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Reflection and Sense of Connection and Caring Between Faculty and Students

The Scholarly Teacher

Katie Morales , Tanner Health System School of Nursing University of West Georgia Cindy Johnson , Tanner Health System School of Nursing University of West Georgia Key Statement: Reflection can create connection and caring between faculty and students, enhance learning and success, and promote collaborative professional encounters. Keywords: Reflection, Connection, Caring Introduction The authors are nursing faculty at a large public university and a private liberal arts college in the Southeast

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Educators as Co-Conspirators in Decolonizing Education for Black Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Many educators come to the profession because they have a passion and commitment to help students succeed. However, the complexities of education often get in the way of successfully advocating for Black students in a way that is impactful and transformative. For example, some states have banned books due to race and gender, which can put educators at odds with non-discriminatory policies.

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Survey Finds Employer Confidence in College Grads

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Survey Finds Employer Confidence in College Grads kathryn.palmer… Thu, 11/30/2023 - 03:00 AM American Association of Colleges and Universities report finds employers see value in degrees and favor graduates who’ve been exposed to a wide range of viewpoints.

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Employers believe college degrees prepare workers, are worth the cost

University Business

The public’s confidence in higher education has taken a considerable hit this year, thanks to students’ rocky ride through the pandemic. While some Americans may still find value in a degree, many do not believe it’s worth the cost or time. This perception has even trickled down to higher education’s next generation of incoming first-year students.

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20 step guide for implementing Outcome-Based Education

Creatrix Campus

20 step guide for implementing Outcome-Based Education admin Wed, 11/29/2023 - 07:24 In a fast-paced educational realm, Outcome-Based Education (OBE) emerges as the catalyst for student success. According to a recent survey by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, institutions adopting OBE witness a remarkable 25% increase in student engagement and a transformative 15% surge in graduation rates.

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Survey: Majority of Employers Express Confidence in Higher Ed

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The majority of employers still view a college degree as being worth it, according to a national survey from The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Dr. Ashley Finley The survey – conducted online in May 2023 in partnership with Morning Consult – asked 1,010 employers – hiring managers and executives – about their views on the value of a college education and preparedness of incoming graduates into the workforce.

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Professor Says Spelman Raised Students’ Grades, Fired Him

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Professor Says Spelman Raised Students’ Grades, Fired Him Ryan Quinn Tue, 11/28/2023 - 03:00 AM Former tenure-track faculty member says the college inflated students’ grades and axed him after he complained. Some say that violates academic freedom.

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The College President’s Role During Times of Crisis

Higher Education Today

By Devorah Lieberman As we approach the end of 2023, in an era marked by heightened challenges around the world, it has never been more important for university presidents to serve as steadfast institutional leaders during times of crisis. Case in point: the COVID-19 pandemic tested every president and every campus beginning in March 2020. Read more » The post The College President’s Role During Times of Crisis appeared first on Higher Education Today.

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Report Provides Frank Data on Black PhD Holders in STEM Fields

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Over the past year, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and RTI International have engaged in a study of Black and Hispanic individuals who have achieved PhD degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. Only 3.8% of people who earned these doctoral degrees from 2010–20 were Black Americans. The debt load of those who did is disproportionately high.

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Black Scientists with STEM PhDs Face Deep Disparities

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Black Scientists with STEM PhDs Face Deep Disparities Sara Weissman Mon, 11/27/2023 - 03:00 AM A new report finds they disproportionately carry large amounts of student loan debt, among other disparities faced by STEM doctoral grads of color.

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How community engagement is helping these colleges develop student career readiness

University Business

Colleges and universities itching to strengthen their students’ workforce readiness may seek to partner with employers. If Amazon or Google are still out of reach, institutions may already be sitting on a goldmine: community and regional nonprofits. Employers are keen to believe that c ollege graduates lack the necessary soft skills to contribute to their workforce.

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Best of ASCILITE 2023

Higher Education Whisperer

The Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, Photo by Klajban, CC BY-SA 4.0,via Wikimedia CommonsAustralasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education ASCILITE 2023 Conference starts next week at the Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre.

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Miami Dade College: A Hispanic Serving Institution Documenting “Servingness” through Community Engagement

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In today's rapidly evolving world, the role of colleges and universities extends beyond the traditional boundaries of teaching and research. They are increasingly recognizing the importance of community engagement in fostering civic responsibility, addressing societal challenges, and enriching the educational experience for students. One of the most prominent frameworks for assessing and promoting community engagement in higher education is the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagemen

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College Completion Rates Remain Stagnant

Confessions of a Community College Dean

College Completion Rates Remain Stagnant Liam Knox Thu, 11/30/2023 - 03:00 AM After years of incremental but steady growth, six-year completion rates have been at a standstill since 2020. Is pandemic hangover to blame, or something bigger?

