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Short courses shouldn’t need to be stackable

Wonkhe

The sector already offers professional and vocational courses that learners and employers value. Why exclude them from the lifelong loan entitlement? asks Martin Lowe The post Short courses shouldn’t need to be stackable appeared first on Wonkhe.

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USC graduates sue over online social work program, alleging false advertising

Higher Ed Dive

The beleaguered program, run with 2U, was misrepresented as being the same quality as the in-person version, a newly filed class-action lawsuit said.

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Nurturing student learning and motivation through the application of cognitive science

Deans for Impact

Nicole McNeil remembers the moment well: she had just begun a tutoring relationship with a student in a local elementary school, when a teacher mistook McNeil for a social worker. “The teacher informed me that this student was facing behavioral challenges in the classroom and assumed I had arrived to address those issues,” she recalls. But by using principles of cognitive science to support his learning, she experienced a different version of the student: he was joyful, deeply engaged in their o

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Statehouses' Targeting of Diversity and Tenure Is Starting to Scare Away Faculty Job Candidates

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Megan Zahneis Applications are down, and some prospective professors are rejecting job offers even if they don't have others in hand, say union representatives in Florida and Texas.

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Make it make sense – understanding England’s system of student finance

Wonkhe

How can lower interest rates and frozen fees lead to graduates paying more? Jim Dickinson worries about public understanding of England's fee system - and needs your help The post Make it make sense – understanding England’s system of student finance appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Education Department calls on colleges to stop asking about applicants’ criminal histories

Higher Ed Dive

The recommendation came in a wide-ranging report about how colleges can better support students who were formerly incarcerated.

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A Framework for Developing an Institutional Digital Learning Strategy

Educause

The Digital Learning Strategy Guide can help institutions develop a robust, flexible, and personalized framework for a digital learning strategy informed by digital transformation.

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Top shelf! – ranking university spirits

Wonkhe

Registrarism returns with an essential ranking of university-branded whiskeys and gins The post Top shelf! – ranking university spirits appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Higher ed can help more young adults get good jobs by age 30, report finds

Higher Ed Dive

Georgetown University researchers outline educational and professional milestones that could substantially improve workforce outcomes.

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Great Expectations: Myth and the Student Experience

HEPI

This HEPI blog was kindly authored by Jon Down , Director of Development and Ellie Garraway , CEO, of Grit Breakthrough Programmes. Grit delivers intensive personal development and coaching programmes in universities across the UK. In his recent HEPI blog, Leo Hanna outlined the dangers of students’ expectations not matching up to reality: wasted opportunities for non-continuing students, lost revenue and reputational harm to institutions.

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How Instructional Technology Is Impacting Higher Education

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

The way we teach has undergone a massive shift in the past three years. When the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated trends toward remote instruction, asynchronous learning and more, classrooms were inundated with new technologies that were intended to help. The sudden push forced higher education institutions sometimes reticent instructors to adopt these tools to facilitate teaching and learning whether they were in the classroom or not.

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The transformative agreement is dead, long live the transformed agreement

Wonkhe

A new sector agreement with Springer Nature reminds Libby Homer that we all have a duty to seek value for money in research publishing The post The transformative agreement is dead, long live the transformed agreement appeared first on Wonkhe.

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How colleges are trying to prevent the next mass shooting

Higher Ed Dive

Institutions like Michigan State University are trying to better secure their campus and train students. But there’s no one-size-fits-all fix, experts say.

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The Necessary Imagination: a new educational dialectic

HEPI

This HEPI blog was kindly authored by Professor Andy Salmon – Pro-Vice Chancellor External, Bath Spa University ‘The imagination loses vitality as it ceases to adhere to what is real.’ Wallace Stevens, The Necessary Angel: Essays on Reality and the Imagination This short article is designed to provoke thought. Using the century old ideas of the Surrealists I will argue that, like them in the 1920s and 1930s, we stand on the edge of an educational revolution that requires radical new shape

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How to Design Online Classes for Higher Engagement and Retention

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

It’s no secret that attracting students in higher education is becoming more competitive. As costs continue to rise and economic patterns become unpredictable, students are more discerning about what they are getting in return for their money. Many student decisions likely will come down to universities offering more engaging learning experiences, something that online programs need to think about.

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The quiet death of hanging out

Wonkhe

Unless we take deliberate steps to preserve time for doing nothing it will become a luxury afforded to only the best off, argues James Coe The post The quiet death of hanging out appeared first on Wonkhe.

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College students still struggling to stay enrolled, Gallup research finds

Higher Ed Dive

More than 40% of surveyed students said they’d considered stopping out of their programs in a six-month period.

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Supporting Your Social Media Manager in an Impossible Job

Campus Sonar

Your campus social media manager’s job is never done. They’re on call 24/7, very few people understand exactly what they do all day, and their talent and expertise are regularly dismissed by colleagues and the general public. Often they’re not appropriately compensated for their skills, overtime hours, and the comments and DMs they monitor and respond to may hurt personally even if they're not meant for them.

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Howard University Wins $4 Million to Create Programs to Bolster Health Equity Journalism at HBCUs

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Howard University’s Center for Journalism & Democracy (CJD) has won a $4 million award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to create academic and applied research programs with the goal of bolstering health equity journalism at HBCUs. The award – applied over three years – will go towards The RWJF Investigative Journalism for Health Equity Project , which aims to support programming about teaching, research, and reporting on root causes of racial health disparities in the U.S.

