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The spiralling costs of higher education are hitting stay at home students harder

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Commuter students face financial struggle and a growing sense of isolation from campus. Lee Elliot Major introduces the findings of a new student money and wellbeing survey The post The spiralling costs of higher education are hitting stay at home students harder appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Research Lab Websites

The Academic Designer

Jennifer van Alstyne on what a research lab website can do for you. Ideas for what pages to include on your research group website and considerations for principal investigators to help you know whether to D.I.Y. or hire professional support. A well-designed site can enhance visibility, opportunities for collaboration, and research funding.

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine will go tuition free after $1B donation

Higher Ed Dive

The Bronx institution will make the change in August, and it will reimburse all fourth-year students for their spring 2024 semester tuition.

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Transfers on the Rise

Inside Higher Ed

Transfers on the Rise Sara Weissman Wed, 02/28/2024 - 03:00 AM A new report shows the number of students transferring grew last fall, especially among disadvantaged groups, a tentatively hopeful sign to higher ed experts.

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George Mason Shares Syllabi With Governor’s Administration Amid Tension Over DEI-Related Courses

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Emma Pettit Illustration by The Chronicle; iStock The Virginia university's "Just Societies" requirement is generating opposition, including from the governor, whose spokesman said it's a "thinly veiled attempt to incorporate the progressive left's groupthink.

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UK universities can go further to support the resilience of Ukrainian higher education

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Gwen van der Velden and Bo Kelestyn paint a picture of the challenges faced by Ukraine universities, and introduce a new series of articles exploring how the UK can continue to offer help The post UK universities can go further to support the resilience of Ukrainian higher education appeared first on Wonkhe.

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New Ways to Support Community College Student Health

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A widespread health crisis is undermining American community colleges, with many current and potential students exhibit high rates of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, food insecurity, and more. The challenges predate the pandemic but were exacerbated by it. The COVID-19 infection itself also appears to have made the situation worse.

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Academic Freedom Battles Roil Indiana University

Inside Higher Ed

Academic Freedom Battles Roil Indiana University kathryn.palmer… Mon, 02/26/2024 - 03:00 AM The cancellation of an art exhibit and other recent moves by university leaders have turned the campus into a free speech battleground.

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The Rise of the Faculty Budget Activists

The Chronicle of Higher Education

They have proposals to stave off cuts. Is anyone listening? By Megan Zahneis Derek Brahney for The Chronicle They have proposals to stave off cuts. Is anyone listening?

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Global approaches to lifelong learning

Wonkhe

Lifelong learning is a policy priority around the world - for Patrick Thomson there is a lot the UK can learn from practice further afield The post Global approaches to lifelong learning appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Mississippi Bill Targets Three Colleges for Closure

Insight Into Diversity

A new cost-cutting bill proposed in the Mississippi Senate targets three state-funded higher education institutions for closure by June 20, 2028. If passed, the legislation would require the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning to select three out of eight existing universities in the state to close, considering factors such as enrollment and graduation rates, degrees offered, and local economic impact.

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Transfer enrollment rose 5.3% in fall 2023, pointing to pandemic recovery

Higher Ed Dive

Some of the biggest gains were among historically disadvantaged students, National Student Clearinghouse Research Center data showed.

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The Future of Testing Is Anything but Standardized

Inside Higher Ed

The Future of Testing Is Anything but Standardized Liam Knox Mon, 02/26/2024 - 03:00 AM Colleges are beginning to solidify their post-pandemic testing policies. Conclusions on the best path forward have been disparate and, at times, contradictory.

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Does the SAT Really Help Colleges Find ‘Diamonds in the Rough’?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Some elite colleges say it does, but not everyone is so sure. By Francie Diep Michelle Kondrich for The Chronicle Yale University is returning to a standardized-test requirement, following in the footsteps of Dartmouth and MIT. One reason: They say it helps identify underrepresented students who might otherwise get overlooked.

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Do degree classification algorithms fuel grade inflation?

Wonkhe

The degree you are awarded depends on your provider's choice of algorithm. Susan Smith and Neil Sutherland wonder whether this is fair The post Do degree classification algorithms fuel grade inflation? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Policy changes hitting appeal of study destinations

The PIE News

A third of prospective students are “open to reconsidering” their preferred study destinations following policy changes in a number of key countries, new research has shown. The Voice of the International Student Pulse Survey from IDP Education found that the US has been the “ largest beneficiary” of changes in student sentiment.

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Yale reinstates standardized test requirement for applicants

Higher Ed Dive

However, the university said students could report Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate scores as an alternative to the SAT or ACT.

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The Joys of ‘Leading From the Margins’

Inside Higher Ed

The Joys of ‘Leading From the Margins’ Susan H. Greenberg Tue, 02/27/2024 - 03:00 AM Hollins University president Mary Hinton discusses her new book, about how her identity as a Black woman from the rural South shaped her approach to college leadership. Byline(s) Susan H.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Significance Crisis

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Only a computationally informed humanities can save us now. By Leif Weatherby Alex Williamson for The Chronicle Only a computationally informed humanities can save us now.

