March, 2023

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What is The Future of RAs? It Is Tied To The Students They Serve

Roompact

This blog series features different writers responding to the prompt, “What is the future of the RA role?” Guest Post by Danielle Jones, Professional Staff Member The question of the future of the RA role is not one that is new or original. This question has found itself posed by residence life professionals again and.

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The Black Woman’s Burden: Battling Inertia in Higher Ed

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

News of bell hooks’s death came as a shock to many. The feminist, author, activist, and professor died Dec. 15, 2021, at age 69. But those who knew hooks personally were aware her health had been waning after years of fighting white supremacy and patriarchy. Dr. M. Shadee Malaklou “hooks said a few years ago, ‘I felt like a balloon that had been popped and deflated,’ because of the way she was so committed to writing and teaching, to her own detriment,” said Dr.

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Florida, beware: DeSantis’ war on woke may decrease enrollment

University Business

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s recent legislation is not only fiercely unpopular among current and prospective college students, but it also may drive them out of the state’s public higher education system, according to a new report by Intelligent. Among 1,147 students who either currently attend an undergraduate public college in Florida or intend to upon graduating, only 147 agreed with DeSantis’ policies.

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ChatGPT in Education: The Pros, Cons and Unknowns of Generative AI

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Here’s a fun game: Say the word ChatGPT to a friend or colleague, then watch what happens. There’s a lot of drama swirling around this groundbreaking artificial intelligence chatbot, released in November by the startup OpenAI. A few months later, in early March, OpenAI’s GPT-4 was introduced and has already stunned many by easily outperforming its older AI sibling.

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Librarians should stand with the Internet Archive (opinion)

Confessions of a Community College Dean

The Internet Archive, a nonprofit library in San Francisco, has grown into one of the most important cultural institutions of the modern age. What began in 1996 as an audacious attempt to archive and preserve the World Wide Web has grown into a vast library of books, musical recordings and television shows, all digitized and available online, with a mission to provide “universal access to all knowledge.

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Dean Hoke Appointed President and CEO of the American Association of University Administrators

Edu Alliance Journal

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – March 21, 2023 — Dean Hoke, of Bloomington, Indiana, has been chosen to serve as the next President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of University Administrators ( AAUA ), currently based in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. His appointment is effective July 1st when the current President & CEO, Dan L.

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Two ed-tech companies team up with hopes to improve transfer

Parchment

Image: Parchment, a leading digital transcript sharing company, expanded into new territory this week by acquiring Quottly, a company that sells software for course and program sharing, managing dual enrollment, and automating and streamlining transfer agreements. Leaders of the companies say combining their operations—transcript exchanging and credit transfer—can help institutions better handle the many moving parts of the transfer process and make students’ transition from on

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Marshall University baseball gifted $10 million—of CARES Act funds

University Business

West Virginia’s governor is honored to play a small part in building Marshall University’s new baseball stadium, but one official believes he is “grossly” misappropriating a huge chunk of COVID-related emergency funding to do so. In a letter to the Treasury Office of the Inspector General , West Virginia Senate Finance Chairman Eric Tarr details Gov.

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How to Detect and Respond to Bot Attacks in Higher Education

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Lately, artificial intelligence chatbots like ChatGPT are getting all the attention, but there’s another type of bot posing an immediate and serious threat to your university’s cybersecurity. Old-school bots are pieces of malware that infiltrate your environment and infect devices on your networks. Attackers can then remotely control the bots on those devices to steal data and launch a staggering variety of additional attacks directed at either other university systems or third parties.

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Michigan grad workers striking over pay, trans health care

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: University of Michigan graduate student instructors and staff assistants began striking Wednesday, seeking to raise their minimum annual salaries from $24,000 to about $38,500 and win easier access to health care for transgender members, an emergency fund for international students and other benefits. The Graduate Employees’ Organization (GEO) acknowledges that its strike in Ann Arbor is illegal under its own collective bargaining agreement with the university.

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Introducing the Roompact Blog Team 2023

Roompact

We’d like to introduce the Roompact Blogging Team for the upcoming year! Roompact hires bloggers to further increase our contributions to the field through the free dissemination of ideas and knowledge. Every year we refresh our blog team with a new cohort of writers. Earlier this spring, we did a search for part-time bloggers, professionals.

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Student Community Building on Forums

Campus Sonar

It’s no secret that online spaces provide students with opportunities to connect to others and build community, but do you know how often that’s happening on your campus’s Reddit page? A quick peek at your page will often reveal questions, comments, and potential concerns—all right on a public page that anyone can see. Higher ed communicators are community builders, and understanding what happens on forums could help your campus grow a stronger real-world and digital community.

