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Chapman University’s Transformative Social Media Strategy in Residence Life

Dr. Josie Ahlquist

How can social media strategy make an impact on campus life? Social media platforms provide a vibrant space to share valuable content and ignite discussions that empower and educate — from academic support to life skills in higher education.

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Building Pipelines for a Better Future

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Daniel Jean often recounts with sadness the story of Robert Daniel Cuadra, an 18-year-old honor student from Paterson, New Jersey, who was planning to embark on a promising college career at Montclair State University in the summer of 2022. Dr. Junius Gonzales Mike Peters/Montclair State University But Cuadra would never actually enroll at the public research university just a few miles from his home.

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Navigating the U.S. College Application Process as an International Student in 2024

Great College Advice

Deciding to study in the US is an exciting decision most students would want to make. Perhaps, it’s due to the plethora of opportunities that the American Education system offers. Today, in this guide, we’ll help you fully understand the college application in the US in 2024. We’ll be taking the help of crisp and sequential points to elucidate our findings better.

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Scholarship Wrappers as Faculty Development

The Scholarly Teacher

Barry Sharpe , Western Governors University Key Statement: Assignment/exam wrappers support metacognition and reinforce learning. Scholarship wrappers can help faculty get more out of their scholarship and support deeper reflection on professional learning. Keywords: Assignment/Exam Wrappers, Faculty Development, Metacognition Introduction While working on a project about learning to teach and teaching to learn, I pivoted, due to a bit of serendipity, to another project.

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What’s Really at Stake When Colleges Lose Faculty of Color?

Confessions of a Community College Dean

What’s Really at Stake When Colleges Lose Faculty of Color? Sarah Bray Fri, 02/02/2024 - 03:00 AM Top administrators must respond to increasingly pervasive legislation that hinders the recruitment, retention and vital work of those faculty members, writes Jackie Pedota.

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Roanoke College to Launch Cannabis Studies Program

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Roanoke College students will soon get the opportunity to learn and even earn a degree in cannabis studies, after approval from school faculty. Dr. DB Poli This will make Roanoke College the first college in Virginia to offer a four-year degree in the field of cannabis studies, according to the school. Come this August, students will be able to declare either a major or a minor in cannabis studies.

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Students Speak: How We Use Artificial Intelligence

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

College students are the lifeblood of higher education. Everyone in university administration — including in the IT office — knows how valuable it is to truly understand how those students feel, what they want, what they appreciate and what they dislike about their college experience. Our series of student-authored content, which began in 2020 as the pandemic upended our world, aims to help institutions get an unfiltered student perspective.

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Another ‘Devastating’ FAFSA Delay

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Another ‘Devastating’ FAFSA Delay Liam Knox Wed, 01/31/2024 - 03:00 AM Colleges will not receive applicants’ federal aid information until March. They may be forced to push back commitment deadlines, and the delay could discourage low-income students from enrolling.

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Kean University Launches Visionary New Center for Africana Studies

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Lamont O. Repollet Kean University opened Black History Month announcing the creation of a new Center for Africana Studies. “This new center epitomizes the University’s commitment to equity and to serving our state, particularly our urban communities,” said Kean President Dr. Lamont O. Repollet. “All young people deserve to know their past. We are dedicated to establishing the best, most effective curriculum and programming to ensure they have a full understanding of history to help them sha

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3 Mistakes Experts Often See in Zero-Trust Initiatives

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Colleges and universities undergoing digital transformation rely increasingly on massive amounts of data to propel every facet of their institutions. As that seismic shift collides with today’s rapidly evolving threat landscape, zero trust’s always-on approach to cybersecurity has become a requirement — not just a nice-to-have — for higher ed institutions of all sizes.

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President’s corner: How Eli Capilouto inspired a spate of gracious donations

University Business

The University of Kentucky is sitting on a cash cow. In October, the flagship land-grant university reached its colossal $2.1 billion fundraising goal , aided by contributions from over 162,000 donors across all 50 states and 50 countries. This past November, contractors began constructing a $380 million health education building approved by the Kentucky General Assembly.

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The Writing Is What Matters

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Privileging outputs can steer us away from quality. I am in the midst of revising a book about writing, which has me simultaneously thinking about writing in the context of what I’m saying in the book and reflecting on the writing I am doing as the book is being written. This has surfaced a desire to get a little Zen on y’all regarding a minor epiphany I’ve had while making my way through the revision process following receiving feedback from my editor and some trusted readers.

