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Tenure Survives in Texas; DEI Offices Do Not

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Tenure Survives in Texas; DEI Offices Do Not Featured Image at Top of Article Texas Senate.

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Dr. Badia Ahad Named Dean of Oxford College at Emory University

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Badia Ahad will become dean of Oxford College at Emory University, effective Aug. 1. Dr. Badia Ahad Ahad is currently vice provost for faculty affairs and professor of English at Loyola University Chicago. “I think my most important role as dean will be to ensure that students, faculty and staff have the tools and the resources that they need to be and to do their best,” Ahad said.

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Warning: Cell Phone Dependence Can Negate the Value of Engaged Learning

The Scholarly Teacher

Todd Zakrajsek Director, ITLC Lilly Conferences & Associate Professor UNC-Chapel Hill Key Statement: Decreased social interaction due to a focus on devices is challenging personally, academically, and professionally. Keywords: Phubbing, Social, Focus Smartphones have immense value. We can see distant family members in real time, check world news anywhere, and post minute-by-minute photos of our vacation for friends to see.

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Uplifting 2SLGBTQIA+ Leaders in Higher Education

Dr. Josie Ahlquist

Welcome to Pride Month, a time of celebration, reflection, and activism for the 2Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, +(2SLGBTQIA+) community and its allies. The importance of Pride extends beyond parades and festivities. It serves as a reminder of the ongoing struggles faced by the 2SLGBTQIA+, including transphobia, biphobia, homophobia.

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How Learning Analytics Impacts Higher Education

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Analytics have taken hold in modern American society, with so-called Big Data helping to disrupt everything from politics and baseball to the ads you’re being fed on this very browser. Collecting, interpreting and disseminating data is not a revolutionary concept. Yet, as technology has allowed for information to be gathered and digested more quickly and easily, the field of data analytics has grown tremendously, a trend that is expected to continue.

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Undocumented Immigrants will be Eligible for Free Tuition under New Minnesota Program

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Minnesota students who are undocumented immigrants will be eligible for the state's new tuition-free college program , Axios reported. Sen. Omar Fateh The "North Star Promise" aims to cover tuition at two- or four-year schools in the University of Minnesota or Minnesota State systems for those whose families make $80,000 or less a year. "We want to make sure that when we're expanding opportunities for everybody, we're doing it for all Minnesotans, regardless of background, regardless of their do

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Only 7 U.S. universities make THE’s sustainability impact rankings’ top 100 list

University Business

When it comes to academia, no other country holds a candle to colleges and universities in the U.S. However, one ranking seems to have discovered this country’s weak spot: sustainability. The 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings assesses universities worldwide for their commitment to sustainability efforts in research, stewardship, outreach and teaching based on metrics provided by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Upgrading Stadium Wi-Fi Connects Fans to Their Universities

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

More than 37 million people attended college football games in 2022. That’s a full rebound from pre-pandemic levels and a reminder to university administrators and IT leaders that the ecosystems that develop on game days can be as challenging to manage as the campus itself. The largest venues in higher education can fit more than 100,000 fans, and the capacity even medium-sized football stadiums can dwarf entire campus enrollments.

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Clark Atlanta University and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Launch Institute, to Host Convening

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) have launched the NCBCP Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Institute for Leadership, Civic Engagement, Economic Empowerment and Social Justice (NCBCP TWD Jr. Institute) at CAU. Part of the launch will be a 2-day event – May 31-Jun. 1 in Atlanta – to bring together leaders in civil rights, economic, labor, education, environmental, youth, and social justice to share strategies and research, build coalitions and col

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6 Quotes from Ted Lasso That Speak To Residence Life Pros

Roompact

As we say goodbye to Ted Lasso, we thought it only appropriate we revisit some quotes from the show. There’s a reason why this show is so popular, particularly among student affairs and residence life folk, it speaks to our authentic hopes and wishes for our students and the values we try to uphold in.

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Reproof and Redemption in a Title IX Review

Confessions of a Community College Dean

After a string of scandals over California State University leaders’ handling of sexual misconduct allegations, an external review found the system’s Title IX procedures to be “insufficient” and “unreliable.” When California State University chancellor Joseph I. Castro resigned last spring amid accusations that he mishandled sexual misconduct allegations against a colleague during his tenure as president of Fresno State, CSU’s Board of Trustees ordered a full external review of the system’s Titl

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Higher Ed Reimagined: Laptops Give Dual-Credit Students Technology Skills for the Workforce

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

At the College of Lake County’s Advanced Technology Center, dual-credit high school students receive hands-on experience with the latest manufacturing technology that supports Industry 4.0. But just as important as the industrial technology experience the students receive is the exposure to software they’ll see in the workforce. While the students do have experience using devices at their high schools, the laptops the College of Lake County provides come equipped with programs like Microsoft 365

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NCAA Sponsors 2023 Black Student Athlete Summit and Names Champions of Diversity and Inclusion

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Student-athletes, professionals, and athletic influencers convened at the 2023 Black Student Athlete Summit. The Eight HBCU Student-Athlete Fellows The four-day event – the NCAA Department of Inclusion, Education, and Community Engagement (IECE) was a sponsor – was hosted by The University of Southern California. It featured corporate recruiting; presentations; engagement activities; and sessions on topics such as mental health, performance and success in life; and brand development.

