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Learn Always: The Power of Saying, “I Don’t Know”

MindMax

Here’s an interesting story… MindMax came in second in an RFP selection, and we didn’t get the business. But then, a year later, something surprising happened. The school got back in touch and wanted to work with us. When we asked for feedback on why they didn’t choose us in the first place, the answer was intriguing. The school initially selected an alternative higher education marketing company that provided a detailed roadmap to guaranteed success.

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Not everyone can afford open access monographs

Wonkhe

Adding requirements for open access books and chapters to REF will massively increase costs - and there is no additional funding to cover these. Dawn Hibbert asks for a rethink The post Not everyone can afford open access monographs appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Private college discount rates for first-year students, 2021

Higher Ed Data Stories

Before we begin, here is what this post does not do: It will generally not tell you where you can get low tuition, with a very few exceptions. And when it does, it won't be at one of "those" colleges. It will not tell you which colleges are likely to close soon, although after the fact, you can probably find a closed college and say, "Aha! Right where I expected it would be!

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The Thomas Jefferson University Model: Building next-gen leaders and real-world solutions in population health

Higher Ed Dive

As Thomas Jefferson University celebrates its 200th year, Dr. Billy Oglesby, Humana Dean of the College of Population Health, shares how it prepares students to drive change in population health, even before they graduate.

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Police Ratchet Up Use of Force on Campus Protesters

Inside Higher Ed

Police Ratchet Up Use of Force on Campus Protesters Katherine Knott Fri, 04/26/2024 - 03:00 AM As colleges turn to police to suppress pro-Palestinian demonstrators, some are calling for the National Guard. Experts say history should be a warning.

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Quality assurance for Ukraine’s primary and secondary education – new, ambitious, and student-focused

Wonkhe

Tetiana Vakulenko and Ivan Yuriychuk explain how Ukraine is addressing quality and standards challenges in the school system – in hopes UK schools quality experts can help The post Quality assurance for Ukraine’s primary and secondary education – new, ambitious, and student-focused appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Strategies for Speaking Out

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Activism is hardly optional in today’s world. I feel the calling in my bones. My family is deeply Jewish, with both Sephardic and Ashkenazic roots, and taught me the core lessons of tikkun olam (repair the world), tzedakah (create justice), g’milut chasadim (engage in loving kindness), pikuach nefesh (life matters), and ometz lev (courage). These values anchored my identity even as the academy challenged it, trying to make me quieter, smaller, and less effective.

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Biden Administration Finalizes Overtime Rule

Inside Higher Ed

Biden Administration Finalizes Overtime Rule jessica.blake@… Wed, 04/24/2024 - 03:00 AM The updated regulation will require colleges and universities across the country to either raise staff salaries to $58,656 or grant them overtime pay by Jan. 1, 2025.

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Why aren’t students engaging any more?

Wonkhe

Where did all the students go, and can we get them back? Wonkhe's new Community and Policy Officer Mack Marshall argues that working out who the "we" is going to be essential to fix the sector's engagement problem The post Why aren’t students engaging any more? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Transfer Students Need Support from Both Two and Four Year Institutions

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Two new reports and an online dashboard from the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teacher’s College, Columbia University, are part of an ambitious effort to tell the story of transfer students. These resources break down how many students are able to successfully transfer from a two-year institution to a four-year institution, with or without an associate degree or certificate, and how many of those transferred students are able to achieve a bachelor’s degree at the end of their journ

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Columbia University temporarily goes remote amid pro-Palestinian protests

Higher Ed Dive

The university’s president — who is facing calls to resign — urged employees and students to stay home on Monday if they could, saying “we need a reset.

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Robot Speaker at Commencement? Some Human Students Balk

Inside Higher Ed

Robot Speaker at Commencement? Some Human Students Balk Lauren.Coffey@… Fri, 04/26/2024 - 03:00 AM D’Youville University thought its selection would be fun and relevant in an age of AI. Not everyone agreed.

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REF2029 is in listening mode on open access

Wonkhe

The open access policy for REF2029 is still up for debate. Dinah Birch and Steven Hill are open to change on open access The post REF2029 is in listening mode on open access appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Fixing FASFA: Black Students and HBCUs Will Lose the Most

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The introduction and rollout of the new Better FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form has led to a multitude of challenges, setbacks, and concerns among students, caregivers, and educators. What began as a well-intentioned effort to simplify what has historically been a cumbersome process to apply for federal student aid has been made even more complex, resulting in delays in enrollment decisions for many students, particularly students of color who disproportionately rely upon st

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Private regional colleges will face stiff competition from public institutions, Moody’s predicts

Higher Ed Dive

These challenges will be particularly pronounced in the Midwest and Northeast, where the pool of traditional college-age students is expected to shrink.

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Why Are Students Camping on University Lawns?

Inside Higher Ed

Why Are Students Camping on University Lawns? Johanna Alonso Wed, 04/24/2024 - 03:00 AM A new wave of campus protests has hit institutions from California to Massachusetts, many emboldened by arrests at Columbia University.

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It’s not (all) about the money, money, money.

Wonkhe

After a Universities UK campaign highlighted the success of first generation students, Sunday Blake and Alaya Holloway look the complexities and nuances of supporting such a diverse group. The post It’s not (all) about the money, money, money. appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Why Encampments Scare College Presidents

The Chronicle of Higher Education

They're weighing free speech against safety — and risking escalation. By David Jesse Illustration by The Chronicle In ordering demonstrators to disperse, leaders are motivated by concerns about safety, legal risk, and perception. But sending in the police can backfire.