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Another HBCU on Track for Reaccreditation

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

It’s taken months of collaboration across institutions, but east Tennessee’s only Historically Black College and University (HBCU) is on track to regain accreditation. The college is anticipating submitting its application for approval in April. Knoxville College (KC), a private institution, lost its accreditation in 1997. Since then, it has regained authorized status in Tennessee, which allows them to confer credentials.

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AAMU’s STEM boon carves career paths for HBCU students

University Business

The largest HBCU in Alabama is no novice to adversity. Alabama A&M University and HBCUs at large are some of the most underfunded state universities in the nation, fighting year after year for supplemental grants, scholarships and business partnerships to keep their students competitive in the workforce. Jobs for the Future , a nonprofit focused on the American workforce and education systems, recently identified a skill and career gap among Black learners and job seekers.

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What Type of Esports Program Is Your University Building?

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

In the early days of collegiate esports, way back in the mid-2010s, smaller universities plunged into the world of competitive gaming. They created programs that could challenge other institutions for national prestige in an arena that was far less crowded than traditional intercollegiate athletics. Larger universities soon caught on, and before long, competitive esports teams were popping up across the country.

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Equitably recognizing and rewarding women faculty of color (opinion)

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Joya Misra, Dawn Culpepper and KerryAnn O’Meara offer four strategies for ensuring workload and rewards systems equitably recognize the efforts of women faculty of color. Job Tags: FACULTY JOBS Ad keywords: diversity faculty Section: Diversity Editorial Tags: Career Advice Faculty Show on Jobs site: Image Source: Drazen Zigic/istock/getty images plus Image Size: Thumbnail-horizontal Multiple Authors: Joya Misra Dawn Culpepper KerryAnn O'Meara Is this diversity newsletter?

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The best higher education and digital marketing conferences of 2023

Terminalfour

Want to know which are the most interesting higher education and digital marketing conferences taking place this year? We’ve compiled some of our favorites to get excited about, covering a broad list of highly relevant topics to higher education.

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What is The Future of RAs? The Pros And Cons Of The RAOD

Roompact

This blog series features different writers responding to the prompt, “What is the future of the RA role?” Guest Post by Kendra Sherman, Professional Staff Member, Seton Hall University Lifesaver. Friend. Resource. These and many others are the expectations of Resident Assistants everywhere. The variety of hats that RAs wear means that these individuals develop.

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Black Men’s Mental Health Addressed During Black Men’s Research Institute Symposium

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Black Men’s Research Institute (BMRI) at Morehouse College hosted its first Spring Symposium addressing health issues for African American men. Taken place at the Atlanta University Center’s Woodruff’s Library, the “Changing the Paradigm” symposium began its two-day conference with a discussion on mental health. Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough , Interim Executive Director for BMRI, wants the symposium to dive deeply into mental health and how it affects Black men and their communities.

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Emotional stress drives 55% of students to consider withdrawing

University Business

Studying student responses year over year, those who’ve considered withdrawing from classes for at least one semester continue to escalate despite COVID restrictions waning, according to a new report by Gallup and Lumina Foundation. Stressed out and Stopping Out: The Mental Health Crisis in Higher Education finds that among students who’ve considered withdrawing, more than half (55%) are driven by emotional stress, but specifically bachelor’s students, who fare worse at 69%.

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How Does Google Workspace for Education Archive User Data?

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Google’s most recent storage policy shift — limiting higher education institutions to 100 terabytes of stored data in Google Workspace for Education — has caused plenty of consternation and policy shifting in higher education. EdTech has covered these changes in depth, and I wrote about how universities could potentially respond to those storage restrictions back in December.

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How college students feel about active learning environments

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: While hundreds of peer-reviewed studies have concluded that students taught in an active learning environment are significantly more likely to outperform peers who are in classes taught more traditionally, full adoption of active learning practices remains far from the norm. In a recent episode of the Teaching for Student Success podcast, host Steven Robinow spoke with Louis Deslauriers about a study he and four colleagues at Harvard did to test the value of active learning.

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Assistant Professor Featured Among Renowned Artists in Printmaking Exhibition at the DIA

College for Creative Study

Assistant professor and section lead of printmaking at CCS has work on display in an exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) — alongside national and local artists until April 9, 2023. Tyanna Buie has two pieces featured in Printmaking in the Twenty-First Century — “The Front Porch,” a screenprint and “Avalon Village,” a letterpress piece.

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What is The Future of RAs? Serve The Needs of Residents Today, Not Yesterday

Roompact

This blog series features different writers responding to the prompt, “What is the future of the RA role?” Guest Post by Brett Connors, Professional Staff Member Three years later, campuses have begun to return to the “normal” operations we blissfully took for granted in January and February 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changed our lives.

