December, 2022

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Do test-optional policies increase diversity?

Higher Ed Data Stories

If you want a definitive answer, you can stop now. As Mark Twain allegedly said, "I was gratified to be able to give an answer right away. I said I didn't know." However, critics of test optional like to trot out this study from 2014 , suggesting test-optional policies do not increase diversity. There are a couple of problems with using that paper to prop up this argument, however: First, the study included about 200 liberal arts colleges, and nowhere does it suggest that the conclusions can be

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Regional public universities educate nearly 5M students, according to new list

Higher Ed Dive

The Alliance for Research on Regional Colleges put together a list of 474 institutions that it says are important for low-income, Black and rural students.

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Building Bridges: The Case for Inter-Faculty Learning

Wonkhe

Gemma Ahearne and Matt Murphy argue that in order to prepare students for the workplace, they need to be able to communicate across different disciplines. The post Building Bridges: The Case for Inter-Faculty Learning appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Get Your Ticket to 10 Keys to Building an Incredible Brand for Academics LIVE

The Academic Designer

I'm teaming up with Dr. Sheena Howard to bring you a live VIP event for academics. You're invited!

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It was NEVER about Deion: HBCU Realities VS. Perceptions

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Family, it is time for a chat! Pull up a seat or make whatever adjustments that you need to make so that my brothers and I can rap with you. Over the last few days, we have seen countless opinions internal and external to the HBCU community regarding the exit of Coach Prime [Deion Sanders] from Jackson State University. There have been many opinions flying across Twitter, Facebook, and even national news stations like CNN.

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Mental health issues among grad students shouldn't be taboo (opinion)

Inside Higher Ed

Category: Carpe Careers When mental health topics are taboo, grad students suffer in silence, write Christiann Gaines and Rebekah Layton, who explore ways the academic community can support trainees. Editorial Tags: Career Advice Graduate students Mental Health Show on Jobs site: Image Source: CreativeDesignArt/digitalvision vectors/getty images Image Size: Thumbnail-horizontal Multiple Authors: Christiann Gaines Rebekah Layton Is this diversity newsletter?

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Are graduation rates and input or an output? (redux)

Higher Ed Data Stories

This is a refresh of a popular post I've done a few times, asking the important question in the title. People tend to think of graduation rates as an output of the institution, and of course, in some sense, they are; they are certainly measured that way. But what if I told you that a college's six-year graduation rate (and, to a lesser extent, its four-year graduation rate) can be easily predicted by a single variable that we know before a student ever sets foot on campus?

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International students and specialist courses

Wonkhe

For Nick Isles, recent ministerial comments about international students have been dangerously underinformed. The post International students and specialist courses appeared first on Wonkhe.

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‘An Extraordinarily Hostile Move’: New School Threatens to Withhold Pay in Adjunct Strike

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Katherine Mangan. After a three-week-old walkout by 1,800 part-time faculty members, the university also demanded that full-timers certify they are working. Meanwhile, angry parents are threatening a lawsuit.

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How customer relations tech is helping 11 HBCUs accelerate admissions

University Business

HBCUs are getting an admissions boost from a top-notch CRM system acquired through a nonprofit initiative to level the playing field in higher ed technology. CRM, for those who don’t know, stands for customer relationship management, and it can be critical to successful recruitment and enrollment. But due to the cost of some CRM technology, a number of HBCUs were losing ground due to their outdated admissions platforms—in fact, a few were still processing paper applications, says Cecilia M

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New Report: Faculty Remain Stubbornly White

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Despite pledges from campus leaders to diversify all facets of their institutions, faculty have remained stubbornly white, according to a new report from the Education Trust, a non-profit that works to close opportunity and achievement gaps. “It reflects something that we’ve long known,” said Dr. Kimberly A. Griffin, professor and dean of the College of Education at the University of Maryland. “ That the student body is diversifying much faster than the faculty is. ” The report, based on 2020 da

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Australia hosts annual Global Agent Week

The PIE News

Australia has spent the week celebrating its biggest export economy with a virtual showcase and conference for all professional recruiters and agencies sending students to study in the country. Global Agent Week 2022 opened with a ministerial address from Minister for Trade and Tourism, Don Farrell. “The Albanese Government supports our world-class international education sector,” Farrell said, highlighting commitment to the sector by the highest echelons of the Australian government.

