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Alverno College to cut 14 majors after declaring financial exigency

Higher Ed Dive

The struggling Catholic institution will also lay off 25 faculty members and 12 staffers as it tries to close a budget gap and stabilize its finances.

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What might a major review from Labour consider?

Wonkhe

Is a major review of higher education funding on the way? What might the scope and parameters need to be? Alistair Jarvis asks the questions The post What might a major review from Labour consider? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Navigating accounts receivables in higher ed: 4 areas coming under more regulatory scrutiny

Higher Ed Dive

Staying ahead of dynamic compliance and regulatory requirements is integral to higher ed institutions’ financial stability and reputation.

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Civic participation should be central to the student experience

Wonkhe

The snap election has reignited the debate about the political disengagement of young people. Andy Mycock explores the role that higher education should play in shaping the citizens of tomorrow. The post Civic participation should be central to the student experience appeared first on Wonkhe.

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The positive impacts of family engagement on student retention

Higher Ed Dive

Research shows when families are engaged and receive updates, students are more likely to be retained.

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UNC Fires Professor They Secretly Recorded

Inside Higher Ed

The university recorded Larry Chavis’s class without his consent for a professional review. Last week he was told his contract would not be renewed. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will not renew the contract of a professor whose classes they recorded without his permission, university media relations director Beth Lutz confirmed.

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Statement of Support of California State Senate Bill 1348 - Black-Serving Institutions Program

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

We, the undersigned, strongly support California State Senate Bill 1348: Black-Serving Institution Program, which would create California's first Minority Serving Institutional designation. Senator Steven Bradford, 35th California State Senate District, authored this legislation. This designation, called a Black-Serving Institution (BSI), would recognize institutions that have enrollment and a demonstrated commitment to serving Black students.

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A fortune in the short-term: Is it time for CE programs to explode?

University Business

The University of North Florida is bucking declining college enrollment trends in higher education, and John Kantner, University of North Florida senior associate provost of faculty and research, credits some of this growth to its focus on continuing education (CE) programs. “One thing we’re very focused on is that UNF will be Jacksonville’s life-long learning provider,” Kantner told The Florida Times-Union.

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Trustees Vote to Dissolve University of Kentucky Senate

Inside Higher Ed

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees voted Friday morning to dissolve the university Senate, The Lexington Herald-Leader reported.

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No Increased Funding Proposed for New Jersey Community Colleges

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

New Jersey Council of County Colleges members fear Gov. Phil Murphy is planning to cut about $20 million in state funding to community colleges. Dr. Aaron Fichtner Educators, college administrators and students say the governor’s proposed FY25 budget reduction — flat funding from FY24 — could negatively affect students and the higher education community.

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University of Arts Closure Remains Shrouded in Mystery

Inside Higher Ed

The institution’s sudden shutdown has prompted its accreditor to step in and help guide students—and inspired legislation on college financial transparency. When University of the Arts closed abruptly on June 7, it left students and employees in limbo. Officials had announced the shutdown just a week earlier, after The Philadelphia Inquirer broke the news.

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Book Review: The Future of Black Leadership in Higher Education: Firsthand Experiences and Global Impact

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Future of Black Leadership in Higher Education: Firsthand Experiences and Global Impact is an excellent book that answers the question, what does it take to succeed as a Black professional in higher education leadership? Comprising 18 different authors, this text shares effective leadership principles and practices for new and seasoned Black professionals, common but unique racial problems that Black higher education professionals face, and rich examples of both wisdom and warning for naviga

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UK goverment dept. calls on institutions to look at Panama for TNE

The PIE News

Chaired by Suzanna Tomassi, higher education specialist from the Department for Business and Trade, experts on Panama and its “city of knowledge” – or Ciudad del Saber – showcased the destination to UK institutional representatives. Tomassi explained that a growing amount of interest prompted the necessity of a webinar to provide institutional representatives for TNE with key information about the country and its Ciudad del Saber area, located in Panama City and echoing the rise of popularity in

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Building Online Student Services in Universities: The Critical First Step

HEMJ (Higher Ed Marketing Journal)

Leveraging Organizational Development and Design to Future-Proof Your Institution Imagine yourself as an architect for your higher education institution, tasked with creating a structure that not only figures prominently in a busy skyline of peers but also persists — and thrives — through environmental change, challenge, and transformation. Perhaps, historically, your institution has excelled at providing traditional, in-person programs across core academic areas.

