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A first look at UCAS’ new grades on entry tool

Wonkhe

UCAS has a new tool showing successful students' actual grades on entry to their courses. Debbie McVitty got a sneak preview The post A first look at UCAS’ new grades on entry tool appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Colleges need free expression reform — not damage control

Higher Ed Dive

Restoring public trust in higher education will require more than public relations and crisis management strategies, argues a Bipartisan Policy Center official.

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Giving communities power: Developing contextual admissions with parents

Wonkhe

Charlotte Hallahan, Nia Oatley and Asha Noor explain how engagement with the community can help a university develop an admissions policy that takes account of context The post Giving communities power: Developing contextual admissions with parents appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Who is managing the endowments of the wealthiest colleges?

Higher Ed Dive

Data about the diversity of wealthy colleges' asset managers remains opaque, new Knight Foundation research finds.

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2 Virginia Universities Won’t Require DEI Classes After Governor’s Review, Board Pushback

Inside Higher Ed

2 Virginia Universities Won’t Require DEI Classes After Governor’s Review, Board Pushback Ryan Quinn Mon, 05/13/2024 - 03:00 AM Years-long efforts to create and mandate diversity-themed coursework at George Mason and Virginia Commonwealth fizzled after an unusual intervention by Glenn Youngkin and last-minute actions by board members.

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'We Have a Mass Movement of Young People Advancing Horrifying Ideas'

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Paul Berman, a leader of the ’68 protests at Columbia U., warns of an intellectual crisis. By Evan Goldstein Erica Lansner, Redux Paul Berman, a leader of the ’68 protests at Columbia University, warns of an intellectual crisis.

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A New Push to Get Community College Students to the Polls

Inside Higher Ed

A New Push to Get Community College Students to the Polls Sara Weissman Mon, 05/13/2024 - 03:00 AM Students at two-year colleges consistently vote at lower rates than their four-year peers. A new coalition of companies and organizations wants to change that.

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From Jubilation to Crisis: Pausing a $237 Million Gift

Inside Higher Ed

From Jubilation to Crisis: Pausing a $237 Million Gift kathryn.palmer… Mon, 05/13/2024 - 03:00 AM Florida A&M admits it doesn't know the value of 14 million shares of stock from a little-known entrepreneur. One expert puts the likelihood the donation is worth $237 million at "about zero.

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Inaugural Newsroom Innovation Challenge Supports 10 HBCU Student Newsrooms

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Student newsrooms at select historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) can expect thousands in additional monetary support soon thanks to an initiative at Howard University. Members of The Hilltop pose with a check from Howard University's Center for Journalism & Democracy, from which fund will go toward technology and staff for the newsroom.

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Undergrads Suffer the Impact of BU’s Graduate Student Strike

Inside Higher Ed

Undergrads Suffer the Impact of BU’s Graduate Student Strike Johanna Alonso Mon, 05/13/2024 - 03:00 AM Boston University’s graduate student strike is entering its eighth week. Students in some writing courses haven’t had class since, and now they have to grade themselves.

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Report: Minority First-Year Students Less Likely to be Satisfied with College Experience

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In their first year on campus, students of color and students from lower income households are less likely to be satisfied with their college experience. And a third feel as though they’ve been discriminated against because of their identities, according to a new EAB report. Michael Koppenheffer The report draws on responses to EAB’s 2024 First-Year Experience Survey, which asked almost 13,000 2023 high school graduates a series of questions related to overall college student perspectives, exper

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ASU Scholar Who Allegedly Threatened Woman in Hijab Suspended

Inside Higher Ed

Arizona State University has suspended and referred to Tempe police a postdoctoral research scholar who, according to a viral video on social media, followed a young woman in a hijab on a sidewalk, got in her face and insulted her. “You’re disrespecting my religious boundaries!” repeats the woman in the video as she backs away from Jonathan Yudelman.

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Limiting int’ls avoids “electoral backlash”

The PIE News

Setting an enrolment limit on international students is the easiest way to bring down migration figures without sparking electoral backlash ahead of the federal election early next year, according to Australia’s association for international education. The Albanese government is set to bring in new legislation, giving the minister of education the power to set a limit on international student enrolments at any institution from January 2025, The PIE has learnt.

