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New Ways to Support Community College Student Health

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A widespread health crisis is undermining American community colleges, with many current and potential students exhibit high rates of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, food insecurity, and more. The challenges predate the pandemic but were exacerbated by it. The COVID-19 infection itself also appears to have made the situation worse.

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Israeli Speaker Canceled, Event Evacuated at UC Berkeley

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Israeli Speaker Canceled, Event Evacuated at UC Berkeley Johanna Alonso Thu, 02/29/2024 - 03:00 AM Tensions between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian students escalated Monday night when violent protests shut down a talk by an Israeli lawyer.

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How Higher Ed Institutions Use Technology to Communicate

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

No matter the industry, clear and effective communication channels are essential to keeping operations running smoothly. In higher education, for example, enrollment and retention are more important than ever, and staying in touch with internal and external stakeholders is key to attracting and keeping new students. Sharing stories of success, promoting new initiatives and keeping current students and staff engaged can all help in these efforts.

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Meet the Your Place in Space Challenge Winners

Ed.gov Blog

High school teachers across the country worked with their students this past fall to enter the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department’s) Your Place in Space Challenge. The challenge was the first in the CTE Momentum series, which prepares high school students for rewarding careers and increases access to career and technical education (CTE). Through the Continue Reading The post Meet the Your Place in Space Challenge Winners appeared first on ED.gov Blog.

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Dr. Winnifred R. Brown-Glaude, The College of New Jersey

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Winnifred Brown-Glaude is professor of African American studies and sociology and anthropology at The College of New Jersey. Brown-Glaude is the former chair of the Department of African American Studies, where she spearheaded the development of its major. She researches race, gender, and informal economies in the Anglophone Caribbean. As an author and co-author, she has written several articles and books including Higglers in Kingston: Women’s Informal Work in Jamaica , The Toni Morrison Bo

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Game-Changing Access to Academic Materials in Prison

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Game-Changing Access to Academic Materials in Prison Sara Weissman Fri, 03/01/2024 - 03:00 AM Doing research on JSTOR is a routine part of many students’ college experience. Now that opportunity is available to hundreds of thousands of incarcerated people.

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Here are 9 ways higher education can ensure rural America’s long-term vitality

University Business

Rural towns in the U.S. are often stigmatized for their meek economies and decaying industries amid the overwhelming presence of the digitized, globalized and unmistakably urban world that predominates the United States. A comprehensive report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW) illustrates the resilience of America’s blue-collar region and describes how increased collaboration with higher education can ensure its survival. “Rural Americans ofte

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JSTOR's Digital Archives Now Reach Over Half a Million Incarcerated Learners

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

More than half a million incarcerated people can now access scholarly materials and texts online via digital library JSTOR’s expansion of its availability in U.S. prisons. Stacy Burnett What was once a small effort available to approximately 20 carceral sites has now grown its reach to be available to more than 1,000, said Stacy Burnett, senior product manager for JSTOR’s parent company, ITHAKA.

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Transfers on the Rise

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Transfers on the Rise Sara Weissman Wed, 02/28/2024 - 03:00 AM A new report shows the number of students transferring grew last fall, especially among disadvantaged groups, a tentatively hopeful sign to higher ed experts.

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Community college students are returning to four-year institutions, up nearly 8% since last year

University Business

State and nationwide efforts to tackle student equity and close the gap on access and affordability for all students have cost millions of dollars and have required mass coordination between higher ed stakeholders. The latest enrollment figures for upward transfer students from two-year institutions to four-year institutions illustrate impressive vital signs that their efforts are working.

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Universities Use Video Walls as Storytelling Tools

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

In fall 2022, installation of Samsung’s large-scale immersive display technology, dubbed The Wall, helped update the lobby in Newhouse 1, the I.M. Pei-designed building that Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications added in 1964. The video wall gives the university’s communications school a dynamic way to depict students’ experiences.

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Former K-12 Teacher Voted AERA President-Elect

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Maisha T. Winn has been elected to a leadership post at the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Dr. Maisha T Winn The association announced that Winn will join the AERA Council as president-elect in 2024–2025, ahead of her presidency, which begins at the conclusion of the association’s 2025 annual meeting. She will succeed Dr. Janelle Scott, who will assume the AERA presidency April 14, 2024, at the close of the association’s 2024 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

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The Future of Testing Is Anything but Standardized

Confessions of a Community College Dean

The Future of Testing Is Anything but Standardized Liam Knox Mon, 02/26/2024 - 03:00 AM Colleges are beginning to solidify their post-pandemic testing policies. Conclusions on the best path forward have been disparate and, at times, contradictory.

