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Students Outrunning Faculty in AI Use

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Students Outrunning Faculty in AI Use Lauren.Coffey@… Tue, 10/31/2023 - 03:00 AM A new study finds over half of students use generative AI, while more than 75 percent of faculty members do not regularly use the technology.

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Biden-Harris 2024 Campaign Releases Ad About Record $7 Billion HBCU Funding

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Biden-Harris 2024 campaign has released a new ad about President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ record $7 billion in funding for HBCUs, theGrio reported. Vice President Kamala Harris The ad, Possibilities , highlights and celebrates the funding, which have been used to help close funding gaps between HBCUs and Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs) and pay for campus improvements ($3.6 billion), educational grants ($1.7 billion), and student debt relief ($1.6 billion).

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Maybe We Should Stack Bloom’s Cognitive Taxonomy?

The Scholarly Teacher

Todd Zakrajsek , Director, ITLC Lilly Conferences Key Statement: Learners do not simply ascend Bloom's pyramid and cease learning; deep understanding of material is an iterative process that transforms mastery into foundational learning, and mastery of one concept does not guarantee foundational soundness in related knowledge. Keywords: Bloom's Cognitive Taxonomy, Scaffolding, Metacognition Introduction Identifying how students learn by conceptualizing their thinking as levels of cognition is a

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Four Big Questions on Carnegie Classifications Changes

Robert Kelchen

It is World Series time, so why not devote a blog post to one of the most fascinating inside baseball conversations within higher education? The Carnegie classifications have served for decades as perhaps the most prominent way to group colleges into buckets of reasonably similar institutions. Indiana University hosted the Carnegie classifications for a long time, but they ended up moving to the American Council on Education after a rather bizarre planned move to Albion College never ended up ha

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U of Washington Faculty Search Weighed Race Inappropriately

Confessions of a Community College Dean

U of Washington Faculty Search Weighed Race Inappropriately Ryan Quinn Fri, 11/03/2023 - 03:00 AM A psychology department hiring committee re-ranked finalists to hire a Black candidate over a white person originally rated No. 1, violating policy, a report concludes.

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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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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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AI, the Next Chapter for College Librarians

Confessions of a Community College Dean

AI, the Next Chapter for College Librarians Lauren.Coffey@… Fri, 11/03/2023 - 03:00 AM Librarians have lived through the disruptions of fax machines, websites and Wikipedia, and now they are bracing to do it again as artificial intelligence tools go mainstream: “Maybe it’s our time to shine.

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Why It’s Imperative that Africa Study Abroad Opportunities Thrive

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

When U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (Hawai’i), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, listens to testimony and asks tough questions about our country’s interactions with African nations, he does so with first-hand experience. That’s because he studied abroad with our School for International Training program in Kenya as a college student over 30 years ago.

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Why your school needs to adopt curricula in computer and information sciences

University Business

Degrees and subsequent jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have long been praised as lucrative and safe pathways for students looking to enroll at a college or university. However, there is one subset of this group that stands out in popularity and workforce prowess: computer and data science. Out of the top 20 undergraduate four-year majors, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that computer and information (data) sciences is the only one that has seen consistent gro

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Deaf scholar promoted to full professor in deaf studies in UK first

The Guardian Higher Education

Until the appointment of Annelies Kusters, UK had only hearing people as full professors in the field Trains in the Indian megacity of Mumbai are famously among the most crowded in the world, but they have also become “deaf meeting spots” where deaf people meet and socialise on their daily commute. These unexpected gatherings in carriages reserved for disabled passengers have been documented by Annelies Kusters, who has just become the first deaf scholar to be made a full professor in the field

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Feeling Adrift Drives Anxiety, Depression in Young Adults

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Feeling Adrift Drives Anxiety, Depression in Young Adults jessica.blake@… Wed, 11/01/2023 - 03:00 AM A study by the Harvard Graduate School of Education found that three in five young adults felt their lives lacked meaning and purpose.

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Employers Shift Back to In-Person Recruiting on College Campuses

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

As schools and workplaces return to in-person post-pandemic, so is college recruiting, according to a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Dr. Mary Gatta The 2023 Recruiting Benchmarks Report examines survey data from a NACE survey conducted from April-May 2023. The association asked employers – 334 organizations responded – about their recruitment and hiring practices and preferences.

