I’m having trouble thinking of much else beyond COVID-19.  The potential impact of the virus on higher ed is dominating most of my headspace.  You?

My COVID-19 related questions include:

Online Education:  How much will demand increase?

Residential Classes:  How many will move online?

Quarantined Students:  Will they be able to shift to online studying?

Instructional Designers:  How will we find enough to meet the demand to create online courses?

Open Campuses:  Will campuses continue to be open places?

International Students:  How will many schools survive financially if their numbers drop dramatically?

Study Abroad:  Which programs will be canceled?

Studying Abroad Students:  Will they be able to come back?

International Students Studying in the US:  Will they be able to go home?

Conferences:  Which ones will be canceled next?

Conference Budgets:  Will professors and grad students and staff be reimbursed for canceled travel?

Virtual Conferences:  Will they become the norm in 2020, and will they be any good?

Telecommuting:  Will more higher ed people start working from home?

Zoom:  How high will the company’s stock go?

Campus Tours:  Will fewer prospective students visit?

Satellite Campuses:  Will they become more or less attractive to schools?

Sporting Events:  Will attendance be affected?

Sports Teams:  Will they be able to travel?

Student Health Services: Will they be overwhelmed?

Residence Halls:  Can students with roommates be quarantined?

Dining:  If students are quarantined, how will they get food?

Campus Staff:  How will job descriptions need to change?

Student Mental Health:  What will be the impact?

Bias and Discrimination:  Will campuses experience more incidents?

Progress Towards Graduation:  Will graduation rates be affected?

Graduation Ceremonies:  Will they be affected?

Spring Break:  Will students go anywhere, and what happens when they return?

Travel Restrictions:  Will schools implement travel bans for faculty and staff?

Hand Sanitizers:  Will schools install them all over the place?

Meetings:  Will people prefer online gatherings?

Black Swans:  Are colleges and universities preparing for low-probability / high-impact COVID-19 related events?

What questions about COVID-19 do you have?

Anyone want to take a shot at providing some answers?

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