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Higher risks and longer delays: Student mental health advisors on the front line

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Every student mental health advisers feed back on their their caseloads and conditions. Rachel Spacey and Sam Gamblin find that this year's results make for worrying reading The post Higher risks and longer delays: Student mental health advisors on the front line appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Drake University to cut 3 academic programs as it tries to balance budget

Higher Ed Dive

In approving the changes, the Iowa nonprofit’s board of trustees pivoted away from more significant cuts recommended earlier this year.

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Will Academic Freedom and Campus Free Speech Survive?

Inside Higher Ed

Will Academic Freedom and Campus Free Speech Survive? Ryan Quinn Fri, 05/03/2024 - 03:00 AM Faculty and free expression groups are sounding alarms about threatened limitations and crackdowns on professors’ speech and student protests.

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Unrest Has Gripped Campuses Across the Country. These 3 Colleges Struck Deals With Their Protesters.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Erin Gretzinger Nate Swanson, Reuters, Redux Signs displayed at Northwestern University Some observers called the agreements, in which students scaled back or ended encampments in return for concessions, the best route forward, while others described them as a "betrayal.

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Higher risks and longer delays: Student mental health advisors on the front line

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Every year student mental health advisers feed back on their their caseloads and conditions. Rachel Spacey and Sam Gamblin find that this year's results make for worrying reading The post Higher risks and longer delays: Student mental health advisors on the front line appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Wells College to close at the end of the spring term

Higher Ed Dive

The New York private nonprofit cited financial distress, demographic challenges and "an overall negative sentiment towards higher education.

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Yale Freshman Creates AI Chatbot With Answers on AI Ethics

Inside Higher Ed

Yale Freshman Creates AI Chatbot With Answers on AI Ethics Lauren.Coffey@… Thu, 05/02/2024 - 03:00 AM Amid intellectual property and ethics concerns about AI large language models, a student created one based on his professor’s ethics work.

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Why we should test our students more

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Assessment is learning, and students value it. Katy Burgess explains the psychology of testing The post Why we should test our students more appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Title IX lawsuits escalate: 15 states now suing

Higher Ed Dive

A flurry of lawsuits this week claim the Department of Education overstepped its authority when it finalized a Title IX rule including LGTBQ+ protections.

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Divest? Call the Cops? Presidents Grapple With How to Respond

Inside Higher Ed

Divest? Call the Cops? Presidents Grapple With How to Respond Josh Moody Mon, 04/29/2024 - 03:00 AM Some leaders have directly engaged protestors as encampments crop up on campus. Others have sent in the police, leading to violent arrests and sharp criticism.

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Athlete Transfers Are on the Rise. So Is the ‘Grueling’ Work That Makes Them Possible.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Nell Gluckman Illustration by The Chronicle; iStock New NCAA rules have meant an influx of players looking to change colleges. That’s left advisers chasing transcripts and scrutinizing credits.

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How universities can help unlock and nurture diverse local talent

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Nishan Canagarajah shares the work the University of Leicester is doing to coalesce investment, effort, and support to provide new opportunities in northwest Leicester The post How universities can help unlock and nurture diverse local talent appeared first on Wonkhe.

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University of Saint Katherine shuts down after less than 15 years

Higher Ed Dive

The California institution faced a “steep” cash shortfall and “extraordinary inflation,” according to a campus message shared on social media.

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College Indecision Day

Inside Higher Ed

College Indecision Day Liam Knox Thu, 05/02/2024 - 03:00 AM May 1 normally marks the start of students’ higher ed journeys. The FAFSA fiasco has cast a shadow over this year’s celebrations for those still waiting on aid packages.

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Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom Starts with Culture First, Then Asks Questions

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom wants her work to meet people where they are, and to do so, she uses many platforms and intersects multiple disciplines. However, her strategy is simple ; she starts with culture. “Culture is this place where we try to make sense of a really complex world in our own little local context,” says McMillan Cottom. “Fundamentally, I want my scholarship to matter to people's lives and to do that, it's really helpful if I don't lose sight of how people are living.

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Changing the Graduate Route would be a supreme act of self-sabotage

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Cranfield University vice chancellor explains how the Graduate Route enables a pipeline of highly skilled students to work with British industry The post Changing the Graduate Route would be a supreme act of self-sabotage appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Graduates remain confident about finding a job but express job security concerns

Higher Ed Dive

Many respondents said they’re settling or anticipate settling on some conditions to land a job, though fewer reported willingness to do so compared to last year.

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New AI Guidelines Aim to Help Research Libraries

Inside Higher Ed

New AI Guidelines Aim to Help Research Libraries Lauren.Coffey@… Wed, 05/01/2024 - 03:00 AM The new list of seven principles support librarians increasingly bombarded with questions about artificial intelligence.

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New HBCU Medical College in NOLA Will Confront Medical Inequities

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Change is coming in the field of medicine along the Gulf Coast. Xavier University of Louisiana, an historically Black university (or HBCU) in New Orleans and top graduator of Black students who pursue medical degrees and doctorates in the health sciences, is partnering with Ochsner Health, the area’s leading medical training center, to open Xavier Ochsner College of Medicine (XOCOM).

