’ to be spared from hurricane, but many employees are struggling

Nine miles. That is all that separates Florida Gulf Coast University from the Gulf of Mexico and all that cushioned it from the Category...

Is this simple solution key to fixing the student debt crisis?

A key pivot during the pandemic could provide an efficient way for higher education to be more affordable.

2 big problems that could be caused by a financial aid staffing crisis

Staffing shortages are reaching crisis levels in financial aid offices, leaving administrators concerned about serving students adequately and remaining in compliance.

How the mental health crisis is crushing college counseling centers

Burnout is prevalent among directors and clinicians, who are feeling the effects of high workloads, COVID and a lack of support.

How delays disbursing emergency aid to students are resulting in mental anguish

The Hope Center’s founding director says colleges and universities must improve scale and delivery of funds.

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