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Social Justice Finds New Home in Community Colleges

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Community colleges are designed to serve and meet the needs of the communities where they reside. That’s why Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has decided to offer a certificate of proficiency in social justice and an A.S. degree in Human Services, Social Justice Advocacy. “We provide an education for a diverse group of people, and many of them are part of groups that have been experiencing social injustices,” said Dr.

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Write Your Teaching Philosophy Statement

The Scholarly Teacher

Marina Smitherman , Dalton State College Key Statement: Use your teaching philosophy statement to reflect on, reevaluate, and reinforce your commitment to your students and your professional goals. Keywords: Teaching Philosophy, Framework, Self-Reflection Introduction Without reflection, we often fail to fully realize who we are and what we most value.

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Florida, beware: DeSantis’ war on woke may decrease enrollment

University Business

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s recent legislation is not only fiercely unpopular among current and prospective college students, but it also may drive them out of the state’s public higher education system, according to a new report by Intelligent. Among 1,147 students who either currently attend an undergraduate public college in Florida or intend to upon graduating, only 147 agreed with DeSantis’ policies.

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Imagine Your Future Self

Dr. Laura Pasquini

The pandemic, inflation, and changes in our economy, has brought about so many challenges and changes to our lives. As work is a huge piece of that life pie, how and where it happens matters. Over the past few years, we may have been pushed into new ways of working. And much to our surprise and expectations, we’ve gone beyond what we thought we could do.

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Cal State Fullerton Gets $1.4M for Career Pathways Projects

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The difficulty of making a successful transition from school to the workforce remains one of the most persistent problems in higher education. The outcome is bad for students and industries alike: a lack of social mobility and a lack of qualified workers. But California State University, Fullerton’s efforts to tackle this issue got a major boost recently with the announcement of $1.4 million in grants for projects to shape career pathways for students.

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It may be time to rethink the college minor (opinion)

Confessions of a Community College Dean

It may be time to rethink the college minor. Instead of or in addition to minors, higher education stakeholders may want to consider partnering with employers—both public and private—to create pathways toward certifications specifically designed to help students enter the workforce with higher-paying jobs. A Move Toward Credentialing People are questioning the value of a college degree and demonizing college along the way.

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Two ed-tech companies team up with hopes to improve transfer

Parchment

Image: Parchment, a leading digital transcript sharing company, expanded into new territory this week by acquiring Quottly, a company that sells software for course and program sharing, managing dual enrollment, and automating and streamlining transfer agreements. Leaders of the companies say combining their operations—transcript exchanging and credit transfer—can help institutions better handle the many moving parts of the transfer process and make students’ transition from on

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Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions to Host Mid-Program Convening for MSI Aspiring Leaders Program

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Rutgers University Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) will host a Mid-Program Convening for its MSI Aspiring Leaders program in Philadelphia, Pa., for cohort building and skill development. Dr. Marybeth Gasman The event will take place Mar. 24-25. Sessions will cover topics such as balancing athletic and academic priorities, strengthening CVs, presidential fundraising skills, and negotiating presidential salary packages.

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Burnout and Work-Work Balance

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Blog: University of Venus Burnout has been the focus of much of my work life for the last five years—first experiencing it as a tenured faculty member, then writing about it as a researcher and memoirist, and now coaching about and facilitating workshops on it as well as burnout resilience for faculty across the country. In my book Unraveling Faculty Burnout: Pathways to Reckoning and Renewal (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2022), I dive deep into my personal experience and share those of

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Marshall University baseball gifted $10 million—of CARES Act funds

University Business

West Virginia’s governor is honored to play a small part in building Marshall University’s new baseball stadium, but one official believes he is “grossly” misappropriating a huge chunk of COVID-related emergency funding to do so. In a letter to the Treasury Office of the Inspector General , West Virginia Senate Finance Chairman Eric Tarr details Gov.

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What is The Future of RAs? Serve The Needs of Residents Today, Not Yesterday

Roompact

This blog series features different writers responding to the prompt, “What is the future of the RA role?” Guest Post by Brett Connors, Professional Staff Member Three years later, campuses have begun to return to the “normal” operations we blissfully took for granted in January and February 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically changed our lives.

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Dr. Xavier A. Cole Appointed First Person of Color President of Loyola University New Orleans

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Xavier A. Cole will become president of Loyola University New Orleans, effective Jun. 1, making him the first person of color, the first Black person, and second layperson in the role. Dr. Xavier A. Cole Cole is currently vice president for student affairs at Marquette University. Before Marquette, Cole was vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Washington College and assistant vice president at Loyola University Maryland.

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Journal places warning on flawed abuse-homosexuality study

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: Last month, more than 20 years after the Archives of Sexual Behavior published research surveying gay people about whether they were molested as children—and whether they identified as gay before or after—a note appeared online. “A reader alerted the editor-in-chief that there were concerns regarding some of the data,” the four-paragraph note on the article says.

