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Black Scholars Face Anonymous Accusations in Anti-DEI Crusade

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Black Scholars Face Anonymous Accusations in Anti-DEI Crusade Ryan Quinn Mon, 04/01/2024 - 03:00 AM Since right-wing firebrand Christopher Rufo helped bring down Harvard’s president, at least seven more scholars—most of them Black—have confronted accusations of plagiarism or research misconduct spread by conservative media.

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How CIOs can take advantage of the AI revolution

University Business

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has taken the world by storm. Global Market Insights predicts the AI education market will reach $20 billion by 2027. We are also seeing educators and students adopt AI faster than previous disruptive and transformative technologies. The demand for AI extends beyond the classroom; leveraging it for enterprise-level solutions will be the next phase.

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Delaying the Inevitable

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Delaying the Inevitable Liam Knox Mon, 04/01/2024 - 03:00 AM As problems continue to beset the new FAFSA, most colleges are pushing their deposit deadlines into June. But some are still dragging their feet. What’s the hold up?

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Announcing the 2024 Roompact Bulletin Board Contest Winners!

Roompact

Roompact’s bulletin board competition is now closed and we’re ready to announce the winners. We received 131 entires (!), so picking ten was incredibly difficult. Some boards did an excellent job at educating residents, while others were just beautiful! We tried to select a diverse group of winners that reflected the diversity of the submissions.

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Seeking Tech Antidotes for Enrollment Cliff

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Seeking Tech Antidotes for Enrollment Cliff Lauren.Coffey@… Mon, 04/01/2024 - 03:00 AM New approaches using personalized learning, microcredentials and AI were in the air at the annual UPCEA conference.

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This Colorado bill may pave the way for stronger upward transfer success stories

University Business

The Colorado Legislature has proposed a bill that would improve two- to four-year college credit transfers. Advocates of the bill believe it could become the blueprint for many other states looking to improve access and affordability of the bachelor’s degree. Bachelor’s seeking students beginning at the community college level will most likely quit before earning their degree.

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Incorrect Tax Data Could Mean Another FAFSA Setback

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Education Department officials said Friday they’d been made aware of potential issues with incorrect tax data on processed student aid forms, threatening once again to upend the troubled delivery of Institutional Student Information Records to colleges.

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Boston University Denies It Would Use AI to Replace Striking Teaching Assistants

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Boston University Denies It Would Use AI to Replace Striking Teaching Assistants David Ho Mon, 04/01/2024 - 03:00 AM Byline(s) Lauren Coffey

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The UMaine System says its budget situation is improving, after years of shortfalls - Robbie Feinberg, Maine Public

Ray Schroeder

The University of Maine System is reporting an improved budget situation, after years of deficits and declining enrollment. The system's vice president for finance, Ryan Low, told the system board's finance committee on Wednesday that for the first time since 2014, all campuses are projected to balance their budgets for the next fiscal year without relying on system reserves.

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Education Department Heeds Calls to Delay Gainful Reporting Deadline

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Education Department Heeds Calls to Delay Gainful Reporting Deadline Katherine Knott Mon, 04/01/2024 - 03:00 AM Colleges had asked for a later date, citing the administrative workload stemming from the bungled launch of the new FAFSA. They’ll now have until Oct. 1 to submit a range of new information about their programs.

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UD at 'pivotal moment' amid budget crunch, Assanis tells trustees - Josh Shannon, Newark Post

Ray Schroeder

The University of Delaware is facing a budget deficit between $20 million and $40 million, top UD officials told the Board of Trustees on Tuesday. “We are at a pivotal moment,” President Dennis Assanis said. “We’re facing a challenge, but we are poised to overcome as we’ve overcome so many others and continue on our growth trajectory.” The special trustees meeting, which delved into the budget in more depth than UD has typically disclosed publicly, came as the university has ordered a partial hi

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Economic Impact of a Solar Eclipse: Academic Minute

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Today on the Academic Minute, part of Indiana University’s Total Solar Eclipse Week: Philip Powell, clinical assistant professor of business economics and public policy at the Kelley School of Business, looks into the effects of eclipse tourism.

