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More students are stopping out but fewer are reenrolling

Higher Ed Dive

Students who stopped out recently are among those most likely to reenroll and succeed, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reports.

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Reckoning with the barriers to compassionate leadership in higher education

Wonkhe

Leading with compassion strengthens higher education institutions. Helen Rimmer discusses why it can be easier said than done The post Reckoning with the barriers to compassionate leadership in higher education appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Respectful, Relevant, Timely: Guiding Principles for Higher Ed Enrollment Management

MindMax

Be Respectful. Provide relevant content. Be timely. These three guiding principles make up the foundation of MindMax’s enrollment management strategy. Prospective students interested in a school’s programs use a similar decision-making process as when they buy anything on the internet, so it’s important to engage with them in ways that map to how they are accustomed to making purchasing decisions.

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The University of Michigan Demands Flattery for President — While Crushing Labor

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The administration wants a nice little poem for the president. By Silke-Maria Weineck Illustration by The Chronicle; photo by Paul Sancya, AP The administration wants a nice little poem for the president.

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Enrollment declines threaten the economic futures of college towns

Higher Ed Dive

For many U.S. communities, the long-term viability of colleges and universities is critical. Cities and towns can start preparing, experts say.

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Generative AI is coming for jobs

Wonkhe

There's been plenty of chatter surrounding generative AI and assessment - but what about the impact on careers? Mark De Freitas has some opening gambits The post Generative AI is coming for jobs appeared first on Wonkhe.

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New Report Offers Insight into HBCU ‘Secret Sauce’

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

America has woken up to the unique benefits of HBCUs for Black students. Enrollment is up , and, after a century of underfunding , some money has been coming in, from sources both public and private. Suddenly, HBCUs have cultural cachet, thanks to celebrities like Beyoncé, who honored the schools in her 2019 concert documentary Homecoming , and Deion Sanders, who brought Jackson State University’s football team to national prominence before departing last December.

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Lewis University to absorb St. Augustine College

Higher Ed Dive

Administrators at the Illinois institutions said they expect to complete the merger by the end of 2023 and operate under the Lewis banner by spring 2024.

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A new model for doctoral training informed by the community

Wonkhe

Rachel Handforth explains how academics and the community can collaborate on local challenge-based PhD projects across disciplinary areas The post A new model for doctoral training informed by the community appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Buried Alive: The (Un) told Stories of Black Women in Academia

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

“If you're silent about your pain, they'll kill you and say you enjoyed it.”― Zora Neale Hurston In 2020, large-scale protests were being organized across the country in response to the unjust murders of Breonna Taylor. Breonna Taylor’s story was yet another story of Black women and girls who succumbed to excessive force, unjust treatment, and ultimately, death at the hands of the police: Sandra Bland, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Tanisha Anderson, Atatiana Jefferson, and countless others.

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Why Not Both?: It’s time to teach accessibly AND teach accessibility! 

WCET Frontiers

This month WCET has focused on accessibility. As you may or may not know, we’ve been undertaking an accessibility review and revision of our entire website and document development practices. We held a WCET Webcast this month to feature the lessons we have learned during this process, which included WCET’s Manager of Digital Design, Rosa Calabrese, our Executive Director, Russ Poulin, and John Northup, the Director of Evaluations with WebAIM, which we have contracted with for our web

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AAUP accuses Collin College of ‘egregious’ academic freedom violations

Higher Ed Dive

The Texas institution infringed on these tenets by dismissing three professors who criticized officials, the faculty group said.

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A survey of higher education surveys

Wonkhe

From regulation to opinion, It's almost impossible to keep abreast of the scope and quality of sector polling. David Kernohan has a go The post A survey of higher education surveys appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Dr. Ontario Wooden Appointed Interim President at Alcorn State University

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Ontario Wooden has been appointed interim president at Alcorn State University, the Clarion Ledger reported. Dr. Ontario Wooden Wooden is currently provost and senior vice president at Alcorn State. He previously served in multiple roles at North Carolina Central University (NCCU), including associate vice chancellor for student success and academic outreach; associate vice chancellor for innovative, engaged, and global education; interim associate dean of the school of education; and associ

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Home Office refuses to rule out int’l restrictions

The PIE News

The Home Office has refused to rule out the possibility that it will implement a policy to restrict the number of international students coming into the country. During a recent session in parliament, John McNally, the SNP MP for the Falkirk Constituency asked education minister Robert Halfon whether he could confirm on the record that the government would not introduce an “illogical policy” designed to restrict foreign students.

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3 takeaways from the Rutgers strike

Higher Ed Dive

The first few months of 2023 saw more higher education strikes than all of 2017. Even more are likely, experts say.

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Making higher education assessment literate

Wonkhe

Artificial intelligence tools represent the latest in a series of challenges to assessment in higher education. Phil Newton asks whether the sector has the skills needed to address these. The post Making higher education assessment literate appeared first on Wonkhe.

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How to Address the Dearth in Black Male Teachers

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Samantha L. Strachan said she wants to figure out why fewer than 2% of all teachers in the U.S. are African American men and what can be done to improve that number. “While we know that they bring value to the classroom, they’re very much absent in the classroom as educators, as teachers,” said Strachan, acting chair of the Department of Teacher Education & Leadership at Alabama A&M University.