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Is the era of college nonprofit conversions over?

Higher Ed Dive

A recent federal court ruling and coming regulations could deter some for-profit colleges from attempting to become nonprofits under complex deals.

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What implications does ChatGPT have for assessment?

Wonkhe

Has artificial intelligence become a legitimate concern for plagiarism? James Bagshaw investigates the discussion around the use of the AI chat tool, ChatGPT. The post What implications does ChatGPT have for assessment? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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How the Largest Higher-Ed Strike in U.S. History Blew Up Finals

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Grace Mayer and Carolyn Kuimelis. Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News, Getty Images Gloria Bartolo, a doctoral student in molecular biology, leads a strike march by UCLA postdocs on Thursday. Across the University of California, students and professors aren't sure how they'll get through the end of the term.

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How to Stay Ahead of 4 Emerging Cybersecurity Threats in Higher Ed

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

The cybersecurity threat landscape in higher education is constantly evolving. According to VMware’s “Global Incident Response Threat Report,” emerging threats against APIs and containers have gained traction during the past year, as have attacks using deepfakes. Supply chain threats also have become a significant concern, and all signs say that they will get worse in the near future.

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An Invisible Population: Black Undocumented Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Kayon Hall wants to change the way academia thinks about undocumented students. “Black and undocumented students are socially and politically left out of the conversation,” said Hall, an assistant professor of higher education administration at Kent State University in Ohio. This year, Hall published an article with the Journal of First-Generation Student Success about the lived experiences of Black undocumented students, highlighting the ways higher education has excluded them from immigrat

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The Strike at the University of California

Academe Blog

BY MICHAEL MERANZE The Strike continues with no end in sight. Although there have been tentative agreements concerning Post-Docs and Academic Researchers, in the Academic Student Employee and Student Researcher units, the parties appear to remain well apart on the fundamental economic issues.

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Purdue University reinstates admissions test requirements for fall 2024

Higher Ed Dive

Like many colleges, the public institution waived SAT and ACT mandates amid the pandemic. It joins MIT bucking a trend of remaining test-optional.

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NDAs and the Tort are out as the Free Speech Bill clears Lords’ report stage

Wonkhe

Report stage in the Lords for the Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill brought a big surprise and a hefty government defeat. Jim Dickinson tries to avoid crashing the car. The post NDAs and the Tort are out as the Free Speech Bill clears Lords’ report stage appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Cisco and Victoria University – a partnership with deep connections and new possibilities

Cisco blogs - Education

The breadth and depth of Cisco’s strategic relationship with Victoria University has been described as allowing the university to do things they couldn’t otherwise touch in a new video profiling the University’s partnership with Cisco. Cisco’s partnership extends well beyond the supply of technology enabling administration, teaching and learning and research.

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Virtual Reality Helps Students Experience Healthcare Scenarios

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Augusta University’s College of Nursing realized it needed to better train students on how to support family members when patients are near the end of life after recent graduates told faculty how emotionally unprepared they were the first time they faced the situation.

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German Auto Corporations and the Holocaust: Why are Porsche, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen Suppressing Accountability for their Nazi Pasts?

The Berkeley Blog

Many German corporations benefited enormously from supporting and advancing Nazi persecution, particularly through the use of abusive forced labor often entailing torture and frequently leading to injury, illness, and premature death during World War 2 and the Holocaust. While some German corporations have acknowledged their crimes fully and sought to direct funds towards public education.

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Harvard Names Dr. Claudine Gay to Presidency

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Claudine Gay, president-elect of Harvard University. Dr. Claudine Gay is making history. Gay, dean of Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, will succeed current Harvard President Dr. Lawrence S. Bacow on July 1, 2023. Gay’s appointment marks the first time a person of color will lead the nation’s oldest and one of its most prominent postsecondary institutions.

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What it’s like to be a university’s first woman and first lay president — and then do it again

Higher Ed Dive

Colleges risk losing sight of missions that aren't widely owned, says Tania Tetlow, who started at Fordham in July after four years at Loyola New Orleans.