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UTSA Faculty Hiring Program Aims to Compete for Researchers

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The University of Texas System (UT System) has approved the creation of the Regents’ Research Excellence Program across its four Emerging Research Universities, including UT Arlington, UT Dallas, UT El Paso, and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The UT System has allocated $55 million across the ERUs to fund the recruitment of research-active faculty to increase its national research prominence and federal funding opportunities.

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What Is Zero-Trust Security? Key Principles of the Model

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

In the face of increasingly intelligent cybercriminals and rising threats, higher education institutions must protect their networks and online environments from attacks. Cybersecurity remains a top priority for higher ed IT leaders, according to InsideHigherEd's "2023 Survey of Campus Chief Technology/Information Officers," report, with 92 percent of respondents noting that they have updated their software to improve their cybersecurity practices within the last 12 months.

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Lunar New Year Celebrations Around the World

Paradigm IQ

Fun fact: the new year isn’t only celebrated on January 1. In fact, there are multiple new years each time the earth revolves around the sun. While most of the world aligns around the Gregorian calendar — the 12 month, 365.

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American University Bans Indoor Protests

Confessions of a Community College Dean

American University Bans Indoor Protests jessica.blake@… Thu, 02/01/2024 - 03:00 AM Administrators say the new policy was a necessary response to antisemitism, but many faculty members, students and free speech advocates fear it will chill free speech on campus.

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Are We There Yet? Revising and Questioning Affirmative Action

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Are we there yet? My children would ask every 30 minutes of our 12-hour holiday trek from Fishers, Indiana, to my hometown, Fort Worth, Texas. Gas stations were the ultimate disappointment for my youngest child, who would argue at each of the four gas station stops. At the end of the trip, I had to convince her that the gas station was a necessary stop along the road.

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Activist who led ouster of Harvard president linked to ‘scientific racism’ journal

The Guardian Higher Education

Christopher Rufo recommends a newsletter to his readers that has published several supporters of discredited genetics theory Rightwing activist Christopher Rufo has links to a self-styled “sociobiology magazine” that is focused on the supposed relationships between race, intelligence and criminality, and which experts have characterized as an outlet for scientific racism.

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Meet Kyler VanHook: Bible Study & Sabbath School Coordinator

PUC

Junior theology major Kyler VanHook has been the Bible study and sabbath school coordinator for PUC’s Campus Ministries team for two years. He became interested in joining this team after noticing how much he wanted to help with vespers and programs like Week of Prayer.

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The Imperative for Workforce Pell

Confessions of a Community College Dean

The Imperative for Workforce Pell Elizabeth Redden Tue, 01/30/2024 - 03:18 PM Anthony P. Carnevale argues short-term Pell Grants are key to fulfilling the decades-old promise of gainful employment. Byline(s) Anthony P.

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NBA Foundation, College Possible Team Up to Help Close Access and Success Gap

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

College Possible is renewing its collaboration with the NBA Foundation to help remove barriers to college access and entry for young people of color and students from low-income communities. The mission of the nonprofit is to boost college access and success by connecting high school and college students with near-peer coaches. By teaming up with the NBA Foundation, the organization expects to be able to deliver high-impact coaching services to more students from low-income communities across th

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Energy builds for expanding high-quality higher ed in rural communities

University Business

Providing higher education access for rural learners in the United States has pushed state leaders in Kentucky to think about building a new university and the USDA to help sustain the financial health of some colleges to prevent an “education desert” in the region. One foundation is stepping up to bridge these underserved students’ college and university access.

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Recognizing Great Work in Assessment: 1st Ever SAAL Awards!

Student Affairs Assessment Leaders (SAAL)

The Committee for Community Development and Engagement created the inaugural SAAL Awards. The purpose of the SAAL awards is to recognize the assessment work of members that advances the field of Student Affairs assessment and furthers the mission and values of SAAL. In total, we received 29 nominations that recognized offices, programs, and/or staff from 17 different institutions across the country for eight award categories.

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Are the Legacy Dominoes Finally Falling?

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Are the Legacy Dominoes Finally Falling? Liam Knox Mon, 01/29/2024 - 03:00 AM Virginia is likely to ban legacy preferences for public colleges next month, making it the first state to do so since the Supreme Court struck down affirmative action. Others are poised to follow suit.

