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Benedict College Names Building After its First Woman President

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Benedict College Board of Trustees recently hosted a rededication and naming ceremony for the college’s administration building named in honor of Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis. Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis A. J. Shorter Photography “I am very grateful for the opportunity to lead Benedict College into the next chapter of her storied history,” said Artis, during the March 22 rededication.

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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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Making Equity a Priority

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Keith Curry likes to walk the campus of Compton College, the two-year school that he has led for the last 13 years — two as interim president and chief executive officer (CEO) and 11 as its permanent leader. On this January day, Curry — who grew up just a short distance from the college — greets the groundworkers and buttonholes administrative staff about the latest developments taking place across campus.

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University of Kentucky President Proposes to Strip Faculty Body’s Power

Confessions of a Community College Dean

University of Kentucky President Proposes to Strip Faculty Body’s Power Ryan Quinn Thu, 03/28/2024 - 03:00 AM Eli Capilouto released a “draft of principles” Wednesday that would dissolve the University Senate and replace it with an advisory group.

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General Assembly Vacates TSU Board of Trustees, Governor Makes Appointments

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has announced new appointees to the Tennessee State University (TSU) Board of Trustees after signing a bill from the General Assembly to reconstitute the body. Lee said his “administration, in partnership with the General Assembly, is committed to ensuring students are being served.” Gov. Bill Lee On March 28, t he state House voted 66-25 to pass SB 1596 , which called for TSU’s board of trustees to be vacated and reconstituted with 10 members.

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Lincoln Alumni Outraged by Reinstatement of President

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Lincoln Alumni Outraged by Reinstatement of President Sara Weissman Thu, 03/28/2024 - 03:00 AM An investigation cleared Lincoln University’s president of charges he’d bullied an administrator who died by suicide. Some alumni and students object to his return.

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Unapologetic Leadership Thought: Freedom Dreaming

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In the fall of 2023, at Compton College, we invited Dr. Gina Garcia, professor of policy, politics, and leadership at Berkeley School of Education, University of California, Berkeley, to serve as our fall professional development day opening speaker — to provide insight for our campus as we continue our journey, serving as an Hispanic Serving Institution.

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CUNY Receives $5M to Expand Black, Race and Ethnic Studies Initiative

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The City University of New York has received $5 million from the Mellon Foundation to expand CUNY’s innovative Black, Race and Ethnic Studies Initiative. The project was created with support from the foundation to drive change across CUNY's 25 campuses and advance racial and social justice initiatives. Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez The latest grant will allow CUNY to launch New York’s first dedicated graduate degree program in Black, Race, and Ethnic Studies.

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Higher Ed Pay for Many Exceeds Inflation Rate

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Higher Ed Pay for Many Exceeds Inflation Rate kathryn.palmer… Thu, 03/28/2024 - 03:00 AM Despite getting raises this year, faculty and staff buying power is lower than it was before the pandemic.

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Brown-Dean A Winner in Annual Gracie Awards

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean was announced as one of this year’s winners in the 49th Annual Gracie Awards, presented by The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF). Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean Brown-Dean, a professor of political science at Quinnipiac University and associate provost for faculty affairs, won for her talk show, Disrupted with Khalilah Brown-Dean , on Connecticut Public Broadcasting (WNPR).

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Student Chatbot Use ‘Could Be Increasing Loneliness’

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Student Chatbot Use ‘Could Be Increasing Loneliness’ Marjorie Valbrun Thu, 03/28/2024 - 03:00 AM Study finds students who rely on ChatGPT for academic tasks feel socially supported by artificial intelligence at the expense of their real-life relationships.

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New Construction Promotes Housing Security at Cal State Long Beach

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Cal State Long Beach recently broke ground on a new five-story, 424-bed residence hall. The 108,000-square-foot residence hall, La Playa (Spanish for “The Beach”), comprises three towers named Tides, Palm, and Sands. The $115 million construction project is part of the Long Beach House Promise, a five-year program aimed at ensuring quality, affordable housing availability for residents, students, and families of students in Long Beach.

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Texas Governor Calls for New Policies on Antisemitism

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed an executive order requiring public institutions of higher education in the state to update their free speech policies to include the definition of antisemitism and establish appropriate punishments, “including expulsion,” for antisemitic rhetoric,

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JASMINE SANDERS

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Jasmine Sanders Jasmine Sanders has been appointed executive director of human resources at Savannah Technical College in Georgia. She served as a talent development manager for Virginia Peninsula Community College. Sanders holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and an MBA from Troy University.

