Sat.Mar 23, 2024 - Fri.Mar 29, 2024

article thumbnail

Rank hypocrisy – how universities betray their promises on responsible research assessment

Wonkhe

It it is time for universities to stop the nonsense of participating in flawed research rankings exercises, argue Paul Ashwin and Derek Heim The post Rank hypocrisy – how universities betray their promises on responsible research assessment appeared first on Wonkhe.

article thumbnail

Students won’t be able to correct FAFSA forms until April

Higher Ed Dive

The notice from the U.S. Department of Education marks yet another delay in the fraught rollout of the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

university leaders

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

Britain’s universities are in freefall – and saving them will take more than funding | Gaby Hinsliff

The Guardian - Higher Education

Fundamental restructuring must happen, along with an honest debate about what – and who – higher education is really for Imagine a beach before the tsunami. Out at sea, the wave is gathering force, yet on the sand people are still sunbathing, blissfully unaware. That’s how it feels, one professor tells me, to be working in higher education. Academics by their nature don’t look outwards much, he argues, so not all have registered the risk to their profession.

article thumbnail

University of Kentucky President Proposes to Strip Faculty Body’s Power

Inside Higher Ed

University of Kentucky President Proposes to Strip Faculty Body’s Power Ryan Quinn Thu, 03/28/2024 - 03:00 AM Eli Capilouto released a “draft of principles” Wednesday that would dissolve the University Senate and replace it with an advisory group.

Faculty 145
article thumbnail

False economies – why cutting SHAPE courses is bad for HE and bad for the country

Wonkhe

Caron Gentry issues a plea for more widespread valuing of arts, humanities and social science education even - or especially - in times of financial pressure The post False economies – why cutting SHAPE courses is bad for HE and bad for the country appeared first on Wonkhe.

article thumbnail

A look at 5 states weighing legacy admissions bans

Higher Ed Dive

Legislators are paying increased attention to policies that give alumni-related students a leg up when applying to college.

Policy 323
article thumbnail

Academic Freedom in the Wake of SB 17

Academe Blog

BY LAUREN GUTTERMAN AND LISA L. MOORE On February 22nd, 2024, Dr. Paige Schilt, a social worker, author, and former lecturer and staff member at the University of Texas at Austin, was scheduled to give a talk entitled “A Queer Path to Leadership: Finding a Mentor to Help You Succeed in Higher Education.

More Trending

article thumbnail

To win the funding argument universities need to explain where the money goes

Wonkhe

Dani Payne argues that however much funding has fallen in real terms, universities need to better account for public investment for lobbying on sector finances to be successful The post To win the funding argument universities need to explain where the money goes appeared first on Wonkhe.

article thumbnail

Birmingham-Southern to shutter May 31

Higher Ed Dive

The beleaguered Alabama college said it lost its last shot at staying open when the state's treasurer denied it a $30 million bridge loan.

College 282
article thumbnail

Graduate Students Went on Strike. Then a Dean Suggested That Professors Use AI to Keep Classes Going.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Sonel Cutler Illustration by The Chronicle; iStock Boston University clarified that no one believes artificial intelligence can replace graduate-student teaching assistants.

Deans 142
article thumbnail

Arizona GOP Bill Would Stifle Faculty Power in Governance

Inside Higher Ed

Arizona GOP Bill Would Stifle Faculty Power in Governance Ryan Quinn Mon, 03/25/2024 - 03:00 AM The legislation, nearing passage, would bolster the power of presidents and regents while reducing faculty members to merely “consulting” on governing, academic and personnel decisions.

Faculty 144
article thumbnail

There may be ways to make UK higher education cheaper to run

Wonkhe

Is UK higher education really the world's third most expensive way of getting a degree - and if it is, what might the alternatives look like? Jim Dickinson explores the hypotheses The post There may be ways to make UK higher education cheaper to run appeared first on Wonkhe.

article thumbnail

Half of graduates end up underemployed — what does that mean for colleges?

Higher Ed Dive

Researchers examined what kind of jobs graduates were landing and whether they required a college diploma.

College 321
article thumbnail

English majors earn similar salary earnings, life quality than other degree holders, report

University Business

Despite questions around the value of an English degree, graduates who earned one were found to possess similar rates of life satisfaction, peak salary earnings and unemployment rates to non-English degree graduates, according to a recent report by the Association of Departments of English (ADE), a subsidiary of the Modern Language Association. The Report on English Majors’ Career Preparation and Outcomes draws on quantitative data from multiple U.S. government resources and contributions

Degree 138
article thumbnail

Digital Media Literacy Becoming a Graduation Requirement

Inside Higher Ed

Digital Media Literacy Becoming a Graduation Requirement Lauren.Coffey@… Tue, 03/26/2024 - 03:00 AM As concerns mount about online misinformation, AI-created images and the ethics of the digital landscape, several institutions are requiring courses in digital media literacy.

article thumbnail

OfS consults on guidance over free speech. Confused? You will be

Wonkhe

OfS has guidance out on securing free speech on campus. Jim Dickinson fears that its underpinning of mistrust and lack of understanding of those it regulates renders it meaningless The post OfS consults on guidance over free speech. Confused? You will be appeared first on Wonkhe.

Guidance 311
article thumbnail

Housing subsidy for community college students launches in Maryland county

Higher Ed Dive

“Stable and affordable housing is a significant determinant of academic success and economic mobility,” Howard County Executive Calvin Ball said.

article thumbnail

College Financial-Aid Officers Are Running Out of Time — and Losing Patience

The Chronicle of Higher Education

FAFSA delays and data discrepancies are shaking their confidence in the federal government. By Eric Hoover Dawid Ryski for The Chronicle Amid continuing problems with the federal-aid form, many institutions say they won’t be able to get aid offers out for another month or longer.

