October, 2023

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A judge has ruled that universities do owe a duty of care to students

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A university has been found to have assumed, and failed to uphold, a duty of care to students reporting sexual misconduct. Jim Dickinson and Sunday Blake unpick the judgement. The post A judge has ruled that universities do owe a duty of care to students appeared first on Wonkhe.

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U.S. Bans Most Withholding of Transcripts

Inside Higher Ed

U.S. Bans Most Withholding of Transcripts Katherine Knott Wed, 10/25/2023 - 03:00 AM The Education Department strengthens its oversight of institutions with a sweeping set of rules finalized this week.

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Georgia system sued over alleged underfunding of 3 public HBCUs

Higher Ed Dive

The lawsuit says poor state investment has disadvantaged Black students at these institutions and subjected them to de facto segregation.

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Danish minister calls for international student u-turn amid labour shortages

The PIE News

Denmark’s higher education minister has called for more university spaces to be opened up to international students, two years after the country capped student numbers on English-language courses. The u-turn comes as Denmark faces labour shortages that are costing the country billions, according to the Danish Chamber of Commerce. In 2021, Denmark’s Social Democrats and several other parties entered into an agreement to reduce the number of courses offered in English at higher education institu

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Adjunct Professors Face a 'Constant Struggle to Not Give Up,' Report Says

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Amita Chatterjee A survey of faculty members off the tenure track, the third in a series from the American Federation of Teachers, paints a familiar picture of their workplace challenges.

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California Students Going Out-of-State to Attend HBCUs Eligible for One-Time $5,000 Grant Per New Law

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill that gives community college students transferring to HBCUs a one-time grant of up to $5,000. Gov. Gavin Newsom Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images Given that the state of California itself does not have any HBCUs, students who want to attend and experience one have to pursue it out-of-state but may miss out on state aid in the process.

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Why is the government wrecking its own reforms to technical education?

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As demand for "gold standard" T levels atrophies in the face of news that they'll be replaced, Johnny Rich laments an obsession with killing off BTECs The post Why is the government wrecking its own reforms to technical education? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Fall 2023 enrollment trends in 5 charts

Higher Ed Dive

We’re breaking down some of the biggest developments this term, based on initial figures from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

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World’s first reparatory justice master’s launches in Glasgow and West Indies

The Guardian - Higher Education

Partnership between Glasgow University and University of the West Indies was established as part of a reparative justice programme The world’s first master’s degree in reparatory justice has been launched by Glasgow University, in partnership with the University of the West Indies (UWI), as the global campaign for financial reparations for transatlantic slavery gathers momentum.

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The Harassment Case That Has Berkeley at a Boil

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Early on, both professors felt "uncomfortable." Then things went rapidly downhill. By Katherine Mangan Alex Williamson for The Chronicle Early on, both professors felt "uncomfortable." Then things went rapidly downhill.

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Study: Almost One in Four Undergrads Experienced Food Insecurity

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Significant portions of the college student population have faced food insecurity, according to an analysis of data from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study: 2020 (NPSAS:20). Dr. Tammeil Y. Gilkerson Evergreen Valley College NPSAS:20 – released earlier this year – offers the first nationally representative data collection about food insecurity and homelessness among U.S. graduate and undergraduate college students, according to Leanne Davis, managing researcher at Education Northwest, a

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Five traits for higher education leadership – whatever your job title

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Shân Wareing sets out the qualities that make a successful leader and how they apply in higher education The post Five traits for higher education leadership – whatever your job title appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Why Puerto Rican For-Profits Are Exempt From New Gainful Rule

Inside Higher Ed

Why Puerto Rican For-Profits Are Exempt From New Gainful Rule Katherine Knott Fri, 10/27/2023 - 03:00 AM Nearly a third of college students in Puerto Rico attend a for-profit institution—but they won’t get the benefit of federal accountability measures.

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Top-ranked colleges must be proactive to foster campus diversity

Higher Ed Dive

Here are the steps higher education officials should take to mitigate the fallout from the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling against race-conscious admissions.

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UUKi campaign looks beyond financial impact

The PIE News

Universities UK International is placing international students at the heart of a new campaign celebrating their impact on the UK. #WeAreInternational: Transforming Lives highlights real-life stories of students studying, working and volunteering in the UK, their chosen study destination. The initiative is designed to look beyond the £41 billion international students contribute annually to the UK.

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Why Is Gettysburg College Giving Up on ‘The Gettysburg Review’?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The literary magazine put the college on the cultural map. Now its institutional home is shutting it down. By Evan Kindley The Gettysburg Review The literary magazine put the college on the cultural map. Now its institutional home is shutting it down.

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Under Siege: Attacks on DEI and its Implications for Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

It has been three years since the nation was shaken by the untimely murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, igniting a powerful movement to address racism in policing and other facets of society like education. In response, college and university leaders nationwide made significant commitments to improve campus racial climates. They pledged millions to initiatives such as hiring diverse faculty, appointing Chief Diversity Officers, revising curricula to address issues of ra

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The sector needs to change its lobbying tactics over fees and funding

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With Labour resigned to frozen fees and a fixed envelope of spending, Mark Leach goes on the hunt for wriggle room at its conference in Liverpool The post The sector needs to change its lobbying tactics over fees and funding appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Part-Time Faculty Members Strike at Columbia College Chicago

Inside Higher Ed

Part-Time Faculty Members Strike at Columbia College Chicago Ryan Quinn Tue, 10/31/2023 - 03:00 AM The part-time faculty union launched a walkout Monday, sending strong demands to both the institution and its own members.