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Lifetime college returns differ significantly by major, research finds

Higher Ed Dive

Engineering and computer science showed the best return out of 10 fields of study that were examined.

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Curry College Guarantees Graduates Will Be Employed

Inside Higher Ed

Curry College Guarantees Graduates Will Be Employed Sara Weissman Mon, 04/22/2024 - 03:00 AM The college will help those who remain unemployed six months after graduation pay their student loans, find paid internships or allow them to take classes for free.

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Seven questions we’ll be debating at the 2024 Festival of Higher Education

Wonkhe

The Festival of Higher Education is back in November 2024, brought to you by Wonkhe and the University of London. Mark Leach and Alistair Jarvis ponder the strategic questions facing higher education The post Seven questions we’ll be debating at the 2024 Festival of Higher Education appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Report: Student Interest in Pursuing Careers in Education on the Decline, But Enrollment in Intro Teaching Courses Rises

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Today’s high school students are showing less interest in pursuing careers in education, and teachers in the profession are feeling burnt out and underpaid, according to a new report from the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). Megan Boren The report – created in partnership with Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education – examines responses from teachers-in-training and available student data to discern how members of Generation Z – those born between 1996 and 2012 – view care

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Federal Student Aid chief to step down amid FAFSA chaos

Higher Ed Dive

The bumpy rollout of the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid brought mounting calls for Rich Cordray's departure

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Turning Point Workers Admit Harming Arizona State Instructor

Inside Higher Ed

Two Turning Point USA workers have admitted to charges from an October incident in which they followed and filmed a queer Arizona State University instructor on campus, with one of them eventually pushing the instructor face first onto the concrete.

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Better paternity leave entitlements could help narrow the gender pay gap

Wonkhe

Equality in the workplace is built on equality in the home. Rose Stephenson makes the case for more higher education institutions to go further on paternity pay The post Better paternity leave entitlements could help narrow the gender pay gap appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Report and New Database Identify Successful Programming for Latinx Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Excelencia in Education, an organization working for increased access and completion of Latinx students in postsecondary education, has released its latest report on programs that have qualitatively and quantitatively shown to improve and increase the success of Latinx students in higher education. These programs hail from all across the nation and target students at varying stages on their educational journeys.

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Pro-Palestinian protests ramp up at universities, including NYU and Yale

Higher Ed Dive

Columbia University transitioned its main campus to hybrid learning for the rest of the semester as other colleges prepare for further activist action.

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NYU Professors Arrested in Pro-Palestinian Protest

Inside Higher Ed

About 20 New York University faculty members were arrested alongside 100 to 120 students involved in a pro-Palestinian protest on the lower Manhattan campus Monday night, according to the president of the university’s American Association of University Professors (AAUP) chapter.

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Sustainable research requires collective action – and the concordat is an important next step

Wonkhe

Christina Boswell and Chris Pearce explain why the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow have adopted the environmental sustainability concordat, and how the sector can go even further The post Sustainable research requires collective action – and the concordat is an important next step appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Protest and Civil Disobedience Are Two Different Things

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Students and administrators need clear sets of principles about campus activism. By Keith E. Whittington Alex Williamson for The Chronicle Students and administrators need clear sets of principles about campus activism.

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17 states sue to block EEOC pregnancy accommodation rule

Higher Ed Dive

The rule’s abortion accommodation provisions conflict with the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, the plaintiffs, led by Tennessee, alleged.

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Another Wave of Unrest Grips Campuses

Inside Higher Ed

Another Wave of Unrest Grips Campuses Susan H. Greenberg Mon, 04/22/2024 - 03:00 AM Protesters regroup at Columbia, garnering support from students at other colleges. Penn blocks a pro-Palestinian group; USC cancels more graduation speakers. Byline(s) Susan H.

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How higher education has showed up in General Election manifestos since 1945

Wonkhe

Kicking off a new series on what we can learn from how General Election manifestos have engaged with higher education, Adam Matthews reflects on the changing political fortunes of universities in the past 80 years The post How higher education has showed up in General Election manifestos since 1945 appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Faith, Family and Community, Darius Robinson, 2024 Male Winner

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

School: University of Missouri Year: Graduate Student Major: Hospitality Management As the NFL Draft approached this spring, football pundits noted not only Darius Robinson’s athletic prowess, but his versatility and ability to play multiple positions. Robinson himself said he’s open to doing whatever a team needs from him. He proved that in his final year of college football, switching from the interior defensive tackle, which he had played throughout his time at University of Missouri, to t

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University of St. Thomas cuts staff amid $10.5M budget shortfall

Higher Ed Dive

The Catholic college in Minnesota cited “headwinds affecting all of higher education” as it tries to close a budget gap.

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Will Free Medical School Diversify the Physician Workforce?

Inside Higher Ed

Will Free Medical School Diversify the Physician Workforce? kathryn.palmer… Tue, 04/23/2024 - 03:00 AM A slew of medical colleges have gone tuition-free in recent years. But experts say it’s not enough to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the medical field.

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Why data stewards are the real heroes of AI

Wonkhe

If your university is thinking about using AI tools, getting the basics of data stewardship right should be your first step. Paul Clark explains more. The post Why data stewards are the real heroes of AI appeared first on Wonkhe.