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Another ‘Devastating’ FAFSA Delay

Inside Higher Ed

Another ‘Devastating’ FAFSA Delay Liam Knox Wed, 01/31/2024 - 03:00 AM Colleges will not receive applicants’ federal aid information until March. They may be forced to push back commitment deadlines, and the delay could discourage low-income students from enrolling.

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Student part-time work is on the rise. Here’s what universities can do next

Wonkhe

As student maintenance support and high inflation puts pressure on home and international students alike, Adrian Wright and colleagues call on universities to help students find benefits in part-time work The post Student part-time work is on the rise. Here’s what universities can do next appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Colleges should extend May 1 decision deadline amid FAFSA delays, higher ed groups say

Higher Ed Dive

Nine higher ed groups said institutions should provide prospective students and their families with flexibility during a tumultuous application cycle.

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First-year student diversity in American colleges and universities, 2018-2022

Higher Ed Data Stories

I started this visualization to show how first-year classes at the highly rejective colleges had changed since COVID-19 forced them all to go to a test-optional approach for the Fall of 2021. But it sort of took on a life of its own after that, as big, beefy data sets often do. The original point was to help discount the conventional wisdom, which is propped up by a limited, old study of a small set of colleges that showed test-optional policies didn't affect diversity.

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Educational Technology and Personal Academic Websites with Dr. Elizabeth McAplin

The Academic Designer

Dr. Elizabeth McAplin, Director of Educational Research Technology at NYU, discusses educational technology, artificial intelligence, and personal academic websites on The Social Academic podcast. She emphasizes faculty collaboration and the use of technology to improve student learning experiences.

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Maybe higher education is just as unfair as it seems

Wonkhe

As allegations of unfairness in university admissions stack up, Jim Dickinson argues that empathy and understanding should replace defensiveness when the mud is slung The post Maybe higher education is just as unfair as it seems appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Colleges won’t receive FAFSA applicant info until March, Education Department says

Higher Ed Dive

The delay further truncates the timeline for institutions to make financial aid offers, and experts have worried that holdups may harm students.

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What’s Really at Stake When Colleges Lose Faculty of Color?

Inside Higher Ed

What’s Really at Stake When Colleges Lose Faculty of Color? Sarah Bray Fri, 02/02/2024 - 03:00 AM Top administrators must respond to increasingly pervasive legislation that hinders the recruitment, retention and vital work of those faculty members, writes Jackie Pedota.

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Pre-arrival surveys make it possible to meet students where they are

Wonkhe

When taking students on a learning journey it helps to know where they are coming from. Sunday Blake investigates the phenomenon of the pre-arrival questionnaire The post Pre-arrival surveys make it possible to meet students where they are appeared first on Wonkhe.

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30% of hiring managers say they steer clear of Gen Z

Higher Ed Dive

Many Gen Z members spent college predominantly in remote or hybrid settings, impacting their ability to hone crucial workplace skills, one expert said.

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Frantz Fanon and the Birth of Decolonization

The Chronicle of Higher Education

A new biography of one of the 20th century's premier intellectuals. By Vaughn Rasberry Illustration by The Chronicle; Newscom image A new biography of one of the 20th century's premier intellectuals.

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The Writing Is What Matters

Inside Higher Ed

Privileging outputs can steer us away from quality. I am in the midst of revising a book about writing, which has me simultaneously thinking about writing in the context of what I’m saying in the book and reflecting on the writing I am doing as the book is being written. This has surfaced a desire to get a little Zen on y’all regarding a minor epiphany I’ve had while making my way through the revision process following receiving feedback from my editor and some trusted readers.

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What role should staff play in preventing student suicide?

Wonkhe

Jim Dickinson identifies the policy implications for the sector from a recent coroner's report into the death by suicide of a student at the University of Southampton The post What role should staff play in preventing student suicide? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Colleges begin pushing back deadlines amid FAFSA delay

Higher Ed Dive

The moves come after the U.S. Department of Education said it wouldn’t transmit Free Application for Federal Student Aid data to colleges until March.

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The U. of Connecticut Could Be the Next Public Flagship to Face Big Cuts

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Sonel Cutler Amid a $70-million deficit, university officials plan to reduce its budget by 15 percent in the next five years. Faculty members fear harm to graduate education, among other worries.

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American University Bans Indoor Protests

Inside Higher Ed

American University Bans Indoor Protests jessica.blake@… Thu, 02/01/2024 - 03:00 AM Administrators say the new policy was a necessary response to antisemitism, but many faculty members, students and free speech advocates fear it will chill free speech on campus.

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Across the UK, providers are struggling

Wonkhe

In England and in Scotland universities are struggling financially. As Peter Scott notes, though the policy conversation is different the root causes are the same The post Across the UK, providers are struggling appeared first on Wonkhe.

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UNCG chancellor makes final call to cut 20 academic offerings

Higher Ed Dive

The public university’s leader pointed to “current conditions and the higher education landscape” as reasons for the program eliminations.