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Finland International School sets up third campus in India

The PIE News

FIS Race Course , in Mumbai’s upscale Mahalaxmi neighbourhood, was officially launched on June 6 in the presence of Bollywood actors, cricketers, and entrepreneurs providing credence to the international school’s much-awaited initiation in India’s financial capital. “I am so excited for the students who will join FIS as in today’s world educational systems are not narrow and it’s not just about getting high grades or following rote learning.

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New Jersey Community College Leaders Fight Potential Funding Cut

Inside Higher Ed

The institutions stand to lose $20 million if the governor’s current budget proposal passes. The college’s leaders are hopeful their advocacy can stave off the cut. New Jersey community college leaders are pushing back against a possible 12 percent state funding cut in Governor Phil Murphy’s proposed budget. Last year, the state’s 18 community colleges received an additional $20 million to offset rising employee healthcare costs, a sum they now risk losing if the current version of the proposed

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CUNY, U.S. Education Department Enter Agreement Regarding Discrimination Complaints

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The City University of New York has agreed to conduct more training for diversity officers and individuals who investigate discrimination complaints, according to an agreement reached with the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Office for Civil Rights. William C. Thompson Jr. “The Board of Trustees of the City University of New York believes in the dignity of all human beings and stands united against bigotry or hate of any kind on our campuses,” said Board of Trustees Chairman William C.

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Stanford Misinformation Group to Keep Going Despite Reported Cuts

Inside Higher Ed

The Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO), one of the largest academic groups investigating misinformation, is pledging to continue its work following multiple reports of it slashing its staff.

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OSU Freezes Tuition for Third Straight Year

Insight Into Diversity

While tuition costs continue to increase across the country, Oklahoma State University (OSU) students will benefit from a continued freeze on tuition and mandatory fees, as the OSU and Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges Board of Regents voted unanimously to maintain current rates for the third year in a row. This decision reflects the fifth time in six years that the university has avoided raising costs, demonstrating the Board’s commitment to affordability.

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AI Can Help Student Success but Officials Need Guidance

Inside Higher Ed

A majority of student success directors, administrators and advisers say artificial intelligence (AI) can help identify students in need of support, but almost no institutions are creating streamlined approaches to use AI technology, a new report finds.

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Singer Named FAFSA Executive Advisor

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Jeremy Singer, who is currently the president of College Board, has been named to lead the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) overall strategy, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Jeremy Singer “Jeremy brings deep experience having successfully led the development and introduction of major technology innovations in education, which will be integral to improving the FAFSA experience and ensuring millions of students and families can easily access the federal financial ai

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Call for Speakers Reopened: Tech Tactics in Education 2024

Campus Technology

Now rescheduled as a virtual event on Sept. 25, the annual conference from the producers of Campus Technology and THE Journal will focus AI, cybersecurity, data, ed tech, and other emerging trends in K–20 education.

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ED Office for Civil Rights Reaches Agreement Regarding Title VI Complaints

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The University of Michigan has entered into a resolution agreement with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to register its commitment to compliance with Title VI of the of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Catherine E. Lhamon Complaints arose about the university’s responses to allegations of discrimination or harassment, including based on shared Jewish ancestry and shared Palestinian or Muslim ancestry.

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What Colleges Can Learn From 2 Federal Civil-Rights Investigations

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Michael Vasquez Fatih Aktas, Anadolu, Getty Images Students at the City College of New York take part in a pro-Palestinian protest. The Education Department found that the University of Michigan and the City University of New York didn’t properly handle discrimination complaints.

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A Curious and Cozy Alliance

Jon Boeckenstedt

When all the Ivy League institutions went test-optional as a result of COVID, and some seemed comfortable with the idea, I thought I’d be writing a lot less about the College Board. And I was, for a while.

