Planning & Support


For the last several months, TABS has been in Phase I of our Covid-19 response: endeavoring to support schools in the here and now by generating on-the-fly resources, most of which are now archived on this site. Along with volunteer Working Groups, we’ve now entered Phase II to more precisely index the issues, consult with experts, identify relevant analogues, and propose “quick sprint” projects. Our two areas of focus are:

1 • Healthy Opening & Operation
2 • Enrollment & Business Resilience 

Please stay in touch with us here, where we’ll be providing weekly updates and resources.
As schools enter a “post-lockdown, pre-vaccine” world, the most immediate and pressing questions for 2020-21 concern whether, when, and how schools can reopen and operate their campuses safely. TABS is focused on developing tools, resources, and guidelines schools can use to navigate the unique health considerations for residential life and 24/7 academic communities.

School leaders are facing historic levels of uncertainty across a multitude of dimensions, including profound financial unpredictability. Almost all schools are beginning to develop various financial scenarios for 2020-21, 2021-22, and beyond. During this period of “creative destruction,” TABS will help accelerate, enrich, and support scenario-planning and adaptive strategic thinking.