October, 2023

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

Wonkhe

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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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 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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EDUCAUSE 2023: Top 10 IT Issues List Focuses on Institutional Resilience

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Every year, the EDUCAUSE top 10 IT issues report outlines the biggest trends, opportunities and challenges in higher ed IT, covering the higher education IT workforce, teaching and learning, emerging technologies, and more. Susan Grajek, vice president of partnerships, communities and research at EDUCAUSE, presented this year’s list at the organization’s annual conference in Chicago.

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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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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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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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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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Five traits for higher education leadership – whatever your job title

Wonkhe

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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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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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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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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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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The Potential of AI and ChatGPT: Empowering Learning and Communication in the Digital Age 

Faculty Focus

Amid the technological advancements shaping education, the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and conversational agents like ChatGPT have further expanded the possibilities for learning and communication (Alam, 2023). AI technologies are designed to simulate human intelligence and perform tasks that typically require human intelligence, such as understanding natural language and engaging in interactive conversation.

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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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Waiting for FAFSA

Inside Higher Ed

Waiting for FAFSA Liam Knox Fri, 10/06/2023 - 03:00 AM A major overhaul to the federal student aid form delayed its launch at least two months. That means headaches for everyone from financial aid officers to applicants.

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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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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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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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2024 EDUCAUSE Top 10: Institutional Resilience

Educause

The 2024 EDUCAUSE Top 10 describes the contributions that technology, data, and the workforce will make to advance three dimensions of institutional resilience: mission resilience, operational resilience, and financial resilience.

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Balancing inclusion with academic freedom

Wonkhe

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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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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President Speaks: Colleges need an overhaul to meet the future head on

Higher Ed Dive

Higher education faces an existential threat from forces like rapidly changing technology and generational shifts, one university leader argues.

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Accessibility and Belonging: Cornerstones of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In our quest for a more equitable and inclusive world, we often discuss diversity and equality. These are indeed crucial elements of the equation. But we must not overlook the equally vital aspects of accessibility and belonging. These twin pillars are indispensable in the pursuit of true diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). According to disability studies scholar, Dr.

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Where Identity Politics Actually Comes From

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Nationalism, not postmodernism, is the fount of today's politics of recognition. By Jason Blakely Wikimedia Commons Nationalism, not postmodernism, is the fount of today's politics of recognition.

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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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New funds for regional innovation

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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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Admissions Offices Deploy AI

Inside Higher Ed

Admissions Offices Deploy AI Liam Knox Mon, 10/09/2023 - 03:00 AM Even as fears of robot-generated admissions essays abound, colleges are increasingly using AI in application reviews, raising new possibilities and ethical concerns.

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Inside HLC’s new effort to vet outside credential providers

Higher Ed Dive

The accreditor recently launched an initiative called the Credential Lab, which will implement an evaluation model for outside content providers.

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2023 Seal of Excelencia

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

At a time when the Latino population in the United States is growing and students are still facing daunting obstacles, Excelencia in Education is recognizing nine institutions for their clear and decisive commitment to Latino student success with the Seal of Excelencia. Additionally, five institutions that previously received the Seal have chosen to recertify their status by demonstrating how they continue to utilize the Seal’s principles.

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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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AWS launches entry-level Cloud Technology Consultant certificate on Coursera, helps connect learners with in-demand cloud jobs 

Coursera blog

By Marni Baker Stein, Chief Content Officer at Coursera Today, we’re excited to announce the AWS Cloud Technology Consultant Professional Certificate , the first entry-level certificate from Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Coursera. The new program is designed to help learners of all backgrounds – no college degree or prior industry experience required – develop the skills needed to kickstart their cloud consulting careers in just a few months.

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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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Do ‘Women in STEM’ Programs Violate Title IX?

Inside Higher Ed

Do ‘Women in STEM’ Programs Violate Title IX? Liam Knox Fri, 10/13/2023 - 03:00 AM Civil rights complaints against initiatives for women in male-dominated STEM fields are piling up. But it’s not clear that such programs are actually illegal.

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