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As states drop degree requirements, does a 4-year diploma’s value change?

Higher Ed Dive

Although new policies are propping up workers without degrees, experts say higher education will continue to play a role in hiring decisions and pay rates.

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David Miller wins tribunal case against the University of Bristol

Wonkhe

An anti-Zionist academic has won a tribunal case against the University of Bristol, finding direct discrimination and unfair and wrongful dismissal. Jim Dickinson explains the judgement The post David Miller wins tribunal case against the University of Bristol appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Colleges Were Already Bracing for an 'Enrollment Cliff.' Now There Might Be a Second One.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Dan Bauman The Census had once forecast the contingent of 18-year-olds rebounding in the middle of the next decade. Its latest projections show the population shrinking further.

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‘Swiftonomics’ Course Brings Taylor Craze to College Classrooms

Inside Higher Ed

‘Swiftonomics’ Course Brings Taylor Craze to College Classrooms Lauren.Coffey@… Wed, 02/07/2024 - 03:00 AM The mega–pop star’s impact on supply and demand, monopolies, and cost efficiencies make her prime teaching material for economics courses.

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Colleges need a deliberate online strategy to better serve first-generation students

Higher Ed Dive

Higher education leaders won’t meet the moment if their virtual courses merely replicate face-to-face learning, Western Governors University’s leader says.

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Public services are in crisis, and universities are part of the solution

Wonkhe

Claire Taylor makes the case for a corporate social responsibility levy to fix the country’s ailing public sector The post Public services are in crisis, and universities are part of the solution appeared first on Wonkhe.

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How Sociology Can Save Itself

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The recent political attacks in Florida represent a threat to the discipline — but also an opportunity. By Philip N. Cohen The recent political attacks in Florida represent a threat to the discipline — but also an opportunity.

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Just 16% of community college students transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree

Higher Ed Dive

This rate hasn’t increased much over the past several years, according to new research from a trio of organizations.

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Becoming a professional (services) influencer

Wonkhe

You don't need TikTok to be influential in university professional services. Claire Toogood reflects on learning from AGCAS research on how careers professionals are making their mark The post Becoming a professional (services) influencer appeared first on Wonkhe.

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The Student Loan Mess: Next Chapters?

Higher Education Inquirer

In 2014, the father-son team of Joel Best and Eric Best published The Student Loan Mess: How Good Intentions Created a Trillion Dollar Problem. Their argument was that rising student loan debt posed a major social and economic problem in the United States, exceeding $1 trillion at the time of publication (predicted to reach $2 trillion by 2020). This "mess" resulted from a series of well-intentioned but flawed policies that focused on different aspects of the issue in isolation, ultimately creat

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Fallout From a FAFSA Fiasco

Inside Higher Ed

Fallout From a FAFSA Fiasco Liam Knox Mon, 02/05/2024 - 03:00 AM Colleges are pushing back admission deadlines after the latest FAFSA delay. But not all institutions will be affected equally, and many aren’t yet ready to make the call.

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High school senior FAFSA submissions drop almost 57% year over year, NCAN finds

Higher Ed Dive

The form was available about three months later than usual, and seniors submitted roughly 676,000 forms by late January.

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Student-staff ratios may not have an impact on the student experience after all

Wonkhe

New data analysis from David Kernohan shows that, contrary to popular belief, more staff may not be the most important way to keep students engaged and satisfied with their experience The post Student-staff ratios may not have an impact on the student experience after all appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Australia: students awaiting visas told to withdraw university applications

The PIE News

Prospective students to universities in Australia are being instructed to withdraw their applications before their visas have been returned by the Department of Home Affairs. Students applying to the University of Wollongong, as well as at least one other unnamed university, have been told to withdraw their applications as the institutions believe they will be unlikely to meet new visa criteria under the migration strategy.

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My Colleagues Stayed Silent When Oct. 7 Was Called a ‘Beautiful Day’

Inside Higher Ed

My Colleagues Stayed Silent When Oct. 7 Was Called a ‘Beautiful Day’ Elizabeth Redden Thu, 02/08/2024 - 03:00 AM Deborah Gerhardt reflects on a UNC faculty body’s decision not to weigh in on a guest speaker’s comments.

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Indiana proposal to overhaul tenure moves forward

Higher Ed Dive

A Republican-sponsored bill would create tenure standards related to intellectual diversity and the variety of ideologies students are exposed to.

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Agencies aren’t the only issue in international admissions

Wonkhe

Agents that recruit international students are under the spotlight - but what can be done? Meely Doherty explains the issues that come across her desk The post Agencies aren’t the only issue in international admissions appeared first on Wonkhe.

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‘Maintain the UK Graduate Route’ petition launched

The PIE News

The PIE News is launching a campaign urging the UK government to commit to maintaining the right for international graduates to stay in the country for two years after completing their courses to gain work experience. It comes after the UK Home Secretary, James Cleverly, revealed that the Migration Advisory Committee had been instructed to launch a review into the Graduate Visa.

