In this public health crisis, preparation is not simply helpful, it is critical.
“Adversity” seems to be a fitting theme for 2020. Let’s change the narrative for the remainder of the year and beyond to, “Opportunity.”
By building on what our institutions already offer online, rather than starting from scratch, the new digital campus will improve the entire system, making higher education more accessible and affordable for more Idahoans.
All eight of Idaho’s colleges and universities are planning to start the fall semester on August 24.
Recognizing in March that a federal data model was slow in coming, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) Director Dave Jeppesen contacted the Idaho State Board of Education to enlist help from Idaho’s public higher education institutions.
Our goal as education leaders is to finish out this academic year while doing the best we can for our students.
This is an unsettling and unpredictable time for all. This health crisis is unprecedented in our lifetimes, and it seems to change by the hour.
The Board has come to realize that perhaps we put too much emphasis on student proficiency and not enough on growth.
After a tuition freeze, now what? How do we maintain, but also improve the financial standing of our institutions?
As a Board, our No. 1 priority is holding down tuition costs while still providing quality education and support students need to stay on campus and graduate.