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How Colleges Leverage Data to Retain Students as the Enrollment Cliff Looms

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Student performance has always been a key indicator of higher education institutions’ success. Florida International University has been at the vanguard of leveraging advanced technology to improve that performance for the better part of a decade. In 2014, the Florida Board of Governors, the governing body for all of the state’s public universities, adopted changes to the system for funding higher education.

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Rethinking DEI in Higher Education: Should the ‘I’ Stand for Integration Instead?

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

As diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts have come under attack, I wonder if higher education leaders shouldn’t begin to evolve the concept before policymakers strip away every tool we have to provide supports for students of color. This attack reminds me of the struggle to protect affirmative action, which was defended at both the state and federal levels for decades; but perhaps in protecting affirmative action, it prevented the field from envisioning the evolution of race-conscious a

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Has College Become Uncool?

Dr. Josie Ahlquist

Is college so 2017?Higher education has faced some serious challenges — especially regarding public perception and trust, and one could say we are up against a major consumer confidence crisis. Some campuses enjoy a steadfast enrollment cycle, while others are hardly holding on.

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When to Hire a College Counselor

Great College Advice

When to hire a college counselor: four groups of students who will benefit the most As the college admissions process continues to become more complex and more competitive, more and more high school students and families are turning to private college counselors for support and guidance. If your child is planning to go through the college application process soon, you may be wondering if you should hire a college counselo r.

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A Growing Number of Community Colleges Are Building HBCU Pipelines

Confessions of a Community College Dean

A Growing Number of Community Colleges Are Building HBCU Pipelines Sara Weissman Mon, 05/20/2024 - 03:00 AM Washtenaw Community College and other institutions are working with historically Black colleges and universities to help their students transfer, particularly in states without HBCUs.

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When a Commencement Speech Goes Viral

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Daniel Black’s 15-minute speech, which he delivered to Clark Atlanta University (CAU) graduates last weekend quickly spread like a wildfire across social media. Black, a CAU graduate who has taught English and African American Studies at the historically Black institution for the past 30 years, was surprised when he was asked to deliver the address.

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Summer Social Media Manager Guide

Dr. Josie Ahlquist

Summer’s here, but the pressure to deliver outstanding social media results isn’t taking a break. Whether you’re part of a team or a team of one, I want you to know you’re not in this alone. Social media is far from the days when I first became a strategist. Myspace, “The Facebook” and Instagram when it was only available on iPhones.

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The Litigation After the Protest Storm

Confessions of a Community College Dean

The Litigation After the Protest Storm kathryn.palmer… Tue, 05/21/2024 - 03:00 AM After tense campus protests over the Israel-Hamas War resulted in hundreds of arrests and suspensions, universities are facing a wave of lawsuits in the fallout.

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Report Suggests Promoting Transfer Pathways Can Help Reduce Costs

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The potential for community college students and adults with some college credit to obtain a future degree is limited by a higher education system that has not fully embraced the many pathways today’s learners take to complete a degree, according to a new white paper from the Center for Higher Education Policy and Practice’s (CHEPP). Center for Higher Education Policy and Practice has released white paper examining transfer credit pathways to student success.

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Ten Thoughts on the Future of Higher Education Finance

Robert Kelchen

Today is the first day of academic summer, which is a period of relative calm even though I am never really off as a department head. (I have a modest administrative stipend in the summer, but remain a nine-month faculty member and can devote most of my time to research.) My higher education finance class this spring was a blast, as I try to make the most of getting into the classroom on a limited basis.

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Higher Ed Institutions Are Enhancing Accessibility with a Variety of Tech Tools

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Technological tools, ranging from text-to-speech apps to audio-enhancing receivers, are being used more and more by schools to make content readily available to students with hearing and vision loss. The move to remote learning in recent years has emphasized the importance of creating inclusive learning environments, which has always been a challenging endeavor, says Jason Warner, associate CIO for academic technology services at Southern Methodist University.

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Lawmakers Sought to Mandate Class on Founding Documents. What Were Professors to Do?

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Lawmakers Sought to Mandate Class on Founding Documents. What Were Professors to Do? Ryan Quinn Fri, 05/24/2024 - 03:00 AM Conservative groups are pushing civics requirements in higher education, not just K-12. In North Carolina, undergraduates now must study the founding documents. Will other states follow?

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Report: Looking at What Contributes to Student Success and Persistence Among Mexican Americans

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In San Luiz, Arizona, along the border of the state and Sonora, Mexico, there is Gadsden Elementary School District #32, where more than 99% of its more than 5,000 students identified as Hispanic in 2020. Within that school district lies Southwest Junior High (SJH), a school comprising mostly Latinx (96%) students. Dr. Cindy Trejo According to Dr. Cindy Trejo, author of a new report produced by the Rutgers University’s Samuel Dewitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, & Justice, what

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Community is the cure: Combatting online learning’s loneliness epidemic

University Business

Last year, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy declared loneliness an epidemic in the United States. Citing research about the significant health consequences of isolation, Murthy urged the country to “prioritize building social connection the same way we have prioritized other critical public health issues such as tobacco, obesity and substance use disorders.

