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Conservatives reheat the poor quality course question

Wonkhe

The Conservative party has promised to cull "poor quality" higher education courses, and fund apprenticeships with the proceeds. For David Kernohan neither the numbers or the ideas stack up The post Conservatives reheat the poor quality course question appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Employers appear more likely to offer interviews, higher pay to those with AI skills, study says

Higher Ed Dive

U.K.-based research found college graduates with business-related AI studies on their resumes and cover letters were more likely to receive interviews.

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The FAFSA Fiasco’s Forgotten Students

Inside Higher Ed

The FAFSA Fiasco’s Forgotten Students Liam Knox Tue, 05/28/2024 - 03:00 AM The botched rollout of the federal aid form has affected current students as much as incoming first-years. Some feel abandoned amidst the scramble to help applicants.

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‘I see little point’: UK university students on why attendance has plummeted

The Guardian - Higher Education

About half the students who got in touch skip lectures, with many ‘disappointed’ with the experience and others forced to prioritise paid work Frances, 19, from Newcastle, had been looking forward to starting a design degree at the university of Northumbria last autumn. By the end of her first semester, however, she had major doubts about having made the right choice.

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If you’ve signed up to the agent quality framework, now is the time to comply

Wonkhe

As the government responds to the MAC review with a pledge to "smash" the business model of unscrupulous agents, Vincenzo Raimo has advice on getting institutional houses in order The post If you’ve signed up to the agent quality framework, now is the time to comply appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Liberal arts colleges must embed career services throughout campus life

Higher Ed Dive

Colleges should strive to teach students both how to think and to be career-ready when they graduate, the leader of Denison University argues.

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California Bill Would Create ‘Black-Serving Institution’ Designation

Inside Higher Ed

California Bill Would Create ‘Black-Serving Institution’ Designation Sara Weissman Tue, 05/28/2024 - 03:00 AM Some lawmakers and higher ed leaders in California want a state-level designation highlighting colleges and universities serving Black students well.

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Can the next government afford an increase in student or university funding?

Wonkhe

Jim Dickinson reviews the early lines being taken in the election campaign on student finance - and tries to work out what might happen next The post Can the next government afford an increase in student or university funding? appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Delaware arts college to shutter, citing falling enrollment and FAFSA challenges

Higher Ed Dive

After 27 years, the Delaware College of Art and Design is winding down amid a shrinking student base and the financial woes that go with it.

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Art College Cites FASFA Issues as One Reason for Closure

Inside Higher Ed

Delaware College of Art and Design is closing in the coming weeks, due to financial challenges driven by declining enrollment, rising costs and “unexpected issues with the rollout of the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid,” officials announced last week.

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In big win for campus free speech, Harvard won’t issue statements on hot-button social and political issues

FIRE

The policy change could spark similar reforms throughout higher education. Where Harvard leads, others follow.

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Concerns “stopgap” approach could threaten Australia’s reputation

The PIE News

Under the Draft International Education and Skills Strategic Framework , a cap on the number of international students education providers can enrol will come into effect on January 1 2025. Any breaches of that number will result in hefty penalties, including banning any enrolments for a 12 month period. The announcement has continued to draw criticism from many in the sector, who argue the new framework is a knee-jerk reaction to problems that require critical thinking and long-term solutions.

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The FAFSA completion gap is shrinking. Will it disappear entirely?

Higher Ed Dive

The class of 2024 faced a chaotic financial aid application process, and higher ed experts want lawmakers to safeguard against a repeat next year.

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Positive Partnership: Streamlining and Speeding Up Transfer Completion

Inside Higher Ed

Positive Partnership: Streamlining and Speeding Up Transfer Completion Ashley Mowreader Tue, 05/28/2024 - 03:00 AM A partnership between George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College promotes timely degree completion among two-year college students through a seamless transfer process with guaranteed admission.

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Inside Live Online Classrooms at Harvard Business School: A Blend of Technology and Tradition

Educause

The Live Online Classrooms at Harvard Business School provide an immersive and dynamic classroom experience in which case method teaching and learning comes to life in a state-of-the-art virtual environment.

