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Academic Approach to AI Maturing as Technology Evolves

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Academic Approach to AI Maturing as Technology Evolves David Ho Thu, 05/09/2024 - 03:00 AM At the Digital Universities U.S. event in St. Louis, digital transformation, the pandemic’s aftermath and the ongoing rise of AI were front and center.

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Report: Increasing Numbers of Community Colleges are Offering Bachelor's Degrees

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

More community colleges in the U.S. are beginning to offer bachelor's degrees in addition to their usual offerings, and many of them serve minority populations, according to a recent report from The Community College Baccalaureate Association (CCBA) and higher ed consulting firm Bragg & Associates Inc. Dr. Debra Bragg According to the report , a CCB college is defined as a school that presently or historically confers mostly sub-baccalaureate degrees – such as associate degrees – and confers

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AP Scores and College Admissions

Great College Advice

Do AP Scores Matter for College Admissions? When it comes to navigating high school and preparing for college, there are a million decisions you have to make, including your approach to AP scores. As you probably know, the AP in AP scores stands for ‘advanced placement.’ It should be no surprise, then, that AP courses and AP exams can be challenging.

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Higher ed’s hefty price tag forces students to reconsider its value

University Business

Nationwide, folks are reconsidering the need for a college degree. Their reasons have varied over the years, but most people will tell you cost is their greatest barrier to entry in 2024. That’s according to a recent survey from Gallup and the Lumina Foundation, the latest read on Americans’ perceptions of the overwhelming cost of pursuing higher education.

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A $237M Donation Draws Skepticism

Confessions of a Community College Dean

A $237M Donation Draws Skepticism kathryn.palmer… Tue, 05/07/2024 - 03:00 AM Florida A&M celebrated a massive gift from a little-known donor announced at its commencement. But the lack of information about Gregory Gerami and his company has seeded doubts.

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FAMU Says Philanthropic Contribution is Legit

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Shortly after Florida A&M University — a historically Black university — announced last weekend that entrepreneur Gregory Gerami donated $237.75 million to the university to support student success initiatives and athletics, many who were suspicious took to social media to express their skepticism. Gerami, a Texas hemp farmer and entrepreneur who is the chief executive officer of the Issac Batterson 7th Family Trust is an obscure figure in the philanthropic world.

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AP Scores and College Admissions

Great College Advice

Do AP Scores Matter for College Admissions? When it comes to navigating high school and preparing for college, there are a million decisions you have to make, including your approach to AP scores. As you probably know, the AP in AP scores stands for ‘advanced placement.’ It should be no surprise, then, that AP courses and AP exams can be challenging.

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Universities Consider Divestment Demands

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Universities Consider Divestment Demands Josh Moody Tue, 05/07/2024 - 03:00 AM As pro-Palestinian protests continue across the U.S., some colleges have struck deals with students to consider divestment in exchange for packing up encampments.

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Going Boldly: Purposeful Engagement, Critical Thinking, and Success in College

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

At the end of each academic year, millions of high school seniors across the country are ceremonially launched into their futures. For many, that future commences with an anxious summer followed by the start of college. Well before the first college lecture, however, newly enrolled college students should consider a couple questions and a few simple steps that can lower barriers to college success.

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Symplicity Spotlight: Bill Heinrich, PhD

Symplicity

Each and every day, our client managers and implementation managers across the globe help make our clients' day-to-day just a little bit easier so that they can better support students and employers. With a client support team that comes from across the student success spectrum, clients continuously speak to the dedication of our client support team, and at Symplicity want to give them the attention they deserve.

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Via in the Field: Inside the OSAC Academic Sector Committee Meeting

Via's

One might think from the name that a meeting of the OSAC (Overseas Security Advisory Council) Academic Sector Committee would showcase a rigid bureaucracy, particularly given its connection with the U.S. Department of State. But the community of OSAC members are collegial and welcoming, eager to share best practices in handling the risks involved in study abroad and other university travel experiences.

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Dueling Narratives Emerge After Arrests at UVA

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Dueling Narratives Emerge After Arrests at UVA Josh Moody Fri, 05/10/2024 - 03:00 AM Police forcefully cleared an encampment at the University of Virginia after what officials describe as “aggressive” protester behavior. Videos cast doubts on those claims.

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Legends Henry and Shirley Frye Honored with Renaming of A&T Building

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has renamed its Academic Classroom Building, one of its most high-profile buildings. The building, with its angular green and white façade, will be known as Henry E. and Shirley T. Frye Hall, named after two of its most prominent alumni, 1953 graduates Justice Henry Frye and his wife, Shirley Frye.

