Sat.Nov 11, 2023 - Fri.Nov 17, 2023

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Legacy admissions remains in the spotlight. But accurate data on the subject is elusive.

Higher Ed Dive

Institutions sometimes report conflicting information about legacy status, complicating research efforts while debates on college access intensify.

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3 Key Themes at the CFES Brilliant Pathways Conference

MindMax

CFES Brilliant Pathways held its 32nd annual conference November 6-7 in beautiful Burlington, Vermont. Leaders in education, business, government, and philanthropy (plus 100 students!) gathered to discuss opportunities for enhancing college and career readiness during a period of accelerating change. I was fortunate to attend this event myself. You might be wondering why someone like me, whose company focuses on higher education marketing and enrollment , would attend a K-12 conference.

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Where next for UCU?

Wonkhe

The University and College Union is at a low point right now, but the whole sector needs it back to full strength. David Kernohan reads the tea leaves. The post Where next for UCU? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Toxic Emails, Unrealistic Expectations, and Classroom Disruptions

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Rudeness, disruptions, unrealistic demands. Where to draw the line? By Beth McMurtrie Illustration by The Chronicle iStock images Do faculty members need help resetting boundaries?

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New FAFSA rollout planned by end of December

Higher Ed Dive

The Education Department says it will start processing the online version of the form in January and paper copies the following month.

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Convergence Recap: Microcredentials Dominate the Conversation

MindMax

I recently had the opportunity to attend Convergence: Credential Innovation in Higher Education , a joint presentation by UPCEA and AACRAO that examined new and emerging trends and models, especially at the institutional level, in the emergent field of alternative credentials. The conference included some standout sessions and sparked interesting conversations among the higher ed community.

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Should the UK research system aspire to hyperlocal impact?

Wonkhe

If levelling up is still on the agenda, funders need to measure – and incentivise – the impact of research in institutions’ backyards. Jonathan Grant and Martin Szomszor make the case The post Should the UK research system aspire to hyperlocal impact? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Iowa university board votes to roll back DEI initiatives

Higher Ed Dive

Members approved recommendations to eliminate campuswide DEI efforts not required for colleges to stay compliant with the law or accreditation standards.

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New College of Florida Seeks $400M for Conservative Transformation

Inside Higher Ed

New College of Florida Seeks $400M for Conservative Transformation Josh Moody Tue, 11/14/2023 - 03:00 AM The high-priced business plan emphasizes new facilities and academic programs, as well as athletics. Officials say the money is needed to reach state goals.

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LLE entitlements and more on the funding model

Wonkhe

We now know who is eligible for lifelong learning entitlement loans, and how much. But, as David Kernohan relates, there's a lot more we don't know The post LLE entitlements and more on the funding model appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Dear Administrators: Enough With the Free-Speech Rhetoric!

The Chronicle of Higher Education

It concedes too much to right-wing agendas. By Richard Amesbury and Catherine O'Donnell Ricardo Rey for The Chronicle It concedes too much to right-wing agendas.

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4 charts explaining international enrollment trends

Higher Ed Dive

The U.S. hosted more than 1 million international students in 2022-23, an 11.5% spike compared to the year before.

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University of Arizona Miscalculated by Millions

Inside Higher Ed

University of Arizona Miscalculated by Millions Josh Moody Thu, 11/16/2023 - 03:00 AM UA has much less cash on hand than the Board of Regents requires. The faculty is accusing the administration of financial mismanagement.

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The diversity of the university experience helps students become good citizens

Wonkhe

How do universities produce good citizens? For Mathew Guest, research on interfaith relations may have the answer The post The diversity of the university experience helps students become good citizens appeared first on Wonkhe.

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AFT Calls on Colleges to Respect Freedom of Speech and Fight Hate on Campus

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is calling for people to respect intellectual and academic freedom and speech, and combat antisemitism, Islamophobia, and other racist hate on college campuses. Randi Weingarten The move stems from a unanimous AFT executive council resolution on Nov. 9, Condemning Hate and Affirming Freedom of Speech on Campus.

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Unpacking 3 major trends in ed tech and for-profit education

Higher Ed Dive

CEOs of major companies recently told investors how they fared in their most recent financial quarters, offering insight into the broader higher ed sector.

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End-of-Year FAFSA Launch Could Cause More Delays, Headaches

Inside Higher Ed

End-of-Year FAFSA Launch Could Cause More Delays, Headaches Katherine Knott Thu, 11/16/2023 - 03:00 AM Colleges and universities will face a tighter timeline to get students their financial aid offer letters, and students will have less time to make decisions.

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DfE needs to tread carefully in its approach to non-prescribed qualifications

Wonkhe

We're still waiting to hear on how qualifications that currently attract advanced learner loans fit into the lifelong learning entitlement. Dave Phoenix wonders if DfE is on the right track The post DfE needs to tread carefully in its approach to non-prescribed qualifications appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Panel: Erasing Black History Threatens to Harm Black Community, Students, and Nation's Future

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The exclusion and omission of Black history threatens to harm not just the Black community at large but also students and the very future of the nation, experts said during a Nov. 14 panel. Janel George The panel – part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s larger National Racial Equity Initiative for Social Justice (NREI) Summit – brought together experts to discuss contemporary attacks against the inclusion of Black history in societal awareness and education.

