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Report Suggests Promoting Transfer Pathways Can Help Reduce Costs

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The potential for community college students and adults with some college credit to obtain a future degree is limited by a higher education system that has not fully embraced the many pathways today’s learners take to complete a degree, according to a new white paper from the Center for Higher Education Policy and Practice’s (CHEPP). Center for Higher Education Policy and Practice has released white paper examining transfer credit pathways to student success.

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Summer Social Media Manager Guide

Dr. Josie Ahlquist

Summer’s here, but the pressure to deliver outstanding social media results isn’t taking a break. Whether you’re part of a team or a team of one, I want you to know you’re not in this alone. Social media is far from the days when I first became a strategist. Myspace, “The Facebook” and Instagram when it was only available on iPhones.

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‘Notice Is Not Required’: Letter Says UNC Chapel Hill Secretly Records Professors

Confessions of a Community College Dean

‘Notice Is Not Required’: Letter Says UNC Chapel Hill Secretly Records Professors Ryan Quinn Mon, 05/20/2024 - 03:00 AM A business school professor was startled to learn that the university had recorded his classes as part of a ‘review’ he didn’t know about. The university says it has no formal policy on filming classes. Professors are worried.

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Ten Thoughts on the Future of Higher Education Finance

Robert Kelchen

Today is the first day of academic summer, which is a period of relative calm even though I am never really off as a department head. (I have a modest administrative stipend in the summer, but remain a nine-month faculty member and can devote most of my time to research.) My higher education finance class this spring was a blast, as I try to make the most of getting into the classroom on a limited basis.

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Providing Wraparound Services for UCONN’s Asian American Studies

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Within Hartford, Connecticut, lies a vast community made up of people from across the Asian continent. The Asian population in Hartford County alone totals more than 53,000, making it one of the counties in the state with the most Asian residents. This marks an increase of more than 15,000 Asian people in the county since 2010. The city and area hold a large population of people from places such as India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, along with more recent refugees from Afghanistan and Syria, accor

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Has College Become Uncool?

Dr. Josie Ahlquist

Is college so 2017?Higher education has faced some serious challenges — especially regarding public perception and trust, and one could say we are up against a major consumer confidence crisis. Some campuses enjoy a steadfast enrollment cycle, while others are hardly holding on.

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A Growing Number of Community Colleges Are Building HBCU Pipelines

Confessions of a Community College Dean

A Growing Number of Community Colleges Are Building HBCU Pipelines Sara Weissman Mon, 05/20/2024 - 03:00 AM Washtenaw Community College and other institutions are working with historically Black colleges and universities to help their students transfer, particularly in states without HBCUs.

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JAMILAH MOUDIAB

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Jamilah Moudiab Jamilah Moudiab has been named director of diversity, equity and inclusion for Veteran Affairs and International Student Services at Hudson County Community College. She served as director of international admissions and programs at Felician University. Moudiab holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology and political science as well as a master's in global affairs from Rutgers University.

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Living on the Edge: Design Thinking for a New Era in Higher Ed: Changing Higher Ed Podcast 208 with host Dr. Drumm McNaughton and guest Cesar Santalo

The Change Leader, Inc.

In this episode, we dive into the world of design thinking for transformational strategic planning and change management. Cesar Santalo, Dean of the College of Communications and Design at Lynn University, shares his unique perspective as an artist and educator on leveraging this innovative approach to drive rapid change and better serve students. Key takeaways: - Discover the 5-step process of design thinking and how it fosters empathy, creativity, and continuous improvement. - Learn how Lynn U

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Interim Suspensions Leave MIT Student Protesters Stranded

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Interim Suspensions Leave MIT Student Protesters Stranded Johanna Alonso Mon, 05/20/2024 - 03:00 AM The university, which is home to a large number of families, gave suspended students a week to find new lodgings. Administrators said they acted in the interest of the rights of everyone on campus.

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Ex-ministers warn UK universities will go bust without higher fees or funding

The Guardian Higher Education

Exclusive : Vice-chancellors suggest fee rise of £2,000 to £3,500 a year, but others say that is ‘politically impossible’ Vice-chancellors and former ministers are warning that the cash crisis facing universities is so serious that the next government will have to urgently raise tuition fees or increase funding to avoid bankruptcies within two years.

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Updated ACE Report Reveals Progress, Persistent Disparities

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Though the number Hispanic and Black students enrolling in undergraduate programs has increased in recent years, completion rates continue to lag somewhat behind, according to a report released by the American Council on Education (ACE). Dr. Ted Mitchell “ The Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education: 2024 Status Report ” comprises updated data showing significant disparities in attainment levels among underrepresented groups by race and ethnicity despite growing diversity.