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Course-sharing? Make sure you follow these 4 quality assurance checks

University Business

Online learning modalities are a must-have for many institutions trying to broaden their enrollment base. But as colleges and universities continue to leverage the new space, scrutiny around quality assurance and consumer protection is growing, too. Thankfully, Quality Matters, a nonprofit organization focused on online and blended learning, has developed a new framework to help colleges and universities involved in a course-sharing consortium gauge how much value they’re providing to stud

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From CCS Classroom to Disney+ Animation Studio: CCS Assistant Professor of Illustration Betsy Bauer is Defying Time Zones and Training Creatives

College for Creative Study

For most animators, working on a Star Wars series is the ultimate dream. And for CCS Assistant Professor of Illustration, Betsy Bauer it’s a box she can check. Currently working as a color script supervisor at Wild Canary Animation, a sub-contractor of Disney’s Lucasfilm, Bauer also splits her time as a full-time faculty member of the Illustration department at CCS.

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Researchers Investigating Generative AI and Scholarly Publishing

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Researchers Investigating Generative AI and Scholarly Publishing kathryn.palmer… Mon, 05/06/2024 - 03:00 AM A new study by Ithaka S+R seeks to gain insight into the technology’s potential to transform the production of academic scholarship.

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Report Finds Increased Interest in Higher Ed for Career Advancement

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Lumina Foundation and Gallup's State of Higher Education 2024 Report Lumina Foundation and Gallup While interest in higher education is increasingly high among adults, many perspective students see cost as a hindrance while some current students are dispirited by emotional stress, according to a new study by Lumina Foundation and Gallup. The State of Higher Education 2024 Report documents how current, prospective, and stopped-out students view post-high school education pathways, their access to

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How To Share A Digital Diploma on LinkedIn

Parchment

Why is LinkedIn important for recent graduates and recent certifications holders? It’s the home of many recruiters and hiring managers that are looking for talent (and looking for people that have your skills). You worked hard, so make sure you put your academic credentials to work! Adding your digital diploma, digital certificate, or digital badge to LinkedIn is a great way to share with your network your success!

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Sydney James is the 2024 Distinguished Alumni

College for Creative Study

Muralist Sydney G. James, College for Creative Studies’ 2024 Distinguished Alumni, has had a big impact on the art world — and not just because of the size of her artwork. “I really have been floating this entire time, wherever the wind kind of blows me to where I think I might want to go or do,” said James (Illustration ’01). “And even if I’m not doing exactly what I thought I’d be doing, where the wind blew me put me somewhere else where I needed to be.

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Universities Face Misinformation Amid Pro-Palestinan Protests

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Universities Face Misinformation Amid Pro-Palestinan Protests Lauren.Coffey@… Mon, 05/06/2024 - 03:00 AM How—and if—universities should combat misinformation causes its own divisions.

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YOHANNIS A. JOB

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Yohannis A. Job Yohannis A. Job has been named vice president of enrollment management at Benedict College. He served as vice president and dean of enrollment management at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. Job holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration -marketing from the University of Arkansas, and a juris doctorate from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

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The 2024 State of Facilities in Higher Education

University Business

Higher education is still finding its footing post pandemic. Age-old notions of what a campus is and what it could be are evolving, student demographics are changing, inflation is compressing operations budgets, and the facilities workforce is shrinking. The 11th edition of Gordian’s comprehensive report examines these trends and explores how higher ed leaders are navigating these new realities and the challenges of space, spending, and staff.

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Ralph Gilles of Stellantis Named 2024 CCS Commencement Speaker

College for Creative Study

College for Creative Studies (CCS) is pleased to welcome Ralph Gilles, Stellantis Chief Design Officer, as the honorary degree recipient and commencement speaker for the graduating class of 2024. Gilles graduated from CCS with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Transportation Design and joins a list of recent commencement speakers including Doug Chiang, Patricia Moore, Kevin Beasley ‘07, Edward T.

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Lead Without Shrinking

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Lead Without Shrinking Sarah Bray Mon, 05/06/2024 - 03:00 AM Too often, women in academe must second-guess our well-earned authority, minimize our accomplishments or dim our light to make others comfortable, writes Roshni Rao.

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Zamani-Gallaher Appointed Dean of School of Education

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher has been named the Renée and Richard Goldman Endowed Dean of the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. “I am honored and excited to serve as the Renée and Richard Goldman Endowed Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education,” said Zamani-Gallaher, a professor in the Pittsburgh’s Department of Educational Foundations, Organizations, and Policy.