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Demand for grad school isn’t going anywhere. How can you reel students into your programs?

University Business

Graduate school isn’t an optional preference for many bachelor’s degree holders—it’s a demand. That’s what a recent report from Spark451, a Jenzabar Company, suggests when it found that 64% of undergraduates who began college between four and six years ago are either enrolled in a graduate program now or are seriously considering taking the next step.

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Computing Device Programs Pave the Way to Digital Equity

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

When first-year students arrive at the University of Kentucky, their first few weeks are a whirlwind of new experiences, from settling into their rooms in the residence halls and making new friends to exploring campus and adjusting to college-level classes. To support that transition and help them succeed, students also get new Apple iPad devices. For the past five years, UK has distributed an iPad Air, an Apple Magic Keyboard and an Apple Pencil to every first-time degree-seeking undergraduate

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Community-Engaged Scholar Dr. DeLeon Gray Believes in the Value of Hyperlocal Work

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Originally from Washington, D.C., Dr. DeLeon Gray attended an elementary school on Howard University’s campus, which allowed him to see what community engagement looked like up close. “Engaging with college students was regular from early on,” says Gray. “When I went to other spaces and started thinking about my work, community engagement just seemed so natural to me.

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Academic Freedom Battles Roil Indiana University

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Academic Freedom Battles Roil Indiana University kathryn.palmer… Mon, 02/26/2024 - 03:00 AM The cancellation of an art exhibit and other recent moves by university leaders have turned the campus into a free speech battleground.

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$1 billion donation will provide free tuition at a Bronx Medical School

University Business

The 93-year-old widow of a Wall Street financier has donated $1 billion to a Bronx medical school, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, with instructions that the gift be used to cover tuition for all students going forward. The donor, Ruth Gottesman, is a former professor at Einstein, where she studied learning disabilities, developed a screening test and ran literacy programs.

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The Tories have sucked the joy from the education system. Here are three ways Labour can bring it back | Polly Toynbee

The Guardian Higher Education

Keir Starmer should revitalise Sure Start, focus on children’s happiness – and give a crucial boost to further education Our writers and experts name the pledges Labour must include in its manifesto Children became unhappier in the past decade, according to the annual Good Childhood report. The number of eight to 16-year-olds with mental health problems rose sharply.

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University of Maryland Reckons with the Past

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

University of Maryland campus, Memorial Chapel. The University of Maryland (UMD) has released its first report covering the history of their institution and its intersection with slavery, The 1856 Project – Reconstructing the Truth. Its goal, stated in the report, is to become a “blue print for a richer understanding of generations of racialized trauma rooted in the institution.

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Annual Presidents’ Survey Finds Optimism Amid Uncertainty

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Annual Presidents’ Survey Finds Optimism Amid Uncertainty Josh Moody Thu, 02/29/2024 - 03:00 AM Despite a number of financial and political challenges, many college presidents are optimistic about their own campuses, but less so about the state of higher education.

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Here are 4 ways institutions can upgrade campus wellness for their most vital asset: Their staff

University Business

Campus mental health is no longer just a student issue. As institutions look for ways to buff up their number of counselors, faculty and other student-facing staff have also taken a considerable toll since the pandemic— employee turnover and reports of stress and anxiety are beginning to swell. Thankfully, some institutions are moving toward the next iteration of campus wellness, a model that takes into account all community stakeholders to create a thriving institution. “Our students can&

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Student immigration restrictions will damage UK economy, universities say

The Guardian Higher Education

With a third fewer students enrolling, university leaders accuse ministers of wanting to ‘diminish our success’ Immigration restrictions imposed on international students threaten to damage the UK economy, according to university leaders, with the number enrolling from overseas falling by a third. Universities UK ( UUK ), which represents mainstream universities and colleges, said the government’s new curbs, coupled with steep visa fee increases and threats to cut back on graduate work entitleme

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LAKIA M. SCOTT

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Lakia M. Scott Lakia M. Scott has been appointed assistant provost for faculty development and diversity at Yale University. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in communications at Texas Southern University, an M. Ed. in curriculum and instruction at Prairie View A&M University, and a Ph. D. in curriculum and instruction at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Safeguarding Black Women Educators’ Mental Health

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Safeguarding Black Women Educators’ Mental Health Sarah Bray Fri, 03/01/2024 - 03:00 AM Campus leaders and colleagues must recognize their battle fatigue—and the sophisticated racism at its root—and work to support them, write Jálin B. Johnson, Nakisha Castillo, Natalie V. Nagthall and Hawani Negussie. Byline(s) Jálin B. Johnson Nakisha Castillo Natalie V.