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5 tips for college and university presidents to support diversity, equity and inclusion

University Business

There’s new momentum building on college and university campuses to rescue and reinvigorate diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs, vital initiatives that have been the target of a coordinated national assault for over a year. Conservative groups, politicians and organizations launched a coordinated attack on DEI in higher education in 2023, in some cases disrupting these programs established to promote fairness and student success, and to address decades of exclusionary policies and pra

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ROBERT MITCHELL JR.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Robert Mitchell Jr. Robert Mitchell Jr. has been named assistant provost of enrollment services at Dillard University in New Orleans. He served as director of the Office of Academic, Financial, and Wealth Management. Mitchell holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Alabama State University and an MBA at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.

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Helping Learners Plan Their Path Through College: Key Podcast

Confessions of a Community College Dean

This week’s episode of The Key podcast explores the “guided pathways” model, which hundreds of community colleges have embraced to give students a clearer path to reaching their educational goals.

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Harvard will remove binding made of human skin from 1800s book

The Guardian Higher Education

University says first owner of book by French novelist took the skin from a deceased female patient without consent Harvard University has said it will be removing the binding made of human skin from a 19th-century book held in its library because of the “ethically fraught nature” of how the unusual binding took place. The book, called Des Destinées de l’Ame (or Destinies of the Soul), has been held at the university’s Houghton Library since the 1930s but drew international attention in 2014 whe

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The Quandary of Presidential Constraints

Confessions of a Community College Dean

The Quandary of Presidential Constraints Sarah Bray Thu, 03/28/2024 - 03:00 AM Amid the controversies over whether and when presidents should speak out, Thomas A. Parham asks, whose voice are we listening to? Byline(s) Thomas A.

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Maryland lawmakers work to finalize state budget - Leila Weah, WMDT

Ray Schroeder

The budget includes everything from education funding to environmental needs. Senator Mary Beth Carozza said she’s pleased with the momentum they have been making to finalize the funds, and the advocacy that the community has brought to the table. “Were in session for 90 days and that is our one constitutional requirements, to do that [budget] within the 90 days,” Senator Carozza said.

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Goldsmiths academics to strike over ‘incomprehensible’ redundancies

The Guardian Higher Education

Union says cuts will make the creative powerhouse unrecognisable and risk unprecedented industrial unrest Staff at Goldsmiths, University of London have voted to strike over plans for an “almost incomprehensible” number of redundancies , a trade union has announced. More than 87% of University and College Union (UCU) members at the south London institution voted for strike action in a ballot with a turnout of 69%, as well as backing action short of a strike, such as a boycott on marking papers a

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U of A refuses to release information on $27M in job cuts Ellie Wolfe, Tucson.com-

Ray Schroeder

The University of Arizona is refusing to release information regarding the $27 million worth of open academic jobs it is “permanently eliminating.” The Arizona Board of Regents announced in early February that the university had found $27 million in savings by “permanently eliminating currently vacant positions in colleges” in a letter shared with Gov.

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What is The Future of RDs? – A Need To Be Honest About The Workload Of The RD Position

Roompact

This blog series features different writers responding to the prompt, “What is the future of the RD position and role?” Guest Post by Terrance “T.J.” Singleton, Residence Life Professional Called by many names… the RD, the HD, the AD if the institution is small enough. A unique position with a blend of many of the.

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Podcast with D2L’s Cristi Ford on Durable Skills and AI

eLiterate

I was delighted to speak with Cristi Ford, D2L’s VP of Academic Affairs, about durable skills and AI in higher education. You can find the episode in all the usual places: Apple Podcasts: [link] Spotify: [link] YouTube (audio only): [link] Show Notes: [link] Cristi is a delightful, thoughtful educator and a pleasure to talk with about these important issues.

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Reckoning, Reconciliation & the Hallowed Ground Project

Goucher DEI

The Hallowed Ground Project Reckoning and Reconciliation: Examining Colonialism and Racism on the Landscape Background In 2018, Goucher College began addressing the issues of slavery and racial injustice that have occurred on the land that Goucher College occupies. This ongoing interdisciplinary project seeks to place the narratives of those who were previously excluded from the historical record to its forefront: Indigenous peoples, enslaved and free African Americans, and other marginalized co

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Coach Professional Development Day

College Forward

I had the opportunity to participate in College Possible Washington’s first inaugural Professional Development Day. This day consisted of several workshops, panels, and group discussions, wherein we discussed future career planning. To start the day, we were greeted by our board members Lisa MacFarlane, Damariz Ibáñez and Ronnie Yates, who relayed to us their own backgrounds, giving us insight into how they navigated their careers, leading to their great successes.