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Black enrollment is up at this university thanks to this service that aids student belonging

University Business

As vital as institutions’ support services are to cultivating student belonging, many miss the mark , especially among Black students and other persons of color. Thanks in part to feeling a lack of belonging, Black students have lower six-year college completion rates , according to the Lumina Foundation. However, a new study out of California State University, Northridge illustrates that minority and underresourced students introduced to a third-party peer connection tool improved their r

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Batteries Included: Future of Neighborhood Batteries in Australia Conference

Higher Education Whisperer

Greetings from the 2nd Future of Neighborhood Batteries in Australia conference, at the Australian National University in Canberra. The event started with what we didn't know, which is if neighborhood batteries would "scale", that is with lots of them.

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Only Within Their Own Institutions, Are Black Scholars without Honor!

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

“A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown.” Mark 6:4b, NLT The above sacred text claim, situates the critical analysis that we will make within this opinion-editorial (Op-Ed). Explicitly, we embellish the ancient writing found in the book of Mark, by arguing that Black scholars can receive external awards, external funding, external fellowships, external organizational appointments, external invitations to deliver keynotes, and external recognition from peers for the holis

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Biden Administration to Take Another Swing at Accreditation Rules

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Biden Administration to Take Another Swing at Accreditation Rules Katherine Knott Wed, 11/29/2023 - 03:00 AM Negotiations next spring will address state authorization and the definition of distance education but won’t consider use of third-party servicers.

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Defining First-Generation College Students

Higher Education Today

Title: First-Generation Status in Context, Part One: Trends in Parental Education and Family Structures Over Time Authors: Brian Heseung Kim, Elyse Armstrong, Mark Freeman, and Trent Kajikawa Source: Common App A new research brief from the Common App analyzes how small changes in defining first-generation status can significantly reshape this priority student population.

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Alum Michael Carney reflects on his time at the Society of Arts and Crafts to leave a legacy for future CCS students

College for Creative Study

When Michael Carney attended what was then known as the Society of Arts and Crafts from 1968 to 1972, things were a bit … different. The Yamasaki building anchored campus — the Kresge-Ford Building wouldn’t be completed until 1975, the same year the school’s name was changed to Center for Creative Studies-College of Art and Design. For Carney and his classmates, the Detroit Institute of Arts served as an auxiliary space of the school, both intellectually and socially.

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The Rev. Al Sharpton and Artist Al B. Sure! Partner in Effort to Reverse Coverage Change for Organ Rejection Tests

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Civil rights leader and TV host the Rev. Al Sharpton and musician and radio host Al B. Sure!, champion of the organ transplant patient community, are partnering to restore Medicare coverage for tests to detect early signs of organ rejection. The Rev. Al Sharpton Together, they have established the national Healthy Equity in Transplantation Coalition, with Al B!

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Columbia Chicago Faculty Strike Hits One-Month Mark

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Columbia Chicago Faculty Strike Hits One-Month Mark Ryan Quinn Thu, 11/30/2023 - 03:00 AM The uncommonly long walkout by part-time instructors at the arts-focused institution is roiling not just them but students and their full-time peers.

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Roompact is Hiring Part-Time Bloggers for 2024…

Roompact

We’re hiring! If you or someone you know is an amazing writer with a housing and residence life background, take a look at our new Freelance Content Contributor position. We’re hiring for four of these positions. Applications close on January 31, 2024. Interviews will be in February with an expected start date of March. See.

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China influencing leading British universities, documentary claims

The Guardian Higher Education

Channel 4’s Dispatches claims University of Nottingham closed school under Beijing pressure and Imperial College professor collaborated on AI Leading British universities have been influenced by Chinese agents, with diplomatic and unofficial pressure resulting in censorship on campus, according to a Channel 4 documentary. The Dispatches documentary, Secrets and Power: China in the UK, alleges that the University of Nottingham closed its School of Contemporary Chinese Studies in 2016 in response

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Report: National Six-Year College Completion Rates Stalling

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The U.S.’s national college completion rate has remained stagnant, with rates even falling for some populations, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC). Dr. Doug Shapiro The Completing College 2023 report – the 12th report in the series – tracked and illustrates trends in six-year college completion rates, both on a national and state-by-state basis.

