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The Secret Lecturer’s view of university life is almost wholly grim

Wonkhe

A new book promises to lift the lid on the unvarnished realities of academic life. Debbie McVitty wonders if it really is as bad as all that The post The Secret Lecturer’s view of university life is almost wholly grim appeared first on Wonkhe.

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What’s next for the test-optional movement?

Higher Ed Dive

Yale, Brown and Cornell universities have all revived their testing requirements, raising questions about whether other institutions will follow suit.

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Your LinkedIn Profile for Professors and Academics

The Academic Designer

LinkedIn is a valuable platform for academics beyond job searching. It offers networking opportunities with colleagues, collaborators, research funders, and policymakers. A detailed profile and personalized connections enhance its effectiveness. It's a good investment of time for academics.

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How Meaningful Relationships Lead to Better Results

MindMax

When I worked as an assistant director of admissions in the mid-1980s, I interviewed over 300 high school students and their families each year. Many of the conversations were fulfilling and memorable, yet I found myself feeling empty. I had just gotten to know them, and suddenly our contact ended abruptly. It was the nature of the job, but something about it felt wrong.

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You can’t save research without saving universities

Wonkhe

There is an idea doing the rounds that university research can be saved where a university fails. James Coe isn't so sure. The post You can’t save research without saving universities appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Undergraduate enrollment ticked up in spring 2024, report finds

Higher Ed Dive

Increases in regular and dual-enrollment community college students drove the gains, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

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After Learning Her TA Would Be Paid More Than She Was, This Lecturer Quit

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Adrienne Lu Mark Leong for The Chronicle Amanda Reiterman, on learning she’d be paid less than her teaching assistant: “It made me sick to my stomach.” Labor activism has graduate teaching assistants out-earning some faculty members in the University of California system.

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Why experiential learning should inform curriculum design in the humanities

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Getting out of the seminar room and into the community can be a vehicle for thinking and problem-solving. Katherine Kruger makes the case The post Why experiential learning should inform curriculum design in the humanities appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Facing ‘existential threat,’ Columbia College Chicago moves to restructure curricula and schools

Higher Ed Dive

The board approved recommendations from the president for the nonprofit to take sweeping action to rein in its finances.

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For Some Frustrated Students, the FAFSA Is Still Broken

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Some students are still stuck in the federal-aid system — and they're demoralized. By Eric Hoover eric petersen for the chronicle Despite recent fixes, the federal-aid form continues to hinder low-income applicants on the cusp of college.

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Ready, set, vote! Here are your choices to name Berkeley’s new falcon quadruplets.

The Berkeley Blog

By the end of this Wednesday, vote for your favorite set of four names; the winning set will be announced Thursday. The post Ready, set, vote! Here are your choices to name Berkeley’s new falcon quadruplets. appeared first on Berkeley News.

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Taught masters degrees are one award but with many rules

Wonkhe

Shaun Le Boutillier and Harvey Woolf present research showing the wide variation in postgraduate taught assessment and course design across UK institutions The post Taught masters degrees are one award but with many rules appeared first on Wonkhe.

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‘Unacceptable gaps persist’: A new report details higher ed’s racial and ethnic disparities

Higher Ed Dive

Findings released by the American Council on Education shed light on demographic trends in college enrollment and attainment.

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Sector prepares for more agent regulation

The PIE News

The MAC review, released on May 14, found no “significant abuse” of the Graduate Route, but it raised concerns about recruitment agents providing “misleading information” to students, sparking speculation that further agent regulations will be announced by the government this week. “We shouldn’t take this lightly and think we’re out of the woods”, Charley Robinson, head of global mobility policy, UUKi , told delegates at the Enroly Conference on May 15.

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Lawmakers Sought to Mandate Class on Founding Documents. What Were Professors to Do?

Inside Higher Ed

Lawmakers Sought to Mandate Class on Founding Documents. What Were Professors to Do? Ryan Quinn Fri, 05/24/2024 - 03:00 AM Conservative groups are pushing civics requirements in higher education, not just K-12. In North Carolina, undergraduates now must study the founding documents. Will other states follow?

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International student numbers could fall a lot further yet

Wonkhe

Both Home Office and ONS figures on migration are out - Jim Dickinson notes the curious hole in the government's attempts to predict the impact of its crackdowns on international students The post International student numbers could fall a lot further yet appeared first on Wonkhe.

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St. Catherine University eliminates staff roles as it grapples with deficits

Higher Ed Dive

The Catholic women’s university has faced multimillion-dollar operating deficits in recent years.

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Rethinking DEI in Higher Education: Should the ‘I’ Stand for Integration Instead?

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

As diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts have come under attack, I wonder if higher education leaders shouldn’t begin to evolve the concept before policymakers strip away every tool we have to provide supports for students of color. This attack reminds me of the struggle to protect affirmative action, which was defended at both the state and federal levels for decades; but perhaps in protecting affirmative action, it prevented the field from envisioning the evolution of race-conscious a

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South Dakota Bans Pronouns, Tribal Affiliations in University Email Signatures

Inside Higher Ed

South Dakota Bans Pronouns, Tribal Affiliations in University Email Signatures kathryn.palmer… Wed, 05/22/2024 - 03:00 AM Civil liberties advocates and students say the South Dakota Board of Regents’ new policy is part of a larger effort to “erase queer people from the public university system.

