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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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Another Wave of Unrest Grips Campuses

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Another Wave of Unrest Grips Campuses Susan H. Greenberg Mon, 04/22/2024 - 03:00 AM Protesters regroup at Columbia, garnering support from students at other colleges. Penn blocks a pro-Palestinian group; USC cancels more graduation speakers. Byline(s) Susan H.

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Create a Trauma-Sensitive Learning Environment Using Container-Setting

The Scholarly Teacher

Lindsey Luther , Ascend Learning Lee Cordell , Institute for Trauma and Psychological Safety Key Statement: This article describes how educators can employ container-setting, a transdisciplinary strategy for designing better learning experiences for both students and teachers. Keywords: Trauma-Sensitive, Student Behavior, Learning Design What Is Container-Setting?

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Meet the AIFS Abroad Green Ambassadors for Summer 2024

AIFS Abroad

AIFS Abroad is committed to sustainability, environmental responsibility, and climate action. As part of our Green Initiative , we are proud to offer the Green Ambassador Scholarship to participants who share our passion for creating a greener future. AIFS Abroad Green Ambassador scholarship recipients are expected to collaborate with their on-site staff to plan and execute at least one “green” event during their program.

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The 3 factors holding at-risk students back from graduating

University Business

Nearly a quarter of today’s undergraduate students have seriously considered leaving school or were nearly dismissed, according to a new Sallie Mae study conducted by Ipsos. Three clues can help higher education leaders discover what strategies they can prioritize to increase their institutions’ completion rates and assist their at-risk students.

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Ohio Wesleyan, Columbus State Collaborate to Improve Student Outcomes

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Ohio Wesleyan University and Columbus State Community College are collaborating to address societal challenges and help Columbus State students more quickly, easily, and affordably earn bachelor’s degrees at Ohio Wesleyan. The schools unveiled a trio of collaborations April 18 at Columbus State’s Delaware Campus, highlighted by the Tuition Match Program.

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Australia 4.0 Communiqué

Higher Education Whisperer

Pearcey panel at Aus 2.0 LaunchGreetings from the Australian Computer Society, in Sydney,where Ed Husic MP, Minister for Industry and Science is launching the Pearcey Foundation's Australia 4.0 Communiqué: Collaboration to Transform the National Electricity System. The Pearcey Foundation is named in honor of computer pioneer Dr Trevor Pearcey, and does good works in the industry.

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Alumni Perspective: Sustainability Practices in Spain

AIFS Abroad

Many countries and their citizens around the world are working diligently to do their part to mitigate the climate crisis. AIFS Abroad students are able to see this firsthand during their study abroad and international internship experiences by immersing themselves in the local culture and taking part in our climate change education efforts. By getting involved and observing on the local level, students are able to authentically reflect on their own practices at home.

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The human toll of rampant college closures

University Business

The steady trickle of colleges falling is beginning to reveal the effect it’s having on students, especially those who received abrupt notification from their institution. More than 50 public and private nonprofit colleges have closed, merged or announced closures since March 2020, and over half of the students whose schools shut down did not re-enroll elsewhere, Best Colleges reports.

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Racial and Gender Inequities Found in Field of Educational Measurement

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Racial and gender inequities still plague the field of educational measurement, from professional rank to salary, across academia, industry, and leadership roles. Those are the findings of a new report supported by the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), and Women in Measurement (WIM).

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College Hiring Dips, But Most Employers Will Maintain or Increase Hiring - Johnny Jackson, Diverse Education

Ray Schroeder

While 17.4% of respondents plan to decrease hires, nearly 83% of employers anticipate increasing (24.9%) or maintaining (57.7%) hiring for the college Class of 2024, according to research conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Planned cuts mean overall hiring projections are down 5.8% from last year, NACE’s Job Outlook 2024 Spring Update survey found.

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Is Financial Aid the New Affirmative Action?

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Is Financial Aid the New Affirmative Action? Liam Knox Mon, 04/22/2024 - 03:00 AM Many highly selective colleges are pumping up their financial aid offerings. With race-conscious admissions out of the picture, it may be their best bet for diversity.

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Made for Our Times: Mobility, Vibrancy, and the Next 123 Years of the Community College Movement

Ed.gov Blog

By Pam Eddinger, President, Bunker Hill Community College During my 11 years at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Massachusetts, I have received many visits from global educators curious about the uniquely American phenomenon of the Community College. In our exchanges, we inevitably observe that we are a place that prepares individuals for the future Continue Reading The post Made for Our Times: Mobility, Vibrancy, and the Next 123 Years of the Community College Movement appeared first on

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Which institutions have the highest number of reported campus crimes?

