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Four ways for career centers to engage students

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: Career readiness is a critical part of students’ postgraduate success in the workforce. The National Association of Colleges and Employers’ 2022 Student Survey found that graduating seniors who used career center services received more job offers on average, compared to their peers who did not. While the advantages of career services are clear, higher education professionals must implement effective modeling and teaching for their students to navigate career readiness.

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CUNY Colleges Receive $750,000 for Anti-Bigotry Strategies

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The City University of New York (CUNY) colleges and the university’s central offices will see $750,000 distributed to support efforts seeking to address religious, racial, and ethnic bigotry at CUNY. Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez “With our continued commitment to fight against bigotry, antisemitism, and hate of all kinds, our colleges are stepping up and have developed additional programming to address these incidents,” said Dr.

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Benefits of Integrating Service-Learning With Other High-Impact Practices

The Scholarly Teacher

By: Dawn M. Ford, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Jillian Saraney, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Key Statement: Service-learning projects designed by students can meet community needs while elevating student learning, engagement, and success by integrating high-impact practices (HIPs) and HIP elements. Keywords: Service-learning, public health, graduate education, community needs, student engagement, research, high-impact practices Introduction High-impact practices (HIPs) su

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Plagiarism catcher Turnitin announces ‘state-of-the-art’ AI writing detector

University Business

Does artificial intelligence have a place in the classroom? That’s yet to be decided as generative AI tools, namely ChatGPT, continue to rock the higher education sphere. What we do know is that efforts to curb cheating have steadily increased since its inception. OpenAI, the chatbot’s creator, launched its own AI-writing detector several weeks ago, yet it’s not 100% accurate, according to the company.

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Teaching students to engage in constructive dialogue in class

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: While the college classroom has traditionally been a place where students and professors can gain new perspectives while engaging in conversation, many students feel uncomfortable expressing their views on controversial topics. In a February 2021 Student Voice survey from Inside Higher Ed and College Pulse, one in five students disagreed, at least somewhat, with the statement “I feel comfortable sharing my opinions in class.

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Race & Justice Imperative Focuses on the Need for Sustained Political Energy

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

This year’s Race & Justice Imperative—a series of conversations with Black political leaders put on by the DC-based newspaper The Hill —came at an auspicious moment for Black power. More Black Americans were elected in 2022 than ever before, and the Congressional Black Caucus now boasts 57 members, a record. But the overwhelming consensus from the people who spoke, a mixture of Congresspeople, academics, and advocates, was that representation is not enough.

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How will we measure student success in the 2020s?

EAB

Blogs How will we measure student success in the 2020s? A review of how student success metrics have evolved over time—and where they might go in the future Before I studied student success, I studied evolutionary biology. I regularly get asked how the two things relate, and I often find myself applying evolutionary thinking to student success challenges.

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Professor says he was barred from campus after Monsanto info request

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: A professor who frequently testifies against Monsanto Co. in lawsuits alleging harm from toxic environmental pollutants called PCBs says that after a Monsanto lawyer filed a records request with his university, the university barred him from campus and offered him a resignation deal. “That was the very first thing that they gave me,” said the professor, David Carpenter of the University at Albany, part of the State University of New York, regarding the resignation offer.

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Concealed Carry Bill for Public College Campuses Passes in West Virginia House of Delegates

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A bill allowing people to carry concealed weapons at public college campuses in West Virginia passed by a landslide in the state's House of Delegates Feb. 21, NPR reported. This move sends the bill to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, who has not made any public indication of whether he will sign it into law. As it stands now, the state prohibits carrying guns on public college and university campuses.

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Black History Month – The Work and Importance of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)

Clark Nesxen

As we celebrate Black History Month, I thought it would be important to share with everyone the work of the National Organization of Minority Architects. As current President of the Virginia Chapter ( VANOMA ), I wanted to use this post as an opportunity to communicate why this organization is important to me and our industry. Ian Vaughan, AIA, NOMA.

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DeSantis’ quest to conquer higher ed just got scarier

University Business

A new bill proposed by a Florida House Republican will grant Gov. Ron Desantis increased influence over Florida’s higher education system and mold school curriculum to better align it with what the state deems as a more historically justified picture of the United States. House bill 999 is the governor’s latest legislative effort to combat what he believes is higher education’s continued agenda “to impose ideological conformity, to try to promote political activism.”