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Life support: How colleges are guiding students beyond campus life

University Business

Student support programs are increasingly filling up college and university “To-Do” lists to ensure undergraduates are in the best position to thrive during their studies. However, colleges aren’t doing enough to ensure students are able to transition out of a life solely focused on class and getting good grades. To prepare students for a life outside of college, institutions are beginning to connect eager alumni with students to help show them the ropes of what it means to be

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UMSL’s Golden Legacy – Homecoming Door Decoration Contest

UMSL Diversity

Greetings, UMSL Community! As we step into the celebratory spirit of UMSL’s 60th year of operation, the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion is thrilled to share the outcomes of our recent Homecoming Door Decoration Contest under the theme “The Golden Legacy: UMSL Pride Meets Bridgerton.” It was truly an honor for our office to host this contest which encapsulates the creative spirit and community engagement that defines our UMSL community.

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Dr. Elizabeth Dooley, University of Central Florida

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Elizabeth Dooley is a professor of exceptional student education in the School of Teacher Education at the University of Central Florida College of Community Innovation and Education. She is the academic program director for the Ph.D. Teaching Learning and Development Track. Dooley, who also co-founded the West Virginia University Health Sciences Technology Academy to enhance underserved youths’ academic college preparedness, was the first woman and African American to be named provost and v

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The Joys of ‘Leading From the Margins’

Confessions of a Community College Dean

The Joys of ‘Leading From the Margins’ Susan H. Greenberg Tue, 02/27/2024 - 03:00 AM Hollins University president Mary Hinton discusses her new book, about how her identity as a Black woman from the rural South shaped her approach to college leadership. Byline(s) Susan H.

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Cultivating cannabis: Higher ed’s influence on a billion-dollar industry

University Business

The cannabis market , a behemoth estimated at $40-57 billion nationally , is not just booming; it’s reshaping industries, creating over 300 jobs daily. This isn’t a passing trend; it’s the ‘wild west’ of opportunities. Formal education could be the game-changer, offering employers a skilled workforce and establishing much-needed standards.

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The Importance of Routines During Break for Young Adults with Autism

CIP

For most neurotypical high school and college students, school breaks are an opportunity to trade studying and deadlines for gaming and sleeping in. However, for neurodivergent students such as those with autism and other learning differences, extended breaks can break important routines, be detrimental to progress, and can lead to difficult transitions back to work and school.

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New Jersey Institute of Technology Outreach Efforts Earn It Hispanic-Serving Status

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

New Jersey Institute of Technology has earned the federal distinction of being a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Dr Teik C. Lim The institute — which operates at the highest tier of research (R1) — reached its goal a year ahead of schedule, after launching its Hispanic and Latinx Leadership Council to fuel Hispanic student enrollment and deepen relationships with Hispanic and Latinx alumni, businesses, and organizations.

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Will Students Benefit From Facial Recognition? No.

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Will Students Benefit From Facial Recognition? No. johnw@mcsweeneys.net Thu, 02/29/2024 - 02:20 PM We shouldn’t even have to ask the question.

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This startup trailblazer believes these 5 trends will shape the future of education

University Business

Education leaders ready to leap into the next generation of education that fully embraces digital modalities aren’t waiting around for our current institutions to get it together. Instead, they’re building their own schools that they see better fall in line with 21st-century students and match their needs. OpenAI mastermind Sam Altman and social media pioneer Jason Citron are just a few A-list investors backing Campus, a completely online community college reimagining the two-year ex

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CCS Students Address Sustainability & Mobility Challenges in Projects with ACC, Ford & Gravity Sketch

College for Creative Study

The post CCS Students Address Sustainability & Mobility Challenges in Projects with ACC, Ford & Gravity Sketch appeared first on College for Creative Studies.

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Center for Politics and Race Honors Late New Jersey Lt. Governor

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Center for Politics and Race in America at Rutgers University-Newark has been named in honor of the first Black woman in New Jersey to hold statewide office, Lt. Gov. Sheila Y. Oliver , who died while in office Aug. 1, 2023. "Lt. Gov. Oliver's legacy will continue to inspire our center as we expand access to public service as a profession and promote research and public policy that confronts systemic inequalities,” said Dr.

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Lawmakers Side With Universities Against Proposal That Could ‘Chill’ Research Partnerships

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Lawmakers Side With Universities Against Proposal That Could ‘Chill’ Research Partnerships kathryn.palmer… Wed, 02/28/2024 - 03:00 AM The National Institute of Standards and Technology is considering allowing government agencies to seize patents of high-priced, federally funded inventions.

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