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Is resilience really what we want for students?

Wonkhe

Should higher education be trying to cultivate tough, resilient students? Jon Rowlands makes the case for developing courage instead The post Is resilience really what we want for students? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Fall 2023 enrollment trends in 5 charts

Higher Ed Dive

We’re breaking down some of the biggest developments this term, based on initial figures from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

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U of Washington Faculty Search Weighed Race Inappropriately

Inside Higher Ed

U of Washington Faculty Search Weighed Race Inappropriately Ryan Quinn Fri, 11/03/2023 - 03:00 AM A psychology department hiring committee re-ranked finalists to hire a Black candidate over a white person originally rated No. 1, violating policy, a report concludes.

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Biden-Harris 2024 Campaign Releases Ad About Record $7 Billion HBCU Funding

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Biden-Harris 2024 campaign has released a new ad about President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ record $7 billion in funding for HBCUs, theGrio reported. Vice President Kamala Harris The ad, Possibilities , highlights and celebrates the funding, which have been used to help close funding gaps between HBCUs and Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs) and pay for campus improvements ($3.6 billion), educational grants ($1.7 billion), and student debt relief ($1.6 billion).

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Free advice to university rankers

Wonkhe

University rankings need to change to be relevant and useful to today's diverse world of higher education. Elizabeth Gadd offers some friendly advice The post Free advice to university rankers appeared first on Wonkhe.

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President Speaks: Colleges need an overhaul to meet the future head on

Higher Ed Dive

Higher education faces an existential threat from forces like rapidly changing technology and generational shifts, one university leader argues.

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Students Outrunning Faculty in AI Use

Inside Higher Ed

Students Outrunning Faculty in AI Use Lauren.Coffey@… Tue, 10/31/2023 - 03:00 AM A new study finds over half of students use generative AI, while more than 75 percent of faculty members do not regularly use the technology.

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Higher education postcard: Goldsmiths’ College

Wonkhe

This week’s card from Hugh Jones postbag takes us to a college with a tricksy apostrophe The post Higher education postcard: Goldsmiths’ College appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Students tend to withhold low SAT scores from test-optional colleges, study finds

Higher Ed Dive

The research indicates students take colleges’ word that they will not be penalized for opting out, a new working paper said.

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AI, the Next Chapter for College Librarians

Inside Higher Ed

AI, the Next Chapter for College Librarians Lauren.Coffey@… Fri, 11/03/2023 - 03:00 AM Librarians have lived through the disruptions of fax machines, websites and Wikipedia, and now they are bracing to do it again as artificial intelligence tools go mainstream: “Maybe it’s our time to shine.

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Danish minister calls for international student u-turn amid labour shortages

The PIE News

Denmark’s higher education minister has called for more university spaces to be opened up to international students, two years after the country capped student numbers on English-language courses. The u-turn comes as Denmark faces labour shortages that are costing the country billions, according to the Danish Chamber of Commerce. In 2021, Denmark’s Social Democrats and several other parties entered into an agreement to reduce the number of courses offered in English at higher education institu

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Can the Secretary of State tell UKRI what to do?

Wonkhe

In the wake of Michelle Donelan's letter, David Kernohan analyses the legislation that governs the way ministers and UKRI get along The post Can the Secretary of State tell UKRI what to do? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Vermont State unveils administrative and staff cuts to save $3.1M

Higher Ed Dive

The moves are the latest cost-cutting effort from the university, which is also looking to eliminate academic programs and reduce faculty numbers.

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Feeling Adrift Drives Anxiety, Depression in Young Adults

Inside Higher Ed

Feeling Adrift Drives Anxiety, Depression in Young Adults jessica.blake@… Wed, 11/01/2023 - 03:00 AM A study by the Harvard Graduate School of Education found that three in five young adults felt their lives lacked meaning and purpose.

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Under Pressure, Emory’s Art Museum Admits Some of Its Antiquities 'Were Looted'

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Stephanie M. Lee Melissa Golden for The Chronicle The Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University, in Atlanta The Michael C. Carlos Museum will transfer ownership of five objects to Italy. The decision follows a Chronicle investigation that raised questions about its acquisitions.

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The impact of the Living Wage in higher education

Wonkhe

New evidence shows how universities that commit to pay the Living Wage are benefitting their lowest paid staff. The research team lays it out The post The impact of the Living Wage in higher education appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Cal State faculty union inches closer to strike

Higher Ed Dive

The California Faculty Association said it remains far apart from the university system on pay, parental leave and other policies.

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Part-Time Faculty Members Strike at Columbia College Chicago

Inside Higher Ed

Part-Time Faculty Members Strike at Columbia College Chicago Ryan Quinn Tue, 10/31/2023 - 03:00 AM The part-time faculty union launched a walkout Monday, sending strong demands to both the institution and its own members.

