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What’s Higher Education’s Role in Teaching Soft Skills

MindMax

To what extent will artificial intelligence (AI) replace human workers? That’s the big question many are asking as more companies integrate AI into their operations. I certainly don’t have the answer, but I can say one thing with confidence: Even if (or when) robots take over tasks historically assigned to people, they won’t replace the soft skills that are uniquely human.

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How to convert climate grief and anxiety into hope in higher education

Wonkhe

Amidst the apocalyptic nature of the climate crisis, Sean Porter calls for education that builds hope and liberation from the current state of the world The post How to convert climate grief and anxiety into hope in higher education appeared first on Wonkhe.

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California community college professors sue over classroom DEI policies

Higher Ed Dive

The lawsuit takes aim at documents that advise instructors to avoid inflicting “curricular trauma” on students and define merit as protecting White privilege.

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New Study at CNU Aims to Identify Barriers for Women in STEM

Insight Into Diversity

Researchers at Christopher Newport University (CNU) have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to explore how gender, race/ethnicity, and social identity impact STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) faculty experiences. The $288,000 award will fund a study led by Nicole Guajardo, PhD, dean of the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences at CNU, to assess the atmosphere on campus for women in STEM and identify potential barriers to their professional success.

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Higher ed may see its first HBCU reach R1 status thanks to this grant

University Business

As it currently stands, no HBCU fits the bill for R1 status, a Carnegie Classification rank that every research institution aspires for. Only 146 colleges and universities—less than 4% of all higher education institutions—have reached this pedestal. But that could all change thanks to a new opportunity announced by the U.S. Department of Education called the Development Infrastructure Grant Program (RDI).

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AI should cause us to adopt more progressive approaches to learning

Wonkhe

As students seek ways to bridge gaps between theoretical knowledge and real-world application, Elena Rodríguez Falcón senses opportunities amidst the "threats" of generative AI The post AI should cause us to adopt more progressive approaches to learning appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Cornell will not renew Starbucks contract amid student pressure

Higher Ed Dive

The university’s agreement with the coffee giant ends in June 2025, and some students are counting Cornell’s decision to source a new vendor as win for organized labor.

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Harsh penalties approved for Florida state college employees who use restrooms that don’t correspond with gender assigned at birth

University Business

Under the new rules approved Wednesday, staff and faculty at Florida colleges can be fired if they use a restroom for a gender that does not correspond with their gender assigned at birth. Employees may also face a verbal and written warning and suspension without pay as penalty for a first offense. Colleges will be forced to fire employees after a second offense, according to the new rule’s text.

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There’s more we could do to support entrepreneurship in the arts

Wonkhe

Can you be an artist and an entrepreneur? For Robert Phillips, the word might not fit but the action does. The post There’s more we could do to support entrepreneurship in the arts appeared first on Wonkhe.

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2 more University of Wisconsin campuses weigh layoffs and furloughs

Higher Ed Dive

UW-Parkside and UW-Platteville warned employees Monday of possible cost-cutting measures as the system faces budget woes and enrollment declines.

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Ukrainian students call for end to travel ban

The PIE News

Ukrainian students continue to protest a rule that prevents men from leaving the country to study at foreign universities, while a US think tank has called on Ukraine to lift the ban. In the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, president Volodymyr Zelensky enacted martial law and banned men aged 18 to 60 from leaving the country. Initially, students already enrolled at foreign universities were exempt from the rules but this changed later in the year when border guards discovered documents

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USC will reinstate alumni status to 1,600+ graduates. Why was it ever revoked?

University Business

In 2021, a former student from USC tried making a purchase on USC’s online bookstore, considering alumni who buy through its website were provided a competitive discount on Apple products for one week of the year. But the discount failed to work. Because the student was a certificate holder and not a “degreed alumni,” according to USC Associate Senior Vice President of Alumni Relations Patrick E.

