Educational Development Digest: April 2020

Subscribe to the ASA Newsletter | Join the Faculty Development Listserv Pedagogy and Practice Initiatives Update NED Event Highlight Share Your Voice Academic Technology Tips Upcoming Events Using a face to face small group strategy (Jigsaw) in an online environment  Prior to COVID-19, the students in your classes may have spent time moving in and out... Continue Reading →

State and Federal Legislative Update: March 31, 2020

State Legislative Update House Rules committee scheduled to meet remotely Wednesday The Minnesota House of Representatives Rules and Legislative Administration Committee will hold a remote hearing on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 2:30 pm. This committee meeting will be audio only, but the House is working to implement video committee meetings in the future. The... Continue Reading →

Federal Legislative Update: March 27, 2020

Federal Legislative Update House passes stimulus package The United States House of Representatives passed the Senate-approved $2 trillion Phase III CARES Act: (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) this afternoon. The bill now awaits President Trump’s signature, who is expected to sign it. Congressional leaders are already considering a fourth Coronavirus relief measure that may... Continue Reading →

State and Federal Legislative Update: March 25, 2020

State Legislative Update Last night, legislative leadership announced that the Minnesota House and Senate will reconvene on Thursday to pass legislation to address the COVID-19 pandemic. House Speaker Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park, and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, said in a joint statement: “Legislative leaders have agreed to convene on Thursday. We are continuing... Continue Reading →

State and Federal Legislative Update: March 24, 2020

Federal Legislative Update Update on COVID-19 package proposals in the U.S. House and Senate Congressional leaders in the Senate and House are negotiating a large stimulus package referred to as Phase Three legislative response to the COVID-19 emergency. The first phase was approved March 6 and appropriated $8.3 billion emergency spending for authorities fighting the... Continue Reading →

State and Federal Legislative Update: March 20, 2020

State Legislative Update Minnesota House and Senate legislative activity Minnesota Senate Republican leadership announced yesterday that they intend for the Senate to come back into session and pass legislation to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, Senate Republicans are questioning the constitutionality of at least one of the executive orders the governor has issued. Senate... Continue Reading →

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