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EXCLUSIVE: ICEF accredits 2,000th agency

The PIE News

Some 2,000 education agencies across 125 countries have now been vetted through ICEF’s Agency Status program. The program, which aims to provide a global benchmark of education agency quality, prides itself on its “rigorous vetting process” which includes reference checks and annual reassessment, which the organisation said “has the rigour to give governments, educators, and students confidence in the quality of an agency” Each successful agency applicant receives a

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Alverno Declares Financial Exigency, Will Cut Programs and 37 Jobs

Inside Higher Ed

Alverno College’s Board of Trustees voted Friday to declare financial exigency, an emergency step that

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Using AI to think with students, not for them

HEPI

This HEPI guest blog was kindly authored by Mary Curnock Cook CBE, who chairs the Emerge/Jisc HE Edtech Advisory Board, and Bess Brennan, Chief of University Partnerships with Cadmus which is running a series of collaborative roundtables with UK university leaders about the challenges and opportunities of generative AI in Higher Education. Last month’s invitation-only meeting focused on assessment, with four HE leaders – from the University of Greenwich, Imperial College London, University of Gl

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U of Rochester Receives $50M for New Medical Center

Inside Higher Ed

The University of Rochester has received a $50 million gift from entrepreneur B. Thomas Golisano, the college announced Thursday.

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What Is CDW’s Strategic Application Modernization Assessment, and How Can It Help Your University?

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Most IT leaders understand the importance of modernizing their applications and data, but they have struggled to get started and map out the right process. According to a 2023 report from the IBM Institute for Business Value, 83 percent of North American IT executives say modernizing applications and data is central to the strategy of their organizations.

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Chinese “disruption” of international school sector  

The PIE News

The report by Beijing-based market intelligence consultancy Venture Education will be launched on June 20, revealing the recent expansion of Chinese K-12 schools catering for Chinese nationals around the world. “As more and more international schools have opened, often under a for-profit model, the question will be whether they have deep enough pockets to compete with the Chinese government and Chinese investors wooing the same Chinese students,” said Julian Fisher, director of Venture Education

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How to Navigate Challenges in Graduate Enrollment

Campus Sonar

With the demographic shift and many other changes happening on higher ed campuses, leveraging graduate enrollment as a campus growth opportunity is top of mind for many. Before you begin development, it’s critical to think through how to build competitive graduate programs and understand how to effectively recruit and retain graduate students. Graduate enrollment and marketing experts Keith Ramsdell (Vice President for Enrollment Marketing, Ashland University) and Shane Baglini (Senior Director

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7 Signs You Need a Website Overhaul

Caylor Solutions

Your website should support your goals, not stand in the way. Here are 7 signs you need to revamp your enrollment website! The post 7 Signs You Need a Website Overhaul appeared first on Caylor Solutions.

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Making Delivery Driver Parking More Efficient: Academic Minute

Inside Higher Ed

Today on the Academic Minute: Ann Melissa Campbell, Clement T. and Sylvia H. Hanson Family Chair in Manufacturing Productivity and professor of business analytics at the University of Iowa, explores how to make parking easier for delivery drivers.

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Are these new rules the canary in the coal mine for distance learning?

University Business

At the start of the pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education quickly enacted emergency regulations allowing students to continue with their education online —a revolutionary development that provided a lifeline to institutions and students alike. Schools around the country seized the opportunity, pivoting to online asynchronous programs even for hands-on occupations like nursing, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, cosmetology, barbering, and esthetics that some believed could never be taught remotely

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From Silicon Valley to Silicon Savannah: climate expert Patrick Verkooijen on why this is Africa’s century

The Guardian - Higher Education

The University of Nairobi’s new chancellor says the continent has vast potential – but to realise the promise of AI and green jobs, rich countries must honour their commitments Africa has all the potential to meet pressing climate challenges with innovative solutions, according to one of the world’s renowned environmentalists. With its vast natural capital and youthful population, “this is Africa’s century,” according to Prof Patrick Verkooijen, chief executive of the Global Center on Adaptation

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Alverno College declares financial emergency, plans to cut majors and graduate programs

University Business

Alverno College’s Board of Trustees has declared a financial emergency and is cutting one-third of its majors and one-quarter of its graduate programs, the school announced Friday. Kathy Hudson, chair of the board, said the moves would “ultimately position Alverno College for a more financially sustainable future.” She added: “We remain dedicated to providing students a transformational education experience.

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