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How community colleges are revamping their student onboarding process

Higher Ed Dive

Institutions nationwide are overhauling how they help learners understand, select and enter a program of study.

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Foreign Language Enrollment Sees Steepest Decline on Record

Inside Higher Ed

Foreign Language Enrollment Sees Steepest Decline on Record Ryan Quinn Thu, 11/16/2023 - 03:00 AM The MLA’s new census shows plummeting class head counts far outstripped the general student enrollment decrease. Korean continued its rise, while Western European languages further shrank.

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The impact of university research in Scotland

Wonkhe

A set of new reports affirm the benefits of Scottish university research to the economy and to wider society. Lesley Yellowlees explains what they’re all about The post The impact of university research in Scotland appeared first on Wonkhe.

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From Classrooms to Ballots: Unpacking the Significance of School Boards in the 2024 Elections

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In the upcoming 2024 election , more than 20,000 school board seats will be up for grabs, coinciding with the presidential race. These positions wield significant influence over local education budgets, curriculum decisions, and the hiring and firing of school leaders. Alarmingly, a substantial percentage of these seats are expected to remain uncontested, ranging from 25-50%.

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Academic Partnerships to buy Wiley’s OPM business for base price of $110M

Higher Ed Dive

The deal is yet another sign of big changes underway in the online program management market, according to one ed tech analyst.

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Early Application Data Are Rosy, if Complex

Inside Higher Ed

Early Application Data Are Rosy, if Complex Liam Knox Thu, 11/16/2023 - 03:00 AM Applications this fall rose 41 percent over pre-pandemic levels, buoyed by a big upswing in minority applicants, according to preliminary data from the Common App.

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OfS’ quality reports are music to students’ ears

Wonkhe

The higher education regulator's quality reports into business provision are proving to be a hit with students that have read them. Jim Dickinson tunes in The post OfS’ quality reports are music to students’ ears appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Why College Access Is a Challenge for Rural Black Students

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Rural Black students confront distinct challenges in college access. By J. Brian Charles Organizations like the College Advising Corps seek to create pathways from underserved high schools to college. It isn’t easy.

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This week in 5 numbers: Wiley sells its OPM business

Higher Ed Dive

We’re rounding up some of our week’s top stories, from an acquisition in the online program management space to cuts at another public university.

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College Transfer Process Is ‘DIY’ for Many Students

Inside Higher Ed

College Transfer Process Is ‘DIY’ for Many Students jessica.blake@… Tue, 11/14/2023 - 03:00 AM A new report magnifies existing hurdles students face when attempting to transfer from a two-year college to a four-year institution.

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There is another big pensions problem in higher education

Wonkhe

Employer pension contributions into the Teacher's Pension Scheme will cost many universities resource they don't have. David Kernohan runs the numbers. The post There is another big pensions problem in higher education appeared first on Wonkhe.

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US hosted over one million international students last year as pandemic recovery continues

The PIE News

There were over one million international students in the US during the 2022/23 academic year, marking a 12% increase on the previous year and a near-return to pre-pandemic levels. The Open Doors 2023 report on international educational exchange, released on Monday by the US State Department and the Institute of International Education, showed new enrolments exceeded pre-pandemic levels with over 298,000 international students starting programs last year.

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Johns Hopkins, Clark transform Newseum building

Higher Ed Dive

Despite a series of challenges during the four-year project, crews converted the Washington, D.C., media-focused museum into a higher education facility.

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Columbia Altered Protest Policy Before Suspending Pro-Palestinian Groups

Inside Higher Ed

Columbia Altered Protest Policy Before Suspending Pro-Palestinian Groups Liam Knox Fri, 11/17/2023 - 06:20 PM Administrators, who cited alleged violations of the policies in acting against the groups, confirm they made the changes unilaterally.

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What alumni donations can tell us about the relationship between students and their universities

Wonkhe

What’s a better predictor of alumni philanthropy – high grades or students’ union engagement? Manuel Souto-Otero and Michael Donnelly have crunched the numbers The post What alumni donations can tell us about the relationship between students and their universities appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Buckle Up: FAFSA-Processing Delays Are Coming

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Eric Hoover Photo by The Chronicle The U.S. Department of Education announced on Wednesday that the revamped Free Application for Federal Student Aid would be available to students by December 31, three months later than usual.

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GAO: How colleges can help sexual assault survivors continue college

Higher Ed Dive

A recent report gathered recommendations for helping these students from representatives of colleges, survivors and student loan borrowers.

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EDUCAUSE QuickPoll Results: A Sense of Belonging for Workforce Retention

Educause

A sense of belonging is essential for a positive and productive workforce, and it can be eroded by experiences of discrimination, inflexible work environments, and unsupportive leadership.

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