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Biden’s proposed $90B Education Department budget features tuition-free community college

Higher Ed Dive

The president’s fiscal 2024 blueprint, which would also boost the maximum Pell Grant, has virtually no chance of surviving Congress as drafted.

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International Women’s Day is a great opportunity for corporate laundering

Wonkhe

Emily Yarrow and Julie Davies argue that International Women's Day suffers from corporate capture by all types of organisations - including universities The post International Women’s Day is a great opportunity for corporate laundering appeared first on Wonkhe.

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From tutor to teacher: how Illinois’s state tutoring program is building local pathways into teaching

Deans for Impact

In a brightly-lit corner of the library at Rochelle Middle School, aspiring math teacher Angie Saldana smiles encouragingly as she guides her tutee to compare different fractions using “greater than,” “less than,” and “equal to” signs. The low-volume atmosphere and organized displays of books and student artwork around them may convey a typical K-12 setting for after-school tutoring, but for Saldana, this particular environment evokes deeper sentiment: it’s the very school she attended herself a

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Why Disqualifying Students in Your Higher Education Enrollment Funnel Is a Good Thing

MindMax

“What are you not going to do?” Most good coaches or time management programs encourage business leaders to answer this key question. The reason is simple: every individual and every organization has a finite amount of time and resources to apply to achieve their goals, so prioritization is essential. You simply cannot afford to chase bad opportunities at the expense of better ones.

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Why Vermont State’s digital library idea is so controversial

Higher Ed Dive

Digital-first libraries already existed in higher education. But librarians have concerns about adopting them for all disciplines and materials.

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It’s vital that we get students registered to vote

Wonkhe

Nearly one in three people aged 18-24 are not registered to vote. Bess Mayhew urges universities to play their part in turning that figure around The post It’s vital that we get students registered to vote appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Demotion of USC Administrator Leads to Accusations of Racism

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The University of Southern California Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy trumpets its dedication to diversity on its website. The school is “committed to preparing diverse leaders” and pledges “accountability and transparency, as well as consistent engagement to ensure that we create and maintain an inclusive environment.

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U.S. News escalates battle over rankings, saying ‘elite’ colleges don’t speak for higher ed

Higher Ed Dive

The magazine also wrote to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, a rankings critic, suggesting he require more data from institutions.

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What happens when student numbers grow faster than bed spaces?

Wonkhe

What might be causing student housing shortages and record rent rises? Jim Dickinson interrogates the figures on where students are living The post What happens when student numbers grow faster than bed spaces? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Restricting UK student visas could mean large parts of sector becomes “uneconomic”

The PIE News

The UK public’s concern around overall migration levels “appears far more muted” now than compared with the time before the Brexit referendum, a key report into the country’s migration system has suggested. The Immigration after Brexit: Where are we going? report by UK in a Changing Europe and the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford also highlights a “sustained shift” in positive attitudes towards migration in general.

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A New GMAT Will Arrive This Year

Inside Higher Ed

A new version of the Graduate Management Admission Test will debut this year. The Graduate Management Admission Council, which runs the test, announced the change Thursday without providing much detail. It said the GMAT Focus “is more efficient, flexible, and insightful by honing in [ sic ] on the higher-order critical reasoning skills and data literacy especially relevant and applicable in the business environment of tomorrow.

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Bard College the latest institution to spurn U.S. News undergraduate rankings

Higher Ed Dive

The private nonprofit college in New York said the rankings methodology relies on “flawed and irrelevant metrics.

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Four areas of focus for graduate employability right now

Wonkhe

Paul Gratrick explains how current events are going to impact student outcomes and graduate employability in 2023 The post Four areas of focus for graduate employability right now appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Africa in focus at UK ENIC conference

The PIE News

UK ENIC’s first annual conference since the start of the pandemic placed Africa at the centre of the future of international education sector. Director of the Africa Research Institute, Edward Paice, addressed the nearly 500 delegates from over 20 countries at the event in London on February 20, highlighting how the sector may be impacted by a African demographic ‘revolution’ Making the case that Africa’s story increasingly drives world history, he explained that between

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Study Finds Girls' Aptitude Far Exceeds Interest in STEM

Campus Technology

There is a major gap between the aptitude of girls for STEM and their interest in pursuing STEM careers, according to a review of data from more than 225,000 female middle and high school students. The data also revealed their interest exceeds aptitude in some non-STEM disciplines.

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More than half of jobs don’t need 4-year degree requirements, report says

Higher Ed Dive

More employers — public and private — are pushing for skills-first hiring, but doing so requires an investment some employers may still be wary of making.

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The HE sector must make more of the true value of international students

Wonkhe

International students are more than a source of export revenue - they bring cultural and educational benefit. Bashir Makhoul worries that students are becoming a political football The post The HE sector must make more of the true value of international students appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Comfort dogs provide full-time stress relief on campus

Inside Higher Ed

Image: The fluffiest member of Western New England University’s campus police force, Bear, is a 9-month-old golden retriever who loves belly rubs, ice cubes, treats and comforting students in a crisis. While comfort dogs are not an unusual sight on college campuses, they’re most likely to make an occasional appearance, such as during stressful exam weeks.

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Utilizing Adult Learning Principles and Universal Design for Learning to Advance Student Success

Faculty Focus

The demographic profile of college students is shifting from traditional-aged to adult learners. Andragogy, or the study of adult learning, can provide insights on how to teach adult learners more effectively. Traditional-aged students are emerging into adulthood and many aspects of andragogy can benefit them as well. In traditional pedagogy, the faculty member is a “sage on the stage,” but in andragogy, this shifts to a “guide on the side.

