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Enrollment is complicated, redux

Higher Ed Data Stories

Enrollment, as I like to say, is complicated. But that never stopped anyone from asking a question like, "How does enrollment look?" To help answer, I downloaded IPEDS data of enrollment from 2009 to 2022, breaking it out by full-time and part-time, graduate and undergraduate, and gender, and put it into three different views, below, using the tabs across the top.

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Jo Phoenix wins tribunal case against the Open University

Wonkhe

A gender-critical academic has won a tribunal case against the OU, finding discrimination, harassment and constructive dismissal. Jim Dickinson explains the judgement The post Jo Phoenix wins tribunal case against the Open University appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Penn State plans nearly $100 million in cuts for FY26 budget

Higher Ed Dive

Officials said the plan is meant to right the university’s finances as it grapples with enrollment declines and long-term budgetary challenges.

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What Removing Sociology as a Core-Course Option Means for Florida's Students

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Professors worry fewer of them will find their way into the discipline. By Beckie Supiano Joan Wong for the Chronicle, photos from iStock The discipline has been “hijacked by left-wing activists,” according to the state’s education commissioner. Professors say their field has been unfairly targeted.

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Western Oregon University Adopts New Grading System

Inside Higher Ed

Western Oregon University Adopts New Grading System jessica.blake@… Thu, 01/25/2024 - 03:00 AM D and F grades will be replaced with “no credit” and will not affect students’ GPAs. University leaders say it will raise retention rates; critics say it may lower academic rigor and lead to grade inflation.

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Caution is needed around generative AI, especially when work-based learning is involved

Wonkhe

Questions of confidentiality and intellectual property relating to generative AI are still in their infancy. Stuart Nicholson, Beverly Gibbs and Manajit Chakraborty think through the issues when students are working with industry The post Caution is needed around generative AI, especially when work-based learning is involved appeared first on Wonkhe.

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3 takeaways from final fall 2023 enrollment counts

Higher Ed Dive

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center offered insights into shifting enrollment trends at community colleges and HBCUs.

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Should Departments Make Political Statements?

Inside Higher Ed

Should Departments Make Political Statements? Sara Weissman Fri, 01/26/2024 - 03:00 AM The University of California is considering a policy to limit “personal or collective opinions” on department websites. Some say it violates academic freedom.

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Taking partnerships seriously at the outset could have avoided a franchising furore

Wonkhe

Much of the higher education sector relies on partnership relationships. Alex Proudfoot argues that lax regulation of franchised provision is in nobody's interests except fraudsters The post Taking partnerships seriously at the outset could have avoided a franchising furore appeared first on Wonkhe.

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New FAFSA will now be adjusted for inflation, Education Department says

Higher Ed Dive

The head of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators voiced concerns the change will further delay financial aid offers.

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How to Treat Your Visiting Professors

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Ten steps that departments could take, at zero or minimal cost, to extend basic collegiality to their contingent colleagues. By Bret C. Devereaux Ten steps that departments could take, at zero or minimal cost, to extend basic collegiality to their contingent colleagues.

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Republicans Focus on Affordability, Accountability in Higher Ed Overhaul

Inside Higher Ed

Republicans Focus on Affordability, Accountability in Higher Ed Overhaul Katherine Knott Thu, 01/25/2024 - 03:00 AM The wide-ranging College Cost Reduction Act suggests there’s an emerging bipartisan consensus on what needs fixing in higher education.

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Cultures of university governance need urgent attention

Wonkhe

Steven Jones reports on new research for the Council for the Defence of British Universities revealing the wrong kind of compliance culture in some governing bodies The post Cultures of university governance need urgent attention appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Judge greenlights whistleblower lawsuit against Colorado Technical

Higher Ed Dive

The complaint alleges that the for-profit failed to provide students with the number of learning hours needed to meet federal financial aid requirements.

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Report: Biden SAVE Plan May Increase Likelihood of Homeownership for Borrowers

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Under the Biden-Harris administration’s student loan SAVE repayment plan, low- to moderate-income borrowers may be able to not only save more money, but also have an easier time owning homes for themselves, according to a joint report from the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) and the California Policy Lab (CPL). Christelle Bamona Center for Responsible Lending The Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) plan is an income-driven repayment (IDR) plan meant to reduce the monthly payments that bor

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Enrollments Rise After Pandemic-Related Declines

Inside Higher Ed

Undergraduate enrollment is up again, according to new data. Community colleges focused on vocational training in particular made major gains last fall. Undergraduate enrollment rose in fall 2023 for the first time since the pandemic, according to the latest report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The report, released today, found that undergraduate enrollment grew 1.2 percent in fall 2023 compared to the prior year, adding roughly 176,000 students to college enrollment r

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Policymakers need to realise that financial turbulence in higher education will hurt the whole nation

Wonkhe

Shân Wareing calls on the higher education sector to make sure MPs appreciate the public consequences of a decline in international students The post Policymakers need to realise that financial turbulence in higher education will hurt the whole nation appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Pennsylvania governor pitches higher ed system overhaul, college affordability initiatives

Higher Ed Dive

Gov. Josh Shapiro wants to unite the state’s university system and community colleges, as well as reduce college costs for low- and moderate-income families.

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The Value of Higher Education in Developed Economies

HEPI

T his HEPI blog was authored by Vivienne Stern, Chief Executive of Universities UK, as an adaption of a speech she gave in response to a lecture by the Hon. Mathias Cormann, Secretary General of the OECD, on the value of higher education in developed countries. Just over a month ago, our Prime Minister, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak, made a statement in his speech to the Conservative party conference.

