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Are the low-value courses in the room with us now?

Wonkhe

Proposals for a low-value course cull are supposedly in the student interest. Jim Dickinson goes looking for some student input into the debate The post Are the low-value courses in the room with us now? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Pew: Almost half of adults say the importance of a college degree has declined

Higher Ed Dive

The research center found that just 1 in 4 adults say a four-year degree is a "very or extremely important" part of getting a well-paid job.

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Faculty Power on the Line in Kentucky

Inside Higher Ed

Faculty Power on the Line in Kentucky Ryan Quinn Wed, 06/05/2024 - 03:00 AM University of Kentucky leaders are on the verge of replacing a strong University Senate with a purely advisory body. Faculty members are asking a simple question: Why?

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The Harvard Corporation Tries to Kill Faculty Governance

The Chronicle of Higher Education

This is about a lot more than one university's disciplinary action. By Andrew Manuel Crespo and Kirsten Weld Illustration by The Chronicle; Aaron M. Sprecher, AP This is about a lot more than one university's disciplinary action.

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Students are turning to self-employment to fund their studies

Wonkhe

Increasing numbers of students are using self-employment as a component of supporting their living costs. Robert Phillips asks whether universities can help The post Students are turning to self-employment to fund their studies appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Inside the final, chaotic days of Goddard College

Higher Ed Dive

Founded as a radical experiment in education, the Vermont institution’s closure follows years of mounting tensions between administration and the rank and file.

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Colorado to Cover Two Years’ Tuition at Any Public College

Inside Higher Ed

Colorado to Cover Two Years’ Tuition at Any Public College jessica.blake@… Tue, 06/04/2024 - 03:00 AM The tax-credit–based aid program provides a last-dollar reimbursement to cover up to 65 credits for any student with a household income of $90,000 or less.

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Making space for creativity is a practical challenge but one that has intense value for educators

Wonkhe

Adobe Education’s Mark Andrews reflects on insight from educators on what supports their creativity The post Making space for creativity is a practical challenge but one that has intense value for educators appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Working-age adult population with some college but no credential jumps 2.9%, report finds

Higher Ed Dive

However, over 943,000 stopped-out students reenrolled in 2022-23, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

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Is This Famous Misinformation Expert Spreading Misinformation?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Is a world-famous misinformation expert spreading misinformation? By Stephanie M. Lee Roger Lemoyne for The Chronicle Joan Donovan claims that Meta’s influence cost her a job at Harvard. Does her story stand up to scrutiny?

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New Book Examines Foster Care Students in College

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In his new book, From Foster Care to College , Dr. Royel M. Johnson, an associate professor and director at the University of Southern California (USC) Rossier School of Education, shines a light on an often-forgotten subset of students. Through capturing the lived experiences of foster youth in college, Johnson found that, beyond the misconceptions that plague them, foster youth are a remarkably resilient group with college-going aspirations.

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Tough questions for government and institutions to fix higher education’s finances

Wonkhe

For Alistair Jarvis, both the sector and the government have work to do if universities are to remain financially solvent The post Tough questions for government and institutions to fix higher education’s finances appeared first on Wonkhe.

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University of the Arts president resigns, Temple eyes possible merger

Higher Ed Dive

Kerry Walk announced she is leaving the Philadelphia university days after it announced suddenly it would shutter permanently this week.

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Texas Professors Sue to Further Limit Student Access to Abortion

Inside Higher Ed

Two University of Texas at Austin professors have joined a state lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education and Education Department officials to block new Title IX regulations from going into effect this summer.

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Dr. Karrie Dixon Elected Chancellor of North Carolina Central University

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Karrie Dixon has been elected chancellor of North Carolina Central University (NCCU). Dr. Karrie Dixon “Being a part of this incredible community of scholars, innovators and leaders on the sloping hills and verdant green is a dream come true,” said Dixon. “NCCU embodies grit, innovation, leadership, purpose and legacy, and I am committed to building on our rich traditions and ensuring that our students, faculty, staff and alumni have the tools and opportunities necessary to succeed,” she sai

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What are a future Labour government’s options to secure the future of higher education?

Wonkhe

After the election, there will be thinking to be done about the sustainability of the higher education sector. Debbie McVitty parses out the options The post What are a future Labour government’s options to secure the future of higher education? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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University of Missouri System moves to strip racial criteria from donated scholarship funds

Higher Ed Dive

The four-university network’s governing board asked for court permission to remove the eligibility requirements from over four dozen award programs.

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Lost in Translation? AI Adds Hope and Concern to Language Learning

Inside Higher Ed

Lost in Translation? AI Adds Hope and Concern to Language Learning Lauren.Coffey@… Thu, 06/06/2024 - 03:00 AM Foreign language classes have seen declines for years. AI could hasten—or help—it.

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AI and the Death of Student Writing

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The move away from true hands-on scholarship feels tragic. By Lisa Lieberman Harry Campbell for The Chronicle The move away from true hands-on scholarship feels tragic.

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Digital storytelling for twenty-first century changemaking

Wonkhe

Katy Shaw explores how digital fluency unlocks the deeply human capability to tell stories, make connections and influence change The post Digital storytelling for twenty-first century changemaking appeared first on Wonkhe.

