September, 2023

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Could Your Students Benefit from “One Front Door” Onboarding?

EAB

Podcast Could Your Students Benefit from “One Front Door” Onboarding? Episode 166. September 19, 2023. Welcome to the Office Hours with EAB podcast. You can join the conversation on social media using #EABOfficeHours. Follow the podcast on Spotify , Google Podcasts , Apple Podcasts , SoundCloud and Stitcher or visit our podcast homepage for additional episodes.

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The Program Went On As Planned

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The news of Temple University Acting President JoAnne Epps' death on Tuesday, September 19 sent shockwaves across the nation. She was attending a memorial service at Temple for Charles L. Blockson, the legendary Black historian, author, and bibliophile who served as curator of the university’s Blockson Afro-American Collection when she collapsed on stage.

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Hispanic and Latino Leaders Transforming Higher Education

Dr. Josie Ahlquist

Hispanic Heritage Month is a vibrant and culturally rich celebration from September 15th to October 15th each year. During this month-long tribute, we honor the many contributions, diverse cultures, and profound histories of the American Latino community (U.S. Census Bureau). The roots of Hispanic Heritage Month trace back to 1968, when it was first observed as “Hispanic Heritage Week.

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How to Write an Email to College Admissions Counselors

Great College Advice

The college admissions process can be filled with uncertainty. One source of information that can help reduce the uncertainty — in some respects — are college admissions counselors. But do you know how to write an email to college admissions counselors? If you want to communicate with admissions, it’s best to think carefully about how you will communicate with the humans that populate those offices of admission.

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Rankled by Rankings

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Rankled by Rankings Liam Knox Fri, 09/22/2023 - 03:00 AM Shifts in methodology scrambled the usual hierarchy of U.S. News’s annual college rankings, prompting a fierce backlash from some higher ed leaders.

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Met police agree six-figure payout to student hit by baton at protest

The Guardian Higher Education

Exclusive: Alfie Meadows underwent brain surgery after being struck by officer at tuition fees demonstration The Metropolitan police have apologised and agreed to pay a six-figure settlement to a man who needed emergency brain surgery after being hit by an officer’s baton during the 2010 university tuition fees protests. Alfie Meadows, then a 20-year-old philosophy student at Middlesex University, sustained a brain injury after he was struck on the head during demonstrations against the tripling

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This major accreditation body is helping legitimize alternative credentials

University Business

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is launching a new initiative to tackle the proliferation of alternative credential programs as higher education embraces new business models amid a changing landscape. HLC’s Credential Lab will begin developing, testing and applying a new assurance structure for colleges and universities in order to create a framework that analyzes the quality of credentials offered by third-party providers.

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Accessibility with Dr. Denise Maduli-Williams

Dr. Al Solano

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE Learn how to improve accessibility for students and the campus community. In this episode, I interview Dr. Denise Maduli-Williams, English & ELAC Faculty & Accessibility Mentor at San Diego Miramar College. (Scroll down to access the transcript.) We cover the following key topics: 8:42:25: Humanities inquiry & action team project Example inquiry & action teams: Miramar College Santa Barbara City College Irvine Valley College 12:09:25: Journey to being more i

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Fair use or copyright infringement? What academic researchers need to know about ChatGPT prompts

SRHE

by Anita Toh As scholarly research into and using generative AI tools like ChatGPT becomes more prevalent, it is crucial for researchers to understand the intersections of copyright, fair use, and use of generative AI in research. While there is much discussion about the copyrightability of generative AI outputs and the legality of generative AI companies’ use of copyrighted material as training data ( Lucchi, 2023 ), there has been relatively little discussion about copyright in relation to use

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Barriers to Tenure and Promotion Persist for Psychology Faculty of Color

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Barriers to Tenure and Promotion Persist for Psychology Faculty of Color kathryn.palmer… Thu, 09/21/2023 - 03:00 AM A report by the American Psychological Association outlines the barriers many faculty members of color face and calls for increased transparency in the tenure and promotion process.

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Reaching Bilingual Teachers Earlier in the Pipeline: Proposed Priorities for the National Professional Development Program

Ed.gov Blog

By: Montserrat Garibay, Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director, Office of English Language Acquisition I clearly remember my first day of middle school as a newly arrived student from Mexico in Austin, Texas, I didn’t speak a word of English and was nervous to start a new life with my mother and sister. My first class Continue Reading The post Reaching Bilingual Teachers Earlier in the Pipeline: Proposed Priorities for the National Professional Development Program appeared first on ED.gov Blog

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One university’s answer to the FAFSA fuss: Making their own forms

University Business

Federal Student Aid announcement on the deferral of the FAFSA form from October to December will create a cluster of issues for students , parents and financial aid officers this academic year. However, one university isn’t interested in working off a schedule. Assumption University , a Massachusetts private university, plans to dodge the headache of the new FAFSA implementation with its own form that it promises to provide applicants as early as next week.

