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Faculty-Student Partnerships in Curriculum Design and Review

The Scholarly Teacher

Maria Assif , University of Toronto Scarborough Kris Kim , University of Toronto Scarborough Anna Galang , University of Toronto Sonya Ho , University of Toronto Keywords: Students as Partners (SaP), Faculty-Student Partnership, Curriculum Review, Curriculum Design, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), High-Impact Practice Key Statement: Student-faculty partnership (SaP) in curriculum design and review is a high-impact practice that brings students and faculty together in an inclusi

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30 Years After Its Release, Nathan McCall’s Makes Me Wanna Holler Still Resonates

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

When journalist Nathan McCall released his 1994 autobiography, Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America , my mother was among the first wave of people to purchase a copy. She didn’t buy the book for me as a young aspiring journalist who was still in college at the time, although I’m sure she would have. Rather, my mother bought McCall’s book for herself because – like many readers – she was riveted by a report on NPR about McCall’s remarkable foray into the newspaper business after ha

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Universities Build Their Own ChatGPT-like Tools

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Universities Build Their Own ChatGPT-like Tools Lauren.Coffey@… Thu, 03/21/2024 - 03:00 AM As concerns mount over the ethical and intellectual property implications of AI tools, universities are launching their own chatbots for faculty and students.

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What Software Asset Management Programs Do for Higher Education

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

It was once a daunting task to manage thousands of student, staff and faculty devices in higher education. It became even more difficult as colleges embraced hybrid learning and remote work, introducing personal devices into the mix and allowing work across multiple time zones and platforms. For IT departments, this presented a multitude of challenges and security concerns, not to mention drain on manpower.

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Agitating my three arms and legs: Being a mother and PhD student

Teaching Matters Academic Support

A delicate dance between parenthood and PhD pursuit – Joséphine artfully shares lessons learned from finding balance amidst challenges, unveiling the boundless depths of love and resilience of the human spirit. Joséphine Foucher has recently completed her PhD in Sociology and her internship as Deputy at Teaching Matters.

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Community College: The Right Path and the Right Foot

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Community colleges have the ability to not only put students on the right path, but most importantly, ensure that students begin on the right foot. That right foot has so many implications, the first of which is the financial impact of attending a community college as the first step toward a bachelor ’ s degree. Currently, students are more immediately aware of the return on interest (ROI), and they want to know —up front — the lasting impact of their choices of when and how they engage in highe

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Virginia Officials Scrutinize Two Universities’ DEI Course Syllabi

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Virginia Officials Scrutinize Two Universities’ DEI Course Syllabi Ryan Quinn Mon, 03/18/2024 - 03:00 AM A spokesman for Governor Glenn Youngkin invoked concerns about “core curriculum mandates that are a thinly veiled attempt to incorporate the progressive left’s groupthink.” Two universities’ diversity education initiatives may be in peril.

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How to build more flexible academic pathways for the changing college student

University Business

Students need more reassurance than ever from higher education that skills acquisition from a college or university is well worth it. Some institutions are discovering that the best way to build students’ confidence is by providing them with experiential learning quickly and the ability to switch gears into other avenues as they continue to evolve as rapidly as the world around them.

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Pepperdine University Professor Seeks to Give High School Students a Head Start

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A Pepperdine University professor has been working on a pilot instructional program to give high school students a head start when it comes to understanding math. Now, approaching its second year, the program has gained momentum. Dr. Kendrick Roberson Black and brown students have historically been on the lower end of educational attainment, said program creator Dr.

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Scholars Respond to ‘Politicized Attacks on DEI’

Confessions of a Community College Dean

A group of higher education researchers from across the country released a report Wednesday providing what they call “evidence-based expert responses” to critiques of diversity, equity and inclusion policies and practices aired at a Congressional hearing earlier this month.

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‘To diary or not to diary’? – lessons learned from the SRHE workshop ‘Using Diary Method in Social Research’

SRHE

by Panagiota (Peny) Sotiropoulou At the beginning of February 2024, I attended the in-person workshop on Using Diary Method in Social Research , organised by the SRHE and facilitated by Dr Emily Henderson, Dr Zoe Baker and Dr Ahmad Akkad. Figure 1: Dr Zoe Baker presenting a group task during the workshop As a reflective, life-long learner, I think there is no bigger satisfaction than sharing lessons learned from attending professional development opportunities like this with a wider audience.

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How schools can streamline their alternative credentials programs

University Business

Alternative credentials have become a driving force in education, increasingly favored by non-traditional students who helped reverse a decade-plus long trend of declines that started in 2010 and fell sharply during the pandemic. Likewise, this trend has been embraced by corporations and employers that are increasingly focused on hiring people based on skills rather than academic degrees.

