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A Close Look at Higher Education Enrollment in Fall 2023

Higher Education Today

Title: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center’s Regular Updates on Higher Education Enrollment Source: National Student Clearinghouse The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) continues to provide up-to-date enrollment trends to highlight disparities in pandemic recovery across differing student and institutional characteristics. The NSC’s latest report encapsulates comprehensive data concerning 9.6 million students, both undergraduate and graduate, reported by.

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Virginia State University is First HBCU to Host General Election Presidential Debate

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Virginia State University will host the second presidential debate of the 2024 election cycle Oct. 1, becoming the first HBCU to host a general election presidential debate. “We are honored and grateful to have been chosen as a host for a 2024 Presidential Debate,” said VSU President Dr. Makola M. Abdullah. “This is a historic moment for our university and for HBCUs nationwide.

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Gaza Speech Allegedly Blocked by National Communication Association

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Gaza Speech Allegedly Blocked by National Communication Association Ryan Quinn Tue, 11/21/2023 - 03:00 AM A historic moment for Palestinians at the organization’s annual conference was shut down over concerns about calling the deaths in Gaza “genocide,” professors say.

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Technological Security for Business Success

Higher Education Whisperer

Craig Davis, Andrew McCallum, Mandy Snashall, & Petr AdamekGreetings from the Canberra Innovation Network, where an.auDA panel is discussing "Unlocking Success: Harnessing Technological Disruption for Business Growth". Having spent much of the last week and a bit answering media enquirers about the Optus outage, as an ANU expert, I would like a little less technological disruption.

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Eliminating Gaps in Physical Security Coverage to Improve Campus Safety

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Thieves, vandals and other criminals looking for easy prey may want to leave Bowie State University off their list of potential targets. The Maryland institution, recognized regularly for its innovation and as a leader among historically Black colleges and universities, is in the midst of a campuswide initiative focused on modernizing its video surveillance system.

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Building a Thriving Workforce for Early Learning Through Higher Education

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The early learning sector plays a crucial role in shaping the foundation of children's education and future success. However, the shortage of qualified professionals poses significant challenges, hindering access to quality early learning programs and impeding economic growth. To address these issues, it is imperative to focus on building a thriving workforce through higher education.

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Data Show Strong Return on Investment for UNC Grads

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Data Show Strong Return on Investment for UNC Grads kathryn.palmer… Tue, 11/21/2023 - 03:00 AM A new report shows that 94 percent of the system’s undergraduate degree programs yield positive economic outcomes for graduates.

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How Disaster Recovery Solutions Help Universities Get Their Data Back

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

At Butler University, the cloud is a key piece of the school’s disaster recovery strategy. The IT team backs up systems across multiple data centers, and it uses Synology to add an extra layer of protection with cloud-based backups. “With the encryption of backups and deletion of backups as part of ransomware attacks these days, we wanted to have that air-gapped solution of backups in the cloud.

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Alabama A&M University to Lead Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Alabama A&M University's Marching Maroon and White marching band will lead the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year. They will be the first HBCU marching band to kick off the event. Alabama A&M University Marching Maroon and White Band Alabama A&M Additionally, the band’s auxiliary unit, The Dancin' Divas , will be featured in a special performance with the famous Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall.

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Online Enrollments Spike at Community Colleges

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Online Enrollments Spike at Community Colleges Sara Weissman Mon, 11/20/2023 - 03:00 AM Federal data suggest larger shares of students at two-year colleges are enrolling online. Higher ed experts say the trend calls for more online supports.

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New Data: 2023 DEI Trends & 2024 Opportunities

Paradigm IQ

This year has been an undeniable challenge for companies and DEI practitioners committed to building more diverse, equitable, and inclusive companies. The momentum fueling DEI slowed — a change driven by a combination of economic uncertainty, the increasing politicization of diversity-related topics, and fatigue — but world events with DEI-related implications d.

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Symplicity welcomes back NZUni Talent as a partner

Symplicity

Symplicity® Corporation , the global leader in student employability, wellness, and success, welcomes back New Zealand Uni Talent , the network of all eight New Zealand Universities, and looks forward to supporting and collaborating with them once again in providing opportunities for students to engage with employers.

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New Jersey Launches Free Online Tool to Connect College Students Facing Basic Needs Insecurity to Resources

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In an effort to address basic needs insecurity among students, the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) launched a free online tool to connect college students to basic needs resources. Gov. Phil Murphy The navigation tool provides students a place to look up resources and information for matters such as housing, food, transportation, childcare, and state assistance processes.

