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Over 1,900 colleges not requiring SAT, ACT in admissions for fall 2023

Higher Ed Dive

Most of those institutions have also extended test-optional and test-free policies through fall 2024, according to new data.

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A shared perspective on pay and conditions

Wonkhe

The UCU branch executive at the University of York York vice chancellor Charlie Jeffery jointly seek a way forward on pay and conditions The post A shared perspective on pay and conditions appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Amy Gutmann’s $23 Million and the Triumph of Cynicism

Inside Higher Ed

The University of Pennsylvania paid its former president almost $23 million in 2021—prompting Jonathan Zimmerman to ask, where is the outrage? In 2006, University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann was photographed at a Halloween party standing next to a student dressed as a suicide bomber. The photo went viral, and Gutmann—who had become president two years earlier—was forced to issue an apology.

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U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Race-Conscious Admissions Nationwide

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Andy Thomason and Sarah Brown Allison Bailey, Associated Press Supporters of the Supreme Court’s decision to overrule race-conscious admissions celebrate this morning outside the court’s building. The conservative majority declared the practice discriminatory and illegal, effectively forcing colleges to stop using race as a factor in admissions.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Race-Conscious Admissions

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In a pair of votes, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down race consciousness in college admissions on Thursday, upending four decades of precedent. The court voted 6-3 against the race conscious practices of the University of North Carolina (UNC) and 6-2 against the practices of Harvard, due to the recusal of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson The court’s opinion, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, articulated three main reasons that the affirmative action programs at Harvard and UNC violated the eq

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CAT 6 and CAT 6A Cabling for the Transition to Wi-Fi 6 in Higher Education

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

If there’s any place that can take advantage of the higher speeds and increased frequencies that Wi-Fi 6 provides, it’s a college campus. Thousands of students need reliable Wi-Fi to take notes and study or to kick back with video games or Netflix. Meanwhile, researchers and professors use wireless for devices such as test equipment and drones, and the athletic department uses tablets during practices and games.

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The shift to majority contingent faculty is more harmful to tenure than GOP attacks

Higher Ed Dive

Political attacks on tenure won’t matter if it’s effectively eliminated to save money with contingent positions, one professor emeritus argues.

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Supreme Court Rejects Affirmative Action

Inside Higher Ed

Justices deem admissions programs at both Harvard and UNC Chapel Hill to be unconstitutional. This is a developing story. Please return throughout the day for more coverage. The U.S. Supreme Court declared Thursday that the admissions systems used by Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill illegally violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.

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A Dishonesty Expert Stands Accused of Fraud. Scholars Who Worked With Her Are Scrambling.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Stephanie M. Lee and Nell Gluckman Illustration by The Chronicle; image from TedXTrentoStudio, YouTube At Harvard Business School, Francesca Gino’s hot streak of buzzy research made her look like a model scholar. What if it was a warning sign?

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D-1 Football’s Only Native American Head Coach Preps for First Season

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Though the Western Michigan University Broncos had a winning record (37-32) over the last six years under head coach Tim Lester, the team fell short of its goal to win the Mid-American Conference. The Division 1 football team fell out of contention the final week some seasons. “The results on the field didn’t reflect the investment in performance,” said athletic director Dan Bartholomae.

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‘I haven’t had a single normal year at university’: the UK students graduating without a graded degree

The Guardian - Higher Education

An unlucky cohort of undergraduates has been plagued by Covid restrictions, education strikes and finally a marking boycott Emily Smith, a final-year geography student at Durham University, never imagined her already heavily disrupted university experience could end like this. She won’t be graduating this summer because half her work remains unmarked owing to a national marking boycott by lecturers.

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Texas bans public colleges’ diversity, equity and inclusion programs

Higher Ed Dive

The state’s Republican governor signed legislation Wednesday that its sponsor calls the “most significant ban” on higher ed DEI in the country.

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Men still need to do more to support women in STEM

Wonkhe

There are still not enough women reaching the upper end of the STEM career ladder. Athene Donald urges us to fix the problem, not the women The post Men still need to do more to support women in STEM appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Australia ‘risks losing students’ amid rent crisis

The PIE News

The number of international students studying in Australia in 2023 is predicted to top the pre-Covid record set in 2019. In what appears to be a long-awaited recovery for the Australian education sector, local press has however been awash with commentary about how the increase in numbers of international students contributes to the deepening rental crisis in the nation’s major cities.

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A Weird Research-Misconduct Scandal About Dishonesty Just Got Weirder

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Stephanie M. Lee Illustration by The Chronicle; iStock images An already-retracted study by some of the world's most prominent behavioral economists may be even more flawed than previously known.

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Education Department Announces Grants for Initiatives to Support Native Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has announced more than $8 million in available grants to fund initiatives for Native students. The money will be for programs to support Native American students, including a new Native American Language Resource Centers (NALRC) program to help preserve Native languages ($2.9 million); the first-ever Native American Teacher Retention Initiative competition to help address the shortage of Native American educators ($2.75 million); and the State Tribal Educat

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University of Arkansas to Dissolve DEI Office

Insight Into Diversity

On Tuesday, University of Arkansas (UA) Chancellor Charles Robinson announced the school will begin redistributing staff and resources from the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) into other campus units. Starting this fall semester, employees currently assigned to the DEI office will be relocated to Student Success, Student Affairs, Human Resources, Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance, and University Advancement positions, the nonprofit news source Arkansas Advocate report

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University of Rochester sues Rochester University over recent name change

Higher Ed Dive

The private research institution says Rochester University is undercutting its academic reputation and damaging its brand by adopting a similar name.

