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A Mistake to Avoid in Leadership Searches

Inside Higher Ed

A Mistake to Avoid in Leadership Searches Sarah Bray Tue, 11/07/2023 - 03:00 AM Annmarie Caño questions the pervasive view that the best candidate for a job is someone who has held the same title at another institution.

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2U and USC part ways on most online degree programs

Higher Ed Dive

The news comes after the private university has faced lawsuits over some of the offerings, including a master’s degree in social work.

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The AI generation will need more explicit preparation for graduate employment

Wonkhe

A new report from Demos and the University of London explores the impact of AI on students' future careers. Richard Brown assesses the graduate skills landscape The post The AI generation will need more explicit preparation for graduate employment appeared first on Wonkhe.

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CLO Symposium Recap: AI is the Next Step in Corporate Training

MindMax

I recently had the pleasure of attending CLO’s first in-person Symposium since the pandemic. As a CLO editorial board member, I’ve experienced 30+ Symposium events in the last 22 years, but this year’s event was special. There was a real sense of excitement and anticipation about connecting face-to-face after a few years of virtual events. Like every conference I’ve attended recently, almost every session at CLO Symposium 2023 touched on an element of AI.

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Florida Approves Controversial Anti-DEI Regulations

Inside Higher Ed

Florida Approves Controversial Anti-DEI Regulations Johanna Alonso Fri, 11/10/2023 - 03:00 AM Students expressed worry that the broad definitions of diversity and activism laid out in the regulations will severely restrict free expression on campus.

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Adjunct faculty face low pay, minimal administrative support, AFT finds

Higher Ed Dive

A new American Federation of Teachers survey documents the struggles contingent faculty face, including a lack of healthcare and job security.

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What the REF 2021 impact case studies can reveal about UK research

Wonkhe

Analysis of research impact sheds light on the many ways that UK research makes a difference. A RAND Europe research team sets out the key findings of their new study The post What the REF 2021 impact case studies can reveal about UK research appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Education Department Releases New Data on Transfer

Inside Higher Ed

Education Department Releases New Data on Transfer Sara Weissman Fri, 11/10/2023 - 03:00 AM The release of the data aims to motivate institutions to measure and improve their transfer outcomes.

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Federal judge refuses to temporarily block Florida curriculum ban

Higher Ed Dive

The DeSantis-led law, signed in May, limits professors from discussing "certain topics or presenting information in specified ways" in the classroom.

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The places that are thriving make good use of their graduates

Wonkhe

Data on the graduate premium in the UK's regions suggests some struggle to make the most of graduate-level skills. Debbie McVitty tries to work out what's going on The post The places that are thriving make good use of their graduates appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Scientists Are Scrutinizing Their Work With Francesca Gino. Here’s What They’ve Found So Far.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Stephanie M. Lee Illustration by The Chronicle; IMAGE FROM TEDXTRENTOSTUDIO, YOUTUBE One paper is reportedly being retracted as scholars evaluate more than 100 publications co-authored with the Harvard Business School professor accused of data fraud.

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HBCUs Without Presidents

Inside Higher Ed

HBCUs Without Presidents Josh Moody Fri, 11/10/2023 - 03:00 AM At least 18 four-year HBCUs lack permanent leaders. Experts say presidential turnover harms relationships with donors and alumni and undermines continuity.

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Democrats urge Education Department to ‘aggressively’ claw back discharged student loans

Higher Ed Dive

Key lawmakers said seeking money from the University of Phoenix and Ashford University would send a “warning signal” to other colleges.

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The story of working across the South Wales region on our shared civic mission

Wonkhe

Enabled by a national civic framework, universities and colleges in South Wales have formed a new civic partnership. Louise Bright celebrates the initiative The post The story of working across the South Wales region on our shared civic mission appeared first on Wonkhe.

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U. of Arizona Has a ‘Major Problem’ With Finances, Its President Says

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Calli McMurray The university says it has $240 million less in reserves than originally calculated. Financial aid will be scaled back, and the athletics department could face "draconian cuts.

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Oregon State Professor Accused of Falsely Claiming Native Ancestry

Inside Higher Ed

Oregon State Professor Accused of Falsely Claiming Native Ancestry kathryn.palmer… Tue, 11/07/2023 - 03:00 AM The Tribal Alliance Against Frauds says Qwo-Li Driskill is lying when they claim Indigenous ancestry.

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Vanderbilt University moves to settle antitrust lawsuit

Higher Ed Dive

Students sued the Nashville university and 16 other top-ranked colleges early last year, alleging they had illegally conspired on their financial aid formulas.

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Seven ways through the Overton catflap

Wonkhe

With political and economic constraints, action to benefit higher education looks unlikely this coming parliamentary year. David Kernohan searches for the small things that might make a big difference The post Seven ways through the Overton catflap appeared first on Wonkhe.

