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We still don’t know what happens when a large university runs out of money

Wonkhe

There's been a lot of talk about market exit - but, as Jess Lister and Jonathan Simons explain, still no clarity on exactly what safeguards would be in place for the interests of students, the locality, and the nation The post We still don’t know what happens when a large university runs out of money appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Colleges won’t receive FAFSA applicant info until March, Education Department says

Higher Ed Dive

The delay further truncates the timeline for institutions to make financial aid offers, and experts have worried that holdups may harm students.

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First-year student (freshman) migration, 2022

Higher Ed Data Stories

A new approach to freshman migration, which is always a popular post on Higher Ed Data Stories. If you're a regular reader, you can go right to the visualization and start interacting with it. And I can't stress enough: You need to use the controls and click away to get the most from these visualizations. If you're new, this post focuses on one of the most interesting data elements in IPEDS: The geographic origins of first-year (freshman) students over time.

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Another ‘Devastating’ FAFSA Delay

Inside Higher Ed

Another ‘Devastating’ FAFSA Delay Liam Knox Wed, 01/31/2024 - 03:00 AM Colleges will not receive applicants’ federal aid information until March. They may be forced to push back commitment deadlines, and the delay could discourage low-income students from enrolling.

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The U. of Connecticut Could Be the Next Public Flagship to Face Big Cuts

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Sonel Cutler Amid a $70-million deficit, university officials plan to reduce its budget by 15 percent in the next five years. Faculty members fear harm to graduate education, among other worries.

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Dr. Claudine Gay’s Resignation from the Harvard Presidency Possibly Saved Her Life

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The recent announcement of Dr. Claudine Gay’s resignation as president of Harvard University swiftly spread through the news and has been an ongoing conversation, particularly among those within higher education academic communities. Gay had been widely criticized for her responses alongside two other college presidents, also women, at a congressional hearing on antisemitism, after which, she clarified the institution’s stance.

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Jo Phoenix wins tribunal case against the Open University

Wonkhe

A gender-critical academic has won a tribunal case against the OU, finding discrimination, harassment and constructive dismissal. Jim Dickinson explains the judgement The post Jo Phoenix wins tribunal case against the Open University appeared first on Wonkhe.

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The Value of Higher Education in Developed Economies

HEPI

T his HEPI blog was authored by Vivienne Stern, Chief Executive of Universities UK, as an adaption of a speech she gave in response to a lecture by the Hon. Mathias Cormann, Secretary General of the OECD, on the value of higher education in developed countries. Just over a month ago, our Prime Minister, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak, made a statement in his speech to the Conservative party conference.

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DEI Spending Banned, Sociology Scrapped in Florida

Inside Higher Ed

DEI Spending Banned, Sociology Scrapped in Florida Josh Moody Thu, 01/18/2024 - 03:00 AM Florida’s State Board of Education imposed new prohibitions on DEI spending at state colleges, following a similar decision for state universities.

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The Disposable, Indispensable Faculty Member

The Chronicle of Higher Education

If teaching is so easy, why do so many tenured professors take such great pains to avoid it? By Rebecca Schuman If teaching is so easy, why do so many tenured professors take such great pains to avoid it?

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Ring The Alarm: A Call to Action for Black Women to Address Wellness in the Academy

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dear Black women in higher education, 2023 should have been a wake-up call to our community, yet the red flags persist. The untimely deaths of two Black women presidents, JoAnne A. Epps of Temple University and Dr. Orinthia T. Montague of Volunteer State Community College, was a signal to all other Black women in higher education. Now, the death of Dr.

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How to help students make better decisions

Wonkhe

Mass expansion and a diversifying student body has led to "student choice overload." Ellie Garraway and Jon Down explain how to help students navigate increasingly complex decisions The post How to help students make better decisions appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Black students who enroll at HBCUs have higher bachelor’s degree attainment, research finds

Higher Ed Dive

But those who initially attended a historically Black college also had higher debt loads than their similarly situated peers, a working paper found.

