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Yale Freshman Creates AI Chatbot With Answers on AI Ethics

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Yale Freshman Creates AI Chatbot With Answers on AI Ethics Lauren.Coffey@… Thu, 05/02/2024 - 03:00 AM Amid intellectual property and ethics concerns about AI large language models, a student created one based on his professor’s ethics work.

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New HBCU Medical College in NOLA Will Confront Medical Inequities

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Change is coming in the field of medicine along the Gulf Coast. Xavier University of Louisiana, an historically Black university (or HBCU) in New Orleans and top graduator of Black students who pursue medical degrees and doctorates in the health sciences, is partnering with Ochsner Health, the area’s leading medical training center, to open Xavier Ochsner College of Medicine (XOCOM).

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Solicitar el ingreso a universidades estadounidenses desde Perú: Una guía paso a paso

Great College Advice

Cada año, miles de estudiantes de Perú eligen estudiar en el extranjero. Estados Unidos es una excelente opción para aquellas personas interesadas en cursar una licenciatura o maestría. Hay muchísimas universidades increíbles así que es muy probable que encuentres el entorno educativo adecuado que cumpla con las aspiraciones y las necesidades de tu hijo/a.

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New Research on Heightened Cash Monitoring

Robert Kelchen

I have spent most of the last year digging into the topic of heightened cash monitoring (HCM), perhaps the federal government’s most important tool in its higher education accountability toolbox at this time. HCM places colleges’ federal financial aid disbursements under additional scrutiny in order to protect taxpayer dollars. There are two levels of scrutiny: HCM1 requires additional oversight, while the more severe HCM2 requires colleges to pay out money to students before being reimbursed by

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Will Academic Freedom and Campus Free Speech Survive?

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Will Academic Freedom and Campus Free Speech Survive? Ryan Quinn Fri, 05/03/2024 - 03:00 AM Faculty and free expression groups are sounding alarms about threatened limitations and crackdowns on professors’ speech and student protests.

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Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom Starts with Culture First, Then Asks Questions

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom wants her work to meet people where they are, and to do so, she uses many platforms and intersects multiple disciplines. However, her strategy is simple ; she starts with culture. “Culture is this place where we try to make sense of a really complex world in our own little local context,” says McMillan Cottom. “Fundamentally, I want my scholarship to matter to people's lives and to do that, it's really helpful if I don't lose sight of how people are living.

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How to Apply for US Universities From Mexico: Your Helpful Guide

Great College Advice

Every year, thousands of students from Mexico choose to study abroad. For those interested in pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree, the United States of America is an excellent option. With so many incredible universities, you can find the right educational environment to meet your child’s unique aspirations and needs. However, applying to these programs can be daunting for those outside the US.

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Divest? Call the Cops? Presidents Grapple With How to Respond

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Divest? Call the Cops? Presidents Grapple With How to Respond Josh Moody Mon, 04/29/2024 - 03:00 AM Some leaders have directly engaged protestors as encampments crop up on campus. Others have sent in the police, leading to violent arrests and sharp criticism.

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Survey: Women and People of Color Aren’t Advancing to Higher Faculty Ranks at the Same Rate as White Men

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

New research from CUPA-HR on the state of the faculty workforce in higher education shows that despite some growth in representation among tenure-track women and faculty of color in new hires, advancement to higher faculty ranks remains a barrier. The research points out that these promotion gaps are found in every faculty discipline. The Faculty in Higher Education Survey, a comprehensive data source that collects salary and demographic data by tenure status, rank, and faculty discipline, to e

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Cómo postularse a universidades de EE. UU. desde México: una guía básica

Great College Advice

Cada año, miles de estudiantes mexicanos eligen estudiar en el extranjero. Para aquellos interesados en cursar una licenciatura o maestría, los Estados Unidos de América son una excelente opción. Con tantas universidades increíbles, siempre existirá el entorno educativo adecuado para satisfacer las aspiraciones y necesidades únicas de su hijo. Sin embargo, postularse a estos programas puede desalentar a aquellos se encuentran fuera de los EE.

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Multilingualism, my Superpower!

Ed.gov Blog

BY: Montserrat Garibay, Assistant Deputy Secretary & Director for the Office of English Language Acquisition It was August 1992 in Austin, Texas, when I first walked into a U.S. public school. I still remember how scared and nervous I was. I didn’t speak a word of English. I recall people speaking and asking me questions Continue Reading The post Multilingualism, my Superpower!

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College Indecision Day

Confessions of a Community College Dean

College Indecision Day Liam Knox Thu, 05/02/2024 - 03:00 AM May 1 normally marks the start of students’ higher ed journeys. The FAFSA fiasco has cast a shadow over this year’s celebrations for those still waiting on aid packages.

