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Basic needs funding can boost student persistence, report suggests

Higher Ed Dive

Students at Southern New Hampshire University stayed enrolled in greater numbers when they received emergency grants to help cover necessities.

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What’s happening with the REF initial decisions consultation?

Wonkhe

Research England's Jessica Corner, along with the other national research funding bodies, has been listening to and learning from sector responses to REF proposals The post What’s happening with the REF initial decisions consultation? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Kentucky is thinking about removing gen ed from 2-year colleges. Regulators don’t agree.

Higher Ed Dive

The Council on Postsecondary Education is responding to concerns that state higher ed is duplicative and not adequately helping with workforce preparation.

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Getting in and getting on for young adult carers

Wonkhe

Young adults with caring responsibilities are at risk of falling through the access gaps. Nicola Aylward explains a new Learning and Work Institute campaign to support them in higher education The post Getting in and getting on for young adult carers appeared first on Wonkhe.

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‘Affirmative action for well-off students’: Why early decision is under fire

Higher Ed Dive

Scrutiny over the practice heightened after the Supreme Court struck down race-conscious admissions earlier this year.

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Black Scientists with STEM PhDs Face Deep Disparities

Inside Higher Ed

Black Scientists with STEM PhDs Face Deep Disparities Sara Weissman Mon, 11/27/2023 - 03:00 AM A new report finds they disproportionately carry large amounts of student loan debt, among other disparities faced by STEM doctoral grads of color.

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What happened when UW-Madison lifted its out-of-state enrollment cap?

Higher Ed Dive

A new working paper suggests the move brought in more tuition revenue, which was used to fund grants for low-income students.

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln proposes staff cuts to remedy $12M deficit

Higher Ed Dive

The state flagship also called for reduced funding for student teaching assistants and the diversity, equity and inclusion office.

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Report Provides Frank Data on Black PhD Holders in STEM Fields

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Over the past year, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and RTI International have engaged in a study of Black and Hispanic individuals who have achieved PhD degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. Only 3.8% of people who earned these doctoral degrees from 2010–20 were Black Americans. The debt load of those who did is disproportionately high.

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Another Round of Campus Budget Turmoil

Inside Higher Ed

Another Round of Campus Budget Turmoil Doug Lederman Mon, 11/27/2023 - 03:00 AM Public colleges in Nebraska and Ohio and private institutions in Iowa, Ohio and Oklahoma are the latest affected.

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Where Do Colleges' Antiracism Centers Go From Here?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Calli McMurray Amid scrutiny from legislators and the public, the scholars who lead these centers are trying to defend their work. Six of them spoke with The Chronicle about what they've been working on.

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FAYE BELGRAVE

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Faye Belgrave Faye Belgrave has been named vice president and chief diversity officer at Virginia Commonwealth University. She served as associate dean for equity and community partnerships in the College of Humanities and Sciences at the university. Belgrave holds a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina A&T State University, a master’s from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.

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Ukraine implores academics to “return home”

The PIE News

The minister who deals with higher education in Ukraine urged academics in temporary positions across Europe to “come home” amid the ongoing risk of brain drain. Ukraine, which was invaded by Russia in February 2022, saw over 14 million people leave the country throughout 2022, according to the government. Mychailo Wynnyckyj, the deputy minister of education and science, specialising in higher education in the country, made an emotive plea to European institutions to consider what they may be ta

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Dr. Lizette Navarette Appointed President of Woodland Community College

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Lizette Navarette will become the next president of Woodland Community College, effective January 2024, The Appeal-Democrat reported. Dr. Lizette Navarette With nearly 20 years in higher education and local government under her belt, Navarette is currently executive vice chancellor of institutional supports & success for California Community Colleges.

