Fri.Dec 01, 2023

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Only Within Their Own Institutions, Are Black Scholars without Honor!

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

“A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown.” Mark 6:4b, NLT The above sacred text claim, situates the critical analysis that we will make within this opinion-editorial (Op-Ed). Explicitly, we embellish the ancient writing found in the book of Mark, by arguing that Black scholars can receive external awards, external funding, external fellowships, external organizational appointments, external invitations to deliver keynotes, and external recognition from peers for the holis

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U of Michigan Shuts Down Student Vote on Israeli, Palestinian Resolutions

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Administrators said they canceled the referenda due to election interference by pro-Palestinian supporters, who argue they used the proper channels to campaign. A three-day student voting period on two competing ballot resolutions asking University of Michigan officials to take a stand on the Israel-Hamas war was slated to end Thursday night at 10 p.m.

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MELINDA SPAULDING CHEVALIER

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Melinda Spaulding Chevalier Melinda Spaulding Chevalier has been named vice president for public affairs at Rice University in Houston. She served as vice president of communications and advancement at Texas Southern University. Spaulding Chevalier holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Howard University.

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UC Faculty Oppose Plans for ‘Viewpoint-Neutral’ Middle East History

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Some scholars found the idea of developing programming to ease on-campus tensions over the Israel-Hamas war an outrageous overstep by the system’s president. A group of at least 150 faculty members in the University of California system recently signed an open letter to the system’s president asking him to rescind plans to start educational programs that teach “viewpoint-neutral” Middle East history as part of a wider strategy to address antisemitism and Islamophobia on campuses in light of the

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Harvard President to Testify to Congress About Response to Campus Climate Issues During Israel-Hamas Conflict

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Harvard University President Dr. Claudine Gay will testify to the U.S. Congressional Committee on Education and the Workforce about the college's response to student sentiment and safety around the Israel-Hamas war, CBS News reported. Dr. Claudine Gay The hearing – scheduled for 10:15 a.m. on Dec. 5 – will cover antisemitism on U.S. college campuses.

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Indecision About AI in Classes Is So Last Week

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Professors and administrators from five major public universities provide advice on how to get moving ahead with AI in the classroom right now. Many faculty members across North America have sat on the sidelines in 2023, hoping for someone or something to keep generative artificial intelligence out of their institutions. The primary lesson we all learned, however, was that no one can save us from AI but ourselves.

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The College of Saint Rose to Close Permanently at the End of School Year

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The College of Saint Rose in New York will close permanently due to financial challenges, ending its 103-year span in higher ed. The College of Saint Rose The school’s Board of Trustees voted Thursday to close at the end of the academic year, after May 11 graduation. The closure leaves 500-600 employees without jobs, forces students to continue their education elsewhere, and tens of properties vacant.

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Bill to Hinder DEI Efforts at Ohio Public Colleges and Universities Lacks Necessary Support

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A Republican bill aimed at hindering DEI efforts at Ohio colleges and universities does not have the votes to move forward, the Associated Press reported. House Speaker Jason Stephens Ohio House of Representatives According to Republican House Speaker Jason Stephens, the bill – which aims to ban nearly all diversity and inclusion training requirements at Ohio’s public colleges and universities and bar public universities from taking stances on “controversial” topics – doesn’t have enough support

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Controversial Ohio Higher Ed Bill Dies

Confessions of a Community College Dean

A Republican leader in the Ohio Legislature has essentially killed a controversial Senate bill that would have heavily restricted diversity, equity and inclusion training on college campuses; allowed posttenure review; and included a broad range of justifications for reducing faculty head count and cutting academic programs.

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Dr. Elizabeth Mauch Appointed Chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Elizabeth Mauch will become the next chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges, effective Jan. 1, VTDigger reported. Dr. Elizabeth Mauch Bethany College Mauch, currently president of Bethany College, previously served in faculty and leadership roles at Bloomsburg University, including as dean of the College of Education. In her new position, she will oversee Vermont State University (VTSU) and the Community College of Vermont.

