November, 2022

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ASHE Conference Urges Humanization of Higher Education

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Joy Gaston Gayles addresses the crowd at the opening of ASHE's 47th Annual Conference. LAS VEGAS-- Dr. Joy Gaston Gayles opened the 47th annual conference for the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) in Las Vegas with a call to disrupt the systemic oppression keeping marginalized populations from accessing higher education and burning out academics working toward greater diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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The Metaverse explained for university leaders: challenges for universities ahead (3/4)

Dr. Simon Paul Atkinson

Press coverage of recent cryptocurrency disruptions and the significant staff reductions at Twitter and Meta is giving pause for thought amongst investors and futurists, as well as university leaders considering the future of the Metaverse. The fact that you may feel like you cannot keep up with the news is understandable. The collapse of the cryptocurrency platform FTX , the apparent meltdown underway at Twitter and the 11-year sentence handed down to Elizabeth Holmes for the Thanos fraud do al

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Social Media Manager Advocacy Toolkit

Dr. Josie Ahlquist

If there’s one thing you should know about me: I’m a social media manager advocate. If there’s one thing I know for sure: Y’all need more than advice to go for a walk or get a massage. The Great Resignation (or whatever else you call it) has hurt Higher Ed. A July 2022 survey from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources found that 57.2% of respondents were somewhat.

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Creating Classroom Camaraderie to Promote Learning: 3 Strategies

The Scholarly Teacher

By: Donna Downs , Taylor University. Key Statement : Intentionally developing a welcoming classroom environment increases student engagement and cultivates meaningful classroom relationships. Keywords: engagement, motivation, relationship. Introduction. Maintaining student engagement is difficult; this is not a controversial opinion or surprise to most faculty.

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University of California Academic Workers (UAW 2865) Strike For Economic Justice

Higher Education Inquirer

This space has been created to lend a voice to the 48,000 academic workers from the University of California system, which includes more than 19,000 members of UAW 2865 currently on strike. These folks are not the first or the last group of academic workers to strike, but their struggle may become a model (or lesson learned) for other academic union campaigns.

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For cybercriminals, the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year

University Business

With Thanksgiving break under wraps, school districts and higher education institutions have their final holiday to look forward to as 2022 comes to a close: Christmas break. Unfortunately, administrators must understand that while they’re on break, criminal actors simply aren’t. The education sector is especially vulnerable to cyberattacks over the holidays—that’s the conclusion of a global survey of 1.203 cybersecurity professionals by Cybereason, a cybersecurity technology c

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Get Comfortable Being Hated

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

I recently went on a cruise to some destinations in the Caribbean and as is customary I entered my credit card information for additional expenses that may be incurred on the voyage. There were packages on the cruise that I knowingly purchased and anticipated being charged for. Halfway through the cruise, I glanced at the “account” section of the cruise line’s app and noticed that there was an amount that I wasn’t expecting that was being charged every day that was called “onboard gratuities”.

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700,000 incarcerated students will be Pell-eligible in 2023. Here’s what that could mean for your institution

EAB

Blogs. 700,000 incarcerated students will be Pell-eligible in 2023. Here’s what that could mean for your institution. Online students and other non-traditional audiences are increasingly an area of focus for institutions nationwide. But there is one large group of non-traditional students that’s been previously excluded: incarcerated students. Beginning July 2023, over 700,000 incarcerated adults will become Pell Grant eligible , enabling qualified students to pursue federally funded college edu

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Why Climate Action Is in Higher Education’s Best Interest

Higher Education Today

By Philip P. DiStefano The University of Colorado Boulder is proud to be cohosting the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit with the United Nations Human Rights Office on campus December 1–4. This landmark summit is an opportunity for worldwide participants to learn more about climate change through the lens of human rights from. Read more » The post Why Climate Action Is in Higher Education’s Best Interest appeared first on Higher Education Today.

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Fossil fuel recruiters banned from three more UK universities

The Guardian Higher Education

Exclusive: one university cites the industry as a ‘fundamental barrier to a more just and sustainable world’ Three more UK universities have banned fossil fuel companies from recruiting students through their career services, with one citing the industry as a “fundamental barrier to a more just and sustainable world”. The University of the Arts London, University of Bedfordshire, and Wrexham Glyndwr University join Birkbeck, University of London, which was the first to adopt a fossil-free career

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Who is on the positive side of the growing gender gap in education?

University Business

Female students have put themselves on the plus side of at least one gender gap in K-12 and higher education, new research shows. “In every U.S. state, young women are more likely than their male counterparts to have a bachelor’s degree,” write Richard V. Reeves, the economic studies director, and Ember Smith, a research analyst specializing in children and families, at Brookings, the nonprofit public policy organization.

