Fri.Apr 19, 2024

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TICAS Policy Agenda Tackles the Flaws in the Higher Ed System

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) has released its latest policy recommendations to make postsecondary education affordable and completable for all students. “It encompasses things we think are possible to get across the finish line now, but also a broad sweep of things needed over time to make progress as a nation to reduce racial and economic disparities across higher education,” said Sameer Gadkaree, TICAS president and CEO.

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Helping Faculty Members Cultivate Joy in Writing

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Helping Faculty Members Cultivate Joy in Writing Sarah Bray Fri, 04/19/2024 - 03:00 AM Academics internalize that we must “publish or perish,” but that message creates fear, loathing and pressure, write Deborah J. Cohan and Barbara J. Risman. Byline(s) Deborah J. Cohan Barbara J.

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Partnership to Reopen Community College Campus Childcare Center

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Howard Community College President Dr. Daria J. Willis has announced plans to reopen the college’s on-campus Children’s Learning Center in partnership with the Community Action Council of Howard County. Tracy Broccolino The center’s reopening serves as an essential resource in reducing childcare costs, creating much-needed Early Head Start programming for infants and toddlers, and encouraging degree completion among student parents at the college of more than 2,900 students — 24% of which claim

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Cornell Faculty Member Arrested for Comments at Coulter Talk

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Cornell University communication professor Monica Cornejo was arrested for disorderly conduct Tuesday during a campus seminar led by conservative media personality Ann Coulter, The Cornell Daily Sun reported. Coulter, a Cornell graduate, was concluding her presentation, “Immigration: The Conspiracy To End America,” with a question-and-answer session when Cornejo spoke up.

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SkillPointe Updates Help Community Colleges Bridge the Skills Gap

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) and its technology platform, SkillPointe, have released an improved SkillPointe website to help students pursue in-demand skills while helping community colleges meet workforce demands. Dr. Rebecca Corbin “By connecting students who are working towards building their own career paths with community colleges offering skills that are vital to their local communities, SkillPointe helps students take their first step towards for

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New Data Consortium Wants Colleges to ‘Own’ Their AI Future

Confessions of a Community College Dean

New Data Consortium Wants Colleges to ‘Own’ Their AI Future Doug Lederman Fri, 04/19/2024 - 03:00 AM American Council on Education will lead global effort to pool data on tens of millions of students to improve learner success and collaborate on AI tools.

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ROBIN SCHIMANDLE

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Robin Schimandle Robin Schimandle has been named director of development for the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources at the University of Nevada Reno. She served the university as director of development for University Libraries. Schimandle holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway.

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GENITA MANGUM

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Genita Mangum Genita Mangum has been appointed registrar at Delaware State University. She served as registrar for Harrisburg Area Community College in Pennsylvania. Mangum holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology from Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut, a master’s in education from Saint Joseph College in West Hartford, Connecticut, and a Ph.D. in management in community college policy and administration from the University of Maryland Global Campus in Adelphi,

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FAFSA Reprocessing Could Take Weeks

Confessions of a Community College Dean

The Education Department has begun reprocessing some student aid forms affected by calculation errors, undersecretary of education James Kvall said in a press call Thursday. The department has also started sending corrected versions to colleges, but Kvall said others could take weeks longer to begin reprocessing.

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Students Recreate Historical Garments From DIA Artworks

College for Creative Study

As part of the Fall 2023 Sophomore Studio Fashion Design course, students were tasked with creating garments inspired by historical artworks. DETROIT – The College for Creative Studies (CCS) is pleased to share the completed works of students who took part in the Fall 2023 Sophomore Studio Design course. Students were tasked to explore the production of historical garment recreation, working with the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) to create historical garments inspired by works in the mus

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Davidson College Lands $85M Gift to Digitize Library

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Davidson College, a private, liberal arts institution in North Carolina, has secured an $85 million donation to expand its library with a focus on bringing it into the digital age.

