The Higher Ed Workplace Blog

CARES Act Educational Stabilization Fund — Provisions for Higher Ed


In light of this crisis, the American Council on Education asked Congress to provide between $50 and $60 billion to support higher education in the recently passed third economic stimulus package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. While the bill as a whole included roughly $2 trillion in emergency funding, it unfortunately did not come close to providing adequate support for higher education.

House Passes Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act


Lawmakers recently passed a $2 trillion emergency relief bill designed to mitigate economic losses and support workers experiencing COVID-19 induced job disruption. The bill, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, enhances the existing state UI system and creates a parallel system called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

4 Tips for Keeping Your Newly Remote Team Engaged

by Gayle Kiser

As the technical and logistical dust has settled, and the reality of long-term remote work has set in, many teams have wrestled with finding a rhythm. Here are four strategies managers can employ to keep team members engaged and supported in the coming weeks.

Behind the Scenes: How Your HR Peers Are Managing the COVID-19 Crisis

by Sissy Meredith

Across the country, institutions are adapting to COVID-19 by exploring and implementing solutions for business continuity, as well as care of faculty, students and staff. Here’s an overview of ways your HR peers are tackling issues created by the crisis on their campuses.

HR and the Courts


CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard highlights some recent rulings around artificial intelligence tools used in the hiring process, a gender-based pay discrimination case sent to the Supreme Court, and two educators’ rejected First Amendment claims.