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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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Dr. Ruth J. Simmons Takes Readers ‘Up Home’ in New Memoir

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In September, Dr. Ruth J. Simmons busily prepared to deliver the 2023 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. It was the latest on a long list of accomplishments in Simmons’ career as one of the nation’s most prominent Black women in higher education. Dr. Ruth J.

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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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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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Discovering Issues with IPEDS Completions Data

Robert Kelchen

The U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a great resource in the field of higher education. While it is the foundation of much of my research, the data are self-reported by colleges and occasionally include errors or implausible values. A great example of some of the issues with IPEDS data is this recent Wall Street Journal analysis of the finances of flagship public universities.

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Study: Women in STEM Receive More Job Offers Than Men After Career Services Use

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Women pursuing careers in technical fields can benefit from campus career services, according to a joint study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and Cornell Tech initiative Break Through Tech. Dr. Judith Spitz The study, " The Impact of Career Services on Women Pursuing Tech Careers ", examines the current landscape for women pursuing careers in technical fields and how to improve said landscape.

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Education Department Releases New Data on Transfer

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Education Department Releases New Data on Transfer Sara Weissman Fri, 11/10/2023 - 03:00 AM The release of the data aims to motivate institutions to measure and improve their transfer outcomes.

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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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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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HBCUs Without Presidents

Confessions of a Community College Dean

HBCUs Without Presidents Josh Moody Fri, 11/10/2023 - 03:00 AM At least 18 four-year HBCUs lack permanent leaders. Experts say presidential turnover harms relationships with donors and alumni and undermines continuity.

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Another small Christian college turns over the reins of its university in a merger

University Business

As of Tuesday Multnomah University will now be referred to as Multnomah Campus of Jessup University, after a recent merger announcement by the two Christian universities. Multnomah, located in Oregon, made the move after its leaders found “it was no longer financially feasible… to operate as an independent institution,” according to an FAQ on the merger.

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The "In Between": What’s Needed to Improve Student Outcomes

Dr. Al Solano

( A. Solano ) [For a deeper explanation, please click on the video above.] As institutions attempt to implement a variety of priorities, they understandably focus on the end result: improved student outcomes and equity. However, most educators miss something critical that needs to happen "in between" the priorities and improved outcomes. For improved student success and equity outcomes to be realized, there needs to be changes in college educator attitudes and behaviors.[1] Attitudes and behavio

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Decolonizing Higher Education Syllabi: Beyond the Aesthetics of the Syllabus

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The purpose of the age-old course syllabus remains the same — a crucial document that sets the foundation for a course by providing students with essential information, outlining expectations, and serving as a reference point throughout the semester. Moreover, the syllabus speaks to the course structure, description, assessment and grading, resources, learning objectives and outcomes, and legal and administrative information.

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Oregon State Professor Accused of Falsely Claiming Native Ancestry

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Oregon State Professor Accused of Falsely Claiming Native Ancestry kathryn.palmer… Tue, 11/07/2023 - 03:00 AM The Tribal Alliance Against Frauds says Qwo-Li Driskill is lying when they claim Indigenous ancestry.

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Here are 2 areas where your first-generation students need more attention

University Business

More than half of today’s college students are first-generation, and some of the country’s most populous states just so happen to have the highest concentration of such learners. However, first-generation students are prone to fall behind in higher education and beyond, which has prompted colleges, universities and related organizations to recognize their struggles—and alleviate them.

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Raising the Bar for American History and Civics

Ed.gov Blog

By: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Democracy thrives when there is a well-educated and informed citizenry. Raising the Bar in education means that every student is provided with a well-rounded education, and that includes creating opportunities to learn deeply about American history, understand the U.S. Constitution and how our system of government works, and Continue Reading The post Raising the Bar for American History and Civics appeared first on ED.gov Blog.

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Grand Canyon University Pledges Not to Pay $37.7 Million Fine

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Grand Canyon University (GCU) P resident Brian Mueller has said that GCU will not pay the $37.7 million fine from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for alleged deceptive practices, The Christian Post reported. Baptist News Global "The amount of the fine is absolutely ridiculous, but the point is, whether it was one dollar or $38 million, we're not paying a dime," Mueller said.

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Reforming Higher Education, One Bill at a Time

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Reforming Higher Education, One Bill at a Time Katherine Knott Thu, 11/09/2023 - 03:00 AM House Republicans want a long-overdue update to the Higher Education Act, but they favor a piecemeal approach, starting with how colleges report foreign gifts and contracts.

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2 ways universities are mitigating cybersecurity risks in a complex environment

University Business

Picture this: You have a broad mix of faculty, staff, students, service providers, collaborators and visitors interacting with the school networks and data. You have a kaleidoscope of departments, institutes and centers that have developed their own unique IT infrastructure. If you’re at a research university, there are troves of potentially valuable data relating to defense and national security.

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Announcing an Innovative Partnership to Empower & Advance Student Affairs Assessment

Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL)

In an exciting development, two prominent organizations in the higher education space, The Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) and Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL) have joined together to enhance the landscape of higher education through collaboration and shared resources. This collaboration between CAS and SAAL is set to usher in a new era of professional development and support for those engaged in Student Affairs assessment, planning, and research.

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The Role of Higher Education in Supporting High School Students' Pathway to Industry Recognized Credentials

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

It is crucial to pave clear pathways for students to obtain industry recognized credentials in today’s challenging economic landscape. One of the fundamental aspects of supporting students on their route to industry recognized credentials is starting these pathways early. By introducing students to various career options and credentialing opportunities in middle school, they can make informed decisions about their educational journey.