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Which institutions have the highest number of reported campus crimes?

University Business

With the pandemic all but ending in 2022 and in-person events back in full swing, colleges, universities, faculty, students and nearly everyone had the opportunity to rejoice. However, crime began percolating back up the surface at an astonishingly similar rate, beating pre-pandemic levels, USA Today reports. Over 38,000 criminal offenses, including homicides, sexual assault, robbery, burglary, auto theft, arson and aggravated assault, were reported in 2022, representing an 8% uptick in 2019.

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Knowing Our Fast-Changing Ocean

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Knowing Our Fast-Changing Ocean mclemee@gmail.com Fri, 04/19/2024 - 03:00 AM Scott McLemee reviews Tessa Hill and Eric Simons’s At Every Depth: Our Growing Knowledge of the Changing Oceans.

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CT lawmakers look for more funding to address needs for next year - Mike Savino, NBC Connecticut

Ray Schroeder

Various advocacy groups continue pushing for additional funding as lawmakers try to figure out how much extra money they have to spend next year. The legislature’s Appropriations Committee decided last Thursday not to revisit the current two-year, $51 billion budget. That means no changes in spending for the second fiscal year of the budget. Lawmakers are confident they’ll be able to address various needs in other ways, including unspent American Rescue Plan Act funding and surpluses within the

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Northland Faculty Submit Downsizing Plan

Confessions of a Community College Dean

The Faculty Council and Ad Hoc Exigency Committee at Northland College submitted a curricular downsizing plan to the Board of Trustees on Monday as a last ditch effort to save the small, Wisconsin liberal arts college.

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Abbot Mark Cooper, O.S.B. shares perspective on college future: DEI work, LGBTQ+dialogue, Church outreach, budget cuts, core curriculum - Jordan Tavares, St. Anselm Crier

Ray Schroeder

As the Hilltop goes through major changes such as budget cuts and potential curriculum change, personnel changes are also rocking the Anselmian community. However, none may be more impactful than the incoming of a new abbot following Abbot Mark Cooper’s resignation. As he approaches the age of 75, Abbot Mark is required to submit his resignation as abbot, to which position he was elected in 2012.

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Strategic Presidential Leadership and Wrap-Around Student Services

Higher Education Today

As we anticipate and prepare for the Department of Education’s upcoming summit in Washington, DC, this piece focuses on the theme of the gathering: Raise the Bar: Attaining College Excellence and Equity. As the department has said, the summit reflects its “commitment to ensuring that students of all backgrounds, ages, and income levels can succeed in any postsecondary pathway.

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College Possible Minnesota and Rochester Public High Schools sign a new partnership

College Forward

On March 15, College Possible Minnesota and Rochester Public Schools signed a new Navigate partnership which offers free, personalized support to a group of Rochester Public Schools Online High School students. This program supports students in gaining access to postsecondary education pathways through researching best-fit colleges, identifying funding sources, and supplying resources to help students thrive as they pursue degree completion.

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Online college classes have increased in New Mexico, report shows

University Business

New Mexico’s higher education institutions have yet to return to pre-pandemic levels of in-person classes since the COVID-19 pandemic. Online higher education in New Mexico peaked in 2020, according to a new report from the Legislative Finance Committee. The latest available data from the 2022–2023 school year shows that 45% of college credit hours were taken online, a 34% increase in online learning since the pre-pandemic level.

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DR 2024: My Experience on an Immersion Trip

Hope College Network

Immersion trips are one of my favorite opportunities at Hope. Students can sign up with Campus Ministries and travel on weeklong trips over spring break where they are able to be immersed in a new culture, have their worldviews expanded, serve in new ways, and build community with one another. In my freshman year, I was blessed to travel to Nashville and learn about people experiencing homelessness over spring break.

