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Applicants have spoken. Will colleges listen? 

University Business

College applicants have spoken. Our recent survey of prospective college students revealed some surprising insights into their expectations and preferences when researching and applying to schools. The findings could be an effective blueprint for institutions looking to better attract and engage with students during the recruitment, admissions and enrollment journey.

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Personal tutors can’t solve the crisis of student engagement alone

Wonkhe

Ed Foster examines the role that data and technology can play in supporting student engagement The post Personal tutors can’t solve the crisis of student engagement alone appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Wealthier students, those at private schools list more extracurriculars on college applications

Higher Ed Dive

White and Asian students also reported more activities and leadership roles in their college apps, but students largely held leadership positions at equal rates.

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New AP Data Over Time

Higher Ed Data Stories

The College Board has finally put new AP data up on its website after a hiatus of a couple of years. I had previously blogged about their decision to take it down from their website, after some attention that removal had received in the national press , and, unfortunately, some amplification by the right-wing elements who believe that differences in scores by ethnicity are driven by innate biological attributes, rather than things like parental attainment, family income, and opportunity, all of

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Ban on Tenure for New Faculty Hires Passes Texas Senate

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Sarah Brown Brandon Bell, Getty Images Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick of Texas Lawmakers’ campaign to reshape public higher education in the state reached a rare milestone: A tenure ban won approval in a legislative chamber.

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If we’re going to be a science superpower let’s do Horizon and Pioneer

Wonkhe

James Coe wonders whether we can have our cake and eat it when it comes to science policy and associate to Horizon and pursue Plan B The post If we’re going to be a science superpower let’s do Horizon and Pioneer appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Another state is going after tenure — this time, it’s North Carolina

Higher Ed Dive

Proposed legislation would ban tenure for public college faculty hired after July 2024.

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EDUCAUSE QuickPoll Results: Adopting and Adapting to Generative AI in Higher Ed Tech

Educause

As more higher education stakeholders discover and use generative AI, intentional staffing and governance will ensure that institutions adopt these technologies effectively and appropriately.

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The radical response to the Nurse review is to sustainably fund the dual support system

Wonkhe

Research funding has been unsustainable for decades, points out Jonathan Grant - so what would a new review of research funding change? The post The radical response to the Nurse review is to sustainably fund the dual support system appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Students consider abortion access when deciding whether to stay in college, poll finds

Higher Ed Dive

A smaller, but still majority, share of unenrolled adults without degrees say reproductive health service access is important to choice of college.

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The Evolution of the Humanities

HEPI

This blog has been kindly written fro HEPI by Professor Marion Thain, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Professor of Culture and Technology at King’s College London. Join Marion, Lord (Jo) Johnson, Molly Morgan-Jones and Bobby Duffy at a free event on 26 April to discuss how the UK can make more of its leading expertise in humanities.

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Law Significantly Cuts Prison Time for Higher Ed Credentials

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Research has repeatedly found that higher education programs in prisons reduce recidivism. And the higher a degree an incarcerated person earns, the less likely they are to re-offend, down to a 0% recidivism rate for those who have earned a master’s, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Now, Colorado, which has the fourth-highest recidivism rate in the United States , has taken one of the boldest steps of any state to incentivize people in prison to get a credential.

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Higher education postcard: artificial intelligence

Wonkhe

This week’s card from Hugh Jones’s postbag takes a free ride on the ChatGPT bandwagon The post Higher education postcard: artificial intelligence appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Graduate student stipends in the Midwest are falling behind the rest of the country

Higher Ed Dive

A University of Iowa Ph.D. candidate worries low compensation will make it harder for the region’s universities to draw talent to graduate programs.

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Drug harm reduction pilot in universities and students’ unions – an overview

HEPI

This HEPI blog was kindly written by Tracey Lumb, of Students Organising for Sustainability and is part of two-blog series. This overview article introduces the pilot and will be followed by a case study from Keele University. Two years after Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK) launched the Drug and Alcohol Impact pilot, we reflect on the lessons learned in transitioning away from a purely punitive approach to student drug use.

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Oprah to Deliver Keynote Speech at Tennessee State University Commencement

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Oprah Winfrey will be the keynote speaker for Tennessee State University’s (TSU) spring undergraduate commencement on May 6, a return home for the TSU alumna. Oprah Winfrey “To have Ms. Winfrey as our speaker will be a life-changing moment for graduates and the University,” TSU President Dr. Glenda Glover said. “She is someone who has walked the TSU campus as a student, sat in some of the same classroom, and knows first-hand the value of a TSU education.

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Universities may need to show they can be trusted to spend QR funding without interference

Wonkhe

The beauty of QR is that nobody tells universities how to spend it. James Coe and Debbie McVitty wonder what questions might be asked if the lid were to be lifted The post Universities may need to show they can be trusted to spend QR funding without interference appeared first on Wonkhe.

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New Jersey loosens degree requirements for state jobs in favor of skills training, work experience

Higher Ed Dive

The plan aims to allow those without college degrees to attain high-paying jobs.

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Chatbots and AI in Higher Ed

UIA (University Innovation Alliance)

Chatbots and AI in Higher Ed Engaging Students and Strengthening Institutions Alan Thu, 04/27/2023 - 06:00 Chatbots Communication University Culture The University Innovation Alliance (UIA) was honored to partner with The Chronicle of Higher Education for its February 27, 2023 discussion engaging students through chatbots and artificial intelligence (AI).

