2022

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Do test-optional policies increase diversity?

Higher Ed Data Stories

If you want a definitive answer, you can stop now. As Mark Twain allegedly said, "I was gratified to be able to give an answer right away. I said I didn't know." However, critics of test optional like to trot out this study from 2014 , suggesting test-optional policies do not increase diversity. There are a couple of problems with using that paper to prop up this argument, however: First, the study included about 200 liberal arts colleges, and nowhere does it suggest that the conclusions can be

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Covid-19 safety on campus, in 2022

Wonkhe

Are our working and learning places safe from Covid-19? Sol Gamsu surveys the state of the campus in 2022. The post Covid-19 safety on campus, in 2022 appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Ben Sasse hit the jackpot with his University of Florida contract

Higher Ed Dive

A five-year contract's $10 million value isn't even the most unusual benefit the Nebraska senator will receive when he changes jobs, two experts find.

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It was NEVER about Deion: HBCU Realities VS. Perceptions

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Family, it is time for a chat! Pull up a seat or make whatever adjustments that you need to make so that my brothers and I can rap with you. Over the last few days, we have seen countless opinions internal and external to the HBCU community regarding the exit of Coach Prime [Deion Sanders] from Jackson State University. There have been many opinions flying across Twitter, Facebook, and even national news stations like CNN.

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‘An Extraordinarily Hostile Move’: New School Threatens to Withhold Pay in Adjunct Strike

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Katherine Mangan. After a three-week-old walkout by 1,800 part-time faculty members, the university also demanded that full-timers certify they are working. Meanwhile, angry parents are threatening a lawsuit.

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Mental health issues among grad students shouldn't be taboo (opinion)

Inside Higher Ed

Category: Carpe Careers When mental health topics are taboo, grad students suffer in silence, write Christiann Gaines and Rebekah Layton, who explore ways the academic community can support trainees. Editorial Tags: Career Advice Graduate students Mental Health Show on Jobs site: Image Source: CreativeDesignArt/digitalvision vectors/getty images Image Size: Thumbnail-horizontal Multiple Authors: Christiann Gaines Rebekah Layton Is this diversity newsletter?

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What I wish every Minister and MP would see …

HEPI

This blog has been kindly written by Dr Diana Beech, Chief Executive Officer of London Higher, the representative body for more than 40 universities and higher education colleges across the capital. Diana was previously Policy Adviser to three successive Universities Ministers and is currently Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors at the University of Worcester.

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Changes to the Coursera team

Coursera blog

Earlier today, Coursera CEO Jeff Maggioncalda shared the following email with Coursera employees: Courserians, My 25 years as a CEO have included some pretty rough times – the dot com bubble bursting, the 2008 financial crisis, and a global lockdown. While macroeconomic challenges are always tough, I know from experience that it’s most painful when those factors impact people’s livelihoods.

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‘Universities must engage in lifelong learning’ – UNESCO

The PIE News

The future of universities depends on their ability to provide ‘lifelong learning’ that equips non-traditional students with in-demand skills, UNESCO warned last week. . David Atchoarena, director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning , called on universities to engage with continuing and adult education at the first Global Lifelong Learning Summit held in Singapore in November. .

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The Copyright Claims Board: Worrying Implications for Scholarship

Educause

The Copyright Claims Board helps rights holders but may expose researchers and students to litigation. Higher education institutions and research libraries can position themselves to support students and prevent possible risks to scholarship.

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How customer relations tech is helping 11 HBCUs accelerate admissions

University Business

HBCUs are getting an admissions boost from a top-notch CRM system acquired through a nonprofit initiative to level the playing field in higher ed technology. CRM, for those who don’t know, stands for customer relationship management, and it can be critical to successful recruitment and enrollment. But due to the cost of some CRM technology, a number of HBCUs were losing ground due to their outdated admissions platforms—in fact, a few were still processing paper applications, says Cecilia M

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The four foundations of belonging at university

Wonkhe

New research from Wonkhe and Pearson shows four foundations to student belonging. The post The four foundations of belonging at university appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Why doesn’t the Education Department collect racial data on college applicants?

Higher Ed Dive

A new report calls for gathering deeper information on other admissions factors, too, like institutions’ legacy preferences and early decision programs.

