April, 2024

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Why we should test our students more

Wonkhe

Assessment is learning, and students value it. Katy Burgess explains the psychology of testing The post Why we should test our students more appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Drake University to cut 3 academic programs as it tries to balance budget

Higher Ed Dive

In approving the changes, the Iowa nonprofit’s board of trustees pivoted away from more significant cuts recommended earlier this year.

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Private college discount rates for first-year students, 2021

Higher Ed Data Stories

Before we begin, here is what this post does not do: It will generally not tell you where you can get low tuition, with a very few exceptions. And when it does, it won't be at one of "those" colleges. It will not tell you which colleges are likely to close soon, although after the fact, you can probably find a closed college and say, "Aha! Right where I expected it would be!

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Divest? Call the Cops? Presidents Grapple With How to Respond

Inside Higher Ed

Divest? Call the Cops? Presidents Grapple With How to Respond Josh Moody Mon, 04/29/2024 - 03:00 AM Some leaders have directly engaged protestors as encampments crop up on campus. Others have sent in the police, leading to violent arrests and sharp criticism.

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Strategies for Speaking Out

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Activism is hardly optional in today’s world. I feel the calling in my bones. My family is deeply Jewish, with both Sephardic and Ashkenazic roots, and taught me the core lessons of tikkun olam (repair the world), tzedakah (create justice), g’milut chasadim (engage in loving kindness), pikuach nefesh (life matters), and ometz lev (courage). These values anchored my identity even as the academy challenged it, trying to make me quieter, smaller, and less effective.

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Why Texas A&M's Lone Black Professor of Nursing Called It Quits

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why Texas A&M's lone Black professor of nursing called it quits. By Erin Gretzinger Joan Wong for The Chronicle This is what it feels like to be in the cross hairs of the campaign against DEI.

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Now DfE proposes to scrap a huge part of Disabled Students Allowance

Wonkhe

The government is proposing to abolish a central funding allowance that allows disabled students to access specialist nonmedical support. Jim Dickinson explains the justification The post Now DfE proposes to scrap a huge part of Disabled Students Allowance appeared first on Wonkhe.

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On Events at Columbia University

Academe Blog

BY HANK REICHMAN As a Columbia alum (College ’69), participant in that university’s 1968 student rebellion, advocate for academic freedom and free expression rights, and as a Jew, I have followed developments at Columbia over the past few days with great interest.

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Police Ratchet Up Use of Force on Campus Protesters

Inside Higher Ed

Police Ratchet Up Use of Force on Campus Protesters Katherine Knott Fri, 04/26/2024 - 03:00 AM As colleges turn to police to suppress pro-Palestinian demonstrators, some are calling for the National Guard. Experts say history should be a warning.

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Transfer Students Need Support from Both Two and Four Year Institutions

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Two new reports and an online dashboard from the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, are part of an ambitious effort to tell the story of transfer students. These resources break down how many students are able to successfully transfer from a two-year institution to a four-year institution, with or without an associate degree or certificate, and how many of those transferred students are able to achieve a bachelor’s degree at the end of their journ

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One Scientist Neglected His Grant Reports. Now U.S. Agencies Are Withholding Grants for an Entire University.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Francie Diep An email from the University of California at San Diego's vice chancellor for research alerted the campus to the situation on Tuesday. The scientist says he got no warning before that day.

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Students transition through, not just into, university

Wonkhe

There's a lot of focus on smoothing the transition into university - but what about how students make it through their experience? David Woolley and Jon Down describe the journey The post Students transition through, not just into, university appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Sticker prices increasingly fail to capture college costs, research finds

Higher Ed Dive

The current system for listing college costs hampers student decisions about where to attend, a Brookings Institution report contends.

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Inquiry launched into England’s reliance on international students

The PIE News

The UK’s Education Committee has launched an inquiry into international students in English universities. The inquiry will see the committee examine the changes in numbers of international students in recent years, the impact of international students on university funding and the availability of places for domestic students. It will also seek to discover if universities are achieving an appropriate balance between international and domestic students.

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Biden Administration Finalizes Overtime Rule

Inside Higher Ed

Biden Administration Finalizes Overtime Rule jessica.blake@… Wed, 04/24/2024 - 03:00 AM The updated regulation will require colleges and universities across the country to either raise staff salaries to $58,656 or grant them overtime pay by Jan. 1, 2025.

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Fixing FASFA: Black Students and HBCUs Will Lose the Most

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The introduction and rollout of the new Better FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form has led to a multitude of challenges, setbacks, and concerns among students, caregivers, and educators. What began as a well-intentioned effort to simplify what has historically been a cumbersome process to apply for federal student aid has been made even more complex, resulting in delays in enrollment decisions for many students, particularly students of color who disproportionately rely upon st

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The Gutting of the Liberal Arts

The Chronicle of Higher Education

At public comprehensive universities like SUNY-Potsdam, the humanities are being hollowed out. By David C.K. Curry Illustration by The Chronicle; iStock At public comprehensive universities like SUNY-Potsdam, the humanities are being hollowed out.

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Not everyone can afford open access monographs

Wonkhe

Adding requirements for open access books and chapters to REF will massively increase costs - and there is no additional funding to cover these. Dawn Hibbert asks for a rethink The post Not everyone can afford open access monographs appeared first on Wonkhe.

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330,000 FAFSAs must be reprocessed, Education Department says

Higher Ed Dive

A tax data issue affecting about 5% of submitted applications will be corrected starting in early April.

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How can aspects of wellbeing be addressed in the curriculum?

