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From Lone Star College Custodian to Dean

Inside Higher Ed

Reyna Gómez Tippetts says community colleges are “the gateway for education” and provide an opportunity “to help you get to the next step.” Earning a high school diploma, let alone a college degree, once seemed like an unattainable goal to Reyna Gómez Tippetts. When she was growing up with a poor, single mother in a shack with a dirt floor and cardboard walls, dreaming big wasn’t part of the culture.

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Final Title IX rules likely to be pushed beyond October

Higher Ed Dive

The Education Department hasn’t even sent its regulatory plans to the Office of Management and Budget, which can take up to 120 days to review them.

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I spent the last six months travelling alongside commuter students. Here’s what I learned

Wonkhe

Commuter students have all kinds of different experiences. Emma Maslin's research seeks to better understand their journeys The post I spent the last six months travelling alongside commuter students. Here’s what I learned appeared first on Wonkhe.

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The Promise and Challenges of AI in Higher Ed

WCET Frontiers

The biggest topic in higher education right now, at least in my opinion, is artificial intelligence. There are various stories in higher education news about what impact AI will have on students, instructors, and the education field at large. This week, we welcome Marc Watkins, Academic Innovation Fellow from the University of Mississippi. Marc joins us to discuss the potential of AI in digital learning and to highlight the amazing work happening at his institution to prepare faculty and student

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The First 3-Year Degree Programs Win Approval

Inside Higher Ed

BYU-Idaho and Ensign College will launch truncated bachelor’s degree programs next spring after getting the go-ahead from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Three-year bachelor’s degrees are coming to Brigham Young University–Idaho and affiliated Ensign College next year, following approval of the truncated programs by an accrediting body.

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Cal State system and faculty union hit bargaining impasse, strike threat looms

Higher Ed Dive

The parties will participate in state-administered mediation after failing to find agreement on issues like pay and parental leave.

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What even is a “full-time” course anyway?

Wonkhe

Jim Dickinson tries to make sense of regs defining a "full time" course that a student has to "attend", and finds a mess built on outdated assumptions that universities may nevertheless want to maintain The post What even is a “full-time” course anyway? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Winter intake offers final entry before UK dependant visa changes

The PIE News

A small number of UK universities are offering an early winter intake that will enable international students to avoid the impact of visa changes that will prevent dependants from joining them from January 2024. While some universities have been offering November starts for a number of years, others have created a new intake specifically for 2023. Traditionally, the UK opens a ‘second’ postgraduate intake in the month of January to create additional places for applicants on some of the most popu

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Legacy admissions under fire: Carleton abandons, Georgetown students petition, Pa. senator proposes ban

Higher Ed Dive

Criticisms against legacy preferences have escalated since the Supreme Court decision striking down race-conscious admissions.

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The power and pace of philanthropy in higher education

Wonkhe

What’s the state of fundraising in UK higher education? Introducing a new report, Nik Miller and Joanna Motion are learning from the past and looking to the future The post The power and pace of philanthropy in higher education appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Integrating Generative AI into Higher Education: Considerations

Educause

Integrating AI into higher education is not a futuristic vision but an inevitability. Colleges and universities must adapt and prepare students, faculty, and staff for their AI-infused futures.

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UK grads seek opportunities in TEFL abroad

The PIE News

UK graduates unable to find work are actively seeking out opportunities teaching English abroad, according to a new survey. According to the survey conducted by The TEFL Academy , over 30% of UK respondents had chosen to teach English abroad as a direct result of challenges in finding employment in their field of study. “Finding out your degree is not worth the paper it’s printed on is hugely disappointing.

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Georgia public colleges put end to required DEI statements in hiring

Higher Ed Dive

The 26-institution system also prohibited colleges from requiring diversity statements as part of employee training.

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Employability is boosted when we focus on psychological capital

Wonkhe

Students’ understanding of employability goes beyond simple listing of “transferable” skills. Vicki Harvey explains the role of psychological capital The post Employability is boosted when we focus on psychological capital appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Howard University Undergoes Home Restoration of Civil Rights Activist Mary Church Terrell

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Using a grant from the U.S. National Park Service, Howard University is restoring the home of civil rights activist Mary Church Terrell. This endeavor was funded by an African American Civil Rights (AACR) grant from the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund, which has given out more than a total of $2 billion in historic preservation grants since 1977.

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UK buoyed by China short courses restart

The PIE News

Stakeholders in the UK’s educational travel and ELT sectors have predicted they will see a boost in the next year amid China restarting short-term tours to over 130 countries. It was announced in August that China’s long-term ban on outbound tours, which included English language short-term courses, would be coming to an end for destinations including the UK, US, Japan, Australia, South Korea and India, as well as most countries in Europe.

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Cox College to close and transition operations to new healthcare education alliance

Higher Ed Dive

The private Missouri nonprofit is shuttering sometime after the spring 2025 term and folding into an alliance with other colleges and a public school system.

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We have the NHS workforce plan. What next?

Wonkhe

The NHS Long-Term Workforce Plan will have to reckon with a chronic shortage of nurses – and a recent dip in nursing applicants. Beth Craigie and Rob Waterson think through how universities can contribute The post We have the NHS workforce plan. What next? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Ex-Professor's Clown Fetish Led to Police Reports, Harassment Claims.

