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Texas Proposes Sharing Information Security Expertise Across Higher Ed and State Agencies

Campus Technology

The Texas Department of Information Resources, in its newly released Biennial Performance Report, has asked the state legislature to make it easier for higher education institutions and other state agencies to have dedicated information security officers by allowing them to share ISOs regionally

Report finds faculty diversity isn't meeting student needs

Inside Higher Ed

Image: Faculty diversity is positively associated with student success across a variety of metrics. Black and Latino students are more likely to graduate when they see themselves represented in their instructors, for instance.

Agree or disagree? Check out the latest list of the 100 best college towns

University Business

Let the debate, disagreements and direct marketing begin: The latest list of the 100 best college towns from WalletHub is out. The personal finance website suggests that higher ed leaders can leverage the list to encourage high school seniors and other prospective students to visit their campus.

Webinar on International Students on 12/7

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When I talked to my friends at Open LMS about facilitating a webinar series, they gave me a lot of latitude to explore the aspects of their business that I find interesting, unusual, and valuable.

10 Common Cloud Strategy Mistakes to Avoid, According to Gartner

Campus Technology

The definition of a cloud strategy is fairly straight-forward: Gartner calls it "a concise viewpoint on the role of cloud computing in the organization."

Georgetown Launches Bachelor's Completion Program on Coursera

Campus Technology

Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies has partnered with Coursera to offer a new pathway to degree completion for adult learners

Academics on Twitter disperse in wake of Musk takeover

Inside Higher Ed

Image: So far, Twitter endures. On Oct. 28, Elon Musk tweeted, “The bird is freed,” signaling what would become his chaotic takeover of the social media platform. Soon after, he fired huge numbers of employees, including many focused on security.

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For cybercriminals, the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year

University Business

With Thanksgiving break under wraps, school districts and higher education institutions have their final holiday to look forward to as 2022 comes to a close: Christmas break. Unfortunately, administrators must understand that while they’re on break, criminal actors simply aren’t.

Promethean Acquires Digital Whiteboard App Explain Everything

Campus Technology

Interactive display maker Promethean has acquired the digital whiteboard platform Explain Everything, which allows users to create lessons, activities, and interactive presentations on any mobile device

Meredith College offers employees low-cost Italian getaway

Inside Higher Ed

Image: Some colleges and universities have offered mental health days or experimented with work-from-home policies to address burnout and low employee morale during the pandemic. Meredith College, a private women’s liberal arts institution in Raleigh, N.C.,

4 things leaders should know about stalled college completion rates

University Business

College completion rates flattened this year, with slight and similar decreases in the number of white, Black, and Latinx graduates compared to 2021. The 62.3% completion rate in 2022 barely changed from last year’s rate of 62.2%, which followed a 1.2%

Why does Florida have so many failed leadership searches?

Inside Higher Ed

Image: Hurricane Ian ripped through Florida this fall, prompting Florida Gulf Coast University to postpone its presidential selection process when the storm delayed the finalists’ visits to campus.

Higher education must do more to support and value teaching (opinion)

Inside Higher Ed

Higher education must do much more to support and value the intellectual, scholarly work of teaching, write Martha Diede, Jessica Dewey and Michelle Pautz.

Universities should better support students fleeing persecution (opinion)

Inside Higher Ed

Category: Conditionally Accepted Universities should recognize and reconsider the differential treatment they offer Global South students fleeing persecution, writes Isabella Aung.

Why I enrolled in developmental math (opinion)

Inside Higher Ed

When I became a student success coach at Northwood University, I did something unusual: I enrolled in a developmental mathematics class. Going to class, taking notes, studying, quizzes, exams—I did it all.

Analyzing the return on investment for online education

Inside Higher Ed

Women's colleges work to maintain their mission

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Image: When Patricia McGuire, president of Trinity Washington University, was speaking at a conference on Catholic higher education last month, she referred to the university, a women’s institution in Washington, D.C.,

UT Southwestern settles long-running discrimination case

Inside Higher Ed

Image: Ellen Vitetta, Distinguished Teaching Professor and Scheryle Simmons Patigian Distinguished Chair in Cancer Immunobiology at the University of Texas’s Southwestern Medical Center, worked for decades to make her institution more welcoming to women.

