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We’re asking questions about curriculum transformation

Wonkhe

Curriculum change is everywhere - and Wonkhe and Adobe want to know what's going on. Mark Andrews and Debbie McVitty introduce a new investigation into how universities are making their ambitions for their students a reality The post We’re asking questions about curriculum transformation appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Ohio Senate bill restricting DEI, tenure advances over widespread objections

Higher Ed Dive

The proposed legislation would rewrite many of higher education's norms. A companion bill is pending in the state House.

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Agent role to be reviewed in Canada’s new international education strategy

The PIE News

Education agents are a “key vulnerability” to Canada, Global Affairs Canada has said, as talks begin on the next version of the country’s international education strategy. New discussion papers suggest that agent regulation could be a priority for the refreshed strategy, which is set to launch in April 2024. “The unethical practices of some education agents used by certain Canadian education institutions pose a direct risk to Canada’s reputation as a provider of high-quality education services,

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When Social Scientists Ask the Wrong Questions

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Too many researchers have become the unwitting victims of corporate capture. By Nina Strohminger and Olúfémi Táíwò Illustration by The Chronicle Too many researchers have become the unwitting victims of corporate capture.

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Universities need to normalise mental illness

Wonkhe

Mental health issues are widespread among university staff, and we still don’t really know how deep the problem goes. For Pathik Pathak, the first step is more openness The post Universities need to normalise mental illness appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Former professor sues University of California system over diversity statements in hiring

Higher Ed Dive

DEI statements are “loyalty oaths,” alleges a former University of Toronto faculty member who sought a UC campus job.

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UK international student contribution soars to £42bn

The PIE News

A landmark report by various stakeholders in the UK has revealed that international students boosted the country’s economy by £41.9bn in the academic year 2021/22. The benefits and costs of international higher education students to the UK economy, compiled by Universities UK International , HEPI and Kaplan International Pathways , showed that the corresponding cost of the students to taxpayers was just £4.4bn.

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We need to talk about data burden

Wonkhe

Higher education providers have to collect, understand, analyse and submit huge swathes of data - but why? Andy Youell feels burdened The post We need to talk about data burden appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Education Department pledges ‘strongest-ever’ protections with long-awaited gainful employment draft

Higher Ed Dive

The agency also introduced regulatory proposals to collect and publish new data from all colleges, like potential earnings.

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FIRE statement on Florida’s expansion of the Stop WOKE Act

FIRE

As FIRE said when this bill passed the legislature: Prohibiting ideas in the name of freedom is not freedom at all. It is censorship.

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Changed by Our Journey: Engaging Students through Interpersonal Acknowledgment

Educause

The first article in this series argues that instructors who successfully engaged students during the coronavirus pandemic adapted their thinking, mustered courage, and put heart into their teaching. In this article, an instructor explains how she experimented with interpersonal acknowledgment in a virtual setting and discusses its continued impact on her in-person courses.

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Deeper pedagogies are key to cracking open the black box of experiential learning

Wonkhe

In its scramble to improve employability, the sector risks appropriating experiential learning in ways that leave behind the truly transformative pedagogies, argues Mark Peace The post Deeper pedagogies are key to cracking open the black box of experiential learning appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Medaille University to close amid falling enrollment and layoffs

Higher Ed Dive

The university's board voted Monday to cease operations, following a failed merger attempt with Trocaire College.

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Why Does Fear Surround DEI Efforts?

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In my elementary school there was one Black teacher, Ms. Terri Moore. I never had her as my teacher, but I knew she existed. She also knew me. We often smiled at each other in the hallway. In 5 th grade, Ms. Moore asked me to recite a speech for Black History Month. I stood in front of the entire school, my peers, teachers, and administrators, a sea of majority whiteness, and in February, a month dedicated to people who looked like me, and asked by the only Black teacher at the school, I celebra

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There Is No Going Back: College Students Want a Live, Remote Option for In-Person Classes

Campus Technology

Based on a survey of college students over the last three semesters, students understand that remotely attending a lecture via remote synchronous technology is less effective for them than attending in person, but they highly value the flexibility of this option of attending when they need it.

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Podcast: Duty of care, international students, drugs

Wonkhe

This week on the podcast student suicides and a duty of care have been discussed in Parliament - but would such a duty help or hinder in efforts to support students? The post Podcast: Duty of care, international students, drugs appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Texas bill restricting transgender college athletes nears the governor’s desk

Higher Ed Dive

Legislation would block trans players from joining teams aligned with their gender identity. Pro-LGBTQ+ groups call the measure cruel.

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Wave of Higher Ed Union Strikes Swells Nationwide

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Rutgers University. The New School. University of Michigan. The University of California. Temple University. University of Illinois at Chicago. These are some of the schools embroiled in a wave of recent strikes in higher education in the U.S., as workers in the industry demand improvements from their institutions for their ongoing labor. Unions in higher ed may go on strike after months of bargaining and impasse in negotiations on issues and demands from higher ed employees such as wage increas

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Equitable Teaching Practices with Dr. Dayamudra Dennehy

Continuous Learning Institute

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE: Learn how kindness translates into equitable teaching practices In this episode, I interview Dr. Dayamudra Dennehy, ESL Faculty & Distance Education Coordinator at City College of San Francisco. (Scroll down to access the transcript.) We cover the following key topics: 5:39:75: ChatGP/AI and the relationship with teaching & learning. 14:08:50: Assessing student learning. 18:33:00: Trust and kindness toward students matters. 35:23:25: The value that teachers bring v

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Higher education postcard: regulations

Wonkhe

This week’s card from Hugh Jones’s postbag carries a stern warning The post Higher education postcard: regulations appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Non-elite colleges should consider radical steps to improve their financial future, report says

Higher Ed Dive

EY and Times Higher Education suggested leaders consider merging with other institutions, cutting programs that lose money and investing in digital learning.

