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More Than Half of Recent 4-Year College Grads Underemployed

Inside Higher Ed

More Than Half of Recent 4-Year College Grads Underemployed Sara Weissman Thu, 02/22/2024 - 03:00 AM A new report found that many recent graduates don’t land jobs that require a degree.

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Universities should never be neutral on the social issues of the day

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Jonathan Grant traces the history of universities' role in securing social justice, arguing that neutrality on such issues undermines the sector's reputation The post Universities should never be neutral on the social issues of the day appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Employers don’t practice what they preach on skills-based hiring, report finds

Higher Ed Dive

Fewer than 1 in 700 new hires benefited from businesses dropping degree requirements, Burning Glass Institute and Harvard Business School estimated.

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Summer Programming in Higher Ed: A Roadmap for Success

MindMax

While there was once a clear divide between the academic year and summer, that’s simply no longer the case in higher education. As colleges and universities embrace the concept of a holistic year, summer programming is a vital component of their offerings. A school’s approach to strategic planning can elevate summer programming to greater importance, leading to increased stakeholder buy-in and, ultimately, more resources.

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Indiana Bill Threatens Faculty Members Who Don’t Provide ‘Intellectual Diversity’

Inside Higher Ed

Indiana Bill Threatens Faculty Members Who Don’t Provide ‘Intellectual Diversity’ Ryan Quinn Wed, 02/21/2024 - 03:00 AM One critic says a bill passed by the state Senate would mandate “a system of surveillance and political scrutiny.

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Doing academic careers differently

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How do we support academic careers that specialise in excellent teaching? For Kate Black, the emphasis should be on consistency and transparency The post Doing academic careers differently appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Pandemic learning loss could create another enrollment hurdle. What can higher ed do?

Higher Ed Dive

WICHE advised higher ed leaders to track K-12 assessment results and make a plan for getting prospective students college ready.

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Another Wave of Campus Cuts

Inside Higher Ed

Another Wave of Campus Cuts Josh Moody Tue, 02/20/2024 - 03:00 AM Numerous colleges announced or completed plans to cut academic programs or jobs in February. Many of those institutions are in the Midwest—particularly Ohio.

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Higher education’s engagement with AI will have to keep a keen eye on the world of work

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Eve Alcock, Ailsa Crum and Nick Watmough consider how higher education might gear up to prepare graduates for a new kind of labour market The post Higher education’s engagement with AI will have to keep a keen eye on the world of work appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Yale reinstates standardized test requirement for applicants

Higher Ed Dive

However, the university said students could report Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate scores as an alternative to the SAT or ACT.

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Indiana University Is Where Academic Freedom Goes to Die

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Hypocritical admins tout free speech even as they censor a Palestinian artist. By Alex Lichtenstein Hypocritical admins tout free speech even as they censor a Palestinian artist.

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The End of the Dean’s List

Inside Higher Ed

The End of the Dean’s List Johanna Alonso Tue, 02/20/2024 - 03:00 AM Two Ivy League universities recently did away with certain age-old academic honors, arguing they cause unnecessary stress and competition.

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Universities as social and cultural infrastructure

Wonkhe

Seeing universities through the lens of social and cultural infrastructure raises important questions for how they engage with their local communities. Nicola Berkley makes the case The post Universities as social and cultural infrastructure appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Idaho lawmakers push back on planned University of Phoenix acquisition

Higher Ed Dive

A proposed resolution would urge the state’s education board to reconsider greenlighting the deal and allow legislative leaders to take legal action.

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Does the SAT Really Help Colleges Find ‘Diamonds in the Rough’?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Some elite colleges say it does, but not everyone is so sure. By Francie Diep Michelle Kondrich for The Chronicle Yale University is returning to a standardized-test requirement, following in the footsteps of Dartmouth and MIT. One reason: They say it helps identify underrepresented students who might otherwise get overlooked.

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Catholic University Fires Instructor Over ‘Abortion Doula’ Speaker’s Comments

Inside Higher Ed

Catholic University Fires Instructor Over ‘Abortion Doula’ Speaker’s Comments Sara Weissman Tue, 02/20/2024 - 03:00 AM The instructor was fired after a doula spoke in her class about clients having abortions. Antiabortion activists celebrated, while academic freedom advocates were horrified.

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The sector is still often talking at cross purposes over commuter students

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Many university staff will say that their institution has a lot of commuter students – but are they all talking about the same thing? Emma Maslin defines the problem The post The sector is still often talking at cross purposes over commuter students appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Education Department: Common medical conditions have disability protections

Higher Ed Dive

The documents explain colleges and K-12 schools' Section 504 responsibilities for students with asthma, diabetes, food allergies or GERD.

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TOEIC victims pitch Post Office-inspired TV Drama

The PIE News

Victims of the UK Home Office TOEIC scandal are pitching a TV dramatisation of their story in an attempt to bring wider recognition of their ten-year fight for justice. International students wrongly accused of cheating on Home Office-approved English language tests between 2011-2014 were inspired by the success of the ITV Post Office drama, which sparked public outcry and persuaded politicians to look again at an unresolved scandal concerning the national postal service’s computer syst

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Did an N.C. State Building Sicken Scores of Occupants?

