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It was NEVER about Deion: HBCU Realities VS. Perceptions

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Family, it is time for a chat! Pull up a seat or make whatever adjustments that you need to make so that my brothers and I can rap with you. Over the last few days, we have seen countless opinions internal and external to the HBCU community regarding the exit of Coach Prime [Deion Sanders] from Jackson State University. There have been many opinions flying across Twitter, Facebook, and even national news stations like CNN.

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Empower Learners for the Age of AI: a reflection

Dr. Simon Paul Atkinson

During the Empower Learners for the Age of AI (ELAI) conference earlier in December 2022, it became apparent to me personally that not only does Artificial intelligence (AI) have the potential to revolutionize the field of education, but that it already is. But beyond the hype and enthusiasm there are enormous strategic policy decisions to be made, by governments, institutions, faculty and individual students.

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University of California Academic Workers (UAW 2865) Strike For Economic Justice

Higher Education Inquirer

This space has been created to lend a voice to the 48,000 academic workers from the University of California system, which includes more than 19,000 members of UAW 2865 currently on strike. These folks are not the first or the last group of academic workers to strike, but their struggle may become a model (or lesson learned) for other academic union campaigns.

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Mental health issues among grad students shouldn't be taboo (opinion)

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Category: Carpe Careers When mental health topics are taboo, grad students suffer in silence, write Christiann Gaines and Rebekah Layton, who explore ways the academic community can support trainees. Editorial Tags: Career Advice Graduate students Mental Health Show on Jobs site: Image Source: CreativeDesignArt/digitalvision vectors/getty images Image Size: Thumbnail-horizontal Multiple Authors: Christiann Gaines Rebekah Layton Is this diversity newsletter?

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How to Stay Ahead of 4 Emerging Cybersecurity Threats in Higher Ed

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

The cybersecurity threat landscape in higher education is constantly evolving. According to VMware’s “Global Incident Response Threat Report,” emerging threats against APIs and containers have gained traction during the past year, as have attacks using deepfakes. Supply chain threats also have become a significant concern, and all signs say that they will get worse in the near future.

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For cybercriminals, the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year

University Business

With Thanksgiving break under wraps, school districts and higher education institutions have their final holiday to look forward to as 2022 comes to a close: Christmas break. Unfortunately, administrators must understand that while they’re on break, criminal actors simply aren’t. The education sector is especially vulnerable to cyberattacks over the holidays—that’s the conclusion of a global survey of 1.203 cybersecurity professionals by Cybereason, a cybersecurity technology c

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Research with international students: reflecting on an SRHE 2022 symposium

SRHE

by Jenna Mittelmeier, Sylvie Lomer, and Kalyani Unkule. We were pleased to lead a symposium of international authors at the 2022 SRHE conference, focusing on Research with International Students: Conceptual and Methodological Considerations. This was an early session linked for our upcoming open access book of the same name, which we aim to publish in late 2023.

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700,000 incarcerated students will be Pell-eligible in 2023. Here’s what that could mean for your institution

EAB

Blogs. 700,000 incarcerated students will be Pell-eligible in 2023. Here’s what that could mean for your institution. Online students and other non-traditional audiences are increasingly an area of focus for institutions nationwide. But there is one large group of non-traditional students that’s been previously excluded: incarcerated students. Beginning July 2023, over 700,000 incarcerated adults will become Pell Grant eligible , enabling qualified students to pursue federally funded college edu

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Working Learners and Work Colleges: Innovating at the Intersection of Education and Life

Higher Education Today

By Vickie Choitz and Louis Soares “Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next.” —Arundhati RoyFinancial Times, April 3, 2020 In the early months of COVID-19, novelist Arundhati Roy suggested that. Working Learners and Work Colleges: Innovating at the Intersection of Education and Life ">Read more » The post <strong>Working Learners and Work Colleges

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Transportation Design Student Daniel Shapiro Announced as Magna 2022 Global Bold Perspective Award Winner for North America

College for Creative Study

The post Transportation Design Student Daniel Shapiro Announced as Magna 2022 Global Bold Perspective Award Winner for North America appeared first on College for Creative Studies.

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New Study Reveals the Anti-CRT Agenda is Really about Denying Racism and Revising History

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A new study conducted by the ultra-conservative Manhattan Institute and published by the City Journal claims to prove that Critical Race Theory (CRT) is being taught in K-12 education. However, their claim is false, because they misrepresented CRT to prove their point. According to the study, evidence that CRT is being taught in school comes from recent high school graduates endorsing the following four statements: (1) “America is a systemically racist country,” (2) “white people have white priv

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If aliens contact humanity, who decides what we do next?

The Guardian Higher Education

Scientists setting up ‘post-detection hub’ in Scotland are concerned humans would react ‘like headless chickens’ The moment has been imagined a thousand times. As astronomers comb the cosmos with their powerful telescopes, they spot something that makes them gasp. Amid the feeble rays from distant galaxies lies a weak but persistent signal: a message from an advanced civilisation.