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Industry and STEMM Leaders Convene for White House Summit

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The power of collaboration and the importance of building paths for others to follow were topics , front and center , during the 2024 White House Summit on STEMM Equity and Excellence. Dr. Arati Prabhakar National Association of Counties During the May 1 event – hosted and livestreamed by the STEMM Opportunity Alliance (SOA) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) – leaders and pioneers across multiple industries gathered to speak about the ways in which they and their

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Applying to US Universities from Peru: A Step-by-Step Guide

Great College Advice

Every year, thousands of students from Peru choose to study abroad. For those interested in pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree, the United States of America is an excellent option. With so many incredible universities, you can find the right educational environment to meet your child’s unique aspirations and needs. However, applying to these programs can be daunting for those outside the US.

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How Clemson University Students Are Using Artificial Intelligence

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Generative artificial intelligence tools are starting to change the world. AI text generators such as ChatGPT and Google Gemini make it easier to complete mundane tasks, and AI image generators such as StarryAI can take an ordinary picture and make it extraordinary. Even Grammarly and Microsoft are getting on board with their own AI text enhancers. What does this mean for education?

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Richard Cordray Takes the Fall for FAFSA Fiasco

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Richard Cordray Takes the Fall for FAFSA Fiasco Katherine Knott Sun, 04/28/2024 - 10:52 AM The Federal Student Aid chief and debt-relief czar is stepping down after months of criticism over the bungled FAFSA overhaul. But is now the right time for accountability?

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Study: More Collaboration Needed Between Faculty and Career Centers to Provide Workforce Preparation

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

College students are turning to faculty for career advice, but not as many of these educators are working with their school’s career centers to better respond, according to a new study from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Shawn VanDerziel The study – conducted in partnership with the American Association of Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) and the Society for Experiential Education (SEE) – looked at responses from 6,800 college faculty to gauge the extent to whi

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Solicitar el ingreso a universidades estadounidenses desde Perú: Una guía paso a paso

Great College Advice

Cada año, miles de estudiantes de Perú eligen estudiar en el extranjero. Estados Unidos es una excelente opción para aquellas personas interesadas en cursar una licenciatura o maestría. Hay muchísimas universidades increíbles así que es muy probable que encuentres el entorno educativo adecuado que cumpla con las aspiraciones y las necesidades de tu hijo/a.

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What can private institutions do about the middle-class squeeze?

University Business

Colby College in Maine has promised the Class of 2029 that middle-class students who enroll will find their private liberal arts degree more affordable than many in-state public institutions. Thanks to a $10 million gift, the university has declared it will cap its tuition, room and board at various income levels; families making $200,000 will not see a bill exceeding $20,000 each academic year.

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Live Updates on Campus Protests, May 1

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Outside Agitators at UT-Austin The University of Texas at Austin said late Tuesday that most of the people arrested after a campus protest on Monday "had no affiliation" with the university and that officers had confiscated guns, rocks and "steel-enforced wood planks.

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Study: Community College Housing Program Produced Better Life Outcomes

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Education Northwest, an Oregon-based nonprofit organization promoting education for all, unveiled the results on Tuesday of a first-of-its kind, nine-year study of the partnership between Tacoma Community College (TCC) and the Tacoma Housing Authority (THA), called the College Housing Assistance Program (CHAP). The longitudinal study followed 422 housing insecure students, who were given the opportunity to apply for a housing voucher to lower the cost of a private housing unit.

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How to Apply for US Universities From Mexico: Your Helpful Guide

Great College Advice

Every year, thousands of students from Mexico choose to study abroad. For those interested in pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree, the United States of America is an excellent option. With so many incredible universities, you can find the right educational environment to meet your child’s unique aspirations and needs. However, applying to these programs can be daunting for those outside the US.

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President moves: Recent resignations show 3 reasons why a leader steps down

University Business

Two presidents have been hired at small private colleges in the past two weeks and one leader is choosing to retire after four decades in higher education. The three presidents to step down demonstrate a variety of reasons for making a change: to reengage in academia, pursue other professional opportunities or make way for new leadership during trying times.

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New AI Guidelines Aim to Help Research Libraries

Confessions of a Community College Dean

New AI Guidelines Aim to Help Research Libraries Lauren.Coffey@… Wed, 05/01/2024 - 03:00 AM The new list of seven principles support librarians increasingly bombarded with questions about artificial intelligence.

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Forward Motion, Olivia Womack, 2024 Female Winner

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

School: University of Mississippi Year: Senior Major: Legal Studies Outdoor track & field season brought University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) sprinter Olivia Womack to the realization that every moment counts. The 2024 Arthur Ashe Jr. Female Sports Scholar is bound for law school in the fall. So, these will be her final meets. She expects to attend the University of Mississippi School of Law, because she is impressed with the social justice mission of its legal clinics.

