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The higher education sector is facing a crisis in data skills

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Andy Youell has worked in higher education data for a long time. He's never seen a skills crisis like the one the sector is now facing The post The higher education sector is facing a crisis in data skills appeared first on Wonkhe.

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4 Colleges Chosen as Home to General Election Debates

Inside Higher Ed

The Commission on Presidential Debates has chosen four colleges and universities to play host to the presidential and vice presidential debates for next fall’s general election.

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Education Department fines Union Institute & University $4.3M, moves to cut off Title IV aid

Higher Ed Dive

The agency said the private Ohio college, which has hallmarks of an institution on the verge of closure, illegally took more financial aid than it was due.

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A University Taps an Election Denier as Its President

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Amita Chatterjee Francis Chung, POLITICO, AP U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, Republican of Ohio Youngstown State University’s board voted on Tuesday to select U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, Republican of Ohio, amid campus protests alleging a lack of transparency.

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Are students’ writing skills still important?

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Beth Sennett challenges the dominance of test-based learning, and argues that arts-based and visual communication can empower students to succeed. The post Are students’ writing skills still important? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Gaza Speech Allegedly Blocked by National Communication Association

Inside Higher Ed

Gaza Speech Allegedly Blocked by National Communication Association Ryan Quinn Tue, 11/21/2023 - 03:00 AM A historic moment for Palestinians at the organization’s annual conference was shut down over concerns about calling the deaths in Gaza “genocide,” professors say.

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Is there significant potential for apprenticeships in the US market?

Higher Ed Dive

Apprenticeships remain outside the mainstream in the U.S., but broader adoption could open up a cohort of trained workers.

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What happens when apprentices are made redundant

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Research from Sarah Bloomfield, Fran Myers, and Kristen Reid at the Open University shows that the risk of redundancy is a huge issue in apprenticeship delivery The post What happens when apprentices are made redundant appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Data Show Strong Return on Investment for UNC Grads

Inside Higher Ed

Data Show Strong Return on Investment for UNC Grads kathryn.palmer… Tue, 11/21/2023 - 03:00 AM A new report shows that 94 percent of the system’s undergraduate degree programs yield positive economic outcomes for graduates.

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Work experience, not college, prepared employees for jobs, study finds

Higher Ed Dive

Half of the employees surveyed said they wished they had known how to manage career progression prior to entering the workforce.

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Where Do Turkeys Go After Pardons? College.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Claire Wallace Matt Gentry, The Roanoke Times, AP Donovan Barlow, 10, gets a close up look at Peas and Carrots at “Gobblers Rest” on the Virginia Tech campus. Since 2016, the animals have gone to various colleges to live out their lives. This is how the process works.

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Seeing people in the numbers and helping students get the support they need

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Tony Moss and Deborah Johnston explain London South Bank University's approach to matching up the support that is available with what students are saying they need The post Seeing people in the numbers and helping students get the support they need appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Online Enrollments Spike at Community Colleges

Inside Higher Ed

Online Enrollments Spike at Community Colleges Sara Weissman Mon, 11/20/2023 - 03:00 AM Federal data suggest larger shares of students at two-year colleges are enrolling online. Higher ed experts say the trend calls for more online supports.

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University of Nebraska at Kearney to cut around 2 dozen faculty positions

Higher Ed Dive

The 6,000-student campus is facing an expected budget shortfall of $4.3 million, according to officials.

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Indians receive most UK study visas in 2023

The PIE News

International students continued to contribute to increases in net migration to the UK in 2023, but new figures from the Home Office suggest growth is stabilising. Indian students received the most study visas in 2022/2023, followed by their Chinese counterparts, as the total number of visas granted to main applicants rose by 2% overall, according to the UK government.

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A pragmatic approach to people, culture and environment measures in the next REF

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With consultation ongoing over an increased emphasis on research culture in the next REF, Christina Boswell offers reassurance that it can be done rigorously and effectively The post A pragmatic approach to people, culture and environment measures in the next REF appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Survey Teaser: Helping Students Prepare for Life After College

Inside Higher Ed

Survey Teaser: Helping Students Prepare for Life After College colleen.flaherty Tue, 11/21/2023 - 03:00 AM Respondents to the newest Student Voice survey seem to value passion as much as practicality in preparing for a career and expect moderate to high levels of support from professors and academic advisers in this area. Students also weigh in on what career centers are doing right—and could be doing better.

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GAO: Future student loan relief programs must fully address fraud risks

Higher Ed Dive

The Education Department approved loan forgiveness for 14 million borrowers without employing proper safeguards, the government watchdog found.

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IDP set to launch AI English language test

The PIE News

IDP has launched a new online English language test which it says will give both English language teachers and students “a more personalised, engaging and enjoyable learning experience” The Envoy test is designed by experts in linguistics and powered by AI and can be taken anywhere in the world. All four language skills – reading, writing, listening and speaking – can be tested in 90 minutes, with CEFR-aligned results available within two hours.

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Data Futures issues have an impact far beyond the sector

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Problems with sector data aren't just an issue for the sector, notes David Kernohan. Other customers, including some with a lot of power, are getting anxious too The post Data Futures issues have an impact far beyond the sector appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Will the Feds Strip Colleges’ Funds Over Anti-Jewish, Muslim Bias?