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Colleges Look to Cluster Hires Amid Diversity Hostilities

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

As a Black woman who studies the educational experiences of Black women and girls, Dr. Tiffany Steele says she always felt like her work was never quite valued. “If you focus on minoritized populations, there’s a lack of understanding about why this research is relevant,” she says. Editors of top-tier journals couldn’t comprehend why she chose to focus on Black women instead of Black people generally, and if she wanted to talk about Black women and girls in the courses that she taught, she had t

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College Possible Milwaukee welcomes 28 AmeriCorps coaches for the new school year

College Forward

August 14 may have been an average Monday to some, but for College Possible Milwaukee, it marked the very first day of our 2023-24 Welcome Weeks in which 28 new and returning AmeriCorps coaches officially began their service year. Coaches spent Welcome Weeks connecting with fellow team members, learning the College Possible mission, and training to support scholars before the school year begins.

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Gender Disparities in Academic Majors and Graduates’ Incomes Persist

Higher Education Today

Title: Student Loans: 78% Of Those Who Hold the 20 Most Lucrative College Degrees Are Men Author: Alex Gailey Source: Bankrate Prospective and current college students as well as graduates are aptly concerned with the return on investment they can expect from their college degrees. Students’ return on investment is often augmented by the academic. Read more » The post Gender Disparities in Academic Majors and Graduates’ Incomes Persist appeared first on Higher Education Today.

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A Tenure Critic May Cut Faculty—by Ending Their Programs

Confessions of a Community College Dean

A Tenure Critic May Cut Faculty—by Ending Their Programs Ryan Quinn Fri, 09/22/2023 - 03:00 AM Dickinson State University in North Dakota could lose its undergraduate degree offerings in English, math, music and other areas.

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Technology Offers Opportunities to Boost Enrollment in Higher Education

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

As higher education institutions ramp up for a new school year, many are seeing fewer students on campus than in years past. Since the pandemic, enrollment at public four-year universities has continued to drop due to a number of factors including economic challenges, a decline in youth population and fewer international students studying in the U.S.

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Degrees from these 10 schools add the most value to a graduate’s salary

University Business

As students and the general public become more keen on prospecting colleges by how it can boost their return on investment, The Wall Street Journal has ranked institutions on how it will impact their salary for the better. The difference a degree from a top-ranked institution can make is staggering. A degree from a university on this last can add over $94,000 on top of the $61,600 median salary earned by a 25-34-year-old in 2021.

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New Book Centers the Voices of Black Women Department Chairs

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dear Department Chair: Letters from Black Women Leaders to the Next Generation is a compelling book about leadership, service, and the importance of mentorship/sponsorship within the academy. The book is edited by Drs. Stephanie Y. Evans, Stephanie Shonekan, and Stephanie G. Adams. And its publication by Wayne State University Press earlier this month comes right on time, as a new academic school year gets underway.

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Cyberwar Breaks Out at Australian Crisis Simulation

Higher Education Whisperer

ACSS Domestic Briefing, in the ANU Moot Court. Photo by Tom Worthington CC-BY 2023Greetings from the Australian Crisis Simulation Summit at in the Moot Court at the Australian National University in Canberra. Game play became very interesting in the last round, when one team took a fake news item as real and spread it through the government agencies, causing confusion and consternation.

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A look back at one refugee’s life has paved the path for her future endeavors

College Forward

Asma is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee pursuing her degree in social work so that she can help refugees just like herself to be successful and thrive. Her experience as both a refugee and as a volunteer working with the refugee community are the driving factors behind her aspirations. She grew up in Southeast Burma in the Rakhine camp.

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Despite National Pushback, West Virginia Will Cut Faculty, Programs

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Despite National Pushback, West Virginia Will Cut Faculty, Programs Ryan Quinn Fri, 09/15/2023 - 11:42 AM A month of intense public and on-campus pressure did not dissuade the Board of Governors from siding with the administration to slash programs and positions.

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Adult learners: Who they are & what they want from college

EAB

Blogs Adult learners: who they are and what they want from college Across the last few years, colleges and universities have increasingly prioritized adult learner enrollment to offset declining undergraduate enrollment and diversify revenue streams. One hundred percent of the presidents and provosts EAB surveyed in 2022 said adult learner enrollment is a high or moderate priority for their institution.

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The 5 main reasons students seek mental health counseling

University Business

Mental health concerns plaguing college campuses today create a variety of problems for the institution. Students struggling within themselves are less engaged in the classroom and face a higher likelihood of stopping out. Thankfully, colleges have responded accordingly. Facing increased demand, mental health offerings have quickly become a pillar of student support, and students are becoming increasingly comfortable with seeking these services.