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How Video Bars Enhance Hybrid Learning in Higher Education

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Since the world changed in the spring of 2020, academic institutions have adapted their learning environments to support both hybrid and remote learning. Today, universities are incorporating technologies such as high-end cameras, ceiling- and table-mounted microphones, and large digital displays to transform what were traditional classrooms and lecture halls.

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Student Visa Denials Threaten U.S. Competitiveness

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Student Visa Denials Threaten U.S. Competitiveness Elizabeth Redden Mon, 05/20/2024 - 09:24 AM College leaders should focus immigration lobbying efforts on state lawmakers, in addition to federal ones, Samba Dieng writes.

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Managing the Unthinkable… Residential Student Death: Tips and Questions to Ponder for Res Life Pros

Roompact

By the time this blog posts it will either have been a month or roughly a month and a half since our first (and hopefully) last student death on campus this academic year at Wake Forest University. With a student population (undergrad, graduate and the professional schools) of under 10,000 students we do not experience.

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Leading Toward Impact: Diversity and Leadership in Higher Education

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The nation and its colleges and universities have wrestled with racial injustice and the challenges of diversity for centuries. Cans were kicked down the road from the Constitutional founders to the Civil War to the long-hoped gains of the 1960s civil rights era. There have been twists and turns, steps forward and back. A confounding hurdle since the 1970s and 1980s has been the aspiration to increase the number of previously underrepresented, especially people of color, in the ranks of universi

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5 Innovative, Student-Centered, and Engaging Experiential Learning Activity Types

Experiential Learning Depot

Identifying experiential learning activities for a classroom learning environment can feel tricky at times. In the world of experiential learning, there is a lot of talk about theory and philosophy; about what experiential learning is and what it is not, the benefits of experiential learning , and the purpose of it. But the most common question that I get from educators is not about experiential learning in theory but about experiential learning in practice.

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Re-Evaluating the ‘Essay Carveout’

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Re-Evaluating the ‘Essay Carveout’ Liam Knox Mon, 05/20/2024 - 03:00 AM After the Supreme Court barred affirmative action, many selective colleges added essay prompts focused on identity and diversity. Will they hold up under legal scrutiny?

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Universities Harness the Cloud for Digital Archives

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Jim Duran came to his job knowing there would be challenges ahead. It was February 2018, and he’d just been appointed director of the Vanderbilt Television News Archive, one of the world’s largest collections of news broadcasts from national networks such as ABC, CBS and NBC. The archive had been growing quickly and steadily since the day it was created in 1968.

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Tuition Hike Proposed in University of Maine System

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The University of Maine System (UMS) has announced a proposed 3% increase in tuition as part of its Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25). Dannel Malloy The UMS Board of Trustees’ Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee recently reviewed the system’s $646.7 million FY25 proposed operating budget that would be — for the first time since 2014 — balanced without the use of budget stabilization funds.

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CCS Student Designers Represent at Salone del Mobile, Milan Italy

College for Creative Study

The post CCS Student Designers Represent at Salone del Mobile, Milan Italy appeared first on College for Creative Studies.

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New Report: Higher Ed More Diverse but Racial Disparities Remain

Confessions of a Community College Dean

A new report on “Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education” from the American Council on Education found that college students have grown increasingly diverse over the last two decades, but sizable racial disparities in educational attainment and completion rates and debt levels persist, among other findings. It also found that professors, staff members and administrators remain predominantly white.

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A generation of students is being ripped off – and our blood should be boiling | Zoe Williams

The Guardian Higher Education

Politicians talk about tuition fees as if the students were somehow getting a good deal. In reality, they’re being shockingly exploited Whether or not universities are at risk of going bust is often talked about like a second-order problem. Sure, it’s sad and all, but is it as serious as a local authority going bankrupt ? Is anyone actually going to die if non-Russell Group universities can no longer afford to run humanities degrees?

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Former Virginia Mayor Tapped to Lead Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship at George Mason University

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

George Mason University’s Donald G. Costello College of Business has tapped David Tarter to be the executive director for the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship (CREE) and Master’s in Real Estate Development Program. David Tarter Tarter plans to work toward expanding experiential learning opportunities and building up the center and the college’s real estate programs, which support graduate, undergraduate, and non-degree academic programs.