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Career opportunities at top employers for people with disabilities

CAPD

Lime Connect’s partners have endless opportunities posted for students and professionals with disabilities from internships to senior-level roles and more! Click the titles below to log into your Lime Community account and apply to your favorite opportunities today. Don’t have a Lime Connect account, register today ! If you apply for any roles, please list Lime Connect as your referral source and complete the form HERE so Lime Connect can support your application!

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College Possible Washington board visits Decatur High School

College Forward

Decatur High School was established in Federal Way in 1971, and has gone through several renovations since its original construction. In February 2024, College Possible board members were invited to tour Decatur High School to see the work of the College Possible team supporting Federal Way in action. This team, led by program manager Maria Peterson, includes Megan Convery, who coaches both juniors and seniors at Todd Beamer High School, Briana Peang, the junior coach at Decatur High School, and

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UK looks to change role of faculty senate. Employees worry it will take away authority

University Business

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved a resolution Friday that could result in changes to how the university senate operates. It’s a move administrators say would make the university more “nimble,” and streamline the decision-making process. But some faculty members say it could ultimately take power away from them. The university senate has the authority to create broad educational policy and academic standards for UK.

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How ‘Golden Hour” principles apply to workplace investigations

Symplicity

With its roots in the medical profession, the basic ‘Golden Hour’ rule emphasizes the critical need for swift intervention in treating major trauma to prevent complications and mitigate further harm. This principle is now often applied in investigations to harness the clear advantages and extensive benefits of a rapid and efficient response to reported incidents.

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Colleges competing for Birmingham-Southern students: Speedy transfers, $5,000 scholarship offered

University Business

The race is on for schools to acquire students from Birmingham-Southern College after the small liberal arts school announced Tuesday it will close May 31. Among the institutions that made overtures to BSC students were the University of Alabama System, which on Wednesday announced it was offering an “expedited transfer process” to BSC students. Meanwhile, Spring Hill College in Mobile is attempting to entice prospective transfers with $5,000 scholarships.

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Congrats to the Two Winners of the SAGA/SFF Grand Prizes, Sofia and Agata!

Study and Go Abroad

Another Spring tour of the Study and Go Abroad / SchoolFinder Fairs has come to a close — three stops in three cities, meeting hundreds of students and parents! The fairs are a great time, of course, but a couple of lucky students walked away with Grand Prizes: one winner scored a free round-trip flight anywhere in the world, courtesy of Air Canada, while another received $5,000 cash!

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Improving Faculty Well-Being: A 3-Level Strategy to Reduce Burnout and Increase Retention

University Business

Register Now Date & Time: Tuesday, May 14th at 2 pm ET Faculty burnout and turnover continue to be significant challenges for colleges and universities, and these ongoing issues can limit the overall success of institutions. One of the keys to addressing them is through a multilevel, strategic focus on improving faculty well-being. In this 20-minute UB Ed Talk, two experts in faculty success, well-being, and retention will outline a practical 3-level strategy for institutional leaders at a

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When You Take a Walk Around Florence at Sunset

ISA Journal

When you take a walk around Florence at sunset, you will see thousands of people lining the Arno River, taking in the view of the sun setting over the city. Unless it is raining, the skies are glowing in pinks and oranges, creating a scene that is hard to ignore.

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Unveiling the True Career Outcomes for Community College Graduates

Gray Associates

Discover the true potential of graduate career pathways beyond traditional data limitations, challenging the narrow view offered by sources like the National Center for Education Statistics. With comprehensive data analysis, guide students towards diverse and prosperous futures, redefining the narrative for educational success.

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Sleep Resets the Brain’s Operating System: Academic Minute

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Today on the Academic Minute: Keith Hengen, assistant professor in the department of biology at Washington University in St. Louis, delves into our brain for clues on why we need to sleep.

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Summit Brings Together Leaders to Discuss How to Strengthen America's HBCUs

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

HBCU leaders convened online Thursday to strategize about the state of historically Black colleges and universities in the country and what can be done to strengthen them. The event was hosted by Virginia Union University and Rice University. Dr. Terrell Strayhorn The day-long Black Leadership Across Campuses" (BLAC) Summit 2024 – an ongoing partnership between VUU’s Center for the Study and Preservation of HBCUs and Rice’s Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL) – welcome