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Reduced student engagement isn’t just about prioritising part-time employment

Wonkhe

A collapse in on-campus engagement is often blamed on online lectures or part-time work. Sunday Blake follows up on belonging research with Pearson to find out what's really driving them away The post Reduced student engagement isn’t just about prioritising part-time employment appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Grand Canyon Education accused of racketeering scheme in new class action

Higher Ed Dive

Plaintiffs say that “artificial bottlenecks” in doctoral programs at Grand Canyon University, the company’s biggest client, led to higher costs than advertised.

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UNC Fires Professor They Secretly Recorded

Inside Higher Ed

The university recorded Larry Chavis’s class without his consent for a professional review. Last week he was told his contract would not be renewed. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will not renew the contract of a professor whose classes they recorded without his permission, university media relations director Beth Lutz confirmed.

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The Harvard Corporation Tries to Kill Faculty Governance

The Chronicle of Higher Education

This is about a lot more than one university's disciplinary action. By Andrew Manuel Crespo and Kirsten Weld Illustration by The Chronicle; Aaron M. Sprecher, AP This is about a lot more than one university's disciplinary action.

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With new, sharper optics, Arizona telescope captures rare images of Jupiter’s moon Io

The Berkeley Blog

Large Binocular Telescope's observations of eruptions on volcanically active moon rival those from space The post With new, sharper optics, Arizona telescope captures rare images of Jupiter’s moon Io appeared first on Berkeley News.

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Sacramento State Recognized as First Black-Serving Institution in California

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Sacramento State has been designated as a Black Serving Institution by the California State Assembly, Sacramento County, and the city of Sacramento. Dr. Luke Wood “This distinctive recognition reaffirms Sacramento State’s commitment and dedication to serving the needs of our diverse student body, especially for our Black students,” said Sacramento State President Dr.

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Australia announces an end to “visa hopping”

The PIE News

From July 1 it will no longer be possible to move from a visitor visa to a student visa while onshore in Australia, the minister for home affairs Clare O’Neil announced on June 12. The new rules, announced less than three weeks before they are set to take effect, will end “visa hopping” in the migration system, and close the “loopholes” that allow students and other temporary visa holders to stay in Australia.

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Britain’s universities are in freefall – and saving them will take more than funding | Gaby Hinsliff

The Guardian - Higher Education

Fundamental restructuring must happen, along with an honest debate about what – and who – higher education is really for Imagine a beach before the tsunami. Out at sea, the wave is gathering force, yet on the sand people are still sunbathing, blissfully unaware. That’s how it feels, one professor tells me, to be working in higher education. Academics by their nature don’t look outwards much, he argues, so not all have registered the risk to their profession.

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On Events at Columbia University

Academe Blog

BY HANK REICHMAN As a Columbia alum (College ’69), participant in that university’s 1968 student rebellion, advocate for academic freedom and free expression rights, and as a Jew, I have followed developments at Columbia over the past few days with great interest.

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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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A manifesto for higher education from an academic perspective

Wonkhe

Steven Jones has four asks for an incoming government from university academic staff The post A manifesto for higher education from an academic perspective appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Inside the final, chaotic days of Goddard College

Higher Ed Dive

Founded as a radical experiment in education, the Vermont institution’s closure follows years of mounting tensions between administration and the rank and file.

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College Board President Will Oversee FAFSA Launch

Inside Higher Ed

College Board President Will Oversee FAFSA Launch Katherine Knott Fri, 06/14/2024 - 03:01 PM Jeremy Singer, a familiar face in higher-ed circles, will lead the department’s strategy on the 2025–26 aid application.

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Is This Famous Misinformation Expert Spreading Misinformation?

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Is a world-famous misinformation expert spreading misinformation? By Stephanie M. Lee Roger Lemoyne for The Chronicle Joan Donovan claims that Meta’s influence cost her a job at Harvard. Does her story stand up to scrutiny?

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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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New Book Examines Foster Care Students in College

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In his new book, From Foster Care to College , Dr. Royel M. Johnson, an associate professor and director at the University of Southern California (USC) Rossier School of Education, shines a light on an often-forgotten subset of students. Through capturing the lived experiences of foster youth in college, Johnson found that, beyond the misconceptions that plague them, foster youth are a remarkably resilient group with college-going aspirations.

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IHE’s 10 recommendations for incoming UK government

The PIE News

A modern and diverse tertiary education system that promotes innovation, excellence and flexibility is within grasp, according to IHE , but certain actions from government could help to deliver real choice and innovation, power leading industries and support every student to succeed in reaching their potential. “This is our blueprint for change,” said Alex Proudfoot, IHE chief executive.

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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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‘I once missed four weeks of one module’: the UK students working long hours

The Guardian - Higher Education

Four students at English universities describe how their need for paid work has affected their studies, sleep, health and wellbeing More than half of UK students working long hours in paid jobs Ahead of her January deadlines, Megan Allen, a second-year student, spent December and part of November working full-time in a bar in Leeds. Allen, 19, and studying sociology at Leeds Beckett University, knew her coursework was suffering as she clocked up 40 hours a week in the bar, but needed the money.

