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How current applicants feel about coming to university

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Students are changing - and so are the ways that universities should adapt to ensure their success. Sunday Blake gets across some new research The post How current applicants feel about coming to university appeared first on Wonkhe.

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What a tough private equity environment could mean for university endowments

Higher Ed Dive

Amid high interest rates and slowed dealmaking, a major source of investments for elite universities could become a liquidity headache, a new analysis finds

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Massachusetts draws in nontraditional learners with free college program

Higher Ed Dive

Gov. Maura Healey credited MassReconnect for nearly doubling the number of adults ages 25 and older who are enrolled in the state’s two-year institutions.

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More Gender Breakouts of Admission Data

Higher Ed Data Stories

I've written a lot about yield rates over time, and I've also written about differences in admission patterns among male and female applicants here and here ; I've decided to take a fresh look at both based on some continuing discussions I've heard recently. You have, of course, heard about the crisis of male enrollment in American colleges, which, if you look at the data, is really a crisis of enrollment at Community Colleges.

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The Higher Ed Umbrella Is Big Enough for Everyone

MindMax

I came across an interesting article recently that suggests higher ed has forgotten its aim. Steven Mintz, author and professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, posits that higher ed has strayed too far from its traditional purpose: providing a holistic liberal arts education that produces students who are “life-ready.” The college education of today, he writes, is “pragmatic and narrowly utilitarian” in its attempt to prioritize “discipline-specific knowledge and career preparat

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J.D. Vance Called Universities ‘The Enemy.’ Now He’s Trump’s VP Pick.

Inside Higher Ed

J.D. Vance Called Universities ‘The Enemy.’ Now He’s Trump’s VP Pick. Katherine Knott Tue, 07/16/2024 - 03:00 AM The Yale Law School graduate has used sharp criticism of elite higher ed to help establish his MAGA bona fides and build a national brand.

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Against carewashing in higher education

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Superficial university wellbeing initiatives mask deeper issues. Helen Rimmer argues that kindness should be a central part of policy and culture instead The post Against carewashing in higher education appeared first on Wonkhe.

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How This Professor Made History Class Cool Again

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Amelia Benavides-Colón Steven Bridges, University of Tennessee Tore Olsson uses the video game Red Dead Redemption to teach his class. Tore Olsson used a wildly popular video game to get students talking about industrialization, racial integration, and other key themes of late-19th- and early-20th-century America.

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Algorithmic Bias Continues to Negatively Impact Minoritized Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

As institutions of higher education turn to AI machine learning and data-driven algorithms to make their work more efficient, a new study published in the American Educational Research Association (AERA) peer-reviewed journal , AERA Open , reminds administrators that algorithms can be racially biased. Dr. Denisa Gándara, assistant professor of educational leadership and policy at the University of Texas at Austin and co-author of the study.

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Deploying Student Journalists to Help Local ‘News Deserts’

Inside Higher Ed

Deploying Student Journalists to Help Local ‘News Deserts’ jessica.blake@… Mon, 07/15/2024 - 03:00 AM The University of Vermont’s Center for Community News supports efforts to re-energize local news coverage in underserved regions in the state and beyond.

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QAA findings on international foundation years and international year ones

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There may still be an issue with entry-focused international courses, but the QAA has found that - in mainstream providers at least - there is no cause for concern. David Kernohan reads the report The post QAA findings on international foundation years and international year ones appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Education Department could face ‘stronger and new challenges’ post-Chevron, Moody’s says

Higher Ed Dive

The credit ratings agency flagged several regulations that could fall under threat, including the new gainful employment and Title IX rules.

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The Sad Student with a Gun on a Rooftop

Academe Blog

BY MATTHEW BOEDY “When you read about this kid–he was 20, no longer a child, but far from a mature adult too–it all seems very confused. He’s a sad kid, of a kind I’ve seen dozens of times in my classrooms.

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A Tribute to Dr. James A. Banks — The Father of Multicultural Education: In These Troubling Anti-EDI Times

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A few days ago, I went to my office to get one of my students a book of great interest. In searching the shelves, I came across Dr. James A. Banks’ An Introduction to Multicultural Education. I had an immediate epiphany: How timely Banks’ book is in these most troubling anti-EDI times (EDI - Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) I must not only continue to proactively teach my students the goals of multicultural education, but I must also remind larger audiences.

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Bridging the Campus Divide With ‘Dangerous Ideas’ and AI Debate Moderators

Inside Higher Ed

Bridging the Campus Divide With ‘Dangerous Ideas’ and AI Debate Moderators Ryan Quinn Tue, 07/16/2024 - 03:00 AM In this polarized time, one assistant professor is teaching students to argue more constructively about the most contentious topics: abortion, guns, transracial identities, moral obligations to animals—even the existence of God.

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Skills England will be a very big deal

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James Coe and David Kernohan run through what we know and what we can guess about the new post-compulsory arms length body The post Skills England will be a very big deal appeared first on Wonkhe.

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House passes resolution seeking to overturn Title IX rule

Higher Ed Dive

The rule protecting LGBTQI+ students has an uncertain future, with preliminary injunctions and a recent Supreme Court decision further blunting its reach.

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Who’s in the new UK cabinet – and what do they mean for intled?

The PIE News

The Labour Party took power once again in the UK as Starmer won a decisive victory on July 4 after 14 years of his party being in the political wilderness under Conservative rule – and brings a new cabinet in tow. Stakeholders have broadly welcomed his ascension to Number 10, hoping it spells a period of greater collaboration between the government and the international education sector.