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Patricia Timmons-Goodson Appointed Dean of North Carolina Central University School of Law

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Patricia Timmons-Goodson will become dean of the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law , effective Jul. 1, 2023. Patricia Timmons-Goodson Timmons-Goodson is a retired North Carolina Supreme Court associate justice, the fourth woman and the first African American woman in the role. She retired from the Supreme Court in 2012. She is currently a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and co-chair of the board of the NC Justice Center.

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Beyond Groupthink: A Mixed Economy Model for Higher Education Funding

HEPI

This blog has been kindly written for HEPI by Peter Ainsworth, the author of Setting Universities Free: How to deliver a sustainable student funding system (2022) Picture the 1930s economic slump, absent Keynes’s challenge to prevailing thought. Classical economists were stuck with the mindset that laissez-faire would ultimately produce a recovery.

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PSHE in HE is here. It’s time to implement it properly

Wonkhe

As the volume of duties, expectations and campaigns to teach or train students in different aspects of student life grows, Jim Dickinson considers how universities might navigate the new burden The post PSHE in HE is here. It’s time to implement it properly appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Report: Many borrowers who could benefit from income-driven repayment don’t know about it

Higher Ed Dive

The Education Department should ramp up communications about the plans as it rolls out regulations to expand them, New America said.

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At Michigan, Getting an A Because Your Instructor’s On Strike

Inside Higher Ed

At Michigan, Getting an A Because Your Instructor’s On Strike Featured Image at Top of Article UMich Strike - 2023-05-18.

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'Enormous Surge' in Unions Reflects Disconnect Between Colleges and Graduate Employees

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Julian Roberts-Grmela Five months into the year, grad students at nine institutions have voted for collective-bargaining units, already more than the seven in 2022. Why now? And what does it mean for higher ed?

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Previously at the Industry and Regulators Committee

Wonkhe

The oral evidence sessions at the the Industry and Regulators Committee haves been compulsive viewing for higher education policy fans, so David Kernohan summarises the story so far as we await the last episode The post Previously at the Industry and Regulators Committee appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Law school students can take up to half of their credits online after ABA policy change

Higher Ed Dive

An American Bar Association survey last year showed law students favored distance learning classes over those in person.

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Why higher education must be reinvented to suit the new generation of students

University Business

The pandemic was more than an inconvenient wrinkle to higher education. It may have transformed the sector for good, and those that cannot adapt shouldn’t be surprised when they close, according to a new joint report from Ernst & Young and Times Higher Education. “Are universities of the past still the future?” challenges higher education leaders to consider a scenario where campus-based higher ed never bounces back post-pandemic.

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Sunak U-turns on shuttering UK’s Confucius Institutes

The PIE News

In a U-turn decision, the UK government is no longer planning to close the country’s 30 Confucius Institutes. A spokesperson for UK prime minister Rishi Sunak said, “We are taking action to remove all government funding from Confucius Institutes in the UK, but currently judge that it would be disproportionate to ban them.” “Like any international body operating in the UK, Confucius Institutes need to operate transparently and within the law, and with a full commitment to our values o

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Harm reduction is evidence-led. We need to shout about it

Wonkhe

After media attacks on UUK's taskforce on student drug use, Sunday Blake considers what universities can do when their good work falls victim to hostile coverage The post Harm reduction is evidence-led. We need to shout about it appeared first on Wonkhe.

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New York lawmakers again seek to ban legacy, early decision college admissions

Higher Ed Dive

The prohibition would apply to public and private institutions and would heavily fine them if they violated it.

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University of Phoenix to Affiliate With University of Idaho

Inside Higher Ed

University of Phoenix to Affiliate With University of Idaho Featured Image at Top of Article Idaho-Phoenix-2023-05-17.

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The Power of AI and Future of Education is Now: How Teachers and the Taught Can Create the Teaching

Faculty Focus

The Brazilian educator and philosopher, Paulo Freire, believed in a collaborative approach to education, where both the educator and the learner contribute to the learning process. His work focused on promoting critical thinking and dialogue. In his book, Pedagogy of the Oppressed , he discussed his ideas about education as a collaborative process where both the educator and the learner work together to create knowledge and learn from one another.

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Simulation is great, but nursing students need more placements

Wonkhe

A greater use of simulation makes investment in traditional nursing placements more, not less, important. Andrew Jones and Robert Mirante explain The post Simulation is great, but nursing students need more placements appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Public weighs in on Title IX athletics rule with more than 150K comments

Higher Ed Dive

The proposal has elicited concern from both ends of the political spectrum over both the inclusion and exclusion of transgender students.