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Embracing Change: Crafting Forward-Thinking Strategic Plans for Colleges in a Dynamic Society

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In a rapidly changing society riddled with economic uncertainties, demographic shifts, political infighting, declining workforce participation rates, rising inflation, rising attacks on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, and a technological landscape that is evolving rapidly with deeper integrations with artificial intelligence, how is your college or university prepared to meet these challenges facing your faculty, staff, and student body?

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DEI Isn’t Scary; Political Purges Are

Confessions of a Community College Dean

DEI Isn’t Scary; Political Purges Are Elizabeth Redden Fri, 04/05/2024 - 03:00 AM Layoffs of dozens of employees who previously held DEI-related roles at UT Austin leave students and the state worse off, Ryan A. Miller writes. Byline(s) Ryan A.

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How CIOs can take advantage of the AI revolution

University Business

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has taken the world by storm. Global Market Insights predicts the AI education market will reach $20 billion by 2027. We are also seeing educators and students adopt AI faster than previous disruptive and transformative technologies. The demand for AI extends beyond the classroom; leveraging it for enterprise-level solutions will be the next phase.

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Why Device Management Programs Make Financial Sense for Higher Ed

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

The benefits of device management are fairly straightforward. It’s a tool (or set of tools) that removes the human element from deploying, maintaining, securing and replacing the laptops, desktops, tablets and smartphones that power higher education. So, why isn’t every university IT team in the country outsourcing device management? The answer to that is also fairly straightforward: Higher education is in the midst of belt-tightening, and device management programs mean that institutions are as

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Challenges for Higher Education: An Emerging Skills Shortage and Inequity in the Workforce

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

American higher education is called upon to serve a variety of purposes: advancement of knowledge, expansion of cultural appreciation, extending understanding of societal benefits and obligations, and preparing a diversity of students with the skills they need for a successful and rewarding life. These missions are important to the well-being of our people and the strength of our country.

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‘Running Out of Road’ for FAFSA Completion

Confessions of a Community College Dean

‘Running Out of Road’ for FAFSA Completion Liam Knox Fri, 04/05/2024 - 03:00 AM The number of students who filled out the federal aid form is down nearly 30 percent. The ramifications for access and enrollment could be devastating.

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Beyond March: Supporting Women on the Path to the College Presidency

Higher Education Today

In the wake of Women’s History Month, it’s a good time to pause and reflect on the significance of our efforts to honor and uplift women. Amidst the flurry of acknowledgments and celebrations we see every March, there’s a deeper conversation to be had about how we support women on their professional journeys in higher education. We know the numbers.

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Report: Black Female Student-Athletes Face Lack of Diverse Support

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

While players in the NCAA Tournament were diverse, head coaches and administrators lagged far behind. That's the conclusions from the new report, “Racial and Gender Equity for Black Women Student-Athletes,” authored by Dr. Shaun R. Harper, founder and executive director of the University of Southern California Race and Equity Center. Harper depicts each team in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament.

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Black Scholars Face Anonymous Accusations in Anti-DEI Crusade

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Black Scholars Face Anonymous Accusations in Anti-DEI Crusade Ryan Quinn Mon, 04/01/2024 - 03:00 AM Since right-wing firebrand Christopher Rufo helped bring down Harvard’s president, at least seven more scholars—most of them Black—have confronted accusations of plagiarism or research misconduct spread by conservative media.

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What can institutions do about the rise of ‘ghost students’?

University Business

A perfect storm of circumstances has led to a significant rise in fake students applying to college and enrolling in classes to take advantage of the higher education system. Ghost students, also called “Pell runners,” have caused particular havoc in California, upsetting the institutional security measures and often stealing millions of dollars in financial aid.

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What Is Student Lifecycle Management, and How Does It Contribute to Student Success?

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

The attendance, performance and other data students generate during each academic year can paint a vivid picture of their college experience, including what factors contribute to or undermine the likelihood that they’ll graduate. That information could prove increasingly important as institutions edge closer to the enrollment cliff, when a reduction in high school graduating class size is expected to cause a steep drop-off in higher education enrollment as early as 2025.

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How Data Drives Student Success

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Students at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, NY. The Institute of Higher Education Policy (IHEP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to access and success for students in postsecondary institutions, has released studies of two Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) that are leading the way in student success: four-year public University of North Texas (UNT) and two-year public LaGuardia Community College in New York City.