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Survey Teaser: Helping Students Prepare for Life After College

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Survey Teaser: Helping Students Prepare for Life After College colleen.flaherty Tue, 11/21/2023 - 03:00 AM Respondents to the newest Student Voice survey seem to value passion as much as practicality in preparing for a career and expect moderate to high levels of support from professors and academic advisers in this area. Students also weigh in on what career centers are doing right—and could be doing better.

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Anna Ramos Discusses SAC Experience

PUC

The Society of Adventist Communicators, commonly referred to as SAC, traditionally organizes an annual conference that serves as a nexus for communicators, journalists, media professionals, and individuals involved in the realm of communication.

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High court to consider whether universities owe students legal duty of care

The Guardian Higher Education

Campaigners say move would save lives and bring England and Wales in line with other countries The high court is to consider for the first time whether universities owe a legal duty of care to their students, which campaigners argue would save lives and bring England and Wales in line with other countries. The landmark hearing next month comes at a time of widespread concern about declining student mental health and a number of widely reported suicides, including that of Natasha Abrahart, 20, wh

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No Country for Anyone, Particularly at Michigan State University

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

“I have all confidence that Trustee Vassar is going to lead us extraordinarily into this next phase as we go into some very important decision-making with the new presidential search and other things coming up.” – Trustee Brianna T. Scott On Sunday, October 22, Michigan State University (MSU) Trustee Brianna Scott presented a seven-page letter to the board calling for the removal of Dr.

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Will the Feds Strip Colleges’ Funds Over Anti-Jewish, Muslim Bias?

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Will the Feds Strip Colleges’ Funds Over Anti-Jewish, Muslim Bias? Katherine Knott Mon, 11/20/2023 - 03:00 AM Pulling federal money from colleges would happen only after a long, complicated process. For the Education Department, it would be a “nuclear option.

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UW-Parkside looks to cut 50 full-time jobs, about 10% of its workforce - Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, Higher Ed Dive

Ray Schroeder

The University of Wisconsin Parkside plans to cut 50 full-time equivalent jobs, amounting to roughly 10% of its workforce, to help remedy a multi-million dollar budget shortfall. The public institution will achieve the reductions through layoffs, attrition and voluntary departures, Scott Menke, its interim chancellor, wrote in a campus message last week.

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UK universities paying millions in agent fees to secure international students

The Guardian Higher Education

Student recruitment industry has rapidly expanded as universities become increasingly dependent on income from overseas Education agents are earning record commissions sourcing international students for UK universities, with one institution spending £28m on agent fees last year alone. The figures obtained by the Observer give an insight into the lucrative student recruitment industry, which has grown rapidly amid a rise in international student numbers and increasing dependence by some universi

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Diverse Co-Founders Honored at ASHE Conference

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Diverse co-founders Frank L. Matthews and Dr. William E. Cox (posthumously) were presented with the Leadership Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) at their annual meeting in Minneapolis last Friday. ASHE executive director Dr. Jason P. Guilbeau with Will Cox, president of Diverse: Issues In Higher Education and Frank Matthews, co-founder of the publication and ASHE president Dr.

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USC Probes Star Neuroscientist on Research Fraud Allegations

Confessions of a Community College Dean

USC Probes Star Neuroscientist on Research Fraud Allegations Marjorie Valbrun Wed, 11/22/2023 - 03:00 AM The university is investigating Berislav Zlokovic after his lab members described image and notebook manipulation.

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Answers sought as UA projects $240M budget shortfall BY HOWARD FISCHER, Eastern Arizona Couri-

Ray Schroeder

Gov. Katie Hobbs said Monday she doesn't believe the University of Arizona should be balancing its newly disclosed budget shortfall by cutting financial aid, which is being considered. The governor said she is still looking for answers from UA officials about how its estimates of the cash it had on hand for the current fiscal year was off by about $240 million.

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How Colleges Bring Learning to Incarcerated Individuals

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

“There’s a shift among the students. You hear them asking each other things like, ‘What are you learning? What did you think of the test?’” Daniel McGloin, director of the Prison Education Partnership for the University of Maine at Augusta, is describing the mindset change that incarcerated students experience when they begin taking courses through UMA.

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Old Dominion University Launches Program to Address Lack of Minority Faculty

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Old Dominion University’s (ODU) Darden College of Education and Professional Studies is launching a program to help address disparities in the number of minorritized higher ed faculty. Old Dominion University ODU’s Holmes Scholars program – its primary goal is equity, diversity and cultural competence in higher ed and PK-12 schools – will offer mentorship, peer support, and professional development.

