November, 2023

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Supporting Students Who Run Campus Social

Dr. Josie Ahlquist

I loved my role as a college student leader. I fully embraced the campus engagement opportunities, and as a result, I received valuable coaching, mentorship, and guidance. The support came from various sources: advisors, supervisors, conferences, guest speakers, and my peers, all of whom invested in me. Since then, I’ve been paying it forward by offering others the same kind of support.

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Panel: Erasing Black History Threatens to Harm Black Community, Students, and Nation's Future

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The exclusion and omission of Black history threatens to harm not just the Black community at large but also students and the very future of the nation, experts said during a Nov. 14 panel. Janel George The panel – part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s larger National Racial Equity Initiative for Social Justice (NREI) Summit – brought together experts to discuss contemporary attacks against the inclusion of Black history in societal awareness and education.

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Establishing Belonging for Creative Scholars and Teachers

The Scholarly Teacher

Tracy W. Smith , Appalachian State University Brooke Anne Hofsess , Appalachian State University Key Statement: Creating intentional, flexible, and interdisciplinary programming cultivates a campus culture where diverse scholarship is supported and creative teacher-scholars feel valued. Keywords: Mentoring, Creative Scholarship, Belonging The Purpose The faculty at Appalachian State University is composed of artists, photographers, sculptors, media makers, creators, composers, performers (dancer

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Black Scientists with STEM PhDs Face Deep Disparities

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Black Scientists with STEM PhDs Face Deep Disparities Sara Weissman Mon, 11/27/2023 - 03:00 AM A new report finds they disproportionately carry large amounts of student loan debt, among other disparities faced by STEM doctoral grads of color.

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New Measures of Postsecondary Education Transfer Performance: Transfer-out rates for community colleges, transfer student graduation rates at four-year colleges, and the institutional dyads contributing to transfer student success

Ed.gov Blog

Nathan Sotherland, Kevin Stange, and Jordan Matsudaira The U.S. postsecondary education system provides students with many flexible pathways to earning a bachelor’s degree. One of the most important of these is the opportunity to start a degree at a community college and transfer to a four-year degree program. Community colleges provide access to postsecondary education Continue Reading The post New Measures of Postsecondary Education Transfer Performance: Transfer-out rates for community colleg

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Employers believe college degrees prepare workers, are worth the cost

University Business

The public’s confidence in higher education has taken a considerable hit this year, thanks to students’ rocky ride through the pandemic. While some Americans may still find value in a degree, many do not believe it’s worth the cost or time. This perception has even trickled down to higher education’s next generation of incoming first-year students.

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How Tech Infrastructure Can Keep Up with Rising HBCU Enrollment

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

The higher education enrollment crisis in the U.S. has affected colleges and universities of all sizes, from the smallest community colleges to the largest public and private institutions. In a time of mounting challenges, though, there are some silver linings. Many colleges and universities have become more reactive to students’ wants and needs, especially when it comes to teaching and learning modalities.

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What Can Colleges and Universities Do to Support the Mental Health of Their Student-Athletes?

Higher Education Today

By Jadyn Dunning The growing mental health crisis among young adults is one of the most pressing public health issues. The World Health Organization reported that approximately 20 percent of young adults will have experienced a mental health problem (mostly depression or anxiety) by 2024. For student-athletes, the stressors of the college experience can include.

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Professor Says Spelman Raised Students’ Grades, Fired Him

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Professor Says Spelman Raised Students’ Grades, Fired Him Ryan Quinn Tue, 11/28/2023 - 03:00 AM Former tenure-track faculty member says the college inflated students’ grades and axed him after he complained. Some say that violates academic freedom.

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20 step guide for implementing Outcome-Based Education

Creatrix Campus

20 step guide for implementing Outcome-Based Education admin Wed, 11/29/2023 - 07:24 In a fast-paced educational realm, Outcome-Based Education (OBE) emerges as the catalyst for student success. According to a recent survey by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, institutions adopting OBE witness a remarkable 25% increase in student engagement and a transformative 15% surge in graduation rates.

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How the “next phase” of LGBTQ+ student support is stirring at this Ivy League

University Business

Colleges and universities nationwide have incrementally ramped up initiatives around their campuses to help their LGBTQ+ students feel seen, heard and supported. Efforts have ranged from providing LGBTQ+-inclusive housing to scholarships and sports teams. With students coming ever closer to relaxing into their safe space, one prestigious university has identified the next step in supporting not just queer students—but members of society beyond.