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Student Interest in Gender Studies on the Rise, Despite Political Hostility

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Student Interest in Gender Studies on the Rise, Despite Political Hostility Johanna Alonso Fri, 04/05/2024 - 03:00 AM Women and gender studies programs are increasingly under legislative attack, yet the number of students taking courses is growing, a new report finds.

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Creative arts courses at English universities face funding cut

The Guardian Higher Education

Education secretary Gillian Keegan will also squeeze funding for programmes to widen access to higher education Ministers will cut funding for performing and creative arts courses at English universities next year, which sector leaders say will further damage the country’s cultural industries. The cuts, outlined by the education secretary, Gillian Keegan, in guidance to the universities regulator , will also reduce funding for Uni-Connect, which runs programmes aimed at widening access to higher

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How real work builds student character at these 10 Federal Work Colleges

University Business

Antioch College President Jane Fernandes was elated when she discovered her college would be formally designated as a Federal Work College by the Department of Education. The work college consortium cultivates collaboration between the universities to ensure their students are earning their degrees, paying their dues and earning invaluable, employable skills in the process.

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Professor, Journalist to Pen Book on J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar Impact

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

West Chester University assistant professor Dr. Jeremy C. McCool and award-winning journalist Earl Hopkins have announced a deal with publisher Rowman & Littlefield to pen a book about Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole. Award-winning journalist Earl Hopkins and West Chester University assistant professor Dr. Jeremy C. McCool plan to write a book about the impact of Kendrick Lamar and J.

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Rating States’ Work on Post-College Outcomes

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Rating States’ Work on Post-College Outcomes jessica.blake@… Tue, 04/02/2024 - 03:00 AM Data-rich report from Strada shows few states have highly developed systems for career coaching, work-based learning or alignment with employer interests.

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PUC’s Biology Club: Exposing People to the Wonders of Biology

PUC

The Biology Club at PUC is all about exposing people to the wonders of biology and doing so in a way that is fun and appealing to all. Some of their events are not even biology-related but offer ways for members to take time off from their rigorous studies and have fun with fellow members. Contrary to many people’s beliefs, you do not have to be a biology major or even a science major to join the Biology Club.

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Announcing the 2024 Roompact Bulletin Board Contest Winners!

Roompact

Roompact’s bulletin board competition is now closed and we’re ready to announce the winners. We received 131 entires (!), so picking ten was incredibly difficult. Some boards did an excellent job at educating residents, while others were just beautiful! We tried to select a diverse group of winners that reflected the diversity of the submissions.

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Silenced Voices: Confronting Linguistic Discrimination and Cultural Erasure in Academia

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

One day, while walking to a work meeting at a university in a supposedly progressive Northeast state, I encountered a disheartening sight. A photo depicted an individual holding a sign that read: "Please Speak English." This photo was placed clearly and proudly on a mantel in a student lounge within an office that many non-English speakers frequent.

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States Bristle at Cardona Plea to Push Aid Deadlines

Confessions of a Community College Dean

States Bristle at Cardona Plea to Push Aid Deadlines jessica.blake@… Thu, 04/04/2024 - 03:00 AM Many local officials say they’ll do what’s right for students, but note that pushing the deadline back too far could have its own unintended consequences.

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Sadiq Khan pledges new Erasmus-style overseas study scheme for London youngsters

The Guardian Higher Education

City’s mayor outlines ‘internationalist’ vision in manifesto as he bids for third term in May London’s Labour mayor Sadiq Khan is to offer young people studying in the capital a new version of the EU’s Erasmus scheme of student exchanges as part of his bid for a third term. He will unveil plans under which students would receive grants and other help to study and undertake work experience, not just in the EU but other major world cities, with reciprocal arrangements for students from overseas to

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TikTok’s fate hangs in the balance in the United States

Terminalfour

TikTok is back in the hot seat and facing the prospect of a ban across the U.S. How important is the social media platform and how might universities shift their marketing activity to respond to a potential post-TikTok era?

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DREAM Conference Marks Milestone

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Back in February, more than 1,000 practitioners from hundreds of colleges across the nation gathered in Orlando, Florida, to exchange evidence-based approaches to accelerating student success and equity. Lumina Foundation CEO Jamie Merisotis delivers a keynote address at the DREAM 2024 conference. DREAM — the signature annual event of Achieving the Dream — a nonprofit organization that works to close achievement gaps, has become the go-to convening for community college educators and policymaker

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Delaying the Inevitable

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Delaying the Inevitable Liam Knox Mon, 04/01/2024 - 03:00 AM As problems continue to beset the new FAFSA, most colleges are pushing their deposit deadlines into June. But some are still dragging their feet. What’s the hold up?

