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April 30, 2020
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Help remote workers adjust to the change in circumstance by being clear about expectations, allowing flexible hours where possible and keeping meetings on time, writes Cynthia J. Young, CEO at CJ Young Consulting. "In order to keep our team together, we need to remember even our best remote workers feel guilt," Young writes.
Full Story: Thrive Global (4/29) 
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Leaders who are overseeing a remote workforce should emphasize collaboration by building relationships, encouraging shared goals, setting a good example and supporting the employees, writes organizational psychologist Craig Wallace of the College of Business at Clemson University. "Egos have no place in collaborative leadership; if you are concerned with your ego, you are going to fail," he writes.
Full Story: HR People + Strategy Blog (4/28) 
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6 Strategies for Driving Your Student-Recruitment Efforts with Email
As colleges and universities face unprecedented challenges during the coronavirus pandemic, we wanted to share some new content created by SmartBrief to help keep student-recruitment efforts top of mind. Our interactive whitepaper offers six strategies and tips using email for college outbound marketing in 2020 and beyond. Read now.

Leadership & Diversity in Action
More than 70 scholars signed on to a statement calling on colleges and universities to give contract extensions to non-tenure-track faculty and graduate workers because of the coronavirus pandemic. The scholars say they will boycott conferences and speaking engagements at institutions that do not offer such extensions.
Full Story: The Chronicle of Higher Education (free content) (4/28) 
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Reopening offices and other workplaces will require ongoing communication, safety compliance and opportunities for employees to reconnect with each other, writes Inspire PR Group founder Hinda Mitchell. "Just like this change didn't happen overnight, the recovery and return to some sense of normalcy also will take time and effort," Mitchell writes.
Full Story: SmartBrief/Leadership (4/29) 
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Trends & Technology
What will college campuses look like this fall?
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Universities across the country are working on plans to reopen in the fall, but it is expected that campus life will be significantly altered by social distancing and other considerations related to the pandemic. A range of scenarios is being considered, including various combinations of online and in-person classes, and some expect that fall sports and other events will be canceled.
Full Story: Slate (4/28) 
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Minnesota's public colleges and universities plan to open campuses in the fall, but are still considering how to safely do so, officials told state lawmakers Tuesday. The system is expecting between $35 million and $45 million in lost revenue and emergency expenses because of the coronavirus shutdown and officials say that federal emergency assistance will not be enough to cover the shortfall.
Full Story: The Forum (Fargo, N.D.-Moorhead, Minn.)/WDAY-TV (Fargo, N.D.) (4/28) 
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