December, 2023

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Sustainably designing language degrees

Wonkhe

Modern language provision is caught between the snares of falling applications and administrative complexity. Becky Muradás-Taylor and Rachel Wicaksono pick a way through The post Sustainably designing language degrees appeared first on Wonkhe.

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First-year Discount rate at private colleges, 2021

Higher Ed Data Stories

This is always a popular topic, but the subject is misunderstood. I want to talk about discount rate at private colleges. IPEDS has the best data on first-year (or freshman) discount, so that's what I visualize. And the first part of this is going to get a bit into the weeds; if you work in a private college or university, and you use this in your work, or you send it to trustees, you can support my time, effort, software, and hosting costs by buying me a coffee.

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Nearly half of companies say they plan to eliminate bachelor’s degree requirements in 2024

Higher Ed Dive

Many employers are dropping degree requirements to create a more diverse workforce and increase job candidate numbers, survey results show.

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Why Faculty Members Are Fleeing Florida

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dismay over the academic climate has led to a wave of resignations. By Margot Susca, Chaya Tong, and Alex Angle Dismay over the academic climate has led to a wave of resignations.

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Fired LSU Professor Accused of Student Affair, Illegal Anti-CRT Lobbying

Inside Higher Ed

Fired LSU Professor Accused of Student Affair, Illegal Anti-CRT Lobbying Ryan Quinn Fri, 12/08/2023 - 03:00 AM An ousted political science professor is denying salacious ethics charges against him.

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7 Things You Should Know About Generative AI

Educause

The release of ChatGPT and similar AI tools that generate content including text, images, and audio has prompted both excitement and apprehension among leaders, faculty, students, and others in higher education.

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Uncovering the UK’s hidden arts and humanities research infrastructure

Wonkhe

The University of London's Jo Fox has been mapping our little-discussed national arts and humanities research infrastructure The post Uncovering the UK’s hidden arts and humanities research infrastructure appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Why more colleges are adopting direct admissions

Higher Ed Dive

The practice — which notifies students that they’re admitted before they even apply — is taking off at public systems and some private institutions.

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Scholars Who Study the Middle East Are Afraid to Speak Out

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Polling data indicate widespread self-censorship. By Marc Lynch and Shibley Telhami Illustration by The Chronicle; iStock images Polling data indicate widespread self-censorship.

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Bipartisan Progress on Pell Grant Expansion, but Hurdles Remain

Inside Higher Ed

The House wants to expand the Pell Grant to shorter career training programs. To pay for it, a new bill would cut off federal student loans to the nation’s wealthiest private colleges, starting in July. As Congress gears up to head home for the holiday season, proponents who have hoped to see a breakthrough on the long-running issue of expanding Pell Grants to career-training programs lasting fewer than 15 weeks have received an early gift—a bipartisan deal in the House.

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These 25 schools are tops for producing the nation’s leaders

University Business

The working person can thank their degree for helping them land the big job , but where that credential was earned says a lot about their potential as the nation’s next leader, according to a new analysis from TIME. As might be expected, the Ivy League Pluses were responsible for producing the majority of leaders across sectors such as law, media and academia.

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Lecture recordings make for inclusive learning

Wonkhe

Research from Emily Nordman and Chiara Horlin highlights the benefits neurodiverse students see from lecture recordings The post Lecture recordings make for inclusive learning appeared first on Wonkhe.

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The Power of Authentic Assessment in the Age of AI

Faculty Focus

Assessment has traditionally been viewed as an action conducted after the learning experience has taken place, resulting in it being a separate task from instruction. This is especially true for higher education. As educators, in order to advance our assessment methods so that it serves the learning of our students, it’s important to prioritize aligning the intended learning outcomes with assessment tasks.

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U of Oklahoma said it’s being forced to eliminate its DEI offices. The ACLU disagrees.

Higher Ed Dive

An executive order mandated that public colleges review DEI roles and potentially eliminate those unnecessary for compliance and accreditation.

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A Star Misinformation Scholar Says Harvard Pushed Her Out for Criticizing Meta

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Stephanie M. Lee Cidgy Bossuet, The Washington Post, Getty Images Joan Donovan on the Harvard campus In a new declaration, Joan Donovan says her controversial departure from the Kennedy School this year stemmed from “the possibility my work could upset Facebook.

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House Committee Advances Pell Grant Expansion

Inside Higher Ed

Key lawmakers on the education committee say they are open to reconsidering a provision that would cut off federal student loans to the nation’s wealthiest private colleges. The House Education and Workforce Committee voted Tuesday in favor of a bill that would expand the Pell Grant to short-term career training programs that last between eight and 14 weeks, despite opposition from some higher education associations.

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Rising to the Challenge on Student Basic Needs Work

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Ten years ago, most college students short of money for food would have difficulty finding a food pantry on campus. Food insecurity wasn’t a widely recognized problem in higher education and “student basic needs” wasn’t a field of practice. As we reach the end of another tough year, we deserve to take a moment to be grateful and proud that times truly have changed.

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Campus security services can have a concerning impact on students

Wonkhe

Campus security is supposed to keep students safe - but can it also have harms? Remi Joseph-Salisbury, Laura Connelly and Siobhan O’Neill find areas of concern The post Campus security services can have a concerning impact on students appeared first on Wonkhe.

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What were people reading about higher education in 2023?

