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How to Keep Students Engaged

Today's Learner

Reading Time: 3 minutes Caleb Jud is a Business Development Specialist at Cengage who enjoys cooking, gardening, and lapidary—making rocks nice and shiny! “Anyone….? Anyone…? Bueller…? Bueller…?” We’ve all encountered an instructor like Ferris Bueller’s Mr. Lorensax —the kind that lectured their class from start to finish, regardless of reception.

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Level 3 results are a lightning rod for anxiety about the status of university

Wonkhe

Debbie McVitty argues that doomful media stories about the state of universities reflect wider cultural angst The post Level 3 results are a lightning rod for anxiety about the status of university appeared first on Wonkhe.

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WVU must involve faculty when making academic cuts, AAUP says

Higher Ed Dive

The organization criticized a lack of faculty input in the university's decision-making and urged leadership to affirm its dedication to shared governance.

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Police seek to end to out-of-control college parties near UC’s campus

University Business

A party on Flora Street last weekend quickly turned to chaos when police said four people were shot. Just prior to this shooting, the Cincinnati Police Department (CPD) said officers were in the area to address a large crowd. Multiple people were detained, and arrests were made “for other involvement,” CPD said. University of Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said police understand college parties are going to happen.

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Mastering Your Mindset

Inside Higher Ed

Are you truly a Ph.D. student or just an imposter? If you are feeling as if you’re the latter, Deepa Aravind offers recommendations. Imagine this: You are a doctoral student, working hard to make meaningful contributions to your field. But deep down, you cannot help feeling that you are just pretending to be competent, fearing that others will discover you are an imposter.

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REF 2028 mustn’t forget about research outputs

Wonkhe

The research assessment exercise looks set to increase emphasis on measuring processes, systems and culture. David Duncan and Chris Pearce have concerns The post REF 2028 mustn’t forget about research outputs appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Are faith-based colleges in trouble? It depends.

Higher Ed Dive

Recent closures of religiously affiliated colleges have raised alarm, but these institutions can be under vastly different enrollment and financial pressures.

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How empowering first-generation students with success coaches builds equity

University Business

First-generation college students often grapple with daunting financial hurdles that set them apart from their peers who hail from families with a tradition of higher education and corresponding wealth accumulation. Why does this chasm exist between these two student groups? The answer lies buried in the unequal availability of pivotal resources such as familial support structures, alumni networks and generational wealth.

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There’s more than one way to get a place on your dream course

Wonkhe

You don't need stellar A level grades to land the university place you were hoping for. David Kernohan has the receipts The post There’s more than one way to get a place on your dream course appeared first on Wonkhe.

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The week in numbers: A public flagship braces for heavy cuts

Higher Ed Dive

We’re recapping five of the week’s biggest stories, from austerity measures at West Virginia University to a survey capturing trends in online teaching.

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WVU's Cuts: A Threat to Digital Age Justice?

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The current budget crisis at West Virginia University (WVU) underscores the vital role of education in safeguarding justice in the digital age. As hubs for the development of cutting-edge technology and the molding of critical thinkers who drive progressive change, institutions of higher learning are indispensable. When these institutions face threats, the effects ripple throughout society.

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LAWSUIT: FIRE sues to stop California from forcing professors to teach DEI

FIRE

The California Community Colleges’ regulations force professors within the California Community College system to espouse controversial views about “diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Let’s stop putting students in boxes over admissions

Wonkhe

Exam results season shouldn’t be framed as one group of students against another. For Ruth Valentine, we need to recognise the individuals who together make up the university community The post Let’s stop putting students in boxes over admissions appeared first on Wonkhe.

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University of Chicago to pay $13.5M to settle allegations of financial aid price-fixing

Higher Ed Dive

The institution, one of 17 named in a class-action lawsuit, will also provide documents that are expected to help the case against the other colleges.

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Scholars See Dangerous Precedent in West Virginia U.’s Plan to Cut Foreign Languages

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Emma Pettit Illustration by The Chronicle The provost's office recommended dissolving the world-languages department. Critics of the decision say the flagship is abandoning its responsibility to the state.

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HBCUs: Beacons of Opportunity

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are safe spaces for personal development. Attending HBCUs provide intentional, intrusive, and focused resources dedicated to its students’ academic success and mental well-being. HBCUs expose students to experiences that can’t be imitated, accepting students as they are—nurturing and inspiring the whole person for academic and career readiness.

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A level results and Clearing, 2023

Wonkhe

All the numbers you need from this year's A level results day. We've put university admissions and A level results in context The post A level results and Clearing, 2023 appeared first on Wonkhe.

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New College group sues Florida over law restricting instruction

Higher Ed Dive

The coalition alleges the state's ban on teaching certain subjects has chilled free speech on public campuses and infringes on individual rights.

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Classroom Modernization Projects Support HyFlex Learning

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Colleges and universities adapted quickly to educational challenges during the pandemic. They subscribed to collaboration tools to support online classes and upgraded in-classroom technology to enable hybrid or HyFlex learning, which was important when students returned to campus. Now, more than three years later, many institutions have discovered that students want the flexibility and convenience of these different learning modalities to become permanent fixtures, prompting schools to further i

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Howard University Takes Affirmative Step, All HBCUs Need More Support

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In June, as the nation’s highest court handed down a predictable and yet devastating ruling striking down the use of affirmative action in college admissions, the Center for Journalism & Democracy announced its inaugural Visiting Professorship for Investigative or Data Journalism at Howard University. Here is why this matters. Nikole Hannah-Jones When the U.S.

