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Whatever happened to students at the heart of the system?

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2010 ushered in a new government that promised that students’ interests would be central to decision making. Jim Dickinson argues that it represents a decade of failure The post Whatever happened to students at the heart of the system? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Final Title IX rule enshrines protections for LGBTQI+ students

Higher Ed Dive

The Education Department's long-awaited regulations also provide protections for pregnant students and employees.

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Why Texas A&M's Lone Black Professor of Nursing Called It Quits

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Why Texas A&M's lone Black professor of nursing called it quits. By Erin Gretzinger Joan Wong for The Chronicle This is what it feels like to be in the cross hairs of the campaign against DEI.

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Punishments Rise as Student Protests Escalate

Inside Higher Ed

Punishments Rise as Student Protests Escalate kathryn.palmer… Mon, 04/15/2024 - 03:00 AM Exasperated and under intense scrutiny, some college administrators are increasingly punishing student activists with suspensions, expulsions and arrests.

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Students transition through, not just into, university

Wonkhe

There's a lot of focus on smoothing the transition into university - but what about how students make it through their experience? David Woolley and Jon Down describe the journey The post Students transition through, not just into, university appeared first on Wonkhe.

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If AI takes over more work of college graduates, where does that leave higher ed?

Higher Ed Dive

Experts at the Higher Learning Commission's annual conference shared strategies to help institutions navigate an increasingly automated world.

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On Events at Columbia University

Academe Blog

BY HANK REICHMAN As a Columbia alum (College ’69), participant in that university’s 1968 student rebellion, advocate for academic freedom and free expression rights, and as a Jew, I have followed developments at Columbia over the past few days with great interest.

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UKVI is taking a view about how much remote learning is permissible for international students

Wonkhe

UKVI has shared a draft “remote delivery” policy with higher education providers for consultation. David Kernohan spots the gaps The post UKVI is taking a view about how much remote learning is permissible for international students appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Sticker prices increasingly fail to capture college costs, research finds

Higher Ed Dive

The current system for listing college costs hampers student decisions about where to attend, a Brookings Institution report contends.

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How the FAFSA Crisis Has Stranded the Most Vulnerable College Applicants

The Chronicle of Higher Education

How the FAFSA crisis has stranded higher ed's most vulnerable applicants. By Eric Hoover Elias Williams for The Chronicle One day at a high school in April revealed the doubt, anger, and determination of students awaiting financial-aid offers.

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Annual Provosts’ Survey Shows Need for AI Policies, Worries Over Campus Speech

Inside Higher Ed

Annual Provosts’ Survey Shows Need for AI Policies, Worries Over Campus Speech Ryan Quinn Tue, 04/16/2024 - 03:00 AM Many institutions are not yet prepared to help their faculty members and students navigate artificial intelligence. That’s just one of multiple findings from Inside Higher Ed’s annual survey of chief academic officers.

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It’s back to Blackpool as NUS attempts to put a troubled period in its past

Wonkhe

As the National Union of Students conference draws near, Livia Scott reviews the people, politics and positions up for debate The post It’s back to Blackpool as NUS attempts to put a troubled period in its past appeared first on Wonkhe.

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‘We are not hospice’: The race to get faster in predicting college shutdowns

Higher Ed Dive

The Higher Learning Commission has been studying institutional closures under its purview to understand the signs of distress, officials with the accreditor said at its annual conference.

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Leaders Call for Active Resistance Against Anti-DEI Measures

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

NEW YORK – At the National Action Network (NAN) Convention in New York City, social justice leaders gathered to discuss the impact of anti-Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) legislation introduced or signed into law in states like Texas, Florida, and Alabama. Public institutions in these states are firing DEI-focused employees or redirecting their roles in an effort to comply.

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After the FAFSA Quake, a Flood of Corrections

Inside Higher Ed

After the FAFSA Quake, a Flood of Corrections Liam Knox Mon, 04/15/2024 - 03:00 AM As delays to the FAFSA rollout piled up, so did an unusual number of errors, both on student forms and in the Education Department’s eligibility calculations.

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Higher education postcard: St George’s, University of London

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This week’s card from Hugh Jones’s postbag helps tell the story of medical education in London The post Higher education postcard: St George’s, University of London appeared first on Wonkhe.

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3 charts unpacking the latest credential completion data

Higher Ed Dive

Fewer undergraduates earned credentials in 2022-23 compared to the year before, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center found.

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Tracking Higher Ed’s Dismantling of DEI

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Erin Gretzinger and Maggie Hicks Illustration by The Chronicle; iStock We've documented actions taken on dozens of campuses to alter or eliminate jobs, offices, hiring practices, and programs amid mounting political pressure to end identity-conscious recruitment and retention of minority staff and students.

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NYPD Clears Columbia Encampment, Students Arrested and Suspended

Inside Higher Ed

NYPD Clears Columbia Encampment, Students Arrested and Suspended Johanna Alonso Thu, 04/18/2024 - 05:12 PM Turmoil grips campus in the wake of President Shafik’s grilling by Congress over alleged antisemitism.

