Read A Liberal Arts College Responds to COVID-19
written by CCE Director and Executive Vice President Jonathan Becker.
Page at a Glance
Opportunities To Engage
It’s more important than ever to find creative ways to continue engaging with each other and our local communities. We are seeking students whose talents lend themselves to online programming for kids and teens. Students can run a weekly live event focused on a particular topic or record activities (think STEAM, writing workshops, games).
Our community partners continue to address the needs of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. From organizing volunteers for meal delivery to senior citizen outreach, virtual tutoring to online music, Bard and CCE are proud to be part of the community response. If you or someone you know in the Red Hook community is in need, please visit the Town of Red Hook Resource List and consider volunteering for the new Red Hook Responds initiative.
Bardians Taking Action
STEM fellows at the CCE have moved their community outreach online with Kitchen Science. Their creative how-to videos are helping families experiment with STEM at home.
Student Response Team
Developed to address concerns about COVID 19 on campus, the Student Response Team at Bard has been facilitating meal and package delivery and pharmacy pick-up for anyone on campus who is in need.
Wellness at Bard
The Bard Wellness Club is providing food resources to those still on campus via the Food Support Closet.
Virtual Tutoring for Local Students
Need assistance during the transition to remote learning? Bard College's Center for Civic Engagement offers free virtual volunteer tutoring for local students. These are not certified educators but are trained volunteers that are available and ready to assist students and families during the pandemic and the transition to online learning. Need additional information? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Engaged Liberal Arts and Sciences
Local Partners During COVID-19
Climate Solutions and Justice
A Virtual Teach-In
The Virtual Teach-in on Climate Solutions and Justice: On April 7, university and high school students across the nation, along with faith and community groups, tuned into 55 simultaneous, university-hosted state-wide webinars on an issue critical to their future: how ambitious state and local action can put us on the way to solving climate change by 2030. Coordinated by the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, faculty across the country, and across disciplines, assigned these webinars as homework, using them as a springboard for discussing climate solutions and energy justice. Watch the Instagram video
Brothers At Bard
Tutoring Across the Bard Network
Adapting the Network
Faculty at the Open Society University Network (OSUN) are building a library of resources to help their colleagues and students transition to remote learning. From technology tips to pedagogical strategies, instructional videos to sample assignments, this collection of trainings and webinars continues to grow. The goal is not just to develop a robust educational system during social distancing, but to foster and develop meaningful relationships between faculty and students even in these extraordinary times.
Virtual Get Engaged Conference 2020
CCE and the Open Society University Network
More than 50 students and staff across the international network showed us all what resilience means by holding a virtual conference after the 7th Annual Get Engaged Conference was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The conference included students from Ashesi University, American University of Bulgaria, American University of Central Asia, Al-Quds Bard, Bard Annandale, Bard Berlin, Central European University, European Humanities University, Fulbright University of Vietnam, and Smolny College.
3D Printing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): A Global Call to Action
Designers, architects and makers around the world are collaborating to produce much needed PPE equipment. Anyone with basic knowledge of design modeling, a 3D printer, and the appropriate materials can produce face shields to protect front line medical staff during these unprecedented times. With the support of OSUN, Bard is testing the prototype and sharing findings across the OSUN network to engage institutions in supporting their own communities by producing and donating much needed PPE shields for local medical facilities at the front lines of the epidemic.
Engaging Across Global Networks
The Open Society University Network, in partnership with the Talloires Network, announces the launch of COV-AID: Communities of Virtual Alliance & Inter-Dependence, to support universities engaged in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. COV-AID seeks to collect and share stories of institutions and individuals who are taking action to mitigate the crisis, document practical steps and strategies that may be of use elsewhere, provide uplifting content, and strengthen public support for engaged universities.