May, 2023

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Existential threat: Students worry AI will replace their skills and knowledge

University Business

Artificial intelligence is unavoidable on today’s college campuses, and its proximity to higher education is only getting closer. While first scrambling to come to grips with the technology, it has catalyzed multiple partnerships and revamped college curricula. However, the existential crisis that some professionals have warned AI will dole to humanity is now leaking into higher education alongside its embrace.

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Equitable Teaching Practices with Dr. Dayamudra Dennehy

Dr. Al Solano

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE: Learn how kindness translates into equitable teaching practices In this episode, I interview Dr. Dayamudra Dennehy, ESL Faculty & Distance Education Coordinator at City College of San Francisco. (Scroll down to access the transcript.) We cover the following key topics: 5:39:75: ChatGP/AI and the relationship with teaching & learning. 14:08:50: Assessing student learning. 18:33:00: Trust and kindness toward students matters. 35:23:25: The value that teachers bring v

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The Students Who Aren’t Coming

Confessions of a Community College Dean

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University of Delaware Investigate Swastika Drawn on Office Door of Jewish Professor

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

University of Delaware (UD) police are investigating after an English professor who is Jewish found a swastika drawn on a poster on her office door with the words, "We Are Everywhere," Delaware Online reported. The swastika was drawn on a poster promoting a drag performance the professor organized years ago. "This incident is in direct opposition to our institutional values supporting diversity, equity and inclusion, and we unequivocally denounce this and all expressions of hate, prejudice and d

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How Instructional Technology Is Impacting Higher Education

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

The way we teach has undergone a massive shift in the past three years. When the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated trends toward remote instruction, asynchronous learning and more, classrooms were inundated with new technologies that were intended to help. The sudden push forced higher education institutions sometimes reticent instructors to adopt these tools to facilitate teaching and learning whether they were in the classroom or not.

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Supporting Your Social Media Manager in an Impossible Job

Campus Sonar

Your campus social media manager’s job is never done. They’re on call 24/7, very few people understand exactly what they do all day, and their talent and expertise are regularly dismissed by colleagues and the general public. Often they’re not appropriately compensated for their skills, overtime hours, and the comments and DMs they monitor and respond to may hurt personally even if they're not meant for them.

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Why higher education must be reinvented to suit the new generation of students

University Business

The pandemic was more than an inconvenient wrinkle to higher education. It may have transformed the sector for good, and those that cannot adapt shouldn’t be surprised when they close, according to a new joint report from Ernst & Young and Times Higher Education. “Are universities of the past still the future?” challenges higher education leaders to consider a scenario where campus-based higher ed never bounces back post-pandemic.

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Report: Adjunct Who Showed Images of Prophet Was ‘Vilified’

Confessions of a Community College Dean

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Dr. J. Luke Wood to Become President of Sacramento State University

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In the search for its ninth permanent president, Sacramento State University didn’t have to look far. Dr. J. Luke Wood, a Sac State alum, was appointed to the position today. He’ll take over for retiring President Robert S. Nelson on July 16 th. Wood is currently San Diego State University’s (SDSU) vice president for student affairs and campus diversity and chief diversity officer.

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The Importance of Cybersecurity in University Research Projects

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Matthew Williams, executive director of information security for the University of Cincinnati, says it’s impossible to provide the same protection for users and systems across a large university. “If we tried to deploy all the same controls across everything, it would slow the university down to a screeching halt,” he says. “We would stop functioning.

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Five Things University Leaders are Prioritizing This Year (And Two They Should Be)

EAB

Blogs Five Things University Leaders are Prioritizing This Year (And Two They Should Be) The results from EAB’s Spring 2023 Pulse Survey are in! We interviewed and surveyed a combined 107 CBOs, Provosts, and Heads of Strategy to understand the challenges dominating cabinet agendas today and get a read on what senior leaders are worried about tomorrow.

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U.S.-China relations in higher ed is slipping. That’s a problem.

University Business

As international affairs continue to become more precarious, U.S. higher education is beginning to see some concerning roadblocks with the country that makes up 31% of its international students —China. On Monday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill requiring all grants from an academic institution “based in a foreign country of concern,” such as China, to be authorized by the Florida Board of Governors or the State Board of Education.