University Business

With the pandemic all but ending in 2022 and in-person events back in full swing, colleges, universities, faculty, students and nearly everyone had the opportunity to rejoice. However, crime began percolating back up the surface at an astonishingly similar rate, beating pre-pandemic levels, USA Today reports. Over 38,000 criminal offenses, including homicides, sexual assault, robbery, burglary, auto theft, arson and aggravated assault, were reported in 2022, representing an 8% uptick in 2019.

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$25M Foundation Grant Promotes Internships Among Humanities Majors

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Mellon Foundation has awarded a total $25 million in grant funding to five public colleges and universities to establish paid internship programs for humanities majors. The foundation announced that California State University, Fresno (Fresno State); the City College of New York (CCNY); Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia (ODU); the University of Missouri - Kansas City; and the University of North Carolina (UNC) Greensboro will receive $5 million each to promote the study of the humanit

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Some rural states are cutting higher ed. One state is doing the opposite - Kelly Field, Hechinger Report

Ray Schroeder

Now, spurred by concerns that low levels of college attainment are holding back the southeastern swath of the state, the Kentucky legislature is exploring ways to bring baccalaureate degrees to the region. The leading option calls for turning Hazard’s community and technical college into a standalone institution offering a handful of degrees in high-demand fields, like teaching and nursing.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Push to Regulate OPMs

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Minnesota Lawmakers Push to Regulate OPMs Lauren.Coffey@… Mon, 04/22/2024 - 03:00 AM Online program managers that allow institutions to offer wide-scale online courses are under fire in Minnesota. Lawmakers don’t like their profit-sharing model, among other things.

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Leveraging Data for a Thriving Residence Hall Community

Roompact

When I first entered the field of Higher Education as a Residence Hall Manager, I remember feeling that there was no way I had time to collect data, find meaningful ways to communicate said data, and depending on the day, if I knew where to start in looking for data. Between ensuring the safety and.

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Why some institutions can afford to market opaque sticker prices

University Business

As the cost of higher education continues to rise for students across the socioeconomic spectrum, public and private institutions’ marketed sticker prices have become an increasingly unreliable metric for applicants to gauge how much they will pay, a new report from Brookings declares. As affordability becomes a louder demand among a skeptical public, some institutions may be incentivized to continue marketing artificial tuition prices.

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Pride in the Halls

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Leslie Hall, director of the HBCU Program at the Human Rights Campaign — the largest LGBTQ lobbying organization in the U.S. — remembers the joyful opening of the LGBTQ+ Resource Office on the main campus of Prairie View A&M University. It coincided with HRC’s HBCU Out Loud Day, which takes place the third Wednesday of October during LGBTQ History Month.

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Texas lieutenant governor calls for increased oversight of tenure policies, faculty senates - Laura Spitalniak, Higher Ed Dive

Ray Schroeder

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a powerful official who oversees the state’s Senate, is calling for lawmakers to increase oversight and scrutiny of colleges’ tenure policies and faculty governance groups. In preparation of the state’s next Senate session, Patrick released directives Thursday offering insight into his legislative priorities. He charged the Senate’s higher education committee with reporting on how the state’s public colleges are complying with SB 18, a law giving governing boards the

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NYPD Clears Columbia Encampment, Students Arrested and Suspended

Confessions of a Community College Dean

NYPD Clears Columbia Encampment, Students Arrested and Suspended Johanna Alonso Thu, 04/18/2024 - 05:12 PM Turmoil grips campus in the wake of President Shafik’s grilling by Congress over alleged antisemitism.

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Beyoncé, Belonging, and Residence Life

Roompact

“Professor, what’s your favorite song on the album?” The question was from one of my students in our student leadership seminar, a course designed for incoming resident assistants, peer mentors, and orientation leaders.

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Why Faculty Should Be Part of Technology Decision-Making

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

While most faculty agree that ed tech enhances the teaching and learning experience, many question whether higher education administrators are choosing the right products. In WGU Labs’ College Innovation Network survey of nearly 500 faculty members at post-secondary institutions, 30 percent of respondents said they do not trust their institution to choose effective products, and 27 percent do not trust ed tech vendors to provide effective products.

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College Sports: A Work in Progress

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Each fall, Charmin Smith, head women’s basketball coach at University of California, Berkeley, welcomes three other Black female Division I head coaches and their teams to campus for the Raising the B.A.R. (Basketball Activism and Representation) Invitational. She rebranded Cal’s annual tournament to reflect a focus on social justice and equity. Dr.

