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Why one community college outsourced its adjunct faculty

Higher Ed Dive

Northwestern Michigan College’s adjuncts will be employees of Edustaff, an unusual higher ed staffing model meant to cut costs.

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Supporting care leavers may require a bold, new approach to the student premium

Wonkhe

After a report highlighting the disparity in the number of care experienced students across HE, Sunday Blake and Tony Moss argue for more consistent support The post Supporting care leavers may require a bold, new approach to the student premium appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Anti-affirmative action group SFFA sues over military academy admissions

Higher Ed Dive

Students for Fair Admissions, which won Supreme Court challenges against race-conscious college admissions this summer, is now targeting West Point.

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The Magna Charta Universitatum

Wonkhe

There's an international observatory dedicated to supporting academic freedom from government influence. Simon Meacher introduces the Magna Charta Universitatum The post The Magna Charta Universitatum appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Vermont State Colleges System chancellor to resign in December

Higher Ed Dive

Sophie Zdatny, who took the helm in 2020, oversaw the merger of three financially struggling colleges to create Vermont State University.

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Gutting Language Departments Would Be a Disaster

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Once a program is gone, it is very difficult and expensive to bring it back. By Rebecca L. Walkowitz Illustration by The Chronicle Once a program is gone, it is very difficult and expensive to bring it back.

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Texas A&M system offers DEI ban guidance

Higher Ed Dive

A Q&A for faculty and staff provides a look at how public colleges are carrying out a state law barring diversity, equity and inclusion programming.

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Temple Acting President JoAnne Epps Dies at 72

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Temple University acting President JoAnne Epps died Tuesday afternoon after collapsing onstage at the Temple Performing Arts Center. JoAnne Epps “It is with deep heartbreak that we write to inform you that Temple University Acting President JoAnne A. Epps suddenly passed away this afternoon,” Temple said in a statement. At an event honoring the late Charles L.

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India open for international collaboration, government tells UK universities

The PIE News

India’s recent regulatory changes have opened up a “major platform for collaboration between countries”, the Indian government told UK universities participating in a trade mission this week. Speaking at the British Council’s India-UK higher education conference in New Delhi, Neeta Prasad, joint secretary at India’s Ministry of Education, said the country’s education ecosystem has “undergone a massive transformation” over the last three years and “that transformation is still going on”.

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Biden Administration Urges States to Invest in Historically Black Land-Grant Universities

Insight Into Diversity

On Monday, the Biden administration sent letters to 16 state governors urging them to address decades of underfunding for historically Black land-grant universities, citing a recent analysis that revealed a $13 billion funding gap. The letters, signed by U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack, were sent to governors in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tenn

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Prospective students “actively researching” sustainability strategies

The PIE News

International students seeking options in the UK and the US are continuing to place teaching and reputation at top of mind, while those looking to Canada are interested in tuition fees, scholarships and post-study work visas and career services are important in Australia, new research shows. But globally, prospective international students are “actively seeking” information regarding environmental sustainability.

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Could Your Students Benefit from “One Front Door” Onboarding?

EAB

Podcast Could Your Students Benefit from “One Front Door” Onboarding? Episode 166. September 19, 2023. Welcome to the Office Hours with EAB podcast. You can join the conversation on social media using #EABOfficeHours. Follow the podcast on Spotify , Google Podcasts , Apple Podcasts , SoundCloud and Stitcher or visit our podcast homepage for additional episodes.

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HBCU Advancement Teams: Don't Underestimate the Power of the Individual Donor

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

For over 20 years, I have been an avid reader of the Giving USA Report on Philanthropic Giving, an annual report on fundraising in America produced by the Indiana University Lily Family School of Philanthropy. Each June, I eagerly await its release and subsequently use it to direct my fundraising strategy for the ensuing year. In all of the recent fundraising trainings I provide, I posit that HBCUs are literally “leaving money on the table” due to the lack of attention paid to cultivating indivi

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How to Increase Socioeconomic Diversity at the Ivies

Inside Higher Ed

How to Increase Socioeconomic Diversity at the Ivies jessica.blake@… Tue, 09/19/2023 - 03:00 AM A new report says a 5 percent increase in low-income students admitted would result in more socioeconomic diversity among Ivy League students.

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Are Your Assessments Fair and Balanced?

Faculty Focus

Assessment is a critical component of the teaching and learning process. However, assessment is more than just grading and is often misunderstood. In order to provide useful information to instructors and students about student achievement, it must be understood that student assessment is more than just a grade because it should link student performance to specific learning objectives.

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Funding for College-Completion Program at Risk in Federal Budget

Inside Higher Ed

Funding for College-Completion Program at Risk in Federal Budget Katherine Knott Tue, 09/19/2023 - 03:00 AM The Postsecondary Student Success Program, which Congress created in March 2022, is just getting underway. Advocates say more federal investment is needed.

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Colleges Face Demands to Stop Considering Race in Student Scholarships

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Charlotte Matherly The latest target is Western Kentucky University, the subject of a new federal complaint filed by a group that opposes race-conscious practices.

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Microsoft Announces New Generative AI Copyright Commitment

Campus Technology

In response to concerns from Microsoft customers using its generative AI tools, Microsoft has announced it is extending its commitment to assume responsibility for copyright challenge legal risks, as long as customers use its built-in "guardrails" to prevent copyright infringement.

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Repeated Objections Impede Program Development in Maryland

Inside Higher Ed

Repeated Objections Impede Program Development in Maryland Sara Weissman Tue, 09/19/2023 - 03:00 AM New programs recently proposed by Johns Hopkins and Towson Universities were contested by other colleges worried that they duplicate their own programs.

