July, 2024

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A Tribute to Dr. James A. Banks — The Father of Multicultural Education: In These Troubling Anti-EDI Times

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A few days ago, I went to my office to get one of my students a book of great interest. In searching the shelves, I came across Dr. James A. Banks’ An Introduction to Multicultural Education. I had an immediate epiphany: How timely Banks’ book is in these most troubling anti-EDI times (EDI - Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) I must not only continue to proactively teach my students the goals of multicultural education, but I must also remind larger audiences.

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Academics, Beware Fake Quotes!

Robert Kelchen

Because I do research on issues related to higher education, I talk quite a bit with reporters. It is one of my favorite things to do, as it helps connect with policymakers and the general public and also helps to sharpen my research and teaching. But because I get pulled in so many directions and it often takes weeks (if not months) for quotes to be published, I sometimes forget what I say by the time that I read the resulting publication.

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J.D. Vance Called Universities ‘The Enemy.’ Now He’s Trump’s VP Pick.

Confessions of a Community College Dean

J.D. Vance Called Universities ‘The Enemy.’ Now He’s Trump’s VP Pick. Katherine Knott Tue, 07/16/2024 - 03:00 AM The Yale Law School graduate has used sharp criticism of elite higher ed to help establish his MAGA bona fides and build a national brand.

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Enrollment Counselor & Alum Summits Mt. Whitney 

PUC

At 11 am on June 20, Abraham Garrido, PUC enrollment counselor and alum, summited Mt Whitney—the highest mountain in the contiguous United States, with an elevation of 14,505 feet. Along with his friends and recent PUC alums Bianca Le’Giu, Tyler Williams, and his brother Pablo Garrido, it took them exactly five and a half hours to make it to the top.

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How the enrollment underdogs are using summer to stay competitive

University Business

Small- to mid-sized colleges that lack brand power are finding themselves at a deeper recruiting disadvantage than large state schools and high-profile private universities. Adelphi University in New York and others, however, are strengthening their pre-college summer programs to get prospective students on campus and enrolled in the fall semester. These summer programs provide high schoolers with a low-stakes environment to test drive a major in a campus setting.

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Academic publishing is a lucrative scam – and we’re determined to change that | Arash Abizadeh

The Guardian Higher Education

Giant publishers are bleeding universities dry, with profit margins that rival Google’s. So we decided to start our own Arash Abizadeh is a philosopher and the Angus professor of political science at McGill University, Canada If you’ve ever read an academic article, the chances are that you were unwittingly paying tribute to a vast profit-generating machine that exploits the free labour of researchers and siphons off public funds.

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Algorithmic Bias Continues to Negatively Impact Minoritized Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

As institutions of higher education turn to AI machine learning and data-driven algorithms to make their work more efficient, a new study published in the American Educational Research Association (AERA) peer-reviewed journal , AERA Open , reminds administrators that algorithms can be racially biased. Dr. Denisa Gándara, assistant professor of educational leadership and policy at the University of Texas at Austin and co-author of the study.

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How a Second Trump Term Could Turn Up the Heat on Higher Ed

Confessions of a Community College Dean

How a Second Trump Term Could Turn Up the Heat on Higher Ed Katherine Knott Thu, 07/18/2024 - 03:00 AM Higher ed wasn’t a top priority for Donald Trump when he first took office. But now that he and the GOP see attacking elite institutions and regulating colleges as winning political issues, a second term is likely to bring more aggressive policies.

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What Is Spatial Computing’s Future in Higher Education?

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

There’s been buzz around spatial computing since Apple released its Vision Pro advanced mixed reality headset, but the concept is not new. It refers to the blending of the physical and digital worlds, an umbrella term for virtual, augmented and mixed reality technologies, all of which have been used in higher education for many years. The concept of spatial computing simply means “you’re interacting with digital content in an immersive fashion.

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Beating the bottom line: Is language instruction doomed to fail at rural universities?

University Business

All around the world, people know John Denver’s 1971 blockbuster, “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” The hit’s popularity persuaded West Virginians to make it an official state song, and its first two words, “Almost Heaven,” became the state’s PR slogan. West Virginia University, the state’s flagship institution, performs the song at many of its events.

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Improvements for Borrowers Working Toward PSLF

Ed.gov Blog

By: James Kvaal, U.S. Under Secretary of Education Since the start of the Biden-Harris Administration, over 942,000 public service workers have received the $68 billion in relief they are entitled to under the bipartisan Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). Prior to the Biden Administration, only 7,000 people in total had received debt forgiveness through Continue Reading The post Improvements for Borrowers Working Toward PSLF appeared first on ED.gov Blog.