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We Ask ChatGPT: What are the Similarities Between Drag Queens and Resident Assistants?

Roompact

What does the future of AI-based technology hold? We’re doing a little experiment, specifically with the AI chat-bot, ChatGPT. This post is part of a series where we ask ChatGPT interesting, unusual, or just plain fun questions related to residence life and college student housing. All answers were generated by the AI. At the end.

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10 benefits of using the curriculum mapping system

Creatrix Campus

10 benefits of using the curriculum mapping system admin Thu, 06/01/2023 - 20:48 Colleges and universities are now more challenged than ever to raise student attainment levels. As educators it is necessary to give students the best education we can, giving them the abilities and information they need to succeed. Implementing an effective curriculum mapping system is crucial for achieving this.

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Associate Professor Kim Harty and alumna April Wagner (CR ‘96) talk to WXYZ about the upcoming Glass Art Society Conference being held at CCS

College for Creative Study

The post Associate Professor Kim Harty and alumna April Wagner (CR ‘96) talk to WXYZ about the upcoming Glass Art Society Conference being held at CCS appeared first on College for Creative Studies.

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Dr. Koffi C. Akakpo Appointed President of Kentucky State University

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Koffi C. Akakpo will become president of Kentucky State University, effective Jul. 1. Dr. Koffi Akakpo Most recently, Akakpo has served as the president and CEO of Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC). Previously, he was vice president for business, administrative, and student services, COO, and chief student services officer at North Central State College (NCSC); and director of academic financial planning & management at Central State University.

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Stony Brook University to receive $500 Million, an uncommonly large gift

University Business

Stony Brook University, a public school on Long Island, received a donation of $500 million on Thursday from a foundation formed by an alumnus and a former faculty member, making it the recipient of one of the largest gifts to a university in American history. The donation, which will go toward the school’s endowment, will also trigger another $200 million injection of public funds under a donation matching program passed as part of the New York State budget in April.

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3 considerations for prison education programs

EAB

Blogs 3 considerations for prison education programs What you need to know ahead of July’s restoration of Second Chance Pell grants Given the restoration of Pell Grant funding for incarcerated students expected in July 2023 , many institutions are beginning to develop plans for Prison Education Programs (PEPs). However, before building new programs, institutions should carefully consider the needs of this population as well as the regulatory requirements intended to protect them from predatory p

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Turnitin’s AI Detector: Higher-Than-Expected False Positives

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Turnitin’s AI writing–detection tool has a higher false positive rate than the company originally asserted, according to Annie Chechitelli, the company’s chief product officer.

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South Dakota Governor Calls on Regents Board to Ban Drag Shows

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has opened a hotline for complaints about colleges in the state and is calling on the state higher education governing board to ban drag shows, NBC News reported. Gov. Kristi Noem The Republican governor said in a letter to the South Dakota Board of Regents that states have allowed “liberal ideologies to poison their colleges and universities.

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Existential threat: Students worry AI will replace their skills and knowledge

University Business

Artificial intelligence is unavoidable on today’s college campuses, and its proximity to higher education is only getting closer. While first scrambling to come to grips with the technology, it has catalyzed multiple partnerships and revamped college curricula. However, the existential crisis that some professionals have warned AI will dole to humanity is now leaking into higher education alongside its embrace.

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Q&A With an Admissions Advisor

HEMJ (Higher Ed Marketing Journal)

Recruiting Modern Learners for Online Programs: A Guide for Admissions Advisors Choosing to take the leap to pursue higher education is one of the most significant decisions of a prospective student’s life. Between the cost and the time commitment a degree requires, the stakes are high, and success is essential. Because of this, choosing the right program and then completing the enrollment process can often feel overwhelming to students and, in some cases, can even deter them from moving forward

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Student Success & Equity with Dr. Tia McNair

Dr. Al Solano

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE: Learn why the equity work is everyone's work at the institution. In this episode, I interview Dr. Tia McNair, Vice President in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success at the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). (Scroll down to access the transcript.) We cover the following key topics: 4:37:50: Analyzing data to inform high impact practices. 9:41:25: Strengthening existing practices. 15:09:25: Institutional barriers to change.

