May, 2024

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What’s next for the test-optional movement?

Higher Ed Dive

Yale, Brown and Cornell universities have all revived their testing requirements, raising questions about whether other institutions will follow suit.

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Higher risks and longer delays: Student mental health advisors on the front line

Wonkhe

Every year student mental health advisers feed back on their their caseloads and conditions. Rachel Spacey and Sam Gamblin find that this year's results make for worrying reading The post Higher risks and longer delays: Student mental health advisors on the front line appeared first on Wonkhe.

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After Learning Her TA Would Be Paid More Than She Was, This Lecturer Quit

The Chronicle of Higher Education

By Adrienne Lu Mark Leong for The Chronicle Amanda Reiterman, on learning she’d be paid less than her teaching assistant: “It made me sick to my stomach.” Labor activism has graduate teaching assistants out-earning some faculty members in the University of California system.

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Live: College Leaders Testify on Capitol Hill

Inside Higher Ed

Live: College Leaders Testify on Capitol Hill David Ho Thu, 05/23/2024 - 12:01 AM A House committee is questioning the presidents of Northwestern and Rutgers universities and the chancellor of UCLA about their responses to campus antisemitism and student protests. Follow Inside Higher Ed’s live coverage of the hearing here.

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Ready, set, vote! Here are your choices to name Berkeley’s new falcon quadruplets.

The Berkeley Blog

By the end of this Wednesday, vote for your favorite set of four names; the winning set will be announced Thursday. The post Ready, set, vote! Here are your choices to name Berkeley’s new falcon quadruplets. appeared first on Berkeley News.

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Five Tips for Writing Academic Integrity Statements in the Age of AI 

Faculty Focus

Author Rie Kudan received a prestigious Japanese literary award for her book, The Tokyo Tower of Sympathy, and then disclosed that 5% of her book was written word-for-word by ChatGPT (Choi & Annio, 2024). Would you let your students submit a paper where 5% of the text was written by ChatGPT? What about if they disclosed their use of ChatGPT ahead of time?

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Tuition discounts at private nonprofit colleges reach new highs, study finds

Higher Ed Dive

The discount rate rose to 56.1% for first-time, full-time students, estimates from the National Association of College and University Business Officers show.

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Is This the End of Reading?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Students are coming to college less able and less willing to read. Professors are stymied. By Beth McMurtrie Students are less able and less willing to read. Professors are stymied. What needs to change?

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A Growing Number of Community Colleges Are Building HBCU Pipelines

Inside Higher Ed

A Growing Number of Community Colleges Are Building HBCU Pipelines Sara Weissman Mon, 05/20/2024 - 03:00 AM Washtenaw Community College and other institutions are working with historically Black colleges and universities to help their students transfer, particularly in states without HBCUs.

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Tracking down the genetic causes of lupus to personalize treatment

The Berkeley Blog

Genetic screen identifies many mutations associated with autoimmune diseases that could help target therapy The post Tracking down the genetic causes of lupus to personalize treatment appeared first on Berkeley News.

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MAC recommends retaining UK’s graduate route

The PIE News

Contrary to expectations, the Migration Advisory Committee has suggested retaining the UK’s graduate route in its current form – a triumphant result for the UK’s international education sector and news that will reassure those working with international students about their overseas study destination options. The government will now need to respond to its findings but the MAC report is unequivocal in its consideration of the graduate route as serving the purpose for which it was deve

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Penn State offers buyouts in budget-cutting effort

Higher Ed Dive

Faced with chronic deficits, the university is offering faculty and staff at its 20 commonwealth campuses a year’s pay to retire early or leave their jobs.

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The Secret Lecturer’s view of university life is almost wholly grim

Wonkhe

A new book promises to lift the lid on the unvarnished realities of academic life. Debbie McVitty wonders if it really is as bad as all that The post The Secret Lecturer’s view of university life is almost wholly grim appeared first on Wonkhe.

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For Some Frustrated Students, the FAFSA Is Still Broken

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Some students are still stuck in the federal-aid system — and they're demoralized. By Eric Hoover eric petersen for the chronicle Despite recent fixes, the federal-aid form continues to hinder low-income applicants on the cusp of college.

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Undergraduate Enrollment Picks Up Steam

Inside Higher Ed

Undergraduate Enrollment Picks Up Steam Liam Knox Wed, 05/22/2024 - 03:00 AM Enrollment rose across regions and degree types this spring, with strong showings at community colleges. But there’s still a long road to post-pandemic recovery.

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Bakar ClimatEnginuity Hub: Berkeley’s new home for climate innovation

The Berkeley Blog

A new incubator on the west side of campus will provide resources and support to entrepreneurs in renewable energy and clean technology. The post Bakar ClimatEnginuity Hub: Berkeley’s new home for climate innovation appeared first on Berkeley News.

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Sector prepares for more agent regulation

The PIE News

The MAC review, released on May 14, found no “significant abuse” of the Graduate Route, but it raised concerns about recruitment agents providing “misleading information” to students, sparking speculation that further agent regulations will be announced by the government this week. “We shouldn’t take this lightly and think we’re out of the woods”, Charley Robinson, head of global mobility policy, UUKi , told delegates at the Enroly Conference on May 15.

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What’s keeping adults interested in college from enrolling?

Higher Ed Dive

Money and time are two of the most commonly cited barriers to earning a credential, according to a new survey from Gallup and the Lumina Foundation.

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You can’t save research without saving universities

Wonkhe

There is an idea doing the rounds that university research can be saved where a university fails. James Coe isn't so sure. The post You can’t save research without saving universities appeared first on Wonkhe.