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Designing good charts to communicate higher education data

Wonkhe

TASO’s Luke Arundel has been thinking about how to communicate effectively with charts, with some examples from an access and participation context The post Designing good charts to communicate higher education data appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Private equity-backed venture wants to cash in on college sports

Higher Ed Dive

Collegiate Athletic Solutions could offer capital to fund institutions’ sports programs while sharing in the revenue.

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These Students Want to Talk About Oct. 7. They Say Their Peers and Colleges Hold Them Back.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Students say colleges and their peers make it hard to talk about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. By Erin Gretzinger Shelton Locke A student-founded organization called Atidna offers a space to discuss what’s happening in the Middle East. It's an uphill battle to convince their peers to participate.

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Undergraduate Enrollment Picks Up Steam

Inside Higher Ed

Undergraduate Enrollment Picks Up Steam Liam Knox Wed, 05/22/2024 - 03:00 AM Enrollment rose across regions and degree types this spring, with strong showings at community colleges. But there’s still a long road to post-pandemic recovery.

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Postgraduate quality will not be taken seriously until there is a national PG taught survey

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Richard Puttock rehearses the arguments against a public annual survey of postgraduate taught students - and finds them all to be spurious when weighed against the benefits The post Postgraduate quality will not be taken seriously until there is a national PG taught survey appeared first on Wonkhe.

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UC Santa Cruz goes online amid protests and labor strike

Higher Ed Dive

The move comes in response to activists and union members blocking a road near the university’s campus, according to college officials.

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When a Commencement Speech Goes Viral

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Daniel Black’s 15-minute speech, which he delivered to Clark Atlanta University (CAU) graduates last weekend quickly spread like a wildfire across social media. Black, a CAU graduate who has taught English and African American Studies at the historically Black institution for the past 30 years, was surprised when he was asked to deliver the address.

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Interim Suspensions Leave MIT Student Protesters Stranded

Inside Higher Ed

Interim Suspensions Leave MIT Student Protesters Stranded Johanna Alonso Mon, 05/20/2024 - 03:00 AM The university, which is home to a large number of families, gave suspended students a week to find new lodgings. Administrators said they acted in the interest of the rights of everyone on campus.

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A manifesto for unlocking PGT potential

Wonkhe

Mark Bennett thinks we don't talk enough about the advantages of postgraduate study. He suggests some policy tweaks that could unleash a higher learning revolution The post A manifesto for unlocking PGT potential appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Sonoma State leader resigns after announcing unapproved deal with student protesters

Higher Ed Dive

Mike Lee stepped down a day after the California State University system placed him on leave over “insubordination.

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Will demand for the UK surge now?

The PIE News

UK government and industry stakeholders have repeatedly insisted that the recent changes to the student visa system are robust enough to limit future growth. The MAC review stated “the evidence suggests that the change in dependants policy has already substantially contributed to reduced international student recruitment”, highlighting a 63% reduction in the number of course deposits paid for the September 2024 intake as evidence.

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3 Ways to Fix Peer Review

The Chronicle of Higher Education

A new study of a year’s worth of peer reviews aims to improve how academics assess one another’s work. By T. J. Thomson, Lesley Irvine, and Glen Thomas Mágoz for The Chronicle A new study of a year’s worth of peer reviews aims to improve how academics assess one another’s work.

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Making Horizon Europe’s successor work for UK research

Wonkhe

The shape of the next EU framework programme is a live issue. Douglas Dowell presents the Russell Group’s policy asks The post Making Horizon Europe’s successor work for UK research appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Should bondholders step in when colleges are financially struggling?

Higher Ed Dive

Bondholders may be able to highlight warning signs to institutions, argues Ricardo Azziz, a college consolidation expert.

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Empowering Student Learning: Navigating Artificial Intelligence in the College Classroom 

Faculty Focus

Like many of our colleagues, the emergence of ChatGPT and other generative artificial intelligence sites initially created a mild panic. Out of the panic, an emerging field of practical, practitioner-based research has begun to emerge. The call for calm, patient reflection has been noted (Naidu 2023, para 10). Others argue that AI, in various forms, has been used to elevate students’ performance in the classroom, and in some cases, overcome barriers to learning (Shippee 2020, 20).

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Benefits of int’l students continue long after graduation, new report finds

The PIE News

International students are primarily drawn to the UK due to the perceived high quality of its education Graduate Route visa holders on average report better job satisfaction than other visa holders and continue to support the UK economy after graduating or returning home More career services are needed for UK universities to remain globally competitive The International Graduate Outcomes report 2024, published by UUKi and QS on May 23, revealed that international students are primarily drawn to

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Podcast: General election special

Wonkhe

This week on the podcast Rishi Sunak has called a general election for July 4th - so we think about the issues, the pitfalls and the landmines for universities and SUs The post Podcast: General election special appeared first on Wonkhe.

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This week in 5 numbers: Spring 2024 sees uptick in undergraduate enrollment

Higher Ed Dive

We’re rounding up some of our biggest recent stories, from positive trends in enrollment to a nonprofit college in Chicago bracing for cuts.

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