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The Complicated Relationship Between Residence Life and Bulletin Boards

Roompact

Bulletin boards have been a fixture of most residence life departments for decades. Creating fun, engaging, and educational bulletin boards is a common requirement for resident assistants and student staff. But since the advent of the internet, smart phones, and all of the other ways we can now engage residents, do bulletin boards still have.

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University of Idaho Announces Plan to Acquire The University of Phoenix

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The University of Idaho is looking to acquire The University of Phoenix, the Idaho public university announced. If University of Idaho moves forward with the approximately $550 million acquisition, the school would be establishing a nonprofit for University of Phoenix’s assets. The purchase will be funded via bonds issued by the nonprofit. If approved by Idaho State Board of Education, the acquisition would be completed by early 2024.

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Success for College Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Community College, Composition View

The Scholarly Teacher

Roxanna Dewey , Glendale Community College Key Statement : As the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder rises, challenges for college students with ASDs may be mitigated through instructional strategies beyond accommodations. Keywords : ASD, Community College, Composition Courses, Student Success Background As a community college composition instructor, previous high school instructor, and parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), I have personal and professional experience serving

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Equitable Teaching Practices with Dr. Dayamudra Dennehy

Dr. Al Solano

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE: Learn how kindness translates into equitable teaching practices In this episode, I interview Dr. Dayamudra Dennehy, ESL Faculty & Distance Education Coordinator at City College of San Francisco. (Scroll down to access the transcript.) We cover the following key topics: 5:39:75: ChatGP/AI and the relationship with teaching & learning. 14:08:50: Assessing student learning. 18:33:00: Trust and kindness toward students matters. 35:23:25: The value that teachers bring v

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At Michigan, Getting an A Because Your Instructor’s On Strike

Confessions of a Community College Dean

At Michigan, Getting an A Because Your Instructor’s On Strike Featured Image at Top of Article UMich Strike - 2023-05-18.

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Why Does Fear Surround DEI Efforts?

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In my elementary school there was one Black teacher, Ms. Terri Moore. I never had her as my teacher, but I knew she existed. She also knew me. We often smiled at each other in the hallway. In 5 th grade, Ms. Moore asked me to recite a speech for Black History Month. I stood in front of the entire school, my peers, teachers, and administrators, a sea of majority whiteness, and in February, a month dedicated to people who looked like me, and asked by the only Black teacher at the school, I celebra

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Why higher education must be reinvented to suit the new generation of students

University Business

The pandemic was more than an inconvenient wrinkle to higher education. It may have transformed the sector for good, and those that cannot adapt shouldn’t be surprised when they close, according to a new joint report from Ernst & Young and Times Higher Education. “Are universities of the past still the future?” challenges higher education leaders to consider a scenario where campus-based higher ed never bounces back post-pandemic.

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University of Phoenix to Affiliate With University of Idaho

Confessions of a Community College Dean

University of Phoenix to Affiliate With University of Idaho Featured Image at Top of Article Idaho-Phoenix-2023-05-17.

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Wave of Higher Ed Union Strikes Swells Nationwide

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Rutgers University. The New School. University of Michigan. The University of California. Temple University. University of Illinois at Chicago. These are some of the schools embroiled in a wave of recent strikes in higher education in the U.S., as workers in the industry demand improvements from their institutions for their ongoing labor. Unions in higher ed may go on strike after months of bargaining and impasse in negotiations on issues and demands from higher ed employees such as wage increas

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Five Things University Leaders are Prioritizing This Year (And Two They Should Be)

EAB

Blogs Five Things University Leaders are Prioritizing This Year (And Two They Should Be) The results from EAB’s Spring 2023 Pulse Survey are in! We interviewed and surveyed a combined 107 CBOs, Provosts, and Heads of Strategy to understand the challenges dominating cabinet agendas today and get a read on what senior leaders are worried about tomorrow.

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Building the HyFlex Classroom Higher Ed Students Want

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

In 2020, colleges and universities adopted remote learning tools not because they wanted to, but because they needed to. Before COVID-19, plenty of institutions were dipping a toe into online instruction, offering students occasional opportunities for an online class or experimenting with things like recorded lectures. Then the pandemic forced everyone to make remote instruction a reality.

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Biden Administration Hears From 132,000 and Counting on Title IX Rule

Confessions of a Community College Dean

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Patricia Timmons-Goodson Appointed Dean of North Carolina Central University School of Law

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Patricia Timmons-Goodson will become dean of the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law , effective Jul. 1, 2023. Patricia Timmons-Goodson Timmons-Goodson is a retired North Carolina Supreme Court associate justice, the fourth woman and the first African American woman in the role. She retired from the Supreme Court in 2012. She is currently a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and co-chair of the board of the NC Justice Center.

