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The next government should introduce a social mobility premium

Wonkhe

Policymakers need to acknowledge that supporting students through to graduation equitably costs money. Ebrahim Adia proposes a new social mobility premium The post The next government should introduce a social mobility premium appeared first on Wonkhe.

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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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Low-value contracts, and what they tell us about high-value data

Wonkhe

If we are to get serious about improving pay in universities, Sophie Crouchman suggests we start by getting better at collecting and sharing data The post Low-value contracts, and what they tell us about high-value data appeared first on Wonkhe.

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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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The questions that will and should be asked about franchising

Wonkhe

The Public Accounts Committee inquiry into potential fraud at franchised providers begins in earnest. Michael Salmon examines whether it will get the answers required The post The questions that will and should be asked about franchising appeared first on Wonkhe.

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A Campus Where Everyone Is Just Like You

The Chronicle of Higher Education

More are making an identity-based pitch: You are safe here. By Kate Hidalgo Bellows Derek Brahney for The Chronicle More colleges are making an identity-based pitch: You are safe here.

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Integrated Audio Solutions Enable Hybrid Learning in Higher Education

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

It’s good now that things have finally settled down, says Jon Bannan, director of user support services at The College of New Jersey. Looking back to the start of the pandemic, Bannan remembers how the evolving emergency led to “constantly changing” needs for classroom modifications that would allow the institution to keep its doors open. At first, he says, the solution was simple: His team installed microphones at the front of every room so teachers could speak while socially distanced and stud

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AI ‘not yet ready’ for language testing without humans

The PIE News

English language testing providers are using Artificial Intelligence to enhance the experience of students, but maintaining a human touch within exams is still important as technology develops. Speaking with The PIE News , VP of Product Innovation & Development at ETS, Kara McWilliams, said that the big challenge for test takers has been how to prepare for tests.

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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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Is Inclusion Possible on Campuses Today?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Campus leaders struggle to deliver on a core ideal. By Katherine Mangan Derek Brahney for The Chronicle Campus leaders struggle to deliver on a core ideal.

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Applying ‘Freedom Summer’ Lessons to an Overlooked Student Population

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In 2019, following the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Scholarship Breakfast in Miami, I observed attendees gathering around one of the honorees, actor Danny Glover. However, my attention was drawn to the man accompanying him, Bob Moses, who went largely unrecognized by many. Moses, a distinguished figure in civil rights and education, was one of the primary organizers of the historic "Freedom Summer" initiative that unfolded in Mississippi in 1964.

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Major review of Australian HE calls for doubling of places by 2050

The PIE News

The Universities Accord – a major 12-month long review into Australian higher education – has released its report with a bold call for up to 80% of Australians to be tertiary-education by 2050. This will mean an expansion of university or VET-level capacity and a new approach to funding to ensure disadvantaged students are likely to succeed.

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Three Emerging Trends The Chronicle Is Watching

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Here are 3 other trends that could affect higher ed this year. By Maggie Hicks , Nell Gluckman, and Audrey Williams June Derek Brahney for The Chronicle How debates around free speech, legacy admissions, and mega donors will affect colleges this year.

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I Can Get There: Developing and Assessing Student Career Self-Efficacy  

Faculty Focus

While pursuing a degree goes beyond enhancing job opportunities, it remains a significant aspect of the academic experience and often influences evaluations of courses and institutions. Course and module evaluation feedback forms can be very effective in eliciting student views in regards to learning guidance, provision of resources, clarity of assessment requirements, and relevance to programs.

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Creating Robust Safeguarding Policies to Enhance the Student Experience

HEPI

This blog, by HEPI Director of Policy and Advocacy Rose Stephenson, is an adapted version of a speech delivered in January 2024. Before I worked at HEPI, I worked at the University of Bath, developing organisational policy – so I have a particular interest in how national policy and regulation translates into action, on the ground, in higher education providers.

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I Can Get There: Developing and Assessing Student Career Self-Efficacy  

Faculty Focus

While pursuing a degree goes beyond enhancing job opportunities, it remains a significant aspect of the academic experience and often influences evaluations of courses and institutions. Course and module evaluation feedback forms can be very effective in eliciting student views in regards to learning guidance, provision of resources, clarity of assessment requirements, and relevance to programs.

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Staff cuts loom over Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor - Laura Spitalniak, Higher Ed Dive

Economics and Change in Higher Education

The president of Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor said the two campuses will make staffing cuts to remedy ongoing operational deficits, according to an email sent to employees. The Ann Arbor, Michigan, campus is in the most dire condition, university President Erik Ankerberg said Tuesday. The administration will likely lay off staff and sell property and equipment by fall to make the campus financially viable.

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Universities Migrate Research Computing to the Cloud

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Research, notes Gaurav Shah, director of academic technologies at Bentley University, is essentially a sophisticated game of trial and error. When campus researchers use on-premises IT hardware to support their work, it can take some time to get the infrastructure set up — and when they inevitably encounter the “error” part of trial and error, the wait for additional resources can delay their groundbreaking work.

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Cisco to lay off more than 4K in restructuring - Roberto Torres, CIO Dive

Economics and Change in Higher Education

Cisco plans to lay off 5% of its workforce as part of a restructuring plan, the company said Wednesday in an SEC filing. Based on the company’s most recent headcount of 84,900, the cuts will impact roughly 4,200 employees globally. The decision to align expenses and investments to the current environment as customers “absorb high levels of product inventory,” a company spokesperson said in an email Thursday.

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A Step Forward for Higher Ed IT

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Technology is always evolving. In higher education, it’s vital for IT professionals to stay abreast of what’s new and different. EdTech: Focus on Higher Ed spoke with college and university IT leaders to find out what technology trends they see for the year ahead. Here are three areas to keep an eye on. 1. Artificial Intelligence Use Continues to Grow Across Campus “AI is here to stay,” says Keith McIntosh, CIO at the University of Richmond.

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Letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona Regarding Borrower Defense to Repayment and Gainful Employment Regulation (Michael DiGiacomo)

Higher Education Inquirer

Dear Secretary Cardona, Department of Education Staff, and Regulating officials, My name is Michael DiGiacomo. I am a former student and victim of 2 closed for-profit scam colleges and the student loan industry. I have been fighting this industry since 2003-2006, when I realized I had been played badly by these deceptive debt factories. These "colleges," and others like them, were easily able to trick not just me, but many thousands of poor, first-time people into attending.