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Texas puts forth bill proposing to strip faculty of tenure

University Business

A bill proposed last week in Texas would effectively end faculty tenure for all hires in September and beyond, succeeding Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s mission to curb faculty members’ sway over students and their ability to “indoctrinate” them with instruction on “critical race theory.” State Senator and chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Higher Education Brandon Creighton filed Senate Bill 18 , which also demands faculty undergo a yearly performance evaluation whi

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An avalanche really is coming this time

Wonkhe

The model of academics as all-rounders may be impossible to sustain in a mass higher education system bedevilled by generative AI, argues Jim Dickinson The post An avalanche really is coming this time appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Education Department will use ‘secret shoppers’ to monitor colleges

Higher Ed Dive

The agency said shoppers will evaluate whether institutions are misrepresenting themselves in areas like completion rates and job placements.

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How to Develop a Higher Ed Value Proposition That Targets Adult Learners

MindMax

Looking to grow enrollments for your school’s adult education programs? It may be time to rethink your value propositions. In our conversations with higher education leaders, we’ve learned that an adult learner’s values and goals are much different from a college freshman’s , and a school’s more standard value proposition isn’t going to resonate with this audience.

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Librarians should stand with the Internet Archive (opinion)

Inside Higher Ed

The Internet Archive, a nonprofit library in San Francisco, has grown into one of the most important cultural institutions of the modern age. What began in 1996 as an audacious attempt to archive and preserve the World Wide Web has grown into a vast library of books, musical recordings and television shows, all digitized and available online, with a mission to provide “universal access to all knowledge.

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Higher education postcard: solvitur ambulando

Wonkhe

This week’s card from Hugh Jones’s postbag reminds us that student debt is not a new phenomenon The post Higher education postcard: solvitur ambulando appeared first on Wonkhe.

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5 charts breaking down demographic trends in college transfer enrollment

Higher Ed Dive

National Student Clearinghouse Research Center data shows mostly across-the-board declines — though there are hints of recovery.

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ChatGPT and Higher Education: Initial Prevalence and Areas of Interest

Educause

A survey of college and university websites gives an early indication about the ways institutions are addressing generative AI and what it might mean for higher education.

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How HE forces neurodivergent people to adapt

Wonkhe

For Neurodiversity Celebration Week, Beth Sennett explains the ways in which higher education forces neurodivergent colleagues to mask their true selves. The post How HE forces neurodivergent people to adapt appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Iowa’s 3 public universities ordered to pause new DEI programs

Higher Ed Dive

The state regent board said it will review all diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at the institutions over the next few months.

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Three Strategies that Support Student Well-Being and Mental Health

Faculty Focus

“ According to the latest research on college students and mental health, three out of 10 students have struggled with depression in the last two weeks, and over one in four have expressed issues with anxiety. Even more distressing is the one in 20 college students who had created a suicide plan in the past year (Higher Education Today, 2022).” For several years, the University of Minnesota has focused on a wide range of empirically-based initiatives, learning sciences research, and recommendati

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How college students feel about active learning environments

Inside Higher Ed

Image: While hundreds of peer-reviewed studies have concluded that students taught in an active learning environment are significantly more likely to outperform peers who are in classes taught more traditionally, full adoption of active learning practices remains far from the norm. In a recent episode of the Teaching for Student Success podcast, host Steven Robinow spoke with Louis Deslauriers about a study he and four colleagues at Harvard did to test the value of active learning.

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No elections, but plenty of debate in Harrogate

Wonkhe

Reviewing policy proposals presented to the National Union of Students conference, Jim Dickinson finds a student movement in rude health The post No elections, but plenty of debate in Harrogate appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Walking the free speech tightrope: How to balance competing voices with campus safety

Higher Ed Dive

The chancellor of UC Davis shares lessons learned from leading a diverse university and its new governmental anti-hate partnership.

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Aus: urgent need for int’l student support systems 

The PIE News

Interventions to build support systems for international students in Australia need to be “urgently explored”, according to a new study published in the BMC Psychology journal. The research found that the pandemic had a substantial negative impact on international students, particularly those living outside of their country of origin during the pandemic.

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Students Weigh Anti-LGBTQ+ Laws in College Decisions

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

When Reagan Gonzalez began applying to law schools, she didn’t imagine that she would have to research the laws of the states to which she was thinking about moving. But this year’s wave of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and proposals— the American Civil Liberties Union is currently tracking 388 bills —wound up shaping her decision in ways that she didn’t anticipate.

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Learners accessing the Lifelong Loan Entitlement will need souped up careers advice

Wonkhe

Sunday Blake argues that for the LLE to succeed, modular learners will need much better information, advice, and guidance than what is currently on offer The post Learners accessing the Lifelong Loan Entitlement will need souped up careers advice appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Just over 1 in 10 faculty say their college has set classroom ChatGPT guidance, survey finds

Higher Ed Dive

Private institution faculty reported being more satisfied with how their college handled chatbot policies than other instructors.

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UK sector pushes for more China exchanges

The PIE News

The UK government is looking to develop its expertise on China and Mandarin language skills as Downing Street refreshed its international defence and foreign policy. Prime minister Rishi Sunak’s government said that after the Integrated Review in 2021 , authorities have taken a number of steps to increase knowledge of and expertise on China, which it is now seeking to further.

