Skip survey header

SEAN/SCIED College Testing Strategies

National Academies College Testing Strategies Questionnaire

Through the Societal Experts Action Network and Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will produce a rapid expert consultation that will highlight the various COVID-19 testing strategies that colleges and universities are employing, as well as the range of testing capabilities they possess.  It will summarize what is known at this time to be effective from both available research and university experience, and underscore any lessons that higher education could use as it makes plans for the spring 2021 semester and beyond.

The reports is expected to be released in November 2020 alongside parallel rapid expert consultation that explores strategies for encouraging college and university students to adopt protective behaviors during COVID-19, such as mask wearing, physical distancing, and hand washing. 

This questionnaire is available to colleges and universities who would like to share the example of their COVID-19 testing strategy experiences and the issues and considerations they have encountered. Examples are also being shared through a series of public information gathering sessions on October 28 and 29 (register here). This is not a research activity nor a comprehensive inventory.

This is a multipart questionnaire that seeks input in a number of areas related to the example of your testing strategy experiences. Please respond to these questions to the extent that you have time and the information is readily available to you. Anything you can share will be valuable, even if it is not complete or comprehensive.