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Will the Feds Strip Colleges’ Funds Over Anti-Jewish, Muslim Bias? Katherine Knott Mon, 11/20/2023 - 03:00 AM Pulling federal money from colleges would happen only after a long, complicated process. For the Education Department, it would be a “nuclear option.

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Park University to cut 16 faculty jobs and various academic programs

Higher Ed Dive

The private nonprofit institution in Missouri blamed the COVID-19 pandemic for broad financial stress on the higher ed sector.

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Virginia State University is First HBCU to Host General Election Presidential Debate

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Virginia State University will host the second presidential debate of the 2024 election cycle Oct. 1, becoming the first HBCU to host a general election presidential debate. “We are honored and grateful to have been chosen as a host for a 2024 Presidential Debate,” said VSU President Dr. Makola M. Abdullah. “This is a historic moment for our university and for HBCUs nationwide.

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The government response to the Nurse review accepts the premise but rejects the prescription

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DSIT has published its response to the Nurse review of the research landscape, but there's not much evidence of the unifying strategy Nurse asked for. James Coe breaks it down The post The government response to the Nurse review accepts the premise but rejects the prescription appeared first on Wonkhe.

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USC Probes Star Neuroscientist on Research Fraud Allegations

Inside Higher Ed

USC Probes Star Neuroscientist on Research Fraud Allegations Marjorie Valbrun Wed, 11/22/2023 - 03:00 AM The university is investigating Berislav Zlokovic after his lab members described image and notebook manipulation.

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Universities can set up in India but regulations pose challenge

The PIE News

Foreign institutions can now establish campuses in India but navigating the country’s complex regulatory environment could be a barrier, experts warn. India wants to internationalise its higher education system and tackle brain-drain, as set out in the 2020 National Education Policy , while foreign institutions are keen to capitalise on the growing demand from Indian students.

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Building a Thriving Workforce for Early Learning Through Higher Education

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The early learning sector plays a crucial role in shaping the foundation of children's education and future success. However, the shortage of qualified professionals poses significant challenges, hindering access to quality early learning programs and impeding economic growth. To address these issues, it is imperative to focus on building a thriving workforce through higher education.

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Managing the risks of community-engaged learning

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Service learning has multiple benefits - but responsible practitioners assess and manage the risks to student learning and communities when embarking on it. Elena Besussi and David Owen set out some of the challenges The post Managing the risks of community-engaged learning appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Who Is a Faculty Peer?

Inside Higher Ed

Who Is a Faculty Peer? Sarah Bray Wed, 11/22/2023 - 03:00 AM Breda Eubank, Irene Shankar and Mary-Lee Mulholland explore the potential bias in so-called peer evaluations of teaching.

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A President Weighs Jumping From One Controversy-Ridden University to Another

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By David Jesse Kevin Guskiewicz, chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, might take the top job at Michigan State. Sources said he has informally agreed to leave UNC soon.

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Alabama A&M University to Lead Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Alabama A&M University's Marching Maroon and White marching band will lead the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year. They will be the first HBCU marching band to kick off the event. Alabama A&M University Marching Maroon and White Band Alabama A&M Additionally, the band’s auxiliary unit, The Dancin' Divas , will be featured in a special performance with the famous Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall.

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Now is not the time to embrace the power of positive thinking

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As the Office for Students warns against "optimism bias" in universities' annual financial returns, Debbie McVitty wonders if the HE sector can find hope in difficult times The post Now is not the time to embrace the power of positive thinking appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Debating the ‘Art’ of Institutional Statements

Inside Higher Ed

Debating the ‘Art’ of Institutional Statements jessica.blake@… Wed, 11/22/2023 - 03:00 AM Four university presidents discussed the growing challenge of deciding when and whether to weigh in on controversial domestic or international affairs.

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Education at Work Granted $500,000 from Salesforce to Help Students Earn While They Learn

Campus Technology

The nonprofit organization Education at Work (EAW) has received a $500,000 grant from customer relationship management company Salesforce's charitable Salesforce Foundation to develop a hybrid "learn and earn" program to help students across the U.S. work part-time for Fortune 500 companies, learn new skills, and pay for college.

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New Jersey Launches Free Online Tool to Connect College Students Facing Basic Needs Insecurity to Resources

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In an effort to address basic needs insecurity among students, the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) launched a free online tool to connect college students to basic needs resources. Gov. Phil Murphy The navigation tool provides students a place to look up resources and information for matters such as housing, food, transportation, childcare, and state assistance processes.

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Anonymous reporting can be a powerful tool in addressing misconduct on campus

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There is a myth that anonymous reports of misconduct prevent institutions from investigating incidents and supporting victims. But Vicki Baars argues such reports can be a powerful tool in addressing unacceptable behaviour The post Anonymous reporting can be a powerful tool in addressing misconduct on campus appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Can Grad Students Defend Us Against Misinformation?

Inside Higher Ed

Can Grad Students Defend Us Against Misinformation? Sarah Bray Tue, 11/21/2023 - 03:00 AM Yes, if they communicate with the general public, not just other academics, and prioritize becoming camera-ready, writes Betty S. Lai. Byline(s) Betty S.

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