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At Amber: The financial position of UK universities

HEPI

HEPI Director Nick Hillman takes a look at PwC’s new assessment of the financial health of the UK’s higher education institutions. On Christmas Day, my family gave me a lovely new fountain pen (made out of plectrums by this master craftsman since you ask). There was one other thing at the top of my Christmas wish list too, although – unlike the pen – it has only just arrived.

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Western Oregon University Adopts New Grading System

Inside Higher Ed

Western Oregon University Adopts New Grading System jessica.blake@… Thu, 01/25/2024 - 03:00 AM D and F grades will be replaced with “no credit” and will not affect students’ GPAs. University leaders say it will raise retention rates; critics say it may lower academic rigor and lead to grade inflation.

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What Removing Sociology as a Core-Course Option Means for Florida's Students

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Professors worry fewer of them will find their way into the discipline. By Beckie Supiano Joan Wong for the Chronicle, photos from iStock The discipline has been “hijacked by left-wing activists,” according to the state’s education commissioner. Professors say their field has been unfairly targeted.

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Dr. Melvin C. Terrell Educational Foundation Selects Recipients for 2023 Scholarship

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Doctoral candidates Dion T. Harry and Joshua D. Wallace have been chosen to receive the Dr. Melvin C. Terrell (MCT) Educational Foundation’s 2023 MCT Scholarship. The annual scholarship is meant for matriculating students in master’s or doctoral programs in student affairs or higher ed administration-related fields. Dion Harry Harry is a North Carolina State University doctoral candidate studying higher education opportunity, equity, and justice.

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Student part-time work is on the rise. Here’s what universities can do next

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As student maintenance support and high inflation puts pressure on home and international students alike, Adrian Wright and colleagues call on universities to help students find benefits in part-time work The post Student part-time work is on the rise. Here’s what universities can do next appeared first on Wonkhe.

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7 higher education trends to watch in 2024

Higher Ed Dive

Colleges will likely grapple with continued consolidation, the rise of artificial intelligence and more attacks on diversity, equity and inclusion.

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It’s time for maintenance support to catch up with inflation

HEPI

This blog was kindly authored for HEPI by Tom Allingham , Communications Director at Save the Student. Inflation has affected all corners of society to some degree. But few groups have been hit quite as hard as students – a demographic that, for the second year in a row , has seen its living costs rise at well above the national average rate of inflation.

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Administrator's Suicide Leaves Campus Reeling with 'Despair' and 'Disappointment'

Inside Higher Ed

Administrator's Suicide Leaves Campus Reeling with 'Despair' and 'Disappointment' Sara Weissman Fri, 01/12/2024 - 04:23 PM The fallout at Lincoln University of Missouri prompted calls for the president's firing and raised questions about the treatment of Black women in academe.

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How Money and Liberty U.’s Leadership Culture Led It Astray

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The evangelical institution has long had different sets of rules — one for believers and another for the powerful. By Michael Vasquez Illustration by The Chronicle; iStock image The evangelical institution has long had different sets of rules — one for believers and another for the powerful.

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Harvard Put Its First Black Woman President in the Crosshairs of a Culture War without a Shield

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

President Claudine Gay’s resignation is a thunderclap echoing from the halls of Harvard, leaving a bitter taste of injustice and a deafening silence from those who should be howling in outrage. The president, the first Black woman to lead the institution, stands cast aside, not by her own hand, but by the very forces Harvard claims to oppose: prejudice, cowardice, and a grotesque disregard for basic fairness.

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Social science must be at the heart of research policy

Wonkhe

Government attention to research and innovation is increasingly focused on STEM. But for Rita Gardner, social sciences are what make the whole ecosystem work for society The post Social science must be at the heart of research policy appeared first on Wonkhe.