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The Ever-More-Corporate University

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Almost nothing on campus is off limits to private equity. By James Rushing Daniel Joan Wong for The Chronicle Almost nothing on campus is off limits to private equity.

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Reforming Higher Education, One Bill at a Time

Inside Higher Ed

Reforming Higher Education, One Bill at a Time Katherine Knott Thu, 11/09/2023 - 03:00 AM House Republicans want a long-overdue update to the Higher Education Act, but they favor a piecemeal approach, starting with how colleges report foreign gifts and contracts.

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In push for workers, Minnesota ends degree requirements for most state jobs

Higher Ed Dive

It joins a slew of states — including Alaska, Pennsylvania, Utah and Virginia — that have made similar moves.

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Learning to make a difference – how to bridge the gap between ideal and delivery in service learning

Wonkhe

Nine advocates for service learning reflect on why, despite its intuitive appeal, aligning student gains with social good is so difficult to get right – and some of the ways in which the sector might break new ground The post Learning to make a difference – how to bridge the gap between ideal and delivery in service learning appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Should You Turn Your Dissertation Into a Book?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

What to consider if you plan to convert your doctoral thesis into your first published book. By Rebecca Colesworthy What to consider if you plan to convert your doctoral thesis into your first published book.

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Masters interest ‘swinging away from UK’

The PIE News

Data from one of the UK’s major postgraduate recruitment specialists has recorded a decline in interest in masters opportunities in the country among prospective international students. FindAUniversity has reported that while 51% of prospective international students were searching for UK opportunities in 2022, this year it has dropped down to 30%, with competitor countries such as US, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands seeing upticks in interest.

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Columbia University suspends two pro-Palestinian student organizations

Higher Ed Dive

The Ivy League institution said it’s cutting off funding for the groups, which it accused of repeatedly flouting policies on hosting events.

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There may be serious sector problems when it comes to students and food

Wonkhe

Jim Dickinson presents polling results suggesting that students are struggling with the cost of food - and many may have eating disorders too The post There may be serious sector problems when it comes to students and food appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Can Free Graduate Tuition Boost Undergrad Enrollment?

Inside Higher Ed

Can Free Graduate Tuition Boost Undergrad Enrollment? kathryn.palmer… Mon, 11/06/2023 - 03:00 AM Starting next year, Spring Hill College will offer free graduate school tuition to freshmen who complete a bachelor’s degree at the college within four years.

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Dr. Ruth J. Simmons Takes Readers ‘Up Home’ in New Memoir

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In September, Dr. Ruth J. Simmons busily prepared to deliver the 2023 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. It was the latest on a long list of accomplishments in Simmons’ career as one of the nation’s most prominent Black women in higher education. Dr. Ruth J.

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Judge signs off on $1.25M settlement for former Mills College students

Higher Ed Dive

Plaintiffs alleged the now-closed institution misled them about academic options when it was being absorbed by Northeastern University.

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Which evaluation measures should providers pick to boost access and participation?

Wonkhe

Billy Wong and Lydia Fletcher discuss how universities can prove that their mitigations to access and participation risks will work The post Which evaluation measures should providers pick to boost access and participation? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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House Democrats, Republicans Spar Over Antisemitism on Campus

Inside Higher Ed

House Democrats, Republicans Spar Over Antisemitism on Campus Johanna Alonso Thu, 11/09/2023 - 03:00 AM In a wide-ranging discussion, lawmakers questioned witnesses about the source of antisemitism and the best way to support students facing hate on campus.

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Decolonizing Anthropology  — Or Racializing It?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

How narrow political orthodoxies took over the field. By David Stoll Christophe Vorlet for The Chronicle How narrow political orthodoxies took over the field.

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Bradley University looks to cut over 20 programs and 68 faculty positions

Higher Ed Dive

The move comes after the president of the Illinois private nonprofit announced a $13 million budget shortfall.

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What lies behind student satisfaction differences by characteristic?

Wonkhe

Who is more or less likely to feel free to express themselves on campus? Jim Dickinson goes searching for reasons and theories of change The post What lies behind student satisfaction differences by characteristic? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Study: Women in STEM Receive More Job Offers Than Men After Career Services Use

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Women pursuing careers in technical fields can benefit from campus career services, according to a joint study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and Cornell Tech initiative Break Through Tech. Dr. Judith Spitz The study, " The Impact of Career Services on Women Pursuing Tech Careers ", examines the current landscape for women pursuing careers in technical fields and how to improve said landscape.

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2U, USC Curtail Online Partnership

Inside Higher Ed

2U, USC Curtail Online Partnership Doug Lederman Thu, 11/09/2023 - 05:23 PM Southern California and the online program manager will part ways on master’s degrees that became a target of scrutiny because of their high price.

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House committee advances bill to tighten colleges’ foreign gift reporting mandates

Higher Ed Dive

Democrats condemned the plan, which would require institutions to report foreign donations of $50,000 or more to the Education Department.