March, 2023

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Study Finds Girls' Aptitude Far Exceeds Interest in STEM

Campus Technology

There is a major gap between the aptitude of girls for STEM and their interest in pursuing STEM careers, according to a review of data from more than 225,000 female middle and high school students. The data also revealed their interest exceeds aptitude in some non-STEM disciplines.

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Study finds women college leaders of color face more bias

Inside Higher Ed

Image: When Julianna Barnes set her sights on a career in academia, she envisioned eventually becoming a vice president of an institution and assumed it would be her pinnacle role in the profession. She couldn’t imagine herself, a Mexican Filipina American, as a college president, much less a university chancellor, because she’d never seen someone like herself in those positions.

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Accessing higher education needs a better deal on childcare

Wonkhe

Plans to extend the availability of free childcare exclude full time students. Kate Bowen-Viner asks why The post Accessing higher education needs a better deal on childcare appeared first on Wonkhe.

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5 state plans to restrict faculty tenure you’ll want to watch

Higher Ed Dive

For years, mostly Republican lawmakers have tried to limit or end tenure. But that campaign has picked up steam amid new scrutiny on colleges.

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Colleges Could Be Flooded With Citizen Lawsuits Under Proposed DEI Legislation

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By J. Brian Charles Conservatives in some states want to deputize the general public to sue if they think a college is deploying banned diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

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Florida, beware: DeSantis’ war on woke may decrease enrollment

University Business

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s recent legislation is not only fiercely unpopular among current and prospective college students, but it also may drive them out of the state’s public higher education system, according to a new report by Intelligent. Among 1,147 students who either currently attend an undergraduate public college in Florida or intend to upon graduating, only 147 agreed with DeSantis’ policies.

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House-Buying Power of Academic Salaries (2023 Edition)

HESA

About seven years ago, I wrote a blog looking at the house-buying power of academics in different parts of the country. I thought maybe it was time to do this again. First, an overview of the methodology used six years ago. I took median academic salaries for major universities in Canada for the most recent year available, which at the time was 2010-1.

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How to decolonise the sustainable development agenda

Wonkhe

For Sean Porter, sustainability and decolonisation should be connected to meet challenges associated with the climate emergency, inequality, and social justice. The post How to decolonise the sustainable development agenda appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Ohio looks to ban public college employee strikes

Higher Ed Dive

Proposed legislation would also block state institutions from mandating diversity training and working with Chinese entities.

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The Crime of Email at Bowling Green State University

Academe Blog

By JOHN K. WILSON Christian Coons, an associate professor of philosophy at Bowling Green State University, has been suspended and faces a hearing on March 20 that could lead to his dismissal. His crime? Sending emails to his colleagues about his department’s alleged past misconduct in hiring decisions.

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Librarians should stand with the Internet Archive (opinion)

Inside Higher Ed

The Internet Archive, a nonprofit library in San Francisco, has grown into one of the most important cultural institutions of the modern age. What began in 1996 as an audacious attempt to archive and preserve the World Wide Web has grown into a vast library of books, musical recordings and television shows, all digitized and available online, with a mission to provide “universal access to all knowledge.

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This Ohio Bill Wouldn't Just Ban Diversity Training. It Would Reshape Higher Ed.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Kate Marijolovic Martin León Barreto for The Chronicle The far-reaching proposal covers diversity training, faculty performance reviews, graduation requirements, the enrollment of Chinese students, and more.

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The Black Woman’s Burden: Battling Inertia in Higher Ed

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

News of bell hooks’s death came as a shock to many. The feminist, author, activist, and professor died Dec. 15, 2021, at age 69. But those who knew hooks personally were aware her health had been waning after years of fighting white supremacy and patriarchy. Dr. M. Shadee Malaklou “hooks said a few years ago, ‘I felt like a balloon that had been popped and deflated,’ because of the way she was so committed to writing and teaching, to her own detriment,” said Dr.

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Can students be bothered to come to campus?

Wonkhe

For much of the year universities have been worried about students not coming to classes. Jim Dickinson reveals the results of new research on why that might be The post Can students be bothered to come to campus? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Biden’s proposed $90B Education Department budget features tuition-free community college

Higher Ed Dive

The president’s fiscal 2024 blueprint, which would also boost the maximum Pell Grant, has virtually no chance of surviving Congress as drafted.

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Africa in focus at UK ENIC conference

The PIE News

UK ENIC’s first annual conference since the start of the pandemic placed Africa at the centre of the future of international education sector. Director of the Africa Research Institute, Edward Paice, addressed the nearly 500 delegates from over 20 countries at the event in London on February 20, highlighting how the sector may be impacted by a African demographic ‘revolution’ Making the case that Africa’s story increasingly drives world history, he explained that between

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Michigan grad workers striking over pay, trans health care

Inside Higher Ed

Image: University of Michigan graduate student instructors and staff assistants began striking Wednesday, seeking to raise their minimum annual salaries from $24,000 to about $38,500 and win easier access to health care for transgender members, an emergency fund for international students and other benefits. The Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO) acknowledges that its strike in Ann Arbor is illegal under its own collective bargaining agreement with the university.

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DEI Legislation Tracker

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Here are the states where lawmakers are seeking to restrict colleges' DEI efforts By Jacquelyn Elias and Adrienne Lu Legislators, mostly Republicans, want to get rid of diversity, equity, and inclusion offices; end anti-bias trainings; and banish diversity statements.

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Demotion of USC Administrator Leads to Accusations of Racism

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The University of Southern California Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy trumpets its dedication to diversity on its website. The school is “committed to preparing diverse leaders” and pledges “accountability and transparency, as well as consistent engagement to ensure that we create and maintain an inclusive environment.