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"We Know More Than What Those Damn Tests Claim to Measure”: How Tests are Inequitable for Black and Other Minoritized Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In October 2022, the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) released a new report where, again, Black students lagged behind white students on the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) also known as the Nation’s Report Card. Specifically, in comparison to 2019, the previous assessment year, average mathematics scores for grade 4 students were lower in 2022 for American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black, Hispanic, students of Two or More Races, and white students (see [l

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How to Incorporate Interactive Displays and Whiteboard Cameras in Hybrid Learning

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Most modern classrooms are now equipped with some type of interactive display or whiteboard, but with hybrid learning becoming part of the norm in higher education, it’s no longer enough for those technologies to serve only in-class students. That’s why it’s now a priority for colleges, universities and their faculty to learn how to use those interactive displays for learners across modalities.

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Understanding and Supporting the Changing Role of Faculty in Student Mental HealthSubtitle: Changing Higher Ed Podcast 131 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Dr. Jana Mathews

The Change Leader, Inc.

Dr.s McNaughton and Mathews discuss the changing role of faculty in student mental health, how they can help bridge the cultural divide with Gen Z, and how Higher Ed Administration can better support Faculty in this transformational role.

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Getting Them on Board: Tips for Talking to Your Parents or Support Network About Studying Abroad

AIFS Abroad

Last Updated on November 22, 2022 by Cat Rogliano. Students frequently ask us questions like “how do I talk to my family about wanting to study or intern abroad? Do you have any tips for getting my parents on board?” While you are ready to take that leap of faith and leave the comfort of your day-to-day routine, your parents or support network may have some reservations.

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Senior Tories demand Sunak ditches ‘mindless’ crackdown on overseas students

The Guardian Higher Education

Former universities ministers David Willetts, Jo Johnson and Chris Skidmore say PM’s move will hit economy and levelling up Rishi Sunak is facing an immediate backlash over plans for a “mindless crackdown” on overseas students , as three former Tory university ministers warned it would hit attempts to level up the country and hold back Britain’s faltering economy.

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4 things leaders should know about stalled college completion rates

University Business

College completion rates flattened this year, with slight and similar decreases in the number of white, Black, and Latinx graduates compared to 2021. The 62.3% completion rate in 2022 barely changed from last year’s rate of 62.2%, which followed a 1.2% compared to 2020, according to the latest Completing College report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

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NC A&T Fined for Exceeding Enrollment Cap

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

North Carolina A&T State University is being reprimanded for enrolling too many out-of-state first-year students in the last two years, WFMY reported. The UNC System Board of Governors had set N.C. A&T’s enrollment cap at 35%. However, in 2021, N.C. A&T had 41% of students, enrolled from out-of-state, according to the system. As a result, the school has been fined and must forfeit nearly $2 million of its budget, per the UNC System ’s Nov. 17 decision, with the system recommending t

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Q&A: Muhsinah Morris Is Leading Morehouse College into the Metaverse

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Morehouse College in Atlanta has become a leader in virtual reality education among historically Black colleges and universities. EdTech: Focus on Higher Education spoke to Muhsinah Morris, Morehouse’s metaversity director, assistant professor and principal investigator of the Morris Research and Innovation Lab, about VR’s unique ability to support Black students and reignite their joy in learning.

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Top 6 Disruptions for Higher Ed InstitutionsChanging Higher Ed Podcast 130 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Larry Large

The Change Leader, Inc.

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 130 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Larry Large | Top 6 Disruptions for Higher Ed Institutions In this episode of Changing Higher Ed podcast, Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Dr. Larry Large, president of LD Large Consulting and president emeritus of Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, as well as a […] The top 6 disruptions higher ed institutions need to address and insights for Higher Ed Presidents and Boards to help with strategic planning.

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Redefining Prestige

Higher Education Today

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona has laid out plans to hold higher education more accountable for student success. We owe it to our students—and ourselves—to embrace his vision. By Devorah Lieberman Nearly six in 10 students who attend the University of La Verne identify as Hispanic, half of our undergraduates are low-income students, and more than.

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Friendships Formed Abroad: The Story of the CC Girls 

AIFS Abroad

Last Updated on November 17, 2022 by Cat Rogliano. Students often tell us that they are afraid to study or intern abroad without their friends from home. The truth is, the bonds you form abroad with others from your program can last a lifetime. Don’t believe us? Let us introduce you to the incredible story of the “CC Girls” and their recent AIFS reunion trip. .

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International students return in big numbers, and here’s what they want to study

University Business

More than 948,000 international students attended U.S. colleges and universities in 2021-22, a 4% increase from the previous school year, according to the annual “ Open Doors 2022 Report on International Educational Exchange ,” released Monday by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education.

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Museum Studies Program Seeks to Diversify the Field

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Since 1804, the New-York Historical Society (New-York Historical) and its stewards have been preserving and showcasing history. For the past three years, it’s been teaching others to do the same, seeking to expand what the face of museum studies looks like. Dr. Valerie Paley Through a partnership with the City University of New York’s School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS), New-York Historical has been teaching CUNY students the ins and outs of museum operations via a graduate degree in Muse

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Survey: Student Preference for Online Learning Growing

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

By now, it’s universally accepted that technology is a vital part of higher education, but how has its growing use impacted the student experience? EDUCAUSE surveyed 820 undergraduate students about their technology use, asking about challenges and solutions, modality preferences, access to educational technology, and student success in its “2022 Students and Technology Report.

