March, 2024

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Digital Media Literacy Becoming a Graduation Requirement

Inside Higher Ed

Digital Media Literacy Becoming a Graduation Requirement Lauren.Coffey@… Tue, 03/26/2024 - 03:00 AM As concerns mount about online misinformation, AI-created images and the ethics of the digital landscape, several institutions are requiring courses in digital media literacy.

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Rank hypocrisy – how universities betray their promises on responsible research assessment

Wonkhe

It it is time for universities to stop the nonsense of participating in flawed research rankings exercises, argue Paul Ashwin and Derek Heim The post Rank hypocrisy – how universities betray their promises on responsible research assessment appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Do adults without degrees see the value of college?

Higher Ed Dive

New research commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation focuses on how 18- to 30-year-olds without college diplomas view higher education.

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Britain’s universities are in freefall – and saving them will take more than funding | Gaby Hinsliff

The Guardian - Higher Education

Fundamental restructuring must happen, along with an honest debate about what – and who – higher education is really for Imagine a beach before the tsunami. Out at sea, the wave is gathering force, yet on the sand people are still sunbathing, blissfully unaware. That’s how it feels, one professor tells me, to be working in higher education. Academics by their nature don’t look outwards much, he argues, so not all have registered the risk to their profession.

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Stanford Math-Education Expert Has 'Reckless Disregard for Accuracy,' Complaint Alleges

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Stephanie M. Lee Cayce Clifford for The Chronicle Jo Boaler A complaint reportedly submitted to Stanford cites alleged problems with citations in Jo Boaler’s writings. A spokesperson says Boaler stands behind her work.

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Academic Freedom in the Wake of SB 17

Academe Blog

BY LAUREN GUTTERMAN AND LISA L. MOORE On February 22nd, 2024, Dr. Paige Schilt, a social worker, author, and former lecturer and staff member at the University of Texas at Austin, was scheduled to give a talk entitled “A Queer Path to Leadership: Finding a Mentor to Help You Succeed in Higher Education.

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University of Kentucky President Proposes to Strip Faculty Body’s Power

Inside Higher Ed

University of Kentucky President Proposes to Strip Faculty Body’s Power Ryan Quinn Thu, 03/28/2024 - 03:00 AM Eli Capilouto released a “draft of principles” Wednesday that would dissolve the University Senate and replace it with an advisory group.

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Back from the brink, Hampshire College is nearing financial viability

Higher Ed Dive

In the past five years, the college recommitted to its mission, raised funds and revamped its curriculum. Experts say others can learn from its playbook.

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Report: English Majors Employed at Comparable Rates, Educators Can Do More to Prepare Students for Careers

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

College students who graduate as English majors actually find jobs at about the same rate as those who major in other subjects, according to a recent report commissioned by the Modern Language Association (MLA). Dr. Paula Krebs Report on English Majors’ Career Preparation and Outcomes draws on findings from a number of different sources, including the Hamilton Project, the National Humanities Alliance, the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, and Humanities Indicators.

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New Mexico Is Trying to Make Tuition-Free College Stick. Here's How.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Forest Hunt Sam Kalda for The Chronicle The state's nearly $1-billion push to sustain its expansive program is the latest development in a wave of investments in free tuition.

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English majors earn similar salary earnings, life quality than other degree holders, report

University Business

Despite questions around the value of an English degree, graduates who earned one were found to possess similar rates of life satisfaction, peak salary earnings and unemployment rates to non-English degree graduates, according to a recent report by the Association of Departments of English (ADE), a subsidiary of the Modern Language Association. The Report on English Majors’ Career Preparation and Outcomes draws on quantitative data from multiple U.S. government resources and contributions

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Higher Ed Workers Seek to Coordinate Nationally

Inside Higher Ed

Higher Ed Workers Seek to Coordinate Nationally Ryan Quinn Tue, 03/26/2024 - 03:00 AM A group called Higher Ed Labor United is trying to overcome the silos that divide unions and keep them from working together against the many threats to colleges and universities.