Inside Higher Ed

Did an N.C. State Building Sicken Scores of Occupants? Ryan Quinn Fri, 02/23/2024 - 03:00 AM Some current and former employees say they fear probable carcinogens in a campus building may have harmed them and students. They’re criticizing the university’s response.

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It’s time to get certain around competence

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For Deborah Johnston and Harriet Cannon, the Abrahart judgement raises questions about academic and professional competences in the curriculum that could have far-reaching implications The post It’s time to get certain around competence appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Pell Grant program faces a potential budget crisis, fiscal policy group says

Higher Ed Dive

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimated that the federal aid program could see a shortfall as high as $95 billion over the next decade.

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Indiana SB 202 Threatens Tenure, DEI, and Faculty Control of Campus

Academe Blog

By Bill V. Mullen A dangerous and broadly worded bill making faculty vulnerable to termination for not conforming to a state legislature’s definition of political diversity will likely be voted on by the Indiana state legislature on Tuesday, February 27th.

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Does Higher Ed Lead to a Living Wage? It Depends.

Inside Higher Ed

Does Higher Ed Lead to a Living Wage? It Depends. Katherine Knott Wed, 02/21/2024 - 03:00 AM A new analysis found that more than 1,000 colleges failed to meet a “generous” threshold for postgraduate earnings, raising concern about the return on investment for some students.

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Learning analytics are a part of the “what works” toolkit

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Rob Summers explains the results of UK higher education’s first large-scale randomised controlled trials of learning analytics-prompted interventions The post Learning analytics are a part of the “what works” toolkit appeared first on Wonkhe.

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This week in 5 numbers: A look at skills-based hiring

Higher Ed Dive

We’re rounding up some of our top stories from the week, from the impact of employers dropping degree requirements to another Ohio college making cuts.

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Brown at 70: Celebrating the Past, Shaping the Future

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education In the tapestry of American history, the threads of courage and resilience are woven by extraordinary individuals. This article features three such individuals: Joan Anderson, Cheryl Brown Henderson, and John Stokes. Each person has a unique story to tell about their experiences with segregation and their fight for educational justice.

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‘What Else Might Be Going On?’

Inside Higher Ed

‘What Else Might Be Going On?’ Sarah Bray Wed, 02/21/2024 - 03:00 AM It’s one question you should be asking yourself about virtually everyone you meet in your work in academe, writes Tricia Shalka.

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University commitments on fossil fuel divestment are meaningless

Wonkhe

Emma De Saram argues that universities must be bolder in refusing to work with fossil fuel companies, advocating for genuine just transitions through shared decision-making processes The post University commitments on fossil fuel divestment are meaningless appeared first on Wonkhe.

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How HBCUs are building a stronger Black teacher pipeline

Higher Ed Dive

As HBCUs produce 50% of all Black educators nationwide, a UNCF report illustrates best practices for recruitment efforts.

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When a Lesson on Diversity Goes Wrong

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Recently, yet another case of traumatic racism made the headlines. A two-year old Black girl (toddler) was fingerprinted and handcuffed by a white classmate during a play about Rosa Parks. While we often cannot know intentions, the impact of such incidence is profound. This is especially unfortunate as there are numerous cases of related forms of school-based discrimination in the U.S.

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Survey: Graduate Students Expect a Financial Return on Investment

Inside Higher Ed

Survey: Graduate Students Expect a Financial Return on Investment Ashley Mowreader Tue, 02/20/2024 - 03:00 AM A new survey finds graduate students want greater transparency about outcomes prior to enrolling in an advanced degree program.

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Academic staff on low-value contracts

Wonkhe

There are a handful of academics in the UK on contracts at very low spine points. David Kernohan tries to find them The post Academic staff on low-value contracts appeared first on Wonkhe.

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How universities can foster a global perspective in every student

Higher Ed Dive

Given the importance of global learning and study abroad programs to student development and early career outcomes, how can universities provide avenues for all students to pursue a global education?

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Canada updates on visa approval rules, exemptions to cap and access to PGWP

The PIE News

Canada’s IRCC has invited feedback from colleges and universities on a suggested provision to reduce the window of time institutions have to verify letter of acceptances to 10 days, and hence enable speedier visa processing once provincial allocations of study permits are confirmed by late March. Speaking at a regular town hall on the changes being made to the study visa system, a spokesperson also confirmed that each province and territory has now indeed received their cap allocation in l

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Turmoil Grows at Embattled California University

Inside Higher Ed

Turmoil Grows at Embattled California University Lauren.Coffey@… Thu, 02/22/2024 - 03:00 AM Since going on accreditation probation in August, the University of Antelope Valley has lost its president, replaced part of employees’ salaries with stock options and now faces an eviction.

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Podcast: Culture wars, Covid compensation, student votes

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This week on the podcast the government is planning to introduce a “quality seal” for universities on standards in addressing antisemitism. But does free speech legislation put it in jeopardy? The post Podcast: Culture wars, Covid compensation, student votes appeared first on Wonkhe.

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