Today, I’m writing to update you on several changes associated with the day-to-day impact we are all experiencing due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
As you may already be aware, we made the decision to postpone this year’s Benchmarking Conference until next year. We made that decision only a few weeks ago but it seems as if it was much longer ago given the startling changes and developments since. Though we will miss seeing many of you in the short-term, know that we are moving forward to deliver the same exciting lineup of keynotes, presenters and workshops next year, May 4-6, 2021.
At the Benchmarking Institute we are pretty used to working virtually, and so our transition was easier than for some. We are continuing to operate business as usual, and know that Steve, Michelle and Scott can be reached as you normally would during business hours, and of course are always reachable through the project websites.
Though our work is easily continued, we recognize that the current situation impacts others in different ways. As we are speaking with members from around the country, it seems that offices and operations are getting organized and are now working through the issues associated with moving entire operations to a virtual setup. But to ease any burden you may be facing, we have decided to extend the early-bird deadline for the National Community College Benchmark Project (NCCBP) to May 1, 2020.
If you face any challenges or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We will continue to be available to support you and your institutions in any way we can. Stay well and healthy.
Steve, Michelle, Karen and Scott