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Doing More with Less: HSIs and the Recipe for Upward Mobility

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) offer more upward mobility for their students when compared to Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs), despite having fewer resources. By examining a decade’s worth of data, including what percentage of students see at least one economic quintile jump after graduation, Rutgers University’s Center for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) has reemphasized the critical role that HSIs play in creating access and opportunity for all their students, including thei

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NextGen Higher Ed: 15 Women Shaping the Future of Marketing and Communications

Dr. Josie Ahlquist

A new generation of women is poised to lead the charge in the ever-evolving landscape of higher education marketing and communications. This post spotlights 15 remarkable women who are the next wave of higher ed marketing and communications leaders. We sought out women in all pockets of marketing and communications at the director level and below.

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Preparing Students for Future Work Using Narrative Approaches

The Scholarly Teacher

Michael J. Stebleton , University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Gary Peters , University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Keywords : Work, Career Development, Narrative Writing Key Statement: Given the uncertainty of future work for graduates, educators can be career influencers by integrating career-related projects, including narrative writing assignments, into the curriculum.

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New College of Florida Hires Professor Who Champions Colonialism

Confessions of a Community College Dean

New College of Florida Hires Professor Who Champions Colonialism Ryan Quinn Fri, 03/08/2024 - 03:00 AM The institution’s president has appointed Bruce Gilley—who’s argued that a “European moral revolution” ended Africa’s “endemic slave empires” and said the transgender flag symbolizes mutilating children—to teach.

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Report: Most Selective Private Higher Ed Institutions Enroll Insufficient Numbers of Latino Undergrads

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Most selective private colleges and universities in the U.S. still have disproportionately low enrollment numbers for Latino first-time, full-time undergraduate students, according to a recent report from The Education Trust. Sandra Perez The sequel to a 2020 report on Black and Latino enrollment at selective U.S. public institutions, the report turns its attention to the nation’s private schools, namely the 122 most selective private four-year colleges and universities in the nation.

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Is Student Affairs Ready for Influencer Marketing?

Dr. Josie Ahlquist

Whether on TikTok, Instagram, or YouTube, Influencers are everywhere. So, how can higher education better approach marketing and communications strategies to positively influence current and future students? In this session, three models of student influencer programs will be shared, from low-budget ambassador programs to paid influencer content on platforms like Instagram and TikTok.

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The 4 trends shaping the admissions process in 2024, per report

University Business

The college admissions process has endured some notable changes recently thanks to the rise of AI and the Supreme Court decision ruling on affirmative action. Couple that with higher staff turnover and college recruitment challenges, colleges and universities must be ready to adapt to continue reeling in talented and diverse cohorts of students. Thankfully, admissions management service Acuity Insights has identified some key trends shaping the landscape this year and some of the best practices

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Black Students Less Likely Identified for Special Ed When They Have Black Teachers

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Black students in elementary school, particularly Black boys, are less likely to be identified for special education when their teachers are also Black, according to a new report published by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Dr. Cassandra Hart The report, Teacher-Student Race Match and Identification for Discretionary Educational Services , analyzes administrative data from North Carolina elementary schools from 2008 to 2013 to determine whether having Black teachers would a

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Reddit IPO Implications for Higher Ed Leaders Seeking to Rebuild Trust

Campus Sonar

Reddit filed to go public on the New York Stock Exchange last month, and I paid close attention. Its prospectus highlights the impact the anonymous forum site has on public trust—and how higher education leaders can leverage the insight within its 17 billion posts and comments to rebuild trust and inform a proactive, audience-centric market strategy.

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For the first time, over 25% of the world’s 200 best institutions are led by women

University Business

Female college students have outpaced their male counterparts for up to four decades, while the proportion of women at the helm of U.S. institutions still lags far behind. While there has been little movement to address this gap, a new report from Times Higher Education (THE) suggests that colleges and universities are moving steadily—if slowly—in the right direction.

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U of Houston Cancels Art Event for Sculpture Deemed ‘Satanic’

Confessions of a Community College Dean

U of Houston Cancels Art Event for Sculpture Deemed ‘Satanic’ Sara Weissman Tue, 03/05/2024 - 03:00 AM Antiabortion groups say the sculpture being exhibited on campus has “satanic” imagery and reflects the artist’s stance on abortion rights.

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How to Move Latinx Students into High-Paying Jobs

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Between 2010 and 2020, Latinx people accounted for over 50% of the U.S. population growth. Currently, one fifth of the U.S. population is Latinx, and, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Latinx workers made up 66% of the workforce in 2021. By 2031, Latinx workers will make up 90% of the new workforce. Yet despite their representation in the U.S. workforce, Latinx workers earn the lowest weekly salary when compared with other races and ethnicities in the U.S.