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Report Shows the Shift Away from Tenured Faculty in the U.S. Academic Workforce

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Over the past three decades, U.S. academic employment has dramatically shifted from mostly full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty to mostly contingent positions. That's according to a new report from the American Association of University Professors (AAUP)which provides data depicting the shift away from tenure to contingent faculty at most U.S. colleges and universities.

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How The New York Times is giving students control over college rankings

University Business

Harvard Law’s departure from U.S. News and World Report’s Best College Rankings list quickly drew the support of schools across the nation and even the Department of Education. One news heavyweight is joining the pushback with the debut of a unique ranking tool that re-envisions the coveted student guide from the ground up. The New York Times’ brand new “Build Your Own Rankings” tool allows students to curate a Top 10 college list based on priorities that are import

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Case Study: How One College Brought a Technology Training Center to Life

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

The manufacturing industry in Lake County, Illinois, just north of Chicago, employs nearly 100,000 of the county’s 700,000 residents and is responsible for nearly $50 billion of the county’s economy. It’s no stretch to say that the sector’s continued success is vital to the region’s future. The College of Lake County had this fact in mind when mapping out its strategic plan in 2019.

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A legal blow to Internet Archive, controlled digital lending

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: On Friday, a federal judge in New York ruled that the Internet Archive violated U.S. copyright law when it digitized countless physical books from four major book publishers and offered them online. The highly anticipated verdict concerning the nonprofit’s behemoth online lending operation —3.6 million books protected by copyrights, including 33,000 of the publishers’ titles—was swift, landing days after the March 20 hearing.

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CCS Photography Students Earn Global Recognition in PhotoVogue

College for Creative Study

Three Photography students earn recognition on the elite photography platform PhotoVogue. Senior Brendan Brooks has had the honor of his work being featured twice on PhotoVogue. The first was in October 2022 for his work titled “MoonBurn.” A thought-provoking piece from his series “Carbon, Concrete,” which delves into communication, behavior and expression in response to the bias of fashion and contemporary dress.

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Stuff We Say in College Student Housing

Roompact

In our field, there are a lot of buzz words that we use. While some are helpful, some dictate how we move about in the work. I want to explore some of those sayings and how they land for me. As you read through, think of a time when you have used or heard these.

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Social Justice Finds New Home in Community Colleges

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Community colleges are designed to serve and meet the needs of the communities where they reside. That’s why Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has decided to offer a certificate of proficiency in social justice and an A.S. degree in Human Services, Social Justice Advocacy. “We provide an education for a diverse group of people, and many of them are part of groups that have been experiencing social injustices,” said Dr.

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Big universities are flooded with applicants, forced to turn more away

University Business

Nationally recognized, world-renowned Virginia Tech is more interested in knowing what their college applicants’ goals are than their test scores. So much so, they’re remaining test-optional until 2026, at the least, and they believe that strategy is paying off. Virginia Tech Undergraduate Admissions Director Juan Espinoza believes the process has created a stronger, more diverse application class.

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Proactive Desktop Management Brings Efficiencies to University IT

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

As short-staffed higher ed IT departments continue to feel overburdened, colleges and universities could face challenges when deploying and managing devices among faculty and staff. In some cases, the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the size of IT departments as employees took other jobs for a variety of reasons — including, in some cases, to work remotely.

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In defense of languages (opinion)

Confessions of a Community College Dean

In the age of Google Translate and ChatGPT, one might reasonably ask what the goal of learning foreign languages is. After all, artificial intelligence is more than capable of getting most messages across, typo-free and complete with flawless grammar and punctuation. Why put ourselves and our students through the tedium of verb endings, endless pronouns and the often-stultifying niceties of syntax?

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Alumnus Mario Moore ’09 Speaks to WDET about Kicking off CCS Woodward Lecture Series

College for Creative Study

The post Alumnus Mario Moore ’09 Speaks to WDET about Kicking off CCS Woodward Lecture Series appeared first on College for Creative Studies.

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Finding my way among the stars

ISA Journal

The Hidden Gem of Perú I walked outside, a cold breeze rustling the eucalyptus leaves…

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New York Knicks Partner with Verizon to Honor HBCUs

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The New York Knicks partnered with Verizon to honor historically Black college and universities (HBCUs) Mar. 27, with one 18-year-old high school senior from Harlem receiving a scholarship, Patch reported. Bri Butler getting surprised during the Mar. 27 Knicks game Bri Butler was awarded on the court Monday night, during the Knicks’s game against the Houston Rockets in Madison Square Garden.

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