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RUTH L. OKEDIJI

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Ruth L. Okediji Ruth L. Okediji has been appointed the Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Center for African Studies at Harvard University. She serves as the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Okediji holds a Bachelor of Law degree from University of Jos in Nigeria as well as a master’s and a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School.

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Fuel to the fire: FAFSA complications cause further delays

University Business

Students and parents anxiously submitting a delayed FAFSA Simplification Form were met with a glitchy, crash-prone website in the soft launch period. Federal Student Aid tried to soothe users’ nerves by explaining that form processing wouldn’t begin until the end of January and that they had time to submit. Yet another announcement from the Department of Education guarantees students almost all the time in the world.

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Underrated Things About Dorm Life

Hope College Network

In my experience, living in dorms is better than most people make it out to be. While I certainly don’t mind having my own room when I go back home, there are a lot of positives about dorm life that tend to get overlooked. I especially realize this now that a lot of my friends are in apartments and cottages, and I can see what their experiences have been like.

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Governor Proposes ‘Bold’ Plan to Restructure Pennsylvania Higher Ed

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Governor Proposes ‘Bold’ Plan to Restructure Pennsylvania Higher Ed jessica.blake@… Mon, 01/29/2024 - 03:00 AM The proposal calls for a sweeping overhaul of the state system as part of an initiative focused on workforce development and shoring up 25 public institutions.

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AAC&U Project to Assist 12 Campuses with Equity-Center Curriculum Design

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A dozen higher education institutions have been selected to participate in the Equitable and Inclusive Curriculum-to-Career Models Project, according to the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The two-year project — supported by a grant from Lumina Foundation — builds on campus work initiated through AAC&U’s Curriculum-to-Career Innovations Institute.

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Cleveland State leaders have met with Notre Dame College about ‘absorbing’ the financially struggling school

University Business

Cleveland State University and Notre Dame College have met to discuss the university potentially absorbing the struggling private college. Meetings between officials from the two schools took place three times last fall, Cleveland State officials told Signal Cleveland. It remains unclear what “absorbing” could look like for either institution or how long the process could take.

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Navigating data privacy in 2024 - 3 tips for higher education marketing

Terminalfour

By practicing privacy-first marketing and capturing and using data ethically, you can create more personalized experiences and bolster your university’s brand and recruitment efforts. Here’s a brief update about the data privacy landscape and 3 tips for higher education marketing.

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Counseling Centers See a Rise in Traumatized Students

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Counseling Centers See a Rise in Traumatized Students Johanna Alonso Fri, 02/02/2024 - 03:00 AM Nearly half of all students who visit counseling centers report trauma. In response, colleges are changing the treatments and supports they offer.

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Rhodes College Joins Initiative to Expand Access for Highly Talented Low-Income Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Rhodes College has announced its membership to the American Talent Initiative (ATI) collective. Jennifer Collins “I am grateful to have the opportunity to engage with other colleges and universities dedicated to expanding access and opportunity,” said Rhodes College President Dr. Jennifer Collins. “Ensuring that students from all backgrounds can enroll and thrive at Rhodes, regardless of their financial circumstances, is one of our core institutional commitments.

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Illinois college offering paid 8-week internships to unemployed suburban residents

University Business

Prairie State College is offering a new program to provide internships to unemployed suburban Cook County residents. The partnership with Opportunity Works connects participants with eight-week paid internships in high-demand industries like transportation, distribution and logistics, information technology, manufacturing, and healthcare. The internships pay $15 per hour for 25 hours per week.

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More than half of UK undergraduates say they use AI to help with essays

The Guardian Higher Education

Teachers also using the generative technology to aid with lesson planning, with hopes it could ease the burden of their workload More than half of undergraduates say they consult artificial intelligence programmes to help with their essays, while schools are trialling its use in the classroom. A survey of more than 1,000 UK undergraduates, conducted by the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi), found 53% were using AI to generate material for work they would be marked on.

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Biden Administration Looks to Clamp Down on Inclusive Access

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Biden Administration Looks to Clamp Down on Inclusive Access Katherine Knott Mon, 01/29/2024 - 03:00 AM For nearly a decade, universities have been able to automatically charge students for books and supplies, creating a system the Education Department says lacks transparency.

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STEPHANIE HARRIS

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Stephanie Harris Stephanie Harris has been named director of the Africana studies program at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. Harris holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Maryland as well as a master’s and a Ph.D. in African American studies from Temple University in Philadelphia.

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