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Student financial support is between a rock and a hard place

Wonkhe

The government needs to boost maintenance – and the funds that are already there could be better utilised. David Phoenix explains The post Student financial support is between a rock and a hard place appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Penn State offers buyouts in budget-cutting effort

Higher Ed Dive

Faced with chronic deficits, the university is offering faculty and staff at its 20 commonwealth campuses a year’s pay to retire early or leave their jobs.

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Is This the End of Reading?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Students are coming to college less able and less willing to read. Professors are stymied. By Beth McMurtrie Students are less able and less willing to read. Professors are stymied. What needs to change?

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Dueling Narratives Emerge After Arrests at UVA

Inside Higher Ed

Dueling Narratives Emerge After Arrests at UVA Josh Moody Fri, 05/10/2024 - 03:00 AM Police forcefully cleared an encampment at the University of Virginia after what officials describe as “aggressive” protester behavior. Videos cast doubts on those claims.

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Yes, teachers should get involved in politics

Wonkhe

George Bryant-Aird argues that knowledge of and confidence in contemporary political and social debates are crucial to the future of teachers and teaching The post Yes, teachers should get involved in politics appeared first on Wonkhe.

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What’s keeping adults interested in college from enrolling?

Higher Ed Dive

Money and time are two of the most commonly cited barriers to earning a credential, according to a new survey from Gallup and the Lumina Foundation.

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College Presidents Behaving Badly

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Calling the police doesn’t dampen protests. It accelerates them, often with devastating consequences. By Thomas J. Sugrue Etienne Laurent, AFP, Getty Images Calling the police doesn’t dampen protests. It accelerates them, often with devastating consequences.

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NUS reaches a settlement with Shaima Dallali

Wonkhe

The National Union of Students has settled with the former President that it sacked over claims of antisemitism. Jim Dickinson considers the implications The post NUS reaches a settlement with Shaima Dallali appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Cardona pushes for more OCR funding given increased caseload

Higher Ed Dive

The U.S. Department of Education is seeking a 16% funding increase to allow the Office for Civil Rights to add staff and more quickly resolve complaints.

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Five Tips for Writing Academic Integrity Statements in the Age of AI 

Faculty Focus

Author Rie Kudan received a prestigious Japanese literary award for her book, The Tokyo Tower of Sympathy, and then disclosed that 5% of her book was written word-for-word by ChatGPT (Choi & Annio, 2024). Would you let your students submit a paper where 5% of the text was written by ChatGPT? What about if they disclosed their use of ChatGPT ahead of time?

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A $237M Donation Draws Skepticism

Inside Higher Ed

A $237M Donation Draws Skepticism kathryn.palmer… Tue, 05/07/2024 - 03:00 AM Florida A&M celebrated a massive gift from a little-known donor announced at its commencement. But the lack of information about Gregory Gerami and his company has seeded doubts.

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What can academics do to save the planet?

Wonkhe

What role can academic staff play in averting a climate catastrophe? Johnny Rich explains how the Engineering Professors’ Council is supporting work on a sustainable future The post What can academics do to save the planet? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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How can public colleges prepare for ADA digital accessibility requirements?

Higher Ed Dive

A new Justice Department rule aims to ensure state and local government web content and mobile apps are accessible for people with disabilities.

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A Faculty Leader Sounds the Alarm About Higher Ed's 'Crisis of Repression'

The Chronicle of Higher Education

An interview with Irene Mulvey, president of the AAUP. By Sammy Feldblum An interview with Irene Mulvey, president of the AAUP, about recent campus crackdowns on protesters.

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Academic Approach to AI Maturing as Technology Evolves

Inside Higher Ed

Academic Approach to AI Maturing as Technology Evolves David Ho Thu, 05/09/2024 - 03:00 AM At the Digital Universities U.S. event in St. Louis, digital transformation, the pandemic’s aftermath and the ongoing rise of AI were front and center.

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Fewer, larger, modules could help students too

Wonkhe

Can larger and fewer modules offer a pedagogic benefit as well as cost savings? Jackie Potter and Laura Milne look at both sides of the block The post Fewer, larger, modules could help students too appeared first on Wonkhe.

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‘A matter of right-sizing’: A look at St. Cloud State’s plan to cut 46 degrees

Higher Ed Dive

The Minnesota university still has a strong revenue base but faces too-high expenses, according to its acting president.

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Why the answer to the $64,000 question is … $64,000: How much do students need to live on?

HEPI

We have – finally – today achieved something I have long wanted HEPI to do: we have taken a blank sheet of paper and worked out how much money students need to live on. By ‘need to live’ we don’t mean just avoiding poverty; nor do we mean living in plush comfort. We mean having around enough income to be safe, warm and decently fed, to be able to buy necessary course-related items and to be able to get involved with the non-academic side of university life, perhaps by joining a society or two.

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Researchers Investigating Generative AI and Scholarly Publishing

Inside Higher Ed

Researchers Investigating Generative AI and Scholarly Publishing kathryn.palmer… Mon, 05/06/2024 - 03:00 AM A new study by Ithaka S+R seeks to gain insight into the technology’s potential to transform the production of academic scholarship.