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A congressman wanted to understand AI. So he went back to a college classroom to learn - David Klepper, AP

Ray Schroeder

So when questions about regulating artificial intelligence emerged, the 73-year-old Beyer took what for him seemed like an obvious step, enrolling at George Mason University to get a master’s degree in machine learning. In an era when lawmakers and Supreme Court justices sometimes concede they don’t understand emerging technology, Beyer’s journey is an outlier, but it highlights a broader effort by members of Congress to educate themselves about artificial intelligence as they consider laws that

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‘You Are in the Crosshairs’: Higher Ed Braces for Another Antisemitism Hearing

Confessions of a Community College Dean

‘You Are in the Crosshairs’: Higher Ed Braces for Another Antisemitism Hearing Katherine Knott Tue, 04/16/2024 - 03:00 AM December’s House hearing spawned presidential resignations, congressional fundraising records and probes of universities’ internal workings. On Wednesday, Columbia University will occupy the hot seat, with more at stake than a president’s job.

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Pivoting Out: When Your Next Job Takes You Out of College Student Housing

Roompact

Housing is a unique place to hold a career due to all of the elements this functional area is responsible for. There are a lot of great experiences that can translate to future opportunities in which you can continue to build on a career within Student Affairs or pivot to a new field entirely. I.

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Higher education was easily accessible to disabled people during Covid. Why are we being shut out now? | Rosie Anfilogoff

The Guardian Higher Education

The pandemic showed that remote learning is effective. It’s absurd that universities are going back to processes that exclude us Rosie Anfilogoff is the winner of the 2024 Hugo Young Award (19-25 age category) recognising young talent in political opinion writing My route to university was never going to be simple. While my friends were flicking through university brochures and choosing Ucas options, I was signing chemotherapy consent forms in the teenage cancer unit at Addenbrooke’s hospital an

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Today’s College Students Aren’t Who You Think They Are. Institutions Must Rethink How They Serve Them.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A college education gave Aracely Bahenat access to a career in health care that enabled her to provide a better life for her three sons and escape violent domestic abuse. Aracely’s return to school 20 years after her first try wasn’t only about earning a degree. It was about overcoming adversity, gaining control of her life and finding a path to a better future.

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CT lawmakers look for more funding to address needs for next year - Mike Savino, NBC Connecticut

Ray Schroeder

Various advocacy groups continue pushing for additional funding as lawmakers try to figure out how much extra money they have to spend next year. The legislature’s Appropriations Committee decided last Thursday not to revisit the current two-year, $51 billion budget. That means no changes in spending for the second fiscal year of the budget. Lawmakers are confident they’ll be able to address various needs in other ways, including unspent American Rescue Plan Act funding and surpluses within the

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A Passover Reminder

Confessions of a Community College Dean

A Passover Reminder Elizabeth Redden Mon, 04/22/2024 - 03:00 AM The Seder liturgy reminds us that too many colleges are creating students who don’t know how to ask a question, Rachel Fish writes.

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ResEdChat Ep 66: Cultivating Community: Sense of Belonging, Wellness, and Connection in Student Living Spaces

Roompact

In this episode of Roompact’s ResEdChat, Crystal sits down with Liz Toombs, a Certified Interior Decorator and Owner of PDR Interiors. Liz shares her thoughts on several topics, including Greek Life, the connection between student living spaces and wellness, and the importance of belonging for college students. She offers tips on the dos and don'ts that come along with designing spaces and supporting students who are members of fraternities and sororities.

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Navigating Futures: Integrating Career Counseling for Student Success

Creatrix Campus

Navigating Futures: Integrating Career Counseling for Student Success admin Tue, 04/16/2024 - 08:24 Many students find it intimidating to navigate the enormous array of employment choices; they frequently feel lost or unsure of where to start. According to a survey conducted by Wakefield Research 25% of them think that career counseling is crucial to their success.

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Partnership to Reopen Community College Campus Childcare Center

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Howard Community College President Dr. Daria J. Willis has announced plans to reopen the college’s on-campus Children’s Learning Center in partnership with the Community Action Council of Howard County. Tracy Broccolino The center’s reopening serves as an essential resource in reducing childcare costs, creating much-needed Early Head Start programming for infants and toddlers, and encouraging degree completion among student parents at the college of more than 2,900 students — 24% of which claim

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Abbot Mark Cooper, O.S.B. shares perspective on college future: DEI work, LGBTQ+dialogue, Church outreach, budget cuts, core curriculum - Jordan Tavares, St. Anselm Crier

Ray Schroeder

As the Hilltop goes through major changes such as budget cuts and potential curriculum change, personnel changes are also rocking the Anselmian community. However, none may be more impactful than the incoming of a new abbot following Abbot Mark Cooper’s resignation. As he approaches the age of 75, Abbot Mark is required to submit his resignation as abbot, to which position he was elected in 2012.

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UNC Board Moves Ahead With Vote on DEI Repeal

Confessions of a Community College Dean

A committee of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors passed a measure at a public meeting Wednesday to repeal the system’s diversity and inclusion policy and replace it with a new “equality within the university” policy.

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