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Degrees Earned Fall Again, Certificates Rise

Inside Higher Ed

Degrees Earned Fall Again, Certificates Rise Sara Weissman Thu, 04/11/2024 - 03:00 AM Fewer people are earning degrees for the second year in a row, but certificates are having a moment, according to a new report.

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Now DfE proposes to scrap a huge part of Disabled Students Allowance

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The government is proposing to abolish a central funding allowance that allows disabled students to access specialist nonmedical support. Jim Dickinson explains the justification The post Now DfE proposes to scrap a huge part of Disabled Students Allowance appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Greater financial strains loom over Wisconsin’s public universities, report finds

Higher Ed Dive

With nearly all of the state’s universities facing deficits, and some with potential liquidity issues, the system’s president called on lawmakers for more funding.

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One Scientist Neglected His Grant Reports. Now U.S. Agencies Are Withholding Grants for an Entire University.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Francie Diep An email from the University of California at San Diego's vice chancellor for research alerted the campus to the situation on Tuesday. The scientist says he got no warning before that day.

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National Protest Day Planned Against ‘Attacks’ on Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed

Faculty members and students plan to hold events across numerous campuses Wednesday, April 17, to kick-start a movement against what they consider concerted attacks on quality higher education for all. They’re opposing academic freedom restrictions, defending protest rights, supporting diversity, equity and inclusion, calling for free public education, and advocating for more secure faculty jobs, among other things.

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Celebrating diversity and supporting progression in education-focused HE careers

Wonkhe

Hannah Cobb, and members of the national learning and teaching focused network, reflect on what universities can do to enhance the careers of education-focused staff The post Celebrating diversity and supporting progression in education-focused HE careers appeared first on Wonkhe.

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FAFSA submissions from high school seniors are down 27.1%

Higher Ed Dive

Concerns about possible enrollment declines are growing amid the fraught rollout of the new federal student aid form.

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Goddard College Announces Closure

Inside Higher Ed

Goddard College Announces Closure Josh Moody Wed, 04/10/2024 - 03:00 AM The small, progressive Vermont college will close at the end of the spring semester. It’s another blow to a state that has lost a number of higher ed institutions in recent years.

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It’s time to tackle all the gaps that surface in our student lifecycle data, not just the awarding gap

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Tony Moss demonstrates how attention to student outcome gaps across the whole student lifecycle sheds new light on the awarding gap The post It’s time to tackle all the gaps that surface in our student lifecycle data, not just the awarding gap appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Goddard College in Vermont to close

Higher Ed Dive

With insolvency looming, the institution moved to shutter permanently and struck a teach-out partnership with Prescott College in Arizona.

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Glenn Loury Comes Clean

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Is the public intellectual's candid memoir an act of self-reckoning or self-sabotage? By Evan Goldstein Yoon S. Byun for The Chronicle Is the public intellectual's candid memoir an act of self-reckoning or self-sabotage?

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Traction for the Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree

Inside Higher Ed

Traction for the Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Doug Lederman Fri, 04/12/2024 - 03:00 AM A group of college leaders strategize about how to design a new undergraduate experience—and get an unexpected boost from an accreditor.

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What’s in a name?

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The last few months has brought a glut of providers seeking approval for a new name. Michael Salmon and David Kernohan ask what on earth is going on The post What’s in a name? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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‘Crisis of credibility’: FAFSA rollout panned during congressional hearing

Higher Ed Dive

One financial aid expert said trust is eroding in data from the U.S. Department of Education as issues continue to plague the new form’s debut.

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What Does an A Really Mean?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

We asked professors, students, and high-school counselors. By Beckie Supiano Joan Wong for The Chronicle We asked professors, students, and high-school counselors.

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‘Game-Changing Crisis’: Lawmakers, Experts Vent FAFSA Frustrations

Inside Higher Ed

‘Game-Changing Crisis’: Lawmakers, Experts Vent FAFSA Frustrations Katherine Knott Thu, 04/11/2024 - 03:00 AM While one House committee probed the FAFSA mess Wednesday, another grilled Education Secretary Miguel Cardona about the disastrous rollout of the student-aid form.

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Here’s how the government should welcome the next generation of global talent

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Constant chopping and changing is in no-one’s interest. Anne Marie Graham sets out what a sustainable international student policy could look like The post Here’s how the government should welcome the next generation of global talent appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Dartmouth basketball vote shows unionization ‘can happen anywhere,’ attorney says

Higher Ed Dive

The Ivy League school’s saga isn’t over yet, but the potential wage-and-hour implications of the vote are vast.

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Excelencia in Education Publishes Analysis about Today's Latino College Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Latino college students are more likely to be first-generation students and less likely to leave college having earned their degrees, according to a new report from Excelencia in Education. Emily Labandera The April 2024 report uses publicly available data to provide readers with a “fundamental understanding” of who Latino students are, how they fit a “post-traditional student profile,” and the schools they are attending, said Emily Labandera, director of research at Excelencia.

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A Lost ‘Fight to Prevent State Overreach’ at Tennessee State

Inside Higher Ed

A Lost ‘Fight to Prevent State Overreach’ at Tennessee State Sara Weissman Tue, 04/09/2024 - 03:00 AM The historically Black university’s Board of Trustees has been replaced by the governor's picks.