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To Mitigate ChatGPT Plagiarism Look No Further than its References

Faculty Focus

There is debate recently on student use of ChatGPT, a chatbot using a large language model (LLM) which uses machine-learning algorithms to understand natural language and generate responses (Radford et al., 2019). The main debate has been in its use of plagiarism among students. A subset of this debate is that due to the large amounts of unstructured text data, ChatGPT will generate fake or biased content, a reflection of larger data that is drawn.

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The Nurse review and sustainable research funding

Wonkhe

The Russell Group's Sarah Stevens takes a look at the Nurse review in the context of Horizon Europe and sustainable research funding The post The Nurse review and sustainable research funding appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Undergraduate credentials earned hit four-year low in 2021-22 academic year

Higher Ed Dive

The drop stemmed from a loss of first-time graduates, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found.

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‘The willingness is there’ – Canadian language sector pushes for work rights

The PIE News

Canada’s language sector is confident that the country will revise its study and work policy to benefit language students both financially and pedagogically. The country’s organisation representing two official languages – English and French – Languages Canada is working closely with government to update the regulation around access to work for some language students. “There is a willing [in government] to look at changes,” executive director, Gonzalo Peralta, told The P

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Northeastern and Northwestern Law Centers Seek Posthumous Pardon for Black Man Executed After 1908 Springfield Race Riot

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In the early 20th century, Joe James, a Black man, was convicted and executed for the murder of a white man in Springfield, Illinois, after the 1908 Springfield Race Riot. Now, 115 years after his death, lawyers and law students from Northwestern and Northeastern Universities are seeking a posthumous pardon. on his behalf. Margaret A. Burnham A petition filed from the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Center on Wrongful Convictions (CWC) and Northeastern University School of Law’s Civil Righ

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Podcast: Secret Life of Students special

Wonkhe

This week on the podcast we’re live at our Secret Life of Students event in London where we hear from OfS' Director for Fair Access and Participation John Blake The post Podcast: Secret Life of Students special appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Missouri for-profit cosmetology college closes

Higher Ed Dive

The Missouri College of Cosmetology North had been in business for roughly 40 years.

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EDUCAUSE and Third-Party Servicer Guidance

Educause

A recent guidance letter from the U.S. Department of Education applies “Third-Party Servicer” regulations to higher education institutions and to their content, software, systems, and services providers. Given the disruption this would cause, EDUCAUSE has asked the department to rescind the letter, fully consult with institutions and their stakeholders, and revise its guidance.

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More Students Are Having Mental Health Problems, But More Are Asking for Help

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

More college students than ever were anxious, depressed, and struggling with suicidal thoughts last school year. It’s a disheartening finding from the Healthy Minds Study (HMS), which conducts an annual online survey of nearly 96,000 college students on 133 American campuses that was released last Friday. However, the study did reveal a potential silver lining: more college students than ever are seeking help.

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The Treasury needs to get serious about skills

Wonkhe

The measures in the budget don't go far enough to address the UK's skills needs, according to Anthony Painter of the Chartered Management Institute The post The Treasury needs to get serious about skills appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Amazon-powered convenience store opens at Virginia college

Higher Ed Dive

Marymount University opened a 24-hour shop last week that marks the first campus location to integrate Amazon’s frictionless checkout technology.

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Remembering the ‘Mother’ of the Disability Rights Movement

Insight Into Diversity

Judith “Judy” Heumann, a lifelong activist who was widely regarded as the “mother” of the disability rights movement, died March 4 at the age of 75. Heumann, who used a wheelchair since childhood as a result of polio, played a key role in the creation and enforcement of important legislation, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabil

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Wiley College to Honor Opal Lee, Grandmother of Juneteenth, at 150-Year Celebration

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Wiley College will be honoring alumnae Opal Lee, Grandmother of Juneteenth, at its 150-year celebration held this week. Opal Lee Lee, an activist and author, was responsible for leading a walking campaign at age 89 from Fort Worth to D.C. to raise awareness of the importance of Juneteenth, an effort that resulted in Juneteenth being recognized as a federal holiday after six years.

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What does Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse teach us about the UK innovation sector?

Wonkhe

The government acted quickly to prop up the tech sector. For James Coe this raises questions about the right balance between public and private research funding The post What does Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse teach us about the UK innovation sector? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Chamber of Commerce lands grant to bolster work-based learning, skill credentialing

Higher Ed Dive

The program, slated to start this fall, is designed to prepare learners and workers for career advancement, as well as address the worker shortage.

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Designing Virtual Edtech Faculty Development Workshops That Stick: 10 Guiding Principles

Educause

These ten principles offer guidance on ways to design and facilitate effective and engaging virtual workshops that leave faculty feeling better equipped to implement new edtech tools.

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Students at Women's College Voted in Favor of Allowing Transgender Men and Nonbinary People Assigned Male at Birth for Admission

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Women’s liberal arts institution Wellesley College students voted Mar. 14 to allow transgender men and nonbinary people assigned male at birth to be eligible for admission, The Washington Post reported. The nonbinding vote came after a recent debate between students and Wellesley’s administration – the latter has resisted such a change. Since 2015, Wellesley has allowed transgender women to apply for admission.

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The Lifelong Loan Entitlement could get very expensive for learners

Wonkhe

The interaction between LLE intentions and Plan 5 economics could make lifelong study a very expensive option. David Kernohan built a model The post The Lifelong Loan Entitlement could get very expensive for learners appeared first on Wonkhe.

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