Challenges and Opportunities for California Community Colleges in Responding to COVID 19

Panel | July 17 | 1 - 2 p.m. PDT |Video

The panel will provide multiple perspectives on the potential financial and operational impact of COVID 19 on California’s community colleges. Panel members will include the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, the Chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, as well as UC Berkeley higher education researcher with experience as a CFO at multiple college campuses.

Specific topics addressed by the panelists will include the financial and operational impact of current responses to the COVID 19 crisis including on-line instruction and the curtailment of on campus activities. Panelists will also provide their perspectives on how individual campuses are preparing for future operations including both the challenges and opportunities associated with responding to COVID 19 and the accompanying economic recession.

The panel will also review the differences between the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009 with the current and future financial impact of COVID 19. This will include a review of current and future actions by the federal government such as Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and its impact on California’s Community Colleges.