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Students need to be treated like partners, not pawns

Wonkhe

What should students' relationship with the higher education regulator be like - and what should it focus on in their interests? Mack Marshall and Rania Regaieg reflect on a morning discussing student rights and power The post Students need to be treated like partners, not pawns appeared first on Wonkhe.

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‘Stigma is still killing students’: Inside a student-driven program to prevent HIV at HBCUs

Higher Ed Dive

The Human Rights Campaign is wrapping up the first year of its HIV and PrEP education program designed specifically for Black students.

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Big Oil Helped Shape Stanford’s Latest Climate-Research Focus

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Stephanie M. Lee Illustration by The Chronicle The university’s sustainability school chose greenhouse-gas removal after input from fossil-fuel executives. Critics say the industry’s involvement is cause for concern.

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Jisc report explores international students’ digital experience

The PIE News

Higher education leaders and those working in international strategic planning should integrate international strategies with digital transformation strategies, according to a recent report from Jisc. The report seeks to highlight “alternative perspectives” and consider issues that might impact the digital experience of international students in the UK.

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How to become a perfect student

Wonkhe

What are the characteristics that students think are important - and are these different to those valued by academic staff? Billy Wong explains the ideal student The post How to become a perfect student appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Education Department guidance could harm colleges that rely on OPMs, Moody’s says

Higher Ed Dive

Analysts said colleges like Arkansas State University that heavily depend on these vendors would face greater administrative burdens and expenses.

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Improving Data Analytics in Higher Education Requires Collaboration

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Higher education has a data problem. Every day, we generate massive amounts of data across the institution, which has the potential to inspire meaningful change. However, we often don’t leverage it efficiently or effectively. However, we’re often not using it efficiently or effectively. According to an EDUCAUSE QuickPoll, 58 percent of higher education leaders do not believe the current structure of data functions at their institutions is ideal for meeting the data and analytics needs of their i

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UCB voted top UK international uni at WUSCAs

The PIE News

University College Birmingham was voted the UK’s top international university in this year’s Whatuni Student Choice Awards. With Nottingham Trent University scooping the University of the Year at the 2023 awards, UCB was recognised in the international category – with the awards voted for by over 35,000 verified student reviews at 240+ higher education institutions across the country. “These awards showcase the quality of higher education in the UK and its creativity, resilienc

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Higher education postcard: Trinity College, Cambridge

Wonkhe

This week’s card from Hugh Jones’s postbag takes us to a college of kings, but not King’s College The post Higher education postcard: Trinity College, Cambridge appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Almost 300 colleges still have open seats for fall 2023

Higher Ed Dive

Admissions group NACAC has published an annual database of open slots after the May 1 decision deadline.

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Q&A: Michelle Pacansky-Brock Humanizes Asynchronous Learning

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

What if online learning felt as warm and welcoming as a classroom? EdTech spoke to Michelle Pacansky-Brock, faculty mentor for online teaching and learning with the Foothill-De Anza Community College District and lead researcher on a California Learning Lab grant project, about her two decades of experience in making her own asynchronous internet-based classrooms engaging and effective, and how she supports faculty who want to follow her lead.

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Administrators' Hysterical Response to Campus Controversy

The Chronicle of Higher Education

When leaders usurp faculty expertise with kitsch social justice, students suffer. By Elise Archias and Blake Stimson Illlustration by The Chronicle, Getty Images When leaders usurp faculty expertise with kitsch social justice, students suffer.

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Starmer and fees, PGRs, fundraising, graduate outcomes

Wonkhe

This week on the podcast Keir Starmer has U-turned over student fees and finance - but what should Labour’s policy be if not free education? The post Starmer and fees, PGRs, fundraising, graduate outcomes appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Idaho board bans diversity statements in 4-year public college hiring

Higher Ed Dive

The state’s education board stressed it still wants to “create and nurture a safe, welcoming and dynamic learning environment” for students.

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Seton Hall University Students Protest Alleged Lack of Support for Africana Studies Program

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dozens of Seton Hall University students and supporters staged a sit-in at Presidents Hall on campus last week to protest the school’s alleged lack of support for its Africana Studies program, NJ.com reported. Protestors said the program has no tenured professors and that it was impossible to complete majors or minors in it. The students are demanding that the school hire three or four full-time professors; restore the Africana Studies Department by next spring; appoint a full-time tenured progr

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Institution taking steps to alleviate safety concerns on US campuses

The PIE News

On February 13 of this year, three students were killed and another five were injured in a shooting on the Michigan State University East Lansing campus. The US reached 100 mass shooting incidents in just 64 days this year, with a 75% increase in the number of people killed during this period. Stakeholders have previously suggested that gun violence is correlated with the increasing concerns of international students studying abroad in the US.

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What ever happened to Corbyn’s youthquake?

Wonkhe

New polling from HEPI suggests that some students have deserted Labour - but they're not running into the arms of the Conservatives. Jim Dickinson runs the numbers. The post What ever happened to Corbyn’s youthquake? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Instructure’s first-quarter revenue climbs 13.6% as Canvas gains market share

Higher Ed Dive

Steve Daly, the company’s CEO, said the learning management system provider still has room to grow in the North American higher education sector.