In this special pre-holiday season solo episode, John breaks down Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance on Thanksgiving travel and gatherings in light of a surge in college and university student travel this week. John points out some behavioral realities as compared to CDC recommendations, and discusses what non-compliance while on holiday means for higher ed going forward.
He also talks about the importance of assessing how higher ed handled the first wave of COVID during the spring, and the need for incorporating hard learned lessons into forward surge planning. John walks listeners through the framework for really understanding the effectiveness of an institution’s response to the pandemic, and discusses his partnering with The Hawthorn Group on a formal study of the quality of institution pandemic responses.
Finally, John spends a few minutes on gratitude. A big “thank you” to all who spend time listening with us, we appreciate you!