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Faces of the FAFSA Fiasco

Inside Higher Ed

Faces of the FAFSA Fiasco Tim Phang Tue, 06/11/2024 - 03:00 AM The botched rollout of the new federal aid form is more than just a policy failure. It’s a human crisis. Inside Higher Ed’s “Faces of the FAFSA Fiasco” tells the story of the students behind the numbers.

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A manifesto for higher education from an academic perspective

Wonkhe

Steven Jones has four asks for an incoming government from university academic staff The post A manifesto for higher education from an academic perspective appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Grand Canyon Education accused of racketeering scheme in new class action

Higher Ed Dive

Plaintiffs say that “artificial bottlenecks” in doctoral programs at Grand Canyon University, the company’s biggest client, led to higher costs than advertised.

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With newly digitized slave ship logs, Berkeley Ph.D. student examines race, power — and literacy

The Berkeley Blog

"We're reconstructing history here," William Carter said of his geography Ph.D. research and collaboration with UC Berkeley's Disabled Students' Program. The post With newly digitized slave ship logs, Berkeley Ph.D. student examines race, power — and literacy appeared first on Berkeley News.

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College Board President Will Oversee FAFSA Launch

Inside Higher Ed

College Board President Will Oversee FAFSA Launch Katherine Knott Fri, 06/14/2024 - 03:01 PM Jeremy Singer, a familiar face in higher-ed circles, will lead the department’s strategy on the 2025–26 aid application.

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Higher education postcard: University College London

Wonkhe

This week’s card from Hugh Jones’s postbag takes us to “that godless institution in Gower Street” The post Higher education postcard: University College London appeared first on Wonkhe.

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What to do when salaried employees fall below the new overtime threshold

Higher Ed Dive

There is more to the decision-making process than colleges may realize, especially with future increases and litigation on the horizon, attorneys said.

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Affirmative Action Fallout Sours Donor Relations

Inside Higher Ed

The University of Missouri system is removing racial criteria from endowed scholarships, saying they run afoul of the Supreme Court’s affirmative action ban. Donors feel disrespected—and some may be ready to go to court. Almost as soon as the Supreme Court struck down affirmative action last June, Missouri attorney general Andrew Bailey fired off a response.

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How to get the sector through the next year

Wonkhe

How would you use a nominal £750m to stave off provider collapse for the next academic year? David Kernohan weighs up the options The post How to get the sector through the next year appeared first on Wonkhe.

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University of the Arts’ sudden closure draws state, city reviews

Higher Ed Dive

The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office is reviewing the abrupt shutdown, while Philadelphia’s city council is planning a hearing over the matter.

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Can engineered plants help make baby formula as nutritious as breast milk?

The Berkeley Blog

Human breast milk contains a unique blend of prebiotic sugars that are tricky to replicate in commercial infant formula. New research shows that plants may be the perfect manufacturers. The post Can engineered plants help make baby formula as nutritious as breast milk? appeared first on Berkeley News.

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The Roots of Anti-University Rhetoric

Inside Higher Ed

The Roots of Anti-University Rhetoric Elizabeth Redden Thu, 06/13/2024 - 04:25 PM Bradford Vivian writes that growing anti-university sentiment can be traced to pro-authoritarian movements abroad.

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Defunding BTECs could cause HE participation to fall off a cliff

Wonkhe

Pausing BTEC defunding is a cost-neutral decision for an incoming government. Mary Curnock Cook assesses the impact of current policy on HE participation The post Defunding BTECs could cause HE participation to fall off a cliff appeared first on Wonkhe.

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6 Universities of Wisconsin campuses expect structural deficits in FY25

Higher Ed Dive

The deficits total $16.4 million across the 13-institution system, though this marks an improvement over the prior year’s budget.

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University of Utah Prison Education Project Admits First Cohort

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Utah Prison Education Project (UPEP) at the University of Utah is admitting its first cohort of fifteen degree-seeking students incarcerated at the Utah State Correctional Facility. Dr. Hollis Robbins UPEP’s inaugural cohort represents “a bold expression of University of Utah President Taylor Randall’s commitment to unsurpassed social impact in our state and region,” said Dr.

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Bad-Faith Counteroffers

Inside Higher Ed

Bad-Faith Counteroffers Sarah Bray Fri, 06/14/2024 - 03:00 PM Black and other minoritized faculty don’t receive equitable ones if they receive them at all, which harms both them and their Institutions, writes Jasmine L. Harris. Byline(s) Jasmine L.

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Ensuring the viability of media and communication studies is an investment in the future

Wonkhe

Degrees in media, screen, journalism, and communication studies often face public derision. Yet as Ruairí Cullen explains, these subjects show remarkable resilience and rising appeal, despite ongoing challenges The post Ensuring the viability of media and communication studies is an investment in the future appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Judge orders temporary halt to University of California strikes

Higher Ed Dive

The system said walkouts would cause "irreparable harm" if not stopped — an argument the state's employment relations board has twice denied.

