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Instead of Policing Students, We Need to Abolish Cheating

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The best response to ChatGPT is to pay more attention to why students cheat in the first place. By Jordan Alexander Stein Jon Krause for The Chronicle The best response to ChatGPT is to pay more attention to why students cheat in the first place.

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Is the political climate in southern states driving a faculty exodus?

Higher Ed Dive

One-third of faculty in Florida, Texas, Georgia and North Carolina said they would pursue out-of-state jobs in the coming year, AAUP found.

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A new pathway into digital education careers

Wonkhe

If you want to become a learning technologist in higher or further education, there's now an apprenticeship at level 5 that can get you there. ALT's Maren Deepwell, Helen O'Sullivan, and Billy Smith tell us more The post A new pathway into digital education careers appeared first on Wonkhe.

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A New Home for New College of Florida Émigrés

Inside Higher Ed

When conservative leaders took over Florida’s only public liberal arts institution, Hampshire College officials knew they had to help. Now they’re welcoming the first cohort of New College defectors. AMHERST, Mass., Aug. 31—Move-in day for new students at Hampshire College dawned sunny and cool, catching some arrivals from the New College of Florida by surprise.

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West Virginia U.’s Faculty Votes No Confidence in Gordon Gee

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Emma Pettit Rebecca Kiger, The New York Times, Redux Gordon Gee, president of West Virginia University The resolution, which passed 797 to 100, says the president has refused to “accept responsibility” for the institution’s financial turmoil, among other criticisms.

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Florida university system approves classical admissions test, an SAT and ACT alternative

Higher Ed Dive

The Classic Learning Test emphasizes Christian thought, prompting questions about whether the religion-infused exam fits in public higher education.

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Surveying students on sexual violence requires institutional diplomacy as well as research sensitivity

Wonkhe

Bridget Steele and David Humphreys explain that surveying students on sexual violence requires grappling not only with research ethics, but also the internal politics of institutions The post Surveying students on sexual violence requires institutional diplomacy as well as research sensitivity appeared first on Wonkhe.

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How a Virginia College Destroyed a Black Neighborhood

The Chronicle of Higher Education

How a Virginia college expanded by uprooting a Black neighborhood. By Brandi Kellam and Louis Hansen This article was co-published with ProPublica and the Virginia Center for Investigative Journalism.

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Why colleges are using algorithms to determine financial aid levels

Higher Ed Dive

The practice can help colleges optimally distribute their limited resources, but it could also cause issues for students and even create legal risk.

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Podcast: Cost of living, research security, gender based violence

Wonkhe

The Wonkhe Show is back as we look at three new reports on the cost of living for students. Is there more that universities can do as governments continue to ignore the issue? The post Podcast: Cost of living, research security, gender based violence appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Yale Reaches Agreement on Affirmative Action Case

Inside Higher Ed

Yale Reaches Agreement on Affirmative Action Case Liam Knox Thu, 09/07/2023 - 06:02 PM Students for Fair Admissions dropped its lawsuit against the university after Yale agreed to make significant changes to its admissions policies.

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Australia to boost education links with Southeast Asia in new regional plan

The PIE News

Australia has prioritised strengthening education links with Southeast Asia in its first strategy focused on the region. The new plan, launched by prime minister Anthony Albanese at the ASEAN Indo-Pacific Forum in Indonesia, sets out how Australia will deepen connections with its northern neighbours as many Southeast Asian economies experience strong economic growth.

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Growth in fintech sector spurs specialty college programs

Higher Ed Dive

Worcester Polytechnic Institute recently launched both a fintech undergraduate and graduate degree program. The university is far from the first.

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There’s still more that universities can do to get the cost of living down for students

Wonkhe

Three new reports on the way cost of living is impacting students paint a grim picture of lost opportunities. Jim Dickinson urges another push on reducing costs The post There’s still more that universities can do to get the cost of living down for students appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Grad Worker Unionization Is Booming, Even Down South

Inside Higher Ed

Grad Worker Unionization Is Booming, Even Down South Ryan Quinn Wed, 09/06/2023 - 03:00 AM Organizing is surging into private universities, and strikes have increased as well.

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NEW: 2024 College Free Speech Rankings show alarming 81% success rate of deplatforming attempts at nation’s most censorial schools

FIRE

The largest survey ever conducted of campus free speech ranks 248 colleges. Michigan Tech comes in first and the University of Virginia makes the top 10 while Harvard ranks dead last with the lowest score ever.

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University of Tennessee System to guarantee spots for top 10% of high school students

Higher Ed Dive

The policy means to entice students to attend institutions in the state, especially as college-going rates decline.

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How exactly could REF 2028 evidence research culture?

Wonkhe

REF 2028 will place increased importance on research culture – but how’s this going to work in practice? Mark Whelan digs into the nuts and bolts of assessment The post How exactly could REF 2028 evidence research culture? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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‘Highly Disruptive’: Proposed Overtime Rules Raise Concerns

Inside Higher Ed

‘Highly Disruptive’: Proposed Overtime Rules Raise Concerns Katherine Knott Wed, 09/06/2023 - 03:00 AM Salaried employees who make $55,000 or less would be eligible for overtime under the Biden administration’s new proposal. Thousands of jobs at colleges and universities could be affected.