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Lawyer: UT Austin Fired Lecturer Involved in Pro-Palestinian Protest

Inside Higher Ed

A lawyer representing a University of Texas at Austin lecturer says the institution fired his client Wednesday. A state trooper had charged the Richard Heyman with “interference with public duties” as the trooper tried to break up a pro-Palestinian encampment.

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‘The ball is in your hands,’ keynote speaker tells Berkeley graduates

The Berkeley Blog

"You are now playing the game of life," said Cynt Marshall, a UC Berkeley alum and CEO of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team. The post ‘The ball is in your hands,’ keynote speaker tells Berkeley graduates appeared first on Berkeley News.

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House Committee Opens Antisemitism Investigation of Northwestern

Inside Higher Ed

A few days after summoning Northwestern University President Michael Schill to testify in a hearing next week, the House Education and Workforce Committee announced it is opening an investigation into how the university has responded to reports of antisemitism on campus.

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Is the Dept of Ed Shortchanging Libraries?

Insight Into Diversity

In an unpopular move, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has proposed discontinuing the library component of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). ED has faced significant opposition from various academic and library associations. The library data, which has been collected as part of IPEDS since 1988 and annually since 2014, is seen as vital for understanding the role of libraries in supporting higher education institutions.

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Creating the Job

Inside Higher Ed

Creating the Job Sarah Bray Mon, 05/13/2024 - 03:00 AM Nana Lee offers advice on how to obtain a position based on your interest, values, skills and life situation, even if it doesn’t exist right now.

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Educause Adds Honorary AI Category to Horizon Report

Campus Technology

For the first time, Educause's Teaching and Learning Horizon Report has added a separate category for artificial intelligence in its list of the top trends shaping the future of teaching and learning in higher education.

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The Marketing Power of Virtual Reality: Academic Minute

Inside Higher Ed

Today on the Academic Minute, part of University of St. Thomas Week: Seth Ketron, assistant professor of marketing, explores how marketers are reaching us by presenting the world through a virtual lens.

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University Medalist to graduates: Look beyond the label.

The Berkeley Blog

Christopher Ying, who was awarded the 2024 University Medal as the top graduating senior, delivered the following address at UC Berkeley’s 2022 commencement: Thank you Chancellor Christ for the introduction. Good morning professors, family, and hello class of 2024. I am humbled and honored to stand before you today. For all of us, Cal surprised us by […] The post University Medalist to graduates: Look beyond the label. appeared first on Berkeley News.

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JONATHAN ALGER

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Jonathan Alger Jonathan Alger has been appointed president of American University. He served as president of James Madison University. Alger holds a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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Some Professors See Pro-Palestinian Encampments as Outdoor Classrooms

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Katherine Mangan Several have escorted students inside the protest zones for lessons, drawing the ire of some administrators.

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There’s Still Time to Plan for Anaheim

Liaison International

First the good news: Liaison’s flagship event of 2024 is only a few weeks away! Join us at experience: LIAISON in June. Now the great news: It’s not too late to join us in Anaheim for two days of admissions, enrollment, and student success insights at experience: LIAISON, June 10 th and 11 th. The event hasn’t sold out yet, so you still have time to register for this important gathering of higher-ed peers, partners, and thought leaders at the legendary Disneyland Resort Hotel.

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Defending Students

Academe Blog

BY MATTHEW BOEDY As Emory University sent police in late April to raid a student protest encampment—during which at least three faculty were arrested, one thrown to the ground—my state’s largest newspaper asked me as president of the state AAUP conference for my thoughts on the national situation that engulfed more than seventy-five public college…

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The EdTech Navigator: A Strategic Planning Framework for New Learning Spaces

Campus Technology

Addressing the challenges of new learning spaces requires a new strategic approach to innovative planning, stakeholder engagement, continuous professional development, and a commitment to ongoing evaluation and adjustment.