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Michelle Donelan pays damages following freedom of speech fallout

Wonkhe

Michelle Donelan pays costs and UKRI reconvenes EDI advisory group following minister's missive The post Michelle Donelan pays damages following freedom of speech fallout appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Indiana governor signs bill tying tenure to intellectual diversity

Higher Ed Dive

The measure, which takes effect in July, has come under fire from groups that say it will stifle academic freedom at the state’s public colleges.

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Benedict College Names Building After its First Woman President

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Benedict College Board of Trustees recently hosted a rededication and naming ceremony for the college’s administration building named in honor of Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis. Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis A. J. Shorter Photography “I am very grateful for the opportunity to lead Benedict College into the next chapter of her storied history,” said Artis, during the March 22 rededication.

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When It Comes to Critical Thinking, AI Flunks the Test

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Large language models fail to live up to the hype. By Gary Smith and Jeffrey Funk Photo illustration by Michael Theis, The Chronicle Large language models fail to live up to the hype.

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(Re)imagining AI for Educators: How to Improve Learner-Centered Classrooms with Futuristic Possibilities 

Faculty Focus

Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a significant conversation at every educational conference in the past two years throughout my usual treks to teacher education events. As a geriatric millennial with a 20-year career as an educator and scholar, I am thrilled for what navigating this exciting—yet challenging and daring—landscape of AI for educators can mean for all of us.

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Arizona GOP Bill Would Stifle Faculty Power in Governance

Inside Higher Ed

Arizona GOP Bill Would Stifle Faculty Power in Governance Ryan Quinn Mon, 03/25/2024 - 03:00 AM The legislation, nearing passage, would bolster the power of presidents and regents while reducing faculty members to merely “consulting” on governing, academic and personnel decisions.

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To win the funding argument universities need to explain where the money goes

Wonkhe

Dani Payne argues that however much funding has fallen in real terms, universities need to better account for public investment for lobbying on sector finances to be successful The post To win the funding argument universities need to explain where the money goes appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Some HBCUs are seeing enrollment surge. Here’s why.

Higher Ed Dive

Leaders experiencing head count increases attribute them to a racial awakening, student success efforts and new funding.

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Bill to Codify Postsecondary Student Success Grants Met with Support and Criticism from Scholars and Advocates

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Legislators are looking to enshrine the Postsecondary Student Success Grant (PSSG) program, a student outcomes-centered federal effort, into law through new legislation this March. Although the effort has received support generally, some higher ed scholars and advocates have levied some criticisms and concerns about it. Dr. Jhenai Chandler The Postsecondary Student Success Act – a bipartisan effort that seeks to solidify the ongoing existence of the grant program, which gives funds to higher ed

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Graduate Students Went on Strike. Then a Dean Suggested That Professors Use AI to Keep Classes Going.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Sonel Cutler Illustration by The Chronicle; iStock Boston University clarified that no one believes artificial intelligence can replace graduate-student teaching assistants.

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Delivering civic value to communities – the impact of UK universities’ social science research

HEPI

This HEPI blog was kindly authored by Dr. Ed Bridges , Head of Policy & Public Affairs at the Academy of Social Sciences. UK universities have increasingly had to speak the language of ‘impact’, which has become another addition to the sector’s lexicon of buzzwords. For researchers, the REF exercise is about much more than just impact: it has become an important frame for discussion.

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Virginia Officials Scrutinize Two Universities’ DEI Course Syllabi

Inside Higher Ed

Virginia Officials Scrutinize Two Universities’ DEI Course Syllabi Ryan Quinn Mon, 03/18/2024 - 03:00 AM A spokesman for Governor Glenn Youngkin invoked concerns about “core curriculum mandates that are a thinly veiled attempt to incorporate the progressive left’s groupthink.” Two universities’ diversity education initiatives may be in peril.