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IHE’s 10 recommendations for incoming UK government

The PIE News

A modern and diverse tertiary education system that promotes innovation, excellence and flexibility is within grasp, according to IHE , but certain actions from government could help to deliver real choice and innovation, power leading industries and support every student to succeed in reaching their potential. “This is our blueprint for change,” said Alex Proudfoot, IHE chief executive.

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No, AI Should Not Be a Student’s Co-Pilot

Inside Higher Ed

Treating AI as a co-pilot is tempting, but in learning, the bigger temptation is for students to use it as a subcontractor, and that’s not good. I have a friend who works in an education-related capacity (not as a teacher) who had been putting off their investigations of generative AI (artificial intelligence) and large language models until the end of semester when they had the bandwidth to do some exploring.

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Everyone can play a role in changing the perception of international students

Wonkhe

How can universities turn around the perception of students who come to the UK to study? Carsyn Wiley has ideas. The post Everyone can play a role in changing the perception of international students appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Pittsburgh Technical in ‘imminent’ danger of closing, MSCHE says

Higher Ed Dive

The notice came just days after Triangle Tech, a for-profit trade college in the area, announced it would shut down.

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SAT Problem, Solved

Jon Boeckenstedt

Last week, I wrote about how College Board and the Highly Rejective Colleges are to blame for the concerns being expressed by many high school and independent counselors about the lack of SAT testing sites in their communities. In some discussion groups I participate in, these concerns are increasing and amplifying.

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Federal Innovation Push Brings ‘Moment of Change’ for Community Colleges

Inside Higher Ed

Federal Innovation Push Brings ‘Moment of Change’ for Community Colleges kathryn.palmer… Fri, 06/14/2024 - 03:00 AM As the National Science Foundation ramps up investment in technological innovation, community colleges are training the workforce needed to support emerging scientific advances.

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Institutional research can be a path to league table success

Wonkhe

People always ask Guardian league table compiler Matt Hiely-Rayner how their university can do better in rankings. For him, the answer lies in institutional research The post Institutional research can be a path to league table success appeared first on Wonkhe.

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St. Cloud State University saves 4 programs from the chopping block

Higher Ed Dive

But the Minnesota public institution is still making deep cuts, with 42 degree and 50 minor programs slated for elimination.

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USC School of Dramatic Arts to Offer Free Tuition for MFA

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts will offer tuition-free course study in its Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) degree programs in acting and dramatic writing starting in the 2024-25 academic year. Dr. Emily Roxworthy “Removing the tuition burden for the MFA acting and writing programs is an important investment in the future of storytelling and the performing arts,” said Dr.

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Coursera Launches AI Plagiarism Detector

Inside Higher Ed

Coursera Launches AI Plagiarism Detector Lauren.Coffey@… Wed, 06/12/2024 - 03:00 AM Institutional interest prompted the creation of the new AI tools even as debate rages over AI verification.

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Mentoring to widen access

Wonkhe

Adam Runacres explains how listening to students can improve programmes where mentoring id designed to help them reach higher education The post Mentoring to widen access appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Penn State to pare down commonwealth leadership after buyout offers

Higher Ed Dive

Eleven campuses will soon be run by four regional chancellors, after 10% of employees accepted voluntary buyout packages.

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London Higher campaign lauds “safe and welcoming” UK capital

The PIE News

The digitally-led Study London campaign , which launches on June 12, will “mirror core messaging” from the British Council’s Study UK campaign – albeit with a London focus. It will “set the record straight on popular misconceptions”, London Higher said, and will feature stories from real-life students and graduates to show what being a student in the city is really like.

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What Prompted Pittsburgh Technical College to Close?

Inside Higher Ed

What Prompted Pittsburgh Technical College to Close? Josh Moody Wed, 06/12/2024 - 03:00 AM Beyond the college’s business challenges, President Alicia Harvey-Smith alleges “orchestrated attacks” sank PTC. Her critics say it was the president’s incompetence.

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HESA Spring 2024: Graduate Outcomes

Wonkhe

Data on the graduating class that had to deal with Liz Truss's economy. David Kernohan wonders why things didn't look worse for them The post HESA Spring 2024: Graduate Outcomes appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Federal judge blocks Title IX rule from taking effect in 4 states

Higher Ed Dive

The injunction came as part of a Louisiana-led lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education, one of many the agency is facing.

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A Climate of Fear Comes for Scholarship

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Intimidation at Columbia and Harvard is an ominous sign of things to come. By Andrew Koppelman Lincoln Agnew for The Chronicle Intimidation at Columbia and Harvard is an ominous sign of things to come.

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Divided Over Digital Learning

Inside Higher Ed

Divided Over Digital Learning Johanna Alonso Wed, 06/12/2024 - 03:00 AM A new report finds that students are much less likely than their professors to favor in-person instruction, but far more inclined to use (and pay for) generative AI.

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Podcast: Manifestos, academic experience, flirting

Wonkhe

This week on the podcast all the major parties have their manifestos out for the General Election. What's in there for students or universities? The post Podcast: Manifestos, academic experience, flirting appeared first on Wonkhe.

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