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Language, Leadership, and Authenticity: A Neuro Linguistic Perspective

The Humphrey Group

Embracing Multilingualism and Diverse Perspectives Born in Montreal with Mexican heritage, language was not just a means of communication, but a gateway to different perspectives. Between English, French and Spanish, the nuances of meaning can shift to reveal new layers of insight.

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Alumni Spotlight: Niki’s Summer Abroad in Salamanca, Spain

AIFS Abroad

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to study abroad in Salamanca, Spain ? This charming city in northern Spain has so much to offer college students interested in a global education experience, and we happen to offer programs there all year round! We recently caught up with Niki, an AIFS Alumni Ambassador and a Fairfield University student who spent a summer abroad in Salamanca for the experience of a lifetime.

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Walden University Settles in False Advertising and 'Reverse Red-Lining' Lawsuit

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A class-action lawsuit against Walden University, a private, for-profit, online institution has concluded with the school settling and agreeing to pay the plaintiffs $28.5 million, pending court approval. Dr. Aljanal Carroll In the lawsuit – filed in Maryland in 2022 by national civil rights law firm Relman Colfax and the National Student Legal Defense Network – the plaintiffs claimed that Walden engaged in false advertising and misrepresentations about the costs and duration of its Doctorate in

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Digital Wallets Explored as Next Generation Transcripts

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Digital Wallets Explored as Next Generation Transcripts Lauren.Coffey@… Fri, 04/05/2024 - 03:00 AM Adoption has started as employers and students place more value on skills. Meanwhile, plans for free, open-source wallet technology are picking up steam.

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Facility reinvestment, bogged by inflationary costs, manages upswing in 2024, report

University Business

Colleges and universities are trudging through inflationary construction costs to successfully reinvest in their existing facilities as students’ interactions with the campus community change in an ever-digitalized world, suggests data from the 11th edition of the State of Facilities in Higher Education report. Gordian, a facility and construction management leader, analyzed its extensive higher education database, conducted qualitative research on campuses and spoke with facilities servic

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Roompact Welcomes its 2024 ACUHO-I Intern: Seferine Baez

Roompact

We’d like to introduce you to our ACUHO-I intern for 2023, Kassidy Giles! Kassidy is helping us out with the development of a professional development curriculum for student staff. She brings a wealth of experience and talent to the team. We’re excited to have her.

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Survey: 87% of Jewish Parents Say Rising Antisemitism Impacts College Selection

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Nearly two-thirds of Jewish high school families have eliminated colleges and universities from consideration due to rising on-campus antisemitism, according to a new poll commissioned by Hillel International. Adam Lehman Eighty-seven percent of those polled said the events of Oct. 7 had an impact on their approach to selecting a college or university for their child, according to the survey.

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Kentucky DEI Programs Survive Legislative Threat

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Kentucky lawmakers appear to have run out of time to pass GOP legislation that would have banned public colleges and universities from spending “any resources” on “diversity, equity and inclusion offices” or “initiatives.

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This Colorado bill may pave the way for stronger upward transfer success stories

University Business

The Colorado Legislature has proposed a bill that would improve two- to four-year college credit transfers. Advocates of the bill believe it could become the blueprint for many other states looking to improve access and affordability of the bachelor’s degree. Bachelor’s seeking students beginning at the community college level will most likely quit before earning their degree.

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RA*Chat Ep 65: “Leadership is an Act”: A Conversation on RAs and Leadership

Roompact

In this episode of Roompact's RA*Chat, Crystal sits down for an insightful dialogue with Edwin Serrano, a Senior Learning & Development Specialist at the University of Southern California. Edwin offers his unique perspective on leadership, tackling the age-old debate of whether leaders are born or made. He offers invaluable advice to Resident Assistants (RAs) on harnessing their leadership capabilities to navigate the landscape of internships and job opportunities.

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KIANTRA LOZA

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Kiantra Loza Kiantra Loza has been appointed director of admissions and outreach, international students, and campus central at the College of DuPage in Illinois. She served as associate director of admissions and outreach. Loza holds a master’s in organizational leadership from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, and a doctorate in education from Aurora University in Illinois.

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Universities Oppose Federal Plan to Bolster Research Misconduct Oversight

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Universities Oppose Federal Plan to Bolster Research Misconduct Oversight kathryn.palmer… Tue, 04/02/2024 - 03:00 AM The Office of Research Integrity is considering stronger regulations for institutional investigations of alleged research misconduct. Universities say it’s too prescriptive.

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