The 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic is having wide-ranging impacts on the higher education community, which ICUT is closely monitoring. To assist our members in responding to this ever-changing situation, we have assembled the following links and resources. ICUT's Director of Communications, Sam Rauschenfels, will serve as the association's point of contact as the coronavirus situation continues to evolve. He can be reached via email at sam.rauschenfels [at] icut.org or by phone at (512) 615-9320.
The following links provide up-to-date information about the coronavirus at the state and federal levels.
Higher Education Resources
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has published the following website for updates and resources available to the Texas higher ed community. Ray Martinez, Deputy Commissioner of Higher Education, is in charge of THECB's coronavirus response. He can be reached via email at ray.martinez [at] thecb.state.tx.us or by phone at (512) 427-6520.
The U.S. Department of Education has established a webpage of resources for institutions as the craft their responese to the coronavirus. Additionally, our colleagues at the National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (NAICU) have assembled a webpage of valuable resources for the independent higher education community. We encourage you to monitor both pages for updates.
Online Instruction Resources
The following guides are available to assist campuses as they make the rapid transition to online-based learning. ICUT is actively investigating ways in which our association can assist members with these ongoing efforts. Any and all suggestions from our community are welcomed.