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U.S. News shakes up rankings methodology — but top colleges held their spots

Higher Ed Dive

The publication's rankings now further emphasize social mobility after some institutions abandoned them.

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Using non-financial data to find fulfilment in graduate outcomes

Wonkhe

Tej Nathwani explains how the job design and nature of work variable can complement existing measures to enhance our understanding of how graduates are faring in the labour market. The post Using non-financial data to find fulfilment in graduate outcomes appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Putting Admissions in Context

Inside Higher Ed

Putting Admissions in Context Liam Knox Mon, 09/18/2023 - 03:00 AM A new study finds that taking high school students’ level of resources into account when assessing applications can lead to diverse admits who are likely to succeed in college.

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Building mobile careers in research

Wonkhe

Joe Marshall sets out the findings of a new report calling for sector-wide action to promote researcher mobility The post Building mobile careers in research appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Admissions Officers Reflect on a Transformative Year

Inside Higher Ed

Admissions Officers Reflect on a Transformative Year Liam Knox Mon, 09/18/2023 - 03:00 AM In Inside Higher Ed’s annual survey, admissions leaders share their views on the Supreme Court’s affirmative action ban and other major changes in the sector.

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Gen Z Is Ready to Talk. Are Professors Ready to Listen?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

How a successful gen-ed program is using the humanities to reach this very different generation of students. By Melinda S. Zook LJ Davids for The Chronicle How a successful gen-ed program is using the humanities to reach this very different generation of students.

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Lacking AC, Students Swelter in Record Heat

Inside Higher Ed

Lacking AC, Students Swelter in Record Heat Johanna Alonso Mon, 09/18/2023 - 03:00 AM Dorms without air-conditioning are common even at the most selective colleges. But as summers get longer and hotter, many see AC less as a luxury than a necessity.

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Purpose and the Ph.D.

Inside Higher Ed

Purpose and the Ph.D. Sarah Bray Mon, 09/18/2023 - 03:00 AM Joseph Lewis and Sonali Majumdar share lessons learned and outline approaches to (re)discover purpose and gain agency in graduate school. Byline(s) Joseph L.

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Study: Researchers Find Relationship Between Grades and Test Scores Examined in Context of Available Opportunities and College Success

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Indicators of high school grades and standardized test scores that account for available school, neighborhood, and family resources are strongly associated with those students’ college success, a recent study published by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Dr. Michael Bastedo The study, published in AERA peer-reviewed journal AERA Open , examined high school, ACT testing, and higher ed data from an anonymous Midwestern state’s education department to investigate the efficacy o

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Higher Education’s Crisis of Faith

Inside Higher Ed

How to overcome college’s spiritual crisis. Matt Rowland Hill, a Welsh journalist, memoirist and book reviewer and the son of a fundamentalist Baptist preacher, describes the loss of religious faith as a shattering experience: “an internal catastrophe—the voice of God falls silent, comforting certainties are overturned, notions of right and wrong vanish into thin air.

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Fair use or copyright infringement? What academic researchers need to know about ChatGPT prompts

SRHE

by Anita Toh As scholarly research into and using generative AI tools like ChatGPT becomes more prevalent, it is crucial for researchers to understand the intersections of copyright, fair use, and use of generative AI in research. While there is much discussion about the copyrightability of generative AI outputs and the legality of generative AI companies’ use of copyrighted material as training data ( Lucchi, 2023 ), there has been relatively little discussion about copyright in relation to use

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3 Questions About Dartmouth’s First Fully Online Degree

Inside Higher Ed

3 Questions About Dartmouth’s First Fully Online Degree joshua.m.kim@d… Mon, 09/18/2023 - 03:00 AM A conversation with Dartmouth Engineering’s Alexis Abramson and Coursera’s Marni Baker Stein on the new online master of engineering in computer engineering.

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UMass Amherst Launches Center to Integrate Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science

Insight Into Diversity

The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) is partnering with Indigenous communities across the U.S. and internationally to launch a new Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science (CBIKS). Led by Sonya Atalay, PhD, provost professor of anthropology at UMass Amherst, CBIKS will bring together Indigenous and Western scientists to understand and address the interconnected impacts of environmental change on food, culture, and society.

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Gender Disparities in Academic Majors and Graduates’ Incomes Persist

Higher Education Today

Title: Student Loans: 78% Of Those Who Hold the 20 Most Lucrative College Degrees Are Men Author: Alex Gailey Source: Bankrate Prospective and current college students as well as graduates are aptly concerned with the return on investment they can expect from their college degrees. Students’ return on investment is often augmented by the academic. Read more » The post Gender Disparities in Academic Majors and Graduates’ Incomes Persist appeared first on Higher Education Today.

