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University funding is driving the research funding deficit

Wonkhe

James Coe investigates what can be done to build a more sustainably funded research ecosystem The post University funding is driving the research funding deficit appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Women’s college Saint Mary’s now accepts transgender applicants

Higher Ed Dive

The prominent Roman Catholic institution in Indiana will consider all undergraduates “who consistently live and identify as women.

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What it’s like for a triple gold

Wonkhe

What is to be made of the TEF panel comments? David Kernohan and Jim Dickinson do the reading The post What it’s like for a triple gold appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Employers value a college degree but think students lack some skills, survey says

Higher Ed Dive

The research from AAC&U found most executives believe recent graduates are overall prepared for the workforce.

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Poorer students are paying more for a worse experience than their richer peers

Wonkhe

For the first time in almost a decade we have official figures on the income and expenditure of students. Jim Dickinson finds big differences between the haves and have-nots The post Poorer students are paying more for a worse experience than their richer peers appeared first on Wonkhe.

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National college completion rate stagnates at 62.2%, new data finds

Higher Ed Dive

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center also found declines across all types of four-year colleges.

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Thinking through access and participation work for those who have experienced prison

Wonkhe

Andi Brierley and Ruth Squire set out the barriers faced by prisoners and former prisoners in accessing higher education The post Thinking through access and participation work for those who have experienced prison appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Podcast: Minimum service levels, PTES, graduates and politics, apprenticeships

Wonkhe

This week on the podcast the government is consulting on minimum service levels in education - what could that mean for industrial action in the sector? The post Podcast: Minimum service levels, PTES, graduates and politics, apprenticeships appeared first on Wonkhe.

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House Democrats press Education Department over Title IX rule delay

Higher Ed Dive

The Biden administration missed its October deadline for publishing two highly anticipated regulations.

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Higher education postcard: Midland Agricultural College

Wonkhe

This week’s card from Hugh Jones’ postbag shows the site of a great escape The post Higher education postcard: Midland Agricultural College appeared first on Wonkhe.

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NAASS and MindMax Sponsor Research to Gather Summer Sessions Data

MindMax

Summer comes roaring back. That was the theme of the North American Association of Summer Sessions (NAASS) 59th annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri. As always, the conference was an excellent opportunity to network with higher education leaders involved in operating special sessions—most notably summer and winter sessions—inside their institutions.

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Survey Finds Employer Confidence in College Grads

Inside Higher Ed

Survey Finds Employer Confidence in College Grads kathryn.palmer… Thu, 11/30/2023 - 03:00 AM American Association of Colleges and Universities report finds employers see value in degrees and favor graduates who’ve been exposed to a wide range of viewpoints.

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How Sexist Is Science?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The findings are more complicated than is often reported. By Wendy M. Williams and Stephen J. Ceci iStock image The findings are more complicated than is often reported.

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College Completion Rates Remain Stagnant

Inside Higher Ed

College Completion Rates Remain Stagnant Liam Knox Thu, 11/30/2023 - 03:00 AM After years of incremental but steady growth, six-year completion rates have been at a standstill since 2020. Is pandemic hangover to blame, or something bigger?

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Everyone, Just Shut Up Already

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Academic administrators should keep their politics to themselves. By Stanley Fish Illustration by The Chronicle Academic administrators should keep their politics to themselves.

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Columbia Chicago Faculty Strike Hits One-Month Mark

Inside Higher Ed

Columbia Chicago Faculty Strike Hits One-Month Mark Ryan Quinn Thu, 11/30/2023 - 03:00 AM The uncommonly long walkout by part-time instructors at the arts-focused institution is roiling not just them but students and their full-time peers.

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Survey: Majority of Employers Express Confidence in Higher Ed

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The majority of employers still view a college degree as being worth it, according to a national survey from The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Dr. Ashley Finley The survey – conducted online in May 2023 in partnership with Morning Consult – asked 1,010 employers – hiring managers and executives – about their views on the value of a college education and preparedness of incoming graduates into the workforce.

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Reported for Rape at Fresno State, Then Earned Tenure at a Local College

Inside Higher Ed

An investigation by California State University, Fresno, found that the now president of the Academic Senate at Fresno City College committed an “act of sexual violence” against a Fresno State professor, EdSource reported.

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Educators as Co-Conspirators in Decolonizing Education for Black Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Many educators come to the profession because they have a passion and commitment to help students succeed. However, the complexities of education often get in the way of successfully advocating for Black students in a way that is impactful and transformative. For example, some states have banned books due to race and gender, which can put educators at odds with non-discriminatory policies.

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Employers believe college degrees prepare workers, are worth the cost

University Business

The public’s confidence in higher education has taken a considerable hit this year, thanks to students’ rocky ride through the pandemic. While some Americans may still find value in a degree, many do not believe it’s worth the cost or time. This perception has even trickled down to higher education’s next generation of incoming first-year students.

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Miami Dade College: A Hispanic Serving Institution Documenting “Servingness” through Community Engagement

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In today's rapidly evolving world, the role of colleges and universities extends beyond the traditional boundaries of teaching and research. They are increasingly recognizing the importance of community engagement in fostering civic responsibility, addressing societal challenges, and enriching the educational experience for students. One of the most prominent frameworks for assessing and promoting community engagement in higher education is the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagemen

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Germany’s work opportunities & price point attracting international students

The PIE News

Germany’s attractiveness internationally is booming, especially among students across south Asia, according to international student recruitment experts. The country hit a record of 370,000 international students in the 2022/23 academic year and is looking to target skilled workers and international graduates of its higher education system to boost its economy.

