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Conservatives reheat the poor quality course question

Wonkhe

The Conservative party has promised to cull "poor quality" higher education courses, and fund apprenticeships with the proceeds. For David Kernohan neither the numbers or the ideas stack up The post Conservatives reheat the poor quality course question appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Employers appear more likely to offer interviews, higher pay to those with AI skills, study says

Higher Ed Dive

U.K.-based research found college graduates with business-related AI studies on their resumes and cover letters were more likely to receive interviews.

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The Secret Lecturer’s view of university life is almost wholly grim

Wonkhe

A new book promises to lift the lid on the unvarnished realities of academic life. Debbie McVitty wonders if it really is as bad as all that The post The Secret Lecturer’s view of university life is almost wholly grim appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Undergraduate enrollment ticked up in spring 2024, report finds

Higher Ed Dive

Increases in regular and dual-enrollment community college students drove the gains, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

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Your LinkedIn Profile for Professors and Academics

The Academic Designer

LinkedIn is a valuable platform for academics beyond job searching. It offers networking opportunities with colleagues, collaborators, research funders, and policymakers. A detailed profile and personalized connections enhance its effectiveness. It's a good investment of time for academics.

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How Meaningful Relationships Lead to Better Results

MindMax

When I worked as an assistant director of admissions in the mid-1980s, I interviewed over 300 high school students and their families each year. Many of the conversations were fulfilling and memorable, yet I found myself feeling empty. I had just gotten to know them, and suddenly our contact ended abruptly. It was the nature of the job, but something about it felt wrong.

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Live: College Leaders Testify on Capitol Hill

Inside Higher Ed

Live: College Leaders Testify on Capitol Hill David Ho Thu, 05/23/2024 - 12:01 AM A House committee is questioning the presidents of Northwestern and Rutgers universities and the chancellor of UCLA about their responses to campus antisemitism and student protests. Follow Inside Higher Ed’s live coverage of the hearing here.

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Facing ‘existential threat,’ Columbia College Chicago moves to restructure curricula and schools

Higher Ed Dive

The board approved recommendations from the president for the nonprofit to take sweeping action to rein in its finances.

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Tracking down the genetic causes of lupus to personalize treatment

The Berkeley Blog

Genetic screen identifies many mutations associated with autoimmune diseases that could help target therapy The post Tracking down the genetic causes of lupus to personalize treatment appeared first on Berkeley News.

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Yet Another Congressional Hearing Came for Higher Ed. College Presidents Tried to Fight Back.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Erin Gretzinger Amanda Andrade-Rhoades, Reuters, Redux President Michael H. Schill of Northwestern U. testifies during a congressional hearing on Thursday. Lawmakers' sharpest questions were directed at Northwestern University's Michael H. Schill, who didn't take it quietly.

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Lawmakers Sought to Mandate Class on Founding Documents. What Were Professors to Do?

Inside Higher Ed

Lawmakers Sought to Mandate Class on Founding Documents. What Were Professors to Do? Ryan Quinn Fri, 05/24/2024 - 03:00 AM Conservative groups are pushing civics requirements in higher education, not just K-12. In North Carolina, undergraduates now must study the founding documents. Will other states follow?

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Private equity-backed venture wants to cash in on college sports

Higher Ed Dive

Collegiate Athletic Solutions could offer capital to fund institutions’ sports programs while sharing in the revenue.

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Policy Matters for Black Youth Mental Health

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In a recent op-ed, we described the present challenges Black youth are facing regarding mental health. Sadly, these statistics continue to be alarming as rates remain high in comparison to their same-age white peers. These trends stubbornly persist, which points to the systemic nature of the issue. Dr. Lauren C. Mims We focus, primarily, on systemic issues in K-12 schools as spaces where Black youth spend the majority of their days — an environment meant for their growth and development — academ

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3 Ways to Fix Peer Review

The Chronicle of Higher Education

A new study of a year’s worth of peer reviews aims to improve how academics assess one another’s work. By T. J. Thomson, Lesley Irvine, and Glen Thomas Mágoz for The Chronicle A new study of a year’s worth of peer reviews aims to improve how academics assess one another’s work.

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Undergraduate Enrollment Picks Up Steam

Inside Higher Ed

Undergraduate Enrollment Picks Up Steam Liam Knox Wed, 05/22/2024 - 03:00 AM Enrollment rose across regions and degree types this spring, with strong showings at community colleges. But there’s still a long road to post-pandemic recovery.

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International student numbers could fall a lot further yet

Wonkhe

Both Home Office and ONS figures on migration are out - Jim Dickinson notes the curious hole in the government's attempts to predict the impact of its crackdowns on international students The post International student numbers could fall a lot further yet appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Benefits of int’l students continue long after graduation, new report finds

The PIE News

International students are primarily drawn to the UK due to the perceived high quality of its education Graduate Route visa holders on average report better job satisfaction than other visa holders and continue to support the UK economy after graduating or returning home More career services are needed for UK universities to remain globally competitive The International Graduate Outcomes report 2024, published by UUKi and QS on May 23, revealed that international students are primarily drawn to

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While Spring Enrollment is Up, Experts Advise Caution

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Spring enrollment numbers are looking up across the postsecondary sector, according to the latest data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, which collects data from almost all U.S. institutions. Their new report, " Current Term Enrollment Estimates Spring 2024 ," shows that undergraduate enrollment grew 2.5% since spring 2023, which means over 359,000 more students enrolled this spring to pursue their bachelor’s degree, associate degree, or certificate.