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Emotional stress drives 55% of students to consider withdrawing

University Business

Studying student responses year over year, those who’ve considered withdrawing from classes for at least one semester continue to escalate despite COVID restrictions waning, according to a new report by Gallup and Lumina Foundation. Stressed out and Stopping Out: The Mental Health Crisis in Higher Education finds that among students who’ve considered withdrawing, more than half (55%) are driven by emotional stress, but specifically bachelor’s students, who fare worse at 69%.

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Students of Color May Be Harmed by State-level Need-Based Aid Requirements

Higher Education Today

Title: Students of Color May Be Disproportionately Harmed by States’ Need-Based Aid Eligibility Requirements Source: The Urban Institute Author: Sandy Baum College students who are applying for financial aid are presented with multiple options in state and federal grants. Federal Pell Grants are available to students from low-income backgrounds as determined by the FAFSA.

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Dr. Yolanda Pierce Named Dean of the Vanderbilt University Divinity School

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Yolanda Pierce will become dean of the Vanderbilt University Divinity School, effective Jul. 1, pending board approval. Dr. Yolanda Pierce “During the search process, Yolanda Pierce stood out for her outstanding national leadership at the intersection of religion and public life,” said Dr. C. Cybele Raver, Vanderbilt provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

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Stress is a key deterrent to enrolling in higher education

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: Nearly two-thirds of people who have never enrolled in higher education cite emotional stress as a key deterrent, a new report from Gallup and the Lumina Foundation finds. It is the fourth most commonly cited reason after the cost of higher education (81 percent), inflation (77 percent) and work conflicts (69 percent). More people cited stress than a lack of interest in pursuing a degree (58 percent), feeling unprepared (54 percent), not seeing the value of higher education (51 percent) a

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Cybersecurity Roundtable: Defending Against the New Threats in Higher Ed

University Business

Register Now Date & Time: Thursday, April 27 at 2 pm ET Speakers: MK Palmore, Director, Office of the CISO, Google Cloud; Retired FBI Cybersecurity Executive Helvetiella Longoria, CISO, Florida International University Jon Ford, Senior Practice Leader, Mandiant/Google Cloud; Former FBI Cybersecurity Special Agent New cybersecurity threats to colleges and universities are emerging every day.

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Assistant Professor Featured Among Renowned Artists in Printmaking Exhibition at the DIA

College for Creative Study

Assistant professor and section lead of printmaking at CCS has work on display in an exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) — alongside national and local artists until April 9, 2023. Tyanna Buie has two pieces featured in Printmaking in the Twenty-First Century — “The Front Porch,” a screenprint and “Avalon Village,” a letterpress piece.

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Combating the Illusion of DEI Collusion

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

After reading the article “Another Education Fight Over DEI Emerges…” on CNN.com, a daunting thought came over me. Some faculty in Texas may not be expected to demonstrate proficiency in knowledge transfer. This leaves in question whether it is considered a bona fide qualification or a valued skill. The article seems to make clear that incorporating a DEI statement into the application folio of faculty is not considered necessary.

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House weaponization subcommittee seeks records from universities

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: Disinformation researchers at several U.S. universities are getting swept up in House Republicans’ investigation into the “weaponization” of the federal government. ProPublica reported Wednesday that Ohio representative Jim Jordan, a Republican who chairs the select subcommittee overseeing the investigation, sent requests for information to Stanford University, the University of Washington and Clemson University seeking records related to the moderation of social media c

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Mapping the Ecosystem of Alternative Postsecondary Education Providers

Higher Education Today

By Louis Soares For the past three centuries, slowness has been a feature of American higher education, not a bug. The deliberate pace of knowledge generation, the time-consuming process of peer review, and the glacial rate at which new knowledge is integrated into the curriculum all reflect a respect for truth over expediency. But over. Read more » The post Mapping the Ecosystem of Alternative Postsecondary Education Providers appeared first on Higher Education Today.

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CCS Photography Students Earn Global Recognition in PhotoVogue

College for Creative Study

Three Photography students earn recognition on the elite photography platform PhotoVogue. Senior Brendan Brooks has had the honor of his work being featured twice on PhotoVogue. The first was in October 2022 for his work titled “MoonBurn.” A thought-provoking piece from his series “Carbon, Concrete,” which delves into communication, behavior and expression in response to the bias of fashion and contemporary dress.