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We Are All Hoarders Now

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Scott McLemee reviews Chip Colwell’s So Much Stuff. The word “stuff” derives from the Old French word estoffe—“quilted material, furniture, provisions”—and was in use in English by the 15th century to refer to “substance or matter of an unspecified kind.” It also came to mean “goods or possessions generally, movable property” (quotes courtesy of an etymology app on my smartphone).

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MELANIE LECHTENBERG

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Melanie Lechtenberg Melanie Lechtenberg has been named vice president for enrollment management at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri. She served as dean of records, registrar, and financial aid at John Wood Community College in Quincy, Illinois. Lechtenberg holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA from Quincy University in Illinois.

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University of Nebraska at Kearney to cut around 2 dozen faculty positions - Laura Spitalniak, Higher Ed Dive

Ray Schroeder

The University of Nebraska at Kearney will eliminate 24.5 faculty positions and nine academic degree programs to help mitigate an expected $4.3 million budgetary shortfall. A significant portion of faculty cuts will affect the theater, English and music departments, the university said in a Monday statement. Laid-off faculty will be notified by May, though some cuts are expected to come through voluntary buyouts or eliminating vacant positions.

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Michigan Launches New Education Department, Consolidates Education Programs

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The state of Michigan has launched a new education department, which aims to consolidate early childhood and post-secondary education programs, the Detroit Free Press reported. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ABC News The Michigan Lifelong Education, Advancement and Potential (MiLEAP) department – created by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s controversial executive order in July – will have three offices, for early childhood education, higher education, and education partnerships.

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Affirmation, and Financial Boost, for University of the People

Confessions of a Community College Dean

The $3.8 million Yidan Prize awarded to the founder of the free, online university will fund AI tools to help advisers assist students and a new general studies program.

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Podcast: I sat a solitary student in a crowded university classroom, an open book, and empty cup on the marble table top

Teaching Matters Academic Support

In this episode, Dr Neil Speirs narrates real life stories depicting the challenging lived experiences of working class students at the University. He is a Widening Participation manager, practitioner and researcher at The University of Edinburgh. This podcast accompanies the July-August Learning & Teaching enhancement theme: Learning and Teaching Conference 2023↗️.

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Utah Universities Challenge Decision Making NIL Contracts Public

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Several universities in Utah are challenging a state panel’s determination that contracts laying out the terms of college athletes’ compensation for use of their name, image and likeness must be made public, The Deseret News reported.

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The rise of generative AI: A timeline of triumphs, hiccups and hype - Lindsey Wilkinson, CIO Dive

Ray Schroeder

Ahead of the one year anniversary of ChatGPT’s debut, CIO Dive compiled the key generative AI milestones that stamped the technology into the enterprise lexicon. Analysts and executives characterize generative AI as the biggest technological advancement since the internet, both in interest levels and its ability to disrupt the way work gets done. CIOs went from talking about generative AI once or twice a year to the technology dominating conversations in the boardroom, with C-suite members and a

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Our Chance to Break from Convention

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Our Chance to Break from Convention Doug Lederman Fri, 12/01/2023 - 09:30 AM To produce more graduates in tech fields, colleges must change how they think about educational delivery and the faculty role.

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Apply now for eligible medical or family leave in 2024

CU Work-Life Balance

It’s been cooking for months, and CU’s self-funded and self-administered Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program will take effect on Jan. 1, 2024. This new paid leave coverage will offer greater flexibility and paid leave options for employees who need to take an absence from work for medical or family care purposes. Starting Jan. 1, 2024, you can use FAMLI leave to take time away from work to: care for a new child, including adopted and fostered children. care for themselves or a fam

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Nourishing Health and Community: The Microbiome Link: Academic Minute

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Today on the Academic Minute: Chris Damman, clinical associate professor of gastroenterology and medicine at the University of Washington, discusses how to eat and live more healthily.