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New Study Reveals the Anti-CRT Agenda is Really about Denying Racism and Revising History

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A new study conducted by the ultra-conservative Manhattan Institute and published by the City Journal claims to prove that Critical Race Theory (CRT) is being taught in K-12 education. However, their claim is false, because they misrepresented CRT to prove their point. According to the study, evidence that CRT is being taught in school comes from recent high school graduates endorsing the following four statements: (1) “America is a systemically racist country,” (2) “white people have white priv

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My Cartoonish Cancellation

The Chronicle of Higher Education

How I became the subject of an equity investigation at the University of Michigan. By Phoebe Gloeckner. Phoebe Gloeckner. How I became the subject of an equity investigation at the University of Michigan.

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Are Microcredentials Finally Gaining Traction?

Inside Higher Ed

Blog: Learning Innovation This month, the London School of Economics (LSE) expanded its degree partnership with 2U to launch a series of edX microcredentials that provide learners with a flexible, stackable pathway towards pursuing a fully online undergraduate education. Wim Van der Stede , LSE’s new Academic Dean for Extended Education, graciously agreed to answer my questions about these new programs.

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Should there be a new statutory duty of care for students in higher education?

HEPI

This post has been kindly written for HEPI by Bob Abrahart. Parliamentary petition …. Twenty-five bereaved families have petitioned Parliament, wanting a statutory duty of care for students in higher education. University documentation frequently refers to a duty of care, so most people will be astonished to learn that it is only a ‘moral intention’.

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Five Things to Do During the Grumpy Time of the Semester

Faculty Focus

If you have taught before, then you are familiar with the grumpy time of the semester. This is when the semester starts to feel long. It is usually about two-thirds to three-quarters of the way through the semester when we (and our students) start to feel a little grumpier. We believe there is value in acknowledging this eventuality, naming it, and then proactively and intentionally devising plans for what to do when we get into the grumpy time of the semester.

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How to Stay Ahead of 4 Emerging Cybersecurity Threats in Higher Ed

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

The cybersecurity threat landscape in higher education is constantly evolving. According to VMware’s “Global Incident Response Threat Report,” emerging threats against APIs and containers have gained traction during the past year, as have attacks using deepfakes. Supply chain threats also have become a significant concern, and all signs say that they will get worse in the near future.

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Australia hosts annual Global Agent Week

The PIE News

Australia has spent the week celebrating its biggest export economy with a virtual showcase and conference for all professional recruiters and agencies sending students to study in the country. Global Agent Week 2022 opened with a ministerial address from Minister for Trade and Tourism, Don Farrell. “The Albanese Government supports our world-class international education sector,” Farrell said, highlighting commitment to the sector by the highest echelons of the Australian government.

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Top 10 IT Issues, 2023: Foundation Models

Educause

The EDUCAUSE 2023 Top 10 IT Issues help describe the foundation models that colleges and universities will develop next year and beyond, acting on what was learned in the pandemic and framed by the three building blocks of leadership, data, and work and learning.

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The Strike at the University of California

Academe Blog

BY MICHAEL MERANZE The Strike continues with no end in sight. Although there have been tentative agreements concerning Post-Docs and Academic Researchers, in the Academic Student Employee and Student Researcher units, the parties appear to remain well apart on the fundamental economic issues.

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Cisco and Victoria University – a partnership with deep connections and new possibilities

Cisco blogs - Education

The breadth and depth of Cisco’s strategic relationship with Victoria University has been described as allowing the university to do things they couldn’t otherwise touch in a new video profiling the University’s partnership with Cisco. Cisco’s partnership extends well beyond the supply of technology enabling administration, teaching and learning and research.

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NYU agrees to improve student housing accessibility under ADA

Higher Ed Dive

An agreement with the Justice Department covers some 4,000 student housing units across more than 30 facilities the nonprofit university owns and leases.