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Stony Brook University Receives $500 Million Gift, One of the Largest Gifts to a U.S. University

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Stony Brook University has received $500 million – one of the largest gifts to a U.S. university – from a foundation formed by an alumnus and a former faculty member, The New York Times reported. Drs. James and Marilyn Simons The funds will go towards the school’s current endowment of $370 million and come from the Simons Foundation, formed by Dr. Jim Simons, a former Stony Brook math professor who made billions as a hedge fund manager, and his wife Dr.

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These schools are working smarter, not harder, to boost international student enrollment

University Business

With the pandemic waning, U.S. higher education is primed to bounce back its international student enrollment numbers after taking a 15% dip in 2020-21. As students worldwide begin flooding back, institutions face one unlikely adversary killing their enrollment potential: paper. Like a pebble stuck in a shoe, international student advisors can spend up to 30% of their time simply on paper processing.

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A Rubric for Evaluating your Residential Curriculum Facilitation Guides

Roompact

One of the essential elements of a curricular approach is to have a regular review process in place. Peer review is one of the best ways of building buy-in for your curriculum and improving its effectiveness. Divisions and departments will approach the peer-review process differently. Some may choose to set aside a “review day” a.

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Small and Private Institutions: Why Engagement Matters

Campus Sonar

Higher ed trends empower you to analyze your campus’s online conversation behavior against a comparable sample. And they help you move beyond vanity metrics. We updated our higher ed trends research to help you compare your campus to the rest of the industry. This year’s research analyzed over 4,700,00 mentions from 50 institutions of every type and size to bring you the most relevant and impactful insights.

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Texas Southern University President Retires, Two Years After Taking Job

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Lesia L. Crumpton-Young Texas Southern University President Dr. Lesia L. Crumpton-Young is leaving the school, just two years into the job. In a letter to the Board of Regents, Crumpton-Young submitted her request to retire, and it was unanimously approved by the board. She said that she has plans to help elevate HBCUs on a national level. “My goal is to assist in accelerating this urgent and compelling objective and shape the national success of HBCUs and Higher Education at large," she wro

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Good news! Current students believe their degree is worth the cost

University Business

While higher education enrollment continues to decline and the trend of high school graduates opting to join the job market instead increases, one report reveals that students who do decide on college aren’t regretting it. After surveying over 2,000 students in March, Gallup has discovered that 71% nationwide agree that the degree they are receiving is worth the cost.

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Dealing With Disreputable Donors

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Dealing With Disreputable Donors Featured Image at Top of Article GettyImages-154428054.

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ResEdChat Ep 32: Introducing Roompact’s 2023 ACUHO-I Intern; Kassidy Giles!

Roompact

This week, we're pleased to introduce our 2023 ACUHO-I Summer Intern, Kassidy Giles, to the Roompact community! She just started working with us and we wanted to take a moment to give her the chance to share a bit about her background, the ACUHO-I process, and what she'll be working on this summer.

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Dr. Pamela Haney Appointed President of Moraine Valley Community College

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Pamela Haney will become president of Moraine Valley Community College, effective Jul. 1, Patch reported. Dr. Pamela J. Haney Haney is currently vice president for academic affairs at Moraine Valley. Previously, she has served as program administrator and assistant professor of communication arts at Defiance College; and assistant professor of speech communication at Norfolk State University.

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Assessment Chats Connects Professionals Across the Country!

Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL)

New to Assessment and looking to connect? SAAL recently hosted a gathering for folk who have been working in assessment for less than two years. A group of 16 folks gathered to meet each other and talk about their experiences beginning their journey into assessment in Student Affairs work. The group was split into 3 breakout groups: One’s primary role is assessment; one’s primary role is not assessment, but they dedicate a large amount of time to assessment; and one’s primary role is not assessm

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Stealth Transfer

Confessions of a Community College Dean

How former dual enrollment students are disrupting postsecondary education for the better. I was 19 years old when I graduated with my bachelor’s degree—just a year after completing an associate degree at my early college high school and “transferring” into college. As a low-income student, my best opportunity to fast-track into an affordable college degree was dual enrollment.

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‘It would be a betrayal to back down now’: university pay row reaches new level of acrimony

The Guardian Higher Education

As the stalemate continues, union infighting has added a new dimension while universities are threatening to dock pay When Jo Grady , general secretary of the University and College Union (UCU), stood at the podium of its annual congress yesterday, she said she had “never been so proud to be part of this union as I have in recent weeks, watching you all stand firm in the face of vindictive, bullying behaviour from employers.

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Generation Hope Offers National Certification to Recognize Student Parent Support Efforts

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Generation Hope, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting student parents, has recently created a new three-year national certification to recognize and highlight institutions actively and effectively working towards success for this population. Nicole Lynn Lewis The FamilyU Seal approval process involves assessing how higher ed institutions student parent support efforts align with the FamilyU technical assistance framework, said Nicole Lynn Lewis, founder and CEO of Generation Hope.