December, 2022

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It was NEVER about Deion: HBCU Realities VS. Perceptions

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Family, it is time for a chat! Pull up a seat or make whatever adjustments that you need to make so that my brothers and I can rap with you. Over the last few days, we have seen countless opinions internal and external to the HBCU community regarding the exit of Coach Prime [Deion Sanders] from Jackson State University. There have been many opinions flying across Twitter, Facebook, and even national news stations like CNN.

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Empower Learners for the Age of AI: a reflection

Dr. Simon Paul Atkinson

During the Empower Learners for the Age of AI (ELAI) conference earlier in December 2022, it became apparent to me personally that not only does Artificial intelligence (AI) have the potential to revolutionize the field of education, but that it already is. But beyond the hype and enthusiasm there are enormous strategic policy decisions to be made, by governments, institutions, faculty and individual students.

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Mental health issues among grad students shouldn't be taboo (opinion)

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Category: Carpe Careers When mental health topics are taboo, grad students suffer in silence, write Christiann Gaines and Rebekah Layton, who explore ways the academic community can support trainees. Editorial Tags: Career Advice Graduate students Mental Health Show on Jobs site: Image Source: CreativeDesignArt/digitalvision vectors/getty images Image Size: Thumbnail-horizontal Multiple Authors: Christiann Gaines Rebekah Layton Is this diversity newsletter?

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Virtual Reality Helps Students Experience Healthcare Scenarios

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Augusta University’s College of Nursing realized it needed to better train students on how to support family members when patients are near the end of life after recent graduates told faculty how emotionally unprepared they were the first time they faced the situation.

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Looking ahead to 2023: Here’s what’s in store for higher education

University Business

Ask anyone and they’ll tell you it’s been a challenging year for both students and faculty in both higher education and K-12. But like any obstacle, it’s been overcome with perseverance and innovation, ultimately carrying us to the other side with hopes of a brighter tomorrow. As for 2023, there’s a lot to look forward to. Here’s why.

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Research with international students: reflecting on an SRHE 2022 symposium

SRHE

by Jenna Mittelmeier, Sylvie Lomer, and Kalyani Unkule. We were pleased to lead a symposium of international authors at the 2022 SRHE conference, focusing on Research with International Students: Conceptual and Methodological Considerations. This was an early session linked for our upcoming open access book of the same name, which we aim to publish in late 2023.

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New Report: Faculty Remain Stubbornly White

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Despite pledges from campus leaders to diversify all facets of their institutions, faculty have remained stubbornly white, according to a new report from the Education Trust, a non-profit that works to close opportunity and achievement gaps. “It reflects something that we’ve long known,” said Dr. Kimberly A. Griffin, professor and dean of the College of Education at the University of Maryland. “ That the student body is diversifying much faster than the faculty is. ” The report, based on 2020 da

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Why the Unconscious Matters

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Blog: Higher Ed Gamma The word “unconscious” is much in the news. Just look at some recent headlines: Canadians Struggle to Curb Unconscious Spending Habits Amid Rising Cost of Living. The lingering effects of unconscious parenting. Unconscious gender bias more prevalent in men, survey finds. How To Mitigate Unconscious Bias In Customer Service Interactions=.

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How to Stay Ahead of 4 Emerging Cybersecurity Threats in Higher Ed

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

The cybersecurity threat landscape in higher education is constantly evolving. According to VMware’s “Global Incident Response Threat Report,” emerging threats against APIs and containers have gained traction during the past year, as have attacks using deepfakes. Supply chain threats also have become a significant concern, and all signs say that they will get worse in the near future.

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These are the top 10 colleges for cybersecurity education

University Business

Cover the basics, offer hands-on training and adhere to privacy and ethics. These are three of the six must-have modules for a cybersecurity course, and these 10 colleges have them all. Educational institutions are in dire need of cybersecurity professionals as criminal organizations continue to set their sights on the education sector. Since the pandemic, the increased reliance on digital technology, such as virtual meetings and online learning, has created additional pathways enabling bad acto

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Working Learners and Work Colleges: Innovating at the Intersection of Education and Life

Higher Education Today

By Vickie Choitz and Louis Soares “Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next.” —Arundhati RoyFinancial Times, April 3, 2020 In the early months of COVID-19, novelist Arundhati Roy suggested that. Working Learners and Work Colleges: Innovating at the Intersection of Education and Life ">Read more » The post <strong>Working Learners and Work Colleges

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An Invisible Population: Black Undocumented Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Kayon Hall wants to change the way academia thinks about undocumented students. “Black and undocumented students are socially and politically left out of the conversation,” said Hall, an assistant professor of higher education administration at Kent State University in Ohio. This year, Hall published an article with the Journal of First-Generation Student Success about the lived experiences of Black undocumented students, highlighting the ways higher education has excluded them from immigrat

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Our LGBTQ students’ lives and well-being are at risk—here are 5 things campus leaders can do to help

EAB

Blogs. Our LGBTQ students’ lives and wellbeing are at risk—here are 5 things campus leaders can do to help. Content warning: this blog contains discussions of gun violence and hate speech. I recently had the opportunity to participate in a media interview with Brandon Wolf , a survivor of the 2016 mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando and a civil rights activist.

