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Addressing the disabled satisfaction gap means understanding disabled students

Wonkhe

As Disabled Students UK publishes its annual survey, Deborah Johnston and Mette Anwar-Westander call for a deeper understanding of the Disabled student experience The post Addressing the disabled satisfaction gap means understanding disabled students appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Education Department presses forward with review of accreditation and distance ed rules

Higher Ed Dive

The agency will conduct negotiated rulemaking next year, which brings together representatives of different groups to discuss policy details.

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Responding to the industry and regulators committee report

Wonkhe

We have responses from OfS and the government on the review of the work of the regulator. David Kernohan hopes for better times ahead The post Responding to the industry and regulators committee report appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Drake U seeks academic program and faculty cuts

Higher Ed Dive

The Iowa nonprofit is looking to eliminate a majority of its adjunct faculty positions, according to the minutes of a November faculty senate meeting.

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Professor Says Spelman Raised Students’ Grades, Fired Him

Inside Higher Ed

Professor Says Spelman Raised Students’ Grades, Fired Him Ryan Quinn Tue, 11/28/2023 - 03:00 AM Former tenure-track faculty member says the college inflated students’ grades and axed him after he complained. Some say that violates academic freedom.

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Speculation as media reports suggest Australia could cap international student numbers

The PIE News

International student numbers in Australia could be capped under a government plan to cut migration numbers, according to local media reports. Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, sources suggested that the government is considering including these policies in its migration strategy, set to be released in the next month. They also indicated that international students would be taxed under the new policies, a proposal featured in the Australian Universities Accord Interim report released earlier thi

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Recruiting to Campuses Far, Far Away

Inside Higher Ed

Recruiting to Campuses Far, Far Away Liam Knox Tue, 11/28/2023 - 03:00 AM Demographic shifts and funding woes have led a diverse and growing array of colleges to hire recruiters who live and work hundreds of miles from campus. Is it worth it?

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Partnering to Train Ph.D.s to Teach

Inside Higher Ed

Partnering to Train Ph.D.s to Teach Sarah Bray Tue, 11/28/2023 - 03:00 AM Jonathan Shapiro Anjaria and Nicholas Papas describe the powerful synergy that can occur between scholarship-oriented students at universities and community college faculty with practical teaching experience.

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Morehouse School of Medicine Looks to Disrupt Health Inequities

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

At Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), disrupting and erasing health disparities is more than just part of their mission statement. Health equity is something MSM leaders, faculty members, and students work toward every day. Morehouse School of Medicine President and CEO Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice and other experts are excited about the $2 million donation from the Croel Family Foundation for the development of the David Satcher Global Health Equity Institute at the school.

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Is ChatGPT the New CliffsNotes?  

Faculty Focus

Remember CliffsNotes, the predecessor of Course Hero and similar web-based study resources? Like many GenXers, I had a few of those study guides with yellow-and-black covers in my L.L. Bean backpack along with my textbooks and kelly green Trapper Keeper. Sometimes I wonder about those long-gone study guides. Did using CliffsNotes constitute cheating?

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Contemplating the Past and Future of Historically White Colleges and Universities

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

When comedian Kenan Thompson provided his impersonation of coach Deion Sanders on a recent presentation of Saturday Night Live, he may not have intended to introduce a variation on the vernacular that’s generally used within academic communities, but that’s exactly what happened. After a reference was made to Jackson State University as an Historically Black College or University (HBCU), Thompson made a parallel observation about Harvard University as an Historically White College or University

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The Line Between Knowledge and Magic Is Thinner Than We Think

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Anthony Grafton argues that the line between knowledge and magic is thinner than we think. By Colin Dickey Anthony Grafton's alternate history of the Renaissance.

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CUNY Cares Connect Students with Essential Benefits and Community Resources

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The City University of New York (CUNY) has announced the launch of CUNY CARES , a three-year pilot program designed to boost academic success by using an integrated approach to help students access health care, mental health treatment, food and housing assistance. The initiative pays students to conduct outreach to fellow classmates who may qualify for services such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Medicaid – and make sure they sign up.