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Symplicity Recruit Introduces the Candidate Pipeline Dashboard

Symplicity

All recruiters that we work with would like to be more data-driven but obtaining the data in a way that is easy to interpret is often too difficult and time-consuming. With our latest product release, Symplicity Recruit aims to give university recruiters the data they need to make decisions about their recruiting strategy without needing to manually pull or calculate data.

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NYU’s Alternate Pathways to A Top-Tier Degree – Part 1: Changing Higher Ed podcast 197 with host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and guest Dr. Douglas Harrison

The Change Leader, Inc.

New York University's School for Professional Studies is leading the charge in making top-tier education more accessible and affordable, particularly focusing on creating flexible pathways for first-generation and low-income students. Through the Applied Undergraduate Studies program, spearheaded by Dr. Doug Harrison, NYU is innovating with alternative approaches that recognize the diverse needs of today's students, including the 30-40 million who have "some college, no degree.

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The Why and How of Equity-Minded Mentoring

Confessions of a Community College Dean

The Why and How of Equity-Minded Mentoring Sarah Bray Fri, 03/08/2024 - 03:00 AM A process that honors mentors’ and mentees’ social identities can change the culture of exclusionary academic fields, Kristyn Lue and Annie M. Wofford say. Byline(s) Kristyn Lue Annie M.

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Yale Pledges $10M Toward HBCU Partnerships, Following Slavery Apology

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Yale University has pledged $10 million toward an initiative to strengthen its relationship with historically Black colleges and universities in the realm of research, teaching, and student access. Dr. Peter Salovey The initiative is part of a redress following Yale President Dr. Peter Salovey and Senior Trustee Josh Bekenstein’s Feb. 16 acknowledgement of the university's historical role in and associations with slavery and apology for the ways its early leaders participated in slavery.

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What leaders should know about the new digital SAT

University Business

This week, K12 students are ditching pencil and paper as they begin taking the newly revamped digital-only SAT for the first time. But why the change? The new style of test-taking gives students the option of using their own devices, such as a laptop or tablet, or a school-issued device to take the exam. They’ll still be required to take the SAT at a testing center or a high school.

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Open Education Week, 4-8 March 2024

Higher Education Whisperer

Greetings from Athabasca University (AU), Canada, where I am attending an Open Education Week event on "Exploring Openness in Education 2024". The audience is mostly M.Ed. and Ed. Doc students and faculty. Am one of the alumni, having completed my MEd in 2017. The panel includes Dr. Rory McGreal, who was one of my Professors when I studied at AU.

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The SAT Enters the 21st Century

Confessions of a Community College Dean

The SAT Enters the 21st Century Liam Knox Tue, 03/05/2024 - 03:00 AM The College Board’s ubiquitous standardized test is now exclusively digital and significantly shorter. It’s a big change at a decisive moment for the testing industry.

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Diversity Advocates Condemn Elimination of DEI Staff and Programs at University of Florida

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) condemned the University of Florida's elimination of its diversity, equity, and inclusion staff. The elimination of jobs and programs "is evidence of the real effect legislative attacks are having on years of efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in higher education," said Paulette Granberry Russell, President & CEO of NADOHE.

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University of Florida terminating all diversity, equity and inclusion positions

The Guardian Higher Education

Move is to comply with state law passed by Governor Ron DeSantis that prohibits public funding of DEI programs The University of Florida is terminating all its diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) positions to comply with a state law passed in January that prohibits state or federal funds from being used to fund the programs. The university, with more than 30,000 undergraduates, said in a memo issued on Friday that it was closing its office of the chief diversity officer, eliminating DEI positi

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March First Wednesday Connect

Higher Education Whisperer

Greetings from March CBRIN First Wednesday Connect at Canberra Airport. At the moment we are hearing about how the Airport uses robot mowers. I am not sure where the robot dog fits in.

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Columbia Has Changed Its Protest Policy—Again

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Columbia Has Changed Its Protest Policy—Again Johanna Alonso Thu, 03/07/2024 - 03:00 AM The university established controversial demonstration guidelines after Oct. 7. Now, it has implemented new ones—this time incorporating faculty and student feedback.

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Webinar: How to Build Culturally Validating and Affirming Relationships Between Educators and Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Building culturally validating and affirming relationships between teachers and students requires plenty of understanding, engagement, changes in behavior, and introspection, according to a webinar held Tuesday by the Equity Assistance Center-South. Victoria McCall The webinar gave a platform to Victoria McCall, director of eLearning at The Center for Black Educator Development, to provide ample advice and instruction on how educators can better forge strong and positive relationships with the p

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Maximizing impact at Campus Fairs for higher education marketers

Terminalfour

This week, we look at higher education college fairs and how you can tailor your digital strategies to stand out, connect with your audience, and drive engagement, so you can leave a lasting impression on prospective students.