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Reflections on Fitzgerald and the Qatar World Cup (opinion)

Inside Higher Ed

As I sat down to watch the United States play at this year’s World Cup in Qatar, I found myself reflecting upon F. Scott Fitzgerald’s definition of intelligence.

Supreme Court takes up debt-relief lawsuit

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Image: The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether the Biden administration’s plan to forgive up to $20,000 in federal student loans for eligible Americans is legal. Last month, the Biden administration asked the court to lift an injunction currently blocking the debt-relief plan.

The Power of Narrative

Inside Higher Ed

Blog: Higher Ed Gamma The war in Ukraine, says Ronald G. Suny, a leading historian of the Soviet Union and Russia and perhaps the foremost authority on ethnicity policies in the former Soviet bloc, is not just a military conflict.

Taking the long view of the presidency (opinion)

Inside Higher Ed

I am serving in my 13th year as the president of Central College in Pella, Iowa—my 40th year in higher education.

3 Questions about BU Questrom’s Online MBA

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Blog: Learning Innovation My friend and former colleague Kaitlin Dumont, now director of University Partners at Kaplan, introduced me to her friend Charlotte Wang. Charlotte is a lead learning facilitator in the Online MBA program at Boston University Questrom School of Business.

The global significance of fossil fuel divestment (opinion)

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Warning lights are flashing. “It’s now or never, if we want to limit global warming to 1.5°C °C (2.7°F),” °F),” cautioned Jim Skea, the co-chair of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change working group on climate change mitigation.

New portal aims to define and support 'learn and work ecosystem'

Inside Higher Ed

Image: Interest in how employers find skilled workers and individuals find the jobs they want is arguably at an all-time high.

Thoughts on Stanford's academic freedom conference (opinion)

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Roundup of spring university-press titles in a personal vein

Inside Higher Ed

Column: Intellectual Affairs These seasonal overviews of forthcoming books from university presses usually focus on public and topical concerns: technology, the election cycle, pandemic impacts and so on.

Ohio State president stays quiet on resignation

Inside Higher Ed

Image: Another Big Ten president is on the way out. Ohio State University president Kristina Johnson announced Monday that she is resigning at the end of the academic year.

Sustainability school faces backlash over fossil fuel funds

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Image: In May, Stanford University announced it would open a new school funded by a gift of $1.1 billion from private equity billionaire John Doerr, the second-largest donation ever made to an institution of higher education.

Advice to grad students for improving their teaching (opinion)

Inside Higher Ed

Teaching Today If you’re to begin teaching soon and have received little (or no) instruction, how can you prepare so your experience isn’t demoralizing? Aeron Haynie and Stephanie Spong offer suggestions.

World Cup raises issues of academic freedom for Qatar

Inside Higher Ed

Image: Since its launch in 1997, Education City in Qatar has grown to host eight universities, most of which are branches of prestigious American colleges.

The benefits of a junk drawer CV (opinion)

Inside Higher Ed

It’s a magical document that’s tucked away in your storage drive where you record high points and low points among your career endeavors, explains Kate Stuart.

Move beyond student-deficiency mentality in math (opinion)

Inside Higher Ed

Developmental math poses one of the biggest and most immutable challenges in higher education.

Report on Those in Default on Student Loans

Inside Higher Ed

New America Foundation has released a report, “ In Default and Left Behind ,” based on focus group interviews with 50 borrowers who went into default on their student loans before the pandemic.

Students as ATMs: Online Gambling Edition

Inside Higher Ed

Blog: Just Visiting The first week of my college career, while standing at a table in the quad at the University of Illinois, I signed up for my first credit card.

What’s Really Wrong with the College Rankings

Inside Higher Ed

Blog: Higher Ed Gamma. Brian Rosenberg, president emeritus of Macalester College and a visiting professor in the Harvard Graduate School of Education, has written the best article that I’ve read on the recent decision by leading law schools to boycott the US News ratings.

More students take more credits at Camden County College

Inside Higher Ed

Image: Martine Howard, chair of languages and communications at Camden County College, was frustrated to see students return to campus year after year without graduating—or not return at all.