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Ukraine response can be ‘blueprint’ – charity

The PIE News

UK universities stepped up during crises in Afghanistan and Ukraine to offer places for scholars fleeing persecution and conflict and academics and students are calling to support more, the chief of a leading charity has said. The executive director of the Council for At-Risk Academics told The PIE that there has been a mood in universities during the crises to do more to help at risk scholars.

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UW Madison’s Nonresident Enrollment Spiked After Cap Removal

Inside Higher Ed

Out-of-state enrollment at the University of Wisconsin at Madison increased by 29 percent in the three years after the state government removed a cap on nonresidents in 2015, according to a new working paper from researchers published by Brown University’s school of education. Tuition revenue also rose significantly, by 47 percent. The researchers found that this revenue largely went back into financial aid for low-income resident students.

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As a Chancellor Placed One Foot Out the Door, Pleas Filled His Inbox

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By David Jesse Illustration by The Chronicle; Photo by Matt Ramey, Redux Trustees, faculty, and donors made personal appeals to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill leader after news broke that he was a finalist for the Michigan State University presidency.

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90 Days In: Key Issues for Enrollment Managers

Liaison International

My career in higher education has been filled with rich experiences that support enrollment managers and other campus leaders across the country. During my 30+ years in this space, I have been fortunate to serve directly on college campuses as well as in a consultant/mentor/coach capacity on the vendor side, and most recently as the Chief Growth Officer for Liaison.

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Can technology narrow the equity gap in language education?

The PIE News

Technology is changing the way that we approach education. Increased globalisation and digitalisation mean the world is more connected now than ever before. This has had a specific impact on language learning, especially English language learning, and is among the eight areas of interest unpacked by British Council in The Future of English: Global Perspectives.

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B. ELLIOTT RENFROE

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

B. Elliott Renfroe B. Elliott Renfroe has been named chief diversity officer at Greenville University in Illinois. He served on the board of trustees of Greenville. Renfroe holds a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania and studies at the Alliance Theological Seminary in New York and Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, New York.

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AAC&U Kicks Off Digital Equity Institute with 19 Higher Education Institution and Organization Members

Campus Technology

The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has selected 19 higher education institutions and organizations to participate in launching the Institute on Digital Equity. The new members will spend seven months developing and implementing the institute's initiatives to promote digital equity on their campuses and in their communities, regions, and states.

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Can This University Make Scooters Safer?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

They're annoying and sometimes deadly — yet highly useful. A study sought to find a middle ground. By Maggie Hicks Davi Augusto for The Chronicle They're annoying and sometimes deadly — yet highly useful. Spin and Virginia Tech conducted a $400,000 study to find a middle ground.

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20 step guide for implementing Outcome-Based Education

Creatrix Campus

20 step guide for implementing Outcome-Based Education admin Wed, 11/29/2023 - 07:24 In a fast-paced educational realm, Outcome-Based Education (OBE) emerges as the catalyst for student success. According to a recent survey by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, institutions adopting OBE witness a remarkable 25% increase in student engagement and a transformative 15% surge in graduation rates.

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The College President’s Role During Times of Crisis

Higher Education Today

By Devorah Lieberman As we approach the end of 2023, in an era marked by heightened challenges around the world, it has never been more important for university presidents to serve as steadfast institutional leaders during times of crisis. Case in point: the COVID-19 pandemic tested every president and every campus beginning in March 2020. Read more » The post The College President’s Role During Times of Crisis appeared first on Higher Education Today.

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Is ChatGPT the New CliffsNotes?  

Faculty Focus

Remember CliffsNotes, the predecessor of Course Hero and similar web-based study resources? Like many GenXers, I had a few of those study guides with yellow-and-black covers in my L.L. Bean backpack along with my textbooks and kelly green Trapper Keeper. Sometimes I wonder about those long-gone study guides. Did using CliffsNotes constitute cheating?

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BRAYLIN LASTER

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Braylin Laster Braylin Laster has been appointed associate vice president for institutional advancement and resource development at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis. Laster holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lane College in 2017 and an MBA from Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee.