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How Can We Bring Many More Students to Math, Data and Statistical Literacy?

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Blog: Higher Ed Gamma Bitter controversy has recently swirled around California’s revised Mathematics Framework, a set of recommendations about how math should be taught in the state’s K-12 schools. At stake are hot-button issues involving equity, privilege, socioeconomic class and gender, ethnicity and race. There’s no disagreement about the need to improve math fluency and reduce performance gaps.

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How Universities Can Respond to Google’s Storage Limits

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Since late 2021, when Google announced that it would impose a 100-terabyte limit on the unlimited free storage it had been offering to higher education institutions through its Google Workspace for Education platform, universities around the country have been paying closer attention to the data stored by their users on Google Cloud. Google implemented the policy not only because the storage required by universities has grown unmanageable but also because universities — for the most part unwillin

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Analysis: Higher ed costs haven’t been this high since 2008

University Business

Each year, the Commonfund Higher Education Price Index provides a snapshot of colleges’ expenses. And according to this year’s data, costs have risen across the board. Based on the report, inflation for U.S. higher education institutions rose 5.2% in the fiscal year 2022, which indicates a drastic increase since the previous year’s 2.7% rate.

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Transportation Design Student Daniel Shapiro Announced as Magna 2022 Global Bold Perspective Award Winner for North America

College for Creative Study

The post Transportation Design Student Daniel Shapiro Announced as Magna 2022 Global Bold Perspective Award Winner for North America appeared first on College for Creative Studies.

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Harvard Names Dr. Claudine Gay to Presidency

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Claudine Gay, president-elect of Harvard University. Dr. Claudine Gay is making history. Gay, dean of Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, will succeed current Harvard President Dr. Lawrence S. Bacow on July 1, 2023. Gay’s appointment marks the first time a person of color will lead the nation’s oldest and one of its most prominent postsecondary institutions.

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If aliens contact humanity, who decides what we do next?

The Guardian Higher Education

Scientists setting up ‘post-detection hub’ in Scotland are concerned humans would react ‘like headless chickens’ The moment has been imagined a thousand times. As astronomers comb the cosmos with their powerful telescopes, they spot something that makes them gasp. Amid the feeble rays from distant galaxies lies a weak but persistent signal: a message from an advanced civilisation.

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Inside Higher Ed's best-read content of 2022

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: A few things are dependable in higher education, no matter what the high-level trends are. One is that some faculty members are going to do outrageous things, leaders on their campuses are going to get mad and Inside Higher Ed' s readers won't be able to get enough of it. Another is that administrators at some colleges are going to make decisions that are foolish or short-sighted, professors are going to get mad -- and Inside Higher Ed' s readers won't be able to get enoug

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What Is a Smart Campus and What Technologies Support One?

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

There’s no avoiding the role of technology in higher education success. According to a Barnes & Noble College report released this summer, 49 percent of students prefer hybrid learning options, while 35 percent of instructors favor this approach. Meanwhile, a Student Voice survey of higher education students, found that improvements to technology such as Wi-Fi (62 percent), online student portals (37 percent), online course offerings (33 percent), and connective technologies (27 percent) were al

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Higher ed has 7 ‘wicked’ problems. Here’s how leaders can solve them

University Business

What is a “wicked problem”? When it comes to higher ed, they are “structural, pervasive societal challenges that are subject to real-world constraint,” say analysts at WGU Labs , the research arm of Western Governor’s University. “Colleges are failing to meet the needs of students and the result is a crisis for universities—public perception is wavering and students are seeking career-aligned credentials elsewhere,” according to WGU Labs’ new repor

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Research co-creation may be the key to impact

SRHE

by Finley Lawson. I have been using a design-based implementation approach to co-creating educational research since 2019 at Canterbury Christ Church University, where a cross-institutional team of teachers, researchers, and school senior leaders grapples with where and how to provide opportunities for students to become ‘epistemically insightful’ (equipped with an understanding of the nature of knowledge within disciplines and across disciplinary boundaries).

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LGBTQ, Non-Binary Students More Likely to Feel Stressed Over Break

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

As institutions wrap up their fall semesters, many faculty, staff, and students look forward to a chance to go home to familiar stomping grounds and family traditions. But for students who identify as LGBTQ+, particularly those who identify as non-binary, going home for winter break can paint a more complicated picture. Holiday stress impacts almost all students, according to a new survey of over 1,200 students from TimelyMD, a virtual health and wellbeing company that partners with almost 250 h

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‘Being a girl is a heavy crime’: Afghan women in despair over university ban

The Guardian Higher Education

Taliban prohibit female higher education indefinitely amid international condemnation It was late evening in Kabul, and Sabra*, a fourth-year medical student, saw a WhatsApp message appear on her phone. In a university chat group for 38 classmates, a friend had shared a news report suggesting the Taliban had banned women from higher education. “Girls, what’s going on here?