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Small and Private Institutions: Why Engagement Matters

Campus Sonar

Higher ed trends empower you to analyze your campus’s online conversation behavior against a comparable sample. And they help you move beyond vanity metrics. We updated our higher ed trends research to help you compare your campus to the rest of the industry. This year’s research analyzed over 4,700,00 mentions from 50 institutions of every type and size to bring you the most relevant and impactful insights.

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At Michigan, Getting an A Because Your Instructor’s On Strike

Confessions of a Community College Dean

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Community Colleges Up, Four-Year Schools Down in Latest Enrollment Data

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

After large pandemic-related declines the past several years, community college enrollment grew this spring by 0.5%, or 22,000 students, compared to spring 2022. However, undergraduate enrollment at non-profit four-year institutions continued its decline, dropping 0.5% at public schools and 0.2% at private ones. That’s the topline finding from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s Spring 2023 Current Term Enrollment Estimate report.

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How to Design Online Classes for Higher Engagement and Retention

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

It’s no secret that attracting students in higher education is becoming more competitive. As costs continue to rise and economic patterns become unpredictable, students are more discerning about what they are getting in return for their money. Many student decisions likely will come down to universities offering more engaging learning experiences, something that online programs need to think about.

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ResLife Student Staff Training Assessment Series: Behind Closed Doors, Is It Working?

Roompact

Across the country a week or two before all students return to campus, we see housing student leaders come back early to prepare and train for the upcoming year. This often involves team building, crisis management, facetime with campus resource leaders, and hopefully some time carved out for hall preparations. After the whirlwind of the.

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Colleges expand ‘segregated’ graduation events

University Business

Universities are expanding their menu of optional graduation events focused on participants’ identities and segregated by race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and even income. Georgetown University, the University of Oklahoma , Illinois State University and Grand Valley State University in Michigan are among the growing number of schools holding special ceremonies for Black graduates in upcoming weeks as the academic year winds down.

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Mario Moore honored with CCS’s 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award

College for Creative Study

Mario Moore had an impressive if not astounding start to his year — not only did he have a second painting installed in the Detroit Institute of the Arts (DIA), but he is also the recipient of CCS’s 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award. “It’s incredible to be seen as someone who’s made contributions and who has given back in a way that people feel like I should be honored,” said Moore (Illustration ’09).

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University of Phoenix to Affiliate With University of Idaho

Confessions of a Community College Dean

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Why Does Fear Surround DEI Efforts?

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In my elementary school there was one Black teacher, Ms. Terri Moore. I never had her as my teacher, but I knew she existed. She also knew me. We often smiled at each other in the hallway. In 5 th grade, Ms. Moore asked me to recite a speech for Black History Month. I stood in front of the entire school, my peers, teachers, and administrators, a sea of majority whiteness, and in February, a month dedicated to people who looked like me, and asked by the only Black teacher at the school, I celebra

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What Is UDL, and How Can It Be Used in Higher Education?

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Think about the last time you went inside a medical building. They often have large, wide elevators and automatic doors; big, bold signs for easy directions; and translators for people who speak languages other than English. Though wider elevators are meant to allow passage to those using wheelchairs, they also help staff to more easily navigate the building.

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The Impact of NC State’s College of Design – Celebrating 75 Years

Clark Nesxen

Clark Nexsen + NCSU projects pictured: Park Shops Adaptive Reuse, James B. Hunt Jr. Library, SAS Hall, Fitts-Woolard Hall We are proud to celebrate our longstanding relationship and the 75th anniversary of North Carolina State University’s College of Design. Clark Nexsen has been fortunate to have a close partnership with the school, having worked on several significant projects at NCSU and employing numerous graduates at the firm.

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Men are falling behind in higher ed and the trend may not be letting up

University Business

Women became the majority demographic to attend college decades ago , and today, they make up almost 60% of U.S. college undergraduates. But the rate at which women predominate higher ed may be partly due to the declining rate of men attending college and succeeding. While Fall enrollment among men and women has mostly declined between 2017 and 2022, women have weathered the storm far better across non-profit and for-profit institutions.

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The Complicated Relationship Between Residence Life and Bulletin Boards

Roompact

Bulletin boards have been a fixture of most residence life departments for decades. Creating fun, engaging, and educational bulletin boards is a common requirement for resident assistants and student staff. But since the advent of the internet, smart phones, and all of the other ways we can now engage residents, do bulletin boards still have.