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90 Days In: Defining the Key Issues Shaping the Higher Ed Landscape

Liaison International

My career in higher education has been filled with rich experiences that support enrollment managers and other campus leaders across the country. During my 30+ years in this space, I have been fortunate to serve directly on college campuses as well as in a consultant/mentor/coach capacity on the vendor side, and most recently as the Chief Growth Officer for Liaison.

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China influencing leading British universities, documentary claims

The Guardian - Higher Education

Channel 4’s Dispatches claims University of Nottingham closed school under Beijing pressure and Imperial College professor collaborated on AI Leading British universities have been influenced by Chinese agents, with diplomatic and unofficial pressure resulting in censorship on campus, according to a Channel 4 documentary. The Dispatches documentary, Secrets and Power: China in the UK, alleges that the University of Nottingham closed its School of Contemporary Chinese Studies in 2016 in response

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USC, Grad Workers Reach Tentative Deal, Avert Tuesday Strike

Inside Higher Ed

The University of Southern California and leaders of its graduate student workers’ union reached a tentative agreement Sunday, averting a strike that was set to start today. Members of the Graduate Student Worker Organizing Committee, the United Autoworkers–affiliated union, will vote next week on whether to accept the deal, which would be the union’s first contract with the university.

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Bristol University decides not to rename buildings linked to slavery

The Guardian - Higher Education

Institution will remove Edward Colston’s insignia from its logo and set up £10m racial inequalities fund The University of Bristol has decided against retitling its buildings that are named after people with links to the transatlantic slave trade, but has pledged £10m to help address racial inequalities over the next decade. At the end of a year-long consultation, which centred on whether seven university buildings should be renamed, the university acknowledged not everyone would be pleased with

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Texas Wesleyan University Hit by Data Breach

Inside Higher Ed

A hacking attack targeting Texas Wesleyan University exposed students’ personal data, including Social Security numbers and information involving passports and financial accounts.

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How Technology Fuels Student Success

EAB

Podcast How Technology Fuels Student Success Episode 174. November 28, 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. EAB’s Julianne Turpin and Brendan Mannix explore the many changes that have made modern student success software a central component of student retention efforts.

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UNC Grad Student Unfit to Stand Trial for Allegedly Killing Adviser

Inside Higher Ed

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate student charged with fatally shooting his adviser has been declared mentally unfit to stand trial, the Associated Press reported.

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Young Professionals’ Influence on Strategic Planning

Educause

In this episode, we talk about strategic planning and the skills needed to traverse such a complex undertaking. Our guests include John O'Brien, EDUCAUSE President and CEO, and Chris Bradney, Director of Strategic Technology Initiatives at California State University-San Bernardino.

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CUNY Pilots Multipronged Student Support Program

Inside Higher Ed

The City University of New York System has launched CUNY CARES, a three-year pilot program intended to help students more easily access health care, mental health resources, food and housing, both on campus and in their surrounding communities, according to a media advisory sent Monday.

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The new wave of Access and Participation Plans – a reflection on the last 12 months

HEPI

This HEPI blog was kindly authored by Dr Andrew Ross , Head of Widening Access and Participation, and Jenny Boyle , Access and Participation Manager, both at the University of Bath. As the Office for Students (OfS) finalises the new wave of Access and Participation Plans (APP) from volunteer ‘wave 1’ providers, it felt timely to reflect on the journey we’ve been through over the past 12 months.

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Greek Mythology in the Garden: Academic Minute

Inside Higher Ed

Today on the Academic Minute: Marie-Claire Beaulieu, associate professor of classical studies at Tufts University, explores how Greek mythology is often present in the garden.

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Facing decline in enrollment, Park University cuts faculty and more than a dozen programs - Maria Benenvento, Kansas City Beacon

Economics and Change in Higher Education

Park University faces financial strains from declining enrollment, leading to faculty layoffs, program cuts and campus closures. The university prioritizes majors in high-demand fields but receives criticism for lack of transparency. Students, organized as All Against Park University, express concerns about the impact on their education.

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