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Students Pitted Against ChatGPT to Improve Writing

Inside Higher Ed

Students Pitted Against ChatGPT to Improve Writing Lauren.Coffey@… Wed, 05/15/2024 - 03:00 AM New University of Nevada online courses aim to teach future educators about AI limitations through competition.

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Tuition discounts at private nonprofit colleges reach new highs, study finds

Higher Ed Dive

The discount rate rose to 56.1% for first-time, full-time students, estimates from the National Association of College and University Business Officers show.

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A first look at UCAS’ new grades on entry tool

Wonkhe

UCAS has a new tool showing successful students' actual grades on entry to their courses. Debbie McVitty got a sneak preview The post A first look at UCAS’ new grades on entry tool appeared first on Wonkhe.

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MAC recommends retaining UK’s graduate route

The PIE News

Contrary to expectations, the Migration Advisory Committee has suggested retaining the UK’s graduate route in its current form – a triumphant result for the UK’s international education sector and news that will reassure those working with international students about their overseas study destination options. The government will now need to respond to its findings but the MAC report is unequivocal in its consideration of the graduate route as serving the purpose for which it was deve

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Exposing the Inequity of Faculty Counteroffers

Inside Higher Ed

Exposing the Inequity of Faculty Counteroffers jessica.blake@… Tue, 05/14/2024 - 03:00 AM A new study shows that women and faculty of color who receive outside job offers are far less likely than their white, male peers to receive a counteroffer to stay at their current institution.

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Colleges need free expression reform — not damage control

Higher Ed Dive

Restoring public trust in higher education will require more than public relations and crisis management strategies, argues a Bipartisan Policy Center official.

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What serious governments should do next on student support

Wonkhe

A new report establishes the minimum income that students need for a decent experience. Jim Dickinson sets out what should happen next The post What serious governments should do next on student support appeared first on Wonkhe.

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2 Virginia Universities Won’t Require DEI Classes After Governor’s Review, Board Pushback

Inside Higher Ed

2 Virginia Universities Won’t Require DEI Classes After Governor’s Review, Board Pushback Ryan Quinn Mon, 05/13/2024 - 03:00 AM Years-long efforts to create and mandate diversity-themed coursework at George Mason and Virginia Commonwealth fizzled after an unusual intervention by Glenn Youngkin and last-minute actions by board members.

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Eastern Gateway Community College to close Oct. 31

Higher Ed Dive

The beleaguered Ohio institution faced financial challenges in recent years, spurred by a legal battle with the U.S. Department of Education.

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Avoiding another international crash is all about control

Wonkhe

How did we get here - and how might the sector avoid getting here again? Jim Dickinson reviews the boom and bust of the graduate route The post Avoiding another international crash is all about control appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Yes, College Is 'Worth It'

The Chronicle of Higher Education

It's time to retire skepticism around the value of a degree. By Phillip Levine and Luke Pardue Sam Kalda for The Chronicle It's time to retire skepticism around the value of a degree.

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UNC-Chapel Hill Shifts $2.3M From DEI to Police, Public Safety

Inside Higher Ed

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees voted unanimously Monday to reallocate $2.3 million that was planned to fund diversity, equity and inclusion programming next fiscal year to instead fund university police, a board member said.

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Most first-year students reported satisfaction with college at mid-year point, survey finds

Higher Ed Dive

But nearly one-third of respondents, who were polled this winter, reported feeling “targeted, criticized, or excluded” based on their identity.

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The political argument over international students is about much more than the economy

Wonkhe

Policymakers do appreciate the contribution of international students – they just care about other things as well. Jonathan Simons breaks down the politics and asks what the HE sector can do about it The post The political argument over international students is about much more than the economy appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Thomas Edison State University Partnership Aims at Reducing Nursing Shortage

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Thomas Edison State University (TESU) Accelerated BSN BAYADA Scholars Track at Cooper University Health Care (Cooper) offers an enriched education for nursing students. It is the result of a partnership among TESU, BAYADA Home Health Care Inc., BAYADA Education, and Cooper. At the announcement of the new nursing education partnership (left to right) Wesley Trice, President of BAYADA Education, David Baiada, CEO of BAYADA Home Health Care; Mark Baiada, founder and Chairman of BAYADA Home He

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Wiley to Shutter 19 Journals

Inside Higher Ed

Wiley, an academic publisher, has announced that it is closing 19 journals amid a massive influx of fake papers, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. The publisher has retracted more than 11,300 “compromised” studies over the past two years.

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Georgia’s university system revives SAT, ACT requirements at 4 more colleges

Higher Ed Dive

Augusta, Georgia State, Georgia Southern and Kennesaw State universities will require test scores from students applying to the 2026-27 academic year.

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OfS assessment of university finances warns of need for structural change to stave off risks of provider collapse

Wonkhe

The regulator for England’s higher education providers is expecting some extreme measures if all institutions are to avoid insolvency. Debbie McVitty has the lowdown The post OfS assessment of university finances warns of need for structural change to stave off risks of provider collapse appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Colleges Are Selling Themselves as Wage-Boosters. They Have Something Better to Offer.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why meaning and purpose should be at the center of the college experience. By Scott Carlson and Ned Laff Anuj Shrestha for The Chronicle Many workers care more about finding purpose in their jobs than they do about pay. Why did colleges stop emphasizing their role in the search for meaning?