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College Presidents Behaving Badly

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Calling the police doesn’t dampen protests. It accelerates them, often with devastating consequences. By Thomas J. Sugrue Etienne Laurent, AFP, Getty Images Calling the police doesn’t dampen protests. It accelerates them, often with devastating consequences.

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UC Academic Workers Strike Over Pro-Palestinian Protest Arrests

Inside Higher Ed

UC Academic Workers Strike Over Pro-Palestinian Protest Arrests Ryan Quinn Tue, 05/21/2024 - 03:00 AM A walkout at the University of California, Santa Cruz could spread to other campuses in the state. The university system is calling the strike “illegal.

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Berkeley’s ecosystem of innovation, entrepreneurship combats climate change

The Berkeley Blog

UC Berkeley faculty are fast-tracking the development of new and creative climate solutions. The post Berkeley’s ecosystem of innovation, entrepreneurship combats climate change appeared first on Berkeley News.

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Why the answer to the $64,000 question is … $64,000: How much do students need to live on?

HEPI

We have – finally – today achieved something I have long wanted HEPI to do: we have taken a blank sheet of paper and worked out how much money students need to live on. By ‘need to live’ we don’t mean just avoiding poverty; nor do we mean living in plush comfort. We mean having around enough income to be safe, warm and decently fed, to be able to buy necessary course-related items and to be able to get involved with the non-academic side of university life, perhaps by joining a society or two.

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Colleges need free expression reform — not damage control

Higher Ed Dive

Restoring public trust in higher education will require more than public relations and crisis management strategies, argues a Bipartisan Policy Center official.

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Why experiential learning should inform curriculum design in the humanities

Wonkhe

Getting out of the seminar room and into the community can be a vehicle for thinking and problem-solving. Katherine Kruger makes the case The post Why experiential learning should inform curriculum design in the humanities appeared first on Wonkhe.

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'We Have a Mass Movement of Young People Advancing Horrifying Ideas'

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Paul Berman, a leader of the ’68 protests at Columbia U., warns of an intellectual crisis. By Evan Goldstein Erica Lansner, Redux Paul Berman, a leader of the ’68 protests at Columbia University, warns of an intellectual crisis.

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Exposing the Inequity of Faculty Counteroffers

Inside Higher Ed

Exposing the Inequity of Faculty Counteroffers jessica.blake@… Tue, 05/14/2024 - 03:00 AM A new study shows that women and faculty of color who receive outside job offers are far less likely than their white, male peers to receive a counteroffer to stay at their current institution.

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Bakar Fellows program partners with Academic Innovation Catalyst to announce 2024 Spark Awards

The Berkeley Blog

Designed to boost entrepreneurship, the Spark Awards this year are getting a boost from a new deep tech funding platform The post Bakar Fellows program partners with Academic Innovation Catalyst to announce 2024 Spark Awards appeared first on Berkeley News.

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Rethinking DEI in Higher Education: Should the ‘I’ Stand for Integration Instead?

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

As diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts have come under attack, I wonder if higher education leaders shouldn’t begin to evolve the concept before policymakers strip away every tool we have to provide supports for students of color. This attack reminds me of the struggle to protect affirmative action, which was defended at both the state and federal levels for decades; but perhaps in protecting affirmative action, it prevented the field from envisioning the evolution of race-conscious a

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Facing ‘existential threat,’ Columbia College Chicago moves to restructure curricula and schools

Higher Ed Dive

The board approved recommendations from the president for the nonprofit to take sweeping action to rein in its finances.

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A first look at UCAS’ new grades on entry tool

Wonkhe

UCAS has a new tool showing successful students' actual grades on entry to their courses. Debbie McVitty got a sneak preview The post A first look at UCAS’ new grades on entry tool appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Yes, College Is 'Worth It'

The Chronicle of Higher Education

It's time to retire skepticism around the value of a degree. By Phillip Levine and Luke Pardue Sam Kalda for The Chronicle It's time to retire skepticism around the value of a degree.

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Students Pitted Against ChatGPT to Improve Writing

Inside Higher Ed

Students Pitted Against ChatGPT to Improve Writing Lauren.Coffey@… Wed, 05/15/2024 - 03:00 AM New University of Nevada online courses aim to teach future educators about AI limitations through competition.

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Net benefit of Graduate Route reached £70m in first full year, research shows

The PIE News

The total net benefit to the UK exchequer of hosting Graduate Route visa holders came in at £70 million in the first full year of the scheme, new research has found, disproving claims that the UK loses out financially. The findings are part of a new report , The Exchequer benefits and costs associated with the Graduate Route visa , which is the first detailed look at the fiscal benefits as well as the costs to the UK in the first full tax year after the Graduate Route visa was introduced.

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Report Suggests Promoting Transfer Pathways Can Help Reduce Costs

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The potential for community college students and adults with some college credit to obtain a future degree is limited by a higher education system that has not fully embraced the many pathways today’s learners take to complete a degree, according to a new white paper from the Center for Higher Education Policy and Practice’s (CHEPP). Center for Higher Education Policy and Practice has released white paper examining transfer credit pathways to student success.

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‘Unacceptable gaps persist’: A new report details higher ed’s racial and ethnic disparities

Higher Ed Dive

Findings released by the American Council on Education shed light on demographic trends in college enrollment and attainment.

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Yes, teachers should get involved in politics

Wonkhe

George Bryant-Aird argues that knowledge of and confidence in contemporary political and social debates are crucial to the future of teachers and teaching The post Yes, teachers should get involved in politics appeared first on Wonkhe.

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