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Film Intern Compares Work Life in Costa Rica to United States

AIFS Abroad

Growing up in the United States, there are certain expectations, rules, and customs one must follow to be considered acting as a “professional,” but one thing I’ve learned being a film intern in San José, Costa Rica is that “acting professional” is a relative concept. While I miss the “natural” pace of the workflow that I grew up with, Costa Rica has offered a unique and exciting experience to how I think about organizational culture.

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Debating the State Role in Replacing Federal Pandemic Relief

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Debating the State Role in Replacing Federal Pandemic Relief jessica.blake@… Wed, 03/06/2024 - 03:00 AM Should state budgets fill the gap left by COVID relief funds? Higher ed officials and lawmakers in Connecticut disagree.

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We All Pay for Not Addressing the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Terms like “school-to-prison pipeline” and “The New Jim Crow” may sound distant to some, leading them to think that it has little relevance to their lives or communities. However, the reality is far from that perception. The impact of these systemic issues extend beyond the individuals directly affected, seeping into the fabric of the broader society and affecting us all.

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A day in the life of Camillia Washington: what it means to be a College Possible college coach

College Forward

As a first-year college coach with a strong passion for educational equity and success, Camillia Washington emphasizes that the key to successful coaching is forming meaningful bonds with students and meeting them where they are. She is a coaching chameleon: her relationship with each student differs as she shows up for them according to what they need.

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After “exhausting all avenues” to avoid going under, Notre Dame College closes

University Business

Administrators from Notre Dame College in Ohio have announced that the century-old Roman Catholic school in Ohio will be closing its doors at the end of the semester. The college has already coordinated Teach-Out agreements with several neighboring colleges and universities to ensure the closure does not hurt its students. “We are all saddened by the need to make this decision, but rest assured that as we move forward, we are doing everything we can to ensure a smooth transition for our st

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New Leader of UNC School Played Role in Creating It

Confessions of a Community College Dean

New Leader of UNC School Played Role in Creating It Ryan Quinn Tue, 03/05/2024 - 03:00 AM The Duke scholar hired to lead Chapel Hill’s School of Civic Life and Leadership helped write a proposal for it, North Carolina’s provost says.

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Senators Concerned About FAFSA Form Error Harming Students in Mixed-Status Families

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Two political leaders allege that a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form error is preventing students with contributors, including parents and spouses, who do not have a Social Security Number from completing the U.S. Department of Education’s new FAFSA form. Sen. Padilla Alex “We remain concerned about the Department’s plan to address the ongoing error that does not allow for contributors without a Social Security Number (SSN) to complete the FAFSA application, the impact of th

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ResEdChat Ep 63: The Value of Private-Public Partnerships in Residence Life with Cassandra Acin

Roompact

Cassie joins the podcast this week to chat with her old friend, Dustin, about her unique professional background as well as her current work at American Campus Communities partnering with universities to create engaging resident communities. They also explore her experience as part of the student run leadership organization, NACURH.

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These states and cities are the most competitive for students seeking an internship

University Business

California is the most competitive state for students looking to secure an internship; city-wise, it’s New York City. However, New Hampshire has the most ample internship opportunities across the state, whereas students in Atlanta, Ga., won’t have to travel far to find a local with ample opportunities, according to a comprehensive report from resume.io.

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Listen: Increasing Affordability in Course Materials

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Listen: Increasing Affordability in Course Materials Ashley Mowreader Wed, 03/06/2024 - 03:00 AM A University of Cincinnati at Clermont accounting professor shares how she wrote and published an OER textbook, saving students thousands of dollars each semester.

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A Missing Piece [Peace]: Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

I was at a conference, and the attendees were workshopping solutions for increasing digital learning capacity at their respective institutions. The conference attendees were a mix of students, faculty, donors, education administrators, and edtech professionals. Groups were assigned an activity to discuss possible solutions for increasing capacity for educational technology and digital learning.

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Scientists unearth mysteries of giant, moving Moroccan star dune

The Guardian Higher Education

Parts of the structure are younger than expected while an east wind blows the whole thing across the desert, researchers find They are impressive, mysterious structures that loom out of deserts on the Earth and are also found on Mars and on Saturn’s biggest moon, Titan. Experts from universities including Aberystwyth in Wales have now pinpointed the age of a star dune in a remote area of Morocco and uncovered details about its formation and how it moves across the desert.