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The U.S. News exodus never happened. How did the top ranking service outlast naysayers?

University Business

Another fall semester has unfolded, and with it, a 40-year-old tradition. U.S. News & World Report released its latest college rankings yesterday, and colleges are touting their improvements, prevailing against the barrage of criticism it received at the turn of the year. Coming into 2023, U.S. News found itself in on the back heel. Yale Law School’s decision to stop participating with the seminal college ranking service in November prompted a wave of other prestigious graduate progr

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Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Jennifer Coke Jennifer Coke has been appointed executive director of philanthropy at Bowie State University. She served as director of corporate giving at Howard University. Coke holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus and an MPA from Bowie State.

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The Future of Partnership Is Capacity Building 

HEMJ (Higher Ed Marketing Journal)

Capacity Building in the Modern Higher Ed Landscape Not all partnerships are created equal. Anyone who’s partnered with a marketing agency, hired a freelancer, or contracted for vendor services knows that. I started my career collaborating with partners who relied on the expertise of an online program manager (OPM). Later, I founded my first company to support colleges and universities that wanted to manage their students’ journeys independently, but lacked sufficient marketing knowledge and res

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UNC System Scrutinizes Posttenure Review Inconsistencies

Inside Higher Ed

University of North Carolina system leaders expressed concern last week that the rigor of the posttenure review process for faculty members differs markedly across UNC’s 15 tenure-granting institutions.

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Deakin expands in India with Symbiosis Int’l

The PIE News

Australia’s Deakin University is furthering its offer to students in India with an expansion of its partnership with Symbiosis International. The Australian university, which is set to begin teaching at a branch campus in GIFT City in Gujarat , has worked with Symbiosis for over 20 years. Under the new partnership, Deakin will offer a dual degree and an accelerated master’s program with Symbiosis in the areas of business administration & analytics and liberal arts.

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New College Defectors Form Online Learning Platform

Inside Higher Ed

New College of Florida students, parents, faculty and alumni are launching an online education platform aimed at preserving the spirit of the university, a public liberal arts college previously known for its flexible academic pathways and intellectual rigor.

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Michigan State Plans to Fire Its Football Coach After Fallout Over Harassment Allegations

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By David Jesse Mike Mulholland, Getty Images Head coach Mel Tucker of the Michigan State Spartans The university said Mel Tucker's conduct has brought "public disrespect" to the institution.

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Boston U Antiracist Research Center Lays Off Employees

Inside Higher Ed

The Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University is laying off as many as 15 to 20 staff members, the news website Semafor reported. The center was founded in 2020 following the killing of George Floyd. Ibrahim X. Kendi, the center’s executive director and a prominent antiracism activist and scholar, famously wrote the best-selling book How to Be an Antiracist, published in 2019.

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Web 3.0: Personalized Marketing in an AI-Enhanced Metaverse

Caylor Solutions

Imagine personalized virtual expeditions and AI-driven campus experiences. As the Metaverse intertwines with AI-enhanced blockchain, higher education marketing stands to revolutionize personalization. The post Web 3.0: Personalized Marketing in an AI-Enhanced Metaverse appeared first on Caylor Solutions.

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Your support services are vital to student belonging. Here’s what’s getting in their way

University Business

The more students are aware of the various support services on campus, such as in academic advising, mental health and financial aid, the more they report positive rates of belonging, according to a new report from Tyton Partners. The 2023 edition of “Listening to Learners” found that students who interacted with an average of three student support services were more likely to report that they “strongly agree” with the fact that they feel like they belong at school.

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Avoiding Staff Turnover and Strengthening Your Annual Giving Program

EAB

Blogs Avoiding Staff Turnover and Strengthening Your Annual Giving Program A conversation with Miami University EAB’s Advancement Marketing Services partners with institutions across the country to support and elevate their annual giving programs. Through over 10 years of partnership with EAB, Miami University has tested innovative digital strategies and reinvigorated traditional initiatives, all while avoiding staff turnover and keeping pace in a competitive and changing fundraising environment

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SHEEO Report Examines State Tuition, Fees, and Financial Assistance Policies

Higher Education Today

Title: State Tuition, Fees, and Financial Assistance Policies 2022 Authors: Jessica Colorado, Sophia Laderman, and Casey McCoy-Simmons Source: State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) The State Higher Education Executive Officers Association has released the 10th report on state-level policies on tuition, fees, and financial aid for 2022.