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University of the Arts’ accreditor looks to correct the record on closure timeline

Higher Ed Dive

News of the institution’s pending shutdown first came in an accreditation notice. But the accreditor says it wasn’t supposed to happen that way.

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Turning Students’ College Intentions Into Enrollments

Inside Higher Ed

Turning Students’ College Intentions Into Enrollments jessica.blake@… Mon, 06/03/2024 - 03:00 AM A new survey from Art & Science Group suggests colleges should invest in cultivating recent high school grads who have considered a 4-year degree but not followed through.

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Claudia Sheinbaum just became Mexico’s first female president. It’s not surprising, Berkeley historian says.

The Berkeley Blog

"I see this as, in some ways, a pretty natural outcome for a country that committed officially decades ago to increasing women’s presence in government," said UC Berkeley historian Margaret Chowning. The post Claudia Sheinbaum just became Mexico’s first female president. It’s not surprising, Berkeley historian says. appeared first on Berkeley News.

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Whatever happens to the Lifelong Learning Entitlement, the problems it is trying to solve remain

Wonkhe

HE leaders are sceptical whether the Lifelong Learning Entitlement will survive the election. But, argues Dan Heard, the next government will still need a solution that addresses productivity with flexible provision The post Whatever happens to the Lifelong Learning Entitlement, the problems it is trying to solve remain appeared first on Wonkhe.

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This week in 5 numbers: ‘Some college, no credential’ population grows

Higher Ed Dive

We’re rounding up top recent stories, from an increase in working-age adults who left college before finishing their programs to another sudden closure.

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New Commission on Faith-Based Institutions Launched

Inside Higher Ed

New Commission on Faith-Based Institutions Launched Sara Weissman Wed, 06/05/2024 - 03:00 AM A group of leaders of religiously affiliated colleges and universities gathered in Washington, D.C., for a first meeting hosted by the American Council on Education.

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What Piece of a Cyber Resilience Strategy Is Your University Missing?

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

As cybersecurity threats against higher education institutions evolve in complexity, colleges and universities need to be ready for anything. Because higher education is one of the sectors cybercriminals target most often, institutions must not think of cyberattacks as merely a possibility. Rather, they should be on guard against inevitable attacks on the valuable data on their networks.

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English degrees help students change the world

Wonkhe

Gail Marshall and Andrew McRae explain the campaign that's aimed at promoting English degrees for their creative, critical and vocational potential The post English degrees help students change the world appeared first on Wonkhe.

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A thousand cuts: A look at colleges making restructuring moves

Higher Ed Dive

Institutions are downsizing in ways both large and small as they try to close budget gaps and manage enrollment declines.

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Can University of the Arts Be Saved?

Inside Higher Ed

Can University of the Arts Be Saved? Josh Moody Thu, 06/06/2024 - 03:00 AM After the Philadelphia institution announced a sudden closure Friday, a Temple University trustee floated the idea of a merger. But what led it to close in the first place?

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Research Finds that Higher Ed is Responsive to Labor Markets

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A new study finds that colleges and universities are responding to changing labor market needs. Dr. Kevin Stange " Skills, Majors, and Jobs: Does Higher Education Respond? ” is the most recent study by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and part of a multiyear research project led by Dr. Kevin Stange, co-director of the University of Michigan's Education Policy Initiative.

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Transparency is better a better tool than regulation to improve the work of international agents

Wonkhe

Governments seemed settled on a desire to regulate international agents, and the sector seems to agree. Louise Nicol wonders whether more and better data is what we really need The post Transparency is better a better tool than regulation to improve the work of international agents appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Education Department civil rights cases eclipse prior year’s record high

Higher Ed Dive

A report confirming an unprecedented caseload comes as the education secretary and civil rights groups plead for more funding.

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A Vast, Untapped Pool of Stopped-Out Students

Inside Higher Ed

A Vast, Untapped Pool of Stopped-Out Students Liam Knox Thu, 06/06/2024 - 03:00 AM Each year millions of students enter the growing cohort of adults with some college but no degree. As enrollment struggles mount, institutions are starting to pay attention.

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Cardona Calls for FSA Changes, But Experts Say the Damage is Done

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

It’s been a year of missteps, miscalculations, confusion, delays, glitches, and frustration after the botched launch of the simplified FAFSA, which has prevented financial aid packages from being awarded to students with ample time to make plans for their future. Last week, Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel A. Cardona released a letter to Federal Student Aid (FSA) staff which acknowledged the errors made and a need for departmental modernization, which he outlined in an eight-point plan.

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Podcast: Post-election, manifestos, Mickey Mouse

Wonkhe

This week on the podcast we talk about potential HE policy after the election - could a tuition fee rise be on the cards in England if Labour wins? The post Podcast: Post-election, manifestos, Mickey Mouse appeared first on Wonkhe.

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University of the Arts announces abrupt closure, citing unexpected cash shortfall and expenses

Higher Ed Dive

The 148-year-old Philadelphia college will close June 7 after years of enrollment declines.