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Managing Data Exfiltration Risks with Open Access in Higher Ed

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Colleges and universities are prime targets for cyberattackers, mainly because they’re a goldmine of valuable data including student and staff personal information, research results and financial records. It’s no longer about trying to fend off attacks or kicking out the bad actors once they’re in. Keeping a tight lid on data leaving higher education systems, thereby preventing data exfiltration, is a key part of a solid cyberdefense strategy.

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Ensuring International Students’ Career Success

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Ensuring International Students’ Career Success Sarah Bray Mon, 05/20/2024 - 03:00 AM Sherry Wang and Merab Mushfiq offer several strategies to help international students overcome the challenges their North American peers don’t confront as often.

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Indian students’ union urges UK to retain graduate visas

The Guardian Higher Education

Chair of union for Indian students and alumni says visa scheme is vital for attracting high-paying international students to UK Indian students and alumni in the UK have urged the British prime minister to retain graduate visas, rejecting claims they are little more than “Deliveroo visas” that allow overseas students access to low-paid jobs in the gig economy.

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Indiana University Launches Global Gateway office in Ghana

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Indiana University has launched a new Global Gateway office in Accra, Ghana, its sixth such facility around the world. Dr. Pamela Whitten “At Indiana University (IU), we have ambitious goals for faculty to pursue transformational research with partners around the globe and for our students to have extraordinary educational experiences abroad,” said IU President Dr.

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Toward a Sector-Wide AI Tutor R&D Program

eLiterate

EdTech seems to go through perpetual cycles of infatuation and disappointment with some new version of a personalized one-on-one tutor available to every learner everywhere. The recent strides in generative AI give me hope that the goal may finally be within reach this time. That said, I see the same sloppiness that marred so many EdTech infatuation moments.

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Protesters Target Officials with Body Bags, Cockroaches

Confessions of a Community College Dean

While pro-Palestinian campus protests have been largely peaceful, recent incidents have raised concerns as demonstrators have appeared at official’s homes and caused property damage.

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A Symbiotic Relationship: Educators and Knowledge Avatars AI as Partners in Teaching

Knowledge Avatars College

A Symbiotic Relationship: Educators and Knowledge Avatars AI as Partners in Teaching Emiliano De La… Sun, 05/19/2024 - 11:48 As education continues to evolve ith AI, the integration of this advanced technology has become increasingly vital. Among the innovative solutions reshaping the educational landscape, Knowledge Avatars AI stands out. This advanced AI aims to work symbiotically with educators, creating a dynamic and personalized learning environment that amplifies teaching effectiveness and

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Rethinking DEI in Higher Education: Should the ‘I’ Stand for Integration Instead?

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

As diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts have come under attack, I wonder if higher education leaders shouldn’t begin to evolve the concept before policymakers strip away every tool we have to provide supports for students of color. This attack reminds me of the struggle to protect affirmative action, which was defended at both the state and federal levels for decades; but perhaps in protecting affirmative action, it prevented the field from envisioning the evolution of race-conscious a

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How Colleges Leverage Data to Retain Students as the Enrollment Cliff Looms

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

Student performance has always been a key indicator of higher education institutions’ success. Florida International University has been at the vanguard of leveraging advanced technology to improve that performance for the better part of a decade. In 2014, the Florida Board of Governors, the governing body for all of the state’s public universities, adopted changes to the system for funding higher education.

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Thousands Weigh In on Biden’s Debt Relief Plan

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Thousands Weigh In on Biden’s Debt Relief Plan Katherine Knott Mon, 05/20/2024 - 03:00 AM Public comments show sharp divides over a proposal to provide debt relief to nearly 28 million student loan borrowers.

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We Need Anthropologists Everywhere—Especially in AI

Gray Associates

Hear from Lorlei Boyd, Developer at Gray Decision Intelligence, as she shares her journey from humanities graduate to AI software leader. Lorlei challenges stereotypes, highlighting how her humanities background equipped her for success in STEM. Discover her unique perspective on prompt engineering, app development, and the intersection of disciplines.

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EILEEN CHIA-CHING FUNG

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Eileen Chia-Ching Fung Eileen Chia-Ching Fung has been named provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of San Francisco. She served as interim provost and vice president of academic affairs. Fung holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from UCLA and a Ph.D. in medieval English literature from UC Santa Barbara.

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Learn About PUC’s Data Science Major from Jayda Hamilton

PUC

Jayda Hamilton is a junior data science major from Denair, CA, whose family holds the record with the most-blood relative family members to attend PUC. To help add to her family’s list, she decided to come to PUC and spend a year with her brother, who was a senior, and be close to home. After a family friend suggested the data science program, Jayda decided to commit to the major since she likes math a lot and wanted to study something math-related.

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