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North Carolina A&T Receives $20M Gift from Anonymous Donor

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Kenneth E. Sigmon Jr. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has received a $20 million gift from an anonymous donor. “We are deeply honored and grateful for this extraordinary gift,” said Kenneth E. Sigmon Jr., vice chancellor of University Advancement. “This generous support will provide crucial resources to our students, faculty and programs, ensuring that N.C.

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How to Apply to U.S. Universities from Argentina in Eight Simple Steps

Great College Advice

Every year, as high school comes to an end, many Argentine students seek the best option to continue their learning journey. If you’re interested in pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a U.S. university, Great College Advice wants to help. Therefore, in this article, we bring you all the information on how to apply from Argentina to U.S. universities in eight simple steps.

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Statement of Support of California State Senate Bill 1348 - Black-Serving Institutions Program

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

We, the undersigned, strongly support California State Senate Bill 1348: Black-Serving Institution Program, which would create California's first Minority Serving Institutional designation. Senator Steven Bradford, 35th California State Senate District, authored this legislation. This designation, called a Black-Serving Institution (BSI), would recognize institutions that have enrollment and a demonstrated commitment to serving Black students.

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Feedback: Maximizing Its Impact

The Scholarly Teacher

Elizabeth Grimm , Hope College Keywords: Feedback, Formative Assessment, Student Growth Key Statement: Instructors can enhance student achievement by transitioning from evaluative to descriptive feedback, offering clear guidance for student improvement and deeper comprehension. Introduction Instructors possess the power to support student's growth mindset and sense of competence while also improving student achievement by adjusting how they give feedback to students (Akpinar & Özal

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Florida Argues It Could Stop Professors From Criticizing Governor

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Florida Argues It Could Stop Professors From Criticizing Governor Ryan Quinn Fri, 06/21/2024 - 03:00 AM A nationally prominent conservative lawyer, hired to defend the state’s Stop WOKE Act, asserted that what public university professors say in classrooms “is the government’s speech.” The national implications for academic freedom could be dire.

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A fortune in the short-term: Is it time for CE programs to explode?

University Business

The University of North Florida is bucking declining college enrollment trends in higher education, and John Kantner, University of North Florida senior associate provost of faculty and research, credits some of this growth to its focus on continuing education (CE) programs. “One thing we’re very focused on is that UNF will be Jacksonville’s life-long learning provider,” Kantner told The Florida Times-Union.

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Disabilities Access is About Holding Space

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Margaret Price’s life and work twines about the experiences of people with disabilities in higher education. “My aim is to help dismantle injustices and build forward from the present structures of academe through recognition of what is true now,” says Price, an associate professor of English at The Ohio State University, where she also serves as director of the Disability Studies Program.

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From Fear to Fearless: 3 ways to boost your leadership communication confidence

The Humphrey Group

The stakes at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo could not have been higher for Simone Biles, an American gymnast celebrated for her extraordinary athletic achievements and considered one of the greatest athletes in the sport’s history.

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Another College Board Official Joins FAFSA Team

Confessions of a Community College Dean

College Board chief information officer Jeff Olson is joining the Education Department’s team in charge of implementing next year’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid, a department spokesperson confirmed exclusively to Inside Higher Ed Friday.

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How marketing leaders can transform their media’s value

University Business

It’s no secret that higher education has faced enormous pressures both within the category and with outside forces. Our industry is grappling with a lack of consumer confidence and trust , shifting demographics and increased competition. But we’re not just fighting over enrollment. With resources, staffing and budget often in flux, managing effective marketing has never been more important.

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Inclusive Excellence Demands Systemic Change in Higher Ed

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The immediate losses as a result of continued and strategic legislative attacks against diversity, equity, and inclusion work are staggering: reduced funding for offices, the elimination of staff, diluted support for students, and the dismantling of progress made over the past 60 years to support students, faculty, and staff and move the U.S. closer to its ideals of being a great democracy.

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Improve Student Employability: The Great Misalignment Report: Changing Higher Ed podcast 212 with host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and guests Kathryn Campbell and Zack Mabel

The Change Leader, Inc.

In the latest episode of Changing Higher Ed, Drumm welcomes back Kathryn Campbell, Associate Director of Editorial Policy and Senior Editor/Writer and Zack Mabel, Research Professor and Director of Research from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) to discuss the findings of their recent report, "The Great Misalignment: Addressing the Mismatch Between the Supply of Certificates and Associates Degrees and the Future Demand for Workers in the U.S.

