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Higher Education Can Connect Diverse Students to Lucrative, Technical Careers

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Technical jobs are receiving fewer applications from younger generations. According to Handshake, a network of institutions and employers that helps connect students with early career opportunities, trade careers saw 49% fewer applications in 2022 than 2020. Applications for jobs like automotive technicians or respiratory therapists went from an average of 10 applications each to only five.

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My 2023 “Tech Cleanse” Has Begun

Will Richardson

Goodbye Twitter. Goodbye Chrome. Neither was easy. I was there for early-Twitter, and it was love-hate from the beginning. I loved the ease, the networking, the linking, and, yes, the learning. I hated the fact that I knew blogging in the way that I’d been practicing it for about a decade at that point was done for. “Micro-blogging” didn’t leave space for deep thought, complex ideas, and extended attention.

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Academic experts offer advice on ChatGPT

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: Ever since the chat bot ChatGPT burst into public view in late 2022, students, professors and administrators have been woozy from a chaotic cocktail of excitement, uncertainty and fear. The bot writes poems, sonnets and essays. It also serves as a convincing debate partner on a seemingly unlimited number of subjects. Given that the natural language model earned passing scores on the evidence and torts portion of the bar exam, among other feats, some in academe fret that the technology may

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What Is a Metaversity, and Should You Create One on Your Campus?

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

The stuff of science fiction isn’t nearly as far away as it once seemed. The speed of progress in tech continues to change higher education at a dramatic pace. Ideas that seemed far-fetched three years ago, like earning a four-year college degree solely by completing courses online and without ever meeting a professor in person, are now fairly common practice.

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Spaces of Belonging: Schools Look to Design to Help First-Gen Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Over half of undergraduate students in the U.S. are the first in their family to attend an institution of higher learning. These first-generation students are likelier than their peers to be from minoritized backgrounds, to face economic challenges, and to juggle jobs and families in addition to school. And they may be less familiar with the “hidden curriculum”—the implicit norms and knowledge that help students navigate college life.

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Female students lag behind males in college readiness, concludes a national survey

University Business

Female high school graduates are less prepared—and feel less informed—to confidently enter college or choose a career path, concludes the latest report from YouScience, the leading college and career readiness company. The report gathered information from 500 graduated students from the classes of 2019 to 2022 and asked them questions about their exposure to college readiness resources in high school and how confident they were in taking the next step.

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Manhattanville cuts tenured faculty, freezes programs

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y., laid off eight tenured and tenure-track faculty members and froze various programs last month, citing realignment of academics with changing student demands. “Manhattanville is continuously monitoring, evaluating, and seeking to understand and adjust the academic curriculum and overall campus life to the needs of today’s students,” Louise Feroe, interim president, said in a related announcement.

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Higher Ed Prepares to Celebrate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Kelisha B. Graves remembers being a young student in public school, looking forward to the third Monday of every January as a day off. “Every King holiday is a day out of school, without intentional reflection,” said Graves. “At The King Center, we always say that the King holiday is a day on, not a day off. It’s a day of not just reflection but concrete action.

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Here is where all 50 state university systems rank on ROI—and why

University Business

When it comes to accelerating ROI for students on price and outcomes, an abundance of career-oriented majors and thriving technical colleges are essentials for campus leaders. A new analysis ranks the return on investment of all 50 state public university systems by comparing tuition and other financial factors to the increase in lifetime income that graduates earn from their degrees. “While some state college systems succeed in moving large numbers of students into the middle class, other

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Students should refuse remedial placements (opinion)

Confessions of a Community College Dean

A growing number of community college systems, in California , Florida , Louisiana , Tennessee , Texas , New York City and elsewhere, have stopped requiring students to take remedial courses before they can enroll in college-level courses—the long-standing model for remedial education. With this policy change, states have lifted a significant barrier to college progress that affects millions of students and disproportionately impacts first-generation and low-income students and students of

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How to Design Spaces for Flexible Learning

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

College and university campuses have a dilemma: With hybrid and remote learning becoming common at most institutions, physical learning spaces are looking worse for wear as students debate the value of even attending classes in person. These days, stepping into a room filled with dozens of students facing forward and staring at a lecturing professor feels somewhat like attending a Zoom meeting in less comfortable clothes — and that’s far from the experience students are hoping for.

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Despite Probation, Saint Augustine's University is Looking Forward

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Even though Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) in Raleigh, NC has been placed on probation by the accrediting agency The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), SAU President Dr. Christine McPhail isn’t slowing down. Dr. Christine McPhail, president of Saint Augustine's University, “Nobody wants probation, but I’m a seasoned administrator with multiple decades of experience in the area,” said McPhail.

