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Celebrating diversity and supporting progression in education-focused HE careers

Wonkhe

Hannah Cobb, and members of the national learning and teaching focused network, reflect on what universities can do to enhance the careers of education-focused staff The post Celebrating diversity and supporting progression in education-focused HE careers appeared first on Wonkhe.

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FAFSA submissions from high school seniors are down 27.1%

Higher Ed Dive

Concerns about possible enrollment declines are growing amid the fraught rollout of the new federal student aid form.

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Here’s how the government should welcome the next generation of global talent

Wonkhe

Constant chopping and changing is in no-one’s interest. Anne Marie Graham sets out what a sustainable international student policy could look like The post Here’s how the government should welcome the next generation of global talent appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Louisiana bill would allow governor to select higher ed board chairs

Higher Ed Dive

The proposal comes as lawmakers across the nation look to gain more power over college governance.

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17 nuggets from the 8 February 2024 Office for Students board papers

Wonkhe

Everything you need to know from the latest OfS board paper drop, from David Kernohan The post 17 nuggets from the 8 February 2024 Office for Students board papers appeared first on Wonkhe.

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A Lost ‘Fight to Prevent State Overreach’ at Tennessee State

Inside Higher Ed

A Lost ‘Fight to Prevent State Overreach’ at Tennessee State Sara Weissman Tue, 04/09/2024 - 03:00 AM The historically Black university’s Board of Trustees has been replaced by the governor's picks.

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Glenn Loury Comes Clean

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Is the public intellectual's candid memoir an act of self-reckoning or self-sabotage? By Evan Goldstein Yoon S. Byun for The Chronicle Is the public intellectual's candid memoir an act of self-reckoning or self-sabotage?

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Broward College launches search to find permanent leader

Higher Ed Dive

The Florida institution is once again searching for a new leader amid recent turnover in the president role.

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Higher Education is Most Trusted Source to Handle AI

Inside Higher Ed

While the public remains cautious of artificial intelligence (AI), most trust higher education institutions to use AI responsibly, according to a new report released Tuesday morning by the Stevens Institute of Technology and the business intelligence group Morning Consult.

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Excelencia in Education Publishes Analysis about Today's Latino College Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Latino college students are more likely to be first-generation students and less likely to leave college having earned their degrees, according to a new report from Excelencia in Education. Emily Labandera The April 2024 report uses publicly available data to provide readers with a “fundamental understanding” of who Latino students are, how they fit a “post-traditional student profile,” and the schools they are attending, said Emily Labandera, director of research at Excelencia.

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Biden Touts Latest Debt Relief Plan

Inside Higher Ed

Biden Touts Latest Debt Relief Plan Katherine Knott Tue, 04/09/2024 - 03:00 AM With events in three states, Biden and other officials detailed the latest plans to provide debt relief—doubling down on loan forgiveness as a key campaign issue.

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Navigating the Waves: Key Strategies for International Student Recruitment Success

HEPI

This HEPI blog was kindly authored by Vincenzo Raimo, an independent international higher education consultant and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Reading, where he previously served as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement. The questionnaire mentioned in this blog is embedded as a pdf below and can be downloaded from the website. The landscape of international student recruitment in the UK has experienced a seismic shift from a period of unexpected prosperity post-Covid, to a challen

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Wisconsin College Teeters on the Brink, in Public

Inside Higher Ed

Wisconsin College Teeters on the Brink, in Public jessica.blake@… Tue, 04/09/2024 - 03:00 AM Northland College announced a potential closure last month hoping to spark last-minute fundraising to save itself. It hasn’t worked so far.

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Game Changers and Change Makers: Black Publishers’ Defiant Mark on History

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

“Since the second decade of the nineteenth century, black-owned book publishing has existed in the United States, the books released by these publishing enterprises have vindicated blacks, documented black culture and history, and addressed the special concerns of black people in ways which white book publishers have not. The fascinating story of the book publishing efforts of black Americans have been largely ignored by historians.

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State Financial Aid Requirements Can Undercut Access

Inside Higher Ed

A new report from EdTrust, a nonprofit college access advocacy organization, identifies 12 eligibility requirements for state financial aid that it says are “formidable barriers to college access for under-resourced students.

