March 23, 2020 | By Mimi Collins
TAGS: best practices, internships, operations, trends and predictions, nace insights, coronavirus
Spotlight for Career Services Professionals
NACE is polling its members regarding their response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The poll closes March 31. Preliminary results will be provided each Friday. The following analysis was made after a review of the March 20 and March 13 results.
The data suggest that schools are moving rapidly to change their operations in light of the coronavirus crisis. While not all schools have altered their operations, the numbers that have done so expand daily. With nearly 70 percent ending in-person classes for likely the remainder of the semester, on-campus activity has virtually ceased around the country. The result will undoubtedly place a significant strain on the finances of both students and the institutions they attend.
Colleges (n = 780)
For the latest information about the impact of coronavirus on our field—including results of the quick polls NACE is conducting among its membership and the ways members are responding to the pandemic—see NACE’s Coronavirus Updates page.
Percent of staff time spent student-facing
Median number of students per professional staff member
Median number of FTE professional staff
Median number of FTE overall staff
Percent of career centers reporting cuts to personnel budget
Percent of career centers reporting cuts to non-personnel budget
Percent of career centers using third-party provider to collect student outcomes
2020-21 Career Services Benchmark Survey Report