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The spiralling costs of higher education are hitting stay at home students harder

Wonkhe

Commuter students face financial struggle and a growing sense of isolation from campus. Lee Elliot Major introduces the findings of a new student money and wellbeing survey The post The spiralling costs of higher education are hitting stay at home students harder appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine will go tuition free after $1B donation

Higher Ed Dive

The Bronx institution will make the change in August, and it will reimburse all fourth-year students for their spring 2024 semester tuition.

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Global approaches to lifelong learning

Wonkhe

Lifelong learning is a policy priority around the world - for Patrick Thomson there is a lot the UK can learn from practice further afield The post Global approaches to lifelong learning appeared first on Wonkhe.

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4 ways Cengage is strengthening diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in course materials

Higher Ed Dive

Cengage believes diversity and inclusion can advance the way students learn. Here’s how they have fully integrated DEI&B into their instructional design process, in the social sciences and beyond.

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The Future of Testing Is Anything but Standardized

Inside Higher Ed

The Future of Testing Is Anything but Standardized Liam Knox Mon, 02/26/2024 - 03:00 AM Colleges are beginning to solidify their post-pandemic testing policies. Conclusions on the best path forward have been disparate and, at times, contradictory.

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Some employers are wary of Gen Z workers. What can colleges do?

Higher Ed Dive

Experts suggested ways for higher education institutions to help students learn critical workplace skills, such as oral communication and empathy.

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George Mason Shares Syllabi With Governor’s Administration Amid Tension Over DEI-Related Courses

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Emma Pettit Illustration by The Chronicle; iStock The Virginia university's "Just Societies" requirement is generating opposition, including from the governor, whose spokesman said it's a "thinly veiled attempt to incorporate the progressive left's groupthink.

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Academic Freedom Battles Roil Indiana University

Inside Higher Ed

Academic Freedom Battles Roil Indiana University kathryn.palmer… Mon, 02/26/2024 - 03:00 AM The cancellation of an art exhibit and other recent moves by university leaders have turned the campus into a free speech battleground.

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How do state appropriations impact graduation rates among underrepresented students?

Higher Ed Dive

Peer-reviewed research found that an increase in state money can lead to better outcomes, especially among Black and Latinx students.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Significance Crisis

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Only a computationally informed humanities can save us now. By Leif Weatherby Alex Williamson for The Chronicle Only a computationally informed humanities can save us now.

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AAUP sanctions New College of Florida and Spartanburg Community College

Higher Ed Dive

The association’s governing council said both colleges substantially violated academic governance standards.

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Arizona Budget Fight Heats Up

Inside Higher Ed

Arizona Budget Fight Heats Up Josh Moody Mon, 02/26/2024 - 03:00 AM Criticism from the University of Arizona Faculty Senate has prompted one regent to take legal action against faculty as blame for the university’s financial crisis swirls.

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Supreme Court Justices raise First Amendment concerns in NetChoice oral argument

FIRE

The Supreme Court of the United States held oral arguments for two consequential cases surrounding the First Amendment rights of social media platforms: Moody v. NetChoice and NetChoice v. Paxton.

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Things to Consider Before All in Favor Say, ‘AI’

Inside Higher Ed

Things to Consider Before All in Favor Say, ‘AI’ Sarah Bray Mon, 02/26/2024 - 03:00 AM Graduate students and postdocs shouldn’t use ChatGPT to help write first drafts, says Jovana Milosavljevic Ardeljan, as it robs them of an important opportunity.

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University of Maryland Reckons with the Past

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

University of Maryland campus, Memorial Chapel. The University of Maryland (UMD) has released its first report covering the history of their institution and its intersection with slavery, The 1856 Project – Reconstructing the Truth. Its goal, stated in the report, is to become a “blue print for a richer understanding of generations of racialized trauma rooted in the institution.

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Macmillan Learning Beta Launches AI Question Creator on iClicker to First 5,000 Instructors for Testing

Campus Technology

Macmillan Learning has launched a beta version of its AI Question Creator to run on the iClicker platform. The generative AI-driven application creates unique questions that can be used for quizzes, assignments, and polls, the company said.

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Canada: what is a provincial attestation letter?

The PIE News

Following protestations from sector leaders about a lack of specific information surrounding Canada’s cap on international study permits , the government has been continuously providing further clarifications on provincial attestation letters, PGWPs and spousal work rights. With a lot of different new terms in the mix, The PIE explains some of Canada’s new rules.

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Association Sanctions New College of Florida, Spartanburg Community College for Violations of Shared Governance

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

New College of Florida and Spartanburg Community College have been added to the American Association of University Professors ’ list of institutions sanctioned for substantial noncompliance with widely accepted standards of academic government. AAUP’s Governing Council voted on the measure Feb. 24. New College of Florida New College of Florida The association reported details in its special committee report, Political Interference and Academic Freedom in Florida’s Public Higher Education System.

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Reality check: the hidden price of UK education

The PIE News

Since the start of my journey to the UK as an international student, there has been noticeable inflation in the cost of study, including hiking tuition fees, visas, language exams and now the health surcharge. I can understand that rising costs are inevitably passed on to us [the students] as customers, but it has led me to question if education is only accessible to the financially privileged.

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Police Arrest Suspects in 2 Separate Campus Deaths

Inside Higher Ed

Georgia police arrested a suspect Friday in the murder of an Augusta University nursing student whose body was found on the University of Georgia campus in Athens Thursday, CNN reported. Authorities said the victim, 22-year-old Laken Riley, died from blunt force trauma. She and the suspect, Jose Antonio Ibarra, did not know each other; police called it a “crime of opportunity.