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Mentorship program for Students interested in IP Law

CAPD

Are you exploring career opportunities? Have you considered combining your interest in technology with the law? We would love to introduce you to the possibility of being an Intellectual Property professional! IP law combines learning about cutting edge technology, building and leveraging strong communication skills and advocating for your clients. ADAPT (Advancing Diversity Across Patent Teams) is a group composed of IP professionals from a number of companies ( Amazon, Cruise, Disney, Google,

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These programs make college possible for students with developmental disabilities

University Business

For students with intellectual and developmental disabilities, opportunities to attend college may appear few and far between. But this is changing, thanks to inclusive postsecondary education – known as IPSE – programs at colleges across the United States. Here are some important things to know about these programs. Inclusive postsecondary education refers to programs at colleges and technical schools that provide career and transitional training to people with intellectual and developmental

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10 Holiday Gifts for Study Abroad Students in 2024

AIFS Abroad

Traveling can be stressful, especially if it’s your first time on your own in a new country. If you’re searching for gifts for a student in your life who is about to embark on a study abroad program in 2024 , these helpful travel gadgets will give you both some peace of mind. Here are our picks for the top best gifts for study abroad students in 2024: 1.

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University of California professors push back on UC president’s call for ‘viewpoint-neutral’ history of Middle East

University Business

A group of University of California professors signed a public letter pushing back on the UC president’s efforts to develop what he described earlier this month as a “viewpoint-neutral history of the Middle East,” saying it violates their academic freedom. The letter stems from remarks by University of California President Michael V. Drake to the UC Board of Regents two weeks ago about Hamas’ attacks on Israel on October 7 and Israel’s ensuing military campaign in Gaza.

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10 Holiday Gifts for Interns Abroad in 2024 

AIFS Abroad

Do you know someone who is interning abroad in 2024? AIFS Abroad has narrowed down some ideas for gifts that are perfect for international interns. You can knock out your holiday shopping and help them during their global adventure! Here are our picks for the top 10 best gifts for interns abroad in 2024: 1. Travel Journal So They Can Record Their Journey While interning abroad, your loved one will experience so many things!

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Video | “Surreal”: 1 of 3 Palestinian college students shot in Vermont opens up about shooting

University Business

Kinnan Abdalhamid, a Haverford College student who was visiting friends in Vermont, spoke to CBS News after a man shot him and 2. Read more from CBS News. The post Video | “Surreal”: 1 of 3 Palestinian college students shot in Vermont opens up about shooting appeared first on University Business.

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Youngstown State Presidential Hiring Process Roils Donors

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Backlash to the opaque presidential search process that led Youngstown State University to hire Congressman Bill Johnson continued this week, with frustrated alumni withdrawing pledges and the chair of YSU Foundation stepping down.

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President moves: One U.S. Rep, one alumna make for big-time hires

University Business

The majority of universities experiencing leadership transitions these past two weeks are in the midst of a years-long uphill battle to secure the future of their institution. Some college boards are choosing unconventional candidates for the president position to grant it a fresh pair of eyes and a bold new direction. More from UB: Employers believe college degrees prepare workers, are worth the cost Hired Bill Johnson – Youngstown State University (Ohio) The Youngstown State University B

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Meet Your New Graduate and Adult Learner

EAB

Infographic Meet Your New Graduate and Adult Learner Insights from EAB's Survey of 3,800+ Prospective Students The proportion of adult learners from Gen Z is expected to double in the coming years, from 31% of the adult learner population in 2024 to 60% of adult learners in 2031. Enrollment teams will need to be nimble to develop marketing messages and strategies that will appeal to this new generation of graduate and adult learners.

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How Application Growth Drives Enrollment in Your State

EAB

Infographic How Application Growth Drives Enrollment in Your State Our research indicates that application growth is essential not just for increasing enrollment but for preventing losses as well. Schools that grew enrollment from 2017 to 2021, across all sectors and levels of selectivity, largely did so via substantial application growth. This infographic reveals the precise contours of this key relationship at the state level.

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Unlocking AI’s Potential in Higher Education

EAB

Infographic Unlocking AI's Potential in Higher Education 12 Innovative Ideas to Help Leaders Identify AI Promises Across Campus AI-driven innovations present numerous opportunities for higher education institutions, including providing personalized student support, supercharging faculty and staff productivity, and optimizing operations. This infographic highlights examples of AI promises and their expected impact.