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President moves: Shake-up in Louisiana moves two leaders. This Virginian leaves the West Coast

University Business

Two University of Louisiana System leaders have changed the state’s dynamic in the past two weeks as they pursue new opportunities within the state’s framework, which has drawn some pushback. Additionally, one university president is regrettably leaving his post due to family health issues, leaving behind a complicated track record. More from UB: ACE is restructuring the Carnegie Classification.

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Painting and shaping Learning Landscapes with Assemblages in mind

SRHE

by Peter Goodyear This third SRHE Landscapes of Learning symposium – Assemblages – was a deeply engrossing and thought-provoking event. In this response, I want to do three things: pick and connect some particularly fruitful points from each talk – there were many, so this is hard; comment on assemblages and assemblage thinking in relation to current and future learning arrangements, and segue into the practical work of realising better spaces for learning in better universities.

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Part-Time Faculty Members Strike at Columbia College Chicago

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Part-Time Faculty Members Strike at Columbia College Chicago Ryan Quinn Tue, 10/31/2023 - 03:00 AM The part-time faculty union launched a walkout Monday, sending strong demands to both the institution and its own members.

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A Race to Find Diverse Candidates

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Even though the landscape of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in higher education may have changed over the last three years, institutional and academic search firms say their commitment to identifying leaders, staff, and faculty who embody the essence of DEI work remains strong. Dr. Ericka Miller That’s according to interviews with the leadership of academic search firms, many of whom have spent years in higher education and collaborated with both public and private institutions across th

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Rethinking Student Debt in the Age of the SAVE Plan

Higher Education Today

Title: The SAVE Plan for Student Loan Repayment: Which Fields and Colleges Benefit Most? Author: Jason Delisle and Jason Cohn Source: The Urban Institute A new report from the Urban Institute examines how the Biden administration’s proposed Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) plan for income-driven repayment (IDR) of federal student loans will impact borrowers.

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It’s Not Just About the Free Scwhag: Working with Vendors in College Student Housing

Roompact

As a higher education professional, you may work with a variety of vendors, from those who provide essential supplies and services to those who offer more specialized products and services. When I think about my time as an earlier career housing professional, I recall very clearly being told by higher-ups not to tease or engage.

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A New Approach to Categorizing Colleges

Confessions of a Community College Dean

A New Approach to Categorizing Colleges Doug Lederman Wed, 11/01/2023 - 03:00 AM Changes in Carnegie Classifications will simplify requirements for top research category and give colleges multiple labels instead of one, to make it easier to compare peers.

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How Domestic Abuse Hinders Educational Pursuits for Student Parents

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Domestic abuse can have a lasting impact on the wellbeing and academic trajectories of not just adults but children as well, according to a new report from student parent success organization Generation Hope. Marlee Breakstone The report, " Student Parents and Intimate Partner Violence " lays out research from various sources on the extent and effects of domestic violence on survivors, student parents, and children.

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Model D Shares How d.Tree Studio Turned Dying Trees into a Detroit Story

College for Creative Study

The post Model D Shares How d.Tree Studio Turned Dying Trees into a Detroit Story appeared first on College for Creative Studies.

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[UPDATED] Employer Guide to Hiring Candidates with F1, J1, or M1 Student Visas 2023

Symplicity

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics , as of 2021, labor force participation has grown in diversity with an increased number of race and ethnicity groups making up the employed population. Along with a rise in diversity, there's also been a steady incline in the number of foreign students graduating from American colleges and obtaining authorization to work in the U.S., especially among those in STEM fields.

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Can Microcredentials Bring Stop-Outs Back to College?

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Can Microcredentials Bring Stop-Outs Back to College? Sara Weissman Fri, 11/03/2023 - 03:00 AM A swath of learners who left college before earning a degree say microcredentials and credit for prior learning could entice them back to college, according to a new survey.

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Aspen Institute Named 150 Community Colleges Eligible to Compete for $1 Million Prize for Community College Excellence

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Aspen Institute has named the 150 community colleges that can compete for its $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Joshua Wyner The selected schools – out of more than 1,000 U.S. public two-year colleges – were chosen for high and improving levels of student success and equitable outcomes for lower-income, Black, and Hispanic students.