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What Will Determine AI’s Impact on College Teaching? 5 Signs to Watch.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Beth McMurtrie Harry Campbell for The Chronicle Academics have been consumed by the technology's potential to disrupt education, but recent analyses present a more complicated picture.

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Construction turns college students’ heads from tech sector

Higher Ed Dive

As the industry ramps up outreach, the number of computer and data science majors applying to construction jobs has doubled, according to a new report.

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There’s still more that universities can do to get the cost of living down for students

Wonkhe

Three new reports on the way cost of living is impacting students paint a grim picture of lost opportunities. Jim Dickinson urges another push on reducing costs The post There’s still more that universities can do to get the cost of living down for students appeared first on Wonkhe.

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‘Pay Up or Leave,’ a University Tells Students

Inside Higher Ed

‘Pay Up or Leave,’ a University Tells Students Sara Weissman Fri, 09/08/2023 - 03:00 AM A new policy at historically Black Fisk University requires students to pay off debts of more than $1,500, get on a payment plan or leave. Students are pushing back.

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What the Public Really Thinks About Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education

College hasn't lost the argument. But The Chronicle's new national survey shows where people aren't convinced. By Eric Kelderman, with graphics by Jacqueline Elias and Brian O'Leary Illustration by The Chronicle; iStock image Americans still believe in the value of a college credential, but they aren’t convinced higher education is fulfilling its promise to society, The Chronicle's national survey shows.

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Brown University to review legacy, early decision and test-optional admissions

Higher Ed Dive

Colleges are reconsidering which applicants get priority following the Supreme Court's ban on race-conscious policies.

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Universities UK counts the cost of regulation

Wonkhe

Universities UK is agitating for a regulatory rethink. David Kernohan puts it in context The post Universities UK counts the cost of regulation appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Boosting Enrollment Against the Odds

Inside Higher Ed

The future is bleak for many small private colleges and regional public universities. But some have seen record growth in the past few years—so what’s their secret? On paper, Dominican University fits the mold of higher ed’s most endangered species: a small religious institution in the demographically challenged heart of the Midwest. In reality, not only is the college in good shape—it’s never been better.

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London unis must “foster sense of belonging”

The PIE News

London universities need to help international students foster a sense of belonging when they study in the city, as well as ease cost pressures, according to a new policy note. The Expressing the international student voice paper , which examines the experiences of overseas students studying at universities in the UK capital, was put together by London Higher and Middlesex University London from answers given at a special student roundtable.

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WVU faculty members vote no confidence in President Gordon Gee

Higher Ed Dive

They also passed a motion calling on the university to freeze ongoing academic restructuring, which includes plans to cut programs and positions.

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Higher education postcard: Studley College

Wonkhe

This week’s card from Hugh Jones’s postbag takes us to a college you’ve probably never heard of The post Higher education postcard: Studley College appeared first on Wonkhe.

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How Community College Alumni View the Value of Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed

How Community College Alumni View the Value of Higher Ed Sara Weissman Wed, 09/06/2023 - 03:00 AM Report finds fewer than half of community college alumni believe their degree helped advance their career.

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Brown University Exhibit on Mumia Abu-Jamal to Highlight American Prison System

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

An upcoming exhibition at Brown University will depict the incarcerated life of political activist Mumia Abu-Jamal, through a collection of written papers and other materials, to educate people on the realities and inequalities of the American prison system. Mumia Abu-Jamal Prison Radio “Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Portrait of Mass Incarceration” will be on display from Sept. 28 to July 2024, across multiple campus sites.

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Republicans aim to roll back new student loan income-driven repayment plan

Higher Ed Dive

GOP lawmakers are targeting the Biden administration’s SAVE plan through legislative action that enables them to rescind federal rules.

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Universities and foreign policy summer round up

Wonkhe

Universities and their approach to foreign policy has been in the news again this summer. James Coe takes a look back and sets out the international security debates that will shape the year ahead The post Universities and foreign policy summer round up appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Risks and Rewards as Higher Ed Invests in an AI Future

Inside Higher Ed

Experts urge both action and caution as institutions pour millions into artificial intelligence. The University at Albany’s $200 million AI plans. A $60 million donation to boost artificial intelligence work at Indiana University at Bloomington. Miami Dade College spending $5 million each for AI centers on two campuses.

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Technology Offers Opportunities to Boost Enrollment in Higher Education

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

As higher education institutions ramp up for a new school year, many are seeing fewer students on campus than in years past. Since the pandemic, enrollment at public four-year universities has continued to drop due to a number of factors including economic challenges, a decline in youth population and fewer international students studying in the U.S.

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Webster University sued over accusations of $75K in unpaid rent

Higher Ed Dive

The lawsuit compounds financial troubles for the private nonprofit college in Missouri.