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Protecting academic freedom in the digital age

Wonkhe

Chavan Kissoon and Terence Karran argue that digital transformation is changing employer-employee power relations – via mechanisms of performance management that can undermine academic freedom The post Protecting academic freedom in the digital age appeared first on Wonkhe.

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2 Purdue professors sue over Indiana law tying tenure to intellectual diversity

Higher Ed Dive

The complaint, filed on behalf of the instructors by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, contends the new statute will hamper free speech.

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After a Tough Year for Classroom Innovation, It’s Time for a Reset

The Chronicle of Higher Education

How to better support instructors in the face of faculty backlash against the demands of student-centered teaching. By Sarah Rose Cavanagh How to better support instructors in the face of faculty backlash against the demands of student-centered teaching.

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Universities Face Misinformation Amid Pro-Palestinan Protests

Inside Higher Ed

Universities Face Misinformation Amid Pro-Palestinan Protests Lauren.Coffey@… Mon, 05/06/2024 - 03:00 AM How—and if—universities should combat misinformation causes its own divisions.

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Looking back on International Higher Education Forum 2024

Wonkhe

UUKi's Jamie Arrowsmith looks back at the International Higher Education Forum 2024 and reminds us about the long-term importance of international collaboration, engagement and exchange The post Looking back on International Higher Education Forum 2024 appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Education Department boosts FAFSA outreach efforts to close completion gap

Higher Ed Dive

The agency announced a $50 million effort to provide more support to students and families in light of the botched rollout of the new form.

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Report: Increasing Numbers of Community Colleges are Offering Bachelor's Degrees

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

More community colleges in the U.S. are beginning to offer bachelor's degrees in addition to their usual offerings, and many of them serve minority populations, according to a recent report from The Community College Baccalaureate Association (CCBA) and higher ed consulting firm Bragg & Associates Inc. Dr. Debra Bragg According to the report , a CCB college is defined as a school that presently or historically confers mostly sub-baccalaureate degrees – such as associate degrees – and confers

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Accreditor: Keystone College in ‘Danger of Imminent Closure’

Inside Higher Ed

Accreditor: Keystone College in ‘Danger of Imminent Closure’ Ryan Quinn Thu, 05/09/2024 - 03:00 AM The Middle States Commission on Higher Education warns of “misleading information” circulating about the Pennsylvania institution’s dire straits. Students can’t be sure their college will exist come fall.

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Higher education postcard: Douze points

Wonkhe

This week’s card from Hugh Jones’s postbag tells of the origins of the Eurovision Song Contest and the European Broadcasting Union The post Higher education postcard: Douze points appeared first on Wonkhe.

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State and local funding for higher education rose 3.7% in FY 2023

Higher Ed Dive

This marks the 11th year in a row for appropriations increases, according to an annual report from the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association.

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Net benefit of Graduate Route reached £70m in first full year, research shows

The PIE News

The total net benefit to the UK exchequer of hosting Graduate Route visa holders came in at £70 million in the first full year of the scheme, new research has found, disproving claims that the UK loses out financially. The findings are part of a new report , The Exchequer benefits and costs associated with the Graduate Route visa , which is the first detailed look at the fiscal benefits as well as the costs to the UK in the first full tax year after the Graduate Route visa was introduced.

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NY Financial Aid Expansion to Benefit About 93,000 Students

Inside Higher Ed

New York finalized a “historic” expansion of the state’s largest higher ed grant, the Tuition Assistance Program, Governor Kathy Hochul announced Friday. The change raises the maximum household income eligibility threshold from $80,000 per year to $125,000, and increases the minimum award amount to $1,000.

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Podcast: Campus protest, student income, academic freedom

Wonkhe

This week on the podcast a group of vice chancellors have been called into see Rishi Sunak in a bid to clamp down on student protest The post Podcast: Campus protest, student income, academic freedom appeared first on Wonkhe.

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West Virginia declares state of emergency amid FAFSA rollout challenges

Higher Ed Dive

Completion rates for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid have declined nearly 40% in the state.

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What We Can Learn From Ancient History (and What We Can't)

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Two new books take very different approaches to the study of humanity's origins. By Jacob Mikanowski Justin Renteria for The Chronicle Two new books take very different approaches to the study of humanity's origins.

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Lead Without Shrinking

Inside Higher Ed

Lead Without Shrinking Sarah Bray Mon, 05/06/2024 - 03:00 AM Too often, women in academe must second-guess our well-earned authority, minimize our accomplishments or dim our light to make others comfortable, writes Roshni Rao.

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Turning scrutiny on security into a new security strategy

Wonkhe

For James Coe, there’s an opportunity to define a new university security agenda based on soft-power, economic cooperation and continual engagement The post Turning scrutiny on security into a new security strategy appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Empowering higher education with artificial intelligence

Higher Ed Dive

Learn how AI is revolutionizing higher education, transforming learning and streamlining operations.