HEPI

This blog was authored by Josh Freeman, Policy Manager at HEPI. We are almost at the end of 2023, and you know what that means – we are due a round-up of the year’s most popular HEPI blogs. The year, we celebrated our 20th birthday and it has arguably been HEPI’s biggest yet, with more website views than any other year in our history. Below we list our Top 20 blogs published in 2023.

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Florida faculty question if they can hire grad students from ‘countries of concern’

Higher Ed Dive

The state recently restricted when its public colleges can partner with nations like China and Iran, raising questions about international recruitment.

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Penn's President Resigns After Remarks at Congressional Hearing Prompted a Backlash

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Megan Zahneis M. Elizabeth Magill's much-scrutinized public statement about antisemitism and Penn's code of conduct led to her resignation. Scott Bok, chair of the university's Board of Trustees, also resigned.

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3 Presidents on the Hot Seat

Inside Higher Ed

3 Presidents on the Hot Seat Katherine Knott Tue, 12/05/2023 - 08:05 PM In a four-hour hearing, the presidents of Harvard, Penn and MIT steadily defended themselves, their institutions and free expression. Lawmakers remained skeptical.

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Cross-Campus Approaches to Building a Generative AI Policy

Educause

Particularly for new technologies that disrupt long-standing practices and cultural beliefs, the work of carefully and intentionally developing effective policies can pay significant dividends.

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Focusing on the digital experiences of international students can improve higher education for everyone

Wonkhe

Elizabeth Newall reflects on the findings of the second phase of Jisc's research on the digital experience of international students The post Focusing on the digital experiences of international students can improve higher education for everyone appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Rethinking the Limit on International Students: Lessons from Dutch and Danish Experiences

HEPI

This HEPI blog was kindly authored by Tijs Broeke, Chair of the Board of Governors at London Metropolitan University. As reported by The Times , the boss of one of the world’s most influential investment firms has called for “consistency” in the government’s business strategy, pointing out that Britain has had six chancellors and four prime ministers since 2019.

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States should overhaul how they give colleges money, report says

Higher Ed Dive

Complete College America suggests states give institutions upfront funding to hit completion goals rather than rewarding them after they meet their targets.

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How Bad Are the Plagiarism Allegations Against the Harvard President? It Depends on Whom You Ask.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Emma Pettit and Megan Zahneis Claudine Gay, under fire for comments at a congressional hearing last week, has also been accused of plagiarism. But several scholars she allegedly copied from dispute the charges.

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Yale Report Shows Grade Inflation Is Real

Inside Higher Ed

Roughly 79 percent of the grades awarded at Yale University in the 2022–23 academic year were A’s or A-minuses, according to a new report by a Yale economics professor, published by The New York Times.

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Enrolment fall predicted for UK January intake

The PIE News

The latest real-time sample data in the UK is forecasting dramatic falls in international student numbers for the January 2024 intake when compared with January 2023. The data, supplied by Enroly, is taken from a representative cross-section of UK universities and is based on over 58,000 international students. The year-on-year comparison comes as universities enter a peak three-week window of CAS processing for the winter intake before admissions staff break for the Christmas holidays.

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Cybersecurity is everyone’s job

Wonkhe

David Kernohan talks to the KPMG team you call when your systems have been attacked and your data is at risk The post Cybersecurity is everyone’s job appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Higher degrees or higher ambitions? A new approach to PhDs

HEPI

This HEPI blog was kindly authored by Professor Christopher Smith , Executive Chair of the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The modern PhD in the UK is usually dated to the years immediately after the First World War. It is a relative latecomer then, and the complex articulation of a three-cycle process (undergraduate, masters, doctorate) through the Bologna Process is even more recent, and dates to the end of the 20 th century.

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Christian Brothers University to eliminate 28 faculty positions and a dozen programs

Higher Ed Dive

The Catholic institution's board instructed it to reduce its operating budget by $4 million after it declared financial exigency in September.

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Trust in Higher Ed Was Low. It Just Got Lower.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The antisemitism hearing in the U.S. Congress was a reminder: Many people don’t like us. By Brian Rosenberg The antisemitism hearing in the U.S. Congress was a reminder: Many people don’t like us.

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Presidents of Harvard, Penn and MIT Face Grilling on Capitol Hill

Inside Higher Ed

Presidents of Harvard, Penn and MIT Face Grilling on Capitol Hill Katherine Knott Tue, 12/05/2023 - 03:00 AM The House education committee invited the leaders to testify about their institutions’ responses to allegations of antisemitism—and to demand that they take stronger action.

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International students need double the money to study in Canada as gov crackdown continues

The PIE News

International students will need double the amount of money in their bank accounts if they wish to study in Canada from January, the government has announced. The country’s immigration minister also warned that visa limits may be imposed if institutions do not provide adequate support to students, as the government attempts to tackle “exploitation” in the international student program.

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It’s the higher education Christmas movie and TV guide

Wonkhe

Nothing on the TV? Jim Dickinson rounds up the higher education-themed movies and TV that you probably didn't see in 2023 The post It’s the higher education Christmas movie and TV guide appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Tech Trends: What’s On the Horizon for Higher Ed IT Leaders in 2024?

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

One year ago, it seemed like all anyone in higher education wanted to talk about was a powerful new tool that had just been unleashed, one that threatened to upend education as we know it. As we turn the page from 2023 to 2024, artificial intelligence and generative AI tools such as ChatGPT remain on the minds of IT leaders at colleges across the country.