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Eliminating Gaps in Physical Security Coverage to Improve Campus Safety

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Thieves, vandals and other criminals looking for easy prey may want to leave Bowie State University off their list of potential targets. The Maryland institution, recognized regularly for its innovation and as a leader among historically Black colleges and universities, is in the midst of a campuswide initiative focused on modernizing its video surveillance system.

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MSU Tenure-Track Faculty Look to Unionize

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Michigan State University (MSU) tenure-track faculty have launched a public unionization campaign to gain more influence in administrative decision-making, The State News reported. Michigan State University Supporters of the union have argued that unionizing would give tenured faculty a larger role in discussions of changes to working conditions, campus safety, promotion and tenure systems, and sexual misconduct and Title IX issues.

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A Close Look at Higher Education Enrollment in Fall 2023

Higher Education Today

Title: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s Regular Updates on Higher Education Enrollment Source: National Student Clearinghouse The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) continues to provide up-to-date enrollment trends to highlight disparities in pandemic recovery across differing student and institutional characteristics. The NSC’s latest report encapsulates comprehensive data concerning 9.6 million students, both undergraduate and graduate, reported by.

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Survey Finds Employer Confidence in College Grads

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Survey Finds Employer Confidence in College Grads kathryn.palmer… Thu, 11/30/2023 - 03:00 AM American Association of Colleges and Universities report finds employers see value in degrees and favor graduates who’ve been exposed to a wide range of viewpoints.

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Anna Ramos Discusses SAC Experience

PUC

The Society of Adventist Communicators, commonly referred to as SAC, traditionally organizes an annual conference that serves as a nexus for communicators, journalists, media professionals, and individuals involved in the realm of communication.

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Here are 5 ways leaders can implement AI at the highest rungs of an institution

University Business

Forward-thinking leaders may seek to implement AI into their daily, high-level operations as more community members gain exposure to its upside. But aside from being an effective tool, the advent of the revolutionary technology can help institutions thrive in a changing landscape and improve their commitment to student equity, according to a new report from Complete College America.

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How Disaster Recovery Solutions Help Universities Get Their Data Back

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

At Butler University, the cloud is a key piece of the school’s disaster recovery strategy. The IT team backs up systems across multiple data centers, and it uses Synology to add an extra layer of protection with cloud-based backups. “With the encryption of backups and deletion of backups as part of ransomware attacks these days, we wanted to have that air-gapped solution of backups in the cloud.

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Adler University Announces Tenure Program

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Adler University will offer a tenure program to full-time faculty for the first time beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year, university officials announced on Monday. The Chicago-based institution which provides master's and doctoral degrees, said that all full-time Adler faculty will have the opportunity to apply for tenure upon completing five years of service at the University and achieving the rank of associate professor.

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Symplicity welcomes back NZUni Talent as a partner

Symplicity

Symplicity® Corporation , the global leader in student employability, wellness, and success, welcomes back New Zealand Uni Talent , the network of all eight New Zealand Universities, and looks forward to supporting and collaborating with them once again in providing opportunities for students to engage with employers.

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New College of Florida Seeks $400M for Conservative Transformation

Confessions of a Community College Dean

New College of Florida Seeks $400M for Conservative Transformation Josh Moody Tue, 11/14/2023 - 03:00 AM The high-priced business plan emphasizes new facilities and academic programs, as well as athletics. Officials say the money is needed to reach state goals.

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Technological Security for Business Success

Higher Education Whisperer

Craig Davis, Andrew McCallum, Mandy Snashall, & Petr AdamekGreetings from the Canberra Innovation Network, where an.auDA panel is discussing "Unlocking Success: Harnessing Technological Disruption for Business Growth". Having spent much of the last week and a bit answering media enquirers about the Optus outage, as an ANU expert, I would like a little less technological disruption.

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Maximizing the value of higher education: A shift towards personalized student pathways

University Business

Higher education has reached an inflection point. The cost of a four-year education has increased to an average of $26,000 per year, which has put strain on students. Furthermore, more than 50% of recent high school graduates reported not pursuing a traditional four-year college pathway, and 64% stated they had changed their major since their initial selection.

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How Can Biometrics Be Used in Higher Education Classrooms?

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Biometrics are often associated with identity verification, but this rapidly advancing technology has now found its way into the higher ed classroom. There, it has the potential to bring about a more comprehensive learning experience and help institutions tackle test-taking challenges. Biometrics as Tools to Enhance Learning Outcomes Instructors can take advantage of cameras with motion detectors and face recognition to identify when students are not engaged or attentive, adjusting their coursew

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AFT Calls on Colleges to Respect Freedom of Speech and Fight Hate on Campus

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is calling for people to respect intellectual and academic freedom and speech, and combat antisemitism, Islamophobia, and other racist hate on college campuses. Randi Weingarten The move stems from a unanimous AFT executive council resolution on Nov. 9, Condemning Hate and Affirming Freedom of Speech on Campus.