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Students rank the nation’s top 15 most conservative and liberal colleges

University Business

As higher education continues to take scrutiny for its increasing political polarization , one popular student rankings website is providing key insights into the nation’s most conservative and liberal institutions. With over 140 million college reviews and ratings, Niche has a “Best Colleges” category for various lenses, from student life and party scene to academics and professors. “Our goal is to give students an accurate picture of what it’s really like to atten

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Federal Research Partnerships Give Universities a Competitive Edge

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

When the Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate wanted to build a collaborative research space near Eglin Air Force Base, it turned to the University of Florida. UF’s Applied Research in Engineering (FLARE) program, which is the applied and classified research arm of the university’s engineering college, collaborated with AFRL and other experts to design the facility.

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CFO Dive: Costs Again Rank as CFOs’ Top Automation Hurdle

Hanover Research

About half of respondents were already in the process of adopting new technologies to support finance functions, according to the survey, which was conducted by Hanover Research on behalf of U.S. finance software provider OneStream. The vast majority of the remaining respondents (43%) said they were planning to do so this year or in 2024. The post CFO Dive: Costs Again Rank as CFOs’ Top Automation Hurdle appeared first on Hanover Research.

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Morehouse Joins Initiative to Bring College Courses to Disadvantaged High Schoolers

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Morehouse College’s Social Problems course typically fills up with freshman and sophomores who want to wrestle with some of the knottiest issues of our time, including interpersonal violence, political corruption, pollution, homelessness, and racial and ethnic conflict. It’s a challenging class that Dr. Kendrick Brown, Morehouse’s provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, describes as the best of what the school has to offer.

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Students of early-bird classes sleep less, skip more and perform worse, data shows

University Business

Colleges may want to cut back on early class offerings, according to research findings that “suggest concerning associations between early morning classes and learning outcomes.” Nature Human Behavior , a peer-reviewed journal, used WiFi data from more than 20,000 students, assessed grades from nearly 40,000 and tracked sleep schedule data from more than 200 at the University of Singapore to understand the behavior of students whose classes started at different times.

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How Campuses Can Help Prepare Borrowers for the Resumption of Student Loan Repayments

Higher Education Today

Title: Resumption of Loan Repayment: Task Force Report Authors: National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) recently released a report providing guidance to college and university leaders on how to support borrowers waiting for their student loan repayments to resume or those beginning repayment.

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Admissions Offices, Cautiously, Start Using AI

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Admissions Offices, Cautiously, Start Using AI Featured Image at Top of Article gettyimages-1448152453-170667a.

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Illinois Law to Make Major Course Credits at Illinois Institutions Transfer-Friendly

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A new Illinois law will aim to make major course credits at Illinois higher ed institutions transfer-friendly, reducing the time and money students spend on degrees. The legislation has passed both the Illinois House and Senate and is awaiting governor approval. Sen. Cristina Castro SB2288 – effective Jan. 1, 2024, if approved – would require public colleges and universities to accept all major courses approved for transfer through Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) Act as equivalent major c

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DeSantis bans DEI in Florida, calling it “discrimination, exclusion and indoctrination”

University Business

As the Spring semester ends, administration across Florida’s public colleges and universities will have to work quickly to descale most programs or resources related to diversity, equity and inclusion. On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a spate of bills, the most important one prohibiting Florida’s public institutions from spending money on DEI initiatives, according to a press release.

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Effective Strategies for Combating Faculty Burnout

Higher Education Today

By Hollie M. Chessman In 2023, with pandemic mandates and lockdowns long gone, faculty burnout remains at an all-time high. CUPA-HR data point to growing workplace dissatisfaction in higher education, and a new Inside Higher Ed analysis finds that close to half of presidents indicate they are very aware of their faculty and staff’s mental. Read more » The post Effective Strategies for Combating Faculty Burnout appeared first on Higher Education Today.

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A ResLife Supervisor’s Guide: Staff Performance Begins with You

Roompact

This post is part of a three-part series on starting a supervisory relationship in residence life. Following a chronological timeline, this series is broken up into three parts: The Beginning: Staff Performance Begins with YouThe Middle (coming soon)The End (coming soon) They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So when you hear.

