January, 2023

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Higher Education Can Connect Diverse Students to Lucrative, Technical Careers

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Technical jobs are receiving fewer applications from younger generations. According to Handshake, a network of institutions and employers that helps connect students with early career opportunities, trade careers saw 49% fewer applications in 2022 than 2020. Applications for jobs like automotive technicians or respiratory therapists went from an average of 10 applications each to only five.

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4 Reasons College Campus Visits Are a Waste of Time & Money

Great College Advice

College campus visits are a ritual. A rite of passage. A requirement. And they also are mostly a waste of time and money. As the summer winds down, my team and I have been busy debriefing our students and their parents about whatever summertime college campus visits they have done in the past month or two. While my colleagues and I have done hundreds of campus visits as a way to research colleges, our families are embarking on these adventures for the first time.

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Professors at University of Illinois at Chicago begin strike

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: University of Illinois at Chicago faculty members began striking Tuesday after their union said 12 hours of negotiations with administrators on Martin Luther King Jr. Day didn’t produce an agreement. “We passed proposals back and forth with the management team from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., when they passed us a counter that indicated that they had no interest in resolving our differences,” the union, UIC United Faculty, wrote on its website.

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Number of EU students enrolling in UK universities halves post-Brexit

The Guardian Higher Education

Data shows sharp decline in students from Italy, Germany and France with Brexit seen as primary deterrent The number of EU students enrolling in British universities has more than halved since Brexit – with sharp declines in scholars from Italy, Germany and France, figures reveal. Brexit is seen as the primary deterrent , with home fees and student finance no longer available to EU students who do not already live in the UK with settled or pre-settled status.

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What Is a Metaversity, and Should You Create One on Your Campus?

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

The stuff of science fiction isn’t nearly as far away as it once seemed. The speed of progress in tech continues to change higher education at a dramatic pace. Ideas that seemed far-fetched three years ago, like earning a four-year college degree solely by completing courses online and without ever meeting a professor in person, are now fairly common practice.

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An op-ed about ChatGPT’s impact on education… written by ChatGPT?

University Business

After you read this, you’ll either leave excited for what’s to come or you’ll be on Amazon stocking up on doomsday supplies. ChatGPT, an AI-powered chatbot, has educators and even some students worried about its capacity to promote cheating on assignments. And after writing this article, I’m a little concerned too. However, AI technology shouldn’t be something we fear, but rather a tool that teachers and education leaders can lean in on for the benefit of our studen

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Tribal Colleges and Universities Seek Greater Recognition and Funding

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) have been in existence for over 50 years, serving not only Native American and Alaskan Native students but anyone from the rural communities where they reside. The 35 TCUs in the U.S. train future teachers, nurses, engineers, and more. Yet despite serving almost 28,000 students yearly, experts say TCUs are often invisible to the public or seen as institutions of lesser quality than other public or private institutions, despite being accredited by state age

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Academics work to detect ChatGPT and other AI writing

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: When humans write, they leave subtle signatures that hint at the prose’s fleshy, brainy origins. Their word and phrase choices are more varied than those selected by machines that write. Human writers also draw from short- and long-term memories that recall a range of lived experiences and inform personal writing styles. And unlike machines, people are susceptible to inserting minor typos, such as a misplaced comma or a misspelled word.

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Iranian PhD students remain in limbo due to Australian visa delays despite securing scholarships

The Guardian Higher Education

With deadly protests in Iran exacerbating anguish, experts worry visa delays could risk a decline in Australian research standards Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast When Iranian Behzad Pournori received an offer for a full scholarship at RMIT University in February last year, he was elated. He applied for a student visa right away, and in May, filled out supplementary forms with personal details needed to assess whether he satisfied “character requirement

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How Can Generative AI Be Used in Higher Ed?

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Noticed any fantasy-inspired portrait posts showing up on your social media feeds lately? You might just be looking at artificial intelligence-generated content, a new development in the exponentially expanding world of AI tech that has emerged over the past few years. Platforms like Stable Diffusion and DALL-E 2 allow users to input a text prompt, which creates an AI-generated image that may or may not accurately reflect what the user intended.

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Biola Celebrates Black History Month

Biola

OVERVIEW As part of our efforts to live out our shared biblical value of unity amidst diversity and to highlight and show appreciation for our brothers and sisters from diverse backgrounds, we will host Cultural Heritage Month celebrations.

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Choosing an Executive Leadership Coach: What Matters

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

One of the realities of moving up the executive leadership ranks, whether in higher education or other sectors, is that the higher you ascend, the fewer people you have with whom to commensurate or in whom to confide. The truth be told, for numerous reasons, even the most confident executives are often hesitant to turn to persons inside their organization, in ranks above them, to run an idea past them or to seek advice.