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My research culture is better than yours

Wonkhe

With a new REF emphasis on research culture, Elizabeth Gadd asks how we can make this element as equitable as possible The post My research culture is better than yours appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Juneteenth is a chance to celebrate progress and continue the movement toward equality

UW Presidential Blog

Next week we will honor Juneteenth, a commemoration of Black liberation and the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans 158 years ago. Now a federal holiday, Juneteenth has long been celebrated by Black communities as the anniversary of the order that proclaimed emancipation for enslaved people in Texas. In her memoir, “ On Juneteenth ,” historian Annette Gordon-Reed recalls growing up as a Black girl in Texas in the 1960s.

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How Professors Scrambled to Deal With ChatGPT

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Professors scrambled to react to ChatGPT this spring — and started planning for the fall. Beth McMurtrie and Beckie Supiano They were caught off guard this spring. They're already planning for the fall.

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Report Describes Pandemic Impact on College Choices of the COVID Cohort

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The high school class of 2023 had an experience that was inevitably shaped by COVID-19. The pandemic hit when they were freshmen and many students endured over a year of remote learning, with limited access to school counseling services and extracurricular activities. Now, as the COVID cohort graduates and gets ready for higher education, a new report shows how the pandemic affected their college and career choices, both positively and negatively.

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Dissolving a DEI Office to Save DEI

Inside Higher Ed

The University of Arkansas is reallocating all DEI staff and resources to other campus offices. Is it a capitulation to right-wing demands or a savvy defense tactic? Lawmakers in Florida, Texas and Ohio have passed bills this year requiring their public institutions of higher education to dismantle diversity, equity and inclusion offices. The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville didn’t wait on legislative mandates; last week, the university dissolved its DEI division on its own.

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How liberal arts colleges can make career services a priority

Higher Ed Dive

Creating internships and focusing on short-term experiences has a big impact, the longtime undergraduate dean at the University of Chicago says.

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How to create an access and participation plan

Wonkhe

As universities get to grips with a new access and participation regime, Elizabeth Garnham says that with commitment and collaboration inequality can be meaningfully addressed The post How to create an access and participation plan appeared first on Wonkhe.

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How Learning Analytics Impacts Higher Education

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Analytics have taken hold in modern American society, with so-called Big Data helping to disrupt everything from politics and baseball to the ads you’re being fed on this very browser. Collecting, interpreting and disseminating data is not a revolutionary concept. Yet, as technology has allowed for information to be gathered and digested more quickly and easily, the field of data analytics has grown tremendously, a trend that is expected to continue.

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How Academic Fraudsters Get Away With It

The Chronicle of Higher Education

If scholars look the other way, the cheaters will continue to win. By Andrew Gelman Scientific misconduct is often rewarded. Until they get caught, these scholars are riding high.

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Cost of living and fees taint the UK UG international experience

The PIE News

The cost of living and price of tuition fees are tainting the value and experience of studying in the UK for international students, research has suggested. The Advance HE /HEPI Student Academic Experience Survey 2023 found that 50% of EU undergraduates in the UK said that they feel their studies have been impacted by the cost of living ‘a little’, while 27% said it has impacted their studies ‘a lot’ Meanwhile, 43% of international students from outside the EU said the co

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Dr. Valerie Kinloch Appointed President of Johnson C. Smith University

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Valerie Kinloch , will become president of Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU), effective Aug. 1. Dr. Valerie Kinloch and Trustee Steven Boyd Kinloch is currently the Renée and Richard Goldman Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education. She previously was associate dean and professor at The Ohio State University; assistant professor of English Education at Columbia University; and assistant professor of English at University of Houston-Downtown.

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Florida university system seeks to add classics test as admissions qualifier

Higher Ed Dive

Under the proposal, the State University System of Florida would accept the CLT, popular among faith-based colleges, as an alternative to the SAT and ACT.

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Paying a real living wage demonstrates commitment to higher education’s values

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Living Wage Foundation director Katherine Chapman calls on universities to become accredited living wage employers The post Paying a real living wage demonstrates commitment to higher education’s values appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Debt-Relief Plan

Inside Higher Ed

The 6-to-3 decision stops the Biden administration from moving forward with plans to forgive up to $20,000 in student loans for eligible Americans. The Supreme Court’s decision striking down President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan is “devastating” for millions of borrowers and likely will further complicate plans to restart student loan payments in two months, advocates said.

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Berkeley pushes AI innovation, research with ‘Woodstock of Hackathons’

The Berkeley Blog

We're at a fascinating 'epi-inflection point' in generative AI. There are so many valid concerns surrounding it, but if events like this, and others, help set a strong cultural orientation toward AI innovation that is ethical and responsible, there is much room for advancement that improves our lives in ways we can’t begin to fathom.

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30 Higher Ed IT Influencers to Follow in 2023

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Higher education IT departments have proved invaluable during the past three-plus years of upheaval, navigating uncharted waters to implement full-scale remote learning, support a mountain of on-campus technologies and push back against a rising wave of cyberattacks. Even employees considered outside the traditional IT world have become immersed in technology as digital learning offices popped up on campuses across the country to help get faculty up to speed to embrace the modern learning styles

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Dr. Badia Ahad Named Dean of Oxford College at Emory University

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Badia Ahad will become dean of Oxford College at Emory University, effective Aug. 1. Dr. Badia Ahad Ahad is currently vice provost for faculty affairs and professor of English at Loyola University Chicago. “I think my most important role as dean will be to ensure that students, faculty and staff have the tools and the resources that they need to be and to do their best,” Ahad said.

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Anti-tenure bills stall in state legislatures

Higher Ed Dive

Proposals to restrict or outright ban tenure were popular among conservative lawmakers — but they never made it to the finish line.

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Students need help asking for help

Wonkhe

Tiffany Chiu explains that to successfully foster an inclusive and diverse learning environment for all students, we must first increase student confidence in asking for help The post Students need help asking for help appeared first on Wonkhe.

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