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Mental health remains the top concern for students

University Business

A new survey organized by the virtual health service provider TimelyMD has concluded that mental health ranks as students’ top stressor, the second consecutive survey to do so. The survey was completed by 1,200 students from various backgrounds. This is the second consecutive survey to cite mental health as college students’ biggest concern, this survey being marginally higher (50%) than the last survey (49%), which was conducted in August 2022.

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Amid backlash, Stanford removes "harmful language" list

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: “This website contains language that is offensive or harmful,” a Stanford University Elimination of Harmful Language Initiative website stated in December. “Please engage with this website at your own pace.” The initiative, published by the university’s CIO Council and People of Color in Technology affinity group, sought to eliminate racist, violent and biased language in Stanford websites and code.

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Capacity Building for Shared Equity Leadership

Higher Education Today

By Jordan Harper, Natsumi Ueda, and Elizabeth Holcombe Join us for a webinar Jan. 31 to discuss our upcoming report on capacity building for Shared Equity Leadership. Register here. Over the past three years, the American Council on Education (ACE) and the University of Southern California (USC) have been working together to study new ways. Read more » The post Capacity Building for Shared Equity Leadership appeared first on Higher Education Today.

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Emory Replaced Loans with Grants for Over 1,500 More Students Last Fall, University Announces

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

An additional 1,600-1,700 students at Emory University received grants and scholarships instead of loans in their financial aid packages this fall, the Atlanta-based institution announced recently, more than doubling the number of undergraduates expected to finish school with limited or no debt. The increase is due to the expansion of the university’s Emory Advantage program, which replaces loans with grants for students from low and middle-income families, to every student receiving need-based

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HBCUs are getting creative to meet growing student housing demand

University Business

Historically Black colleges and universities have been embroiled in a student housing crisis for decades. Now, some are getting creative to address the problem. Just in time for the fall 2023 semester, Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, will transform dozens of shipping containers into dorm rooms, forming a small residential community that will house 98 students, university Executive Vice President Jens Frederiksen told NBC News.

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Why bringing back the F is key to improving student success (opinion)

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Teaching Today Faculty members today too rarely recognize a significant impediment to student success: students’ own refusal—not inability—to simply do the work, writes Louis Haas. Job Tags: FACULTY JOBS Ad keywords: teachinglearning Section: Teaching and Learning Editorial Tags: Teaching Show on Jobs site: Image Source: IcemanJ/istock/getty images plus Image Size: Thumbnail-horizontal Is this diversity newsletter?

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6 ways leaders are rethinking their student affairs organizational charts in 2023

EAB

Blogs. 6 ways leaders are rethinking their student affairs organizational charts in 2023. Between a pandemic, a national racial reckoning, and increasing challenges to the higher education business model, student affairs leaders have spent the past few years looking for ways to innovate and collaborate more effectively across the cabinet. One avenue leaders have explored to do so is changing their org chart: moving units, combining units, or setting up dual reporting lines.

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Georgian Court University Boasts Women-Led Majority Leadership

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

At Georgian Court University (GCU), women leaders are the norm. The private Roman Catholic university boasts a leadership of majority women, with women leading all four of the school's academic schools as deans. Dr. Janice Warner GCU’s four academic deans now are: Dr. Mary Chinery, d ean of the School of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Jennifer Edmonds, dean of the School of Business & Digital Media; Dr.

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Lecturers urged to review assessments in UK amid concerns over new AI tool

The Guardian Higher Education

ChatGPT is capable of producing high-quality essays with minimal human input ChatGPT: what can the extraordinary artificial intelligence chatbot do? Lecturers at UK universities have been urged to review the way in which their courses are assessed amid concerns that students are already using a potent new AI tool capable of producing high-quality essays with minimal human input.

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As COVID evolves, so do campus policies

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: On Jan. 5, Tufts University dropped its requirement that students receive the bivalent COVID-19 booster in order to attend classes in person or live on campus. The Somerville, Mass., university had been one of only a few dozen institutions to require the latest booster after it became available in September; students were initially told to upload proof of vaccination by Jan. 1, 2023, but that deadline was pushed back to Jan. 31 just over a month ago before being scrapped altogether.

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Art Practice Alumnus Craig Nowak Talks About Creating Art with the Community Through Gesher Human Services’ Creative Expressions Program

College for Creative Study

The post Art Practice Alumnus Craig Nowak Talks About Creating Art with the Community Through Gesher Human Services’ Creative Expressions Program appeared first on College for Creative Studies.

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Association for the Study of African American Life and History to Host Third Annual Black History Month Festival

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) will host a series of events as part of its Third Annual Black History Month Festival this year. The theme for this year is Black resistance. “Black Resistance has taken many forms throughout history. As the late Congressman John Lewis advised, ‘Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble,’” said ASALH officials.

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Meet the people who took an evening class… and changed their life

The Guardian Higher Education

Whether you are stuck in a rut or have ambitions you’d still like to pursue, adult education gives you a second chance. Six people tell Michael Segalov how taking a course inspired them I studied biology in Iraq for my undergraduate degree and worked in a pathology lab. In my 20s, I fled the place where I was born and raised, when Islamic State were advancing.