Inside Higher Ed

Students alleged that a now former Nicholls State University assistant geography professor with a self-described clown “fetish” asked them to paint their own faces or to let him paint them, according to reports from The Nic

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We're Making the Same Title IX Mistakes. Again

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Eight-hundred pages of newly obtained documents show a surprising lack of foresight. By KC Johnson Derek Brahney for The Chronicle Eight-hundred pages of newly obtained documents show a surprising lack of foresight.

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University of Arizona may be partly on the hook for $72M in discharged Ashford loans

Higher Ed Dive

A senior Education Department official said the agency would seek to recoup the cost from both the online college’s current and previous owners.

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Dogs, farts and regurgitated Rubik’s cubes – the golden age of Freshers novelty acts

Wonkhe

As Freshers Weeks modernise across UK campuses, Jim Dickinson looks back to the 90s to remember the novelty acts that once entertained new students The post Dogs, farts and regurgitated Rubik’s cubes – the golden age of Freshers novelty acts appeared first on Wonkhe.

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UNC Faculty Member Killed, Allegedly by Grad Student

Inside Higher Ed

Students spent three terrifying hours on lockdown while police investigated a fatal shooting at a science building in the center of the Chapel Hill campus. A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty member was shot and killed on campus Monday, according to a statement from Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz. Police arrested the alleged shooter, whom local media organizations identified as a UNC graduate student after matching his photo with institutional records.

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Vassar Professors Sue Over Gender Pay Gap, Claiming Discrimination Against Women on the Faculty

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Megan Zahneis Pat Kinsella for The Chronicle Female professors at the college have been underpaid for two decades, and the disparity between them and male colleagues has only widened over time, a new lawsuit claims.

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Survey: Over 4 in 5 college seniors report burnout during undergraduate experience

Higher Ed Dive

Handshake found that the majority of the class of 2024 expects to carry those feelings into their early careers.

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Go time for the new Welsh regulator

Wonkhe

It’s time for CTER to start planning. Michael Salmon leafs through the in-tray The post Go time for the new Welsh regulator appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Praying for a Merger Miracle

Inside Higher Ed

Vermont State University, a union of three struggling colleges, welcomed its first class last week. But with enrollment flagging, the impact of the merger remains uncertain. Students arriving on the former campuses of Northern Vermont University, Castleton University and Vermont Technical College for the start of classes last week were greeted with banners, T-shirts and pennants bearing a different name: Vermont State University, accompanied by the slogan “We Are One.

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The Political Machine Behind the War on Academic Freedom

The Chronicle of Higher Education

How conservative activists use state legislatures to control what colleges can teach. By Steven Brint Ricardo Rey for The Chronicle How conservative activists use state legislatures to control what colleges can teach.

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West Virginia University no longer plans to completely eliminate world languages

Higher Ed Dive

However, the public flagship institution still is looking to cut all bachelor’s and master’s language programs.

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Webinar: Mental Health Equity on Campuses Requires More Extensive Work

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

It’s not enough to make statements. It’s not enough to create working groups. It’s not enough to pay attention to only some parts of the larger problem. When it comes to improving mental health equity on college campuses, more work just needs to be done, mental health experts said during a webinar Wednesday. (left to right, top to bottom) Dr. Shawnté Elbert; Dr.

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German university suspends China-funded scholars

The PIE News

A German university has stopped accepting students funded by the Chinese government as the country grapples with its relationship with China. Germany’s Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) has temporarily suspended researchers and students holding scholarships from the China Scholarship Council from joining the institution, reportedly due to concerns around espionage and academic freedom.

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Is #AcademicTwitter Over?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Zachary Schermele Illustration by The Chronicle; iStock images The once-popular, ever-controversial website is imploding, critics say. What, if anything, does higher ed stand to lose?

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How the FAFSA delay could impact colleges and students

Higher Ed Dive

The December release could affect institutional staffing, financial aid deadlines and what colleges students attend.

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A Flagship Research University… Without Language Degrees or Math Ph.D.s?

Inside Higher Ed

A Flagship Research University… Without Language Degrees or Math Ph.D.s? Featured Image at Top of Article WVU_01 (1).

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Australia closes work access loophole by ending 408 Covid visa

The PIE News

The Albanese government in Australia has announced that it is ending a visa that sector stakeholders say students have been utilising to end their studies early and access full-time work in the country. Estimates suggest that around 30% of 100,000 individuals currently on 408 Covid visas in Australia are former international students. Peak bodies have welcomed the government decision to end the visa as it closes a loophole that has been used to access the jobs market.

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5 Steps to Integrate Climate Action Into Your Courses This Fall

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The wildfires, heat waves, and floods that increasingly appear on our news feeds are real. Small actions can be an antidote to despair. By Karen Costa LJ Davids for The Chronicle The wildfires, heat waves, and floods that increasingly appear on our news feeds are real. Small actions can be an antidote to despair.

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Justice Department settles with Kansas college accused of discriminating against Black students

Higher Ed Dive

Highland Community College will need to rework policies around discipline, campus security, housing and racial harassment.