College 136
article thumbnail

State Support Turns Minnesota’s Enrollment Tide

Inside Higher Ed

State Support Turns Minnesota’s Enrollment Tide Liam Knox Wed, 03/27/2024 - 03:00 AM Enrollment at public colleges rose for the first time in a decade. Higher ed leaders credit historic state funding and innovative college access initiatives.

College 140
article thumbnail

Are “back office services” really better together?

Wonkhe

There's a history of attempts to drive efficiency by sharing services - and precious little evidence of success. Helen Scott asks whether one more try will make a difference The post Are “back office services” really better together? appeared first on Wonkhe.

History 306
article thumbnail

Gen Z is attending college online — and their parents are joining them. Here’s how to help.

Higher Ed Dive

Colleges can encourage parental support while still maintaining boundaries, says a student success expert at Penn State World Campus.

College 266
article thumbnail

Benedict College Names Building After its First Woman President

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Benedict College Board of Trustees recently hosted a rededication and naming ceremony for the college’s administration building named in honor of Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis. Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis A. J. Shorter Photography “I am very grateful for the opportunity to lead Benedict College into the next chapter of her storied history,” said Artis, during the March 22 rededication.

College 134
article thumbnail

Boston University Graduate Student Workers Strike

Inside Higher Ed

Boston University graduate student workers began striking Monday, calling for better pay, improved health care coverage and guaranteed childcare subsidies, among other demands. The Boston University Graduate Workers Union (BUGWU), part of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 509, has been negotiating with the university for eight months.

article thumbnail

The silent casualty – how the Russian war is eroding Ukraine’s scientific potential

Wonkhe

Dmytro Chumachenko shares his insights into research under fire in Ukraine, and the role the UK can play in supporting the sector The post The silent casualty – how the Russian war is eroding Ukraine’s scientific potential appeared first on Wonkhe.

286
286
article thumbnail

11 states sue to stop Biden’s new income-driven repayment plan

Higher Ed Dive

The plan oversteps the U.S. Department of Education's authority and unfairly robs states of income tax, the plaintiffs said.

article thumbnail

Bill to Codify Postsecondary Student Success Grants Met with Support and Criticism from Scholars and Advocates

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Legislators are looking to enshrine the Postsecondary Student Success Grant (PSSG) program, a student outcomes-centered federal effort, into law through new legislation this March. Although the effort has received support generally, some higher ed scholars and advocates have levied some criticisms and concerns about it. Dr. Jhenai Chandler The Postsecondary Student Success Act – a bipartisan effort that seeks to solidify the ongoing existence of the grant program, which gives funds to higher ed

Advocate 135
article thumbnail

‘Another Unforced Error’ in the FAFSA Fiasco

Inside Higher Ed

‘Another Unforced Error’ in the FAFSA Fiasco Liam Knox Mon, 03/25/2024 - 03:00 AM The education department said calculation errors rendered hundreds of thousands of student aid forms unusable, setting time-strapped colleges back further.

article thumbnail

Apprenticeships are not one thing

Wonkhe

Some policy stability would allow for a more nuanced conversation about apprenticeships. Michael Salmon reviews the latest research and data The post Apprenticeships are not one thing appeared first on Wonkhe.

Policy 280
article thumbnail

Idaho Senate rejects bill to restructure planned University of Phoenix acquisition

Higher Ed Dive

The measure would have cleared a legislative path for University of Idaho to purchase the for-profit, but lawmakers still voiced doubts about the deal.

article thumbnail

(Re)imagining AI for Educators: How to Improve Learner-Centered Classrooms with Futuristic Possibilities 

Faculty Focus

Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a significant conversation at every educational conference in the past two years throughout my usual treks to teacher education events. As a geriatric millennial with a 20-year career as an educator and scholar, I am thrilled for what navigating this exciting—yet challenging and daring—landscape of AI for educators can mean for all of us.

Education 132
article thumbnail

Lincoln Alumni Outraged by Reinstatement of President

Inside Higher Ed

Lincoln Alumni Outraged by Reinstatement of President Sara Weissman Thu, 03/28/2024 - 03:00 AM An investigation cleared Lincoln University’s president of charges he’d bullied an administrator who died by suicide. Some alumni and students object to his return.

article thumbnail

The university after securonomics

Wonkhe

What if we funded higher education as if it was infrastructure? David Kernohan has been listening to the Shadow Chancellor The post The university after securonomics appeared first on Wonkhe.

article thumbnail

Healthcare-focused Oak Point University to close abruptly in April

Higher Ed Dive

The private nonprofit has faced dramatic enrollment declines and accreditation challenges in recent years.

article thumbnail

In a Step Forward for Asian American Studies, Amherst Adds a Major

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Francie Diep iStock Half a century after its founding, the field of Asian American studies continues to reach new firsts, a sign of both fresh interest and historically slow growth.

136
136
article thumbnail

‘A Difficult Time to Be Working in Student Affairs’

Inside Higher Ed

‘A Difficult Time to Be Working in Student Affairs’ Johanna Alonso Fri, 03/29/2024 - 03:00 AM Amelia Parnell, who will take over as president of NASPA on July 1, spoke with Inside Higher Ed about AI, mental health, holistic student support and more.

Students 133
article thumbnail

A team approach to PhD supervision

Wonkhe

Karen Clegg sets out a team based approach for PhD supervision and highlights the positive consequences for research culture The post A team approach to PhD supervision appeared first on Wonkhe.

200
200
article thumbnail

Eastern Gateway Community College to withdraw from accreditation process

Higher Ed Dive

The beleaguered Ohio institution, which has been on probation with HLC since 2021, will almost certainly close without access to Title IV funding.