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How Many Casualties Would a Plagiarism War Produce?

Inside Higher Ed

How Many Casualties Would a Plagiarism War Produce? Ryan Quinn Mon, 01/22/2024 - 03:00 AM If conservatives and liberals start scouring their opponents’ academic publications for stolen ideas or phrases, nobody—even plagiarism experts—knows how much grist they will find.

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We could change the governors, we could change the governance

Wonkhe

Reflecting on a report that reveals the "wrong kind of compliance culture" in some university governing bodies, Jim Dickinson identifies culture and practice around the table that could help The post We could change the governors, we could change the governance appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Penn’s legacy admissions under investigation by Education Department

Higher Ed Dive

The agency is determining whether legacy preferences constitute racial discrimination — a probe similar to one opened at Harvard.

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HBCUs: Catalysts for Economic Empowerment and Community Growth

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

For over 150 years, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have not only been sites of academic excellence but also powerful economic engines in their local and regional communities, leaving a lasting mark on the nation's landscape. Beyond classrooms and campuses, the impact of HBCUs resonates in various economic and community development initiatives that transcend traditional education boundaries, fostering job growth, workforce development, and training opportunities.

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More Settlements in Financial Aid Antitrust Lawsuit

Inside Higher Ed

More Settlements in Financial Aid Antitrust Lawsuit Josh Moody Tue, 01/23/2024 - 10:03 AM The latest agreements mean eight of 17 universities sued for colluding over financial aid have settled. The known settlement amounts add up to more than $151 million.

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Nobody has any idea what proper postgraduate funding should look like

Wonkhe

With changes to the Welsh model of postgraduate funding, there is no longer a UK approach that takes the cost of study into account. Mark Bennett asks why The post Nobody has any idea what proper postgraduate funding should look like appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Business as a change agent for higher education

Higher Ed Dive

Partnerships between businesses and higher education hold the key to pushing through the growing skepticism around the lasting value of a college degree.

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N.C. A&T Celebrates 64th Anniversary of A&T Four’s Historic Sit-In

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The 64th Sit-In Anniversary Breakfast and Wreath Laying is set for Feb. 1. The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University community will gather at the North Carolina A&T Alumni-Foundation Event Center to celebrate the legacy of four A&T freshmen who were keystones in the civil rights movement in 1960 during their sit-in at the downtown Greensboro Woolworth’s lunch counter.

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Dying to Be Heard?

Inside Higher Ed

Dying to Be Heard? Elizabeth Redden Mon, 01/22/2024 - 03:00 AM Leah P. Hollis writes of the need to address workplace bullying after the tragic death of Antoinette Candia-Bailey. Byline(s) Leah P.

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Time is running out to make it easier for students to register to vote

Wonkhe

A general election is coming - but it could be at an awkward time. Bess Mayhew and Paul Greatrix discuss the easy way to ensure students are registered to vote The post Time is running out to make it easier for students to register to vote appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Utah lawmakers pass bill banning DEI at public colleges

Higher Ed Dive

State Republicans fast-tracked the legislation, which would bar diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Gov. Spencer Cox is expected to sign it into law.

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Canada caps study permits at 360,000

The PIE News

Canada will decrease the number of study permits it issues to international students to approximately 360,000 in 2024, the federal government announced on Monday. This will equate to a 35% fall in the number of study permits issued to new arrivals, compared to 2023 levels. The bold move will have major ramifications for stakeholders in the country – and especially hit colleges hard if they are operating under a curriculum licensing agreement with a public college – since no access t

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Data Science Major Takes Off

Inside Higher Ed

Data Science Major Takes Off Lauren.Coffey@… Thu, 01/25/2024 - 03:00 AM Colleges are leaning into data science majors as workforce demand rises and the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded for the specialty skyrockets.

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There are too many student reps in this country. And also not enough

Wonkhe

Is "partnership" with students an unaffordable luxury for them and their university in an age of HE austerity and massified standardisation? Jim Dickinson is off for a Twix The post There are too many student reps in this country. And also not enough appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Republican lawmakers call for probe into FAFSA rollout

Higher Ed Dive

The group, led by Rep. Virginia Foxx and Sen. Bill Cassidy, wants a federal watchdog to investigate the Education Department’s debut of the new form.

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Advising, Counseling, Mentoring and Teaching Black Males in Secondary and Postsecondary Settings

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

We and many others have written about how Black males are the most disenfranchised students in our nation’s schools. Schools as a mirror of society are often hostile to Black males. With this in mind, we (Hines and Fletcher) compiled the collection of readings by prominent scholars, as described herein. Dr. Erik M. Hines Our co-edited book, Black Males in Secondary and Postsecondary Education: Teaching, Mentoring, Advising and Counseling, is one of the most comprehensive textbooks on Black males

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Campus Tensions Over Gaza Extend to ‘Spirit Rocks’

Inside Higher Ed

Campus Tensions Over Gaza Extend to ‘Spirit Rocks’ Johanna Alonso Tue, 01/23/2024 - 03:00 AM UT Dallas students have long had free rein to paint messages on spirit rocks. Dueling graffiti about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict prompted officials to intervene.

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Podcast: Inspections, Jo Phoenix tribunal, governance

Wonkhe

This week on the podcast OfS has published more inspection reports into Business and Management provision in universities. Is the process and focus right? The post Podcast: Inspections, Jo Phoenix tribunal, governance appeared first on Wonkhe.