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Universities Harness the Cloud for Digital Archives

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Jim Duran came to his job knowing there would be challenges ahead. It was February 2018, and he’d just been appointed director of the Vanderbilt Television News Archive, one of the world’s largest collections of news broadcasts from national networks such as ABC, CBS and NBC. The archive had been growing quickly and steadily since the day it was created in 1968.

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Undergraduate Enrollment Picks Up Steam

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Undergraduate Enrollment Picks Up Steam Liam Knox Wed, 05/22/2024 - 03:00 AM Enrollment rose across regions and degree types this spring, with strong showings at community colleges. But there’s still a long road to post-pandemic recovery.

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Policy Matters for Black Youth Mental Health

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In a recent op-ed, we described the present challenges Black youth are facing regarding mental health. Sadly, these statistics continue to be alarming as rates remain high in comparison to their same-age white peers. These trends stubbornly persist, which points to the systemic nature of the issue. Dr. Lauren C. Mims We focus, primarily, on systemic issues in K-12 schools as spaces where Black youth spend the majority of their days — an environment meant for their growth and development — academ

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Spring enrollment may be big relief for struggling colleges

University Business

Spring sowed enrollment growth across various credential types, sectors and student demographics, according to the latest estimates from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. It marks the first year-over-year increase in spring enrollment since the pandemic and the second consecutive semester of gains. Overall enrollment grew by 2.5%, and all but six states saw increases with Georgia leading the pack at 6.1%.

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Managing Data Exfiltration Risks with Open Access in Higher Ed

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Colleges and universities are prime targets for cyberattackers, mainly because they’re a goldmine of valuable data including student and staff personal information, research results and financial records. It’s no longer about trying to fend off attacks or kicking out the bad actors once they’re in. Keeping a tight lid on data leaving higher education systems, thereby preventing data exfiltration, is a key part of a solid cyberdefense strategy.

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South Dakota Bans Pronouns, Tribal Affiliations in University Email Signatures

Confessions of a Community College Dean

South Dakota Bans Pronouns, Tribal Affiliations in University Email Signatures kathryn.palmer… Wed, 05/22/2024 - 03:00 AM Civil liberties advocates and students say the South Dakota Board of Regents’ new policy is part of a larger effort to “erase queer people from the public university system.

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Updated ACE Report Reveals Progress, Persistent Disparities

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Though the number Hispanic and Black students enrolling in undergraduate programs has increased in recent years, completion rates continue to lag somewhat behind, according to a report released by the American Council on Education (ACE). Dr. Ted Mitchell “ The Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: 2024 Status Report ” comprises updated data showing significant disparities in attainment levels among underrepresented groups by race and ethnicity despite growing diversity.

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A look at a unique law that makes transfer credits count

University Business

In a first for higher ed, Colorado lawmakers are taking a stab at cleaning up credit transfer loss in a new law signed by the governor this past weekend. The Institution of Higher Education Transparency Requirements , signed this weekend by Gov. Jared Polis, guarantees a “seamless transfer of course credit” by requiring all four-year institutions to compile a public report on all the credits they accept and reject, a first among all U.S. states.

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AI-Driven Analytics Help Ohio State University Manage Stadium Crowds

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

During college football season, more than 102,000 fans squeeze into Ohio Stadium to watch the Ohio State Buckeyes play. They want to be in their seats to enjoy the game, not stuck in lengthy lines for food, beverages and restrooms, potentially missing key moments in the action. To reduce wait times, The Ohio State University’s athletics department is working on technology that will allow fans to check a mobile app and find the shortest lines in the 102-year-old stadium.

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American Sociological Assoc. Members Call for Gaza Ceasefire

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Members of the American Sociological Association (ASA) have passed a resolution calling “for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza” and supporting “members’ academic freedom, including but not limited to defending scholars’ right to speak out against Zionist occupation.

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While Spring Enrollment is Up, Experts Advise Caution

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Spring enrollment numbers are looking up across the postsecondary sector, according to the latest data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, which collects data from almost all U.S. institutions. Their new report, " Current Term Enrollment Estimates Spring 2024 ," shows that undergraduate enrollment grew 2.5% since spring 2023, which means over 359,000 more students enrolled this spring to pursue their bachelor’s degree, associate degree, or certificate.

