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My Take on the AP African American Studies Course Framework and the American Historical Review’s 1619 Forum

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Blog: Higher Ed Gamma I have been fortunate to have a perch on which to write about a host of highly charged issues that matter a great deal to me. The Higher Ed Gamma blog has provided a platform from which I’ve been able to share my opinions about such hot topics as the future of the professoriate, pedagogy, curriculum design, the humanities, campus activism, academic freedom, in loco parentis , and much more.

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Parents ‘horrified’ by response to petition after suicide of Bristol student

The Guardian Higher Education

Government declines to act on call for legal duty of care for all students after death of Natasha Abrahart in 2018 The parents of Natasha Abrahart , who took her own life while studying at the University of Bristol, have reacted with “absolute horror” to the government’s response to their petition calling for a statutory legal duty of care for all students in higher education.

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3 Questions KSU’s Laurel Littrell on How Academic Library Budgets Really Work

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Blog: Learning Innovation Laurel Littrell is a faculty librarian at Kansas State University. Among her many roles at KSU is Library Data Coordinator. Laurel is, therefore, well positioned to answer some of the questions that I posed in my piece, How Do Academic Libraries Spend Their Money? Q1: Can you help us understand the (perhaps evolving) relationship between budgets, materials, and staffing?

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What is The Future of RAs? – Four Trends for the Future

Roompact

This blog series features different writers responding to the prompt, “What is the future of the RA role?” Guest Post by Gustavo Tiffer Resident Assistants are important first line contacts with the residents in our building. They are vital to our work. But what will be important to the RA role in the future? Here.

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Ocean Classroom: A View from the Keys

Proctor Academy

Proctor Academy's Ocean Classroom program has arrived in the Florida Keys after a 400 mile voyage from northeast Florida. En route to Mobile, Alabama to see first hand the last slave ship to arrive in America (the Clotilda ) and to continue their studies on the history of involuntary servitude, injustice, and the Civil Rights Movement in America, the crew of students from Proctor and the MET High School (Providence, RI) are well on their way to becoming true sailors.

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2023 WalletHub Economic Index - Adam McCann, Wallet Hub

Ray Schroeder

Concerning news for Colleges and Universities seeking new students: The WalletHub Economic Index decreased by around 13% between January 2022 and January 2023. This means consumers are about 13% less confident about their financial outlook now than they were at the same time last year. The WalletHub Economic Index is a monthly survey that evaluates economic prospects based on 10 components of consumer sentiment.

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‘I Didn’t Think Any College Would Accept Me, but I Was Wrong’

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Blog: Higher Ed Policy Last week, Scott Jaschik wrote a piece here at Inside Higher Ed about direct admissions. If you missed it, here’s the link. When Scott was at the annual NECHE meetings in Boston this past December, the rise of direct admissions made his top 10 list of trends in higher ed. With the practice of direct admissions, colleges proactively reach out to high school students with a letter of acceptance.

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Traumatised teens can turn their lives around – but they need help | Letters

The Guardian Higher Education

Readers respond to Daniel Dylan Wray’s article about escaping the shadow of his abusive father I was moved by Daniel Dylan Wray’s account of lone parenthood, domestic abuse and seeing his father for the first time across a courtroom ( A moment that changed me, 1 February ). I have a not dissimilar story, although I lived with my father, but I remember periods of parental separation as a welcome relief.

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DeSantis ramps up ‘war on woke’ with new attacks on Florida higher education

The Guardian Higher Education

Republican Florida governor unveils plans for overhaul of state university system as he prepares for expected presidential bid Alex Obraud, a 21-year-old anthropology student in his third year at New College in Florida, did not expect to be on the frontlines of America’s culture wars simply by attending university in the state. But Florida’s rightwing Republican governor, Ron DeSantis – and likely would-be presidential candidate for 2024 – has launched a relentless campaign of attack on higher e