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Lee Roberts, Indoctrinator-in-Chief

Academe Blog

BY HASSAN MELEHY “That flag will stand here as long as I’m chancellor,” Lee Roberts, chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, proudly proclaimed on Tuesday, April 30, after restoring the American flag to the pole adorning Polk Place on the UNC campus in Chapel Hill.

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Krause Named Dean of William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Amanda L. Krause has been appointed dean of the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Evansville (UE). Dr. Amanda L. Krause "I am excited and honored to lead the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Evansville," said Krause. "I look forward to collaborating with UE's exceptional faculty, staff, and students to forge connections, prioritize student needs, and bring innovative solutions that will enhance the college and the univers

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The Self-Employment Path for Ph.D.s

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Six questions to answer first if you’re thinking about opening your own business. By Jennifer S. Furlong and Stacy M. Hartman Six questions to answer first if you’re thinking about opening your own business.

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“Do not risk this market”, Aus unis warn as some welcome “soft cap”

The PIE News

Some stakeholders have welcomed the idea of a “soft” cap on international student enrolment, but warned the Australian government not to “risk” the country’s international education market. In a new draft framework , of which the policies included would come into force later this year or in January 2025, the minister of education – currently Jason Clare – would have powers to set a ceiling on new enrolments at any institution.

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OpenAI Rolls Out Next Evolution of ChatGPT, Able to Accept or Output Any Combination of Text, Audio, or Image

Campus Technology

OpenAI is introducing a new iteration of its flagship GPT-4 large multimodal language model.

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Creating and Sustaining Wellness Cultures for Faculty, Staff, and Students to Thrive

Higher Education Today

Recent studies have shown a clear link between workplace culture and well-being. People who feel supported and valued at work experience less burnout, depression, stress, and anxiety. Culture shapes how we feel emotionally, and it even influences whether we consistently engage in healthy lifestyle behaviors. While changing a culture takes time and effort, the benefits for everyone’s well-being make it worthwhile.

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What Is AI-Native Networking, and How Can It Benefit Higher Ed Institutions?

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

With lean IT departments and an ever-increasing number of devices on campus, higher education is a logical environment in which to deploy artificial intelligence in networking. Increased visibility means faster troubleshooting, stronger security and a better user experience — all of which translates to a lighter load for IT. Campus users increasingly expect institutions to deliver seamless, reliable connectivity with fast and easy problem resolution.

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3 Key Strategies to Finding Mission-Fit Students

Caylor Solutions

The enrollment cliff is looming on the horizon. Learn how you can thrive in spite of the challenges by finding mission-fit students! The post 3 Key Strategies to Finding Mission-Fit Students appeared first on Caylor Solutions.

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It’ll cost more than $87,000 to attend CT’s most expensive private colleges, including Yale

University Business

The Ivy League Yale University in New Haven made headlines at the end of March when it announced the cost of attendance for the upcoming year would exceed $90,000, when totaling an undergraduate’s tuition, fees, housing, food, books, other materials and personal expenses. But it’s only the third most expensive private college in the state. When looking at undergraduate tuition, room and board, Yale’s cost is $87,150.

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Chancellor Christ to grads: ‘The world needs all that you have to offer’

The Berkeley Blog

Let me begin by offering my heartfelt congratulations to you, the members of this remarkable and resilient graduating class. Though the fates saw fit to place unprecedented challenges in your path, you kept your eyes on the prize, you persevered and you have prevailed! Before I begin my graduation remarks, I want to say a […] The post Chancellor Christ to grads: ‘The world needs all that you have to offer’ appeared first on Berkeley News.

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Announcing Microsoft as our first-ever Make-a-Thon partner to help Coursera employees spark innovation in AI

Coursera blog

By Mustafa Furniturewala, Chief Technology Officer We’re thrilled to welcome Microsoft as our first industry partner to join Coursera’s 19th Make-a-Thon, an annual event where our teams, regardless of technical experience, explore new ideas that could help revolutionize online learning. Since our partnership began in 2021, Microsoft has continually worked alongside us to deliver in-demand programs to learners across the globe, and their participation in this year’s Make-a-Thon comes at a key mom

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