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Most first-year students reported satisfaction with college at mid-year point, survey finds

Higher Ed Dive

But nearly one-third of respondents, who were polled this winter, reported feeling “targeted, criticized, or excluded” based on their identity.

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Student complaints in a challenging climate

Wonkhe

Helen Megarry and Ben Elger reflect on a year of complaints received by the Office of the Independent Adjudicator The post Student complaints in a challenging climate appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Exposing the Inequity of Faculty Counteroffers

Inside Higher Ed

Exposing the Inequity of Faculty Counteroffers jessica.blake@… Tue, 05/14/2024 - 03:00 AM A new study shows that women and faculty of color who receive outside job offers are far less likely than their white, male peers to receive a counteroffer to stay at their current institution.

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MAC recommends retaining UK’s graduate route

The PIE News

Contrary to expectations, the Migration Advisory Committee has suggested retaining the UK’s graduate route in its current form – a triumphant result for the UK’s international education sector and news that will reassure those working with international students about their overseas study destination options. The government will now need to respond to its findings but the MAC report is unequivocal in its consideration of the graduate route as serving the purpose for which it was deve

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UNC-Chapel Hill Shifts $2.3M From DEI to Police, Public Safety

Inside Higher Ed

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to reallocate $2.3 million that was planned to fund diversity, equity and inclusion programming next fiscal year to instead fund university police, a board member said.

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On This Campus, Every Student Could Join a Union. The College Calls It an ‘Existential Threat.’

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Forest Hunt The National Labor Relations Board will soon determine if students at Berea College have the right to hold a union election. It’s the latest chapter in an ongoing wave of undergraduate organizing.

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Wreaking Havoc on Academic Publishing

Inside Higher Ed

Wreaking Havoc on Academic Publishing Sarah Bray Tue, 05/14/2024 - 03:00 AM Without changes, thousands of academic papers could be sent to chatbots as reviewers without the knowledge of the authors, Cynthia Rudin warns.

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‘Pulling Back the Veil’ on Enrollment Management

Inside Higher Ed

‘Pulling Back the Veil’ on Enrollment Management Liam Knox Tue, 05/14/2024 - 03:00 AM Stephen Burd’s new book blames much of higher ed’s current woes on the multi-million dollar industry. He spoke with IHE about how admissions became a numbers game and why poor students are worse off for it.

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Far from toxic, lactate rivals glucose as body’s major fuel after a carbohydrate meal

The Berkeley Blog

Research challenges perception by many athletes and physicians that high lactate levels are bad The post Far from toxic, lactate rivals glucose as body’s major fuel after a carbohydrate meal appeared first on Berkeley News.

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Concessions to Protesters Validate Their Tactics

Inside Higher Ed

Concessions to Protesters Validate Their Tactics Elizabeth Redden Tue, 05/14/2024 - 03:00 AM Sara Coodin writes that college leaders should resist the temptation to reward student disruptors in the name of campus peace.

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BMCC Student Named National Youth Poet Laureate

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Stephanie Pacheco has been named the 2024 National Youth Poet Laureate of the United States by the youth literary organization Urban Word. Stephanie Pacheco “It was a combination of shock, exuberant joy but most of all, I felt so full of love,” described Pacheco on learning about the honor. “Being awarded this title is such a great honor.” The award recognizes young poets whose work centers on social impact and advocacy such as former National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman.

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First-Year Student Survey Shows ‘Troubling Rates of Bias and Exclusion’

Inside Higher Ed

A new survey of first-year college students found that a third of students reported feeling targeted or excluded based on their identities.

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The University Business Podcast: Why STEM needs the humanities—and vice versa

University Business

Deliberately integrating the humanities into Georgia Tech University’s armada of world-class STEM-based programs is the future of pedagogy at the R1 Atlanta university—and perhaps for all of higher education, says Richard Utz, interim dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, in this installment of the “University Business Podcast.” Higher education leaders, employers and college students continue to prioritize academic offerings that promise gainful employment and profes

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Brian Bell defends MAC report on UK radio

The PIE News

Professor Brian Bell has defended the MAC’s recommendation to leave the two-year graduate route intact on UK radio and underlined, “the mistake is to think that you can separate” the student pathway and graduate route and remain competitive. He conceded that the economic benefit of the post-study period covered by the graduate route in terms of income generated was less substantial than the overall contribution of international students who pay high fees to study in the country

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Beyond Academia: Recognizing and Supporting Non-Academic Struggles of Ph.D. Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

As the pursuit of higher education becomes increasingly competitive and demanding, the focus on academic achievements often overshadows the personal battles that many Ph.D. students face behind the scenes. While the journey toward a doctoral degree is celebrated for its intellectual rigor and scholarly contributions, it's time to shine a spotlight on the non-academic struggles that often go unnoticed.