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More colleges are resetting tuition. Does the strategy work?

Higher Ed Dive

Some institutions have seen short-term enrollment gains from slashing their sticker prices, but the strategy doesn’t guarantee a turnaround.

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UK Border Force “grills” international students on academic course content

The PIE News

International students from Africa are being grilled about the academic content of their courses at the point of entry into the UK by border force officials, a solicitor has claimed. Dele Olawanle, owner and principal solicitor of UK-based Del & Co. Solicitors told The PIE News that several students have been detained and sent back to their home countries in cases where they haven’t been able to answer questions relating to their course.

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How to Stay Friends on the Faculty Job Market

The Chronicle of Higher Education

What it’s like to maintain a friendship while competing for the same academic openings. By Paris Wicker and LaShawn Faith Washington What it’s like to maintain a friendship while competing for the same academic openings.

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Black Culture Centers are More than Bricks & Mortar

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

As a student activist, a longtime faculty member, and an administrator in higher education, I am particularly proud of two career accomplishments. One was fifty years ago at Earlham , a small Quaker liberal arts college, where I helped repurpose a college-owned house into a Black culture center. The second was twenty-five years ago at Indiana University , where I helped a large, public, research university construct a new Black culture center.

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Balancing inclusion with academic freedom

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A gender-critical academic is taking their university to tribunal claiming harassment. Josie Fraser reflects on navigating the line between academic freedom and inclusion The post Balancing inclusion with academic freedom appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Gettysburg College Shutters Acclaimed Literary Journal

Inside Higher Ed

Gettysburg College Shutters Acclaimed Literary Journal Johanna Alonso Mon, 10/09/2023 - 03:00 AM Administrators say The Gettysburg Review does not fit the college’s new curriculum, which focuses on student experiences. Staff—and former interns—disagree.

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Negotiated rulemaking: Decoding the Education Department’s policymaking process

Higher Ed Dive

The Biden administration is embarking on "neg-reg" in pursuit of mass student loan cancellation. Here’s what the higher ed sector can expect.

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EDUCAUSE 2023: Collaboration Is Key for Flexible Learning Environments

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

The way higher education institutions think about learning spaces has changed dramatically in the past few years. Today’s college classrooms must do many things at the same time, offering instruction to students in the room, to others participating remotely, to more who will absorb the lesson later and to still another group who may want to gather outside the classroom to go into even more depth.

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The Real Housewife of Johns Hopkins University

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Wendy Osefo is redefining what it means to be professorial. Her colleagues aren't commenting. By Emma Pettit Wendy Osefo is redefining what it means to be professorial. Her colleagues aren't commenting.

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College Students Are Hungry to Learn Everywhere

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

If you read the national news about higher education, you might think everyone is angling for admission to the Ivy League or trying to pay off debt for degrees earned. To be sure, this summer’s Supreme Court rulings are clear signs of a badly broken higher education system. But they also neglect the fact that millions of college students are dealing with food insecurity and/or experiencing homelessness, and as a result most will never reach the finish line.

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Is resilience really what we want for students?

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Should higher education be trying to cultivate tough, resilient students? Jon Rowlands makes the case for developing courage instead The post Is resilience really what we want for students? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Tenured Faculty Raises Alarm as Gettysburg Eyes Fewer Adjuncts

Inside Higher Ed

Tenured Faculty Raises Alarm as Gettysburg Eyes Fewer Adjuncts Ryan Quinn Mon, 10/16/2023 - 03:00 AM The Pennsylvania liberal arts college recently made headlines for closing its literary journal. Professors say they now fear more cuts.

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Revamping incoming students’ experience can help them academically and socially

Higher Ed Dive

A Worcester Polytechnic Institute official shares why the university recently updated its orientation, advising and physical education requirement.

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Australia: int’l grads given “false” hope of PR

The PIE News

A new report is calling for an overhaul of Australia’s post-study work visa offerings for international students, claiming thousands are currently being given “false hope” for their career ambitions. The latest report from Grattan Institute, Graduates in limbo: International student visa pathways after graduation , has highlighted the struggles of many of Australia’s international graduates in gaining permanent residency and pursuing their chosen career paths.

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Katalin Karikó Has Thoughts on How to Support Shunned Scholars Like Her

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Megan Zahneis Csilla Cseke, MTI, AP Katalin Karikó The 2023 Nobel Prize winner says universities should set aside some funding to back scientists whose work isn't conventional enough to attract grants.

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Black Americans May Be Thriving, but Racial Struggles Persist

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In “Black Thriving in America: 2023,” data is presented detailing the experiences of Black Americans when shopping, dining out, in healthcare settings, at work, with schools, with police and more. The findings are presented in a dashboard, which will serve as a benchmark. The Payne Center for Social Justice, which is part of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, has committed to conducting the survey with the same questions and publishing the data annually for the next 100 years.

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New funds for regional innovation

Wonkhe

The Research England executive chair announces details of the new Regional Innovation Fund, and celebrates her first year in office. The post New funds for regional innovation appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Multiple Measures, Better Outcomes

Inside Higher Ed

Multiple Measures, Better Outcomes Sara Weissman Fri, 10/27/2023 - 03:00 AM A study of tens of thousands of community college students over four and a half years shows placing students in college-level courses using multiple measures boosts academic outcomes.