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Protests Urge University of Minnesota to Expand Native American Tuition Support Program

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Students and activists protested at the University of Minnesota, demanding the school follow through on promises made to tribal communities. They asked the school to expand a tuition support program that they say few can access, MPR News reported. The Native American Promise Tuition Program – announced in 2021 and began last fall – offers free or reduced tuition based on family income but is limited to enrolled members of Minnesota’s 11 federally recognized tribal nations and requires that the p

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New network calls for spotlight on Black student enrollment

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: A new network of academics, college presidents, bipartisan policy makers and business leaders released a report Wednesday calling attention to a decade-long decline in college enrollment among Black students and its ripple effects on the country. The report details strategies to support these students, and the group also signed on to a national call to action to philanthropists, state and federal lawmakers, campus leaders, and others in which they committed to taking specific steps toward

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The Lasting Effects of COVID-19 on Undergraduate Transfer

Higher Education Today

Title: Transfer and Progress: Fall 2022 Report Authors: Jennifer Causey, Jeremy Cohen, Allyson Gardner, Sarah Karamarkovich, Hee Sun Kim, Shannon Lee, Beatrix Randolph, Mikyung Ryu, and Doug Shapiro Source: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have lasting negative effects on undergraduate student access, enrollment, mobility, and success or degree attainment, particularly.

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Businesswire: insightsoftware Launches Angles Professional for Oracle to Automate Recurring Operational Reports at the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2023

Hanover Research

The expansion addresses major pain points for organizations, including the fact that nearly 90% of professionals face challenges with their reporting tools and rely heavily on IT support. This data is gleaned from a report from insightsoftware and Hanover Research: The Operational Reporting Global Trends Report. The post Businesswire: insightsoftware Launches Angles Professional for Oracle to Automate Recurring Operational Reports at the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2023 appeared first

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The University of Chicago Engages in Faculty Diversity Initiative

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The University of Chicago is partnering with U.S. research universities for an initiative to improve diversity and inclusion in higher education. Dr. Ka Yee C. Lee The initiative comes from university consortium Ivy+ Faculty Advancement Network (FAN), of which UChicago is the host institution. FAN members include Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, Stanford

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New FAFSA won't launch until December

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: The new version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid won’t be available to students until December, the Education Department confirmed this week. The department’s Office of Federal Student Aid released a road map outlining key dates and milestones over the next several months, ending with the launch of the new application in December.

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Four Ways to Incorporate Restorative Practices into your Work

Roompact

This post is one in a series about integrating Restorative Practices into a model for residential learning. Start with the introduction as a primer and explore posts on other strategies you can utilize with a restorative lens. | Introduction | Roommate Agreements | Floor Meetings & Circles | Curriculum Development | Residential Curriculum | Intentional.

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Middle and High School PBL: 10 Earth Day Project Idea Driving Questions?

Experiential Learning Depot

Are you looking for an awesome way to engage middle and high school students in Earth Day? Take a look at these Earth Day project idea driving questions. Give Earth Day an exciting and real-world twist with project-based learning! Earth Day is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about how your students can not only learn about Earth Day and the Earth itself but also examine and act upon the role that they play in keeping a clean and healthy planet.

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JACKIE K. BROCKINGTON JR.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Jackie K. Brockington Jr. Jackie K. Brockington Jr. has been appointed registrar at Delaware State University. Brockington served as the associate dean of enrollment services for York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance and an MBA, both from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

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How Gross Inequalities in Institutional Wealth Distort the Higher Education Ecosystem and Shortchange the Vast Majority of Middle- and Lower-Income Undergraduates

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Blog: Higher Ed Gamma Ask yourself: Would the $20 million gift that Bloomberg Philanthropies gave to Princeton in 2021 to support the university’s first-generation and low-income students have a greater impact at Tougaloo College, an HBCU with a $10 million endowment? The very question—posed by educational historian Bruce A. Kimball and Sarah M.

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ResEdChat Ep 24: Rachel Aho on Giving Constructive Feedback

Roompact

In this episode of Roompact's ResEdChat, Rachel talks with Dustin about the value of creating environments that encourage staff and students to give and receive constructive feedback to one another. Rachel shares advice for those who may feel reticent about doing this and some helpful resources to explore as well. If you have a topic idea or want to engage in the community discussion, use the hashtag #ResEdChat.

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How to Detect and Respond to Bot Attacks in Higher Education

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Lately, artificial intelligence chatbots like ChatGPT are getting all the attention, but there’s another type of bot posing an immediate and serious threat to your university’s cybersecurity. Old-school bots are pieces of malware that infiltrate your environment and infect devices on your networks. Attackers can then remotely control the bots on those devices to steal data and launch a staggering variety of additional attacks directed at either other university systems or third parties.

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Earlham College Senior Selected as Watson Fellow

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Earlham College senior Marisol Cora-Cruz has been selected as one of 42 U.S. undergraduates for the Watson Fellowship for the 2023-24 academic year, making her the 44th person from Earlham to be chosen. Marisol Cora Cruz The fellowship – from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation – gives those selected a $40,000 stipend for independent international travel and research.

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House hearing highlights partisan divides over student loans

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: House Republicans who want to stop President Biden’s student loan policies used a hearing Thursday to outline why they think those policies are harmful to the economy and what changes they would prefer. Utah representative Burgess Owens, a Republican who chairs the House Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee, focused his first hearing of the new Congress on examining the implications of the Biden administration’s student loan policies for students and taxpaye