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Why we need better data on faculty diversity (opinion)

Confessions of a Community College Dean

An excellent and diverse faculty is vital to individual colleges and universities and to our communities, states, nation and globe. A diverse faculty brings diverse perspectives, and these diverse perspectives enhance teaching and advising, research and scholarship, clinical practice, and engagement with the community and world. Yet, at most U.S. colleges and universities, the faculty is less diverse than the students.

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Why Institutions Need to Raise the Bar for Student Support

University Business

Colleges and universities are facing significant enrollment and retention headwinds, putting future sustainability and growth at risk. As students question the price tag and time commitment associated with attaining a degree, higher ed institutions need to raise the bar and provide next-level student support to survive in this new era of competition.

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How Universities Can Support Undocumented Students as Federal Policies Continue to Threaten Them

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Immigrant high school students without citizenship or permanent residency in the U.S. are often told by high school counselors and colleges that they do not have many options for higher education. Known to many as Dreamers, DACA recipients, and undocumented students, it’s easy for them to slip through the cracks without getting the educational support or resources they deserve.

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Podcast: Podcasts in Education with Emily O’Reilly & Andrew Strankman – Part 1 (52 mins)

Teaching Matters Online Learning

In this episode, Dr Emily O’Reilly and alumnus Andrew Strankman from the School of Biomedical Sciences discuss their fantastic research project on podcasting in education, funded by the Principal’s Teaching Awards Scheme. This is the first in a two-part conversation facilitated by Teaching Matters’ Eric Berger, which allows Emily and Andrew to reflect on the […].

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Author discusses her new book on grant-writing

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: Landing a grant is essential for many faculty members—grants support their work and likely signal to their superiors that this is a faculty member to nurture. But securing a grant may be difficult for many, especially those who haven’t applied for grants before. Enter The Grant Writing Guide: A Road Map to Success (Princeton University Press) by Betty S.

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National Day of Racial Healing begins to pick up traction as schools pledge to participate

University Business

Marking the seventh annual National Day of Racial Healing on January 17, some colleges across the country are hosting events to cultivate an action plan against systemic racism. “The National Day of Racial Healing is a time to contemplate our shared values and create the blueprint together for #HowWeHeal from the effects of racism,” stated Ohio State University’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on their website.” It is an opportunity to bring ALL people togethe

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NC A&T to Host 63rd Annual Sit-in Anniversary Breakfast and Wreath Laying in Honor of the A&T Four

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) will host the 63rd Annual Sit-in Anniversary Breakfast and Wreath Laying at 7 a.m. on Feb. 1 in honor of the A&T Four, the four NC A&T students who started a national movement by sitting in protest at a department store lunch counter in 1960. The four are Jibreel Khazan (formerly Ezell Blair Jr.), Gen.

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Review: Acer XB273 LCD Is Designed for Dedicated Performance Gaming

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Collegiate esports is a big deal on many campuses these days, with many schools offering programs ranging from competitive teams to full degrees in fields such as game design and broadcasting. And unlike most traditional sports, there is no barrier to entry for players based on their physical size or natural athleticism. Plus, both men and women can compete together on the same teams and within the same leagues.

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China fails in effort to get top expatriates to return

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: China’s most prominent talent-recruitment program is still failing to lure “top” global scientists back to the country, a study has found. Established in 2010 as a key pillar of Beijing’s Thousand Talents Program, the Young Thousand Talents (YTT) initiative seeks to recruit science and technology experts from abroad, especially among Chinese expatriates.

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‘Art makes a person broader’: what sculptor Ruth Asawa knew that Rishi Sunak doesn’t

The Guardian Higher Education

The British PM may believe that compulsory maths is the key to education – but Asawa showed a different path, armed with little more than flour and water ‘Art will make people better, more highly skilled in thinking and improving whatever business or occupation one goes into. It makes a person broader.” So proclaimed Ruth Asawa in 1976. Born 50 years earlier, she was a US artist hailed for her cocoon-like sculptures made from interlocking, silvery wires that hang from the ceiling and evoke womb-

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CUNY Replaces Stand-Alone Traditional Remedial Courses with Corequisite Course Model

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Starting this fall, the City University of New York (CUNY) has replaced traditional remedial math and English courses with more equitable “corequisite” courses, an accomplishment in CUNY’s seven-year effort. Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez Corequisite courses give students academic support to help them succeed; count toward degree requirements; and, unlike non-credit bearing remedial courses, count for academic credits.

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Navigating Growth in the New Year

Biola

Why do we desire fresh starts and growth? The Bible shows us that we were created with a desire to learn and grow. In Genesis, God says to Adam and Eve, “be fruitful and multiply.” Jesus models learning from a young age as we see him listening and.

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