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Gaining Deeper Insights into Institutional Data

Educause

The combination of LabStats and Power BI renders a complete and insightful picture of institutional data for analysis, dashboards, apps, and much more.

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Why is the government wrecking its own reforms to technical education?

Wonkhe

As demand for "gold standard" T levels atrophies in the face of news that they'll be replaced, Johnny Rich laments an obsession with killing off BTECs The post Why is the government wrecking its own reforms to technical education? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Georgia system sued over alleged underfunding of 3 public HBCUs

Higher Ed Dive

The lawsuit says poor state investment has disadvantaged Black students at these institutions and subjected them to de facto segregation.

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PLAs: How Many Credits Do You Get for Living?

MindMax

Note: This piece is part two of a multi-part blog series on alternative pathways in higher education. If you haven’t already read the first piece, you can find it here. How can schools and employers measure the value of an individual’s lived experience in the absence of a 4-year or master’s degree? What does it look like to weave continuous learning into the workflow of people’s lives?

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Why Puerto Rican For-Profits Are Exempt From New Gainful Rule

Inside Higher Ed

Why Puerto Rican For-Profits Are Exempt From New Gainful Rule Katherine Knott Fri, 10/27/2023 - 03:00 AM Nearly a third of college students in Puerto Rico attend a for-profit institution—but they won’t get the benefit of federal accountability measures.

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Who broke the student housing market?

Wonkhe

Student rents are up 15 per cent in two years. Jim Dickinson goes on the hunt for the cause to find an answer to a growing crisis The post Who broke the student housing market? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Revamping incoming students’ experience can help them academically and socially

Higher Ed Dive

A Worcester Polytechnic Institute official shares why the university recently updated its orientation, advising and physical education requirement.

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U.S. Bans Most Withholding of Transcripts

Inside Higher Ed

U.S. Bans Most Withholding of Transcripts Katherine Knott Wed, 10/25/2023 - 03:00 AM The Education Department strengthens its oversight of institutions with a sweeping set of rules finalized this week.

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Podcast: Housing, research culture, international

Wonkhe

This week on the podcast the Renter’s (Reform) Bill has been in Parliament, and there’s a report on soaring student rents The post Podcast: Housing, research culture, international appeared first on Wonkhe.

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How the new FAFSA form will affect state grants for college students

Higher Ed Dive

State aid programs may need to adapt, as they often rely on data elements from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, SHEEO said.

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The Harassment Case That Has Berkeley at a Boil

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Early on, both professors felt "uncomfortable." Then things went rapidly downhill. By Katherine Mangan Alex Williamson for The Chronicle Early on, both professors felt "uncomfortable." Then things went rapidly downhill.

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Multiple Measures, Better Outcomes

Inside Higher Ed

Multiple Measures, Better Outcomes Sara Weissman Fri, 10/27/2023 - 03:00 AM A study of tens of thousands of community college students over four and a half years shows placing students in college-level courses using multiple measures boosts academic outcomes.

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Disabled PhD students can be better supported

Wonkhe

Universities are often failing to enable Disabled doctoral students to access their education. Pete Quinn explains a new research report on what can be done to change things The post Disabled PhD students can be better supported appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Education Department unveils stricter college oversight rules

Higher Ed Dive

The regulatory package broadens the circumstances in which financially shaky colleges must offer letters of credit, among other consumer protections.

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Even With Tenure, Women Are More Likely to Leave Higher Ed

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Calli McMurray Taylor Callery for The Chronicle Women who work at less prestigious institutions and in fields outside of STEM are also more likely to quit, according to a new study.

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AI and Peer Review: Enemies or Allies?

Inside Higher Ed

AI and Peer Review: Enemies or Allies? Lauren.Coffey@… Tue, 10/24/2023 - 03:00 AM Amid bans and restrictions on their use, artificial intelligence tools are creating interest among those who see a solution to systemic peer-review woes.

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There’s much more that can be done on diversity in creative arts subjects

Wonkhe

Tamsyn Dent and Dave O’Brien set out proposals for better access and inclusion in creative education The post There’s much more that can be done on diversity in creative arts subjects appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Undergraduate enrollment rises 2.1% this fall, preliminary figures show

Higher Ed Dive

Although overall headcounts grew, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found declines in first-year students.

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Black Culture Centers are More than Bricks & Mortar

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

As a student activist, a longtime faculty member, and an administrator in higher education, I am particularly proud of two career accomplishments. One was fifty years ago at Earlham , a small Quaker liberal arts college, where I helped repurpose a college-owned house into a Black culture center. The second was twenty-five years ago at Indiana University , where I helped a large, public, research university construct a new Black culture center.