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BadgEd: Introducing digital badges

Teaching Matters Student Employment

In this extra post, Tracey and Delia highlight BadgEd↗️, a new open digital badge service at the university. Tracey Madden is a learning technology advisor and Delia Georgescu works with the Digital Learning, Applications and Media team at The University of Edinburgh. Are you looking to reward learning that has previously gone unrecognised?

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Lucky Winner: Using a Lottery System to Hire Student Staff [Webinar Recording]

Roompact

In an effort to provide more accessible and equitable opportunities to all student staff applicants, the Housing and Residence Life department at the University of North Texas has implemented a lottery process to recruit, select, and place student staff. This presentation will cover the department’s reasoning, methods, and assessment of the lottery process, including the ways in which this process has combated inequitable traditional hiring practices of student staff.

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‘Narcissistic’ Presidents Linked to Declining University Performance

Confessions of a Community College Dean

‘Narcissistic’ Presidents Linked to Declining University Performance Marjorie Valbrun Fri, 11/03/2023 - 03:00 AM Hiring committees should “measure the egotism of candidates” for the roles, say researchers who compared leaders’ traits and institutional outcomes.

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In a Post-Affirmative Action Landscape, Community Colleges Can Play an Outsized Role

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In the months following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling severely restricting higher education’s use of race-conscious admissions, conversation has largely focused on selective four-year institutions. They are, after all, the schools most immediately affected by the ruling as they are among the few colleges and universities that relied on affirmative action in their admissions process.

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Innovation at the ANU

Higher Education Whisperer

Greetings from the Birch Building at the Australian National University, where 60 second pitches are on. Think Shark Tank, but with a friendly audience of 300. This is First Wednesday of the Canberra Innovation Network. I might be about to do something innovative. On the way to the event I stopped in at the ANU Library on the way and found myself looking up "Cambridge Phenomenon".

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4 tips to successfully navigate institutional change

University Business

In the ever-changing landscape of higher education, colleges and universities must adapt to stay relevant and competitive. Shifting demographics, technological advancements and economic pressures are reshaping institutions, and challenges from regulatory updates to evolving student needs make the need for agility more pronounced than ever before. Managing change can be a daunting task, especially when it involves multiple stakeholders and complex processes.

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Grand Canyon University Fined $37.7M for ‘Lies’ to Students

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Grand Canyon University Fined $37.7M for ‘Lies’ to Students Katherine Knott Wed, 11/01/2023 - 03:00 AM The university, which has been locked in a years-long battle with the Education Department, vowed to fight back.

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U.S Department of Education Announces Withholding of Payment to Student Loan Servicer

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has announced that it will withhold $7.2 million in payment to the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority or MOHELA for the month of October. ED officials alleged that MOHELA failed to meet its basic obligation by failing to send billing statements on time to 2.5 million borrowers – some within only seven days of their payment date - and over 800,000 borrowers being delinquent on their loans as a result.

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We Ask ChatGPT: Rank Each Of The Brady Bunch Children According To Who Would Make The Best Resident Assistant

Roompact

What does the future of AI-based technology hold? We’re doing a little experiment, specifically with the AI chat-bot, ChatGPT. This post is part of a series where we ask ChatGPT interesting, unusual, or just plain fun questions related to residence life and college student housing. All answers were generated by the AI. At the end.

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Alum Cristin Richard (CR ’06) will be Included in Detroit Institute of Arts Ofrendas Artist Talk

College for Creative Study

The post Alum Cristin Richard (CR ’06) will be Included in Detroit Institute of Arts Ofrendas Artist Talk appeared first on College for Creative Studies.

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In ‘Buyer’s Market,’ Tuition Increases Haven’t Outpaced Inflation

Confessions of a Community College Dean

In ‘Buyer’s Market,’ Tuition Increases Haven’t Outpaced Inflation kathryn.palmer… Wed, 11/01/2023 - 03:00 AM The College Board’s 2023 “Pricing and Student Aid” report shows that average published tuition and fees increased this year, but the increase was less than the rate of inflation.

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Panel Explores a Diverse Workforce at HACU Conference

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

CHICAGO-- The journey to diversify the workforce can be long and arduous, but should be one of the nation’s top priorities, said a group of corporate executives who appeared on a panel at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) annual conference. “When we talk about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) and a diverse workforce, always be centered on your why,” said Olivia Jefferson, vice president of philanthropic programs at UnitedHealthcare, who said that for

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