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Closing the degree awarding gap: How can we ensure that ethnic minority students reach their full potential at our university?

Teaching Matters Academic Communities

In this extra post, Professor Mohini Gray presents important, evidence-based research that BAME students at The University of Edinburgh are not achieving the same level of degree awards as white students. Mohini proposes nine recommendations for positive change to narrow the awarding gap and also to foster a diverse and inclusive environment for every student.

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HEERF Spending Analysis Shows Critical Role of Emergency Funds for Postsecondary Success

Ed.gov Blog

By: Nasser Paydar, Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education As part of the COVID-19 emergency funds that went to higher education institutions, funded through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), institutions are required to file annual reports about how the funds were utilized and their impact. Today, we released the data from the 2022 Continue Reading The post HEERF Spending Analysis Shows Critical Role of Emergency Funds for Postsecondary Success appeared first on

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Bridging the Gap: Dual Enrollment Equity Pathways (DEEP) for Underserved Students

Parchment

If you couldn’t attend the webinar, DEEP Dive: Achieving the Potential of Dual Enrollment , here are some highlights from the research presented by the Community College Research Center. High school students taking college courses through dual-enrollment programs has grown significantly in recent years. From 2021-2023, participation in dual enrollment grew by 11.6%.

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Oregon to get portion of $21 billion for early and postsecondary education allocated by Congress

University Business

Education agencies, institutions and nonprofits in Oregon are slated to a portion of more than $21.3 billion from Congress for the current year. The money is part of a $1.2 trillion federal spending package recently approved by Congress. It includes billions for child care, preschool, special education and higher education programs, as well as money for bolstering the workforce and health care projects.

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Will Biden’s Support for HBCUs Bring in Votes?

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Will Biden’s Support for HBCUs Bring in Votes? Sara Weissman Mon, 04/01/2024 - 03:00 AM Advocates of Historically Black colleges say the administration’s strong support for HBCUs could pay off in the voting booth. But many black college students voice ambivalence about President Biden and some of his policies.

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‘Freedom on the Move,’ Clarifying Complicity in American History

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In the Fairfield Community School District in Iowa, an eighth-grade social studies teacher quit his job after he couldn’t get the superintendent to clarify whether a new education law allowed teachers to say that slavery was wrong. In Florida, the state board of education adopted social studies standards that ignited an uproar by calling for students to be taught about “how slaves developed skills which, in some instances, could be applied for their personal benefit.

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Representative Raskin Shouted Down at University of Maryland

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Pro-Palestinian protesters interrupted a speech by Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin, a Democrat, at the University of Maryland on Thursday, the Capital News Service reported. The protesters shouted that Raskin was “complicit in genocide,” to which he responded that he has advocated for hostages to be freed and for a ceasefire.

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USF students continue hunger strike, university not budging

University Business

Students at the University of South Florida are 12 days into a hunger strike and it is taking its toll. The students are demanding the university divest from companies they believe are enabling the Israel-Hamas conflict. The demonstration has continued, despite an order from the university’s president, calling on them to cease and desist. Originally, 18 people were participating in the hunger strike.

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Legal Challenges to Biden’s SAVE Plan Ramp Up

Confessions of a Community College Dean

A coalition of 11 Republican-led states is suing the Biden administration to block its new student loan repayment plan. Kansas is leading the lawsuit.

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Bill that would have prohibited DEI programs, staff positions on college campuses fails to pass Ky. Senate

University Business

A bill that would determine the state of diversity, equity and inclusion on college campuses in Kentucky has been dropped. The bill would have prohibited diversity, equity and inclusion programs and staff positions at public colleges and universities. That bill failed to pass. Republicans say it was creating conflict within the party. Read more from WLWT.

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