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Studying whatever you’d like

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Combined studies is perhaps the ultimate expression of interdisciplinarity. David Kernohan wonders who studies it, and why The post Studying whatever you’d like appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Waiting and Planning for a Supreme Court Defeat

Inside Higher Ed

Some colleges are quietly talking about how they will respond if the justices, as expected, reject affirmative action—especially if the ruling applies beyond admissions. On Thursday, when the U.S. Supreme Court issued rulings in three cases, colleges were watching for two cases, one on President Biden’s loan-forgiveness plan and one on affirmative action.

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Welsh autonomy on student mental health will see improved consistency

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Jim Dickinson reviews a government response to a committee’s call for consistency in student mental health provision - and is impressed, at least in principle The post Welsh autonomy on student mental health will see improved consistency appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Following the Rainbow to the Campus Store

Inside Higher Ed

As retailers like Target face backlash for selling Pride Month items, LGBTQ+ students say it’s especially meaningful to see their universities selling such merchandise in the campus store. At the University of Utah campus store, traditional sports team merchandise is interspersed with hoodies, key chains and hats emblazoned with rainbow letter U’s, celebrating LGBTQ+ pride.

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The conceptual underpinnings of problem-based curricula need deeper exploration

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Should undergraduates learn by solving real-world problems? Kathryn Telling argues that it all depends what we mean by learning, solving, and the real world The post The conceptual underpinnings of problem-based curricula need deeper exploration appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Labor Shortages, the Housing Crisis and Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed

How are these challenges playing out at your university? What would you say are the biggest challenges facing the U.S. today? Possible answers might be rising inequality, persistent poverty, inflation or crime. Perhaps you might answer political polarization.

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Thinking through the hallmarks of interdisciplinary education

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Interdisciplinary opportunities within the curriculum can be transformative. But for Duna Sabri, their educational value could be better articulated – for both students and staff The post Thinking through the hallmarks of interdisciplinary education appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Paper Belt On Fire – a review

HEPI

This book review of Paper Belt On Fire by Michael Gibson was authored by Lucy Haire , HEPI’s Director of Partnerships. If you work in or with universities and colleges, it’s easy to take for granted their raison d’etre. When books and articles are published that are critical of higher education institutions, whether their curricula, culture, scale, structure or even just their mere existence, the temptation is to be quickly dismissive.

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Never Take Teaching Advice From an Administrator

Inside Higher Ed

Never Take Teaching Advice From an Administrator Doug Lederman Sun, 06/04/2023 - 10:00 AM

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Manchester University students face expulsion over rent strike protest

The Guardian - Higher Education

University taking disciplinary action against 11 students who occupied buildings during demonstrations A group of Manchester University students face expulsion over a rent strike that saw more than 350 collectively withhold more than £2m. The university is taking action against 11 of its students in a bitter row over rising rents and what some students claim is a failure to provide adequate financial support to those who are struggling during the cost of living crisis.

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Out-of-State Tuition

Inside Higher Ed

An argument to repeal out-of-state tuition premiums. Last week’s IHE piece about flagship universities recruiting out-of-state students for the tuition premium hit a bit close to home. Having sent both kids to out-of-state flagships (at substantially higher tuition than Rutgers, our state’s flagship), I am part of the problem. Having said that, the piece leaves out the obvious solution, so I’ll advocate for it here and just disclose up front that, yes, this would have saved my family quite a bit

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Most UW System campuses have budget deficits in the millions - Rich Kremer, Wisconsin Public Radio

Economics and Change in Higher Education

As lawmakers consider the next round of spending on higher education in Wisconsin, new data shows per-pupil taxpayer funding for state technical colleges is more than twice as high as it is for state universities. At the same time, the University of Wisconsin System says 10 of its 13 universities have structural deficits ranging from millions to tens of millions of dollars.

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Instructor Found Not Guilty of Murdering Colleague

Inside Higher Ed

Edward Gutting, a former Missouri State University instructor, was found not guilty, by reason of insanity, in the murder of a retired professor of history at the university, Marc Cooper, KY3 News reported.

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Duty of care is not just about suicide prevention

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By contextualising duty of care in student death by suicide, Sunday Blake argues that nuance is lost around the responsibilities of universities in wider harm prevention The post Duty of care is not just about suicide prevention appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Scottish University to Sell New York City Campus

Inside Higher Ed

Glasgow Caledonian University, which created a New York City campus in 2013 and won the right to award degrees four years later, is selling its campus in New York C

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Higher education fled this American small town. It left behind 'a ghost town.' - Nick Fouriezos, Open Campus USA Today

Economics and Change in Higher Education

When West Virginia University took the local campus out of Montgomery five years ago, it took more from the rural town than just a college. Suddenly, 1,500 students were gone. More than 100 staff and faculty moved out. The bar and the car dealership closed. The grocery store, too. And it was only going to get worse, locals knew.

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Blue-Green Algae and Severe Liver Disease: Academic Minute

Inside Higher Ed

Today on the Academic Minute, part of University of California, Irvine, Week: Saurabh Chatterjee, professor of environmental and occupational health, examines one of the many effects of climate change we may not be aware of.

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A Perfect Match: How UMGC Leveraged MyLab to Improve Student Outcomes

Faculty Focus

The following is a sponsored article from Pearson Education. The University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is one of 13 institutions in Maryland and currently has the largest enrollment numbers with more than 305,000 online students world-wide, with a division in Europe, Asia, and the United States. While UMGC serves non-traditional students, they are rooted in a very traditional university system.

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Admissions News in Recent Weeks

Inside Higher Ed

Senate passes measure to block loan forgiveness; Americans back affirmative action; Texas moves against diversity offices; catching cheaters.

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Capital Campaign Watch: Drury, North Central Missouri, Stonehill

Inside Higher Ed

Capital Campaign Watch: Drury, North Central Missouri, Stonehill Scott Jaschik Mon, 06/05/2023 - 12:00 AM

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