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Labour says early general election leaves many government commitments ‘in the bin’ – UK politics live

The Guardian Higher Education

Bills, including smoking ban for people born after 2009, unlikely to become law before 4 July vote Sign up for our general election newsletter Rishi Sunak is now speaking at an event in Ilkeston in Derbyshire. It is in the Erewash constituency, where the Tory MP Maggie Throup had a majority of 10,606 at the last election. He repeats the claim that a Labour government would cost every family £2,000.

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U.S. voters want higher ed reform. Will it play a big role this election season?

University Business

Election season has voters thinking about higher education reform and what lawmakers can do to reduce costs and improve outcomes, according to a new survey by Third Way , a center-left think tank based out of Washington D.C. Of the 1,500 registered U.S. voters surveyed, nearly two-thirds (64%) believe action must be taken to address affordability and the ROI of college degrees, describing the two issues as “top” or “major” priorities.

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Interim Suspensions Leave MIT Student Protesters Stranded

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Interim Suspensions Leave MIT Student Protesters Stranded Johanna Alonso Mon, 05/20/2024 - 03:00 AM The university, which is home to a large number of families, gave suspended students a week to find new lodgings. Administrators said they acted in the interest of the rights of everyone on campus.

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Providing Wraparound Services for UCONN’s Asian American Studies

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Within Hartford, Connecticut, lies a vast community made up of people from across the Asian continent. The Asian population in Hartford County alone totals more than 53,000, making it one of the counties in the state with the most Asian residents. This marks an increase of more than 15,000 Asian people in the county since 2010. The city and area hold a large population of people from places such as India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, along with more recent refugees from Afghanistan and Syria, accor

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Rishi Sunak faces cabinet backlash over plans to curb foreign student visas

The Guardian Higher Education

Education secretary Gillian Keegan, Jeremy Hunt and David Cameron oppose move, while university leaders warn of economic and cultural impact Rishi Sunak is facing a cabinet revolt over plans to scrap a graduate visa scheme that allows overseas students to live and work in the UK for up to two years after graduation. Under pressure from some on the right of his party to demonstrate that the Tories are tougher on immigration than Labour, Downing Street is considering further restricting or even en

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How Video Bars Enhance Hybrid Learning in Higher Education

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Since the world changed in the spring of 2020, academic institutions have adapted their learning environments to support both hybrid and remote learning. Today, universities are incorporating technologies such as high-end cameras, ceiling- and table-mounted microphones, and large digital displays to transform what were traditional classrooms and lecture halls.

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UC Academic Workers Strike Over Pro-Palestinian Protest Arrests

Confessions of a Community College Dean

UC Academic Workers Strike Over Pro-Palestinian Protest Arrests Ryan Quinn Tue, 05/21/2024 - 03:00 AM A walkout at the University of California, Santa Cruz could spread to other campuses in the state. The university system is calling the strike “illegal.

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Howard Joins Atlanta University Center Institutions in EDTECH Africa Initiative

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The EDTECH Africa announcement came during a recent special Kenyan state visit to Atlanta planned to address investments for a shared future through higher education. The initiative will involve Howard University and the Atlanta University Consortium. Howard University A handful of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) is partnering in EDTECH Africa, an initiative serving as an emerging technology bridge between the institutions and African scholars.

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Ex-ministers warn UK universities will go bust without higher fees or funding

The Guardian Higher Education

Exclusive : Vice-chancellors suggest fee rise of £2,000 to £3,500 a year, but others say that is ‘politically impossible’ Vice-chancellors and former ministers are warning that the cash crisis facing universities is so serious that the next government will have to urgently raise tuition fees or increase funding to avoid bankruptcies within two years.

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Can these colleges, accreditors breathe new life into a bachelor’s degree?

University Business

A three-year bachelor’s degree program may have never looked more plausible than in 2024. Several colleges are concluding their first official term this spring or launching this fall and many more are in the middle of small-cohort pilot programs. The catalyst? College leaders are slowly gaining confidence to challenge the centuries-old maxim of a 120-credit baccalaureate program. “It’s the fear of the unknown,” says Sonny Ramaswamy, president of the Northwest Commission o

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Live: College Leaders Testify on Capitol Hill

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Live: College Leaders Testify on Capitol Hill David Ho Thu, 05/23/2024 - 12:01 AM A House committee is questioning the presidents of Northwestern and Rutgers universities and the chancellor of UCLA about their responses to campus antisemitism and student protests. Follow Inside Higher Ed’s live coverage of the hearing here.

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Leading Toward Impact: Diversity and Leadership in Higher Education

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The nation and its colleges and universities have wrestled with racial injustice and the challenges of diversity for centuries. Cans were kicked down the road from the Constitutional founders to the Civil War to the long-hoped gains of the 1960s civil rights era. There have been twists and turns, steps forward and back. A confounding hurdle since the 1970s and 1980s has been the aspiration to increase the number of previously underrepresented, especially people of color, in the ranks of universi