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Podcast: Funding, disabled students, nursing

Wonkhe

This week on the podcast the Home Office has commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee to review the Graduate route visa - what could be on the cards come its conclusions in May? The post Podcast: Funding, disabled students, nursing appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Harvard University revives standardized testing requirements

Higher Ed Dive

With the reversal, the top-ranked college becomes the latest Ivy League school to shed test-optional policies for applicants.

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Higher education postcard: Bob Jones University

Wonkhe

This week’s card from Hugh Jones’s postbag brings you the world’s most unusual university The post Higher education postcard: Bob Jones University appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Ohio’s Sinclair Community College to shutter 2 locations

Higher Ed Dive

Although the two sites together enrolled around 5,500 students at their peak, they hosted just one class between them this semester.

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Online provision needs good academic governance too

Wonkhe

Emily Owen considers the academic governance challenges associated with fully online higher education The post Online provision needs good academic governance too appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Degrees Earned Fall Again, Certificates Rise

Inside Higher Ed

Degrees Earned Fall Again, Certificates Rise Sara Weissman Thu, 04/11/2024 - 03:00 AM Fewer people are earning degrees for the second year in a row, but certificates are having a moment, according to a new report.

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We are having the wrong conversation about student employment

Wonkhe

Kim Allen argues that universities should develop strategies for making students’ lives more liveable - both as students and as workers The post We are having the wrong conversation about student employment appeared first on Wonkhe.

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EdTrust Recommends How Schools Can Improve Interactions with Families

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

EdTrust has released three reports on family engagement that lays out a different vision for families to be involved with their schools in a way that promotes authentic, culturally responsive family engagement to support students’ academic growth and overall wellbeing. The reports cover a range of family engagement topics, including 1.) a survey of parents’ perceptions of how schools engage with them post-pandemic; 2.) changes policymakers at all levels can make to improve family and community e

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Full-time Faculty Raises Finally Beat Inflation … Just Barely

Inside Higher Ed

Full-time Faculty Raises Finally Beat Inflation … Just Barely Ryan Quinn Thu, 04/11/2024 - 03:00 AM With the dollar’s declining value taken into account, new data shows that real wages grew by half a percent. But pay remains well below pre-pandemic levels, and full-time women and part-timers continue to receive less than others.

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College Hiring Dips, But Most Employers Will Maintain or Increase Hiring

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Figure1 While 17.4% of respondents plan to decrease hires, nearly 83% of employers anticipate increasing (24.9%) or maintaining (57.7%) hiring for the college Class of 2024, according to research conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Planned cuts mean overall hiring projections are down 5.8% from last year, NACE’s Job Outlook 2024 Spring Update survey found.

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When FAFSA Completion Takes a Village

Inside Higher Ed

When FAFSA Completion Takes a Village Liam Knox Thu, 04/11/2024 - 03:00 AM In New York City, completion rates for the revamped federal form are down a whopping 45 percent. City agencies, higher ed partners and advocacy groups are pooling their resources to get back on track.

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Amid FAFSA debacle, these higher ed leaders strive to ensure no student is left behind

University Business

Higher education leaders unloaded their grievances over the Department of Education’s botched FAFSA rollout in a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee hearing on Wednesday. As much as this experience has eroded their confidence in the Department and left financial aid offices in a state of limbo, they did not mince words about how it will have a lasting impact on the enrollment of the country’s neediest students. “The lowest-income students are hurt the most,” Rachel

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Proposal to Accredit Fully Online Law Schools Prompts Pushback

Inside Higher Ed

A group of law school deans are pushing back against a proposal from the American Bar Association’s accrediting arm that would allow fully online law schools to apply for accreditation, the ABA Journal reported last week.

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Navigating Change in Technology with Emotional Intelligence

Caylor Solutions

Navigating change in technology will require us to be more human than ever. Learn how in this insightful conversation. The post Navigating Change in Technology with Emotional Intelligence appeared first on Caylor Solutions.

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4 More Universities Under U.S. Review for Alleged 'Shared Ancestry' Bias

Inside Higher Ed

The U.S. Education Department is investigating four more universities for possible violations of federal laws that prohibit discrimination based on shared ancestry.

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The Impact of Gutting Tenure in Georgia

Academe Blog

BY MATTHEW BOEDY In Georgia we decided to conduct a small survey of faculty opinions about shared governance. And the results are not merely shocking but show the direct effects from Georgia’s university system gutting tenure in 2021.

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UT Dallas to Close Former DEI Office

Inside Higher Ed

The University of Texas at Dallas has followed the system’s flagship campus in shuttering its Office of Campus Resources and Support—formerly the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, which was closed in response to Texas’s anti-DEI law, SB 17,

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After Exhausting All Options, a Vermont College Calls It Quits

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By David Jesse Illustration by The Chronicle; Photo by iStock Goddard College’s president told The Chronicle that demographic forces were too much for the institution, which had tried many things to limit expenses and boost revenue.

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Army Eyes Cuts to Popular Education Benefits

Inside Higher Ed

The U.S. Army is considering cuts to two of its education benefit programs, a decision that could impact up to 100,000 student soldiers who take advantage of the funds each year, Military.com reported.

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Certificate earner rates hit 10-year high despite degree fall-off in 2022-23

University Business

Undergraduate credentials awarded in the 2022–23 academic year have fallen for the second year in a row. The rate of bachelor’s degree earners fell to 2015-16 levels and associate degree earnings are a decade-low, according to a recent report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. However, the news isn’t all doom and gloom.

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After 12 Days, Smith College Divestment Sit-In Moves to Lawn

Inside Higher Ed

Pro-Palestinian student protesters at Smith College have ended their occupation of the institution’s central administration building, New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) reported, but plan to move their sit-in outdoors to nearby Seelye Lawn.