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Navigating Privacy Controls with Google Analytics 4 (GA4)

EAB

Blogs Navigating Privacy Controls with Google Analytics 4 (GA4) By Adnan Sosic Adnan Sosic serves as the Director of Marketing Analytics in EAB’s Agency team, focused on helping colleges and universities design audience centric and action oriented.edu content strategy. Following a widely popular GA4 webinar last month, Adnan will continue to publish blogs to help EAB’s valued partners navigate of the evolving landscape of Search Engine Optimization.

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As Pa. budget uncertainty continues, a Penn State contingency plan would delay spending for 'attracting and retaining the best staff' - Anne Danahy, WPSU

Economics and Change in Higher Education

Penn State’s 2023-24 budget includes funding for employee pay raises — 3% for units to give merit-based increases. But the university put those raises on hold while it waits for its state appropriations. A university spokeswoman said, in part, that if state funding to the university is flat there is “a contingency in place to delay critical spending in other areas, including on efforts important to attracting and retaining the best staff.

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Your Guide to a Successful Year-End Annual Giving Campaign

EAB

Blogs Your Guide to a Successful Year-End Annual Giving Campaign 5 Tips for Advancement Leaders As you settle into the fall term and new academic year, it's time to focus on a crucial task: your year-end giving campaign. These campaigns hold immense potential within your annual giving strategy, but their success hinges on effective execution. The end of year marks a time of reflection and gratitude, which inspires many people to support their favorite nonprofits and causes.

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Stetson University gets $15.4 million gift

University Business

Richard and Mary McMahan gave the DeLand-based university $15.4 million. Mary left the gift to the school following her death on June 23. The gift will be split to benefit the Richard and Mary McMahan Scholarship for Volusia County students and serve as an endowment for the School of Music. Read more from WFTV 9. The post Stetson University gets $15.4 million gift appeared first on University Business.

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Visualizing Success: How Data Reporting Tools Simplify Academic Accreditation

Creatrix Campus

Visualizing Success: How Data Reporting Tools Simplify Academic Accreditation editor Mon, 09/18/2023 - 05:06 As top colleges and universities continue to dominate the higher education industry with high-quality programs, a greater number of institutions are realizing the potential of getting their course accredited and adopting the continuous quality improvement process from admission to graduation.

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AI, Wisconsin brain drain: Marian University plans community discussion on education and career development

University Business

The news release said one of the topics, “ChatGPT,” has been contentious at many universities, but Marian University professors have collaborated across departments for a unique approach — to examine how to harness the power of ChatGPT to improve practices in business and education, and do so through the lens of Marian’s values-based education. Johanna Groene, adjunct professor in education at Marian, said in the release: “At Marian University, we are exploring the ethical integration of AI to e

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‘We were all blindsided’: Chatham University faces multimillion-dollar budget hole, lays off staff, cuts benefits - Emma Folts, Public Source

Economics and Change in Higher Education

Five days before Rhonda Phillips took over as Chatham University’s new president, faculty and staff received an email from her. “While excited to officially begin my tenure,” she wrote on June 26, “this is not the tone nor tenor of the first message I envisioned sending.” Earlier that morning, Board of Trustees Chair David Hall told faculty and staff via email that the private university faces an increasing deficit in its operating budget, projected then to be between $8-12 million, and likely n

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Getting the Most Out of an Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Platform

University Business

Register Now Date & Time: Tuesday, October 3 at 2 pm ET College and university leaders are responsible for tracking, maintaining and managing a large number of assets, buildings and equipment, in many different locations, buildings and campuses. With so many costs increasing, and with campus spaces being utilized differently than in the past, efficient management of all assets is more critical than ever.

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The Home Office and Work-Life Balance: Academic Minute

Inside Higher Ed

Today on the Academic Minute, part of University of Maryland Baltimore County Week: Elizabeth Patton, associate professor of media and communication studies, examines how we portray work-life balance at home.

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Texas A&M System’s guidance on the state’s DEI ban shows compliance might be a hard needle to thread

University Business

To continue to receive state funding, Texas universities must comply with the ban’s requirements. This includes annual reporting to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to prove compliance with SB 17 before schools can spend state funds. To ensure compliance with the law, the Texas A&M University System said disciplinary action may be taken against employees or contractors who violate the law.

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16 states underfunded land-grant HBCUs by over $12B, Biden admin says

Higher Ed Dive

The education and agriculture secretaries called on each state’s governor to remedy the historical funding gaps.

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