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‘Shame on You’: Over Fiery Protests, Florida's New College Trustees Deny 5 Tenure Bids

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Tom Bartlett Mike Lang, USA Today Network Protesters turn their backs to New College of Florida’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday after it rejected five professors’ bids for tenure. The tenure bids met opposition from the interim president and board members, six of whom were recently appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis. Angry students and professors denounced the decision.

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Directly engage men student-athletes in sexual assault prevention efforts, advocates say

Higher Ed Dive

It’s On Us found that surveyed athletes want to help but feel ill-prepared by their college's current training programs.

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Higher education postcard: Oxford University Press

Wonkhe

This week’s card from Hugh Jones’s postbag takes us to a city of dreaming spires and inky fingers The post Higher education postcard: Oxford University Press appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Whole-brain Teaching Strategies for the Diverse College Classroom

Faculty Focus

“I am not stupid,” he says emphatically at the beginning of the tutoring session. The first time a declaration along similar lines was made by a student visiting the writing studio, I was taken aback. “Of course, not,” I answered. “What makes you think that?” “Back home,” he says,” I was my father’s right-hand man in his contracting business. I solved everyone’s problems.

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The intricate, evolving and dizzying landscape of strategic college alliances

University Business

Mergers, acquisitions and partnerships—oh my! In today’s higher education landscape, a plethora of schools face razor-thin revenue margins and are exploring innovative ways to serve their students through strategic alliances. The playbook for any given institution’s alliances can vary wildly. For example, Lewis University and St. Augustine College announced this week their plans to merge.

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Class of 2023 says they’re eyeing mental health benefits during the job search

Higher Ed Dive

College grads whose undergraduate experience was completely shaped by COVID-19 are cautiously optimistic about their workforce readiness.

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All kinds of universities can provide skills for growth

Wonkhe

A report from the Russell Group highlights the vocational and practical aspects of an award at a "traditional" university. Jamie Roberts tells us more The post All kinds of universities can provide skills for growth appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Tuition Discount Rates Hit New High

Inside Higher Ed

Tuition Discount Rates Hit New High Featured Image at Top of Article ihe_average-tuition-discount-rates-josh-moody (2).

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UK: £9bn in tuition from non-EU in 2021/22

The PIE News

The amount of tuition UK universities made from non-EU students reached close to £9 billion in the 2021/22 academic year, a 90% increase on 2016/17 figures. UK institutions hosted 312,795 non-EU students in 2016/17, who paid a total of £4.6bn. This is compared with 559,825 non-EU students contributing £8.9bn in 2021/22, according to HESA data. Total fees from EU students has increased from £1.02bn in 2016/17 when 138,040 students enrolled to £1.06bn in 2021/22 when 120,140 EU students joined cla

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Illinois bill to create income-share agreement requirements stalls

Higher Ed Dive

The legislation would allow ISA providers to take up to 20% of college graduates’ salaries. It is opposed by consumer protection advocates.

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Podcast: Finances, CBI, disabled students

Wonkhe

This week on the podcast there’s new data on the financial health of universities - we discuss how higher education is coping with inflation and frozen fees The post Podcast: Finances, CBI, disabled students appeared first on Wonkhe.

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I've Worked in Admissions for 40 Years. It's More Stressful Than Ever.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Unreasonable expectations have become more unreasonable. By Jon Boeckenstedt Lincoln Agnew for The Chronicle Unreasonable expectations have become more unreasonable.

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BMCC Conference Celebrates 50 Years of Ethnic Studies

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

NEW YORK Students, scholars, and administrators from across the City University of New York (CUNY) gathered last week at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) for an ethnic studies conference that both reflected on the discipline’s history and showed off new and on-going work. Titled “The Legacy and Future of Ethnic Studies at CUNY,” the spread of panels, presentations, and performances marked 50 years of ethnic studies at BMCC, culminating in the creation of the department of ethnic

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Private colleges’ tuition discount rates continue to hit record highs

Higher Ed Dive

Over 90% of first-time undergraduates reported to NACUBO that they received grant aid in the 2022-23 academic year.

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Where the R&D money is spent

Wonkhe

The R&D funding ecosystem just isn't designed to level up the country. James Coe takes a look at where the money gets spent. The post Where the R&D money is spent appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Research Finds No Gender Bias in Academic Science

Inside Higher Ed

Research Finds No Gender Bias in Academic Science Featured Image at Top of Article GettyImages-700211696.

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NCAA Inclusion Forum Focuses on DEI Initiatives

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

INDIANAPOLIS—Amid the ongoing legislative battles that are being waged across the nation against a wide-range of diversity initiatives, student athletes, coaches and administrators gathered over the weekend to affirm their commitment to inclusion, vowing to push back against the onslaught. “There are no final victories,” warned Dr. Harry Edwards, professor emeritus of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley and one of the keynote speakers who addressed the more than 600 participants

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Try these strategies to improve the student experience on campus

Higher Ed Dive

Drawing on past efforts, American University's former provost suggests ways to walk in students' shoes and rebuild processes around their needs.

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HESA spring 2023: financial data

Wonkhe

HESA financial data for 2021-22 shows a struggling sector dealing with an uncertain and expensive world. David Kernohan has the charts The post HESA spring 2023: financial data appeared first on Wonkhe.

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