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Ohio Senate Progresses Bill to Ban DEI Training Requirements and Faculty Strikes

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The GOP-dominated Ohio Senate has passed 21-10 a bill that would ban nearly all diversity and inclusion training requirements at the state’s public colleges and universities, prohibit faculty strikes, and bar public universities from taking stances on “controversial” topics, the Associated Press reported. Sen. Jerry C. Cirino “If (lawmakers) do not act now, I feel we will continue down a path of servitude to a woke agenda,” said bill sponsor Sen.

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U of Maryland Students Warned to Curb Offerings to Mascot

Confessions of a Community College Dean

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You’ve got an Assessment Story to tell! Now what?

Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL)

At my institution, we talk a lot about telling the stories of our work. It’s central to everything we do in assessment. The problem is … this can be tough to do in our profession. Why? Well, when you think of storytelling, you might imagine something like this: A neat, narrative arc. Think, for example, of a story you might be familiar with: Little Red Riding Hood.

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ResEdChat Ep 30: Susan Robison on Accessibility in Residence Life

Roompact

In this episode of Roompact's ResEdChat, Dustin chats with Susan about making residence halls more accessible to more students and the impact this has on student satisfaction, persistence, and success.

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Dr. Lorenzo Lamar Esters Appointed President of The Indianapolis Foundation

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Lorenzo L. Esters has been appointed president of The Indianapolis Foundation. Dr. Lorenzo Lamar Esters Esters was most recently the chancellor for the Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis service area. Previously, he was vice president for advancement and member engagement for the Association of American Colleges and Universities; executive director of higher education partnerships for the Educational Testing Service (ETS); and vice president for philanthropy with Strada Education Networ

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Revealed: richer graduates in England will pay less for degree than poorer students

The Guardian Higher Education

Measures being introduced in August labelled ‘deeply regressive’ and research suggests nurses and teachers could be among the worst affected • Read more: Martin Lewis: ‘Don’t call it a loan, this is a graduate tax’ The government’s student loan reforms will benefit the country’s best-paid graduates at the expense of nursing graduates, teachers and other lower- and middle-income earners, new research reveals.

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Mental Health and ‘Expectable’ vs. ‘Unmanageable’ Discomfort: Key Podcast

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Mental Health and ‘Expectable’ vs. ‘Unmanageable’ Discomfort: Key Podcast Featured Image at Top of Article mental health podcast.

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ResLife Pro-D in a Bag: Designing a Roommate Agreement Process to Reduce Roommate Conflict (1 hour)

Roompact

The Roompact “ResLife Pro-D in a Bag” series provides all the details you’ll need to create a professional development opportunity for your staff around a given topic. Each facilitation guide outlines free and open source videos to watch, articles to read, quizzes and inventories to complete, and suggested questions for discussion and activities.

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More than a Century of Black Girl Magic

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

When Cashawn Thompson coined the hashtag #BlackGirlMagic in 2013, she lovingly acknowledged the beauty, labor, daring, and complexity of Black girls and women. Over the last decade, Thompson’s resonant affirmation has invigorated ways of embracing the full humanity of these girls and women, including their joys and aspirations. Like the burgeoning field of Black Girlhood Studies, the hashtag invites them to “ widen the field of possibility for ourselves and others.

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Project-Based Learning Ideas for Student Travelers

Experiential Learning Depot

Has anyone else binge-watched "Down to Earth" on Netflix? If you haven't, do it! Down to Earth is a 5 star example of project based learning on the road and/or abroad. Zach Efron (yes, I know), travels around the world focusing his energy on ONE global issue. For example, he visits Paris, where he dives deeply into the issue of clean and healthy drinking water.

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Ohio State Board Pushes Back on Anti-DEI Bill

Confessions of a Community College Dean

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Oxford University cuts ties with Sackler family over links with opioids

The Guardian Higher Education

University follows other institutions in removing titles of family who make OxyContin painkiller The University of Oxford will cut its ties with the Sackler family, whose wealth came from addictive opioid drugs, removing the family’s name from buildings, galleries and positions funded through their donations. The university’s governing council approved the measure to strip the Sackler name from two galleries in the Ashmolean Museum and a university library as well as several staff positions, fol

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Dr. Leonard Taylor Appointed Director of the National Survey of Student Engagement at Indiana University Bloomington

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Leonard Taylor will become director of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) at Indiana University Bloomington, effective July. NSSE is part of the IU School of Education’s Center for Postsecondary Research. Dr. Leonard Taylor Taylor, currently an associate professor and program coordinator in Auburn University’s College of Education, will also become an associate professor in the school’s Higher Education and Student Affairs program.