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How Creative Listening Helps Institutions Better Serve Students

Campus Technology

Listening to students' wants and needs throughout their interactions with a college or university can help uncover the moments that matter — the intervention points that can make or break the student experience.

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First-of-its-kind court ruling says college esports don’t fall under Title IX

Higher Ed Dive

The Florida Institute of Technology sought to use esports to comply with the federal law requiring balance between men’s and women’s athletics.

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Who cares about the carers?

Wonkhe

Rebecca Sanderson and Amy Zile call on universities to harness the skills, experiences, commitment and motivation of student carers and parents The post Who cares about the carers? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Humane Ingenuity 46: Can Engineered Writing Ever Be Great?

Dan Cohen

As we await the next generation of engineered writing, of tools like ChatGPT that are based on large language models (LLMs), it is worth pondering whether they will ever create truly great and unique prose, rather than the plausible-sounding mimicry they are currently known for. By preprocessing countless words and the statistical relationships between them from million of texts, an LLM creates a multidimensional topology, a complex array of hills and valleys.

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Does Higher Ed’s Value Proposition Resonate with Adult Learners?

MindMax

Recent higher education trends have made it clear that now more than ever, colleges and universities must have successful strategies for engaging adult learners. The US birth rate has declined steadily over the past decade , leading to an inevitable reduction in traditional college enrollees aged 18 to 24. There is also an increasing number of students simply opting out of the college experience, choosing alternative paths instead.

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K-12 enrollment lagged projections by 2% in 2021, revealing college pipeline cracks

Higher Ed Dive

About 833,000 fewer public school seats were filled across the country, with several traditionally underserved demographics showing notable declines.

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Solving gaps in evaluation needs wicked solutions

Wonkhe

There's pressure on universities over gaps in evaluation when supporting students to get in and get on. Liz Austen on what might be done to close them The post Solving gaps in evaluation needs wicked solutions appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Another HBCU on Track for Reaccreditation

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

It’s taken months of collaboration across institutions, but east Tennessee’s only Historically Black College and University (HBCU) is on track to regain accreditation. The college is anticipating submitting its application for approval in April. Knoxville College (KC), a private institution, lost its accreditation in 1997. Since then, it has regained authorized status in Tennessee, which allows them to confer credentials.

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Columbia University becomes first Ivy League institution to go permanently test-optional

Higher Ed Dive

The university said applicants will not be disadvantaged if they do not submit SAT or ACT scores.

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Turning sustainability ambitions into meaningful action

Wonkhe

Higher education is ambitious in setting sustainability targets, but with so many issues to deal with it can be hard to stay focused. Dain Son Robinson thinks the answer lies in embedding sustainability in everything we do The post Turning sustainability ambitions into meaningful action appeared first on Wonkhe.

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New Vanderbilt housing requires income students don't make

Inside Higher Ed

Image: Kaitlyn Schaaf has lived in four different homes during her five-year (and counting) career as a Vanderbilt University Ph.D. candidate. Her first living situation, a house that she found through a friend of a friend of her aunt, was only 5.5 miles from campus, but in Nashville traffic, the commute took about an hour. Four apartments later, she lives a short bus ride from campus but also shares a 1,100-square-foot space with two other people.

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Fat On Campus: Mitigating Anti-Fat Bias in the Classroom

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

By Terah J. Stewart, Roshaunda L. Breeden, Joan N. Collier, Meg E. Evans, Daniel J. Scanlon, Rachel L. Wagner, Erin R. Weston In the classic fairy tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears readers are introduced to a little girl who happens upon a cottage in the forest where she boldly invites herself inside to explore. While there is much to learn and critique from the themes of her story, the part that is most striking to our author team is the intentional focus on space and fit.

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Judge clears path for most Sweet v. Cardona loan cancellation to move forward

Higher Ed Dive

U.S. District Judge William Alsup declined to block most of the $6 billion borrower defense to repayment settlement while three colleges appeal.

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Is the LLE your ticket to ride?

Wonkhe

Is the lifelong loan entitlement actually a flexible travel card, or is it more like a weekend service on Transpennine? Mike Ratcliffe has a copy of the National Routing Guide The post Is the LLE your ticket to ride? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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'State Mandated Censorship': Florida Faculty Worry About Bill That Would Ban Certain Majors

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Julian Roberts-Grmela Illustration by The Chronicle If passed, the legislation would forbid academic programs in gender studies, critical race theory, and intersectionality. The AAUP calls it “a complete violation of academic freedom.

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Unlocking Opportunities for Students

Marcia J. Ballinger, Ph.D.

Lorain County Community College was founded in 1963 to as a source of constant, relevant education and training for local people. Over the years, many things have changed, but one thing that remains the same is our commitment to adapt to the needs of employers, students and the community through affordable, impactful education. With a focus on embracing change, LCCC continues to make strides in this mission throughout the changing tides of economy and industry.

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Colorado College drops out of U.S. News’ undergraduate rankings

Higher Ed Dive

The liberal arts institution said the rankings enterprise equates institutional wealth and privilege with academic quality.

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Underfunding smaller institutions has serious consequences

Wonkhe

Angela Halston argues that underfunding higher education's SMEs disrupts widening participation and collaboration efforts The post Underfunding smaller institutions has serious consequences appeared first on Wonkhe.