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We must not dodge financial equity for flexible learning

Wonkhe

Unless you're full time and on-campus, student finance policy pretends you don't exist. Gareth Jones and Margaret Greenaway make the case for support for flexible learning The post We must not dodge financial equity for flexible learning appeared first on Wonkhe.

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SUNY Potsdam plans to phase out 4 academic programs amid $9M deficit

Higher Ed Dive

The leader of the university’s faculty senate recently told colleagues to prepare for cuts “of an order beyond anything we have seen.

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Chaos at New College of Florida

Inside Higher Ed

With the start of the semester two weeks away, students are grappling with absent professors, canceled classes and severe housing woes. When a committee of the New College of Florida Board of Trustees met in July, a whopping 36 faculty members had already left since Florida Governor Ron DeSantis initiated a conservative restructuring of the institution in January.

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College Affordability Still Out of Reach for Students with Lowest Incomes, Students of Color

IHEP

IHEP analysis of n ew f ederal d ata s how stark disparities in unmet need By: Marián Vargas and Kim Dancy In today’s rapidly evolving higher education landscape, high-quality postsecondary data can provide critical insights that inform decision-making and advance equitable outcomes. New IHEP analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Education’s 2019-20 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS:20) underscores a disconcerting reality: most students face a gap between what their

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HBCU Medical Schools Growing in Number

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Now there are four — and two more are on the way. For the first time in nearly 50 years, the number of Black medical schools in the country is growing. The fourth and newest, an independent four-year medical program at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) in Los Angeles, opened in early July with 60 students. CDU joins Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, the Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta

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Lawmakers urge Education Department to help end legacy and donor admissions

Higher Ed Dive

A trio of prominent senators called on Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to take steps like aggressively pursuing complaints against the practice.

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WalletHub’s top 25 community colleges and 10 best state systems

University Business

Community colleges’ ease of access, relatively low cost and opportunities for under-resourced students, coupled with their high dropout rates and spotty record of upward transfers , have given higher education’s underdog a mercurial reputation. However, with a quarter of Gen Z students between 14 and 18 c onsidering community college, and less than half believing they need four years of postsecondary education to be successful, its potential for higher demand is probable.

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10 Ways Artificial Intelligence I?s Transforming Instructional Design

Educause

Artificial intelligence (AI) is providing instructors and course designers with an incredible array of new tools and techniques to improve the course design and development process. However, the intersection of AI and content creation is not new.

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Rutgers Newark Chancellor Dr. Nancy Cantor to Step Down in 2024, Prompts Calls to Keep Her in Role

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Rutgers University Newark Chancellor Dr. Nancy Cantor will step down at the end of her contract Summer 2024, a move that ends a 10-year run and that has been met with surprise and opposition, NorthJersey.com reported. Dr. Nancy Cantor Cantor, who was chancellor for two terms, will not have her contract renewed in June next year by Rutgers President Dr.

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Two-thirds of colleges are adding online programs, survey finds

Higher Ed Dive

The annual CHLOE report tracks changing student demand for virtual education and how institutions are adapting their offerings in response.

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Institutions are blending K12 and higher ed to improve student equity. Here’s how

University Business

Colleges and K12 institutions have long attempted to forge partnerships to make higher education attainable for more students, such as dual enrollment. With affirmative action ending, blurring the line between both entities seems more critical than ever; higher education needs assurance the student body they are receiving is as diverse as it is prepared.

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A Generative AI Primer

Educause

Understanding the current state of technology requires understanding its origins. This reading list provides sources relevant to the form of generative AI that led to natural language processing (NLP) models such as ChatGPT.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Are Almost Gone

Inside Higher Ed

Going into the 2021-2022 academic year, hundreds of U.S. colleges and universities mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for students, which had been released the previous December and gradually become accessible to the public.

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Tennessee State University president to resign in spring 2024

Higher Ed Dive

Glenda Glover has been the HBCU’s leader since 2013 and seen it through issues like the state shortchanging the institution on public funding.

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CAMACIA SMITH-ROSS

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Camacia Smith-Ross Camacia Smith-Ross has been named chief of staff at Southern University New Orleans. Smith-Ross has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Southern University in Baton Rouge, a master’s in urban education and leadership from the University of New Orleans, and an Ed.D. in organizational leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

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Biden Administration Offers Guidance to Promote Campus Diversity After Court Ruling

Insight Into Diversity

On Monday, the Biden administration issued new guidelines for colleges and universities on how they can legally promote racial diversity on their campuses in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s June decision to ban affirmative action in college admissions. At a press briefing, Education Secretary Miguel Cardona emphasized that the administration is still committed to supporting campus diversity, even in light of the ruling.

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Bridging the Gap: Overcoming Barriers in Higher Ed for Students with Disabilities including Neurodivergent Learners

Faculty Focus

“A disability may be the result of combinations of impairments and environmental barriers , such as attitudinal barriers, inaccessible information, an inaccessible built environment or other barriers that affect people’s full participation in society [i].” In the current learning environment, students with disabilities encounter significant challenges due to the lack of inclusivity and accessibility in the education system.