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Civil Rights Leaders Endorse Freedom to Learn Campaign

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Coinciding with the 60th anniversary of Freedom Summer 1964, civil rights leaders are continuing their calls to reject attacks against hard-fought civil rights victories. Civil rights organizations — including the National Urban League, National Action Network, NAACP, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc., The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and National Council of Negro Women

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Ucas plans to drop personal statements for UK university applicants

The Guardian Higher Education

Social mobility experts welcome change in which students will instead be asked to answer three questions The years of sixth formers and their families agonising over personal statements for their university application forms will soon be a thing of the past, after the UK’s university admissions service announced they are to be dropped. Instead of a statement limited to 4,000 characters (including spaces), those applying for undergraduate places in 2026 through the Universities and Colleges Admis

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Nearly 700 More Colleges Don’t Have to Comply With New Title IX Rule

Confessions of a Community College Dean

A recent injunction barred the Education Department from enforcing its new Title IX rule at colleges attended by members of two conservative student groups. Hundreds of colleges across the country are affected.

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University Medical Schools Train Students to Better Understand AI

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

As the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning continue to expand in higher education, the next generation of clinicians will need to be more knowledgeable about such technologies. This raises challenges and opportunities for medical schools. Instructors are integrating AI and ML into curricula to train medical students to practice medicine in the real world, says Dr.

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Is community college reaching a new level of confidence?

University Business

Americans’ perspective on higher education is growing increasingly polarized with a higher rate showing “very little” to no confidence in the sector, an annual survey by Gallup and Lumina Foundation shows. Thirty-six percent of Americans expressed a “great deal” or “a lot” of trust in the sector, stabilizing a 20% decline over the last nine years.

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Voz Estudiantil: Educación Técnica y Vocacional en Puerto Rico

Ed.gov Blog

By: Eliomar Santiago Rodriguez, Estudiante de Grado 12 de la Escuela Superior Vocacional Antonio Luchetti en Arecibo, Puerto Rico Soy estudiante de grado 12 del taller de Electricidad con Controladores Lógicos Programables (PLC, por sus siglas en inglés) y Energías Renovables en la Escuela Superior Vocacional Antonio Luchetti, en Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

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In a Tense Election, Higher Education Hangs in the Balance

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

As Republicans gathered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to select Donald J. Trump as their nominee for president, political scientists agree that the 2024 election season has been extraordinarily wrought, and tensions aren't likely to ebb as the presidential election draws nearer. Experts urge voters everywhere, but particularly in higher education institutions, to pay close attention to how politicized higher education has become, particularly in light of Project 2025.

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The Forming Stage: Building a Solid Foundation For Your ResLife Team

Roompact

With the arrival of August come preparations for the fall semester and the excitement of staff training. This is what you’ve been waiting for: getting connected with your staff and welcoming students as they make their way back to campus. When you consider the performance of your team, it will be helpful to view their.

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The Unrecognized Antisemitism: The Erasure of Jewish Dissent

Confessions of a Community College Dean

University officials are marginalizing the views of Jewish students and faculty who are critical of Israel, Jonathan Graubart writes. Last month, the University of Minnesota’s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies announced the hiring of Raz Segal, a well-regarded Israeli American scholar, as its new director.

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How Penetration Testing in Higher Education Protects Student Data

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

For years, Higher education has held the dubious distinction of being among the top targets for cybercriminals. According to Sophos’s The State of Ransomware in Education 2023 report, 40 percent of ransomware attacks in higher education were due to exploited vulnerabilities. It’s not just ransomware attacks, either. Check Point research shows that education saw a 114 percent increase in cyberattacks between 2020 and 2022 and was the most heavily attacked of all sectors in the first quarter of 20

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Higher ed must get ‘all in its feels’ to attract new students

University Business

For decades, the pathway to a high-paying career seemed clear: go to college. Higher ed institutions thrived with minimal effort as students flocked to their doors. Recruitment strategies remained stagnant, operating under the assumption that the well would never run dry. Even when online schools and for-profit institutions entered the market, the core recruitment approach didn’t change—it simply became a race to be the first or the loudest.

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UK universities face growing struggle to recruit international students

The Guardian Higher Education

Applications for sponsored visas have plummeted since new restrictions brought in, raising financial fears UK universities face financial turmoil as figures from the Home Office show plunging numbers of international students applying for courses starting in the next academic year. Applications for sponsored study visas have fallen by 40%, suggesting the visa restrictions applied by the previous government continue to hamper recruitment.

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Community College Faculty-Led Teaching and Learning Hubs Improve Student Outcomes

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In 2018, Dr. Audrey Jaeger and Dr. Monique B. Colclough hatched an idea — what if they could develop professional learning environments easily accessible for all faculty in North Carolina’s community colleges, and what if that development could move the needle on student success? Dr. Audrey Jaeger, professor of community college education at North Carolina State University and director of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research.

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Higher Education Keywords to Reach Modern Learners

HEMJ (Higher Ed Marketing Journal)

Leveraging SEO to Boost Your Institution’s Marketing Efforts It’s 2024, and we’re long past the dawn of the digital age. We’re closer to high noon, where just about everyone is technologically literate — and empowered to access a universe of information with the tap of a fingertip. In the context of higher education, modern learners are a quick Google search away from answers to their most pressing questions.