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Here are 4 ways institutions can upgrade campus wellness for their most vital asset: Their staff

University Business

Campus mental health is no longer just a student issue. As institutions look for ways to buff up their number of counselors, faculty and other student-facing staff have also taken a considerable toll since the pandemic— employee turnover and reports of stress and anxiety are beginning to swell. Thankfully, some institutions are moving toward the next iteration of campus wellness, a model that takes into account all community stakeholders to create a thriving institution. “Our students can&

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AAUP Sanctions New College of Fla., Spartanburg Comm. College

Inside Higher Ed

The American Association of University Professors’ Governing Council voted unanimously over the weekend to sanction New College of Florida and Spartanburg Community College in South Carolina. That means the AAUP concluded that each institution’s leadership is in “substantial noncompliance with widely accepted standards of academic government,” according to a news release from the group.

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Thinkering, Making, Sharing, and Reflecting: A Model for Online Collaborative Project-Based Learning

Educause

The TMSR instructional design model with four "Ons" can be used to create effective online learning environments with collaborative project-based learning activities that help facilitate student engagement and connection.

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Fuentes Earns the AAHHE Mildred García Founders' Award

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education has announced its 2024 AAHHE Mildred Garcia Founders' Award recipient, Dr. David A. Fuentes. The award — named after former American Association of State Colleges and Universities president, Dr. Mildred García — honors exemplar commitment to advancing access and success of the Latinx population in higher education.

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New Canada rules see Indian agents, students switch gears

The PIE News

After a tumultuous 2023 for India-Canada relations, from deportation cases against Indian students to a diplomatic row over the alleged killing of a Canadian citizen, the two-year international study permit cap starting in January 2024 has been met with bated breath. The temporary intake cap , which is expected to result in approximately 360,000 approved study permits at undergraduate level per year, was introduced in light of increased pressure on housing, healthcare, and other services acros

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Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Kylie Forrester Kylie Forrester has been appointed director of the Center for Student Activities at Mississippi State University. She served as associate director. Forrester holds a bachelor’s degree in educational psychology and a master’s in student affairs in higher education from Mississippi State University.

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POLL: 69% of Americans believe country on wrong track on free speech

FIRE

Only 1 in 4 Americans (25%) think the right to free speech today is either “very” or “completely” secure.

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Bringing History to Life

Inside Higher Ed

History museums, historical sites and the new museology. Much of the history we know is acquired not in academic classrooms, but elsewhere. In addition to learning about the past through movies, television documentaries, historical fiction and digital media, many of Americans’ most meaningful encounters with the past take place in history museums and at historic homes, historic battlefields and living history and pioneer museums.

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Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Feb. 26, 2024)

Campus Technology

Upcoming events include Future Trends Forum, OLC Accelerate 2022, and Quality Matters QM Connect Conference.

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Judge Bars NCAA From Enforcing Rules on Name, Likeness

Inside Higher Ed

A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction siding with the states of Tennessee and Virginia in their lawsuit challenging the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s enforcement of its rules restricting the use of name, image and likeness payments to recruit athletes, the Associated Press reported.

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A place for data: Illustrating how the higher education sector may support more inclusive growth

HEPI

This HEPI blog was kindly authored by Tej Nathwani, Principal Researcher (Economist) at HESA, the Higher Education Statistics Agency. Introduction and main findings A country characterised by low growth and entrenched inequality. This is how a recent report by the Resolution Foundation summarised the UK. It’s for this reason that increasing prosperity in an equitable manner is a key challenge facing policymakers across the nation in upcoming years.

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2 Universities Sue Quebec Government Over Tuition Increases

Inside Higher Ed

McGill and Concordia Universities sued the government of Quebec Friday over its decision last fall to significantly increase the tuition for English-speaking students at institutions in the Canadian province starting next fall, The Gazette of Montreal

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5 Crisis Management Tips for Higher Ed Marketers

Caylor Solutions

In the face of a crisis, higher ed marketers must proactively protect their institution's brand. By emphasizing preparation, planned responses, and transparent communication, you can enhance resilience and trust within your educational community. The post 5 Crisis Management Tips for Higher Ed Marketers appeared first on Caylor Solutions.

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Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Cement: Academic Minute

Inside Higher Ed

Today on the Academic Minute: Greeshma Gadikota, associate professor and Croll Sesquicentennial Fellow at Cornell University, explores one possible way to lower carbon footprints.

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The Spring 2024 social media roundup

Terminalfour

From AI characters to BeReal inviting in celebrities and brands, our team has compiled the top 10 social media developments you need to know about this quarter. Find out more in this five-minute read.

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Taking the Pulse of Higher Education: AI, Cost, Stress and Beyond

Today's Learner

Reading Time: 3 minutes For the last four years, we’ve checked in with students, faculty and administrators from two- and four-year institutions around the country to gauge what’s happening in their worlds and how they feel about some of the biggest issues facing higher education. This year, with AI no longer a distant hypothetical but a tangible presence in all our lives, and with ongoing debates about the cost of college waging, we were especially interested in what our respondents had to say.

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How can higher ed stop the bleeding from K12 learning loss?

University Business

As signs of the enrollment cliff loom, higher education is trying its darndest to resuscitate interest and value in a college education. However, getting enough high school graduates through the door may only be half the battle. Pandemic-related learning loss means students may be less prepared than ever for the rigor of postsecondary and workforce pipeline planning.