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Educational Equity Key to Progress and Democracy

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Tina Tchen, left, and SLN CEO Yolonda Marshall sit in conversation at the Whole Girl Education National Conference. NEW YORK On the last day of the Student Leadership Network’s (SLN) Whole Girl Education National Conference: Closing the Gap, CEO Yolonda Marshall reminded attendees why they must continue to elevate and educate young women and gender expansive students: because the political and societal climate is dire.

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Florida Law Threatens to Defund, Disband Higher Ed Unions

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Florida Law Threatens to Defund, Disband Higher Ed Unions Ryan Quinn Thu, 03/21/2024 - 03:00 AM Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation last year threatening to decertify unions if at least 60 percent of bargaining unit members didn’t pay dues. Faculty unions are threatened but not yet erased.

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Three Reasons Why I Chose Hope College

Hope College Network

When I walked onto Hope’s campus the summer before my senior year of high school, I could feel it was different than the other schools I’d toured. Despite my wonderful visit, it took me until spring break of my senior year to officially commit to Hope. When I finally came to this decision, my mom told me she’d known I would pick Hope all along. “I could tell by the way your eyes lit up on the first tour,” she said, “that this would be it for you.” Still,

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While all students fell prey to remote learning loss, this group was hit the hardest

University Business

Higher ed leaders have been warned about the deep learning setbacks K12 students experienced during the pandemic, which trickled down all the way to the elementary level. A recent spate of reports drives home how much deeper they were for schools with high-poverty neighborhoods, raising potential learning disparities for generations to come. Remote learning, catalyzed by quarantine mandates during the pandemic, is a key driver of K12 students’ current academic declines, The New York Times

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Columbia Journalism School Honors Life, Legacy of Ida B. Wells

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Columbia Journalism School plans to honor the life and legacy of the trailblazing Black investigative journalist and activist, Ida B. Wells, in a day-long symposium March 25. The inaugural Ida B. Wells Symposium will feature remarks by Columbia University President Dr. Minouche Shafik and notable voices from national media. Dawn Kissi “There is a tradition in this country of the advocacy journalist, and within that long history Ida B.

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‘Another Unforced Error’ in the FAFSA Fiasco

Confessions of a Community College Dean

The Education Department acknowledged Friday that a calculation error led to inaccurate aid estimates for a sizable portion of student aid forms processed in the past few months. “The FAFSA Processing System (FPS) was not including all data fields needed to correctly calculate the Student Aid Index for dependent students who reported assets,” department officials wrote in an announcement.

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3 Ways to Supercharge Device Management with an E-Procurement Solution

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Device management in higher education is a never-ending task, whether IT teams like it or not. There are many tools available to help colleges and universities stay on top of device management. There are reliable device management platforms — such as Jamf for iOS devices and Windows Autopilot for PCs — for tagging and tracking thousands of laptops and tablets.

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What is The Future of RDs? – Ending the Multi-level Marketing Scheme

Roompact

This blog series features different writers responding to the prompt, “What is the future of the RD position and role?” Guest Post by Hannah Elliott, Residence Life Professional There are plenty of higher-level administrators who began their careers in Higher Education within the idealistic culture of being an impactful student leader and a devoted graduate to.

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Rhodes College Plaza Honors Historically Black Sororities, Fraternities

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Rhodes College will unveil and dedicate its new National Pan-Hellenic Council Plaza on March 23, at 11 a.m., south of the Bryan Campus Life Center. The plaza, in the heart of the campus, pays tribute to the nine National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) fraternities and sororities, commonly known as the Divine Nine. In 2022, a group of students made a request to Rhodes College President Dr.

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Boosting the Bottom Line Through Athletics

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Boosting the Bottom Line Through Athletics Josh Moody Thu, 03/21/2024 - 03:00 AM Big-time college sports, often money-losing enterprises, have contracted in recent years—even as smaller, tuition-dependent institutions add teams to boost enrollment.

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3 Ways to Supercharge Higher Ed Device Management with an E-Procurement Solution

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Device management in higher education is a never-ending task, whether IT teams like it or not. There are many tools available to help colleges and universities stay on top of device management. There are reliable device management platforms — such as Jamf for iOS devices and Windows Autopilot for PCs — for tagging and tracking thousands of laptops and tablets.

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Cambridge college unmasks alumnae who were Bletchley Park codebreakers

The Guardian Higher Education

Names of 77 ex-students of women-only Newnham College who worked at Bletchley Park are revealed for first time They worked day and night during the second world war, deciphering Nazi messages, breaking Enigma codes and analysing top-secret military documents. But until now it was not known just how many of the intrepid female codebreakers who worked at Bletchley Park had studied at the same place, forming a hidden network of scholars who secretly changed the course of history.