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Big appetite to build equitable partnerships at Going Global

The PIE News

There is a real sense of hunger for partnerships that are built into a “long-term” strategy, stakeholders said at a conference for leaders in higher education. Going Global 2023, which was held by the British Council in Edinburgh from November 20-22, saw high-ranking officials from institutions, providers and ministries of education across the globe attend to delve into how to foster scaleable and equitable partnerships in HE.

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Oregon State Head Coach Jonathan Smith Named Head Football Coach for Michigan State University

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Jonathan Smith will become head football coach for Michigan State University (MSU), pending formal approval from the MSU Board of Trustees. Johnathan Smith Michigan State University Smith, 44, has led at Oregon State as head coach for the past six seasons, with the Beavers attaining a 16-2 home record over the last three. Under his leadership, the Beavers had their first winning campaign and bowl appearance in eight years in the 2021 season, a berth to the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl.

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Pearson and Forage Team Up to Bring Job Simulations to College Students

Campus Technology

Textbook and courseware company Pearson and job recruiting company Forage have announced a partnership to incorporate job simulations into Pearson's MyLab platform and Pearson+.

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Black Groups at MSU Look to Interview MSU Presidential Candidate Regarding Past Race-Related Controversies

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Faculty and Black groups at Michigan State University (MSU) are calling for campus stakeholders to be able to interview MSU’s sole presidential candidate, given his role in a number of race-related controversies , The State News reported. Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz The call from the MSU faculty senate, Michigan State University Black Alumni (MSUBA) and the MSU Black Faculty, Staff and Administrators Association (BFSAA) are based around Dr.

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Defining First-Generation College Students

Higher Education Today

Title: First-Generation Status in Context, Part One: Trends in Parental Education and Family Structures Over Time Authors: Brian Heseung Kim, Elyse Armstrong, Mark Freeman, and Trent Kajikawa Source: Common App A new research brief from the Common App analyzes how small changes in defining first-generation status can significantly reshape this priority student population.

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Embracing Vulnerability as a Perpetual Learner: Starting on the Tenure-Track as a Mid-Career Librarian

ACRLog

Editor’s note: This guest post has been authored by Nimisha Bhat. Nimisha (she/her) is a subject librarian for social sciences at the University of Cincinnati, and is passionate about helping students make connections between ideas and information. I’m always telling prospective library school students that the best part of my job is learning something new everyday – I may not be a subject expert, but every time I have a research consultation with a student, they teach me something new whi

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Bluefield State President Retired After Accreditor’s Critical Report

Inside Higher Ed

The president of Bluefield State University retired this month, apparently in the wake of a highly critical report from the West Virginia institution’s accreditor, The Parkersburg News and Sentinel reported.

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Insufficient cybersecurity staffing is hurting higher ed’s ability to protect itself, report shows

University Business

Higher education and related sectors have increasingly become vulnerable sources for cybercriminals to exploit. One crime syndicate exploited over 900 institutions this year , compromising individuals’ Social Security numbers, birthdates and school records. And as of 2018, ransomware attacks have cost the education sector more than $50 billion.

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Aberdeen’s language degrees at risk

The PIE News

Members of staff in the modern languages department at the University of Aberdeen – and beyond – are campaigning against proposals to cut language and culture degree programs at the university. As a result of a worsening financial position, the University of Aberdeen is drawing up plans for consultation which could see the withdrawal of honours degrees in languages, cultures and societies.

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Communication Association Apologizes for Blocked Gaza Speech

Inside Higher Ed

The National Communication Association’s Executive Committee said last week that the “events leading up to the censoring and dismissal” of the NCA president’s Nov. 18 address “occurred among a few individuals without the advanced knowledge or consent” of the committee. It’s apologizing.

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Improving Transfer Outcomes: New Insights to Guide Institutional Partnerships and State Policy

Higher Education Today

Title: New Measures of Postsecondary Education Transfer Performance: Transfer-Out Rates for Community Colleges, Transfer Student Graduation Rates at Four-Year Colleges, and the Institutional Dyads Contributing to Transfer Student Success Authors: Nathan Sotherland, Kevin Stange, and Jordan Matsudaira Source: U.S. Department of Education New analysis of federal data by the U.S.