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There is still an unacceptable gap in employment outcomes for disabled graduates

Wonkhe

New research from AGCAS and Shaw Trust on the experiences of disabled graduates finds persisting causes for concern. Claire Toogood and Alona De Havilland explain The post There is still an unacceptable gap in employment outcomes for disabled graduates appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Macmillan Learning Beta Launches AI Question Creator on iClicker to First 5,000 Instructors for Testing

Campus Technology

Macmillan Learning has launched a beta version of its AI Question Creator to run on the iClicker platform. The generative AI-driven application creates unique questions that can be used for quizzes, assignments, and polls, the company said.

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Education Department: Common medical conditions have disability protections

Higher Ed Dive

The documents explain colleges and K-12 schools' Section 504 responsibilities for students with asthma, diabetes, food allergies or GERD.

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University of California Lifts Ban on Online Degree Programs

Inside Higher Ed

University of California Lifts Ban on Online Degree Programs Lauren.Coffey@… Tue, 02/27/2024 - 03:00 AM Even as the debate on online courses continues, the UC move is creating concern about shared governance between faculty and university leaders.

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Tripping on LSD at the Dolphin Research Lab

The Chronicle of Higher Education

How a 1960s interspecies-communication experiment went haywire. By Benjamin Breen Andy Bourne for The Chronicle How a 1960s interspecies-communication experiment went haywire.

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Will international recruitment fall even further?

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Jim Dickinson reviews the latest official immigration figures - and finds an international education sector in the throes of a rapid and painful contraction The post Will international recruitment fall even further? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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“Maintain rise” in international student numbers – UUK manifesto

The PIE News

The next UK government should work more closely with universities to achieve economic growth and maintain the managed rise of international student numbers, according to the body representing 142 institutions across the country. Universities UK unveiled its manifesto on February 23, urging the incoming government to recognise the contribution that universities make to improving the economy and creating opportunities that matter to voters of all political parties.

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Some employers are wary of Gen Z workers. What can colleges do?

Higher Ed Dive

Experts suggested ways for higher education institutions to help students learn critical workplace skills, such as oral communication and empathy.

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Distinctive Funding Challenges for Rural Regional Colleges

Inside Higher Ed

Distinctive Funding Challenges for Rural Regional Colleges jessica.blake@… Wed, 02/28/2024 - 03:00 AM The presidents of three public colleges in Colorado have banded together, asking state legislators for additional funds to help offset the challenges of being small and isolated.

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Your College’s Top Lawyer Has Never Been More Powerful

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The general counsel’s office wields tremendous influence. Is that a good thing? By David Jesse Derek Brahney for The Chronicle The general counsel’s office wields tremendous influence. Is that a good thing?

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Five themes in five years for Wales’ new regulator

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Paul Boyle examines the new strategic priorities set by the Welsh government for the Commission for Tertiary Education and Research The post Five themes in five years for Wales’ new regulator appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Lifting As They Climb

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Like so many other scholarly associations founded in the United States, African Americans and other minorities remained invisible within the leadership ranks for years. The American Educational Research Association (AERA) was no exception. Dr. Linda Darling- Hammond The leadership of the national research society that strives to advance knowledge about education and currently boasts a membership of about 25,000 scholars — remained exclusively white until the 1990s.

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Pell Grant program faces a potential budget crisis, fiscal policy group says

Higher Ed Dive

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimated that the federal aid program could see a shortfall as high as $95 billion over the next decade.

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More Than Half of Recent 4-Year College Grads Underemployed

Inside Higher Ed

More Than Half of Recent 4-Year College Grads Underemployed Sara Weissman Thu, 02/22/2024 - 03:00 AM A new report found that many recent graduates don’t land jobs that require a degree.

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Does High-Profile Climate Science Tell the Full Story?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Social feedbacks and career incentives cause scientists to leave out a lot. By Patrick T. Brown Social feedbacks and career incentives cause scientists to leave out a lot.

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Labour’s life sciences approach may be caution as a policy choice

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James Coe takes a look at the cautious competence of Labour’s life sciences plan and asks how different a Labour government’s approach to R&D policy might be The post Labour’s life sciences approach may be caution as a policy choice appeared first on Wonkhe.

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New Jersey Institute of Technology Outreach Efforts Earn It Hispanic-Serving Status

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

New Jersey Institute of Technology has earned the federal distinction of being a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Dr Teik C. Lim The institute — which operates at the highest tier of research (R1) — reached its goal a year ahead of schedule, after launching its Hispanic and Latinx Leadership Council to fuel Hispanic student enrollment and deepen relationships with Hispanic and Latinx alumni, businesses, and organizations.

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How do students respond to AI generated questions?

Higher Ed Dive

A study on AI-generated questions in higher education provides crucial insights into student learning behavior, shaping the future of formative practice through innovative tools.

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