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Podcast: Funding, disabled students, nursing

Wonkhe

This week on the podcast the Home Office has commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee to review the Graduate route visa - what could be on the cards come its conclusions in May? The post Podcast: Funding, disabled students, nursing appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Federal court blocks borrower defense rules, says legal challenge will likely succeed

Higher Ed Dive

An appellate panel wrote that the regulations upend decades of regulatory practice. But one student advocate called the ruling “exactly backwards.

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Navigating the Waves: Key Strategies for International Student Recruitment Success

HEPI

This HEPI blog was kindly authored by Vincenzo Raimo, an independent international higher education consultant and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Reading, where he previously served as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement. The questionnaire mentioned in this blog is embedded as a pdf below and can be downloaded from the website. The landscape of international student recruitment in the UK has experienced a seismic shift from a period of unexpected prosperity post-Covid, to a challen

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Full-time Faculty Raises Finally Beat Inflation … Just Barely

Inside Higher Ed

Full-time Faculty Raises Finally Beat Inflation … Just Barely Ryan Quinn Thu, 04/11/2024 - 03:00 AM With the dollar’s declining value taken into account, new data shows that real wages grew by half a percent. But pay remains well below pre-pandemic levels, and full-time women and part-timers continue to receive less than others.

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The continuing value of subject benchmark statements

Wonkhe

As the Quality Assurance Agency publishes a set of 13 refreshed subject benchmark statements, Andy Smith and Laura Sperry consider the value these documents bring to the UK sector The post The continuing value of subject benchmark statements appeared first on Wonkhe.

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This week in 5 numbers: Education Department voices concern about OPMs

Higher Ed Dive

We’re rounding up our top recent stories, from growing worries about 2U’s finances to falling FAFSA submissions from high school seniors.

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Game Changers and Change Makers: Black Publishers’ Defiant Mark on History

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

“Since the second decade of the nineteenth century, black-owned book publishing has existed in the United States, the books released by these publishing enterprises have vindicated blacks, documented black culture and history, and addressed the special concerns of black people in ways which white book publishers have not. The fascinating story of the book publishing efforts of black Americans have been largely ignored by historians.

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After FAFSA Issues, Education Department Faces ‘Crisis of Credibility’

Inside Higher Ed

After FAFSA Issues, Education Department Faces ‘Crisis of Credibility’ Katherine Knott Mon, 04/08/2024 - 03:00 AM Colleges and universities say they need more honesty and transparency from the department to rebuild their trust in the federal financial aid system.

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The latest HE-BCI data shows the limitations of the spin-out review

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James Coe takes a look at the latest HE-BCI data and asks how spin-outs fit in with other research priorities The post The latest HE-BCI data shows the limitations of the spin-out review appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Harvard University revives standardized testing requirements

Higher Ed Dive

With the reversal, the top-ranked college becomes the latest Ivy League school to shed test-optional policies for applicants.

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Scotland seeks to retain grads with new service

The PIE News

Scotland’s Migration Service has launched its first phase, providing information and advice for international students considering staying in Scotland post-graduation. “New Scots make an enormous contribution to Scotland’s society by helping grow our economy, address skills shortages and contribute to public services. They are also vital to meeting our population needs,” said Emma Roddick, Scotland’s migration, minister on the launch of the initiative.

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FAFSA Fallout on Capitol Hill

Inside Higher Ed

FAFSA Fallout on Capitol Hill Katherine Knott Wed, 04/10/2024 - 10:20 AM A House committee held its first hearing Wednesday on the disastrous launch of the new FAFSA.

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17 nuggets from the 8 February 2024 Office for Students board papers

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Everything you need to know from the latest OfS board paper drop, from David Kernohan The post 17 nuggets from the 8 February 2024 Office for Students board papers appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Final overtime rule clears White House review

Higher Ed Dive

If adopted, the Labor Department's proposal would bump the annual salary threshold that determines overtime pay eligibility from $35,568 to $55,068.

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Ninth Cohort of ELEVATE Fellows Announced

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Katina Lang-Lindsey, an assistant professor at Alabama A&M University, has been named among the newest cohort of Enriching Learning, Enhancing Visibility & Training Educators ( ELEVATE ) at the Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions. Dr. Katina Lang-Lindsey The center has announced its plans to host this ninth annual early-career faculty training program June 12-14.

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Georgia University’s Decision to Close Prison Program Prompts ‘Heartbreak’

Inside Higher Ed

Georgia University’s Decision to Close Prison Program Prompts ‘Heartbreak’ Sara Weissman Fri, 04/12/2024 - 03:00 AM Professors and students want Georgia State University to keep its college-in-prison program open. The institution’s leaders say new federal standards make it too costly to do so.

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There’s a major problem with post-pandemic nursing – and it’s students who could suffer

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The Nursing and Midwifery Council has major concerns over post-pandemic nursing standards not being met. Jim Dickinson considers the case for compensation The post There’s a major problem with post-pandemic nursing – and it’s students who could suffer appeared first on Wonkhe.

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