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Who Is a Faculty Peer?

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Who Is a Faculty Peer? Sarah Bray Wed, 11/22/2023 - 03:00 AM Breda Eubank, Irene Shankar and Mary-Lee Mulholland explore the potential bias in so-called peer evaluations of teaching.

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Magdalen College Announces Closure - Josh Moody, Inside Higher Ed

Ray Schroeder

Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts, a small Catholic institution in New Hampshire, will close at the end of the academic year due to low enrollment and financial challenges, WMUR 9 reported. The local ABC affiliate reported that Magdalen currently enrolls about 60 students. “After careful evaluation of the college’s financial challenges and a thorough review of alternatives, the Board of Trustees reluctantly has decided to close the college after graduation in May 2024.

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Home for the Holidays: Tips for Healthy Transitions for Individuals with Learning Differences

CIP

The holidays may be one of the more stressful times of the year for individuals with learning differences and their families - but, it does not have to be that way. Here are tips and resources from CIP's staff on making the most out of your holiday season.

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Benedict Staffer Named Outstanding Educator of the Year by ESSENCE

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Jamila S. Lyn, director of specialized programming at Benedict College, an HBCU in South Carolina, will be awarded Outstanding Educator of the Year during ESSENCE’s Nov. 24 A Journey of Joy holiday special. Jamila S. Lyn Lyn will be recognized by Warner Bros. Pictures for her community activism and commitment to educating HBCU students. In he current role, Lyn works with the Benedict Student Success Center, striving towards improving student retention and degree completion.

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Debating the ‘Art’ of Institutional Statements

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Debating the ‘Art’ of Institutional Statements jessica.blake@… Wed, 11/22/2023 - 03:00 AM Four university presidents discussed the growing challenge of deciding when and whether to weigh in on controversial domestic or international affairs.

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David Turner obituary

The Guardian Higher Education

My father, David Turner, who has died aged 77, was a highly respected and renowned computer scientist whose name will always be associated with functional programming, and the lead that the UK still takes in developing and fostering the discipline. David was an early advocate for functional programming, which promises a higher-level, more abstract approach to writing software.

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The promise and power of Non-Violent Communication

Teaching Matters Academic Support

In this extra post, Glen Cousquer, Lecturer and Programme Coordinator in One Health↗️ and Conservation Medicine↗️, explores the power of transformative and genuine dialogue in addressing all forms of oppression, including bullying.

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Ellucian Foundation to Award Grants to 25 Two-Year Colleges

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Ellucian Foundation will award grants to 25 two-year colleges to help support students facing economic challenges. Laura K. Ipsen The global 2023 Progress, Accomplishment, Thriving, Hope (PATH) Scholarship consists of $10,000-$25,000 grants to higher ed institutions to help students with expenses such as housing, tuition, and food. Individual students receive awards of up to $1,500 with limited exceptions.

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Can Grad Students Defend Us Against Misinformation?

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Can Grad Students Defend Us Against Misinformation? Sarah Bray Tue, 11/21/2023 - 03:00 AM Yes, if they communicate with the general public, not just other academics, and prioritize becoming camera-ready, writes Betty S. Lai. Byline(s) Betty S.

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Q&A: Kyla Guru Brings Gen Z into the Cybersecurity Conversation

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

While most of her peers were preparing for their driving tests, Kyla Guru was making cybersecurity training available to vulnerable groups and partnering with a high school classmate to create a tech conference for girls. Now a senior at Stanford University studying computer science and international security while also completing her master’s degree, Guru, one of 30 Higher Ed IT Influencers to Follow, spoke to EdTech about her inspirations, how her education has refined her views on cybersecuri

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Podcast: Broader technical landscape and key players in Generative AI – Episode 4 (20 mins)

Teaching Matters Online Learning

The fourth and final episode of Generative AI podcast series↗️ features James Stewart, a lecturer at Science, Technology and Innovations studies↗️, The University of Edinburgh. This episode provides a comprehensive exploration of Generative AI, discussing its influence not only in academia but also across industries, and delving into the key players in this dynamic landscape.

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MELISSA L. GILLIAM

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Melissa Gilliam Melissa L. Gilliam has been named president of Boston University. She serves as the executive vice president and provost of The Ohio State University. Gilliam holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Yale University, a master’s in philosophy and politics from the University of Oxford, a Doctor of Medicine degree from Harvard University, and an MPH from the University of Illinois Chicago.

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