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Colleges Confounded by Flood of Borrower-Defense Claims

Inside Higher Ed

Colleges Confounded by Flood of Borrower-Defense Claims Katherine Knott Tue, 10/24/2023 - 03:00 AM The Education Department is working to clear a backlog in applications for debt relief through its borrower-defense program. Colleges aren’t sure how to respond to notifications of the claims.

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We need to decide what good research looks like

Wonkhe

Alexandra Freeman sets out the problems that lead to research results not getting published – and offers some possible solutions The post We need to decide what good research looks like appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Lesley University to lay off faculty as it phases out 4 degrees

Higher Ed Dive

Enrollment has tanked at the private Massachusetts institution, where the president has faced two no-confidence votes.

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A Science Journal Ousts Its Editor Over Pro-Palestinian Social-Media Post

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Maggie Hicks Paul Hennesy, Anadolu, Getty Images Students at the University of Central Florida demonstrate in support of Palestinians. Michael Eisen, a professor at the University of California at Berkeley, reposted a satirical piece that called attention to the number of deaths in Gaza.

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DeSantis Appoints DEI Critics to Florida University’s Board

Inside Higher Ed

DeSantis Appoints DEI Critics to Florida University’s Board Josh Moody Fri, 10/27/2023 - 03:00 AM Florida’s governor appoints five conservative trustees to the Florida Polytechnic board, a move some critics see as the start of a takeover.

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Setting the curve 2 – how can technology support institutional goals for student success?

Wonkhe

Educators are confident technology can support student success goals. Tony Moss and Keith McLay explain how that works in practice The post Setting the curve 2 – how can technology support institutional goals for student success? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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College officials considering mergers need to have sufficient resources

Higher Ed Dive

Expenses can range from merging information technology departments to updating signage — and they materialize before any gains do.

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What a Professor Learned About Academe While Working at Restaurants During His Sabbatical

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Megan Zahneis Among the revelations for Matthew Batt: Three or four shifts per week at an upscale restaurant pulled in as much as his full salary as an associate professor with tenure.

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Boom Time for Maine’s Community Colleges

Inside Higher Ed

Boom Time for Maine’s Community Colleges Liam Knox Tue, 10/24/2023 - 03:00 AM Enrollment in the state's two-year system hit an all-time high this fall, despite national declines and the state’s aging population. What’s their secret?

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Setting the curve 5 – navigating technology adoption in the academic community

Wonkhe

University staff might want to develop their use of technology but struggle to make the time. Jo Midgley and Emily McIntosh reflect on what it takes to make technology change meaningful The post Setting the curve 5 – navigating technology adoption in the academic community appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Wisconsin lawmakers seek to ban race-conscious scholarships

Higher Ed Dive

The bill’s authors cited the Supreme Court decision against race-conscious admissions in their memo, even though that ruling did not address college aid.

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UK Border Force “grills” international students on academic course content

The PIE News

International students from Africa are being grilled about the academic content of their courses at the point of entry into the UK by border force officials, a solicitor has claimed. Dele Olawanle, owner and principal solicitor of UK-based Del & Co. Solicitors told The PIE News that several students have been detained and sent back to their home countries in cases where they haven’t been able to answer questions relating to their course.

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Debt Collective Erases Nearly $10M of Morehouse College Debt

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Debt Collective, the nation’s first debtor’s union, has canceled close to $10 million in student debt for Morehouse College students. Organizers announced the collaboration with Morehouse—a Historically Black College and University for men in Atlanta—to eliminate all account balances Morehouse College had remaining in collections for the Fall 2022 term and prior.

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Universities must focus on trust when wielding power over conflict on campus

Wonkhe

Dangerous times are ahead for culture on campus. Jim Dickinson calls for caution and care when exercising power over it The post Universities must focus on trust when wielding power over conflict on campus appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Nondegree upskilling still hampered by lack of awareness

Higher Ed Dive

Of those not pursuing alternative paths, most said they would have considered them if they knew about them in the first place.

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The Sociology of Literature Comes of Age

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Two new books investigate how capitalism and culture collide. By Lee Konstantinou Getty Images Two new books investigate how capitalism and culture collide.

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Accessibility and Belonging: Cornerstones of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In our quest for a more equitable and inclusive world, we often discuss diversity and equality. These are indeed crucial elements of the equation. But we must not overlook the equally vital aspects of accessibility and belonging. These twin pillars are indispensable in the pursuit of true diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). According to disability studies scholar, Dr.

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What use are anonymous reports of sexual violence?

Wonkhe

It is widely assumed that there is little an institutions can do with anonymous reports of sexual misconduct. However, Nicola Campbell explains the many ways universities can use them to make campuses safer The post What use are anonymous reports of sexual violence? appeared first on Wonkhe.