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Emory Ph.D. Student Workers Unionize, Join Organizing Wave

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Emory University Ph.D. student workers have voted to unionize, the National Labor Relations Board announced Tuesday. The vote was 909 to 73, the agency said. Emory’s provost, Ravi V. Bellamkonda, sent Ph.D. students a memo Tuesday saying the university “respects the outcome of the vote, and we are committed to bargaining in good faith with the Union as your representative consistent with our mission, vision and values.

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We Create The Culture In Our Residence Life Environments

Roompact

How are you thinking about your impact on your university’s environment? What about your university’s environment and its impact on your students? As Residence Life professionals, we often focus solely on the environments that we actively create in our own buildings. However, the campus environment is a complex and nuanced factor in a college student’s.

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Insufficient cybersecurity staffing is hurting higher ed’s ability to protect itself, report shows

University Business

Higher education and related sectors have increasingly become vulnerable sources for cybercriminals to exploit. One crime syndicate exploited over 900 institutions this year , compromising individuals’ Social Security numbers, birthdates and school records. And as of 2018, ransomware attacks have cost the education sector more than $50 billion.

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Morehouse School of Medicine Looks to Disrupt Health Inequities

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

At Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), disrupting and erasing health disparities is more than just part of their mission statement. Health equity is something MSM leaders, faculty members, and students work toward every day. Morehouse School of Medicine President and CEO Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice and other experts are excited about the $2 million donation from the Croel Family Foundation for the development of the David Satcher Global Health Equity Institute at the school.

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Recruiting to Campuses Far, Far Away

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Recruiting to Campuses Far, Far Away Liam Knox Tue, 11/28/2023 - 03:00 AM Demographic shifts and funding woes have led a diverse and growing array of colleges to hire recruiters who live and work hundreds of miles from campus. Is it worth it?

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Improving Transfer Outcomes: New Insights to Guide Institutional Partnerships and State Policy

Higher Education Today

Title: 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 Authors: Nathan Sotherland, Kevin Stange, and Jordan Matsudaira Source: U.S. Department of Education New analysis of federal data by the U.S.

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Bristol University decides not to rename buildings linked to slavery

The Guardian Higher Education

Institution will remove Edward Colston’s insignia from its logo and set up £10m racial inequalities fund The University of Bristol has decided against retitling its buildings that are named after people with links to the transatlantic slave trade, but has pledged £10m to help address racial inequalities over the next decade. At the end of a year-long consultation, which centred on whether seven university buildings should be renamed, the university acknowledged not everyone would be pleased with

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MELINDA SPAULDING CHEVALIER

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Melinda Spaulding Chevalier Melinda Spaulding Chevalier has been named vice president for public affairs at Rice University in Houston. She served as vice president of communications and advancement at Texas Southern University. Spaulding Chevalier holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Howard University.

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Worries of Harm Lead to Scientific Censorship

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Worries of Harm Lead to Scientific Censorship Johanna Alonso Wed, 11/29/2023 - 03:00 AM The authors of a new paper make recommendations for reducing scientific censorship by improving transparency in the publication of academic research.

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ResEdChat Ep 56: Authenticity, Adaptability, and Support: Having Effective 1:1’s with Student Staff

Roompact

In this episode of Roompact's ResEdChat, Crystal engages in conversation with Camille (Mimi) Sullivan, an Associate Director of Residential Education at Sonoma State University. They delve into the art of conducting effective one-on-one meetings with RAs. Mimi offers invaluable insights on the content of these meetings, the optimal frequency for conducting them, and strategies for rebounding from a "challenging" one-on-one session.

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Letting academics look after students

Higher Education Whisperer

Professor Andrew NortonIn his blog, Andrew Norton has warned of "growing threats to academic decision making" from an interventionist approach to higher education by government. He worries about "micromanaged allocations of student places". One example is new business start-up programs, with specified course content. I am not as worried as Professor Norton about this.

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Contemplating the Past and Future of Historically White Colleges and Universities

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

When comedian Kenan Thompson provided his impersonation of coach Deion Sanders on a recent presentation of Saturday Night Live, he may not have intended to introduce a variation on the vernacular that’s generally used within academic communities, but that’s exactly what happened. After a reference was made to Jackson State University as an Historically Black College or University (HBCU), Thompson made a parallel observation about Harvard University as an Historically White College or University