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Purdue Will Pay $737K Over False Grant Application Allegations

Inside Higher Ed

Purdue University will pay the federal government $737,400 to settle allegations that a researcher falsified data, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana.

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Higher Education Institutions and IT Departments Are Embracing Change

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Keeping up with the evolving higher education landscape is no easy feat for today’s colleges and universities. Facing enrollment challenges, staffing shortages, and evolving needs and preferences of students and staff, administrators are consistently kept on their toes. Remaining amenable to these shifting circumstances will be vital in the coming years to ensure the long-term growth of higher education institutions.

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Education Dept. Cuts Off Funds to Union Institute

Inside Higher Ed

The Education Department is taking emergency action against Union Institute & University, an online college based in Cincinnati on the brink of collapse, according to

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Gender bias in AI – can we do anything about it?

totallyrewired

01 Dec – 1pm Emma Gibson. Alliance for Universal Digital Rights Photo of Emma Gibson Emma will provide a critical examination of gender bias within AI systems, discussing potential strategies and interventions to mitigate and address bias, in this thought-provoking talk that delves into the intersection of technology, ethics, and inclusivity.

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Three Palestinian Students Shot in Vermont

Inside Higher Ed

Three college students of Palestinian descent were shot Saturday night in Burlington, Vermont, VT Digger reported. Two are in stable condition and one sustained serious injuries, according to the Burlington Police Department.

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This for-profit college has 3 tips to improve your students’ ROI

University Business

As skeptical as the Biden administration may be about the return on investment (ROI) for-profit institutions provide, one college may be a guiding post for higher education at large, hoping to graduate more students with good career prospects and low financial baggage. Lightcast found that students from the American College of Education (ACE) earn nearly $20 for every dollar invested, amounting to a 120% average annual rate of return , according to a report from the global leader in labor market

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Evolving the Learning and Employment Ecosystem

Inside Higher Ed

Evolving the Learning and Employment Ecosystem quintina.barne… Mon, 11/27/2023 - 03:00 AM Five ways institutions of higher education can support the skills-based ecosystem.

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We need to talk about staff retention in the sector

HEPI

This blog was kindly contributed by Leo Hanna, Executive Vice President at TechnologyOne Universities are in a difficult spot. Demand for higher education is high, with more and more young people seeing the value of a university education, which is obviously great news for the sector. On the other hand, we’re hearing from university leaders that there are fewer and fewer staff around to provide the quality experience that students deserve.

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How Can Higher Education Institutions Combat Technical Debt?

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Though the buzz phrase “technical debt” might be new to some, the concept isn’t. Gartner defines technical debt as “accrued work that is owed to an IT system” wherein “teams borrow against quality by making sacrifices, taking short cuts or using workarounds to meet delivery deadlines.” In higher education, CIOs are well aware of where their tech debt is and why it exists.

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DOJ's Proposed Web and Mobile App Accessibility Regulations: An Overview

Educause

The U.S. Department of Justice released its long-anticipated proposed regulation outlining web accessibility requirements under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. EDUCAUSE submitted comments to DOJ on October 3, 2023.

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Good News: International Student Enrollment in the U.S. Continues to Recover

WENR

This year's IIE Open Doors Report has some very good news for U.S. higher education: International student enrollment in the U.S. continues to recover since its record drop in 2020. The post Good News: International Student Enrollment in the U.S. Continues to Recover appeared first on WENR.

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Common App direct admission program admits more than 300,000 students

University Business

More than 300,000 people this month received acceptance letters from at least one college or university in their state − before they had even completed their applications. The sheer number of direct admissions programs has surged urged over the last decade. In 2015, Idaho became one of the first states to introduce the program – proactively admitting all public high school seniors to at least six in-state colleges and universities each year.