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Achieving the Dream Selects Community College Cohort for Rural-Serving Initiative

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Achieving the Dream (ATD) has announced its selection of seven community colleges to participate in the second cohort of its Accelerating Equitable Outcomes initiative. Dr. Karen A. Stout “America’s rural communities are integral to our nation’s economic and fiscal well-being,” said ATD President and CEO Dr. Karen A. Stout. “Yet, they are frequently under-resourced and struggle to gain the attention of policymakers and investors.

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Student Athlete Suicide Rates Have Doubled Since 2002

Inside Higher Ed

College athlete suicide rates have doubled over the past two decades, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

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NISAU UK launches Grad route campaign

The PIE News

The National Indian Students and Alumni Union has launched the Fair Visa, Fair Chance campaign in an attempt to defend the UK Graduate Route visa. The move by NISAU, one of the most prominent Indian student representative organisations in the UK, comes as home secretary James Cleverly announced plans recently to review the Graduate Route in the coming months.

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Black Students Protest Racial Incident on St. Louis Campus

Inside Higher Ed

The Association of Black Students at Washington University in St. Louis recently held a sit-in at a campus dining hall where a group of students reportedly threw eggs and yelled racial slurs last month, the Associated Press reported. Students in the association wrote thank you notes to the dining hall workers who witnessed the incident and who were mostly minorities, according to the group.

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Stanford’s Faculty Senate Condemned Scott Atlas's Covid Views. Now They Might Take It Back.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Stephanie M. Lee The senate will revisit its 2020 censure after a group of professors said the Hoover fellow wasn’t given due process.

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Universidad Europea acquired, eyes new regions

The PIE News

A Swedish private equity group has acquired the Universidad Europea, saying it wants to support investment in existing campuses and “establishing other ones in new regions” Universidad Europea , which operates through 12 campuses across the Iberian Peninsula of Spain and Portugal, currently comprises a network of 54,000 students and 130,000 alumni.

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KEITH HUMPHREY

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Keith Humphrey Keith Humphrey has been named campus police chief at the University of Memphis in Tennessee. He served as chief of police for the city of Little Rock, Arkansas. Humphrey holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas A&M University Commerce and an MBA from Amberton University in Garland, Texas.

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HE minister to be Ireland’s youngest leader

The PIE News

Simon Harris, Ireland’s former higher education minister, was voted in as the country’s youngest government leader at a ceremony in Dublin on April 9. After a vote in the Irish parliament in which Harris, 37, was backed by 88 votes to 69, he travelled to meet the president to be officially installed as taoiseach (prime minister). Ireland’s leadership became vacant after former taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced his surprise resignation for “personal and political” reasons last month.

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The Power of Student Testimonials

HEMJ (Higher Ed Marketing Journal)

Using Student Profiles as Content Marketing Tools Last year, I wrote about the importance of organic content in higher education marketing. In that piece, I touched on student testimonials as a content option for institutions of higher education. Talking to your students and alumni provides a lot of value: You’re not just getting a piece of content for your website, you’re learning what your students like and don’t like about the program, experience, and institution as a whole.

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“Many variables” in 2024 will shape 2025 Canada allocations – Minister

The PIE News

Multiple variables including approval rate changes and in-year adjustments may influence the study permit cap’s effectiveness, which will “help me make decisions for 2025”, said Canada’s Immigration Minister. Amid further clarifications on the cap being made back in March, Marc Miller noted in a fresh statement on April 5 that the cap will represent a 28% reduction from 2023 for the groups included in it.

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Admin 101: How to Accept 'No' for an Answer

The Chronicle of Higher Education

As an administrator, you will refuse plenty of requests. But part of the job is knowing how to be professional when your own ideas are spurned. By David D. Perlmutter As an administrator, you will refuse plenty of requests. But part of the job is knowing how to be professional when your own ideas are spurned.