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Cómo postularse a universidades de EE. UU. desde México: una guía básica

Great College Advice

Cada año, miles de estudiantes mexicanos eligen estudiar en el extranjero. Para aquellos interesados en cursar una licenciatura o maestría, los Estados Unidos de América son una excelente opción. Con tantas universidades increíbles, siempre existirá el entorno educativo adecuado para satisfacer las aspiraciones y necesidades únicas de su hijo. Sin embargo, postularse a estos programas puede desalentar a aquellos se encuentran fuera de los EE.

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How Managed Services Can Help Meet User Needs Throughout the Device Lifecycle

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Students today bring a lot with them when they attend college, including multiple devices. They also bring elevated expectations for the digital experience, both on campus and off. If they hope to deliver the experience demanded by their staff and students, colleges and universities must constantly revisit their IT investments. A regular assessment of the tech landscape will help to determine where new devices are needed, how to manage existing devices, and when it’s best to move on from equipme

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A Full Campus Shutdown at a California State University

Confessions of a Community College Dean

A Full Campus Shutdown at a California State University Johanna Alonso Wed, 05/01/2024 - 03:00 AM Cal Poly Humboldt was the first to switch to online classes and lock its doors in response to a building occupation. The occupation is over, but the campus remains closed.

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MONICA SANDERS

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Monica Sanders Monica Sanders has been appointed social innovator in residence at Grinnell College. During the residency, Sanders is expected to engage with students, faculty, staff, and the wider community through collaborative initiatives that promote civic engagement, social justice, and environmental stewardship. Sanders holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Miami Coral Gables, a master’s degree in international business law from the University of London, and a j

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Do you suck as a Res Life Supervisor? 

Roompact

Have you ever asked yourself that question? If not, do it now…like for real pull up a mirror and ask that question. Or better yet, ask one of your staff members the question. If you are afraid of the answer, there might be a good reason why. I can’t imagine you were expecting to read.

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The Guardian view on English lessons: make classrooms more creative again | Editorial

The Guardian Higher Education

The pleasures of reading and books have been swapped for phonics and grammar. It’s time for change Too much of what is valuable about studying English was lost in the educational reforms of the past 14 years. A sharp drop-off in the number of students in England taking the subject at A-level means fewer are taking English degrees. Teaching used to be a popular career choice for literature graduates, as Carole Atherton warmly describes in her new book, Reading Lessons.

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Troubled FAFSA Rollout Hides Deeper Problems

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Troubled FAFSA Rollout Hides Deeper Problems Elizabeth Redden Mon, 04/29/2024 - 03:00 AM The new FAFSA formula undermines the longtime goal of creating a better, fairer federal student aid process, Diane Auer Jones and Jim Blew write.

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Report Finds That Affirmative Action Only Led to Incremental Progress

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) suggests that diversity gains made at the most selective colleges and universities — even with race-conscious affirmative action — have been marginal. Dr. Jeff Strohl “A small number of selective colleges are launchpads to positions of influence, but these institutions remain highly segregated by race/ethnicity and class,” said Dr.

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Q&A: How University of Wisconsin-Madison Breaks Down IT Silos

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Lois Brooks has served in senior leadership positions at the University of Wisconsin–Madison since 2018, after eight years as CIO at Oregon State and 25 years at Stanford. In her role at UW–Madison, she supports UW IT Connects, an effort to build community and provide professional growth opportunities across the university’s distributed IT staff. EDTECH: What is the history of UW IT Connects?

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ResEdChat Ep 68: Understanding & Supporting Disabled Students On Campus with Ali Martin Scoufiled

Roompact

In this episode of Roompact's ResEdChat, we chat with Ali Martin Scoufiled who is completing her doctoral research into the experiences of disabled students on campus. In this episode we explore the spectrum of how (dis)ability shows up on campus and tangible steps residence life professionals can take to better support disabled students in the residence halls and as they navigate the college environment.

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Wells College Announces Closure

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Wells College Announces Closure Josh Moody Tue, 04/30/2024 - 03:00 AM The small, private institution in New York will shut down at the end of the semester. It’s the latest blow to the Empire State’s higher education landscape.

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Calls for Change at Penn State

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

“We protest. We are sick. We are tired. Still, we protest.” That quote, inspired by famed civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, comes from an open letter sent on April 16, 2024 to Dr. Neeli Bendapudi, president of The Pennsylvania State University. “We are sick and tired of the lack of progress toward racial justice at Penn State under your leadership,” the letter continues.

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