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UK government considering dependant limit

The PIE News

The UK government continues to consider limiting dependant visas as the number of students bringing family members to the country with them increased by almost 30% in 2022. British newspaper The Times reported that foreign students could be barred from bringing their spouses and children to the UK unless they study “high-value” degrees, as the government continues to debate policy changes.

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Exploring Generative AI in higher education

HEPI

By Matt Riddle, Principal and Director of Learning Experiences, Curio The higher education sector is undergoing a technological revolution, with AI tools like ChatGPT, GitHub Copilot, and Midjourney leading the charge. These tools are transforming the way students learn and the way universities and workplaces operate. HEPI / Curio Questionnaire: Contribute your views We want to ensure that your institution is at the forefront of this change.

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Education Department’s new third-party servicers definition won’t go into effect until September

Higher Ed Dive

Regulators extended the deadline to report certain outsourced contracts by four months amid confusion about which entities are covered under new guidelines.

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Government priorities are everything, everywhere, all at once

Wonkhe

Annabel Kiernan and Vanessa Dodd call for coherence between lifelong learning plans and other aspects of higher education policy The post Government priorities are everything, everywhere, all at once appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Engaging Students Through Experiential Learning Inside the Classroom

Faculty Focus

Experiential learning in its many forms is widely recognized as a high-impact educational practice, one that has been thoroughly tested and shown to be beneficial to a wide spectrum of college students. Experiential learning is a process through which a learner constructs knowledge, skill, and value from direct experience. It is inductive, beginning with raw experience that is processed through an intentional learning format and transformed into working, usable knowledge.

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Report: Significant Amount of Faculty Today Self-Censor Due to Fears of Reprisal

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Faculty members are more likely to self-censor today than social scientists did during McCarthy era of the 1940s and 50s, according to a recent report from the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE). Dr. Sean Stevens At the end of the Second Red Scare in 1955, 9% of social scientists said they toned down their writing for fear of causing controversy.

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Most students interested in study abroad pick a college based on where they can travel

Higher Ed Dive

Colleges can make study abroad more accessible by sharing financial aid information, students said in a new survey.

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Why don’t students count as people that need help from local authorities?

Wonkhe

Funding to councils was supposed to help those not covered by other schemes. Jim Dickinson interrogates whether students (were) counted The post Why don’t students count as people that need help from local authorities? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Where Rich Students Are Told: 'You Deserve This'

The Chronicle of Higher Education

At elite colleges the "best and brightest" are shamelessly flattered. By Evan Mandery Illustration by The Chronicle; photo from Boston Globe via Getty Images At elite colleges the "best and brightest" are shamelessly flattered.

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Racism at the Hyatt Spurs Action to Ensure Safety at Conventions

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

It was supposed to be a night of celebration. Dr. Celeste Malone, an associate professor and coordinator of the psychology program at Howard University, had invited fellow Black psychologists, graduate students, and a small number of friends and family to celebrate in her presidential suite on the evening of Feb. 8. The gathering was part of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) annual convention at the Hyatt Regency in Denver.

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How colleges can incorporate DEI values into physical spaces

Higher Ed Dive

Campus buildings and classrooms can boost — or undermine — inclusion efforts just as much as diversity initiatives, one higher ed architect says.

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How could we test the attractiveness of the lifelong loan entitlement?

Wonkhe

For David Latchman, the issues with the short course pilot are down to bad design, not a lack of interest in lifelong learning The post How could we test the attractiveness of the lifelong loan entitlement? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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How to Make Room for Neurodivergent Professors

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Seventeen years into his career, a faculty member finds out he is autistic. It explains, he says, a lot. By Bradley J. Irish Taylor Callery for The Chronicle Seventeen years into his career, a faculty member finds out he is autistic. It explains, he says, a lot.

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New Analysis Shows Boost in Aid Eligibility from FAFSA Simplification

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

When the FAFSA Simplification Act begins to take effect this July, it’s expected to significantly affect the process of applying for financial aid, making the paperwork less complex and altering the formula for eligibility. However, there has been scant information on the specific impacts at a national level. Now, the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association (SHEEO) has begun to fill that void with the release of new data estimating changes in how student and family assets will be c

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Education Department shares plans to make for-profit executives responsible for colleges’ liabilities

Higher Ed Dive

Officials describe new guidance as protecting taxpayer dollars and heading off risky behavior, but for-profits argue the move will limit student choice.

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Podcast: R&D, dependants, autocracies

Wonkhe

This week on the podcast 46 per cent of people would only invest more in R&D when the economy improves – does the fragility of public support matter? The post Podcast: R&D, dependants, autocracies appeared first on Wonkhe.

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The 'Asbury Revival' comes to a close

Inside Higher Ed

Image: The nonstop, two-week prayer session at Asbury University that brought tens of thousands of people from across the country to the Christian campus in Kentucky has finally ended. But speculation is continuing about why and how the event, dubbed the “Asbury revival” or “outpouring,” occurred and what it means and says about the intersection of faith and academics on religious campuses.

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Report Emphasizes the Importance of Professional Social Capital

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Jobs for the Future (JFF), a nonprofit driving workforce and education transformation, in partnership with the University of Phoenix released the report “Professional Social Capital: A Key to Black Economic Advancement.” It contains an action-based framework that addresses systemic barriers in education and workforce development as well as outlining strategies for colleges and employers to support career advancement for Black learners and workers by building professional social capital.

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Here’s how colleges can preserve academic freedom in the face of educational censorship bills

Higher Ed Dive

ACE and PEN America say government officials shouldn't be dictating what's talked about on campuses.

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