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SUNY Old Westbury to Become a University

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

SUNY Old Westbury will be transitioning into a university, effective Jul. 1, The school made the announcement Apr. 14, during the inauguration of Dr. Timothy Sams as its president. Sams had been appointed president of the school two years ago, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and his inauguration had been held off as the school began to return to full swing.

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Our education system covertly fuels a mental health crisis

Wonkhe

We tend to think of student mental health as something outside of educators' control - but does our system make it worse? Wendy Garnham calls for learning that boosts self-esteem The post Our education system covertly fuels a mental health crisis appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Use open educational resources to hit DEI goals, AAC&U says

Higher Ed Dive

A new report shows how easy-access materials can decrease costs for students and boost representation in academic work.

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75% of agents expect UK rises, US/Aus to grow

The PIE News

Some 75% of agents responding to a recent survey have said they expect to send more students to the UK in 2023, while US and Australia have also been slated to anticipate growth in student numbers. The survey of 1,068 education agents in 70+ countries by INTO University Partnerships suggested that South Asia will be the “key driver for growth”, together with the Middle East & Africa.

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Mapping the Legacy of RPI's First African American Woman Leader

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Throughout her life and career, Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson has proven to be a leader, innovator, and motivator. Following her retirement as president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in July 2022, Jackson continued to have an impact on academia, industry, and public service. Jackson was a 2009 recipient of the Dr. John Hope Franklin Award but was recognized at this year’s American Council on Education (ACE) annual meeting in Washington, D.C. — regrettably, the award ceremony was cancelled

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From student representation to student partnership

Wonkhe

Roni Bamber reflects on a 20 year journey through quality enhancement in Scotland The post From student representation to student partnership appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Students account for abortion access when deciding whether to stay in college, poll finds

Higher Ed Dive

A smaller, but still majority, share of unenrolled adults without degrees say reproductive health service access is important to the decision.

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UK: China source market stability “uncertain”

The PIE News

The reliability of China as the UK’s main source market is uncertain, new data released by CIL management consultants indicates. The global management consultancy recently conducted a survey of 145 education agents in order to find relevant insights about the perspectives for international students in the UK’s higher education institutions.

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Governor Wes Moore to Deliver Keynote at Morehouse Commencement

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Wes Moore, Maryland’s first Black governor, will be the keynote speaker at Morehouse College’s 139th commencement. Gov. Wes Moore The event will take place 9 a.m. May 21, on the College’s Century Campus, and Moore will also be given an honorary doctorate. Dr. Roderic Ivan Pettigrew, CEO of EnHealth, and the late William “Bill” Russell, NBA All-Star and activist, will also be awarded honorary doctorates.

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How will we measure student success across the next decade?

Wonkhe

EAB’s Ed Venit reviews how student success metrics have evolved over time—and where they might go in the future The post How will we measure student success across the next decade? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Vermont State University pauses controversial digital library plan after president resigns

Higher Ed Dive

Parwinder Grewal had been in his role in less than a year before he abruptly stepped down.

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'It Feels Like Things Are Breaking Open': High Publishing Charges Spur Neuroscientists to Start Their Own Journal

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Megan Zahneis Illustration by Ron Coddington, The Chronicle; Image by iStock The scholars' exodus from Elsevier's journal "NeuroImage" shines a spotlight on the difficult economics of academic publishing and the open-access movement.

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Texas Senate Approves Anti-DEI Bill for State Public Universities

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Texas Senate has approved a bill that would limit how state public universities can promote equitable access to higher education and foster campus diversity, The Texas Tribune reported. Sen. Brandon Creighton Senate Bill 17 – filed by Sen. Brandon Creighton – passed along party lines in a 19-12 vote Apr. 19. It aims to make universities shut down diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) offices, ban mandatory diversity training, and restrict hiring departments from asking for diversity stateme

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Towards an inclusive approach to using AI in learning and teaching

Wonkhe

Access to AI tools is not currently equitable. Xue Zhou and Lilian Schofield call on universities to work to level the playing field The post Towards an inclusive approach to using AI in learning and teaching appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Salus University, graduate health science institution, looks to join with Drexel University

Higher Ed Dive

A merger of the two private nonprofit Pennsylvania colleges could happen as soon as this spring or summer, officials said.

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Coursera Adds ChatGPT-Powered Learning Tools

Campus Technology

At its 11th annual conference in 2023, educational company Coursera announced it is adding ChatGPT-powered interactive ed tech tools to its learning platform, including a generative AI coach for students and an AI course-building tool for teachers.

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VUU Webinar Discusses NSF Funding and STEM Research at HBCUs

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Federal support, funding opportunities, and advice were the topics of discussion at a Virginia Union University (VUU) webinar about STEM research at Historically Black colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Dr. James L. Moore III The webinar, “Federal Funding and HBCUs,” held on Wednesday, centered on the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) efforts to support STEM research and education at HBCUs.

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Let’s have a better debate about university funding

Wonkhe

Arguing about fee levels and contribution takes up space that could be used to radically rethink some of our more unconsidered assumptions about universities. David Kernohan opens up the windows for some fresh air The post Let’s have a better debate about university funding appeared first on Wonkhe.