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AAUP Calls to Fight ‘Tooth and Nail’ in Florida

Confessions of a Community College Dean

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Wave of Higher Ed Union Strikes Swells Nationwide

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Rutgers University. The New School. University of Michigan. The University of California. Temple University. University of Illinois at Chicago. These are some of the schools embroiled in a wave of recent strikes in higher education in the U.S., as workers in the industry demand improvements from their institutions for their ongoing labor. Unions in higher ed may go on strike after months of bargaining and impasse in negotiations on issues and demands from higher ed employees such as wage increas

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Q&A: Michelle Pacansky-Brock Humanizes Asynchronous Learning

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

What if online learning felt as warm and welcoming as a classroom? EdTech spoke to Michelle Pacansky-Brock, faculty mentor for online teaching and learning with the Foothill-De Anza Community College District and lead researcher on a California Learning Lab grant project, about her two decades of experience in making her own asynchronous internet-based classrooms engaging and effective, and how she supports faculty who want to follow her lead.

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CFO Dive: Costs Again Rank as CFOs’ Top Automation Hurdle

Hanover Research

About half of respondents were already in the process of adopting new technologies to support finance functions, according to the survey, which was conducted by Hanover Research on behalf of U.S. finance software provider OneStream. The vast majority of the remaining respondents (43%) said they were planning to do so this year or in 2024. The post CFO Dive: Costs Again Rank as CFOs’ Top Automation Hurdle appeared first on Hanover Research.

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10 Ways Declining Balance Accounts Can Benefit Your Campus

University Business

Transformational change is the ‘word du jour’ in higher education, and the pandemic spurred on unprecedented levels of accelerated change. With the predictions of the future of higher ed being assessed, everyone’s attention is directed toward institutions that have thrived, gleaning any insights from them on how to emulate their success. Institutions who are leading the pack are those that have reimagined the campus experience, eliminated outdated systems and processes, and implemented student

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Alumni Spotlight: Maddy’s Summer Internship in New York City

AIFS Abroad

Last Updated on May 12, 2023 by Cat Rogliano Meet Maddy, a college student from Scotland who recently completed an AIFS Abroad internship program in the heart of New York City during Summer 2022. We heard from Maddy about her experience interning in one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Read on to hear more about how she prepared for her international internship, the skills she gained, tips and tricks she picked up along the way, and more!

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Biden Administration Hears From 132,000 and Counting on Title IX Rule

Confessions of a Community College Dean

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Patricia Timmons-Goodson Appointed Dean of North Carolina Central University School of Law

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Patricia Timmons-Goodson will become dean of the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law , effective Jul. 1, 2023. Patricia Timmons-Goodson Timmons-Goodson is a retired North Carolina Supreme Court associate justice, the fourth woman and the first African American woman in the role. She retired from the Supreme Court in 2012. She is currently a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and co-chair of the board of the NC Justice Center.

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Improving Data Analytics in Higher Education Requires Collaboration

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Higher education has a data problem. Every day, we generate massive amounts of data across the institution, which has the potential to inspire meaningful change. However, we often don’t leverage it efficiently or effectively. However, we’re often not using it efficiently or effectively. According to an EDUCAUSE QuickPoll, 58 percent of higher education leaders do not believe the current structure of data functions at their institutions is ideal for meeting the data and analytics needs of their i

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Generative Artificial Intelligence – ban or embrace?

Teaching Matters Online Learning

In this post, Tim and Adam discuss the threats and opportunities generative artificial intelligence tools can present in Higher Education. Highlighting an urgent need for artificial intelligence literacy, Prof Tim Drysdale and Prof Adam A.

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Students rank the nation’s top 15 most conservative and liberal colleges

University Business

As higher education continues to take scrutiny for its increasing political polarization , one popular student rankings website is providing key insights into the nation’s most conservative and liberal institutions. With over 140 million college reviews and ratings, Niche has a “Best Colleges” category for various lenses, from student life and party scene to academics and professors. “Our goal is to give students an accurate picture of what it’s really like to atten

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A Rubric for Evaluating your Residential Curriculum Facilitation Guides

Roompact

One of the essential elements of a curricular approach is to have a regular review process in place. Peer review is one of the best ways of building buy-in for your curriculum and improving its effectiveness. Divisions and departments will approach the peer-review process differently. Some may choose to set aside a “review day” a.

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