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It’s time to tackle all the gaps that surface in our student lifecycle data, not just the awarding gap

Wonkhe

Tony Moss demonstrates how attention to student outcome gaps across the whole student lifecycle sheds new light on the awarding gap The post It’s time to tackle all the gaps that surface in our student lifecycle data, not just the awarding gap appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Federal court blocks borrower defense rules, says legal challenge will likely succeed

Higher Ed Dive

An appellate panel wrote that the regulations upend decades of regulatory practice. But one student advocate called the ruling “exactly backwards.

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The Quality Code looks to the future

Wonkhe

The QAA is consulting on the latest iteration of the Quality Code. David Kernohan asks what it means for the sector in 2024 The post The Quality Code looks to the future appeared first on Wonkhe.

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The Gutting of the Liberal Arts

The Chronicle of Higher Education

At public comprehensive universities like SUNY-Potsdam, the humanities are being hollowed out. By David C.K. Curry Illustration by The Chronicle; iStock At public comprehensive universities like SUNY-Potsdam, the humanities are being hollowed out.

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After FAFSA Issues, Education Department Faces ‘Crisis of Credibility’

Inside Higher Ed

After FAFSA Issues, Education Department Faces ‘Crisis of Credibility’ Katherine Knott Mon, 04/08/2024 - 03:00 AM Colleges and universities say they need more honesty and transparency from the department to rebuild their trust in the federal financial aid system.

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Report: State Financial Aid Programs Show Varying Levels of Accessibility and Equity

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

State financial aid programs across the country have varying levels of accessibility for students and plenty of room to improve, according to a recent report from The Education Trust. Dr. Brittani Williams According to " Who Deserves State Financial Aid? ," insufficient state investments in higher education over the past two decades have led to significant increases of tuition rates and fees at public four-year colleges, leading to bigger hurdles for students looking to attend college, particula

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Nontenure Track Harvard Lecturers and Researchers Unionize

Inside Higher Ed

Nontenure track employees who teach or conduct research at Harvard University voted last week to unionize, creating a new bargaining unit representing thousands of workers. It’s Harvard’s first union representing these “contingent” faculty members, according to the new labor organization’s members. “Prestige is not enough,” Shahinaz Geneid, a visiting teaching fellow at Harvard and graduate student at Northeastern University.

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Enrollment Declines Threaten Small, Independent Art Colleges

Inside Higher Ed

Enrollment Declines Threaten Small, Independent Art Colleges kathryn.palmer… Mon, 04/08/2024 - 03:00 AM Vermont College of Fine Arts has avoided closure by affiliating with the California Institute of the Arts, but many other independent art colleges have closed in recent years.

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Internationalisation increasingly important for global HEIs

The PIE News

Internationalisation is increasingly important for global higher education institutions, but stakeholders are calling for more attention to be paid to its links with climate and diversity, equity and inclusion, a report has shown. The International Association of Universities’ 6th Global Survey on the Internationalisation of Higher Education received responses from 722 higher education institutions in 110 countries and territories.

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Transforming Doctoral Education for the Future of Work

Inside Higher Ed

Transforming Doctoral Education for the Future of Work Sarah Bray Mon, 04/08/2024 - 03:00 AM Roshni Rao and Tyler Sluder describe how experiential learning, interdisciplinary collaboration and advanced technology can prepare Ph.D.s to thrive.

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UK must be wary of “tipping points” – former minister

The PIE News

The UK higher education industry needs to be more savvy to “tipping points” where other parts of society may see reasons to attack the sector, according a former universities minister. During The PIE Live Europe in London, Chris Skidmore said that since 2019, international students have increasingly been “fair game” to be attacked in the media. “There’s a number of tipping points to be very careful about that, not necessarily we suggested is a problem, but we

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Students Expelled After Storming Pomona President’s Office

Inside Higher Ed

Twenty students were arrested at Pomona College Friday evening after pro-Palestinian protesters occupied the office of president Gabrielle Starr, The Los Angeles Times reported.