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Cost far from only reason Indians reject US unis – survey

The PIE News

A survey of over 20,000 Indian students has found that while cost is a big reason certain universities were turned down, university branding could be a key issue for institutions to address, with location also being seen as a problem for some. GradRight’ s Admit-Enrollment Survey, which was released at NAFSA on May 28, examined the reasons why Indian students both accepted enrolment and declined it at various public and private institutions across the US. “Our Admit-Enrollment Survey offer

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‘Real equity’: Southern New Hampshire U’s next president shares her vision

Higher Ed Dive

Lisa Marsh Ryerson, former leader of Wells College and the AARP Foundation, will take over for longtime President Paul LeBlanc in July.

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Higher Ed and ‘Charleston: Race, Water, and the Coming Storm’

Inside Higher Ed

Higher Ed and ‘Charleston: Race, Water, and the Coming Storm’ joshua.m.kim@d… Tue, 05/28/2024 - 03:00 AM Climate change and the eight most interesting colleges and universities in the U.S.

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Mental Health on Campus

Today's Learner

Reading Time: 5 minutes I met my first suicidal student while serving as a 23-year-old instructor at a local community college. The student was calm and matter-of-fact. She saw no alternatives other than taking her life. What was her dilemma? She had just found out that Stanford had offered her a full scholarship. For many of us, that would be celebration time, but for a first-gen student worried about a growing chasm between herself and the family she adored, it was untenable.

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Sunak pledges to replace ‘rip-off’ degrees with skilled apprenticeships

The Guardian - Higher Education

Tory policy would be funded by scrapping courses with high drop-out rates and low job progression Rishi Sunak has promised to create 100,000 high-skilled apprenticeships a year by scrapping “rip-off degrees” if he wins the general election. In the latest of a flurry of announcements as the Conservatives try to narrow Labour’s 20-point poll lead, the party pledged to replace “low-quality” university degrees with apprenticeships.

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Perceptions of research culture

HEPI

This HEPI blog was kindly authored by Dr. Juliana Rinaldi-Semione , Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham. The REF: can’t live with it, can’t live without it. That seems like a functional summary of the varied attitudes toward the Research Excellence Framework (REF) that exist within and across institutions. And in the 2023-24 academic year, there has been much ado and additional mixed responses around the new People, Culture, and Environment (PCE) component that will be introduced in

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A ‘Great Misalignment’ Between Credentials and Jobs

Inside Higher Ed

A ‘Great Misalignment’ Between Credentials and Jobs Sara Weissman Wed, 05/29/2024 - 03:00 AM Many future jobs won’t require a bachelor’s degree, according to a new report. But institutions aren’t offering credentials in the right fields to meet labor market demand.

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New Microsoft Copilot+ PCs Are Designed for Advanced AI

Campus Technology

Microsoft has released a new line of AI-optimized Windows PCs, known as Copilot+ PCs, that the company claims are the fastest and most intelligent Windows PCs ever created.

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Welcome to the world’s top MBA city

The PIE News

This article was written by freelance journalist Nick Harland. What do you think about when you think about Barcelona? For some people, it could be the year-long sunshine or glorious sandy beaches. For others, perhaps it is the city’s emblematic Sagrada Familia or cathedral-like Camp Nou. But the Catalonian city is becoming increasingly known for something else entirely: its excellence in business education.

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SEO Strategies in the Age of AI

Caylor Solutions

AI seems to be changing everything. But should your SEO strategies change because of it? Find answers here! The post SEO Strategies in the Age of AI appeared first on Caylor Solutions.

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The Case Against Any Divestment, Ever

Inside Higher Ed

The Case Against Any Divestment, Ever Elizabeth Redden Tue, 05/28/2024 - 03:00 AM Campus leaders should resist all demands for divestment, Bruce A. Kimball and Sarah M. Iler write. Byline(s) Bruce A. Kimball Sarah M.

