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Fostering Connectedness in the Asynchronous Online Environment

The Scholarly Teacher

Sally Clemenson , Minnesota State University, Mankato Ellen Johnson , Minnesota State University, Mankato Keywords: Connectedness, Asynchronous, Online Learning Key Statement: Connectedness in the asynchronous online environment can be difficult to establish. Faculty can make a difference by creating opportunities to engage in transformational educational experiences in the online discussion board.

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Dr. Melvin C. Terrell Educational Foundation Selects Recipients for 2023 Scholarship

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Doctoral candidates Dion T. Harry and Joshua D. Wallace have been chosen to receive the Dr. Melvin C. Terrell (MCT) Educational Foundation’s 2023 MCT Scholarship. The annual scholarship is meant for matriculating students in master’s or doctoral programs in student affairs or higher ed administration-related fields. Dion Harry Harry is a North Carolina State University doctoral candidate studying higher education opportunity, equity, and justice.

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What is Demonstrated Interest in College Admission?

Great College Advice

More and more, college admissions is becoming a game. The days when kids simply submitted applications and waited for a response based on the merits of their application are long gone. As colleges and universities act more and more like businesses, they demand more than just an application from their prospects. They want demonstrated interest from the student.

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Career FAIL

Dr. Laura Pasquini

Today I’m giving you permission to F.A.I.L. in your career. This permission slip gives you full rights to try out, test, experiment, play, and get curious about what is possible in your career, and to be willing not get it “right” the first time. F.A.I.L. = First Attempt In Learning Although I’ve heard this acronym before, it was a helpful reminder from a Peloton instructor, Becs Gentry, during a recent run.

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DEI Spending Banned, Sociology Scrapped in Florida

Confessions of a Community College Dean

DEI Spending Banned, Sociology Scrapped in Florida Josh Moody Thu, 01/18/2024 - 03:00 AM Florida’s State Board of Education imposed new prohibitions on DEI spending at state colleges, following a similar decision for state universities.

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Ring The Alarm: A Call to Action for Black Women to Address Wellness in the Academy

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dear Black women in higher education, 2023 should have been a wake-up call to our community, yet the red flags persist. The untimely deaths of two Black women presidents, JoAnne A. Epps of Temple University and Dr. Orinthia T. Montague of Volunteer State Community College, was a signal to all other Black women in higher education. Now, the death of Dr.

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Admissions Counselor on the Mission of a Liberal Arts College

Great College Advice

Why Attend a Liberal Arts College? It’s a four-year investment, so you want to get the most out of your college experience. That’s why you should consider attending a liberal arts college where your personal achievement is important to everyone there, not just to you personally. However, there is a lot of misunderstanding out there in the higher education marketplace.

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4 More Colleges Face Civil Rights Investigations

Confessions of a Community College Dean

4 More Colleges Face Civil Rights Investigations Katherine Knott Thu, 01/18/2024 - 03:00 AM The Education Department has now opened dozens of investigations into antisemitic and other bias-related incidents on college campuses since Oct. 7. But resolutions that could lead to changes are expected to take a while.

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Descendants of Enslaved Offered Need-Based Scholarships through Partnership

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Monique Trusclair Maddox Descendants Truth & Reconciliation Foundation The Descendants Truth & Reconciliation Foundation announced applications are open for an advancement of education scholarship program in partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF). The scholarships will provide Descendants of Jesuit slaveholding in the United States with need-based scholarships of up to $10,000 for attendance at a historically Black college or university (HBCU) as well as other post-second

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Advice for Students on the Wait List

Great College Advice

While April 1 st has come and gone and the majority of high school seniors know where they will attend college next year, some students are still in a holding pattern. They are stuck in the purgatory of college admissions. They are on the dreaded Wait List. Reality is that there is no way to predict if you will be taken off the wait list of a college.

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This report plays devil’s advocate to the momentum on test-optional policies

University Business

Test-optional policies have become common in higher education. Nearly 2,000 colleges and universities didn’t require SAT or ACT scores for admission this academic year. While it was a rational choice during the pandemic, institutions are slowly moving toward making it the new status quo. The move has left admissions teams to rely solely on GPA as a quantitative metric to aid their decision-making.

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Fresh Battle Lines in the Testing Wars

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Fresh Battle Lines in the Testing Wars Liam Knox Wed, 01/17/2024 - 03:00 AM The debate over standardized testing requirements, put on ice during the pandemic, is catching fire again as colleges reconsider their temporary test-optional policies.