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‘I’ve waited a long time for this’: woman earns Stanford master’s degree at 105

The Guardian Higher Education

Virginia Hislop left school to care for her family during the second world war; 83 years later she received diploma Virginia Hislop took 83 years to get her master’s degree from Stanford University. Now, at 105 years old, she’s finally graduated. “My goodness, I’ve waited a long time for this,” she said, walking across the stage on Sunday to receive her diploma.

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UNC Fires Professor They Secretly Recorded

Confessions of a Community College Dean

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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Being An RA Is A Job That Gives Back–Based On What You’re Willing To Put In

Roompact

I am going to go ahead and preemptively start this post off with a small disclaimer/apology: I will try as hard as I possibly can to say all of this with complete sincerity, while also hopefully not sounding too much like the “you need to wear more flair” manager. During my time as an undergraduate.

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Building Online Student Services in Universities: The Critical First Step

HEMJ (Higher Ed Marketing Journal)

Leveraging Organizational Development and Design to Future-Proof Your Institution Imagine yourself as an architect for your higher education institution, tasked with creating a structure that not only figures prominently in a busy skyline of peers but also persists — and thrives — through environmental change, challenge, and transformation. Perhaps, historically, your institution has excelled at providing traditional, in-person programs across core academic areas.

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US universities are reinstating SAT scores. Experts say it will exacerbate racial inequality

The Guardian Higher Education

After offering test-free admissions, some US schools are reversing course, claiming it will help under-resourced students – but critics say it will do the opposite When SAT and ACT testing sites closed at the start of the pandemic in 2020, about 2,000 higher education institutions in the US had no choice but to offer prospective students test-optional or test-free admissions.

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More Downsizing at Beleaguered ETS

Confessions of a Community College Dean

More Downsizing at Beleaguered ETS Liam Knox Tue, 06/18/2024 - 03:00 PM The SAT administrator and owner of the GRE offered buyouts to most of its U.S. workforce Tuesday morning, kickstarting its second round of layoffs in under a year.

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Thriving and Surviving: Welcome to Being an RA

Roompact

~ Blog Posts Written By RAs for RAs ~ Chances are, if you’re reading a blog post preparing for being an RA before you have even started training, your mind is probably already in the right place. That being said, you might want to know a few tips, tricks, and strategies to help you get.

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STEPHANIE LUSTER-TEASLEY PASS

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Stephanie Luster-Teasley Pass Stephanie Luster-Teasley Pass has been appointed dean of the College of Engineering at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. She served as interim dean of the college. Luster-Teasley Pass holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from North Carolina A&T as well as a master’s in chemical engineering and Ph.D. in environmental engineering, both from Michigan State University.

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Time to shake up the Insurance Industry

Higher Education Whisperer

Greetings from Canberra Innovation Network where Emily-Rose Srbinovska & Stuart Russell from Austbrokers Canberra are talking on insurance for startups. This dry sounding topic is being made exciting by the passion of the presenters. As they point out startups are seen as high risk by insurers resulting in higher premiums.

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Next government faces hard choices on English universities, say experts

The Guardian Higher Education

Ministers left with unpalatable options of raising tuition fees, making grants or capping student numbers, says IFS The next government faces “unpalatable” choices between raising tuition fees, making direct grants or capping student numbers to rescue universities in England from their financial black hole, the Institute for Fiscal Studies has warned.

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Questions Linger After Penn State Buyouts

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Questions Linger After Penn State Buyouts Josh Moody Thu, 06/20/2024 - 03:00 AM Faculty argue the “voluntary separation” plan was rushed, and question the new regional leadership model that requires some chancellors to juggle multiple campuses.

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Trust-Building Strategies for The ResLife Supervisor

Roompact

Take a second to reflect on some of your most meaningful mentors and supervisors. What qualities did they have that you want to emulate as you supervise your own staff? Many leaders strive to have deep connections with the individuals that make up their team: this helps to take the supervisory relationship beyond simply serving.

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Foundation Receives $1M Gift Supporting First Generation Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Brigid Flanigan The Portland Community College Foundation has received a $1 million gift pledge to launch the college’s First-Year Experience initiative, benefitting historically underserved students. The gift was made by Tenfold Senior Living founder and principal Brigid Flanigan. It provides $200,000 annually over five years for the initiative based on wrap-around support (coaching, mentoring, and scholarships) through the Future Connect Scholarship Program.

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What Universities Gain from Centralized Application Modernization Programs

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

The argument in higher education between centralized and decentralized IT has been raging for at least a decade. Pitting the two organizational philosophies against each other is an oversimplification of a larger philosophical debate. However, the core issue is how much decision-making power and influence should rest with the IT department and how much should be left to individual academic programs and business teams.