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Harvard Has No University-Wide Senate—Professors Are Proposing One

Inside Higher Ed

Harvard Has No University-Wide Senate—Professors Are Proposing One Ryan Quinn Wed, 05/15/2024 - 03:00 AM Amid attacks in multiple states on shared governance, faculty members seek to strengthen their role at America’s oldest higher education institution.

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Dartmouth College is investing $500M to become a sustainability leader. Will others follow?

Higher Ed Dive

The Ivy League institution is overhauling infrastructure to improve efficiency. But there are other ways to lighten a campus’s environmental impact.

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Giving communities power: Developing contextual admissions with parents

Wonkhe

Charlotte Hallahan, Nia Oatley and Asha Noor explain how engagement with the community can help a university develop an admissions policy that takes account of context The post Giving communities power: Developing contextual admissions with parents appeared first on Wonkhe.

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UK Graduate visa holders – who are they and what do they earn?

The PIE News

Indian nationals account for 42% of all graduate visas issued, as data reveals who is using the Graduate Route, and how they are using it. On the same day as the Migration Advisory Committee has published the findings of its review into the UK Graduate Route, the Home Office released data analysing the journey of those using it. The data reveals details of those entering and leaving the route – which was introduced in July 2021 – including where they come from, what they do after their visa expi

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A Last-Minute Sprint to the FAFSA Finish Line

Inside Higher Ed

A Last-Minute Sprint to the FAFSA Finish Line Liam Knox Thu, 05/16/2024 - 03:00 AM The U.S. Education Department is doling out $50 million to help students complete the troubled federal aid form. Access advocates say it’s not too late to make an impact—but time is of the essence.

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Sonoma State University leader placed on leave after brokering deal with student protesters

Higher Ed Dive

President Mike Lee is under review for his handling of negotiations with pro-Palestinian activists, the California State University system said.

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HESA Spring 2024: Financial data

Wonkhe

It was a bad year - what does it look like in retrospect. David Kernohan plots the provider level HESA Finance data from 2022-23 The post HESA Spring 2024: Financial data appeared first on Wonkhe.

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“End the uncertainty”: protect Graduate Route, sector urges

The PIE News

After an emphatic endorsement of the UK’s Graduate Route by the Migration Advisory Committee’s rapid review, stakeholders sector-wide are urging government to keep the visa in its current form. “We must now end the debate on [the Graduate Route’s] future which has been damaging recruitment,” said the co-chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Students, Lord Bilimoria and Labour MP Paul Blomfield. “We need a clear commitment to its future

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Defense Department Cuts 13 of its Language Flagship Programs

Inside Higher Ed

Defense Department Cuts 13 of its Language Flagship Programs kathryn.palmer… Wed, 05/15/2024 - 03:00 AM Linguists are concerned about the implications the elimination of these programs may have on foreign relations.

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Delta State budget plan would cut about 20 degrees

Higher Ed Dive

The Mississippi university faces a $3 million budget gap after burning through cash reserves and suffering years of enrollment declines.

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To maintain its international reputation for quality, the UK needs graduate employment opportunities

Wonkhe

Simon Emmett shows how perceptions of graduate employment opportunities shape international student choices The post To maintain its international reputation for quality, the UK needs graduate employment opportunities appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Inaugural Newsroom Innovation Challenge Supports 10 HBCU Student Newsrooms

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Student newsrooms at select historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) can expect thousands in additional monetary support soon thanks to an initiative at Howard University. Members of The Hilltop pose with a check from Howard University's Center for Journalism & Democracy, from which fund will go toward technology and staff for the newsroom.

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Sonoma State President on Leave After Protest Agreement

Inside Higher Ed

Sonoma State President on Leave After Protest Agreement Josh Moody Fri, 05/17/2024 - 03:00 AM Mike Lee was disciplined after striking a deal with student protesters. The agreement included an unusual embrace of an academic boycott of Israeli universities.

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Financially struggling 2U adds 6 new programs to Pepperdine University partnership

Higher Ed Dive

The online program manager has lost significant chunks of potential revenue as some of its other university clients scale back their ties with the company.

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Higher education in General Election manifestos – the 1960s

Wonkhe

Adam Matthews tracks higher education expansion through the Westminster parties' manifestos of the swinging sixties The post Higher education in General Election manifestos – the 1960s appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Drexel Offers Half-Off on Tuition Costs for Community College Grads

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Drexel University is offering tuition at half the cost for students who have earned an associate degree from any accredited community college in the U.S. Dr. Dawn Medley “Our experiential education model has proven to be one of the best ways for students to prepare to be leaders in their careers, so it's incumbent on us provide opportunities for more students to earn a Drexel degree,” said Dr.

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AI’s New Conversation Skills Eyed for Education

Inside Higher Ed

AI’s New Conversation Skills Eyed for Education Lauren.Coffey@… Fri, 05/17/2024 - 03:00 AM The latest ChatGPT’s more human-like verbal communication has professors pondering personalized learning, on-demand tutoring and more classroom applications.

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Eastern Oregon University slashes budget by nearly $5M to close deficit

Higher Ed Dive

The rural institution will leave nearly two dozen jobs unfilled, cut a handful of staff and raise tuition.