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The creative arts and a broader definition of economic value

Wonkhe

James Coe takes a look at whether there is a better way to measure the value of creative arts programmes The post The creative arts and a broader definition of economic value appeared first on Wonkhe.

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ACT partners with private equity firm, will transition to for-profit

Higher Ed Dive

The corporate structure change won't affect the price of the ACT test or students' experiences with it, the organization said.

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Identities, the Focus of Black Men’s Research Institute Symposium

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Black Men’s Research Institute (BMRI) at Morehouse College recently hosted its second spring symposium addressing Black male identities, manhood, and masculinities. BMRI Executive Director Dr. Derrick R. Brooms noted Black male identities as both a pertinent topic for Black men’s lived experiences with a particular salience for the Morehouse community during the symposium, held at Morehouse’s Shirley A.

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Helping Faculty Members Cultivate Joy in Writing

Inside Higher Ed

Helping Faculty Members Cultivate Joy in Writing Sarah Bray Fri, 04/19/2024 - 03:00 AM Academics internalize that we must “publish or perish,” but that message creates fear, loathing and pressure, write Deborah J. Cohan and Barbara J. Risman. Byline(s) Deborah J. Cohan Barbara J.

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Student feedback systems should contribute to student engagement and success, not turn students off

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Success in NSS is important, but not if it comes at the cost of hearing what students are saying right now. Evasys head of opportunities Helena Lim explores how student feedback is changing The post Student feedback systems should contribute to student engagement and success, not turn students off appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Education Department’s final Title IX regulations draw mixed reactions

Higher Ed Dive

Advocates for sexual assault survivors praised the rule, though some groups said it will undermine due process and free speech.

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Today’s College Students Aren’t Who You Think They Are. Institutions Must Rethink How They Serve Them.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A college education gave Aracely Bahenat access to a career in health care that enabled her to provide a better life for her three sons and escape violent domestic abuse. Aracely’s return to school 20 years after her first try wasn’t only about earning a degree. It was about overcoming adversity, gaining control of her life and finding a path to a better future.

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Cornell Faculty Member Arrested for Comments at Coulter Talk

Inside Higher Ed

Cornell University communication professor Monica Cornejo was arrested for disorderly conduct Tuesday during a campus seminar led by conservative media personality Ann Coulter, The Cornell Daily Sun reported. Coulter, a Cornell graduate, was concluding her presentation, “Immigration: The Conspiracy To End America,” with a question-and-answer session when Cornejo spoke up.

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UCAS equalities data, 2023 cycle

Wonkhe

The delayed release of UCAS equalities data from last cycle offers many opportunities - not least a peak into Clearing. David Kernohan gets stuck in The post UCAS equalities data, 2023 cycle appeared first on Wonkhe.

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How flexible tuition payment options keep students enrolled

Higher Ed Dive

Nelnet Payment Plans: Ease financial burdens and keep students enrolled with flexible tuition payment options.

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Racial and Gender Inequities Found in Field of Educational Measurement

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Racial and gender inequities still plague the field of educational measurement, from professional rank to salary, across academia, industry, and leadership roles. Those are the findings of a new report supported by the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), and Women in Measurement (WIM).

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UNC Board Moves Ahead With Vote on DEI Repeal

Inside Higher Ed

A committee of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors passed a measure at a public meeting Wednesday to repeal the system’s diversity and inclusion policy and replace it with a new “equality within the university” policy.

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What keeps your estates manager awake at night?

Wonkhe

When the piggy bank is empty, where should university estates directors focus their spending? Incoming AUDE Chair Syd Cottle of the University of Liverpool offers us some choices The post What keeps your estates manager awake at night? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Waiting too long can doom a college merger, experts say

Higher Ed Dive

The best window for consolidation is usually gone by the time colleges are deeply distressed, panelists at Higher Learning Commission’s conference said.

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Proctor Institute Releases Traffic Stop Perspectives Report

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute of Leadership, Equity, and Justice (Proctor Institute) has released one of its latest report on the perspectives of law enforcement. “ Police/Civilian Encounters: Officers’ Perspectives on Traffic Stops and the Climate for Policing ” is designed to increase understanding of traffic stop encounters and foster meaningful dialogue for improved relationships in communities.

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On National ‘Day of Action for Higher Ed,’ Some Rally, Others Strike

Inside Higher Ed

On National ‘Day of Action for Higher Ed,’ Some Rally, Others Strike Ryan Quinn Thu, 04/18/2024 - 03:00 AM Demonstrations, teach-ins and a graduate-worker walkout highlighted a union-supported, multi-campus event Wednesday designed to push back against attacks on academic freedom, job security and academe more broadly.

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Podcast: First in family, NUS, hybrid grads

Wonkhe

This week on the podcast there’s a new campaign to highlight first-in-family students. Will it shift the dial on public (and political) attitudes to HE? The post Podcast: First in family, NUS, hybrid grads appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Tutor.com’s ownership by Chinese firm raises student data privacy concerns

Higher Ed Dive

Some officials are scrutinizing the online tutoring service’s ability to safeguard student data, but Tutor.com says there’s no threat to privacy.

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