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No evidence foreign students are abusing UK graduate visas, review finds

The Guardian - Higher Education

Migration Advisory Committee says the risks are low, despite Tory claims the route is being exploited There is no evidence of widespread abuse of the UK’s graduate visa route, the government’s immigration advisers have concluded, despite repeated claims from senior Conservatives that it is being exploited to enter the jobs market. The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) said the graduate visa entitlement – allowing international students to work for two or three years after graduating – should re

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STACY W. SMALLWOOD

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Stacy W. Smallwood Stacy W. Smallwood has been named executive director of Wake Forest University School of Divinity’s Faith COMPASS Center. He serves as associate professor of community health and founding director of the Office of Health Equity and Community Engagement in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University.

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Civil Discord – Bridging Ideological Divides in Higher Education : Changing Higher Ed Podcast 207 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Daniel Oppenheimer

The Change Leader, Inc.

In this episode of Changing Higher Ed, Drumm welcomes Dan Oppenheimer, Director of Public Affairs for UT Austin's College of Liberal Arts, to discuss the university's groundbreaking "Civil Discord" symposium that was held in March of this year. Podcast Overview: - Insights into the unique collaboration among three academic entities focused on fostering open dialogue and bridging political divides. - Strategies for engaging diverse scholars, thought leaders, and students in frank conversations on

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Pitt Faculty Ratifies First Union Contract

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Faculty representatives at the University of Pittsburgh have ratified the first union contract that sets a salary and wage minimum for workers at the university. The tentative agreement is over two years in the making since the university’s faculty voted to unionize as the USW–Union of Pitt Faculty. Tyler Bickford “We are very pleased to report that our tentative agreement was ratified, with 98.3% of votes favoring ratification (and 88.4% of eligible voters casting ballots).

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UNC Trustees Vote to Cut DEI Funding

Insight Into Diversity

As North Carolina’s public university system grapples with potential changes to its diversity policies, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) Board of Trustees has made a controversial decision regarding DEI funding the upcoming year’s budget. During a special meeting focused on the university’ budget, the board voted Monday to redirect $2.3 million of diversity spending from state funds to support public safety and policing efforts.

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Chicago Teen Walks, Graduates with Doctoral Degree

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Dorothy Jean Tillman was accepted in 2021, at 15, into the Doctor of Behavioral Health Management Program at Arizona State University. Photo by Harshith Godishala/Arizona State University Dr. Dorothy Jean Tillman II defended her dissertation at 17. Tillman completed an online doctoral degree in integrated behavioral health from Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions in December.

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The Next Carnegie Classification Update Will Be Its Biggest Yet

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Francie Diep Chad Hagen for The Chronicle A proposed revision, to go into effect in 2025, will label every college with its access and student outcomes, among other changes.

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Jamie Arrowsmith, Universities UK International

The PIE News

This week, we spent five minutes with Jamie Arrowsmith, who heads up Universities UK International. He spoke to The PIE about the UK Migration Advisory Committee’s rapid review of the Graduate Route, its findings , and what might happen next. So Jamie, what’s your interpretation of the review’s findings? The MAC went away and did a huge amount of work in the time that was available.

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Why Won't More College Students Tutor Schoolchildren?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Work-study in schools could be transformative. But hurdles abound. By Kelly Field Work-study jobs in local schools could save colleges money, stanch learning loss, and raise student engagement. But hurdles abound.

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Indian stakeholders tell of Grad Route impact

The PIE News

With the Migration Advisory Committee set to release its review findings on the UK Graduate Route on May 14, stakeholders in one of its biggest markets have cautioned against any major changes. Indians, who received over a quarter of UK study visas in the year ending September 2023, made up 43% of all international students to receive a post-study work visa in the same year, indicating the review’s significance on the Indian market.