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Guarding Higher Ed’s Data Goldmine

University Business

Higher education institutions house huge amounts of sensitive data, and therefore increasingly become targets for cybercriminals, who use sophisticated methods to steal data from campus community members including students, instructors, researchers, staff, alumni, donors, and more. Understanding the complex relationship between privacy, security, and compliance is vital to securing the goldmine of data at any institution.

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Goldsmiths University to keep Black British literature course open

The Guardian Higher Education

Exclusive: Reversal comes after backlash from students and writers including Booker winner Bernardine Evaristo Goldsmiths, University of London, will keep its Black British literature course open after a backlash from students and writers including the Booker prize-winner Bernardine Evaristo. The decision is a reversal of April’s announcement that the master’s degree in Black British literature, alongside other courses, would be axed as part of a cost-cutting programme affecting 132 academic job

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Accreditor: Keystone College in ‘Danger of Imminent Closure’

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Accreditor: Keystone College in ‘Danger of Imminent Closure’ Ryan Quinn Thu, 05/09/2024 - 03:00 AM The Middle States Commission on Higher Education warns of “misleading information” circulating about the Pennsylvania institution’s dire straits. Students can’t be sure their college will exist come fall.

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The Future is Bright for Indiana University's 15-Year-Old Graduate

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Khaya Njumbe. On May 8, Khaya Njumbe walked across the commencement stage at Indiana University (IU) Northwest. At 15 years old, he is one of Indiana’s youngest ever bachelor’s degree recipients. Two weeks later, he will walk across the stage to receive his high school diploma, adding one last credential to the collection he’s been building since he was 11 years old, when he took his first dual enrollment courses.

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US Department of Education announces grant program to boost FAFSA completion

University Business

The U.S. Department of Education announced a multimillion-dollar grant program on Monday to help students apply for federal financial aid. It comes after the rollout of changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, caused delays throughout this year’s college admissions process. The changes were meant to make it easier to fill out and expand access to Pell Grants, which don’t need to be repaid.

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ResEdChat Ep 69: Exploring White Accountability Groups and Racial Justice in Residence Life with Dr. Kathy Obear

Roompact

In this episode of Roompact’s ResEdChat, Crystal is joined by Dr. Kathy Obear, President of the Center for Transformation and Change, to delve into her latest book, "Leading White Accountability Groups in Your Organization." Together, they examine the purpose and the importance of intentionality in creating white accountability groups, as well as the significance of establishing a confidential space for discussing whiteness for white identifying folx.

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Colorado Bill Seen as Model for Improving Credit Transfer

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Colorado Bill Seen as Model for Improving Credit Transfer jessica.blake@… Tue, 05/07/2024 - 03:00 AM The measure, passed on a bipartisan basis, would guarantee that more courses count toward students’ majors and require transparency on colleges’ transfer activity.

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MELISSA SMILEY

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Melissa Smiley Melissa Smiley has been named chief of staff and university relations officer at Wayne State University. She served as chief of staff at WorkMoney. Smiley holds a bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College as well as an MPH, a Master of Urban Planning degree, and a Ph.D. in epidemiological science from the University of Michigan.

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First Time Presenter Reflection Blog

NACADA

The NACADA 2024 Annual Conference’s theme of “A Beautiful Day in the Burgh,” rooted in the work of Fred Rogers and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, invites us to connect with our advising neighborhood, our colleagues across the country and around the globe, both in-person in Pittsburgh and in virtual spaces. These connections can make our big conference seem small, as we strengthen, share, and reinvigorate our advising knowledge and practices.

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UK university courses on race and colonialism facing axe due to cuts

The Guardian Higher Education

Academics warn loss of higher education arts and humanities courses will harm understanding of racism and imperial history Cuts to arts and humanities subjects within higher education will have damaging implications for our understanding of race and colonialism, academics have warned. Petitions have been launched to save anthropology at Kent University, where the subject has come under threat of closure, while Oxford Brookes confirmed the closure of its music programme earlier this year.

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College-Bound Students Concerned About AI Skills

Confessions of a Community College Dean

College-bound students are heavy users of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, but that may be driven by concerns they will face disadvantages without it, a new report released Monday finds. More than half of the students surveyed worried about AI’s impact on them achieving their college and career goals and many had competitive concerns about how other students were using AI, according to the report from the Art & Science Group LLC, a market intelligence firm for higher education instit

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Association to Welcome Woodson Ambassadors Program at Upcoming Conference

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History has announced its Woodson Ambassador Program launch for the 109th Annual Conference, Sept. 25-29, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Carter G. Woodson The Association for the Study of African American Life and History The program — an early professional training for history, public history, and museum studies scholars — is named after Dr.