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Random & Not So Random Winter Break Activities  

PUC

Winter break is finally here! As you enjoy taking a much-needed break from school, we made a list of random and not-so-random winter break activities you might be interested in doing. Chill out – You deserve to chill out this break!

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How Can We Bring Many More Students to Math, Data and Statistical Literacy?

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Blog: Higher Ed Gamma Bitter controversy has recently swirled around California’s revised Mathematics Framework, a set of recommendations about how math should be taught in the state’s K-12 schools. At stake are hot-button issues involving equity, privilege, socioeconomic class and gender, ethnicity and race. There’s no disagreement about the need to improve math fluency and reduce performance gaps.

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Virtual Reality Helps Students Experience Healthcare Scenarios

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Augusta University’s College of Nursing realized it needed to better train students on how to support family members when patients are near the end of life after recent graduates told faculty how emotionally unprepared they were the first time they faced the situation.

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Looking ahead to 2023: Here’s what’s in store for higher education

University Business

Ask anyone and they’ll tell you it’s been a challenging year for both students and faculty in both higher education and K-12. But like any obstacle, it’s been overcome with perseverance and innovation, ultimately carrying us to the other side with hopes of a brighter tomorrow. As for 2023, there’s a lot to look forward to. Here’s why.

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Research co-creation may be the key to impact

SRHE

by Finley Lawson. I have been using a design-based implementation approach to co-creating educational research since 2019 at Canterbury Christ Church University, where a cross-institutional team of teachers, researchers, and school senior leaders grapples with where and how to provide opportunities for students to become ‘epistemically insightful’ (equipped with an understanding of the nature of knowledge within disciplines and across disciplinary boundaries).

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Coursera is Evolving into a Third-Wave EdTech Company

eLiterate

As I outlined recently in my “ e-Literate’s Changing Themes for Changing Times ” post, I am shifting my coverage somewhat. I’ll be developing and calling out tags I use for these themes so that you can go to an archive page on each one. This one will be listed under the “ changing enrollment ” and “ third-wave EdTech ” tags. Phil Hill recently tweeted out two slides from Coursera’s quarterly conference call.

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Our LGBTQ students’ lives and well-being are at risk—here are 5 things campus leaders can do to help

EAB

Blogs. Our LGBTQ students’ lives and wellbeing are at risk—here are 5 things campus leaders can do to help. Content warning: this blog contains discussions of gun violence and hate speech. I recently had the opportunity to participate in a media interview with Brandon Wolf , a survivor of the 2016 mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando and a civil rights activist.

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My Factory Floor is an Outdoor Cafe at a University

Higher Education Whisperer

Tom Worthington at ANU Coffee Grounds Cafe. Photo by Tom Worthington CC-BY 2022Greetings from the Coffee Grounds Cafe, at the Australian National University. in Canberra. I just met with a PhD student who is researching an ancient dead language, and working on a commercial spinoff, while employed part time by the government. Someone who talks to university donors happened past with a project.

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Success Story: Saint Martin’s University

Via's

Dean: “Via was completely revolutionary for the University”. After a successful study abroad fair at Saint Martin’s University, the Office of International Programs and Development surveyed students. Questions centered not only on the fair, but on whether or not the office should bring the study abroad application process online. Students answered with a resounding “yes!”.

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New Report: Faculty Remain Stubbornly White

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Despite pledges from campus leaders to diversify all facets of their institutions, faculty have remained stubbornly white, according to a new report from the Education Trust, a non-profit that works to close opportunity and achievement gaps. “It reflects something that we’ve long known,” said Dr. Kimberly A. Griffin, professor and dean of the College of Education at the University of Maryland. “ That the student body is diversifying much faster than the faculty is. ” The report, based on 2020 da

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‘Being a girl is a heavy crime’: Afghan women in despair over university ban

The Guardian Higher Education

Taliban prohibit female higher education indefinitely amid international condemnation It was late evening in Kabul, and Sabra*, a fourth-year medical student, saw a WhatsApp message appear on her phone. In a university chat group for 38 classmates, a friend had shared a news report suggesting the Taliban had banned women from higher education. “Girls, what’s going on here?

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The Top 5 Study Abroad Destinations for 2023

Study and Go Abroad

Are you thinking of studying abroad in 2023? Check out these top locations for Canadian students! So, you’ve thought a bit about what your future looks like in school and one thing’s for sure — you want to study abroad ! If you’re someone who craves adventure, loves culture, is independent, and wants to see the world, then studying abroad for your whole degree — or even just a semester — could be a great option for you!