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Report: Colleges face disincentives to improving transfer

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: A number of financial disincentives deter colleges from smoothly transferring students’ course credits from one institution to another, according to a new white paper by the Beyond Transfer Policy Advisory Board (PAB), a group of experts dedicated to transforming the transfer process. The paper, released Thursday, concludes that improving the transfer process has been hampered by short-term thinking by campus leaders concerned about how allowing credits to transfer into their instit

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University of Texas System Board of Regents Suspends DEI Policies, Puts Them Under Scrutiny

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The University of Texas System’s board of regents has suspended all new policies promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and asked school leaders to report on their current DEI policies, citing that some practices have “strayed from the original intent,” The Texas Tribune reported. “Certain DEI efforts have strayed from the original intent to now imposing requirements and actions that, rightfully so, has raised the concerns of our policymakers around those efforts on campuses across our

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University Business: Getting Creative: How Higher Ed is Finding Solutions to Post-Pandemic Problems

Hanover Research

Drawing on its findings and experience advising nearly 500 colleges and universities nationwide, Hanover Research has an inside line to higher ed and the major themes in which schools are entrenched. The post University Business: Getting Creative: How Higher Ed is Finding Solutions to Post-Pandemic Problems appeared first on Hanover Research.

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Care as mattering

Teaching Matters Academic Support

In this extra post, Dr. Omar Kaissi shares an inspiring example of how he incorporated Mattering – ‘the feeling of being recognised and of importance to someone’, into his personal tutor practice to support the mental health and wellbeing of his international students. Dr.

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Study: Increased marijuana use on college campuses

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: Opponents and proponents of legalizing marijuana have long debated whether prohibiting or decriminalizing it would lead to increased usage of the drug by young people. The jury may still be out on who’s right, although some studies have shown that recreational cannabis use increased by 20 percent in states that legalized it. Twenty-one states , along with Washington, D.C., and Guam, have legalized the sale, use and production of marijuana; 27 states have decriminalized it, and resea

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Two Scholars are Building Diversity Initiative Database for All

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Academic Pipeline Exchange is an open access database charting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs in businesses, organizations, and institutions of higher education across the nation. While the full database is only in its initial stages, Drs. Curtis Byrd and Rihana Mason are already working to turn their idea into a nationwide standard.

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How Innovation and Shared Governance Influence Turnaround SuccessThe National Louis University Story

The Change Leader, Inc.

Successfully reinventing a college or university into a truly innovative school after cutting a significant portion of programs sounds near impossible. However, the experiences at National Louis University (NLU), a four-campus private institution in Chicago, proved that presidents and other decision-makers can turn around an institution without having the complete buy-in of faculty and staff.

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ANU First Year Teaching Good Practice Guide

Higher Education Whisperer

Greetings from the Australian National University Center for Learning and Teaching, where Professor Maryanne Dever, ro Vice-Chancellor (Education & Digital) is launching the "ANU First Year Teaching Good Practice Guide". This complements the ANU Learning and Teaching Strategy. The Guide focuses on young people, but is applicable to helping those new to university of any age, and not so new.

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Brain break items help college students study

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: Rows of shelves containing everything from card games to coloring sheets, fidget toys to aromatherapy cards, line the Bellin College Student Success Center, encouraging students, staff and faculty to take a moment and reconnect in the middle of a busy day. The Wisconsin college’s “brain break” space provides tools for pausing and refocusing attention while drawing students closer to academic resources.

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New Tool to Measure DEI Efforts Introduced

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

For institutions looking to measure their DEI efforts, the tool of choice has typically been campus climate assessments, surveys of groups like faculty or students that provide an aggregate picture of the impact of a college’s endeavors. But this doesn’t give schools a comprehensive picture of their efforts, or a direct sense of how developed they are.

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Should accreditors help higher ed identify what’s good enough for them?: Changing Higher Ed Podcast 143 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Ralph Wolff

The Change Leader, Inc.

Changing Higher Ed Podcast 143 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Ralph Wolff: Should Accreditors Help Higher Ed Identify What’s Good Enough for Them? → View the podcast transcript Now more than ever, accreditation is essential in higher education. An increasingly high number of professional accrediting bodies touch and impact colleges and universities to the point where accreditors have the potential to lead or even stifle change in higher ed.

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7 Carnival Celebrations Around the World

AIFS Abroad

Last Updated on February 21, 2023 by Cat Rogliano Carnival is one of the most exciting, vibrant festivals and celebrations around the world. It’s a time of joy, excitement, and letting go of inhibitions. From Brazil to Italy, people come together to celebrate this colorful festival in their unique way. Here are some of the most popular Carnival celebrations worldwide: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil When it comes to Carnival celebrations, Rio de Janeiro is a global icon.

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A small college needs $2.6M to survive. It's raised $178K

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: Facing financial pressures, the King’s College made a recent appeal to donors for $2.6 million to meet immediate needs, warning that the small evangelical institution located in the heart of Wall Street is at risk of closure if it can’t quickly fundraise its way out of a dire situation. The deadline to raise the $2.6 million was Feb. 15.