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MSU Tenure-Track Faculty Look to Unionize

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Michigan State University (MSU) tenure-track faculty have launched a public unionization campaign to gain more influence in administrative decision-making, The State News reported. Michigan State University Supporters of the union have argued that unionizing would give tenured faculty a larger role in discussions of changes to working conditions, campus safety, promotion and tenure systems, and sexual misconduct and Title IX issues.

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The state of student recruitment in 2023

Wonkhe

The chief executive of the Institute of Student Employers shares the findings of this year's survey of student recruiters The post The state of student recruitment in 2023 appeared first on Wonkhe.

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ACE debuts revised metrics for achieving R1 status

Higher Ed Dive

The new methodology, part of the organization’s rework of the Carnegie Classifications, will take effect in 2025.

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A New Approach to Categorizing Colleges

Inside Higher Ed

A New Approach to Categorizing Colleges Doug Lederman Wed, 11/01/2023 - 03:00 AM Changes in Carnegie Classifications will simplify requirements for top research category and give colleges multiple labels instead of one, to make it easier to compare peers.

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Why It’s Imperative that Africa Study Abroad Opportunities Thrive

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

When U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (Hawai’i), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, listens to testimony and asks tough questions about our country’s interactions with African nations, he does so with first-hand experience. That’s because he studied abroad with our School for International Training program in Kenya as a college student over 30 years ago.

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Module evaluation can be more than a tick box exercise

Wonkhe

David Cousens explains how a module evaluation review at the University of Northampton led to finding ways to make change in response to students' feedback The post Module evaluation can be more than a tick box exercise appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Education Department temporarily blocked from seeking $23M recoupment from DeVry

Higher Ed Dive

An administrative law judge cited a legal challenge against the agency’s newest regulations over the borrower defense program.

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Can Microcredentials Bring Stop-Outs Back to College?

Inside Higher Ed

Can Microcredentials Bring Stop-Outs Back to College? Sara Weissman Fri, 11/03/2023 - 03:00 AM A swath of learners who left college before earning a degree say microcredentials and credit for prior learning could entice them back to college, according to a new survey.

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Why Are We So Squeamish About Teaching ‘Skills’?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Professors have always preferred to teach content over skills. But shifting that focus might just revive our graduate programs. By Leonard Cassuto Professors have always preferred to teach content over skills. But shifting that focus might just revive our graduate programs.

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Climate change will affect every part of universities’ work. Here’s what they need to do

Wonkhe

Universities need to integrate climate as a strategic driver, argue Thomas Owen-Smith and Jen Summerton The post Climate change will affect every part of universities’ work. Here’s what they need to do appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Grand Canyon University fined $37.7M over accusations of cost misrepresentations

Higher Ed Dive

An Education Department investigation alleges the Christian institution falsely advertised doctoral program costs to over 7,500 students.

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‘Narcissistic’ Presidents Linked to Declining University Performance

Inside Higher Ed

‘Narcissistic’ Presidents Linked to Declining University Performance Marjorie Valbrun Fri, 11/03/2023 - 03:00 AM Hiring committees should “measure the egotism of candidates” for the roles, say researchers who compared leaders’ traits and institutional outcomes.

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Employers Shift Back to In-Person Recruiting on College Campuses

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

As schools and workplaces return to in-person post-pandemic, so is college recruiting, according to a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Dr. Mary Gatta The 2023 Recruiting Benchmarks Report examines survey data from a NACE survey conducted from April-May 2023. The association asked employers – 334 organizations responded – about their recruitment and hiring practices and preferences.

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We cap rents now for low income families. Why not students?

Wonkhe

The social housing sector is regulated in the interest of its tenants - Rory Hughes asks why there's no equivalent for students The post We cap rents now for low income families. Why not students? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Final Title IX rules delayed once more as Education Department misses deadline

Higher Ed Dive

The agency did not announce a new deadline for the two proposals, though advocacy groups worry about keeping the current rule in place.

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Grand Canyon University Fined $37.7M for ‘Lies’ to Students

Inside Higher Ed

Grand Canyon University Fined $37.7M for ‘Lies’ to Students Katherine Knott Wed, 11/01/2023 - 03:00 AM The university, which has been locked in a years-long battle with the Education Department, vowed to fight back.

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Instructional Designers as Institutional Change Agents

Educause

Systems thinking and change strategies can be used to improve the overall functioning of a system. Because instructional designers typically use systems thinking to facilitate behavioral changes and improve institutional performance, they are uniquely positioned to be change agents at higher education institutions.

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What is the rest of Europe doing about student housing?

Wonkhe

Shortages of student accommodation are being faced by universities across Europe. Jim Dickinson reviews the supply and demand side interventions being taken by politicians across the continent The post What is the rest of Europe doing about student housing? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Education Department withholds $7.2M payment to loan servicer Mohela over errors

Higher Ed Dive

The Missouri-based contractor failed to send bill notices to 2.5 million borrowers on time, the Biden administration says.