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Nearly 1 in 3 college students let ChatGPT do their writing assignments

University Business

With all the fuss about ChatGPT, maybe it’s no surprise that one in three college students who were aware of the AI let it complete writing assignments for them. What may be shocking to campus leaders is that three-quarters of those ChatGPT users believe that utilizing the technology constitutes cheating. And some 60% of the users report relying on the tool for 50% or more of their written assignments, according to a survey by Intelligent , which ranks colleges and universities based on pu

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Public health majors grow by more than 1,000 percent

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: Tabitha Edson always knew she wanted to work in health sciences. She earned a nursing assistant certification in high school but decided not to pursue the field at Westminster College, a small private institution in Salt Lake City; she worried that it would limit her job opportunities when she graduated. Instead, she found herself drawn to public health, inspired by an introductory course in the subject required for both public health and nursing majors.

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Addressing College Enrollment Through Academic Preparation

Higher Education Today

Title: College Enrollment Disparities: Understanding the Role of Academic Preparation Authors: Sarah Reber and Ember Smith Source: Brookings Institution Center on Children and Families A new report from the Brookings Institution Center on Children and Families examines how college enrollment is impacted by academic preparation, race, gender, and socioeconomic status.

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3 Foundational Models Shaping Higher Ed IT

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Every year, EDUCAUSE releases its list of top 10 IT issues for the coming year, giving higher education IT leaders an idea of the trends they can expect to see in learning, administration, workforce and emerging technology. Susan Grajek, vice president of partnerships, communities and research at EDUCAUSE, presented the most recent list at the organization’s annual conference in Denver.

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6 trends impacting community college enrollment in 2023

EAB

Blogs 6 trends impacting community college enrollment in 2023 For the past two years, it’s been difficult to focus on anything beyond the immediate consequences of the pandemic. But now as we find ourselves stabilizing, it’s time to pause and take stock of the full landscape facing community colleges. These six trends will have long-term impacts on how community colleges interact with students and getting ahead of them now will position you for success in the future. 6 trends to watch in 2023 1.

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HBCUs Utilizing the Common App See an Increase in Applications

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

It’s still early in application season, but North Carolina Central University (NCCU) has already seen a 57% boost in its application numbers from last year. “Compared to then, we were at 9,629 applications last year on January 24,” said Michael Bailey, director of undergraduate admissions at NCCU. “This year we’re at 15,187.” Michael Bailey, director of undergraduate admissions at North Carolina Central University.

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These are the 25 best cities for newly graduated STEM professionals

University Business

As attention toward the field grows, so too does the demand. The need for STEM professionals, while it’s always been high, has only grown more prominent since the pandemic. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, we should expect a substantial bump in STEM enrollment as they expect a 10.8% growth in the field by 2031. Additionally, the medium wage for STEM jobs far exceeds the average for non-STEM occupations at $95,420.

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Academic experts offer advice on ChatGPT

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: Ever since the chat bot ChatGPT burst into public view in late 2022, students, professors and administrators have been woozy from a chaotic cocktail of excitement, uncertainty and fear. The bot writes poems, sonnets and essays. It also serves as a convincing debate partner on a seemingly unlimited number of subjects. Given that the natural language model earned passing scores on the evidence and torts portion of the bar exam, among other feats, some in academe fret that the technology may

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Supporting Incarcerated Students With Second Chance Pell

Higher Education Today

Title: Pell for Incarcerated Students Working Group Report Source: National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) The signing of the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act canceled the ban on access to Pell Grants for formerly or currently incarcerated adults. This will provide over 700,000 incarcerated adults with opportunities to pursue postsecondary education, whether on a.

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Q&A: Sergio Brack’s Rapid Rise Leads to University of Maryland Esports

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

As an undergraduate, Sergio Brack made a name for himself as co-founder of College CoD — the College Call of Duty league — and president of the University of Mississippi’s esports organization. After graduating in 2020, he became director of esports at Ottawa University in Kansas. Today, he directs the esports program at the University of Maryland. He spoke with EdTech: Focus on Higher Education about his path to success, college-to-career pathways and the need to improve diversity within the sp

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2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance

UMSL Diversity

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is proud to host the annual observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). Since the university’s inaugural Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance on January 18, 1988, the campus community has celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. King with prolific speakers, inspiring music, and a scholarship presentation to our outstanding UMSL students. .

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Howard Earns $90 Million DoD Contract, a First for an HBCU

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

About 30% of African American STEM professionals begin their higher education at a Historically Black College or University, according to the United Negro College Fund, but only around 1% of the Defense Department’s research funding is directed towards HBCUs and other minority serving institutions. This week, the U.S. government took a major step towards remedying these disparities by awarding a five-year $90 million contract to create a university affiliated research center (UARC) to Howard Uni

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Female students lag behind males in college readiness, concludes a national survey

University Business

Female high school graduates are less prepared—and feel less informed—to confidently enter college or choose a career path, concludes the latest report from YouScience, the leading college and career readiness company. The report gathered information from 500 graduated students from the classes of 2019 to 2022 and asked them questions about their exposure to college readiness resources in high school and how confident they were in taking the next step.