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New York Legislators Consider Tuition Waivers for Volunteer First Responders

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

New York state lawmakers are considering ways to lengthen the state’s roll of volunteer first responders with higher education tuition waivers as incentives. Jeremy A. Cooney The state has experienced a growing shortage in emergency medical service providers, including volunteers, due partly to difficulties recruiting and low pay. New York experienced a 17.5% decline in active EMS workers, from over 40,000 in 2019 to only 33,000 in 2022, reported New York State Comptroller Thomas P.

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Carol Christ: Years of challenge, years of historic progress

The Berkeley Blog

In an interview before her retirement, the UC Berkeley chancellor reflected on the social turmoil of her years in office, the values that have guided her — and the essential lesson she learned from students. The post Carol Christ: Years of challenge, years of historic progress appeared first on Berkeley News.

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Artist-in-Residence Program Fosters Theatrical Talent

Insight Into Diversity

This year, Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, poets, performers, musicians, directors, and co-founders of the New York theater company UNIVERSES, co-taught a course and developed an ensemble for a theatrical production with the assistance of Northwestern University. “We were really integrated as faculty, which I appreciated a lot,” says Sapp. “It’s always great to meet another generation of young artists coming up, I think that keeps us fresh and alive. … Just having the freedom and the resource

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Legislation Guarantees Mental Health Withdrawal in Maryland

Inside Higher Ed

Legislation Guarantees Mental Health Withdrawal in Maryland Johanna Alonso Tue, 05/28/2024 - 03:00 AM University leave-of-absence policies have been under scrutiny for how they handle mental health emergencies. Maryland lawmakers hope a new bill will help.

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Massachusetts Legislators Consider Universal Free Community College

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Free community college is part of a $58 billion budget recently approved by the Massachusetts State Senate for Fiscal Year 2025. Michael J. Rodrigues “Tuition free Community College impacts individuals most in need and whom otherwise would not be afforded this opportunity,” said Sen. Michael J. Rodrigues, chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.

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Watch Carol Christ reflect on her legacy as UC Berkeley’s Chancellor

The Berkeley Blog

In this rapid-fire interview, the university's outgoing Chancellor tells us what's next, how she handled challenges in her time as leader, and what makes Berkeley Berkeley. The post Watch Carol Christ reflect on her legacy as UC Berkeley’s Chancellor appeared first on Berkeley News.

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Giving Voice to Increased Representation in Music

Insight Into Diversity

As music education continues to embrace DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) principles, those at every level in the field are pushing for greater representation and exposure of music beyond the boundaries of the classical, Caucasian-centered curricula typical of academia. Washington University (WashU) in St. Louis, for instance, actively promotes DEI through platforms like KWUR Clayton90.3 FM, a student-run radio station that celebrates a wide range of musical genres and artists.

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How Work and Career Became Central to Americans’ Identity

Inside Higher Ed

Why work defines us. The literature on finding balance in life may advise Americans to work to live rather than live to work. But the fact is that most Americans locate their identity in their work. It’s not an accident that the question most Americans ask when they meet someone new is: “What do you do?” For many Americans, work provides a sense of purpose, accomplishment and identity.

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South Dakota Higher Ed Policy Hinders Tribal Expressions in Official Correspondence

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The University of South Dakota, East Hall. University of South Dakota The South Dakota Board of Regents instated a new policy this year that effectively prohibits the use of gender pronouns and other affiliations by the state’s public university faculty and staff members. The Board of Regents policy on “ communications and branding ," which creates standards and expectations for institutional communications and brand management.

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Slideshow: A glimpse at community graduations 2024

The Berkeley Blog

With blankets, blessings, pins, music and even kids in regalia, Berkeley grads celebrate their distinct journeys. The post Slideshow: A glimpse at community graduations 2024 appeared first on Berkeley News.

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Four Quandaries Facing Higher Ed Presidents – Part 1: Changing Higher Ed podcast 209 with host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and guests F. Joseph Merlino and Deborah Pomeroy

The Change Leader, Inc.

In this two-part series, Drumm dives into the complex challenges faced by university presidents and higher education leaders in driving transformative change. Our guests F. Joseph Merlino and Deborah Pomeroy share their insights and experiences, shedding light on the four primary quandaries that leaders must navigate to ensure successful transformational teacher preparation programs for their institutions.

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