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New Report: Faculty Remain Stubbornly White

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Despite pledges from campus leaders to diversify all facets of their institutions, faculty have remained stubbornly white, according to a new report from the Education Trust, a non-profit that works to close opportunity and achievement gaps. “It reflects something that we’ve long known,” said Dr. Kimberly A. Griffin, professor and dean of the College of Education at the University of Maryland. “ That the student body is diversifying much faster than the faculty is. ” The report, based on 2020 da

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How the Largest Higher-Ed Strike in U.S. History Blew Up Finals

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Grace Mayer and Carolyn Kuimelis. Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News, Getty Images Gloria Bartolo, a doctoral student in molecular biology, leads a strike march by UCLA postdocs on Thursday. Across the University of California, students and professors aren't sure how they'll get through the end of the term.

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Possible loan cancellation has implications for midterm elections

Inside Higher Ed

Image: President Biden has yet to deliver what experts say could be a strong political catalyst among Democrats and young voters: widespread student debt relief. Biden said he would deliver a final decision on whether to cancel at least some of the $1.7 trillion currently owed to the federal government in student loan debt by the end of August but has yet to indicate a plan.

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German Auto Corporations and the Holocaust: Why are Porsche, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen Suppressing Accountability for their Nazi Pasts?

The Berkeley Blog

Many German corporations benefited enormously from supporting and advancing Nazi persecution, particularly through the use of abusive forced labor often entailing torture and frequently leading to injury, illness, and premature death during World War 2 and the Holocaust. While some German corporations have acknowledged their crimes fully and sought to direct funds towards public education.

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New medical schools: the story so far

HEPI

In September, HEPI, with support from the University of Sunderland, hosted a roundtable dinner on the future of medical education in the UK. When the then health secretary, Thérèse Coffey, unveiled her winter plan, criticism focused on her failure to address shortages in the NHS workforce. This is a longstanding issue and universities have been at the heart of attempts to tackle it.

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Virtual Reality Helps Students Experience Healthcare Scenarios

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Augusta University’s College of Nursing realized it needed to better train students on how to support family members when patients are near the end of life after recent graduates told faculty how emotionally unprepared they were the first time they faced the situation.

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UK: More students switching to skilled worker visa on arrival

The PIE News

Stakeholders in the UK sector are reporting increasing numbers of international students dropping out soon after enrolment in order to accept employment offers in the care sector. Changes to the skilled worker visa system mean that applicants are no longer required to hold a degree level qualification to apply. Students who can secure a job offer from an employer approved by the Home Office, can then apply to switch from the student route visa to the skilled worker visa immediately, without any

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Digital Transformation in Higher Education: 7 Areas for Enhancing Digital Learning

Educause

This article reflects on current practices and directions for digital transformation through a framework that supports the strategic responses and structural changes that higher education institutions could implement to enhance digital teaching and learning.

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For cybercriminals, the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year

University Business

With Thanksgiving break under wraps, school districts and higher education institutions have their final holiday to look forward to as 2022 comes to a close: Christmas break. Unfortunately, administrators must understand that while they’re on break, criminal actors simply aren’t. The education sector is especially vulnerable to cyberattacks over the holidays—that’s the conclusion of a global survey of 1.203 cybersecurity professionals by Cybereason, a cybersecurity technology c

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Strategies for Accommodating Students with Disabilities in Higher Education 

Faculty Focus

Over the last 30 years, federal laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) opened the door for more students with disabilities to enroll in college. While statistics show that the 2015-2016 academic year ushered in an increasing number of students with disabilities in higher education, countless students do not inform their university about their disability.

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Stanford, Michigan, Duke, Northwestern law schools join wave swearing off U.S. News rankings

Higher Ed Dive

Nine of the top 15 law schools have now said they won't submit data, even though U.S. News has promised to keep ranking all accredited law schools.

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ASHE Conference Urges Humanization of Higher Education

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Joy Gaston Gayles addresses the crowd at the opening of ASHE's 47th Annual Conference. LAS VEGAS-- Dr. Joy Gaston Gayles opened the 47th annual conference for the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) in Las Vegas with a call to disrupt the systemic oppression keeping marginalized populations from accessing higher education and burning out academics working toward greater diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Hundreds of UC Faculty Members Stop Teaching as Strike Continues

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Grace Mayer. Professors say it's an act of solidarity with the 48,000 teaching assistants, graduate-student researchers, and postdocs who are striking for better pay.

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