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New College of Florida students have a surprising new transfer opportunity. It’s to a private institution out of state.

Higher Ed Dive

Hampshire College has promised matching tuition for these students, who say Gov. Ron DeSantis has marred their liberal arts experience.

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How can universities support students working part-time?

Wonkhe

Chavan Kissoon and Agnieszka Rydzik argue that working students are vulnerable to exploitation and burn-out, and explain how universities can help The post How can universities support students working part-time? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Questions instructors should ask to promote student learning (opinion)

Inside Higher Ed

Applying a growth mind-set–by–design approach encourages students to leave the classroom with a sense of agency, writes JT Torres. Job Tags: FACULTY JOBS Ad keywords: faculty teachinglearning Section: Teaching and Learning Editorial Tags: Career Advice Teaching Today Show on Jobs site: Image Source: David Schaffer/istock/getty images plus Image Size: Thumbnail-horizontal Is this diversity newsletter?

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UPitt Dean Works to Advance Equity in Policy, Practice

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Cultivating ‘a better world’ is Dr. Valerie Kinloch’s end goal as an education scholar. "The work that we do in the world is so important,” said Kinloch, describing her hopes for advancing equitable policies and practices that benefit students, faculty, staff, communities of people in schools, school districts, and universities around the world. “To advance equitable policies that are grounded in education is to understand the full humanity of people,” she said.

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Fewer than half of alumni of online for-profits report being very satisfied

Higher Ed Dive

A new survey found online nonprofit colleges get higher marks than for-profits in areas like instructors.

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Are universities ready to face the realities of student work?

Wonkhe

Sunday Blake looks at student working trends and asks what responsibility universities have to support students in their work - no matter how unpalatable The post Are universities ready to face the realities of student work? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Use learning, care and other values to shift campus culture

Inside Higher Ed

Image: Campus climate work affects all members of an institution’s community—but also requires a buy-in and intentional effort from all parties. Officials at Oxford College of Emory University, one of the university’s two liberal arts colleges, in 2019 identified a need for a more positive campus climate. With the introduction of their Oxford principles, leaders have created a new vocabulary for the campus community to address student needs.

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Report: Applications for UC System Fall 2023 Saw General Declines

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The number of applications for the Fall 2023 admissions cycle generally declined across the University of California (UC) system, particularly among nonresident applicants, The UC San Diego (UCSD) Guardian reported. The finding comes from a UC Office of the President report, which showed that there was a 2.2% decline in total applications from the previous year’s admissions cycle.

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‘Mother’ of disability rights movement Judy Heumann dies at age 75

Higher Ed Dive

Heumann's work in civil rights included leading the Education Department's special education office from 1993 to 2001.

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The rise of the student influencer

Wonkhe

Rille Raaper, Mariann Hardey, and Samar Aad ask what the rise of student influencers tells us about student support The post The rise of the student influencer appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Eight ways to boost student engagement with advisers

Inside Higher Ed

Image: The recent Inside Higher Ed and College Pulse Student Voice survey of two- and four-year college students about academic life revealed gaps in core advising functions. Just 55 percent of students say they’ve received guidance on required courses and course sequences needed for graduation, for instance, and just 52 percent say they’ve gotten help reviewing their degree progress to make sure they’re on track to graduate.

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Ivy League to Become Collegiate Outlier in Top Women Leadership

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Come July 2023, six of the eight Ivy League schools will have women leaders. The Ivy League, with some of the oldest institutions of higher education in the U.S., recently announced bold choices in leadership. Dartmouth College, Harvard University, and Columbia University named new presidents, each to take office in July. For Dartmouth and Columbia, these are the first women presidents in their history, while Harvard welcomes its first African American president.

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Ivy League sued over ban on athletic scholarships

Higher Ed Dive

Current and former Brown University basketball players allege the institutions have violated antitrust laws.

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Universities can play a crucial role in the right to food

Wonkhe

Universities are uniquely placed to promote and address a right to food as integral wellbeing, community and a good life. Philip Pothen and Anna Taylor explain The post Universities can play a crucial role in the right to food appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Offering academic flexibility after a campus shooting

Inside Higher Ed

Image: After a gunman killed three students and seriously injured five more at Michigan State University on Feb. 13, university officials canceled classes for a week. Students needed time to process and grieve, they said. But after that, everyone was expected to return to their academic routines. Many students were upset by this decision. A petition started by junior Kameron Cone asking MSU administrators to move to hybrid or online classes for the rest of the semester had garnered over 25,000 s

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One in Five Black College Students Report Discrimination

Insight Into Diversity

A new survey shows that about one in five Black students report they have faced discrimination at their higher education institutions, a rate that is 15 percent higher than other racial groups. The study, titled “Balancing Act: The Tradeoffs and Challenges Facing Black Students in Higher Education,” was conducted by Gallup and the Lumina Foundation and is based on survey responses from 12,015 adults in the U.S. between October and November 2022.

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Performance-based funding linked to higher SAT scores in bottom quarter

Higher Ed Dive

Moderately selective colleges also saw enrollment declines among racial minorities the more they relied on the funding model, new research shows.

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Higher education postcard: the wooden spoon

Wonkhe

This week’s card from Hugh Jones’ postbag shows a graduation tradition with a rounded edge The post Higher education postcard: the wooden spoon appeared first on Wonkhe.