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Video greetings ring in the holidays

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: Another year has come and gone, and colleges and universities are once again sending holiday greetings to students, alumni and other members of their community. From comedic sketches to parody songs to heartfelt ruminations on the past year, each video offers a glimpse into its institution's campus and community. Here are a few of Inside Higher Ed 's favorites in no particular order. #1 -- James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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How Universities Can Respond to Google’s Storage Limits

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Since late 2021, when Google announced that it would impose a 100-terabyte limit on the unlimited free storage it had been offering to higher education institutions through its Google Workspace for Education platform, universities around the country have been paying closer attention to the data stored by their users on Google Cloud. Google implemented the policy not only because the storage required by universities has grown unmanageable but also because universities — for the most part unwillin

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These are the top 10 colleges for cybersecurity education

University Business

Cover the basics, offer hands-on training and adhere to privacy and ethics. These are three of the six must-have modules for a cybersecurity course, and these 10 colleges have them all. Educational institutions are in dire need of cybersecurity professionals as criminal organizations continue to set their sights on the education sector. Since the pandemic, the increased reliance on digital technology, such as virtual meetings and online learning, has created additional pathways enabling bad acto

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President of SACSCOC Talks Higher Ed Accreditation ChallengesChanging Higher Ed Podcast 132 with Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guest Dr. Belle Wheelan 

The Change Leader, Inc.

In Part 1 of this two-part series, Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Dr. Belle Wheelan begin their discussion of the tsunami of issues facing higher ed and accreditation today, recent SACSCOC standards, her response to criticism of accreditation, and Wheelan’s assessment of what the future holds for SACSCOC. McNaughton and Wheelan, President of SACSOC, discuss challenges and issues facing higher ed accreditation from the accreditor's point of view.

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3 Takeaways From Our 2022 Student Survey

Symplicity

Understanding the wants and needs of early talent are some of the most valuable resources to any recruiter. Much like other generations, Gen Z is a generation that has set expectations for their future careers and employers. During the fall season, Symplicity Recruit conducted a student survey to get a sense of what’s important to students nearing graduation.

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It's a Demographic Shift, Not a Cliff

Campus Sonar

Disclaimer: The title of this article isn’t a slight to Liz’s SXSW presentation proposal. As a matter of fact, our stances are similar and I wholeheartedly believe every single current and future higher ed pro across the entire country needs that presentation. At best, the “ demographic cliff ” is an oversimplified, incomplete, and misleading phrase for the very real and inevitable demographic shift happening in the United States.

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What is Coming Soon with Educational Technology in Australia and New Zealand

Higher Education Whisperer

ASCILITE have released their first "Scanning the Australasian Ed Tech Horizon: The 2021-2022 Contextualising Horizon Report" (Campbell, Porter, Logan-Fleming, & Jones, 2022). It is a big title for a relatively short 47 page report. This covers rethinking lectures and assessment, blended learning, Co-design and Microcredentials. The bigger picture is covered with rethinking the university.

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StudentUniverse & Via Create Powerful Partnership that Benefits Travelers

Via's

Companies Team Up to Make Travel Affordable & Accessible for All . When StudentUniverse Business Development Manager Carlo Fabros first encountered Via at the 2019 CCIS Study Abroad Conference, he saw the potential for a great partnership between the two organizations. . Carlo Fabros, Business Development Manager at StudentUniverse. So did Via. Both share a commitment to powering global travel.

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An Invisible Population: Black Undocumented Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Kayon Hall wants to change the way academia thinks about undocumented students. “Black and undocumented students are socially and politically left out of the conversation,” said Hall, an assistant professor of higher education administration at Kent State University in Ohio. This year, Hall published an article with the Journal of First-Generation Student Success about the lived experiences of Black undocumented students, highlighting the ways higher education has excluded them from immigrat

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Closed labs, cancelled classes: inside the largest strike to hit US higher education

The Guardian Higher Education

University of California campuses come to a standstill as 48,000 student workers strike for better pay Three weeks of strikes by university academics has brought campuses across California to standstill. Labs are closed, assignments go ungraded. Graduate students have walked off the job, professors have cancelled class, and even construction staff have put down their tools in solidarity.

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8 handy tips for selecting the best Alumni Management Software

Creatrix Campus

8 handy tips for selecting the best Alumni Management Software. editor. Fri, 12/09/2022 - 08:24. Finding a replacement for maintaining alumni records using conventional excel sheets will often be the main focus of your institute’s alumni committee. Trust us, you can avoid the complex tasks of navigating spreadsheets by carefully choosing the best alumni management software.

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NYU pauses admissions in music ed, surprising students

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Image: When New York University announced last month that it would suspend admissions to its undergraduate music education program, students were shocked. They weren't worried about whether they would still be able to graduate; the email sent Nov. 1 by Marilyn Nonken, who chairs the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, which includes music education, specified that the pause would not affect current students' ability to complete their studies.

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How Asynchronous Learning Can Spur Student Success

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

The way students learn has fundamentally changed. According to data from EDUCAUSE’s “2022 Students and Technology Report: Rebalancing the Student Experience,” in 2020, 35 percent of students said they preferred completely face-to-face learning, and just 5 percent said they would opt for completely online experiences. What a difference two years makes: Today, just 29 percent say they want completely face-to-face learning, while 20 percent would rather go completely online.

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