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Diverse Recognizes Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs at ACPA Conference

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The winners of this year's Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs gathered at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) conference in Chicago to accept an award jointly presented by ACPA and Diverse. Student Affairs staff and students from Elon University, one of this year's honorees. The Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs (PPWSA) study was first proposed by Ralph Newell at Diverse as a partnership with ACPA-College Student Educators International in 2011.

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No Surprises for Higher Ed in Spending Bill

Confessions of a Community College Dean

No Surprises for Higher Ed in Spending Bill Liam Knox Thu, 03/21/2024 - 04:16 PM The final federal spending package for the 2023–24 fiscal year, released Thursday, would provide mostly level funding for higher ed, with a small increase for Federal Student Aid.

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Going Global at Hope

Hope College Network

Hope College prides itself on being a campus with a global focus. Just recently was Going Global Week, hosted by the Center for Global Engagement. The week held a number of events to provide information about other cultures and the opportunity to engage therein – everything from an International Food Fair to a photo contest from time abroad. Whether the week is designated for “going global” or not, though, students at Hope are perpetually taught how to take on the perspectives of oth

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These are the states with the highest student enrollment rates

University Business

A new analysis by Wealth of Geeks has uncovered which states have the highest proportion of collegegoers relative to their population. The financial advice service analyzed 2023 enrollment figures from the National Student Clearinghouse and compared them to June 2023 population estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau, culled together by World Atlas , one of the largest publishing resources in geography and demography.

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National University Students Given Access to Work-Based Learning Via Online Platform

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

For the past three years, students at National University (NU) have been given the chance to bolster their in-classroom learning with integrated real-world work experience via a partnership between NU and work-based learning platform Riipen. Dr. Mark Milliron The partnership, in the form of a pilot program which kicked off in 2021, has allowed NU faculty to use Riipen’s online platform to source employers willing to offer work experience and project opportunities to students and add these projec

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Rutgers Unions Sued Over Strike; Case Seeks National Impact

Confessions of a Community College Dean

A junior is suing Rutgers University faculty, graduate student, postdoctoral associate and counselor unions that struck in April 2023—plus their state and national union affiliates—for depriving him of a week of education.

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From coach to program coordinator to board member: Celebrating Callie’s long-haul dedication to College Possible

College Forward

It’s been over ten years since Callie Forrest, scholarship program manager at the Renaissance Foundation, joined College Possible as an AmeriCorps coach. Since that time, she’s filled several integral roles within the College Possible community, partnering with students and community organizations to advance educational equity. We chatted with Callie as she prepares to close her chapter as College Possible Oregon’s ambassador board chair.

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How colleges, universities can ensure the success of their Latinx students

University Business

Davenport University (Mich.) and Mercy College (N.Y.) have recently unveiled new strategies for winning the confidence of Latinx applicants, leading the charge to ensure the country’s most potent student demographic is benefiting from higher education. The high velocity of Latinx growth in the United States represents a great opportunity for higher education leaders looking to defy projected enrollment declines due to a drop in college-aged adults.

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Single Parents Breaking Barriers Through Higher Education

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

As we approach National Single Parents Day on March 21, it is imperative to shine a light on the extraordinary journey of single parents across the United States. Their resilience, determination, and strong commitment to their families serve as an inspiration to us all. At Generations College, nestled in the heart of Chicago, we have witnessed firsthand the life-changing power of education for single parents.

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A Legal Fight Over “Widespread” and “Severe” Hazing at Maryland

Confessions of a Community College Dean

A Legal Fight Over “Widespread” and “Severe” Hazing at Maryland Johanna Alonso Tue, 03/19/2024 - 03:00 AM The University of Maryland says it had good reason to suspend alcohol-related and new-member activities among Greek organizations. Some fraternities disagree.

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Influence Through Stories: The Leadership Power of Narrative

The Humphrey Group

Learn how leaders use authentic storytelling to inspire their teams and drive meaningful action. Transform your leadership communication with Storytelling for Leaders.

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What is The Future of RDs? – A Major Reframe

Roompact

This blog series features different writers responding to the prompt, “What is the future of the RD position and role?” Guest Post by Jeremy Miller, Residence Life Professional What is the future role of the professional called “RD”. When I look at the landscape of opportunity in front of people in my profession, I feel.

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Bazan Named Union College's Next President

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Yamileth Bazan will become the 30th president of Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. Bazan — whose term begins July 1, soon after the official transition to the new name of Union Adventist University — brings a long legacy of supporting and mentoring students, university leaders, and local church constituents. Dr. Yamileth Bazan “During my visits to the campus this year, I was blessed to experience the caring learning community that makes Union special,” said Bazan.