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Panel Promotes Teaching

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Educators and doctoral students offered advice and shared career experiences Tuesday in an effort to guide aspiring graduate students seeking to become teachers and to promote resources that students could access along the way. Marcus Penny In a Jan. 16 online panel sponsored by the Rutgers Graduate School of Education, leaders and alumni from the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT), an organization that works to support students through grad school and increase educator diversity, hi

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Design Education for Disadvantaged Students

Higher Education Whisperer

Dr Neil RavenDr Neil Raven, a UK educational consultant has provided a useful analysis on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the educational ambitions of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds (Raven, 2023). They talked to 14 teaching professionals from schools and colleges in the English disadvantaged areas.

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Faculty—not just students—are stressed out and considering leaving, per survey

University Business

Colleges and universities have become well aware of the growing mental health crisis plaguing students, especially their first-years who developed during the pandemic. However, a new report reveals that the problem isn’t contained to students; higher education should also take stock in evaluating their staff’s mental health. TimelyCare, one of the most prominent telehealth services for higher education, found that six in 10 are experiencing issues related to mental health.

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Everyone Should Retake the SAT

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Like I did. Recent days have brought another spasm of commentary and debate about the role and fate of the SAT, triggered by a piece by influential New York Times voice David Leonhardt titled “The Misguided War on the SAT.

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Emerging Scholars Express Hope, Validation, and Drive During Webinar

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education's 2024 Emerging Scholars shared sentiments of drive, hope, community, and validation during a webinar Thursday. To accompany the release of its 2024 Emerging Scholars magazine edition, Diverse hosted its first-ever panel for the 15 outstanding scholars it recognized this year. The panel was moderated by Dr. Jamal Watson.

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ISA Scholarship Winners – Spring 2024

ISA Journal

We are excited to announce our ISA scholarship winners for Spring 2024! Congratulations to Sofia, Pranjal, Olivia, and Emily. From enjoying the delectable, local cuisine in Spain to exploring the castles of England, our scholarship winners share what they’re looking forward to most while abroad.

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President’s Corner: Why Lori White believes DePauw is at a nexus point

University Business

In all that she’d learned in her 40 years of working in higher education, Lori White had found herself in entirely new territory. For the first time in her career, she was the president of a university. This also marked the first time in DePauw University’s history that a woman and a person of color was stepping in. But this was March of 2020.

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A Small Pennsylvania College’s Big Investment in the Humanities

Confessions of a Community College Dean

A Small Pennsylvania College’s Big Investment in the Humanities kathryn.palmer… Tue, 01/16/2024 - 03:00 AM Lycoming College is providing more research and experiential learning opportunities for students in hopes of setting itself apart in a tough enrollment environment.

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Making Math More Equitable

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In November, Dr. Luis Antonio Leyva, associate professor of Mathematics Education and STEM Higher Education at Vanderbilt University Peabody College of Education & Human Development, posted a tweet that reflected not only his area of research and teaching, but also his commitment to making STEM more inclusive for students from historically marginalized backgrounds.

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Here are 3 academic programs for the professionals of tomorrow

Gray Associates

Colleges and universities are in the middle of an academic arms race to create curricula relevant to today’s jobs. If your institution wants to be ahead of the curve and discover the next exciting academic program to offer students, take some advice from Gray Decision Intelligence.

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What measures can U.S. schools take to increase their global competitiveness?

University Business

The floodgates are opening for international students as pandemic-era travel restrictions are left in the dust, and data suggests that learners abroad are readily taking interest in the U.S. once again. However, as higher education in the U.S. seems to be changing , so does the international recruitment landscape: Competition from countries like the U.K., Australia, and Canada is increasing, concerns over U.S. safety are changing, and online modalities are making it easier than ever for students

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Higher Education in Political Crosshairs as 2024 Election Heats Up

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Higher Education in Political Crosshairs as 2024 Election Heats Up Katherine Knott Tue, 01/16/2024 - 03:00 AM With higher education becoming more politicized, it’s poised to play a more prominent role than usual in this year’s presidential and congressional elections. The outcomes will carry huge policy implications.

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Fielding Graduate University Mourns Educational Leader

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Fielding Graduate University community is mourning the death of Dr. Orlando L. Taylor, the Distinguished Senior Advisor to the President. The university noted contributions to be made in memory Taylor’s memory may be made to the Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership, and Education at Fielding. Dr. Orlando L. Taylor delivers an inspiring speech to a full house Jan. 10, 2020, in Santa Barbara, California.