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TEF statements lift the lid on what stretching students to their full potential looks like

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At a time when some critics say degrees are getting easier, Helena Vine highlights the importance of challenge in a new QAA analysis of TEF submissions The post TEF statements lift the lid on what stretching students to their full potential looks like appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Keystone College in ‘danger of imminent closure,’ accreditor says

Higher Ed Dive

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is giving the Pennsylvania institution until Aug. 1 to demonstrate compliance with its standards.

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Live Updates on Campus Protests, May 1

Inside Higher Ed

Outside Agitators at UT-Austin The University of Texas at Austin said late Tuesday that most of the people arrested after a campus protest on Monday "had no affiliation" with the university and that officers had confiscated guns, rocks and "steel-enforced wood planks.

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How Clemson University Students Are Using Artificial Intelligence

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Generative artificial intelligence tools are starting to change the world. AI text generators such as ChatGPT and Google Gemini make it easier to complete mundane tasks, and AI image generators such as StarryAI can take an ordinary picture and make it extraordinary. Even Grammarly and Microsoft are getting on board with their own AI text enhancers. What does this mean for education?

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Freeports are effective as convenors of place-based R&D – but that doesn’t mean they are necessary

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Freeports are one of the government's flagship place-based economic policies. James Coe investigates lessons from the ways that universities have got involved The post Freeports are effective as convenors of place-based R&D – but that doesn’t mean they are necessary appeared first on Wonkhe.

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New Title IX rule draws first legal challenges

Higher Ed Dive

In two lawsuits, five states and several advocacy groups argue the regulations improperly expand Title IX's protections and undermine student rights.

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A Full Campus Shutdown at a California State University

Inside Higher Ed

A Full Campus Shutdown at a California State University Johanna Alonso Wed, 05/01/2024 - 03:00 AM Cal Poly Humboldt was the first to switch to online classes and lock its doors in response to a building occupation. The occupation is over, but the campus remains closed.

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UK study visa applications down 27% in two years

The PIE News

The numbers of individuals intending to enter the UK using a study visa has dropped to record lows since the pandemic, new data for the beginning of 2024 shows. Statistics from the government show that applications for main applicants hoping to study in the UK have fallen to 34,000 in the first three months of 2024. Two years ago in 2022, some 46,900 applied for main applicant visas.

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What does TEF 2023 tell us about educational gains?

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What are we to make of the way providers presented thinking about educational gains in TEF? Janice Kay and Roscoe Hastings take a look at what the panel said The post What does TEF 2023 tell us about educational gains? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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After brush with closure, Northland College unveils plan to downsize

Higher Ed Dive

The liberal arts institution is cutting $7 million from its budget and refocusing around eight in-demand majors.

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Richard Cordray Takes the Fall for FAFSA Fiasco

Inside Higher Ed

Richard Cordray Takes the Fall for FAFSA Fiasco Katherine Knott Sun, 04/28/2024 - 10:52 AM The Federal Student Aid chief and debt-relief czar is stepping down after months of criticism over the bungled FAFSA overhaul. But is now the right time for accountability?

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Survey: Women and People of Color Aren’t Advancing to Higher Faculty Ranks at the Same Rate as White Men

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

New research from CUPA-HR on the state of the faculty workforce in higher education shows that despite some growth in representation among tenure-track women and faculty of color in new hires, advancement to higher faculty ranks remains a barrier. The research points out that these promotion gaps are found in every faculty discipline. The Faculty in Higher Education Survey, a comprehensive data source that collects salary and demographic data by tenure status, rank, and faculty discipline, to e

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Library data is an untapped resource to support student success

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Ahead of the upcoming Kortext spring webinar David Kernohan spoke to panellist and Solent University, Southampton librarian Amy Stubbing about how universities can make better use of library data on student activity The post Library data is an untapped resource to support student success appeared first on Wonkhe.

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This week in 5 numbers: Federal Student Aid chief to step down

Higher Ed Dive

We’re rounding up some of our top recent stories, from Rich Cordray’s planned departure to the closure of two more private nonprofit colleges.

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Wells College Announces Closure

Inside Higher Ed

Wells College Announces Closure Josh Moody Tue, 04/30/2024 - 03:00 AM The small, private institution in New York will shut down at the end of the semester. It’s the latest blow to the Empire State’s higher education landscape.

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Inquiry launched into England’s reliance on international students

The PIE News

The UK’s Education Committee has launched an inquiry into international students in English universities. The inquiry will see the committee examine the changes in numbers of international students in recent years, the impact of international students on university funding and the availability of places for domestic students. It will also seek to discover if universities are achieving an appropriate balance between international and domestic students.

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Collaboration, not top-down direction, is the key to unlocking the potential of Scotland’s graduate apprenticeships

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Despite funding pressures, there’s still a commitment to upskilling in the Scottish system. Hilary Collins and Gary Gillon walk us through how graduate apprenticeships work, and look ahead to reform The post Collaboration, not top-down direction, is the key to unlocking the potential of Scotland’s graduate apprenticeships appeared first on Wonkhe.

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FAFSA, college protests dominate hearing on proposed FY25 education budget

Higher Ed Dive

"We're doing everything everyday to make it right," U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona told senators of complications with the new FAFSA.

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