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30% of hiring managers say they steer clear of Gen Z

Higher Ed Dive

Many Gen Z members spent college predominantly in remote or hybrid settings, impacting their ability to hone crucial workplace skills, one expert said.

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A Positive Environment of Engagement and Retention in the Online Learning Environment  

Faculty Focus

According to The Glossary of Education Reform (2016), engagement refers to the degree of attention, curiosity, interest, optimism, and passion students show when they are learning or being taught. Engagement can extend to the level of motivation students learn during the process of learning. Students inspired by learning trends and faculty guidance have the opportunity to be positively engaged in the online classroom.

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The Boom in Campus Strikes Is Likely to Continue in 2024. Just Look at California.

Inside Higher Ed

The Boom in Campus Strikes Is Likely to Continue in 2024. Just Look at California. Ryan Quinn Wed, 01/10/2024 - 03:00 AM From the University of California in late 2022 to Rutgers, Temple, the University of Michigan and now Cal State, the strike wave on campuses isn’t ending.

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College Presidents Are Quietly Organizing to Support DEI

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Eric Kelderman A group of nearly 150 campus leaders, mostly at community colleges, aims to counteract negative stereotypes about diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

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HBCUs: Catalysts for Economic Empowerment and Community Growth

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

For over 150 years, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have not only been sites of academic excellence but also powerful economic engines in their local and regional communities, leaving a lasting mark on the nation's landscape. Beyond classrooms and campuses, the impact of HBCUs resonates in various economic and community development initiatives that transcend traditional education boundaries, fostering job growth, workforce development, and training opportunities.

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Maybe higher education is just as unfair as it seems

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As allegations of unfairness in university admissions stack up, Jim Dickinson argues that empathy and understanding should replace defensiveness when the mud is slung The post Maybe higher education is just as unfair as it seems appeared first on Wonkhe.

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New FAFSA will now be adjusted for inflation, Education Department says

Higher Ed Dive

The head of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators voiced concerns the change will further delay financial aid offers.

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Visa integrity: the hunt for ‘genuine’ students

The PIE News

The UK Home Office kicked off 2024 with a comms campaign stating they are “fully committed to seeing a decisive cut in migration” with slogans such as “stop the boats” being used alongside reminders that changes to student dependant rules are “now in force”. Immigration fear is once again a central theme for a national election but this time students are being dragged into the political fray.

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House Investigations of Harvard, Others Mark a ‘Watershed Moment’

Inside Higher Ed

House Investigations of Harvard, Others Mark a ‘Watershed Moment’ Katherine Knott Thu, 01/11/2024 - 03:00 AM Deep-diving probes into antisemitism, plagiarism and university leaders signal a dangerous new era in congressional oversight, experts and scholars say. Some see echoes of McCarthyism.

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America’s Largest University System Is Headed for a Faculty Strike. Here’s a Primer.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Forest Hunt Will Lester, MediaNews Group, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Getty Images Cal Poly Pomona faculty rally on campus during a one-day strike on December 4, 2023. The faculty union for the California State University system wants a 12-percent salary bump. Cal State officials say they can’t afford it.

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N.C. A&T Celebrates 64th Anniversary of A&T Four’s Historic Sit-In

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The 64th Sit-In Anniversary Breakfast and Wreath Laying is set for Feb. 1. The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University community will gather at the North Carolina A&T Alumni-Foundation Event Center to celebrate the legacy of four A&T freshmen who were keystones in the civil rights movement in 1960 during their sit-in at the downtown Greensboro Woolworth’s lunch counter.

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Pre-arrival surveys make it possible to meet students where they are

Wonkhe

When taking students on a learning journey it helps to know where they are coming from. Sunday Blake investigates the phenomenon of the pre-arrival questionnaire The post Pre-arrival surveys make it possible to meet students where they are appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Penn State plans nearly $100 million in cuts for FY26 budget

Higher Ed Dive

Officials said the plan is meant to right the university’s finances as it grapples with enrollment declines and long-term budgetary challenges.