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South Dakota Bans Pronouns, Tribal Affiliations in University Email Signatures

Inside Higher Ed

South Dakota Bans Pronouns, Tribal Affiliations in University Email Signatures kathryn.palmer… Wed, 05/22/2024 - 03:00 AM Civil liberties advocates and students say the South Dakota Board of Regents’ new policy is part of a larger effort to “erase queer people from the public university system.

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If you’ve signed up to the agent quality framework, now is the time to comply

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As the government responds to the MAC review with a pledge to "smash" the business model of unscrupulous agents, Vincenzo Raimo has advice on getting institutional houses in order The post If you’ve signed up to the agent quality framework, now is the time to comply appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Liberal arts colleges must embed career services throughout campus life

Higher Ed Dive

Colleges should strive to teach students both how to think and to be career-ready when they graduate, the leader of Denison University argues.

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Annette Bradford, Oxford EMI, Indonesia

The PIE News

What do you like most about your job? I love talking to academics – both professors and students – from all over the world and finding out about our shared experiences. It’s always so interesting to find out that despite our different contexts, we all encounter similar struggles when it comes to the internationalisation of higher education and English-medium instruction.

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Higher Ed Institutions Are Enhancing Accessibility with a Variety of Tech Tools

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Technological tools, ranging from text-to-speech apps to audio-enhancing receivers, are being used more and more by schools to make content readily available to students with hearing and vision loss. The move to remote learning in recent years has emphasized the importance of creating inclusive learning environments, which has always been a challenging endeavor, says Jason Warner, associate CIO for academic technology services at Southern Methodist University.

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Third Antisemitism Hearing Could Further Disrupt Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed

Third Antisemitism Hearing Could Further Disrupt Higher Ed Katherine Knott Wed, 05/22/2024 - 03:00 AM In the 36 days since the last House hearing, colleges and universities have seen a wave of protests, armed crackdowns and intensifying Congressional scrutiny. Here are the key developments as Thursday’s session looms.

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Can the next government afford an increase in student or university funding?

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Jim Dickinson reviews the early lines being taken in the election campaign on student finance - and tries to work out what might happen next The post Can the next government afford an increase in student or university funding? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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St. Catherine University eliminates staff roles as it grapples with deficits

Higher Ed Dive

The Catholic women’s university has faced multimillion-dollar operating deficits in recent years.

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Will demand for the UK surge now?

The PIE News

UK government and industry stakeholders have repeatedly insisted that the recent changes to the student visa system are robust enough to limit future growth. The MAC review stated “the evidence suggests that the change in dependants policy has already substantially contributed to reduced international student recruitment”, highlighting a 63% reduction in the number of course deposits paid for the September 2024 intake as evidence.

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Using Design Statements in AI-Enhanced Composition: A Small Institution's Approach

Educause

When Tiffin University decided to integrate artificial intelligence tools directly into its courses and curriculum, the Center for Online and Extended Learning implemented the use of design statements on written assignments. This short-term intervention is the first step in a long-term effort to ensure students learn to use AI tools ethically and responsibly.

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Commencement Speech Crosses, Captivates—and Centers Campus Culture Wars

Inside Higher Ed

Commencement Speech Crosses, Captivates—and Centers Campus Culture Wars Sara Weissman Thu, 05/23/2024 - 03:00 AM Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker sparked controversy at Benedictine College’s graduation when he praised women who choose to be homemakers and mothers.

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Podcast: General election special

Wonkhe

This week on the podcast Rishi Sunak has called a general election for July 4th - so we think about the issues, the pitfalls and the landmines for universities and SUs The post Podcast: General election special appeared first on Wonkhe.

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UC Santa Cruz goes online amid protests and labor strike

Higher Ed Dive

The move comes in response to activists and union members blocking a road near the university’s campus, according to college officials.

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AQF pledge has helped shine a light on sub-agency use, say stakeholders

The PIE News

Universities are required to ask agent partners for a list of sub-agents as part of AQF pledge aecc confirms they only use their sub-agents to recruit with written permission of their partners Better internal buy-in into partnership with agencies such as finance departments, say universities By signing up to the AQF pledge, UK universities have shared that it has helped build transparency around agency operations and build internal support for business processes with agents.

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Howard Joins Atlanta University Center Institutions in EDTECH Africa Initiative

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The EDTECH Africa announcement came during a recent special Kenyan state visit to Atlanta planned to address investments for a shared future through higher education. The initiative will involve Howard University and the Atlanta University Consortium. Howard University A handful of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) is partnering in EDTECH Africa, an initiative serving as an emerging technology bridge between the institutions and African scholars.

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Ultimatums and Deals for Some Remaining Protesters

Inside Higher Ed

Ultimatums and Deals for Some Remaining Protesters jessica.blake@… Wed, 05/22/2024 - 03:00 AM Student demonstrations may be dwindling, but they haven’t disappeared. Campus leaders continue to respond to the encampments using a range of approaches.

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Higher education postcard: Christ’s College, Cambridge

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This week’s card from Hugh Jones’s postbag takes us to England’s first training college for secondary school teachers The post Higher education postcard: Christ’s College, Cambridge appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Delaware arts college to shutter, citing falling enrollment and FAFSA challenges

Higher Ed Dive

After 27 years, the Delaware College of Art and Design is winding down amid a shrinking student base and the financial woes that go with it.

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Sector welcomes “stability” as UK Graduate Route is retained 

The PIE News

The government’s highly anticipated response followed the Migration Advisory Committee’s report which found no “significant abuse” of the Graduate Route, recommending the government retain the visa in its current form. Broadly following advice from the MAC, the Home Office revealed new proposals to “crackdown” on student visas and “rogue recruitment agents”, mandating universities sign up to a “stringent framework for agents”, thought to be the AQF.

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