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How to Increase Scientific Literacy

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Blog: Higher Ed Gamma A recent correspondent shared a memorable quotation from the Nobel prizewinner Ernest Rutherford: “That which is not Physics is stamp collecting.” In other words, that which isn’t science is a trivial and inconsequential waste of time. Bored out of his mind by box checking introductory courses in the humanities, my correspondent wrote: “To many STEM students the truly “Great Books” were written by Physicists and Mathematicians.

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3 Tech Trends Shaping Modern Higher Ed Classrooms

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

The past two-and-a-half years have seen higher education embrace the boundless potential of technology in the classroom like never before. Digital collaboration is an invaluable part of most college courses, powerful networks connect students from every corner of campus and beyond, and once futuristic tools like virtual reality are enabling students and faculty to see the world in a whole new way.

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Holiday stress: 7 reasons students don’t feel merry and bright about winter break

University Business

Here’s a big winter break paradox: A holiday stress survey finds that most students feel supported—and also stressed out—by their families. Eight in 10 college students say that spending winter break at home will improve their mental health. But half also say they are stressed or anxious about seeing family during the holidays, according to a new national survey of more than 1,200 college students by TimelyMD , a telehealth provider.

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The Top 5 Study Abroad Destinations for 2023

Study and Go Abroad

Are you thinking of studying abroad in 2023? Check out these top locations for Canadian students! So, you’ve thought a bit about what your future looks like in school and one thing’s for sure — you want to study abroad ! If you’re someone who craves adventure, loves culture, is independent, and wants to see the world, then studying abroad for your whole degree — or even just a semester — could be a great option for you!

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Grassroots Push for Computer Science Education Gears Up

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

For close to a year, I have been strategizing and working with Randy Raymond, a software engineer at Google, to make access to computer science education the new “Space Race” and create models that schools can scale to deliver instruction to students. We believe that this movement can be expanded and go a long way towards increasing diversity in fields like engineering and computing.

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Guidelines for Continuing or Changing Campus Vaccine Requirements

Higher Education Today

Title: Considerations for Campus Decisionmakers Announcing Continuation of or Changes to Vaccine Requirements Author: American College Health Association The American College Health Association (ACHA) recently released a brief on what colleges and universities might consider when continuing or revising their campus vaccine requirements. The ACHA noted that vaccine requirements have long been in use for.

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Video greetings ring in the holidays

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: Another year has come and gone, and colleges and universities are once again sending holiday greetings to students, alumni and other members of their community. From comedic sketches to parody songs to heartfelt ruminations on the past year, each video offers a glimpse into its institution's campus and community. Here are a few of Inside Higher Ed 's favorites in no particular order. #1 -- James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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Big Tech Investments Build Tomorrow’s Workforce at HBCUs

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

As the tech industry addresses a skills shortage, it also needs to boost its talent pipeline to bring tech jobs to underrepresented communities. With Black students earning just 7 percent of STEM degrees as of 2018 (the most recent year available), historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) face the challenge of creating more opportunities in the tech workforce for underrepresented students.

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Good news for higher ed: Applications are on the rise for fall 2023

University Business

College applications are up for fall 2023, the Common App’s latest numbers show, including underrepresented and first-generation students. Common App compared this year’s early application numbers to 2019 to avoid drawing comparisons to the application seasons upended by COVID. In short, more applicants applied to more institutions compared to the fall before the pandemic.

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President of SACSCOC Talks Higher Ed Accreditation ChallengesChanging Higher Ed Podcast 132 with Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Dr. Belle Wheelan 

The Change Leader, Inc.

In Part 1 of this two-part series, Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Dr. Belle Wheelan begin their discussion of the tsunami of issues facing higher ed and accreditation today, recent SACSCOC standards, her response to criticism of accreditation, and Wheelan’s assessment of what the future holds for SACSCOC. McNaughton and Wheelan, President of SACSOC, discuss challenges and issues facing higher ed accreditation from the accreditor's point of view.

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ACE Reviews a Year of High Policy Hopes and Small Accomplishments

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Although the world of higher education achieved some policy victories this year, its grandest ambitions were frustrated, according to a public policy year-in-review panel hosted Monday by the American Council on Education (ACE). Perhaps the most significant public policy moment for colleges and universities this year was the failure of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better (BBB) legislation, after the administration and West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin could not at arrive at a deal.

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Closed labs, cancelled classes: inside the largest strike to hit US higher education

The Guardian Higher Education

University of California campuses come to a standstill as 48,000 student workers strike for better pay Three weeks of strikes by university academics has brought campuses across California to standstill. Labs are closed, assignments go ungraded. Graduate students have walked off the job, professors have cancelled class, and even construction staff have put down their tools in solidarity.