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There just isn’t enough time for students to succeed

Wonkhe

Reviewing a new dataset on how students spend their time, Jim Dickinson wonders whether there's enough hours in the day for a student to do well The post There just isn’t enough time for students to succeed appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Here’s the latest findings from Common App’s direct admissions experiment

Higher Ed Dive

The organization began piloting the model in 2021, with the latest iteration sending 33,000 automatic admissions offers to students at 13 colleges.

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Southern New Hampshire Shuttering Kenzie Academy

Inside Higher Ed

Only two years after acquiring the coding boot camp, the university cited the rise of AI and increased competition as reasons for the shutdown. Southern New Hampshire University is winding down a coding boot camp two years after acquiring it amid a rise in low-cost competition and the broad adoption of artificial intelligence tools.

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Treating an infection: How your institution must address sexual violence

University Business

The neatly dressed student sitting across from me was in her late teens, not a child and not yet an adult. Her voice was shaky, but her tone was strong. Her presence carried a confident resolve cultivated through years of playing competitive sports. However, Shelly did not come to discuss sports but instead to seek counsel as a survivor of collegiate sexual abuse.

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What are the limits to the number of international students?

Wonkhe

Jim Dickinson reviews the latest quarterly immigration stats from the Home Office, and wonders what sort of limits could exist on continued growth The post What are the limits to the number of international students? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Can the farm bill help fix underfunding for HBCUs?

Higher Ed Dive

Lawmakers have until the end of September to reauthorize the spending package, which is a significant source of funding for land-grant universities.

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Open Letter from George Washington University Language Faculty Regarding Elimination of Language Department at WVU

Academe Blog

BY KATHRYN KLEPPINGER AND GWU COLLEAGUES On Friday, August 11, administrators at West Virginia University announced an “academic transformation” that would cut 32 majors and possibly 169 faculty positions across the university, including the entire World Languages Department.

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University of Hawai?i Students Impacted by Maui Wildfires

Insight Into Diversity

More than 100 University of Hawaiʻi (UH) students from across 10 campuses were directly impacted by the Maui wildfires. As of August 21, UH Maui College is working with at least 32 students who lost their homes; 37 who were displaced and living with family, friends, or in shelters; seven who lost vehicles; and 46 who lost their jobs. More than 90 students from Maui directly impacted by the disaster are enrolled at other UH campuses.

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Falling in love with EDI data all over again

Wonkhe

Nick Cartwright and the TASO EDI Data Maturity Framework help you enjoy a better relationship with your data on equality, diversity, and inclusion The post Falling in love with EDI data all over again appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Michigan State interim leader will not seek the presidency

Higher Ed Dive

Teresa Woodruff said she wishes for a “period of stability for the university,” which has seen chronic leadership turnover since 2018.

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Minus federal oversight, states are passing their own laws on NIL deals for student-athletes

University Business

Since the passing of California’s Fair Pay to Play Act in 2019 that allowed college athletes to receive monetary compensation on behalf of their names, images and likenesses (NIL), states were quick to begin considering similar legislation of their own. Just three years later, some college students are racking upwards of a million dollars. The top 100 current NCAA student-athletes making the most money off NIL deals have earned well over $500,000.

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Australia ‘may allow’ study applicants to indicate desire to migrate

The PIE News

A new overhaul in student visa processes in Australia could permit applicants to migrate to the country via education as government seeks to bolster the workforce. Media reports from the country suggest that the Genuine Temporary Entrant requirement, used by authorities to determine whether students are coming to the country temporarily to gain a quality education, could be changed.

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A Museum Was Warned About Looted Antiquities. It Didn’t Listen.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Emory University wanted only the finest antiquities. It didn’t ask a lot of questions. By Stephanie M. Lee Emory University's art museum wanted only the finest artifacts. Hundreds of them are tied to convicted and alleged traffickers.

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Petition emerges to save Dickinson State arts programs amid $1M deficit

Higher Ed Dive

The president of the North Dakota public college is looking to cut a still-to-be-decided number of tenured faculty.