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Boosting employee job satisfaction may be simpler than you think, report shows

University Business

Since CUPA-HR began tracking employee turnover in 2017-18, this year’s Higher Education Employee Retention Survey (ERS ) shows that the higher education retention rate isn’t improving. Turnover has increased by 7% for full-time, exempt staff and 6% for non-exempt staff across three academic years, now totaling 14.3% and 15.2%, respectively.

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Princeton tops outcome-focused US News rankings

The PIE News

A new system largely based on university performance at enrolling and graduating students from various backgrounds has seen Princeton take top spot in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. The 2024 U.S. News rankings, published on September 18, saw MIT come in second place in its rankings for national universities, with Harvard and Stanford in a tie at third place and Yale taking fifth place – an entirely unchanged top five from 2023.

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Dr. Cady Short-Thompson Appointed President of Northern Kentucky University

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Cady Short-Thompson will become president of Northern Kentucky University (NKU). Dr. Cady Short-Thompson Short-Thompson is currently CEO and executive director of educational equity at the nonprofit Breakthrough Cincinnati. She previously served as provost at Hope College and dean at Cincinnati Blue Ash College. This appointment marks a return to NKU for Short-Thompson.

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The Supreme Court Excluded Military Academies From Its Admissions Ruling. Now SFFA Is Challenging It.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Erin Gretzinger Bryan Woolston, AP Graduating cadets salute at the U.S. Military Academy’s commencement in May. When it overturned race-conscious admissions, the court said the academies were exempt because of the "potentially distinct interests" they might have.

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Temple University President Dies Suddenly

Inside Higher Ed

Temple University acting president JoAnne Epps died Tuesday after collapsing on stage at a memorial service for a Temple scholar. Epps, aged 72, was rushed to Temple University Hospital but did not survive.

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Report Finds Diverse Characters in Schoolbooks Often One-Dimensional

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Reading stories about diverse characters has benefits for all students. Students of color perform better when they see themselves accurately represented, and white students learn about the world as it really is—a complex multi-cultural place. A new report from the Education Trust, however, shows that those stories are few and far between. Although there have been improvements in character representation in recent years, the literary world that students experience is still predominantly white.

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Google's Tech Equity Collective Introduces Free Black Genius Academy App to Foster Black Tech Talent

Campus Technology

The Tech Equity Collective (TEC) was started by Google to assist aspiring Black tech talent and innovation. It creates "culturally informed career pathway programs," Google said, and recently announced the Black Genius Academy (BGA) app.

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Cultural soft power ‘critical’ to building bridges

The PIE News

The UK’s University of Birmingham has hosted a series of events aimed at leveraging cultural assets to foster soft diplomacy across the US. A portrait of Moroccan Ambassador, Abd Al-Wahid bin Mas’ood, is typically on display at UoB’s Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, however it has been on loan over the past year to museums across the US for Tudor art exhibitions.

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Are Your Assessments Fair and Balanced?

Faculty Focus

Assessment is a critical component of the teaching and learning process. However, assessment is more than just grading and is often misunderstood. In order to provide useful information to instructors and students about student achievement, it must be understood that student assessment is more than just a grade because it should link student performance to specific learning objectives.

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E. CHERYL PONDER

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

E. Cheryl Ponder E. Cheryl Ponder has been named assistant vice chancellor for advocacy, inclusion, and support programs in the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Dillard University in New Orleans, an MBA from Clark Atlanta University, and a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Oklahoma.

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Allegedly Stolen Artwork to Be Seized From Oberlin College

Inside Higher Ed

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office issued warrants last week to seize three pieces of artwork believed to be stolen during the Holocaust, including a painting at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College in Ohio, the Associated Press reported.

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Inspired by Veteran Grandfather, Therapist Teaches Wellness, Inclusion

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Student affairs leader Quamina Carter did not take a traditional route to higher education. For a decade prior to coming to Claremont Graduate University (CGU), she worked as a clinical therapist in DePauw University’s counseling center. There, she had opportunities to work with the school’s student affairs division and began to learn that she was “sort of good at that side of the camp,” she says.

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A College President in Florida Tried to Resign. Then Things Got Weird.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Megan Zahneis After the president of Broward College submitted his resignation, the Board of Trustees refused to accept it.

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From Technician to Librarian

ACRLog

I graduated with my Library & Information Technology diploma in Spring 2013. I went to Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba, being the only library-related program in the province. I can remember, in a pre-interview to the program, one of the instructors asking me, “how come you don’t you get your MLIS instead?” Good question–I had thought about it, but there isn’t a graduate-level library school in my area, in my province even; I would’ve had to move.

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Biden Administration Wants Florida Accreditation Lawsuit Tossed

Inside Higher Ed

The Biden administration is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit from the state of Florida that argues the country’s accreditation system for higher education is unconstitutional.

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Five Lessons for Turning Practice into Policy

IHEP

Insights from IHEP’s Community of Practice to Policy to Increase Degree Completion By Janiel Santos Higher education can be a pathway to economic security and social mobility – but only if a student earns a degree. Over 40 million Americans have earned some college credits but stopped short of receiving a credential. Between July 2020 and July 2021, 1.4 million more people joined the some college but no credential (SCNC) population, deepening existing inequities in educational outcomes and soci

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Wednesday briefing: Why Britain needs more black science professors

The Guardian - Higher Education

In today’s newsletter: Black professors make up less than 1% of science academics – will a new Royal Society scheme address the imbalance? • Sign up here for our daily newsletter, First Edition Officially there are no black chemistry or physics professors in the UK, which many scientists say is all the data needed to conclude that UK science is institutionally racist.

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U.S. Won’t Ask Transgender Question on New FAFSA

Inside Higher Ed

The Education Department is no longer planning to ask students whether they are transgender on the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is supposed to launch later this year, according to a notice in the Federal Register.