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An Open Letter to the New Chancellor of UC Berkeley

Academe Blog

BY THE BERKELEY FACULTY ASSOCIATION It is expected that the University of California Board of Regents will announce the appointment of a new Chancellor of the Berkeley campus on April 10. On April 1, in anticipation of this appointment, the Berkeley Faculty Association posted the following open letter. Congratulations on your appointment as Chancellor.

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Featured Gig: Managing Director of Online Education at UVA

Inside Higher Ed

Featured Gig: Managing Director of Online Education at UVA joshua.m.kim@d… Tue, 04/09/2024 - 03:00 AM Introducing a new series that attempts to spread the word about cool new digital/online learning jobs and alternative academic (alt-ac) opportunities.

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Research Course on African Americans in Education Convenes Ahead of AERA Conference

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Nearly 60 early career scholars and advanced graduate students from across the nation gathered in Philadelphia on Wednesday, ahead of the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) conference to explore questions and methods related to the experiences of African Americans in education. Dr. Chance W. Lewis The 14th Asa G.

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Buddhism and Gender Fluidity: Academic Minute

Inside Higher Ed

Today on the Academic Minute: Megan Bryson, Lindsay Young associate professor of religious studies and chair of Asian studies at the University of Tennessee, examines how gender fluidity has a historical basis.

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Are you making the most of Snapchat?

Terminalfour

Snapchat is young, global, and a growing staple in social media—and Gen Z forms the majority of users. Universities are getting on board and using the platform to build community and grow their audience. Here are some ways universities are using Snapchat.

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Struggling Vermont College of Fine Arts Finds Affiliate - Kathryn Palmer, Inside Higher Ed

Economics and Change in Higher Education

The Vermont College of Fine Arts, which has been seeking a buyer or partner to help it stay financially stable, will soon be affiliated with the California Institute of the Arts. “The affiliation between our schools will strengthen both institutions and allow us both to continue to broaden the range of academic opportunities and creative collaborations available to artists,” Ravi Rajan, president of the California art institute, said in a press release Tuesday.

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Job interviews: How to confidently prepare

Coursera blog

We have arrived at the beginning of another new Career Chat series. Over the next four weeks, we’ll be exploring how to prepare for a job interview. So far in Career Chat, we’ve primarily focused on preparing for the earlier stages of the job search process —focusing your career goals , identifying key job skills , writing your resume (and part two )—and the things you can do to accelerate your progress, like finding a mentor and growing your network.

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Inching Toward the $100,000 Sticker Price - Josh Moody, Inside Higher Ed

Economics and Change in Higher Education

Some selective institutions are expected to hit six figures soon, though such pricing will likely have more of a psychological and political impact than a financial one. For years, headlines have warned that the cost of attending college would eventually exceed $100,000-a-year at some institutions. Law schools at Columbia and Stanford Universities and the University of Chicago crossed that threshold in 2019; some higher ed experts predicted that the most expensive private four-year institutions

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Flexing the future of higher ed: Embracing flexible learning pathways for access, quality and equity

University Business

There is nothing novel about the current approaches to improving access, quality and equity in higher education. However, fresh approaches to these aims may have a new, unexpected ally: flexible learning pathways. Flexin’ flexibility Post-pandemic users are in a sustained trend towards online and blended learning, and there’s an emerging need to balance formal and informal learning approaches.

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Beyond Career and Job-Ready Graduates: Beating the Underemployment Odds: Changing Higher Ed Podcast 202 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Kevin Grubb

The Change Leader, Inc.

In this episode of our podcast, we had the privilege of speaking with Kevin Grubb, Associate Vice Provost for Career and Professional Development at Villanova University, about the holistic approach Villanova is taking to create career and job-ready graduates. Villanova University is setting a new standard for career readiness in higher education by integrating career development throughout the student experience, from orientation to graduation and beyond.

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NAIA, small colleges association, approves ban on trans athletes from women’s sports

University Business

The national small-college organization’s Council of Presidents approved in a 20-0 vote a policy that only students who were assigned the female gender at birth could compete in women’s sports. The new policy also blocks transgender women or nonbinary students who are receiving masculinizing hormone therapy. NAIA President Jim Carr told CBS Sports that all NAIA athletes who are no longer eligible for women’s competition could still participate in men’s sports.

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