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College Presidents Are Quietly Organizing to Support DEI

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Eric Kelderman A group of nearly 150 campus leaders, mostly at community colleges, aims to counteract negative stereotypes about diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

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The Imperative for Workforce Pell

Inside Higher Ed

The Imperative for Workforce Pell Elizabeth Redden Tue, 01/30/2024 - 03:18 PM Anthony P. Carnevale argues short-term Pell Grants are key to fulfilling the decades-old promise of gainful employment. Byline(s) Anthony P.

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DfE’s taskforce on student mental health hasn’t the force and isn’t up to the task

Wonkhe

An interim report on the government's taskforce on student mental health is out. Jim Dickinson reviews the progress and shares fears for the future The post DfE’s taskforce on student mental health hasn’t the force and isn’t up to the task appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Judge dismisses discrimination lawsuit over Florida A&M’s state funding and programs

Higher Ed Dive

The ruling deals a blow to the students who brought the lawsuit, which accused the state of intentionally discriminating against the historically Black university.

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How the New Federal-Aid Form Is Shutting Some Students Out

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Problems with the new federal student-aid form are preventing families from submitting it. By Eric Hoover Travis Dove for The Chronicle A month after the debut of the revamped FAFSA, families continue to hit unexplained snags.

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House Committee Advances GOP Plan to Overhaul Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed

House Committee Advances GOP Plan to Overhaul Higher Ed Katherine Knott Thu, 02/01/2024 - 03:00 AM In a lengthy hearing Wednesday, Democrats argued the Republicans’ College Cost Reduction Act wouldn’t actually lower costs.

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How to set up a cluster

Wonkhe

Clusters appear in nearly every big R&D strategy. James Coe sets out what they are, what we keep getting wrong about them, and how to make them better The post How to set up a cluster appeared first on Wonkhe.

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How many people actually need a four-year diploma?

Higher Ed Dive

Recent analysis on workforce trends suggests colleges with enrollment declines should not expect demand to surge, argues Ricardo Azziz.

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‘Simply Stunned’: A Sudden Financial Crisis Has Left Arizona’s Flagship Fearful of What’s to Come

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Michael Vasquez Megan Mendoza, The Republic, USA Today Network Robert Robbins, president of the U. of Arizona, listens at a meeting last month on the university’s finances. The university is bracing for cuts to close a $177-million budget hole. How painful will they be?

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Are the Legacy Dominoes Finally Falling?

Inside Higher Ed

Are the Legacy Dominoes Finally Falling? Liam Knox Mon, 01/29/2024 - 03:00 AM Virginia is likely to ban legacy preferences for public colleges next month, making it the first state to do so since the Supreme Court struck down affirmative action. Others are poised to follow suit.

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Countdown to the election: What are young people thinking?

Wonkhe

What do students and young people care about - and in an election year, what would turn them out to vote? Ben Farmer reveals the results of new polling The post Countdown to the election: What are young people thinking? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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3 state policy trends that will shape higher ed in 2024

Higher Ed Dive

Lawmakers have set their sights on restricting diversity, equity and inclusion and eliminating degree requirements for government jobs.

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How to Approach a Book Editor

The Chronicle of Higher Education

What you should do, what you can but don’t need to do, and what you will have to do to get published. By Rebecca Colesworthy Randy Lyhus for The Chronicle What you should do, what you can but don’t need to do, and what you will have to do to get published.

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Governor Proposes ‘Bold’ Plan to Restructure Pennsylvania Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed

Governor Proposes ‘Bold’ Plan to Restructure Pennsylvania Higher Ed jessica.blake@… Mon, 01/29/2024 - 03:00 AM The proposal calls for a sweeping overhaul of the state system as part of an initiative focused on workforce development and shoring up 25 public institutions.

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Students will support each other if they are enabled and trusted to do so

Wonkhe

Students increasingly say that they're lonely and lack confidence to succeed. Livia Scott warns against solutions that lay more of their success on a plate The post Students will support each other if they are enabled and trusted to do so appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Higher education’s accomplishments you may have missed in 2023

Higher Ed Dive

Two leaders in the higher ed industry kick off the new year by rounding up 24 wins "for which the sector can be justly proud.

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Scientific Research Needs a Radical Restructuring

The Chronicle of Higher Education

An exploitative system has made STEM unappealing to would-be academics. By Beryl Lieff Benderly and Hal Salzman Lars Leetaru for The Chronicle An exploitative system has made STEM unappealing to would-be academics.

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House Democrats Counter Republicans’ Vision for Higher Ed Reform

Inside Higher Ed

House Democrats Counter Republicans’ Vision for Higher Ed Reform Katherine Knott Tue, 01/30/2024 - 11:30 AM The Democrats’ newly released plan has three pillars: affordability, access and student support.

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Learning from Europe on city partnerships

Wonkhe

Universities and cities work together to improve the local area elsewhere in Europe. Andrew Dean and Alison Ward share an initiative that helps the UK learn from this. The post Learning from Europe on city partnerships appeared first on Wonkhe.

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