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College presidents must denounce white nationalist attacks (opinion)

Confessions of a Community College Dean

The movement must not be written off as just politics or culture wars when in fact it’s a direct threat to everything higher education stands for, writes Michael Gavin. Show on Jobs site: Image Source: Brent Stirton/Staff/Getty Images News Image Caption: Insurrectionists clash with law enforcement as they try to storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

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Capacity Building for Shared Equity Leadership

Higher Education Today

By Jordan Harper, Natsumi Ueda, and Elizabeth Holcombe Join us for a webinar Jan. 31 to discuss our upcoming report on capacity building for Shared Equity Leadership. Register here. Over the past three years, the American Council on Education (ACE) and the University of Southern California (USC) have been working together to study new ways. Read more » The post Capacity Building for Shared Equity Leadership appeared first on Higher Education Today.

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Arizona State University Welcomes New Zoom Innovation Lab

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Arizona State University and Zoom have announced a new five-year partnership that will create a student-led development program at the tier-one research university. The Zoom Innovation Lab promises to give ASU students the opportunity to work with Zoom professionals and partners, gaining hands-on experience tackling major projects. Two of those projects are already underway, according to a university press release.

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6 ways leaders are rethinking their student affairs organizational charts in 2023

EAB

Blogs. 6 ways leaders are rethinking their student affairs organizational charts in 2023. Between a pandemic, a national racial reckoning, and increasing challenges to the higher education business model, student affairs leaders have spent the past few years looking for ways to innovate and collaborate more effectively across the cabinet. One avenue leaders have explored to do so is changing their org chart: moving units, combining units, or setting up dual reporting lines.

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Spaces of Belonging: Schools Look to Design to Help First-Gen Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Over half of undergraduate students in the U.S. are the first in their family to attend an institution of higher learning. These first-generation students are likelier than their peers to be from minoritized backgrounds, to face economic challenges, and to juggle jobs and families in addition to school. And they may be less familiar with the “hidden curriculum”—the implicit norms and knowledge that help students navigate college life.

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Here is where all 50 state university systems rank on ROI—and why

University Business

When it comes to accelerating ROI for students on price and outcomes, an abundance of career-oriented majors and thriving technical colleges are essentials for campus leaders. A new analysis ranks the return on investment of all 50 state public university systems by comparing tuition and other financial factors to the increase in lifetime income that graduates earn from their degrees. “While some state college systems succeed in moving large numbers of students into the middle class, other

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Why what we value matters in our career goals and journeys (opinion)

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Category: Carpe Careers Lauren Easterling explores why what we value matters when it comes to the goals we set, the plans we make and the career journeys we take. Editorial Tags: Career Advice Show on Jobs site: Image Source: Rudzhan Nagiev/istock/getty images plus Image Size: Thumbnail-horizontal Is this diversity newsletter?: Is this Career Advice newsletter?

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The Catalysts for Competency-Based Learning and Prior Learning Assessments Have Arrived

eLiterate

As I outlined recently in my “ e-Literate’s Changing Themes for Changing Times ” post, I am shifting my coverage somewhat. I’ll be developing and calling out tags I use for these themes so that you can go to an archive page on each one. This one will be listed under the “ changing enrollment ” tag. Just before Christmas, The New York Times published an ostensibly feel-good story about a Syrian refugee who built a massively successful chocolate business in Canada.

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How to Design Spaces for Flexible Learning

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

College and university campuses have a dilemma: With hybrid and remote learning becoming common at most institutions, physical learning spaces are looking worse for wear as students debate the value of even attending classes in person. These days, stepping into a room filled with dozens of students facing forward and staring at a lecturing professor feels somewhat like attending a Zoom meeting in less comfortable clothes — and that’s far from the experience students are hoping for.

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Lecturers urged to review assessments in UK amid concerns over new AI tool

The Guardian Higher Education

ChatGPT is capable of producing high-quality essays with minimal human input ChatGPT: what can the extraordinary artificial intelligence chatbot do? Lecturers at UK universities have been urged to review the way in which their courses are assessed amid concerns that students are already using a potent new AI tool capable of producing high-quality essays with minimal human input.

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Higher Ed Prepares to Celebrate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Kelisha B. Graves remembers being a young student in public school, looking forward to the third Monday of every January as a day off. “Every King holiday is a day out of school, without intentional reflection,” said Graves. “At The King Center, we always say that the King holiday is a day on, not a day off. It’s a day of not just reflection but concrete action.

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A futurist’s perspective on generative AI in the classroom

University Business

It’s no secret teachers are skeptical —fearful, even—about the explosion of generative AI like ChatGPT and its influence over the classroom. But futurist, business guru, and FETC 2023 keynote speaker Daniel Burrus believes these transformative times must be embraced. Microsoft has recently pledged $10 billion toward OpenAI, a generative AI company, signifying that there are no signs of this technology slowing down.

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