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Why It’s So Hard to Figure Out What to Do With a College Campus When It Closes

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Sonel Cutler Leaders face a host of challenges navigating what's next for the acres of green space, ready-to-use facilities, and historic architecture that will soon have no occupants.

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Report: Exploring the Differences in First-Gen Demographics

Inside Higher Ed

Report: Exploring the Differences in First-Gen Demographics Ashley Mowreader Mon, 04/08/2024 - 03:00 AM New data from Common App evaluates definitions of first-generation students and the impact any parental education can have.

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ASHLEY OWENS

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Ashley Owens Ashley Owens has been appointed interim Title IX coordinator at Pennsylvania State University. She serves as director of student accountability and conflict response on Penn State’s Altoona campus. Owens holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Dayton in Ohio and a juris doctorate from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Students Suspended After Storming Pomona President’s Office

Inside Higher Ed

Twenty students were arrested at Pomona College Friday evening after pro-Palestinian protesters occupied the office of president Gabrielle Starr, The Los Angeles Times reported.

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One Way to Stop ‘Passing the Harasser’? Require Colleges to Ask About It.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Michael Vasquez A new bill in California would require public colleges to ask applicants’ former employers about whether they’ve broken harassment rules.

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Toward a Human-Centered Digital Ecosystem: NJIT

Campus Technology

The New Jersey Institute of Technology just published its 2030 strategic plan, outlining human-centered technology strategies that will build NJIT's unique values into its broader digital transformation.

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Biden Rolls Out New Debt Relief Plan for Millions

Inside Higher Ed

More than 26 million Americans would benefit from the Biden administration’s latest plan to provide debt relief for student loan borrowers, the Education Department said Monday.

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An Interdisciplinary, Grassroots Team Model for Supporting Digital Accessibility

Educause

Sometimes the most effective path to progress is to capitalize on shared passion among individuals with a variety of skills and roles.

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The Future of SEO in the Age of AI

Caylor Solutions

With the introduction of AI, the future of SEO is changing. Traditional methods are no longer enough to stand out online. Now, there is a new way to win. The post The Future of SEO in the Age of AI appeared first on Caylor Solutions.

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Healthcare-focused Oak Point University to close abruptly in April - Laura Spitalniak, Higher Ed Dive

Economics and Change in Higher Education

Oak Point University, a healthcare-focused institution in Chicago, will shutter next month, giving students little forewarning. Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, said Wednesday it established a teach-out agreement to accept students of the closing university, and all credits earned toward a degree at Oak Point will transfer. In recent years, Oak Point has faced declining enrollment and increased monitoring from the state nursing board and its accreditor.

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CFI Directorate Board Nominations Open

ACPA

We have opened nominations for the Coalition for Fat Identities Directorate Board for 2024-2025! Please submit nominations here for yourself or a colleague who might be a great addition. Nominations will be accepted until 11:50 pm Eastern Time on Sunday, April 14. After that time, we will outreach to nominated individuals to confirm interest. If you’ve wanted to get involved, but aren’t sure how, this is a great opportunity.

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WI State Bar Reaches Partial Settlement in Diversity Lawsuit

Insight Into Diversity

The State Bar of Wisconsin agreed to change the definition of ‘diversity’ in its language for a program designated for underrepresented law students following a lawsuit by a conservative-backed organization. In December, the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) filed a federal lawsuit against the State Bar of Wisconsin, alleging the Diversity Clerkship Program unconstitutionally discriminates against some students based on race.

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Opinion | For true higher-ed diversity, we must break the testing monopoly

University Business

Do we have to choose between diversity and objective measurements of college readiness? I think the answer is no, but that doesn’t mean we should rest content to return to the status quo. Universities should break the rigid SAT/ACT testing monopoly and welcome standardized tests that reflect the breadth and diversity of America’s educational landscape.

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Mythology Behind the Solar Eclipse: Academic Minute

Inside Higher Ed

Today on the Academic Minute, part of Indiana University’s Total Solar Eclipse segment: Moira Marsh, researcher and folklore librarian, uses mythology to tell the story of the darkened daytime sky.