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Berkeley scholar warns U.S. liberals: Either get tough, or get ready to lose

The Berkeley Blog

In a new book, political scientist M. Steven Fish argues that pro-democracy forces need to deploy a “high-dominance” political style to defeat Trumpism. And, he says, they need to stop being so squeamish about patriotism. The post Berkeley scholar warns U.S. liberals: Either get tough, or get ready to lose appeared first on Berkeley News.

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Dickinson State President Resigns, Blaming Nursing Board

Inside Higher Ed

Dickinson State President Resigns, Blaming Nursing Board kathryn.palmer… Tue, 07/16/2024 - 03:00 AM In the fallout from the mass resignation of Dickinson State’s nursing faculty, President Stephen Easton said North Dakota’s nursing board prevented him from quickly restaffing the program. The board says that’s not true.

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How do you work out future skills needs?

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The skills forecasting landscape is a complex one, with a range of national, regional and sectoral approaches. Charlynne Pullen walks us through it The post How do you work out future skills needs? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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GOP lawmakers raise pressure on Education Department after Chevron decision

Higher Ed Dive

In a letter to the agency, Reps. Virginia Foxx and James Comer said they will ensure adherence to the Supreme Court’s Loper Bright decision.

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Academic publishing is a lucrative scam – and we’re determined to change that | Arash Abizadeh

The Guardian - Higher Education

Giant publishers are bleeding universities dry, with profit margins that rival Google’s. So we decided to start our own Arash Abizadeh is a philosopher and the Angus professor of political science at McGill University, Canada If you’ve ever read an academic article, the chances are that you were unwittingly paying tribute to a vast profit-generating machine that exploits the free labour of researchers and siphons off public funds.

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Forgotten Learners: Not All Transfer Students Are the Same

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Earlier this year, a report from the National Student Clearinghouse brought some welcome news following years of declines in college transfer. The data showed that, of the 11.7 million undergraduate students enrolled in college last fall, 1.2 million had transferred within the past three years, a more than 5% gain from the previous year. The findings were rightfully celebrated for showing a rise in learners — including those from middle- and low-income backgrounds — moving from community college

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Dickinson State’s Entire Full-Time Nursing Faculty Resigns

Inside Higher Ed

All seven full-time nursing faculty members at Dickinson State University in North Dakota resigned Wednesday in response to high workloads and accreditation concerns, according to KFYR-TV, Bismarck’s NBC affiliate.

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How to grow universities’ policy engagement functions

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Universities require enduring support from senior leadership to maximise the contribution of research to public policy, argues Jonathan Breckon The post How to grow universities’ policy engagement functions appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Indian and Spanish unis sign agreement on international collab

The PIE News

A delegation of 26 vice chancellors from Indian universities met with their Spanish counterparts for the signing ceremony to encourage joint research projects and faculty and student exchange programs. “On the first day of the visit, the delegates visited The Autonomous University of Barcelona and the University of Barcelona and exchanged ideas in collaboration with many Spanish Universities who were invited for the interaction. “The one-to-one meetings between the universities from India

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Are Colleges' Predictive Analytics Biased Against Black and Hispanic Students?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Christa Dutton A new study suggests the student-success models widely used by colleges can wrongly predict that Black and Hispanic students will fail when they actually succeed.

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Faculty Panel Recommends Firing Joe Gow

Inside Higher Ed

Faculty Panel Recommends Firing Joe Gow Josh Moody Mon, 07/15/2024 - 03:00 AM The former University of Wisconsin at La Crosse chancellor was fired last year for making pornography with his wife. Now a panel has recommended he lose his faculty job and tenure.

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The future of the LLE under Labour

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There are several compelling reasons why the new government might want to rethink the Lifelong Learning Entitlement. Michael Salmon goes over the politics and the policy The post The future of the LLE under Labour appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Pennsylvania’s budget leaves funds flat for Penn State and others

Higher Ed Dive

Although the budget contained funding increases for some colleges, it fell short of Gov. Josh Shapiro’s earlier vision to overhaul the state’s higher education.

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Lord Willetts to support UUK to outline HE “deal” for new gov

The PIE News

UUK is preparing a set of whitepaper proposals for the new government Lord Willetts will author the international chapter, due for publication in September 2024 The work will build on the recent MAC recommendations, with a focus on agent regulation, export strategy, Home Office cohesion and university alliances – including extending student finance to outbound study abroad.

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Training Culturally Conscious Performing Artists

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The August 2014 death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, aroused a sweeping reappraisal of race and social justice issues. Geovonday Jones recalls the ruminations suddenly became clearer and more intimate for him a few months later, when he learned about the death of a cousin nearby. Geovonday Jones The tragedies stayed with the now 39-year-old, who started a family and career in the years since.

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AP Exams Face a Security Test

Inside Higher Ed

An international cheating ring led to an uptick in AP score cancellations this year, expediting plans to digitize the exams. Will that make them more secure? Last week, high school students around the world received an email telling them their Advanced Placement exam scores were under review for potential academic integrity violations—and, if corroborated, they could be canceled.

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There’s now a different class of politician

Wonkhe

Gareth Smith argues that universities must become integral to all five missions of the new government The post There’s now a different class of politician appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Union files new charges of unfair labor practices against University of the Arts

Higher Ed Dive

The Philadelphia college failed to properly bargain with both laid-off employees and those who were kept to help wind down operations, the union said.

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No systemic issues in UK international pathways, finds QAA

The PIE News

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education has published the report of its evaluation of international pathway programs – programs designed to support the entry of international students into UK higher education courses. The evaluation was commissioned by Universities UK in early 2024, following reports in the mainstream media of universities allegedly allowing international students into their institutions despite having lower grades than their domestic counterparts.