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Achieving the Dream Network Grows with Eight New Colleges

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Eight community colleges are now members of the Achieving the Dream (ATD) Network, joining more than 300 institutions nationwide as part of the higher education reform network’s 2024 cohort. The colleges in the 2024 Network cohort include Clovis Community College, California; East Central College, Missouri; Frederick Community College, Maryland; Howard Community College, Maryland; Madera Community College, California; Midland College, Texas; Phoenix College, Arizona; and Waubonsee Community Coll

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The opportunities emerging from a tougher recruitment landscape

The PIE News

To quote Dolly Parton, ‘We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails’ And times are tough right now, but I’m optimistic. As international recruiters, I think we’re all still recovering from a bit of a shock to the system when recruitment conditions took a turn for the worse this January intake following the boom in demand for the UK which we had experienced since 2019/20.

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Global Digital Education Council Established

Campus Technology

Ed tech accelerator SuperCharger Ventures and over a dozen global universities have established the Digital Education Council (DEC) to address ed tech issues worldwide, including the impact of AI on education and work.

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What do international students really think of proposed policy changes?

The PIE News

The UK’s higher education sector has faced dark clouds recently. Policy changes – both proposed and already implemented – have elicited concern from corners of the UK HE market about the continued appeal of the UK as a premier study destination for international students. But what do international students think of these proposed policy changes, and to what extent is it really having an impact on their interest in studying in the UK?

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Turmoil Continues in Texas Higher Ed

Insight Into Diversity

Institutions across the state of Texas have been scrambling to comply with Texas Senate Bill 17 (SB-17), which went into effect in January and effectively prohibits diversity programming in public universities. The latest school to make cuts as a result is the University of Texas at Dallas (UT-Dallas). The school announced Tuesday that less than six months after opening, the Office of Campus Resources will close, eliminating 20 associated jobs in the process.

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Following Yale and Brown, Harvard Returns to Requiring Standardized Tests

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Francie Diep The university makes similar arguments as its peers about how standardized-test requirements help disadvantaged applicants.

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KAREN NIEMI

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Karen Niemi Karen Niemi has been appointed executive director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. She served as a distinguished CEO and president for SEL and education publishing enterprises. Niemi holds a bachelor’s degree in speech/language pathology from Augustana University in Illinois and a master’s in speech/language pathology from Rush University in Chicago.

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Discussing the 4 Pillars of Immersion: Information Literacy

ACRLog

Editor’s note: This guest post has been authored by Carlos Duarte and Rebecca Miller Waltz. Carlos is the Associate College Librarian for Public Services at Colorado College. Rebecca is the Associate Dean for Learning and Engagement at Penn State University. This post is the first in a four-part series, “Discussing the 4 Pillars of Immersion.” The ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Program, usually referred to as Immersion, has been on hiatus since March 2020, when our facilit

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Seven Best Practices in 40 years of Reporting on Diversity in Higher Education

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

What does Diverse: Issues In Higher Education mean to you? That might depend on what type of reader you are or your line of work. When the first edition of what was then called Black Issues In Higher Education was published on March 15, 1984, it was two days before my 14th birthday, and I was still adjusting to ninth grade in a public high school after attending a private school from second grade to eight grade.

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EDUCAUSE Responds to Research Cybersecurity Regulations in Q1 2024

Educause

EDUCAUSE responded to three major comment processes in the first quarter of 2024, all of which have significant implications for research cybersecurity.

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Ask the Chair: ‘When Did I Become a Bureaucrat?’

The Chronicle of Higher Education

A new department head wonders if your scholarly reputation suffers merely by accepting that leadership role. By Kevin Dettmar A new department head wonders if your scholarly reputation suffers merely by accepting that leadership role.

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TANIA D. MITCHELL

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Tania D. Mitchell Tania D. Mitchell has been named the associate provost for community engagement at the University of Maryland. She serves as the Rodney Wallace Professor for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and chair of the department of organizational leadership, policy, and development at the University of Minnesota. Mitchell holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and communication from Baylor University in Texas, a master’s in higher education and student affairs from In

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Uli Leibrecht, CEPA, US

The PIE News

Uli Leibrecht, executive director and founder of CEPA Customized Educational Programs describes herself as high energy, empathetic and intuitive. There is never a dull moment… she is always up for new ventures and new projects, she tells The PIE. What was your first job in international education? I started my career in international education as the marketing manager, and later director of Schiller International University in the UK and later in Germany and France.

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Approaching Zero Trust? Maximize the Tools You Already Have

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

There’s a common misconception about zero trust. It presumes that higher education institutions must make costly financial investments in newfangled security products in order to protect themselves from the scourge of cybercrime. Very little of that is true. The zero-trust philosophy — put simply as the implementation of a security architecture that automatically denies access to everyone before analyzing permissions to determine which people and/or devices can access which areas of a technology

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Dutch pension investor in $1bn Aus housing deal

The PIE News

A Dutch pension investor is a stakeholder in a new partnership worth AUS$1 billion to develop purpose-built-student-accommodation across Australia. Together with APG Asset Management N.V. and global real estate investor, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Scape Australia says the new joint venture will strategically focus on urban locations close to “world-class universities” in the country.

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What Is a STOP Grant, and How Does It Apply to Higher Education?

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

The federal government responded to the changing higher education landscape in the early part of this decade by making significant grant funds available to colleges and universities to promote student safety and help institutions offer remote and hybrid instruction. Those funds, most notably the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, expired last year, and while the cutoff was expected, the gap in funding may have left some administrators searching for additional dollars to transform university