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The pandemic and the progression plans of young people from widening participation backgrounds

SRHE

by Neil Raven Context Whilst much has been said about the broadening education gap caused by covid-19 ( Hayes, 2021 ; Crossfield et al , 2023 ; De Witte and Francois, 2023 ), fears have also been raised about its impact on the next-step plans of those from widening participation (WP) backgrounds ( Nelson et al , 2021 ; Co-op, 2021 ; Kingsley, 2021 ), including progression to university.

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Webinar: The Student Staff are Unionizing [Webinar Recording]

Roompact

Labor movements are seeing a new burst of unions following COVID-19 impacts on working conditions. This session will work to demystify the world of unions by discussing the history and impacts of the United State's first Resident Assistant Union and how that's shaped daily life working as a residence director.

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More Universities Join Chicago in Settling Financial Aid Lawsuit

Confessions of a Community College Dean

More Universities Join Chicago in Settling Financial Aid Lawsuit Josh Moody Wed, 01/17/2024 - 03:00 AM Rice, Emory and Vanderbilt quietly settled last fall in a financial aid lawsuit against 17 institutions. Now pressure is mounting for the remaining defendants in the case.

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Examining Educational Equity in Leadership

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Title: Assistant Professor of Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies, School of Education, Howard University Tenured: No Age: 38 Education: B.A., international business, Taylor University; M.A., student affairs administration/higher education, Ball State University, Teachers College; Certificate, College and University Teaching, Ball State University, Teachers College; Ph.D., educational leadership and policy, University of Texas at Austin, College of Education Career mentors: Dr.

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Faculty Feature: Emily Logan

PUC

This January marks Emily Logan’s one-year anniversary of working at PUC as an assistant professor of English.

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What is The Future of RDs? – Hope, But a Bittersweet Hope

Roompact

This blog series features different writers responding to the prompt, “What is the future of the RD position and role?” Guest Post by Sam Ferrigno, University of Maryland Baltimore County As I enter my fourth year as a full time live-in professional, I’ve often found myself wondering if the RD position is at its core.

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Christian Colleges Navigate Abortion Debates in a Post-Roe World

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Christian Colleges Navigate Abortion Debates in a Post-Roe World Sara Weissman Fri, 01/19/2024 - 03:00 AM Some scholars say discussions of the topic are now more nuanced and complex. Antiabortion activists believe the discourse has become too permissive.

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Workgroup Offers 13 Recommendations to Advance CSU Student Success

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Student success experts have prescribed potential solutions to declining Black student enrollment and retention numbers in California’s public universities in a recent report published by The California State University (CSU) Office of the Chancellor. Class of 2022 data revealed that only 48% of Black, first-year students who enrolled in the CSU in fall 2016 earned their degree in six years, according to the Black Student Success Workgroup Report.

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AI will have a big impact on jobs this year. Here's why that could be good news - Mark Samuels, ZDNet

Ray Schroeder

"2024 will be the year that firms get serious about applying generative AI to their own internal data sources and making information and insights available to their employees to help them do their jobs even better." Additional research from Digitate suggests 90% of IT decision-makers across all sectors plan to implement automation in the next year, with 56% expecting to make significant progress in IT organizations during the next six months.

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The Roompact Recap for Winter 2024

Roompact

Entering our 11th Year! Happy New Year! After celebrating our 10th birthday this year, we’re excited to start the new decade with you. We’ve got some exciting updates on the horizon, but before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s recap what you may have missed since our last update. What has Roompact been up to.

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University of Redlands Announces Another Merger

Confessions of a Community College Dean

University of Redlands Announces Another Merger jessica.blake@… Wed, 01/17/2024 - 03:00 AM The planned merger with Woodbury University, a small, private liberal arts institution in California, follows a wave of college mergers and closures in 2023.

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Cal State System Unionized Faculty to Go On Strike

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

California State University (CSU) system employees who are members of the California Faculty Association (CFA) will go on strike next week, starting Monday. Dr. Christopher Cox Cal State University The multi-day strike – from Jan. 22-26. – was prompted by the faculty union’s demands not being met, including the pay increases they asked for. The union is asking for 12%-raises, though the school system is offering increases of just 5% after recent negotiations.

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