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Is Culture the Secret Sauce for Higher Ed Performance?Changing Higher Ed Podcast 129 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Chris Kuberski

The Change Leader, Inc.

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 129 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Chris Kuberski: Is Culture the Secret Sauce for Higher Ed Performance? In this episode of Changing Higher Ed podcast, Dr. Drumm McNaughton, a leading expert on transformational change management in higher education, and Chris Kuberski, president of Highland Community College in Freeport, […].

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Symplicity Spotlight: Jeff Feld-Gore

Symplicity

Each and every day, our client managers across the globe help make our clients' day-to-day just a little bit easier so that they can better support their students. With a client support team that comes from across the student success spectrum, clients continuously speak to the dedication of our client support team, and we at Symplicity want to give them the attention they deserve.

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Creating a data-informed campus: part 2

EAB

Blogs. Creating a data-informed campus: part 2. How to staff your analytics function. The need for data-informed decision making in higher education continues to increase. As I discussed in the first blog post in this series , institutions need a sufficient technology infrastructure to facilitate curation, access, and retrieval of data. But successful adoption of new technologies requires more than just the technology itself—it also requires the necessary leadership to set a clear vision for ana

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Student demographics: Big changes are forcing reinvention on campus

University Business

A lot of higher ed trends have been upended over the last few years, but gradually changing college student demographics is not one of them. Unlike in past economic slowdowns, financial turmoil and spikes in unemployment during the early months of the pandemic did not send large numbers of students fleeing the job market into higher education. “People had needs at home and they had health concerns,” says Thomas L.

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New Jersey Senate Sends K-12 Media Literacy Bill to Governor's Desk

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy will be receiving a media literacy bill from the New Jersey Senate to sign, a bill that would make New Jersey the first state to mandate information literacy education for all K-12 students. Gov. Phil Murphy “This bill ensures that 1.3 million public school students in New Jersey will be better prepared for life beyond school with key skills that help them with lifelong learning, civic participation, and work skills,” said Olga Polites, New Jersey Chapter Leader of Me

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EDUCAUSE 2022: Security Experts Discuss Innovation and Partnerships

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

The higher education IT security landscape continues to evolve, with cybercriminals becoming more sophisticated and doing more damage than before. According to the CrowdStrike 2022 Global Threat Report, there was a 45 percent increase in interactive intrusion activity and more than 170 adversaries tracked in 2021 than in the year before. “Even the run of the mill attackers today have a pretty sophisticated toolset,” said Vice President Tina Thorstenson of CrowdStrike’s Industry Business Unit.

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Engaging with Hope and Beyond

Hope College Network

One of the main pillars of my Hope experience has been my involvement in clubs and organizations. While a lot of individuals think of college as a mostly academic endeavor, there is much to be said about the experiences that take place outside of the classroom. For me, an international student from Nigeria, building a sense of community was an important aspect of what I set out to do in the U.S., and the various extracurricular activities that I was a part of helped to make Hope feel more like h

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Alignment Issues in Higher Ed Governance and Governing BoardsChanging Higher Ed Podcast 128 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Dr. John A. White

The Change Leader, Inc.

In this episode of Changing Higher Ed podcast, Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Dr. John A. White, discuss changes in higher ed governance and governing boards, and strategies for aligning trustees with the CEO’s strategic mission and strategies. Their experience is both higher education and corporate; this is important as higher education governance is becoming more and more like that of corporate governance.

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Why Character Education Should Be Taught

Higher Ed Ethics Watch

A Challenge for Educators. Here is a bold statement. The world is going to hell in a handbasket. For many years now societies have been morphing from basically ethical, where doing the right thing guides all decisions, to one where the pursuit of self-interest and lack of caring about others is front and center. From a philosophical point of view, decisions and actions are often based on the utilitarian concept of “the ends justify the means.

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MU students condemn white supremacy at rally

University Business

MU students gathered at Speakers Circle Monday afternoon, calling on administrators to condemn white supremacy on campus. In recent weeks, white supremacist propaganda was posted on campus. It is not known whether the posters were posted by a member of the community or a student. The protest started around noon, and there were about 14 people in attendance when it began.

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Target to Launch Internship Program for HBCU Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Target Corporation is launching an internship program for students at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported. Maya Moss The Target Scholars Sophomore Internship Program will give second-year students industry experience in a number of the retailer's departments, such as retail, supply chain facilities, technology, merchandising, and product development.

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Business Diversity Programs Connect Universities with Communities

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

When William Choi stepped into his role as director of supplier diversity at the City University of New York in 2015, he was the first person to hold that title. “At the time, the university wanted to be a better steward of tax support and student tuition dollars, and officials realized that a strong commitment was needed,” says Choi. “The university needed to show the diverse vendor community that CUNY was open for business.

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