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Davidson College receives historic $85 million combined gift

University Business

Davidson College has announced that it has received a historic combined donation of $85 million, which will help transform the college’s library and the way Davidson students learn. The Duke Endowment is providing $60 million of the combined commitment, making it the largest gift in Davidson’s history. In addition, Bob Abernethy, a California business leader and the son of the founder of Davidson’s Philosophy Department, George Abernethy, is providing $25 million.

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Tips for building your AmeriCorps service into a career

College Forward

Serving with AmeriCorps is an enriching journey, filled with unique experiences creating a profound impact. Across the nation, AmeriCorps members unite under a shared mission: to uplift their communities and cultivate personal growth through civic engagement. Yet, one of the most challenging aspects of service involves deciding on next steps after completing a term.

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President moves: Administrators prove popular picks as next leader on the job

University Business

Three college administrators—including one president—will be coordinating goodbye parties at their current institutions as they prepare to move on to bigger opportunities elsewhere. All three presidents who announced retirements in the past two weeks served at their institutions for more than a decade, which is a promising sign considering recent surveys found presidential tenures dwindling to less than six years.

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“Hope”ful Living

Hope College Network

Spring is in the air, birds are singing, the sun is shining, and there are scattered showers. Along with this beautiful weather there are so many exciting ways to “live it up” at Hope. Whether you are an incoming freshman or a graduating senior, you want to enjoy your college experience. Here at Hope, you will never be bored. Spring Exclusives To begin, Spring Fling !

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Polarization in Opinion Dynamics Models: Academic Minute

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Today on the Academic Minute, part of Scripps College Week: Sarah Marzen, assistant professor of physics, examines how to you combat confirmation bias and polarization.

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Colleges warn student demonstrators: Enough

University Business

After years of tolerating unruly protests, some schools are starting to suspend and expel students, raising questions about where they should draw the line. The 100-year-old annual honors convocation at the University of Michigan is typically a decorous affair, with a pipe organ accompanying golf-clap applause. This year’s event was anything but. Protesters rose from their seats, and unfurled banners with “Free Palestine” written in red paint.

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New Title IX Rules Are Out. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Confessions of a Community College Dean

New Title IX Rules Are Out. Here’s What You Need to Know. Katherine Knott Fri, 04/19/2024 - 05:00 AM Designed to protect college and university students and employees from sex-based harassment and sexual violence, the regulations will overhaul how institutions respond to reports of sexual misconduct, among other changes.

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Yale students continue hunger strike in protest over Israel’s war on Gaza

The Guardian Higher Education

Protesters into seventh day of hunger strike in support of Palestinians and in effort to demand university divestment A group of students at Yale University were on Friday into the seventh day of a hunger strike in support of Palestinians in Gaza and in a protest to pressure the university to divest from any weapons manufacturing companies potentially supplying the Israeli military.

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Columbia President Accused of Dishonest Testimony, Throwing Professors ‘Under the Bus’

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Columbia President Accused of Dishonest Testimony, Throwing Professors ‘Under the Bus’ Ryan Quinn Fri, 04/19/2024 - 03:00 AM Minouche Shafik denounced antisemitism more forcefully than past Ivy League presidents in Wednesday's hearing, but Republicans who questioned her still aren’t satisfied. And some faculty members are alarmed.

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Columbia University is colluding with the far-right in its attack on students | Moira Donegan

The Guardian Higher Education

In her willingness to unleash state violence against student protestors, Minouche Shafik proved herself to be a willing ally to extremists The students sat on the ground and sang as police in riot gear approached them. Eventually, more than 100 of them would be arrested; their tents, protest signs and Palestinian flags were gathered into trash bags by the police and thrown away.

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Scholars Decry Columbia University's Arrest of Pro-Palestine Protesters

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Columbia University's decision to act against pro-Palestine student demonstrators who had been occupying its South Lawn, culminated in suspensions and subsequent arrests of more than 108 protesters in the “Gaza Solidarity Encampment” and a harsh rebuke from scholars from across the world. “The issue for us on campus is freedom of expression,” said Dr.

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