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Happy (?) First Birthday to ChatGPT

Inside Higher Ed

Happy (?) First Birthday to ChatGPT Elizabeth Redden Thu, 11/30/2023 - 03:00 AM ChatGPT has introduced new tensions to professors’ dual roles as educators and assessors, Jeremy Davis writes.

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Report: National Six-Year College Completion Rates Stalling

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The U.S.’s national college completion rate has remained stagnant, with rates even falling for some populations, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC). Dr. Doug Shapiro The Completing College 2023 report – the 12th report in the series – tracked and illustrates trends in six-year college completion rates, both on a national and state-by-state basis.

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Black Enrollees at HBCUs More Likely to Obtain Bachelor’s Degrees

Insight Into Diversity

A new study finds that African American students who initially enroll at historically Black colleges or universities (HBCUs) are nearly 15 percent more likely to graduate and have a 5 percent higher income by age 30 than those who do not enroll at HBCUs. This finding comes from the study “HBCU Enrollment and Longer-Term Outcomes,” by the Annenberg Institute for School Reform (AISR) at Brown University, an education research and reform institute focused on understanding the consequences of and re

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Here are 5 ways leaders can implement AI at the highest rungs of an institution

University Business

Forward-thinking leaders may seek to implement AI into their daily, high-level operations as more community members gain exposure to its upside. But aside from being an effective tool, the advent of the revolutionary technology can help institutions thrive in a changing landscape and improve their commitment to student equity, according to a new report from Complete College America.

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BRANDON A. LOGAN

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Brandon A. Logan Brandon A. Logan has been appointed vice president for university advancement and innovation at Grambling State University in Louisiana. He serves as executive director of the Grambling University Foundation and of the university’s Doug Williams Center for the Study of Race and Politics in Sports. Logan holds a bachelor’s degree at Grambling.

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StraighterLine Partners with Acadeum to Offer College Course Sharing

Campus Technology

Online postsecondary course company StraighterLine has partnered with course sharing provider Acadeum to provide access to more than 250 of StraighterLine's accredited on-demand college courses, making them available to students whose institutions don't offer them.

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US: new measures to tackle visa fraud in India

The PIE News

Indian students applying for US visas must now provide passport information when booking appointments as authorities attempt to tackle fraud in the system. The US issued a record 140,000 student visas to Indians in the 2023 fiscal year (October 2022 to September 2023), but a black market has emerged in recent years due to high demand for appointments.

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How to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Advice Guide By Viji Sathy and Kelly A. Hogan This comprehensive guide offers a road map to make sure your classroom interactions and course design reach all students, not just some of them.

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UK: “period of risk” amid Labour reassurances

The PIE News

The UK shadow minister for higher education has spoken out against negative government rhetoric surrounding the country’s international students, as Graduate Route supporters brace for a “period of risk” Matt Western branded recent rhetoric against the UK’s international students as “damaging” while giving a speech at the Independent Higher Education conference in London on November 28, as he considered the impact it could have on the country’s position

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The Problem with Snapnotes 

Faculty Focus

As I sat in a lecture attended by all first-year students at our college, I noticed the scale of a troubling trend: the rise of “snapnotes.” Snapnotes are what I like to call when students “take notes” by snapping a picture of a PowerPoint slide on their phone. While the trend has been around since the advent of phones with reasonable cameras and data storage, anecdotally, the COVID-19 pandemic has made this practice much more widespread.

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College of Saint Rose to Close, Local Reports Say

Inside Higher Ed

College of Saint Rose to Close, Local Reports Say Josh Moody Thu, 11/30/2023 - 05:23 PM Byline(s) Josh Moody

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Endicott College Installs Extron Team Building Classroom to Streamline Collaboration

Campus Technology

Endicott College, a small four-year college north of Boston, recently deployed the Extron NAV AVoIP system to power a new interactive learning environment.

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The Problem with Snapnotes 

Faculty Focus

As I sat in a lecture attended by all first-year students at our college, I noticed the scale of a troubling trend: the rise of “snapnotes.” Snapnotes are what I like to call when students “take notes” by snapping a picture of a PowerPoint slide on their phone. While the trend has been around since the advent of phones with reasonable cameras and data storage, anecdotally, the COVID-19 pandemic has made this practice much more widespread.

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Excellent outputs demand excellent people, cultures and environments

HEPI

Research England have invited responses on their proposals relating to the People, Culture and Environment element of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), with a deadline of 1 December. Here, Stephen Curry (Professor of Structural Biology and Consul at Imperial College London and Director of Strategy at the Research on Research Institute) responds to the recent HEPI Policy Note on the REF – a nd outlines a very different view.

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U.S. Students Slower Than Others Globally to Adopt Generative AI, Survey Reveals

Campus Technology

In a recent survey done by ed tech company Anthology comparing United States university students and leaders with their counterparts globally, results revealed that U.S. students have been slower to adopt generative AI tools, and leaders should take note of why and prepare for increased use in the future.