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PATRICIA DRAVES

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Patricia Draves Patricia Draves has been named president of Monmouth College. She served as president of Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. Draves holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and doctorate in chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Dozens arrested in weekend of protests on US campuses - Maria Caspani, Reuters

Economics and Change in Higher Education

Police on Saturday arrested at least 25 pro-Palestinian protesters and cleared an encampment at the University of Virginia, the university said in a statement, as U.S. campuses braced for more turmoil during graduation celebrations. Tensions flared at UVA's campus in Charlottesville, where protests had been largely peaceful until Saturday morning, when police officers in riot gear were seen in a video moving on an encampment on the campus' lawn, cuffing some demonstrators with zip-ties and using

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Migration Advisory Committee recommends keeping the Graduate route

Wonkhe

The MAC review of the Graduate route finds no evidence of widespread abuse, and no impact on the integrity and quality of UK HE. The ball is back in the government's court, say David Kernohan and Michael Salmon The post Migration Advisory Committee recommends keeping the Graduate route appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Important Announcement to Readers

Economics and Change in Higher Education

Dear Readers — Thank you for your loyal support of this curated reading blog. This is to let you know that this site will remain online for research in the archives, but will not be updated after May 15, 2024. The GOOD NEWS is that I will continue to curate and publish the daily postings that you are accustomed to reading on my other blogs, which are continuing free of charge: Professional, Continuing and Online Education Update blog by UPCEA [link] NEW!

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Lockpicking Lessons for Leaders

Educause

Lockpicking has a lot to teach technology leaders about much of the work we do on a day-to-day basis.

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Practical Strategies to Streamline Campus Construction and Renovation Projects

University Business

Register Now Date & Time: Thursday, June 13th at 2 pm ET Higher ed facilities and finance leaders need to strike a balance between addressing short-term facilities maintenance needs and long-term strategic planning. Too often, the gap between the two can be exacerbated by project delays and cost overruns, putting institutions in a perpetually reactive position rather than a proactive one.

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Enhance your resume with ChatGPT

Coursera blog

(GenAI) when we talked about refining your career goals. This week, we’ll take it a step further with some practical applications of GenAI that you can incorporate into your everyday tasks. As instructor Andrew Ng explains in DeepLearning.AI’s Generative AI for Everyone course, AI is a general purpose technology—meaning it has a wide range of applications—and GenAI is currently well-positioned to execute three types of tasks: reading, writing, and chatting.

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Rewilding a New Jersey college with native plants and pollinators

University Business

Gray and windy weather didn’t stop students at The College of New Jersey from showing up for planting day. They wore UGG slippers and white sneakers –not the best footwear to stomp around in the dirt, but they pressed on, clearing weeds and then planting 70 native plants. They were laughing and asking for help, many of them hadn’t gardened before.

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Supporting Rural Startup Ecosystems: Academic Minute

Inside Higher Ed

Today on the Academic Minute, part of University of St. Thomas Week: Danielle Ailts Campeau, associate dean of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship and a clinical professor of entrepreneurship, examines the opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation in rural areas.

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Minnesota steps in to help students struggling with FAFSA forms

University Business

The data is finally flowing, and award letters are being sent, but state leaders and higher education advocates gathered at the State Capitol on Monday with a “message of urgency” for Minnesota students: Fill out your college financial aid forms. “The time is right now,” said Dennis Olson, commissioner of the Office of Higher Education.

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Helping Higher Education Own Its AI Future: Key Podcast

Inside Higher Ed

This week’s episode of The Key, Inside Higher Ed’s news and analysis podcast, explores the recently announced partnership between Arizona State University and Open AI—one major way colleges and universities are trying to make sure higher education isn’t left behind in generative AI’s development.

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The War in the Mideast Fuels a Crisis in the Midwest

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Indiana U. made a series of unpopular decisions. Then it called the police on protesters. By Kate Hidalgo Bellows Illustration by The Chronicle Indiana University at Bloomington made a series of unpopular decisions. Then it called the police on protesters.