HEPI

This HEPI blog was kindly authored by Professor Harriet Dunbar-Morris , Pro Vice-Chancellor Academic at the University of Buckingham. In a world that has changed due to the Covid pandemic and the cost of living, students are increasingly less able to engage with standalone support provided by institutions. They are also less well-prepared for higher education study, having undertaken parts of their secondary education during the pandemic, not always together in a classroom and not always with ex

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Richard Cordray Takes the Fall for FAFSA Fiasco

Inside Higher Ed

Richard Cordray Takes the Fall for FAFSA Fiasco Katherine Knott Sun, 04/28/2024 - 10:52 AM The Federal Student Aid chief and debt-relief czar is stepping down after months of criticism over the bungled FAFSA overhaul. But is now the right time for accountability?

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Report: Student Interest in Pursuing Careers in Education on the Decline, But Enrollment in Intro Teaching Courses Rises

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Today’s high school students are showing less interest in pursuing careers in education, and teachers in the profession are feeling burnt out and underpaid, according to a new report from the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). Megan Boren The report – created in partnership with Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education – examines responses from teachers-in-training and available student data to discern how members of Generation Z – those born between 1996 and 2012 – view care

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How the FAFSA Crisis Has Stranded the Most Vulnerable College Applicants

The Chronicle of Higher Education

How the FAFSA crisis has stranded higher ed's most vulnerable applicants. By Eric Hoover Elias Williams for The Chronicle One day at a high school in April revealed the doubt, anger, and determination of students awaiting financial-aid offers.

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Celebrating diversity and supporting progression in education-focused HE careers

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Hannah Cobb, and members of the national learning and teaching focused network, reflect on what universities can do to enhance the careers of education-focused staff The post Celebrating diversity and supporting progression in education-focused HE careers appeared first on Wonkhe.

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FAFSA submissions from high school seniors are down 27.1%

Higher Ed Dive

Concerns about possible enrollment declines are growing amid the fraught rollout of the new federal student aid form.

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Navigating the Waves: Key Strategies for International Student Recruitment Success

HEPI

This HEPI blog was kindly authored by Vincenzo Raimo, an independent international higher education consultant and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Reading, where he previously served as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement. The questionnaire mentioned in this blog is embedded as a pdf below and can be downloaded from the website. The landscape of international student recruitment in the UK has experienced a seismic shift from a period of unexpected prosperity post-Covid, to a challen

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Punishments Rise as Student Protests Escalate

Inside Higher Ed

Punishments Rise as Student Protests Escalate kathryn.palmer… Mon, 04/15/2024 - 03:00 AM Exasperated and under intense scrutiny, some college administrators are increasingly punishing student activists with suspensions, expulsions and arrests.

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Leaders Call for Active Resistance Against Anti-DEI Measures

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

NEW YORK – At the National Action Network (NAN) Convention in New York City, social justice leaders gathered to discuss the impact of anti-Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) legislation introduced or signed into law in states like Texas, Florida, and Alabama. Public institutions in these states are firing DEI-focused employees or redirecting their roles in an effort to comply.

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Protect the Student Protesters. Don't Idealize Them.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Today's student left has inherited some of the worst tendencies of the ’60s. By Arash Azizi Illustration by The Chronicle; John Duricka, AP file; Yuki Iwamura, AP Today's student left has inherited some of the worst tendencies of the ’60s.

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It’s time to tackle all the gaps that surface in our student lifecycle data, not just the awarding gap

Wonkhe

Tony Moss demonstrates how attention to student outcome gaps across the whole student lifecycle sheds new light on the awarding gap The post It’s time to tackle all the gaps that surface in our student lifecycle data, not just the awarding gap appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Lifetime college returns differ significantly by major, research finds

Higher Ed Dive

Engineering and computer science showed the best return out of 10 fields of study that were examined.

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Weekend Reading: What to do about university funding?

HEPI

HEPI recently published a collection of essays on the issue of funding undergraduate degrees, curated by HEPI Director of Policy and Advocacy Rose Stephenson. Over the next few weekends, we will be running select chapters from that collection as Weekend Reading. This chapter was authored by David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science from 2010 to 2014 and author of A University Education (2017).

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Robot Speaker at Commencement? Some Human Students Balk

Inside Higher Ed

Robot Speaker at Commencement? Some Human Students Balk Lauren.Coffey@… Fri, 04/26/2024 - 03:00 AM D’Youville University thought its selection would be fun and relevant in an age of AI. Not everyone agreed.

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Challenges for Higher Education: An Emerging Skills Shortage and Inequity in the Workforce

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

American higher education is called upon to serve a variety of purposes: advancement of knowledge, expansion of cultural appreciation, extending understanding of societal benefits and obligations, and preparing a diversity of students with the skills they need for a successful and rewarding life. These missions are important to the well-being of our people and the strength of our country.

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Michigan's New Protest Policy Is a Scandal

The Chronicle of Higher Education

President Santa J. Ono and his administration want to crush inconvenient dissent. By Silke-Maria Weineck Illustration by The Chronicle; iStock; Darryl Dyck, The Canadian Press, AP President Santa J. Ono and his administration want to crush inconvenient dissent.

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Whatever happened to students at the heart of the system?

Wonkhe

2010 ushered in a new government that promised that students’ interests would be central to decision making. Jim Dickinson argues that it represents a decade of failure The post Whatever happened to students at the heart of the system? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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How CIOs can take advantage of the AI revolution

University Business

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has taken the world by storm. Global Market Insights predicts the AI education market will reach $20 billion by 2027. We are also seeing educators and students adopt AI faster than previous disruptive and transformative technologies. The demand for AI extends beyond the classroom; leveraging it for enterprise-level solutions will be the next phase.