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Following program cuts, new West Virginia University student union says fight is not over

University Business

Led by many first-generation college students and those receiving financial aid in the state with the fewest college graduates, members say they want to usher in a new era of student involvement in university political life. The movement is part of a wave of student organizing at U.S. colleges and universities centering around everything from the affordability of higher education and representation to who has access to a diverse array of course offerings and workplace safety concerns.

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How should today’s students prepare to enter a workforce transformed by artificial intelligence? -Tanner Stenning, Northeastern

Economics and Change in Higher Education

And at the rate that artificial intelligence is innovating everything from business operations and customer service, to workforce education and higher education, the world could (and will) look very different in the coming decades. That goes for both employers and employees, said Ravi Ramamurti, Northeastern University distinguished professor of international business.

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University of Texas professors demand reversal of job cuts from shuttered DEI initiative

University Business

The school’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors has estimated that 60 people in DEI roles at the campus were let go but have not said how it arrived at that number. In a letter sent Thursday, the group argued that the cuts violated employees’ rights to academic freedom, due process and freedom of expression. It also criticized what it called a lack of transparency about how decisions were made and why input from faculty council was not taken into account.

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Community Colleges Increase Housing Options

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The profile of the average community college student is changing. While two-year institutions still have significant populations of adult students and people desirous of enhancing their career options, there is a growing number of first-time college students, age 18 to 22, that are seeking a traditional college experience. Joshua Reda There are also students who don’t have stable or consistent homes who want a place to reside while pursuing their education.

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University strategy in an age of uncertainty

HEPI

Paul Clark was until recently the Vice-President (Strategy) at University College London, and before that the Chief Executive of the Higher Education Statistics Agency. He is currently working as a consultant and strategy adviser. That the operating environment for UK universities is more uncertain than ever is now an accepted truth. The reasons for this are also well-known: domestically, universities face the ongoing erosion of their funding base, a challenging policy environment, and political

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Agnes Scott Receives $1M to Train Physician Assistants, Mental Health Counselors

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Leocadia I. Zak Agnes Scott College has been awarded $1 million in federal funds to train physician assistants and clinical mental health counselors in maternal and pediatric care. “We are immensely grateful to Senators [Jon] Ossoff and [Raphael] Warnock for their support of our work to educate healthcare professionals, especially those who can make a difference in the lives of women and children,” said Agnes Scott College President Leocadia I.

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Pitzer Drops Study Abroad in Israel. Will Others Follow?

Inside Higher Ed

Pitzer Drops Study Abroad in Israel. Will Others Follow? Sara Weissman Mon, 04/08/2024 - 03:00 AM Student activists say the decision was an ideological move long in the making. College officials say an academic boycott had nothing to do with it.

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Is higher education leadership changing? Here are 3 warning signs

University Business

Presidents and other high-ranking administrative staff have been on the defensive recently as the public has heightened its criticism over whether higher education leaders are guiding the sector properly. Recent actions and published opinions from presidents, administrators and faculty also suggest that skepticism percolates internally. As technological transformations and new student demands challenge higher education’s legacy operations, these leaders are pushing for transformative—and p

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Borrower Defense Rules Blocked Again

Inside Higher Ed

The Biden administration’s new rule making it easier for a defrauded borrower to seek debt relief has “numerous statutory and regulatory shortcomings,” a federal appeals court ruled last week. The judges said that a lawsuit seeking to overturn those regulations is likely to succeed. The administration is expected to appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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When Ancient Wisdom Meets Byte-Sized Brilliance

Today's Learner

Reading Time: 6 minutes Socratic inquiry and AI in education In a whimsical scenario, picture the venerable philosopher Socrates transported through time to a 21st-century classroom. His initial astonishment at children tapping away on sleek glowing tablets, conversing with disembodied voices, might give way to recognition. “By the gods,” he might exclaim, “what sorcery is this!

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The (AI) Counselor Is in

Inside Higher Ed

The (AI) Counselor Is in Liam Knox Mon, 04/08/2024 - 03:00 AM AI-powered college advising tools promise to free up time-strapped counselors and “democratize” admissions expertise for less-privileged high schoolers. Will they?

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