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FIU Receives $6 Million to Improve Access to Mental Health Services in Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Florida International University (FIU) has received $6 million to help improve access to mental health services for students in Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS). The five-year grant came through the U.S. Department of Education (ED) via the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act and the Fiscal Year 2022 Omnibus Appropriations. The money will support the FIU/M-DCPS Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration Fellowship (Project DIG), an effort to recruit and train more than 100 school-bas

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ResEdChat Ep 22: Shigeo Iwamiya on Managing Career Transitions

Roompact

In this episode of the podcast, we welcome Shigeo to the show to reflect on his career in Residence Life and how he has navigated moving back and forth across the country as he's moved up in his profession. Shigeo shares insightful advice and genuine anecdotes from his life to help folks determine what is truly important as they make decisions about their next job.

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Via Welcomes Dave Saben as Chief Executive Officer

Via's

Get to know Via’s new CEO: Dave Saben Dave Saben was raised in a family that placed a high value on small business and entrepreneurship. From a young age, he was interested in business. “My family’s dinner conversations often revolved around business ideas and strategies to improve their family’s business.” Over time, Dave’s curiosity and love for business led him to explore new areas, such as information technology, coding, and website building.

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How micro-internships prepare women for tech careers

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: One organization is creating space at the tech industry’s table for undergraduates by providing short-term work experiences to equip them for summer internships and beyond. Employment in science, technology, engineering and math has grown over the years, with about 24 percent of the U.S.’s workforce in STEM in 2021, but only 18 percent of the field at that time identified as women, according to the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.

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Colorado Bill Deducting Prison Time for Inmates Earning Academic Credentials Passes 61-1 in State House

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A bill to incentivize Colorado prisoners to pursue higher education passed 61-1 in the state House of Representatives, Colorado Politics reported. The bill still needs approval from the state Senate and governor. Rep. Matthew Martinez HB 1037 – Reps. Matthew Martinez and Rose Pugliese, and Sen. Julie Gonzales are prime bill sponsors – would deduct time off of an inmate’s sentence for earning an academic credential while incarcerated – six months for earning a certificate, one year for an associa

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2022 Presidential Scholars Weigh in on the Importance of CTE

Ed.gov Blog

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Max Aulwes, Alan Mo, and Sreeya Pittala are three of the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program recipients for excellence in Career and Technical Education (CTE).

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CCS Alumna Sydney James featured in upcoming American Masters series on PBS

College for Creative Study

The post CCS Alumna Sydney James featured in upcoming American Masters series on PBS appeared first on College for Creative Studies.

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Report: Complaining to a higher ed accreditor is burdensome

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: The complaint processes at seven of the agencies charged with monitoring the quality of higher education institutions and holding them accountable are burdensome and seem designed to protect colleges, a new brief from the think tank New America argues. None of the policies reviewed in the brief meet New America’s criteria for an effective complaint process, the brief concluded.

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Hochul Proposes Nearly $7.5B for Higher Ed in FY24

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

New York State governor Kathy Hochul has released her budget proposal for the 2024 fiscal year, featuring almost $7.5 billion in higher ed spending—a 13% increase from this year’s spending and a 22% increase from the 2022 budget proposed by her predecessor, Andrew Cuomo. Dr. Tom Harnisch, vice president of government relations at the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association The funding was hailed by the chancellors of the City University of New York (CUNY) and the State University o

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Preparing Yourself for A Job Search in Residence Life (or Student Affairs… or Another Industry)

Roompact

In a previous post, I wrote about how a supervisor might assist in supporting their staff member(s) through the job search season. As we are now entering a new year, and with some hopeful reflections motivating our purposes, it seems only fitting to now address this phenomenon from the perspective of the candidate. I want.

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Proctor en Segovia: More Than Tourists

Proctor Academy

Each term Proctor en Segovia students live in Spain for more than two months, immersed in Spanish culture, language, and the rhythms of their host families. They exist in an in-between space; they are not quite local residents but are much more than tourists visiting for a day or two. By engaging with locals -- program directors, Spanish faculty, afternoon activity instructors, host families, teammates, and new friends --, they open themselves up to new perspectives and powerful learning experie

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Indiana House Bars Funding for IU’s Kinsey Institute

Confessions of a Community College Dean

The Indiana House of Representatives voted 53 to 34 Wednesday to block all state funds from going to Indiana University’s Kinsey Institute, the Associated Press reported. Representative Lorissa Sweet, a Republican, proposed the measure as an amendment to the budget bill. “By limiting the funding to Kinsey Institute through Indiana University’s tax dollars, we can be assured that we are not funding ongoing research committed by crimes,” Sweet said.

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Dr. J. Luke Wood Appointed to California Racial Equity Commission

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. J. Luke Wood has been appointed to serve on the California Racial Equity Commission, the state's Senate Rules Committee. Wood will serve a two-year term. Dr. J. Luke Wood Wood is currently vice president for student affairs and campus diversity and chief diversity officer (CDO) at San Diego State University (SDSU). In the role, he led the creation of new cultural centers, such as the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Resource Center (APIDA), the Latinx Resource Center, the Native Resource