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Symplicity Recruit Introduces Advanced Student Messaging

Symplicity

For recruiters and employers on the hunt for best-fit talent, time is everything. During recruiting season, employers and recruiters need to focus on strategies that will ensure long-term success. Yet, sometimes, tight recruiting budgets and small teams make it difficult to split their time between proactively building pipelines and repetitive low-level tasks like screening and scheduling.

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Florida Approves Controversial Anti-DEI Regulations

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Florida Approves Controversial Anti-DEI Regulations Johanna Alonso Fri, 11/10/2023 - 03:00 AM Students expressed worry that the broad definitions of diversity and activism laid out in the regulations will severely restrict free expression on campus.

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Best of ASCILITE 2023

Higher Education Whisperer

The Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, Photo by Klajban, CC BY-SA 4.0,via Wikimedia CommonsAustralasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education ASCILITE 2023 Conference starts next week at the Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre.

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Why reengaging stopped-out students provides a well of opportunity for enrollment

University Business

More colleges and universities are stepping away from focusing on enrolling potential prospects, opting to reengage with stopped-out students. Colleges overlooking this cohort may not be aware of the data that illustrates they’re ripe for picking. Despite freshman enrollment dropping this fall, overall undergraduate enrollment grew for the first time since the pandemic thanks to swaths of students choosing to reenroll, many of whom dropped during the pandemic.

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How to Manage Unmanaged Devices in Higher Ed

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

The modern higher education network landscape is a complex mix. Institutionally owned and managed devices exist alongside personally owned devices. Data and applications are spread across the institution’s on-premises network and multiple vendor-hosted cloud environments. Connections to research and educational networks make a network perimeter harder to define, and the Internet of Things presence is growing as everything from door access to telephony to classroom occupancy monitoring is shiftin

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Report Provides Frank Data on Black PhD Holders in STEM Fields

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Over the past year, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and RTI International have engaged in a study of Black and Hispanic individuals who have achieved PhD degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. Only 3.8% of people who earned these doctoral degrees from 2010–20 were Black Americans. The debt load of those who did is disproportionately high.

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Symplicity Recruit Spotlight: Meirav Abramovitz

Symplicity

Finding the ideal candidate for a job is not an easy task. It involves hours of searching, sourcing, and interviewing applicants to establish a professional connection. Symplicity has been nurturing relationships with universities and career centers for decades to help students search for opportunities that get them a little closer to their career goals.

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University of Arizona Miscalculated by Millions

Confessions of a Community College Dean

University of Arizona Miscalculated by Millions Josh Moody Thu, 11/16/2023 - 03:00 AM UA has much less cash on hand than the Board of Regents requires. The faculty is accusing the administration of financial mismanagement.

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Batteries Included: Future of Neighborhood Batteries in Australia Conference

Higher Education Whisperer

Greetings from the 2nd Future of Neighborhood Batteries in Australia conference, at the Australian National University in Canberra. The event started with what we didn't know, which is if neighborhood batteries would "scale", that is with lots of them.

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These 3 friction points are killing connections between higher ed and employers

University Business

The writing is on the wall for higher education to revamp its curriculum to win the next cohort of students. Many colleges and universities are seeking to do so by inviting collaboration with industry professionals and employers to create programs that deeply reflect the needs of the workforce. However, colleges striving to create career-conscious students are still faltering, and all stakeholders are responsible, according to a whitepaper by WGU Labs , an affiliate of Western Governors Universi

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Higher Education Institutions and IT Departments Are Embracing Change

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Keeping up with the evolving higher education landscape is no easy feat for today’s colleges and universities. Facing enrollment challenges, staffing shortages, and evolving needs and preferences of students and staff, administrators are consistently kept on their toes. Remaining amenable to these shifting circumstances will be vital in the coming years to ensure the long-term growth of higher education institutions.

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Virginia State University is First HBCU to Host General Election Presidential Debate

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Virginia State University will host the second presidential debate of the 2024 election cycle Oct. 1, becoming the first HBCU to host a general election presidential debate. “We are honored and grateful to have been chosen as a host for a 2024 Presidential Debate,” said VSU President Dr. Makola M. Abdullah. “This is a historic moment for our university and for HBCUs nationwide.

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