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A Mistake to Avoid in Leadership Searches

Confessions of a Community College Dean

A Mistake to Avoid in Leadership Searches Sarah Bray Tue, 11/07/2023 - 03:00 AM Annmarie Caño questions the pervasive view that the best candidate for a job is someone who has held the same title at another institution.

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‘Overworked, undercompensated, devalued’: Contingent faculty face tight salaries and job insecurity, report

University Business

They help students with course content outside of their assigned course and help those in crisis. They participate in department and faculty meetings and go above and beyond staying for office hours. And as they increasingly make up the majority of your institution’s faculty workforce , their pay, benefits and job security continue to sour. A survey compiled by the American Federation of Teachers, a teachers union, has found that more than a quarter of adjunct faculty (28%) make below the

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Webinar: Taking Gender out of the Housing Process [Webinar Recording]

Roompact

Housing processes are tedious and complicated no matter how you run them and often include gender as a primary marker. As more students arrive on our campuses who identify outside of the gender binary. our processes need to shift. In this presentation, we will discuss how one campus has eliminated gender to enhance the housing process and give autonomy to all students.

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Dr. Ronald S. Rochon Appointed Chair of AASCU Board of Directors

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Ronald S. Rochon has been appointed chair of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) Board of Directors. Dr. Ronald S. Rochon University of Southern Indiana Rochon is currently president of the University of Southern Indiana (USI), a role he has had since 2018. He is also chair of AASCU’s Millennium Leadership Initiative Executive Steering Committee.

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Can Free Graduate Tuition Boost Undergrad Enrollment?

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Can Free Graduate Tuition Boost Undergrad Enrollment? kathryn.palmer… Mon, 11/06/2023 - 03:00 AM Starting next year, Spring Hill College will offer free graduate school tuition to freshmen who complete a bachelor’s degree at the college within four years.

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President’s corner: How Carrie Hauser spearheads the region’s workforce at Colorado Mountain College

University Business

When you think of Aspen or Vail, Colorado, it’s most likely images of waxed snowboards, iridescent Oakley sunglasses and plume layers of snow. And your assumption would be right: ski resort retreats for the world’s wealthiest are getting so popular here that Aspen’s private airport might expand. But ski aficionados can’t cruise down a mountain face without operators or first responders prepared to alleviate any slip-ups.

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[UPDATED] Six Steps to Creating Internship Programs in 2023

Symplicity

Throughout an organization’s recruiting lifecycle, recruiters go through a variety of hiring needs. Depending on the season and company needs, they may look for candidates to fill out short-term temporary roles to full-time permanent opportunities, with short-term roles, like internship opportunities, lasting anywhere from a few months to an entire season.

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High Impact Cultural Competence (HICC) Training: A Feasible Solution to Micro-incivilities Directed Toward Young Faculty and Staff of Color in Higher Education

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

I, Adriel A. Hilton, a young Black professional at Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO), wrote an op-ed in Diverse Issues in Higher Education , entitled “Are career paths of young Black professionals in higher education being impeded by implicit racism?” I concluded that the answer is yes. Dr. Adriel A. Hilton Referencing Professor Pearn Kandola ’s article, How Micro-incivilities Can Impact Wellbeing , I outlined the various ways in which young Black professionals in higher education are

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House Democrats, Republicans Spar Over Antisemitism on Campus

Confessions of a Community College Dean

House Democrats, Republicans Spar Over Antisemitism on Campus Johanna Alonso Thu, 11/09/2023 - 03:00 AM In a wide-ranging discussion, lawmakers questioned witnesses about the source of antisemitism and the best way to support students facing hate on campus.

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Developing Young Assessment Professionals: A Year-long Professional Development Series for Assessment Graduate Assistants

Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL)

Graduate school is a transformative journey, providing students with the opportunity to delve deeper into their chosen fields, cultivate skills, and make valuable connections. For graduate students engaging in assessment within a division of student affairs, a unique set of skills and training is often needed to bring graduate assistants into the fold of the assessment world.

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We Ask ChatGPT: Write A Residence Hall Complaint Letter About A Noise Violation In The Voice Of Shakespeare

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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Report: U.S. Schools Remain Segregated, More Work to Do

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Schools and school practices are integral to racial reconciliation and justice in the U.S., according to a new report that was published as part of UCLA’s Civil Rights Project. Dr. Liane I. Hypolite In the report titled, " The Racial Reckoning and the Role of Schooling: Exploring the Potential of Integrated Classrooms and Liberatory Pedagogies , " the authors cite existing research to describe the ways in which schools, classrooms, and teaching strategies can be used to further racial equality

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2U, USC Curtail Online Partnership

Confessions of a Community College Dean

2U, USC Curtail Online Partnership Doug Lederman Thu, 11/09/2023 - 05:23 PM Southern California and the online program manager will part ways on master’s degrees that became a target of scrutiny because of their high price.

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Top 5 Reasons to Integrate Classroom Current Events Into Your Learning Day

Experiential Learning Depot

Integrating classroom current events, whether the class focuses on social studies, art, science, math, or any other subject, is essential for 21st century learners. Classroom current events bring an important component of experiential learning to life. ​Applying current events to your learning curriculum adds real-world context to learning, making the experiences deeper and more meaningful to students.

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Essential Assessment Resources for SA Pros

Roompact

You were asked to do some benchmarking across institutions. You were told we need to understand how students are using lounges. You found out that your director needs information about how people are feeling following your recruitment processes. Well, have no fear! Regardless of your assessment needs, this list is meant to assist you with.

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Education Department Announces Framework for Student Loan Servicer Accountability

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Biden-Harris Administration has announced a new framework to better hold student loan servicers accountable and protect borrowers from servicer errors. FSA COO Richard Cordray “The Biden-Harris Administration has made clear that we will not allow borrowers to pay the price for unacceptable servicing failures,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Dr.

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