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A glimpse of post Horizon research partnerships

Wonkhe

The launch of the International Science Partnerships Fund is an important milestone in post Horizon global research deals. The post A glimpse of post Horizon research partnerships appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Academics on Twitter disperse in wake of Musk takeover

Inside Higher Ed

Image: So far, Twitter endures. On Oct. 28, Elon Musk tweeted, “The bird is freed,” signaling what would become his chaotic takeover of the social media platform. Soon after, he fired huge numbers of employees, including many focused on security. He monetized the blue-check badge, which was previously free and suggested authenticity. He also announced plans to reinstate accounts that had been banned for threats or spreading misinformation.

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Hello … Are you there? Or have you gone home for Christmas?

HEPI

This blog was kindly contributed by The Unite Foundation and Paige Mackenzie. This year’s John Lewis Christmas advert highlighted different notions of family and belonging at this time of year. As you may know, many care experienced and estranged students will be staying at university over the holidays, either in private accommodation or halls. Seeing their friends go home for Christmas can be isolating.

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Web Accessibility Regulations Are Poised to Be a Focal Point in Spring 2023

Educause

The U.S. Department of Justice intends to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking in 2023 around web accessibility regulations for state and local government entities pursuant to Title II of the Americans with Disability Act. At the same time, The U.S. Department of Education is considering updating regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

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LGBTQ, Non-Binary Students More Likely to Feel Stressed Over Break

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

As institutions wrap up their fall semesters, many faculty, staff, and students look forward to a chance to go home to familiar stomping grounds and family traditions. But for students who identify as LGBTQ+, particularly those who identify as non-binary, going home for winter break can paint a more complicated picture. Holiday stress impacts almost all students, according to a new survey of over 1,200 students from TimelyMD, a virtual health and wellbeing company that partners with almost 250 h

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Why one Ivy League university joined the move to ditch enrollment deposits

Higher Ed Dive

University of Pennsylvania was waiving its $400 deposit for about a fifth of its students. Abandoning it aims to reduce barriers for low-income students.

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How Universities Can Respond to Google’s Storage Limits

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Since late 2021, when Google announced that it would impose a 100-terabyte limit on the unlimited free storage it had been offering to higher education institutions through its Google Workspace for Education platform, universities around the country have been paying closer attention to the data stored by their users on Google Cloud. Google implemented the policy not only because the storage required by universities has grown unmanageable but also because universities — for the most part unwillin

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Chico State faces backlash for faculty discipline

Inside Higher Ed

Image: California State University, Chico, is in turmoil over how administrators dealt with a professor accused of having sex with a graduate student and then threatening to kill two colleagues who reported him. "I know this past week has been deeply disturbing and unsettling to our students, faculty and staff," President Gayle E. Hutchinson said in a campus memo last week, speaking to widespread concern over the case.

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Campaigning for Representation: Showmen in education

HEPI

This blog was kindly contributed by Colleen Roper, co-founder of Future4Fairgrounds. My name is Colleen Roper, and I am part of an organisation called Future4Fairgrounds. We are a group of six Showmen, all women, who came together in September 2020 to provide a platform for the concerns of our community. Our aims are to celebrate our past, raise awareness for our present and protect the future of the Showmen community.

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Study destinations working to manage visa backlogs

The PIE News

While Indians are waiting up to 999 days to obtain US business or tourist visas, prospective students can expect to wait considerably less time. Yet, some Indian students are still seeing visa delays which could see them miss the January intake, ultimately meaning they will need to defer, stakeholders have warned. Media reports have suggested that US is particularly affected, yet stakeholders have told The PIE that all countries are facing delays, with European destinations such as Germany a par

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Grassroots Push for Computer Science Education Gears Up

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

For close to a year, I have been strategizing and working with Randy Raymond, a software engineer at Google, to make access to computer science education the new “Space Race” and create models that schools can scale to deliver instruction to students. We believe that this movement can be expanded and go a long way towards increasing diversity in fields like engineering and computing.

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Deep disparities spoil uptick in on-time completion rates

Higher Ed Dive

Part-time, community college students earn diplomas on time less frequently than four-year and full-time students, Complete College America finds.