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Cornell, Vanderbilt Extend Test-Optional Policies

Inside Higher Ed

Cornell and Vanderbilt Universities both announced this week that they will extend the test-optional admissions policies they adopted during the pandemic. Cornell’s extension is short term, applying only to the next application cycle, while Vanderbilt’s forestalls a permanent decision for three more years.

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Title IX regulations advance to White House after significant delay

Higher Ed Dive

The Education Department is closer to finalizing the controversial regulation, which it aimed to release in March after two previous delays.

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David Miller wins tribunal case against the Open University

Wonkhe

An anti-Zionist academic has won a tribunal case against the the University of Bristol, finding direct discrimination and unfair and wrongful dismissal. Jim Dickinson explains the judgement The post David Miller wins tribunal case against the Open University appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Diversity, TNE and research investment at heart of new Scottish strategy

The PIE News

The Scottish government has released its first comprehensive International Education Strategy, promising plans to attract more staff and activity to promote universities and colleges internationally. The plan, which was launched at Edinburgh Napier University on February 7 sets out the region’s ambition to work with its universities and colleges “to help diversify our international student population”, while also making sure they can “maximise their contribution” to the region.

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New Data Signal Flawed Transfer Process

Inside Higher Ed

New Data Signal Flawed Transfer Process Sara Weissman Wed, 02/07/2024 - 03:00 AM Many community college students intend to transfer to four-year institutions and earn bachelor’s degrees. Few of them make it, according to new reports.

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Amid rocky FAFSA rollout, Education Department to deploy staff to help colleges

Higher Ed Dive

The effort aims to smooth the so-far bumpy debut of the new form, which has been hampered by delays and glitches.

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Universities, the NHS, and health workforce transformation

Wonkhe

Health education is a complex and shifting landscape – with enormous ambitions. Denise Baker and Susanna Kalitowski set out suggestions for better coordination The post Universities, the NHS, and health workforce transformation appeared first on Wonkhe.

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UNC-Greensboro Reckons With the Fallout of Painful Academic Cuts

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Sonel Cutler Illustration by The Chronicle; iStock image The public regional institution is eliminating 20 programs. Administrators say the changes are necessary. Faculty say the process was unfair.

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Assessing Quality of Microcredentials Is Difficult

Inside Higher Ed

Assessing Quality of Microcredentials Is Difficult kathryn.palmer… Tue, 02/06/2024 - 03:00 AM Most high school educators recognize the value of microcredentials, but a dearth of available data on outcomes can make them hesitant to recommend nondegree pathways to students.

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Community colleges, Head Start partner to expand affordable child care access

Higher Ed Dive

The “Kids on Campus” campaign includes a user guide with model programs and recommendations for launching successful partnerships.

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Improving the quality of assessments of quality

Wonkhe

For Buckinghamshire New University's Nick Braisby, the Office for Students' investigation process could be improved The post Improving the quality of assessments of quality appeared first on Wonkhe.

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First online MBA in Arabic launched by UoPeople

The PIE News

Last week, the University of the People launched the first American-accredited online MBA degree taught in Arabic. The tuition-free online university is currently accepting applications for the new MBA which will commence teaching on April 11, 2024. “The goal of providing an MBA degree program in Arabic is to expand access to affordable college education for Arabic-speaking students,” Shai Reshef, president of UoPeople , told The PIE News.

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Florida Atlantic Board Chair Resigns Amid Stalled Search

Inside Higher Ed

Florida Atlantic Board Chair Resigns Amid Stalled Search Josh Moody Fri, 02/09/2024 - 03:00 AM FAU’s search for a new president started in January 2023, but state officials suspended it in July, alleging missteps. Today the process remains stuck in limbo.

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Baldwin Wallace University unveils job and program cuts to address budget deficit

Higher Ed Dive

The private Ohio institution has operated in the red for the past two years and has seen a decline in enrollment over the last decade.

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Students can build their own belonging

Wonkhe

Kate Strudwick, Talia Adams, and Hannah Coleman argue that authentic student partnership is needed to define first - and then to build - a sense of belonging The post Students can build their own belonging appeared first on Wonkhe.

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What Do Higher Education Institutions Need to Know About Zero Trust?

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Higher education institutions are vulnerable to cyberthreats because of the valuable data they store, including student records, research and financial information. The open nature of academic environments amplifies the risk. Zero trust is a cybersecurity paradigm shift, operating on the principle of “never trust, always verify” instead of assuming that everything behind the firewall is safe.

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Campus Vote on Antisemitism Resolution Is Microcosm of National Debate

Inside Higher Ed

Campus Vote on Antisemitism Resolution Is Microcosm of National Debate Doug Lederman Wed, 02/07/2024 - 03:00 AM Someone called Oct. 7 “a beautiful day” at a University of North Carolina event. The Faculty Council then “indefinitely postponed” a resolution that would have condemned the statement.

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Pennsylvania governor pitches sharp funding increase for higher education overhaul

Higher Ed Dive

Josh Shapiro, a Democrat, proposed a 15% funding bump for the state’s public university system and its community colleges.

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The prudent case for civic engagement

Wonkhe

As universities try to save money, James Coe takes a look at the future of civic engagement and the unintended consequences of dependencies The post The prudent case for civic engagement appeared first on Wonkhe.