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Deploying Student Journalists to Help Local ‘News Deserts’

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Deploying Student Journalists to Help Local ‘News Deserts’ jessica.blake@… Mon, 07/15/2024 - 03:00 AM The University of Vermont’s Center for Community News supports efforts to re-energize local news coverage in underserved regions in the state and beyond.

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Going Abroad on a Budget

ISA Journal

Studying abroad can be pretty expensive, especially if you don’t have a plan when you arrive. The key to planning your budget is to set aside more for food than you expect and to try to have some funds set aside for activities.

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Bloomberg gives $1 billion to Hopkins to make tuition free for most medical students

University Business

Most students pursuing medical degrees at Johns Hopkins University will receive free tuition, thanks to a $1 billion gift from businessman Michael Bloomberg’s philanthropic organization. Starting in the fall semester, students who come from households earning less than $300,000 will have their tuition paid for, while students whose households bring in less than $175,000 will have their tuition, fees and living expenses paid for, the university announced Monday.

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Implementing Comprehensive Student Mental Health Programs in HE: Changing Higher Ed Podcast 216 with Host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and Guests Tony Walker and James Kohl

The Change Leader, Inc.

In this episode of Changing Higher Ed, Drumm is joined by Tony Walker, Senior Vice President of Academic Programs at The Jed Foundation, and James Kohl, Dean of Student Affairs at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, to discuss the pressing issue of student mental health in higher education. Podcast Overview: • Insights into the current state of student mental health, including alarming statistics on suicide rates and mental health challenges among young adults. • Discussion of The Jed Founda

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AFT Launches ‘Real Solutions for Higher Education’ Campaign

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) has announced its Real Solutions for Higher Education campaign, a multi-pronged, multiyear $1 million endeavor to ensure higher education serves students and communities. Randi Weingarten “Higher education is a vehicle to the middle class, a public good that should offer opportunity without strings attached — but that mission is becoming increasingly imperiled,” said AFT President Randi Weingarten.

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UK universities need rescue package to stop ‘domino effect’ of going under

The Guardian Higher Education

Experts say the next head of the Office for Students must oversee a programme that will protect higher education The new head of the Office for Students (OfS) will have to oversee rescue plans to avoid a “domino effect” with a number of universities going under, experts have warned. The new government’s Department for Education (DfE) announced on Tuesday that it had accepted the resignation of the OfS’s controversial chair, James Wharton, a former Tory MP who ran Boris Johnson’s leadership campa

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Columbia’s President Denounced Her Before Congress. Firing Could Be Next.

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Law professor Katherine Franke has long been outspoken in her support of Palestinians. Now, after House Republicans and her university president called her out in an antisemitism hearing, she faces potential termination. In January, pro-Palestinian protesters on Columbia University’s campus said they had been sprayed with a harmful chemical. Students were hospitalized.

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College leader’s legacy: A new generation of Detroit artists – Bridge Detroit

College for Creative Study

Mikel Bresee, creator of the Community Arts Partnership program at the College for Creative Studies, reflects on two decades of community development through the arts. Bresee retired on June 28.

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Your marketing team knows AI is the new jackpot. What hinders its growth?

University Business

Many higher education marketing and enrollment management teams are on board with integrating AI into their everyday job functions, but timid leadership and a lack of resources are inhibiting widespread adoption and experimentation, a new report from UPCEA and EducationDynamics declares. The organizations surveyed over 120 professionals, finding respondents were optimistic about integrating emerging technologies, with 80% citing it would improve the marketing-to-enrollment pipeline and 62% belie

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ResEdChat Ep 78: I was an RA: The Key is Excitement and Belief! with Brittney Henton

Roompact

In this episode of Roompact’s RA*Chat, Crystal is joined by Brittney Henton, former RA and an Educational Services Representative in schools and libraries, and a Brand Partner with PaperPie (formerly Usborne Books & More). Brittney shares the things she learned as an RA and how they continue to influence her life as a wife, and.

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LeMoyne-Owen College Names Davis Next President

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Christopher B. Davis has been named the 14th president of LeMoyne-Owen College. Dr. Christopher B. Davis “I’m elated, I’m excited, I’m overjoyed about this tremendous opportunity,” said Davis. “I’m looking forward to joining our faculty, our staff, our students, our alum, our trustees, our well-wishers as we continue doing the great work that we have been doing for the past 162 years.

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How to Craft a Generative AI Use Policy in Higher Education

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

There’s no point in waiting any longer: If your college or university doesn’t have a generative AI use policy, it’s time to build one before the fall semester gets here. There’s plenty of guidance from schools that already have policies on generative artificial intelligence, including dozens of examples from across the higher education landscape. There’s also plenty of need for AI policy guidance, judging by the 2024 EDUCAUSE AI Landscape Study, which asked higher education leaders how well thei