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Helping students means taking university staff wellbeing seriously

Wonkhe

Drawing on the findings of a pan-European study on mental health in universities, Kate Lister calls for more robust policy and practice frameworks to enable wellbeing support for university staff The post Helping students means taking university staff wellbeing seriously appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Students won’t be able to correct FAFSA forms until April

Higher Ed Dive

The notice from the U.S. Department of Education marks yet another delay in the fraught rollout of the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

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HBCUs in the Time of Turnover

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Albany State University recently announced its president, Dr. Marion Ross Fedrick, had been appointed executive vice president for administration and chief of staff at Georgia State University, effective July 1. Her departure from the university meant she would step away from her role as president one year before the conclusion of the school’s 2025 strategic plan.

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Gordon Gee's Last Stand

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The longtime president always pushed the boundaries. Did he finally go too far? By Emma Pettit Illustration by The Chronicle; Photo by Kristian Thacker for The Chronicle Cuts he's made at West Virginia University are a sign of public higher education's future. Will we recognize it?

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Levelling the playing field from birth to graduation: why universities have a crucial role to play in ensuring every child has a chance to flourish and thrive

HEPI

This HEPI blog was kindly authored by Professor Amanda J. Broderick, Vice-Chancellor & President at the University of East London. The impact of the earliest years of life BusinessLDN – the independent voice of business in London – has recently published a report with KPMG and the Central District Alliance analysing the business impact of the lack of affordable, quality childcare.

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Universities Build Their Own ChatGPT-like Tools

Inside Higher Ed

Universities Build Their Own ChatGPT-like Tools Lauren.Coffey@… Thu, 03/21/2024 - 03:00 AM As concerns mount over the ethical and intellectual property implications of AI tools, universities are launching their own chatbots for faculty and students.

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There may be ways to make UK higher education cheaper to run

Wonkhe

Is UK higher education really the world's third most expensive way of getting a degree - and if it is, what might the alternatives look like? Jim Dickinson explores the hypotheses The post There may be ways to make UK higher education cheaper to run appeared first on Wonkhe.

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A look at 5 states weighing legacy admissions bans

Higher Ed Dive

Legislators are paying increased attention to policies that give alumni-related students a leg up when applying to college.

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30 Years After Its Release, Nathan McCall’s Makes Me Wanna Holler Still Resonates

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

When journalist Nathan McCall released his 1994 autobiography, Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America , my mother was among the first wave of people to purchase a copy. She didn’t buy the book for me as a young aspiring journalist who was still in college at the time, although I’m sure she would have. Rather, my mother bought McCall’s book for herself because – like many readers – she was riveted by a report on NPR about McCall’s remarkable foray into the newspaper business after ha

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Here’s the Unsealed Report Showing How Harvard Concluded That a Dishonesty Expert Committed Misconduct

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Stephanie M. Lee Illustration by The Chronicle; iStock; IMAGE FROM TEDXTRENTOSTUDIO, YOUTUBE Francesca Gino said that another professor could have meddled with her data — but Harvard said she didn’t offer any proof.

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Higher Education Institutions Are Using Firewall as a Service to Enhance Security

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting higher education institutions. Ransomware attacks in the sector, for instance, were up 70 percent in 2023, according to a report from Malwarebytes. And a Sophos survey suggests that the average recovery cost can top $1 million per incident. In recent years, as cyberattacks have become more nuanced, the firewall technology that colleges and universities use to prevent them has also evolved.

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Civil Rights Groups Push Back Against Wave of Anti-DEI Bills

Inside Higher Ed

Civil Rights Groups Push Back Against Wave of Anti-DEI Bills Ryan Quinn Fri, 03/15/2024 - 03:00 AM So far this year, at least five state legislatures have passed bills seeking to curtail diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. This year’s batch may seep more into the classroom.

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There are plenty of options for student work-related learning beyond the “gold standard” sandwich year or placement

Wonkhe

Mark Peace convenes some fresh thinking on the diversity of learning opportunities that can constitute meaningful work-related experiences The post There are plenty of options for student work-related learning beyond the “gold standard” sandwich year or placement appeared first on Wonkhe.

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