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How MSU Saved Millions Without Cutting Faculty or Programs

EAB

Podcast How MSU Saved Millions Without Cutting Faculty or Programs Episode 163. August 22, 2023. Welcome to the Office Hours with EAB podcast. You can join the conversation on social media using #EABOfficeHours. Follow the podcast on Spotify , Google Podcasts , Apple Podcasts , SoundCloud and Stitcher or visit our podcast homepage for additional episodes.

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Young, Brilliant, and Ready: Preparing Black Males for Postsecondary Opportunities and Transitions

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

By Drs. Erik M. Hines, Donna Y. Ford, Edward C. Fletcher Jr, Renae D. Mayes & Tanya J. Middleton Social media is neither honest about nor friendly toward Black males in P-12 and higher education. The hostility is blatant and polemic. Our work challenges these deficit-oriented narratives. We see the brilliance and potential in our Black males at all stages of their academic development, even before entering preschool and kindergarten.

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AI Streamlines University Contact Center Operations

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

It was the kind of problem that most colleges and universities would love to have. A few years ago, the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business at Purdue University, then known as the Krannert School of Management, was struggling to keep up with inquiries from prospective students interested in learning more about its programs. “The first issue was the volume of emails we were getting and the time it took to answer them,” says Dan Gaines, associate director of marketing and analytics at the

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The week in numbers: Why students aren’t completing college applications

Higher Ed Dive

We’re recapping five of the week’s biggest stories, from a look at barriers to prospective students to anti-trans rules governing Florida state colleges.

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These 10 college towns are the most expensive in the nation. The implications are huge

University Business

An updated report has unveiled the most expensive college towns in the nation. Those unlucky enough to make the list must be wary now of the issues it can create within its student and faculty body and the potential rifts it can develop between the community and school leadership. No other topic on higher education may intimidate parents, students and the general American public more than the issue of affordability.

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Why Does Physicist Barbie Want to Wear Pants?

Inside Higher Ed

If “femininity” and “physicist” cannot coexist even in Barbieland, how are we ever to support their coexistence in the real world, Natasha Holmes asks. Like millions of people around the world, I returned joyfully to the movie theater to see Barbie, albeit several weeks after opening weekend. I basked in the unapologetically feminist themes and felt all the emotions the media had advertised I would feel.

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At West Virginia U., Students Protest Cuts, Tell Gordon Gee to 'Go'

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Emma Pettit Kristian Thacker for the Chronicle Tim Bragg, a first-generation college student, speaks on Monday at the protest against proposed program cuts at West Virginia U. A fundamental question underlined the crowd's shouts and signs: What sort of education must a public flagship provide?

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Duke University doctoral students unionize

Higher Ed Dive

The North Carolina college had argued to the National Labor Relations Board that its graduate workers were not employees.

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Int’l student cap not off the table in Canada amid housing crisis

The PIE News

Canada could limit the number of international students it welcomes in a bid to ease housing pressures, the country’s housing minister has indicated. On August 21, Canada’s new housing minister Sean Fraser was asked if a government-imposed cap on international students could be put in place as a solution to the country’s housing crisis. “I think that is one of the options that we ought to consider but I think we should start by trying to partner with institutions to under

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The Pressing Need for Solidarity

Inside Higher Ed

Faculty members can learn from the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes by actors and writers about supporting those who are more vulnerable in academe, write Rebecca McKanna, Colleen E. Wynn and Elizabeth Ziff.

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2023 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award Winners

Insight Into Diversity

INSIGHT Into Diversity 2023 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award winners are recognized for their exemplary and innovative initiatives designed to recruit and retain underrepresented individuals in science, technology, engineering, and math. Read about them here. MS in Business Analytics – STEM-designated Adelphi University Robert B. Willumstad School of Business The STEM-designated MS in Business Analytics course at Adelphi is dedicated to increasing the number of women leaders in the field.