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Academic Freedom in the Wake of SB 17

Academe Blog

BY LAUREN GUTTERMAN AND LISA L. MOORE On February 22nd, 2024, Dr. Paige Schilt, a social worker, author, and former lecturer and staff member at the University of Texas at Austin, was scheduled to give a talk entitled “A Queer Path to Leadership: Finding a Mentor to Help You Succeed in Higher Education.

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English majors earn similar salary earnings, life quality than other degree holders, report

University Business

Despite questions around the value of an English degree, graduates who earned one were found to possess similar rates of life satisfaction, peak salary earnings and unemployment rates to non-English degree graduates, according to a recent report by the Association of Departments of English (ADE), a subsidiary of the Modern Language Association. The Report on English Majors’ Career Preparation and Outcomes draws on quantitative data from multiple U.S. government resources and contributions

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Rank hypocrisy – how universities betray their promises on responsible research assessment

Wonkhe

It it is time for universities to stop the nonsense of participating in flawed research rankings exercises, argue Paul Ashwin and Derek Heim The post Rank hypocrisy – how universities betray their promises on responsible research assessment appeared first on Wonkhe.

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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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Affirmative Action Fallout Sours Donor Relations

Inside Higher Ed

The University of Missouri system is removing racial criteria from endowed scholarships, saying they run afoul of the Supreme Court’s affirmative action ban. Donors feel disrespected—and some may be ready to go to court. Almost as soon as the Supreme Court struck down affirmative action last June, Missouri attorney general Andrew Bailey fired off a response.

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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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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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Strategies for Speaking Out

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Activism is hardly optional in today’s world. I feel the calling in my bones. My family is deeply Jewish, with both Sephardic and Ashkenazic roots, and taught me the core lessons of tikkun olam (repair the world), tzedakah (create justice), g’milut chasadim (engage in loving kindness), pikuach nefesh (life matters), and ometz lev (courage). These values anchored my identity even as the academy challenged it, trying to make me quieter, smaller, and less effective.

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Australia maintains age limit of 50 for post-PhD work visas 

The PIE News

The amendment reverses the government’s decision to reduce the minimum age for all graduate visa streams from 50 to 35 years old – except for Hong Kong and British overseas passport holders – announced as part of its migration review in December 2023. “Good news amid turbulent time,” Ly Tran professor at Deakin University wrote on LinkedIn.

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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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Dr. Carlotta Berry on Diversity in STEM and Online Presence

The Academic Designer

Carlotta Berry, PhD a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Robotics and owner of NoireSTEMinist, is dedicated to diversifying STEM through her Black STEM romance novels and extensive online presence. She creates her own GIFs, uses AI art to create visual representations for black and brown girls playing with robots, has websites, and is on social media.

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Resolution to the encampment in the Quad 

UW Presidential Blog

This message was sent to all students, staff, faculty and academic personnel at the University of Washington in Seattle. Resources Campus Community Safety UW SafeCampus Serves members of the UW community on all campuses Bias Reporting Tool Washington State Human Rights Commission Complaint Form Let’s Talk (Seattle campus) Accessing mental health care (Seattle campus students) Counseling services (UW Tacoma students) Counseling services (UW Bothell students) UW Employee Assistance Program

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The Goldsmiths crisis: how cuts and culture wars sent universities into a death spiral

The Guardian - Higher Education

Arts education is essential – yet on both sides of the Atlantic, the humanities and critical thinking are under attack. With massive redundancies announced at this London institution, is it the canary in the coalmine? It is a couple of days before Easter, and the students who have been holding a sit-in in the Professor Stuart Hall building in Goldsmiths, University of London are packing up.

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Now DfE proposes to scrap a huge part of Disabled Students Allowance

Wonkhe

The government is proposing to abolish a central funding allowance that allows disabled students to access specialist nonmedical support. Jim Dickinson explains the justification The post Now DfE proposes to scrap a huge part of Disabled Students Allowance appeared first on Wonkhe.

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Black students who enroll at HBCUs have higher bachelor’s degree attainment, research finds

Higher Ed Dive

But those who initially attended a historically Black college also had higher debt loads than their similarly situated peers, a working paper found.

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Faculty Power on the Line in Kentucky

Inside Higher Ed

Faculty Power on the Line in Kentucky Ryan Quinn Wed, 06/05/2024 - 03:00 AM University of Kentucky leaders are on the verge of replacing a strong University Senate with a purely advisory body. Faculty members are asking a simple question: Why?

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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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Retiring University Carillonist Jeff Davis reflects on ‘the coolest job in the world’

The Berkeley Blog

After 30-plus years, Davis is stepping down from UC Berkeley's Campanile, where he built a rare and preeminent carillon instruction program. The post Retiring University Carillonist Jeff Davis reflects on ‘the coolest job in the world’ appeared first on Berkeley News.