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Easter Island study casts doubt on theory of ‘ecocide’ by early population

The Guardian Higher Education

Researchers challenge long-held idea that islanders chopped down palm trees at an unsustainable rate Easter Island has long been put forward as a prime example of humans undermining their own survival by destroying the environment they rely on. But now fresh data is turning the narrative on its head. Also known as Rapa Nui, the remote island in Polynesia is well known for its huge stone statues called “moai” and for the idea that its growing population collapsed because of “ecocide”.

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More Downsizing at Beleaguered ETS

Confessions of a Community College Dean

More Downsizing at Beleaguered ETS Liam Knox Tue, 06/18/2024 - 03:00 PM The former SAT administrator and owner of the GRE offered buyouts to most of its U.S. workforce Tuesday morning, kickstarting its second round of job cuts in under a year.

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Ensuring fairness in student misconduct investigations

Symplicity

A university’s best assets are its students. Looking after the welfare of students is key, so, when things go wrong universities need to make sure investigations are conducted professionally and fairly. Numerous students each year are the subject of, or part of non-academic misconduct investigations. Too many of these investigations are conducted by untrained staff with limited support.

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Book Review: The Future of Black Leadership in Higher Education: Firsthand Experiences and Global Impact

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Future of Black Leadership in Higher Education: Firsthand Experiences and Global Impact is an excellent book that answers the question, what does it take to succeed as a Black professional in higher education leadership? Comprising 18 different authors, this text shares effective leadership principles and practices for new and seasoned Black professionals, common but unique racial problems that Black higher education professionals face, and rich examples of both wisdom and warning for naviga

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7 Ways Effective Student Residence Management Enhances Campus Life

Creatrix Campus

7 Ways Effective Student Residence Management Enhances Campus Life editor Mon, 06/24/2024 - 08:57 Today, universities are striving hard to fulfill the high standards set by the millennial generation. Rather than dull and mundane campus life, students demand a vibrant campus community that retains them till the end. Among the other facilities, students want well-organized, safe, and interesting housing options, often termed student residence management, housing management, or dormitory management

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A black hole awakens and why some people avoid Covid: the week in science – podcast

The Guardian Higher Education

Ian Sample and science correspondent Hannah Devlin discuss some of the science stories that have made headlines this week, from a glimpse of a black hole awakening, to a new blood test that can detect Parkinson’s seven years before symptoms appear, and a study exploring how some people manage to avoid Covid infection Follow Hannah Devlin’s reporting here Continue reading.

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Hiring Couples May Help Diversify Faculty Ranks, Tenure Pipeline

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Hiring Couples May Help Diversify Faculty Ranks, Tenure Pipeline kathryn.palmer… Fri, 06/21/2024 - 03:00 AM A new scorecard aims to provide academic couples comprehensive information about research institutions that are most supportive of dual-career scholars—and more likely to hire them for tenure-track positions.

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Universities and student accommodation providers collaborate to address mental health support

Symplicity

In recent years, the mental health of students has emerged as a critical issue for universities and student accommodation providers worldwide. Mental health issues among college students are on the rise, with studies indicating that nearly one in six undergraduate students in the UK experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other mental health concerns.

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Program Aims at Smoother Transfers to Four-Year Degree Program

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Keene State College plans to simplify the transfer process for student in New Hampshire. Dr. Debby Scire The college and four other higher education institutions have signed on as new participants in the New England Transfer Guarantee Program of the New England Board of Higher Education. The program streamlines the process for students who earn associate degrees in the Community College System of New Hampshire and want to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution in New Hampshire.

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Securing Government Data Used with AI a Jobs Growth Area

Higher Education Whisperer

Jayden Cooke, ASD on Secure by DesignGreetings from the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra, where Jayden Cooke, Technical Director, Secure Design and Architecture | Cyber Uplift | Cyber Security Resilience, Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), is speaking on "Secure by Design and Default" (SbD2). This is a keynote presentation at a GitLab event organised by Public Sector Network.

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I never thought I’d abstain from voting, but many young people will – and can you blame us? | Shaniya Odulawa

The Guardian Higher Education

This election my generation has felt actively vilified. Leaders should fear putting us off mainstream politics for ever More from our Youth Takeover: We put seven young people in a group chat to discuss the UK election. This is what happened next I’ve had this sinking feeling in my stomach about the direction of British politics since I was 15. Silence overtook our geography classroom, in a multicultural school in south-east London, as we watched the results of the Brexit referendum.

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