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An avalanche really is coming this time

Wonkhe

The model of academics as all-rounders may be impossible to sustain in a mass higher education system bedevilled by generative AI, argues Jim Dickinson The post An avalanche really is coming this time appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Most Americans don’t see value in a four-year college degree, new survey finds

Higher Ed Dive

This matches trends in previous iterations of the Wall Street Journal-NORC poll, though the share of Americans skeptical of higher ed has gradually grown.

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Australia: ELICOS makes “remarkable recovery”

The PIE News

The ELICOS sector had the highest volume increase in commencements and enrolments of any education sector in Australia in 2022, according to the 2022 ELICOS Market Analysis by English Australia. ELICOS enrolments increased by 89.6%, while the sector gained 44,680 commencements, closely followed by the higher education sector, which had the second highest increase of 41,026 commencements.

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Florida's college presidents stay silent on major reforms

Inside Higher Ed

Image: As Florida’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, seeks to enact sweeping reforms to dramatically reshape higher education in the Sunshine State, students and faculty alike have protested legislation that would ban teaching certain topics, limit institutional authority and undermine tenure protections. But one group has remained conspicuously silent: Florida’s college presidents.

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Surveys on Free Expression on Campus Have Zeroed In on a Common Worry. It’s Not Professors.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Free-speech issues on campus might be a matter of peer pressure, according to several high-profile surveys. By Megan Zahneis Illustration by The Chronicle, iStock Students report that fear of their peers’ reactions curtails their speech. But this isn’t a new phenomenon.

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Another HBCU on Track for Reaccreditation

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

It’s taken months of collaboration across institutions, but east Tennessee’s only Historically Black College and University (HBCU) is on track to regain accreditation. The college is anticipating submitting its application for approval in April. Knoxville College (KC), a private institution, lost its accreditation in 1997. Since then, it has regained authorized status in Tennessee, which allows them to confer credentials.

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International Women’s Day is a great opportunity for corporate laundering

Wonkhe

Emily Yarrow and Julie Davies argue that International Women's Day suffers from corporate capture by all types of organisations - including universities The post International Women’s Day is a great opportunity for corporate laundering appeared first on Wonkhe.

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First-of-its-kind court ruling says college esports don’t fall under Title IX

Higher Ed Dive

The Florida Institute of Technology sought to use esports to comply with the federal law requiring balance between men’s and women’s athletics.

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ChatGPT in Education: The Pros, Cons and Unknowns of Generative AI

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Here’s a fun game: Say the word ChatGPT to a friend or colleague, then watch what happens. There’s a lot of drama swirling around this groundbreaking artificial intelligence chatbot, released in November by the startup OpenAI. A few months later, in early March, OpenAI’s GPT-4 was introduced and has already stunned many by easily outperforming its older AI sibling.

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Equitably recognizing and rewarding women faculty of color (opinion)

Inside Higher Ed

Joya Misra, Dawn Culpepper and KerryAnn O’Meara offer four strategies for ensuring workload and rewards systems equitably recognize the efforts of women faculty of color. Job Tags: FACULTY JOBS Ad keywords: diversity faculty Section: Diversity Editorial Tags: Career Advice Faculty Show on Jobs site: Image Source: Drazen Zigic/istock/getty images plus Image Size: Thumbnail-horizontal Multiple Authors: Joya Misra Dawn Culpepper KerryAnn O'Meara Is this diversity newsletter?

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1 in 4 Prospective Students Ruled Out Colleges Due to Their States' Political Climates

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Eva Surovell Racial equity and reproductive rights were the top policy issues cited by high-school seniors in weighing colleges, an Art & Science Group survey found.

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Black Men’s Mental Health Addressed During Black Men’s Research Institute Symposium

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Black Men’s Research Institute (BMRI) at Morehouse College hosted its first Spring Symposium addressing health issues for African American men. Taken place at the Atlanta University Center’s Woodruff’s Library, the “Changing the Paradigm” symposium began its two-day conference with a discussion on mental health. Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough , Interim Executive Director for BMRI, wants the symposium to dive deeply into mental health and how it affects Black men and their communities.

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Regulatory burden could clog the lifelong learning revolution

Wonkhe

Fresh from her appearance at committee, Rachel Sandby-Thomas sets out the regulatory issues that could blunt the power of the lifelong loan entitlement The post Regulatory burden could clog the lifelong learning revolution appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Campus leaders react to growing antisemitic vandalism, harassment

Higher Ed Dive

Administrators can take a number of steps to counter antisemitic incidents. However, one expert cautions against actions that can affect free speech rights.

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ChatGPT and Higher Education: Initial Prevalence and Areas of Interest

Educause

A survey of college and university websites gives an early indication about the ways institutions are addressing generative AI and what it might mean for higher education.

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How college students feel about active learning environments

Inside Higher Ed

Image: While hundreds of peer-reviewed studies have concluded that students taught in an active learning environment are significantly more likely to outperform peers who are in classes taught more traditionally, full adoption of active learning practices remains far from the norm. In a recent episode of the Teaching for Student Success podcast, host Steven Robinow spoke with Louis Deslauriers about a study he and four colleagues at Harvard did to test the value of active learning.

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'State Mandated Censorship': Florida Faculty Worry About Bill That Would Ban Certain Majors

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Julian Roberts-Grmela Illustration by The Chronicle If passed, the legislation would forbid academic programs in gender studies, critical race theory, and intersectionality. The AAUP calls it “a complete violation of academic freedom.

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Report Shows the Shift Away from Tenured Faculty in the U.S. Academic Workforce

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Over the past three decades, U.S. academic employment has dramatically shifted from mostly full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty to mostly contingent positions. That's according to a new report from the American Association of University Professors (AAUP)which provides data depicting the shift away from tenure to contingent faculty at most U.S. colleges and universities.

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