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An Unexpected Key to Performance in Gateway Math Courses

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

For many community college students, gateway math courses—required for entry into many programs of study—have functioned more like gatekeeper math courses. These classes, such as Introductory Algebra, Statistics, and Trigonometry, have some of the highest rates of failure among all offerings at two-year schools and are considered one of the biggest barriers to an associate degree and to upward transfer, particularly for Black and Latinx students.

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How University Wi-Fi Networks Better Digital Equity in Surrounding Communities

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

When five undergraduate engineering students from the University of Illinois Chicago began a project to narrow the digital divide in their community, they focused their efforts on the nearby neighborhood of Pilsen. Like many other areas on the south and west sides of Chicago, this vibrant, majority-Latino community significantly lags behind the rest of the city when it comes to high-speed internet access.

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College Possible Minnesota celebrates three Posse Scholar semi-finalists

College Forward

This year, three College Possible high school seniors are semi-finalists to become Posse Scholars at the Posse Foundation , an organization that recruits students with leadership potential and connects them with full-tuition scholarships. Students are nominated at the end of their junior year and after their application is accepted, they go through group and individual interviews during the beginning of senior year.

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West Virginia Students, Faculty Cry Out on Final Day Before Vote on Deep Cuts

Confessions of a Community College Dean

West Virginia Students, Faculty Cry Out on Final Day Before Vote on Deep Cuts Ryan Quinn Thu, 09/14/2023 - 07:30 PM At a raucous public comment session Thursday, the WVU Board of Governors heard final pleas to reject university administrators’ proposed cuts. But state politicians and university leaders aren’t expected to heed the protests.

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The Future of Partnership Is Capacity Building 

HEMJ (Higher Ed Marketing Journal)

Capacity Building in the Modern Higher Ed Landscape Not all partnerships are created equal. Anyone who’s partnered with a marketing agency, hired a freelancer, or contracted for vendor services knows that. I started my career collaborating with partners who relied on the expertise of an online program manager (OPM). Later, I founded my first company to support colleges and universities that wanted to manage their students’ journeys independently, but lacked sufficient marketing knowledge and res

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Colleges used these 3 strategies to spark big enrollment rebounds this Fall

University Business

Higher education stakeholders have been transfixed by declining student enrollment numbers in the past decade, which were only exacerbated further by the pandemic. But at the beginning of this new fall semester, colleges across the country are reporting big turnarounds. The University of Arkansas, for example, has welcomed a record number of students this school year, topping 32,000.

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Report: Latinos Essential to Growing STEM Workforce

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

U.S. Latinos are key when it comes the nation’s engineering and technology workforce, according to a new joint report from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and the Latino Donor Collaborative (LDC). Ana Valdez VoyageLA According to the report, the economic contributions the Latino community makes to the U.S. are immense. The contributions are significant enough that if the national Latino population were its own country, it would have the fifth-largest GDP in the world, $3.2

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Pinterest tips and best practices for higher education

Terminalfour

Higher education institutions are learning that Pinterest is more than a lifestyle-oriented social media platform. It can also be a valuable marketing, recruiting, and educating tool.

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College Possible graduate finds passion in political and advocacy work

College Forward

Sinyetta is the first in her family to attend and graduate from college. Being a first-generation student could be challenging at times. She often couldn’t turn to her family for college advice, but this never prevented her from achieving her higher education goals. In fact, this only drove her to pursue experiences, programs and support to help her be as successful as possible.

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Florida System Adopts the Classic Learning Test

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Florida System Adopts the Classic Learning Test Liam Knox Mon, 09/11/2023 - 03:00 AM The State University System of Florida’s Board of Governors voted to accept the SAT alternative in state Republicans’ latest rebuke of academic norms.

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UK’s years out of EU Horizon programme did ‘untold damage’, say scientists

The Guardian Higher Education

Relief at rejoining flagship research scheme tempered by anger over loss of top academics since Brexit Britain may have rescued its scientific fortunes with a last-minute decision to rejoin the EU’s Horizon research programme – but the move should not be treated as a cause for jubilation, scientists have warned. The sluggish pace at which the agreement was reached has had too severe an impact on UK research for widespread elation, say many British researchers, who believe that science in this co

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Are professors too soft on grading? Survey says 8 in 10 give in to ‘grade grubbing’

University Business

A hallmark of students’ learning experience is their ability to approach and engage their professor outside of the classroom to pick their brain in a less formal setting. Unfortunately, student-professor dialogue isn’t always that rosy. A new report by Intelligent has discovered that over 80% of high school teachers and college professors have given in to students’ demands for a higher grade than they’ve earned, a phenomenon known as “grade grubbing.” The top reason

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ASALH to Host 108th Annual Meeting Around Theme of "Black Resistance"

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) will host its 108th annual meeting in Jacksonville, Florida, from Sep. 19-24. Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney The convening – it will take place with both in-person and virtual offerings – will revolve around the theme of “Black Resistance,” and feature programming supporting the topic, such as tours, workshops, a film festival, and an author’s book signing series.