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Partnership Focuses on Enhancing Student Success Coaching Program

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is looking to enhance its student success coaching program as its student demographics change. And it is partnering with student coaching non-profit InsideTrack to do so. Ruth Bauer White InsideTrack "What UMGC has shared with us is that their student demographics are changing,” said Steve Ast, senior vice president of partner success at InsideTrack.

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More Than Half of Recent 4-Year College Grads Underemployed

Confessions of a Community College Dean

More Than Half of Recent 4-Year College Grads Underemployed Sara Weissman Thu, 02/22/2024 - 03:00 AM A new report found that many recent graduates don’t land jobs that require a degree.

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ResEdChat Ep 62: Strategies to Foster Resident Assistant Belonging with Ashtyn Davis

Roompact

Belonging is important not just for residents, but the student staff who work in the residence halls to create that community and sense of belonging for others. Current University of Oklahoma graduate student, Ashtyn Davis, joins Dustin on this week's episode to explore this concept and ways to foster more belonging amongst RAs, such as the tool Ashtyn developed called the Resident Assistant Sense of Belonging Assessment (or RASBA).

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Turmoil Grows at Embattled California University

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Turmoil Grows at Embattled California University Lauren.Coffey@… Thu, 02/22/2024 - 03:00 AM Since going on accreditation probation in August, the University of Antelope Valley has lost its president, replaced part of employees’ salaries with stock options and now faces an eviction.

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Budget consultants on campus for initial interviews - Boise State News

Ray Schroeder

Between Feb. 12-15, representatives from Kennedy & Company, a consultant firm retained by the university to assist in the budget modernization initiative, met with all academic deans and senior administrative leaders across the university to gather their feedback on what is working well under the current budget model and what questions they have about the budget process.

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Yale Adopts ‘Test-Flexible’ Policy

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Yale University is adopting what it calls a “test-flexible” policy on standardized exam requirements, in which applicants must submit test scores but can choose to replace the traditional SAT or ACT with AP or International Baccalaureate exams. The policy will go into effect next admissions cycle.

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OpenAI, Microsoft warn of state-linked actors’ AI use - David Jones, Cybersecurity Dive

Ray Schroeder

OpenAI said it terminated accounts of five state-affiliated threat groups who were using the company’s large language models to lay the groundwork for malicious hacking campaigns. The disruption was done in collaboration with Microsoft threat researchers. The threat groups — linked to Russia, Iran, North Korea and the People’s Republic of China — were using OpenAI for a variety of precursor tasks, including open source queries, translation, searching for errors in code and running basic coding t

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What does an effective talent pipeline look like for Black males?

University Business

Every February, Black History Month focuses national attention on the cultural heritage, civil rights triumphs and the daunting adversity Black men and women had to overcome. This year, it’s hard to ignore the emerging new wave of adversity they are facing, as state laws banning DEI programs, the death of affirmative action in college admissions, the prohibition on teaching Black history in some states and an alarming rise in hate crimes target all persons of color.

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Waiting for a ‘Last Word’ on Affirmative Action

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Waiting for a ‘Last Word’ on Affirmative Action Liam Knox Thu, 02/22/2024 - 03:00 AM The Supreme Court declined to hear a case against a magnet school’s diversity-focused admission policies. Is it a green light for ”race-neutral” alternatives in higher ed?

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Gray Decision Intelligence Experienced Notable Growth in 2023

Gray Associates

Gray Decision Intelligence (Gray DI), the leading provider of academic program evaluation software, today announced significant growth in 2023. Gray DI’s Program Evaluation System (PES) software now empowers investment in academic programs that drive student success and enrollment growth at over 150 colleges and universities nationwide.

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Biden Forgives Another $1.2 Billion in Student Loans

Confessions of a Community College Dean

More than 150,000 borrowers will have their student loans automatically discharged this month, the Biden administration announced Wednesday. This tranche of debt relief, which totals $1.2 billion, comes after the Education Department moved up its implementation timeline for the new income-driven repayment plan known as Saving on a Valuable Education.

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Alumni sparks multigenerational workforce dialogue: College Possible’s strategic advantage

College Forward

At College Possible Omaha, our multigenerational workforce isn’t just a mix of age groups; it’s a strategic advantage. With several generations working together, we’ve harnessed a diverse range of skills and experiences that directly contribute to the success of the organization and success in serving students throughout Omaha. College Possible programming revolves around peer-to-peer coaching for high school and college students.

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Entire Bates College Debate Team Resigns

Confessions of a Community College Dean

All 19 members of the Brooks Quimby Debate Council, a storied debate team at Bates College in Maine, have resigned from the club, The Lewiston Sun Journal reported Wednesday.

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A marketing grad rises above obstacles with the help of her support system

College Forward

Lessly’s path to graduation was marked by hurdles, setbacks, and moments of self-doubt, but through perseverance and the support of her College Possible coaches, she has emerged triumphant, recently earning a bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in marketing. She now works as a social media manager for the Omaha Public Library.

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Mindset and Beliefs: How a Leader’s Mindset Shapes Reality

The Humphrey Group

The Journey from Law Student to Leadership Coach Both of my parents were lawyers, and when I was 18, I was a law student going down that same path. But it soon became evident my passion lay elsewhere. Through my social networks, I had the opportunity to facilitate workshops on various personal development topics.

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Uplifting MLK Day: Dignity and service continue despite weather disruptions

College Forward

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, College Possible Omaha’s annual tradition of volunteering in the community, faced an unexpected obstacle, extreme winter weather. The freezing temperatures and icy conditions forced our site to postpone the day of service until later this spring. However, the setback didn’t deter the team from embracing the spirit of the day.

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Six Ways to Discover More About the TRUE Lives of Locals in Your City Abroad

ISA Journal

Are you thinking about studying abroad in another country? Are you hoping to get an immersive experience and get the most out of every possible moment?? Are you curious about what it's REALLY like to live where you're planning on studying abroad??? If you thought, “Yeah, that’s totally me!

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How the Segal Education Award enhances the AmeriCorps experience

College Forward

Upon completion of their term of service, AmeriCorps members can use the Segal Education Award to repay qualified student loans and pay the costs of attendance at eligible institutions and training programs. AmeriCorps alumni can make the award go further by attending Schools of National Service, which are colleges and universities across the United States that offer scholarships, application fee waivers, and other benefits specifically for AmeriCorps alums.

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College enrollment across Minnesota State system is up for first time in over a decade

University Business

College enrollment is up across the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system for the first time in over a decade, according to Chancellor Scott Olson. While enrollment has been declining at colleges nationwide for years , Olson credits recent state investments in higher education for reversing the trend. “Increasing financial support for students through new programs like the North Star Promise, as well as the state grant program, the emergency assistance grant program, the Minnesota Am

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From Tech to Teachers: The Fastest-Growing Master’s Programs of Fall 2023

Gray Associates

Discover the latest trends shaping higher education enrollment as we uncover the fastest-growing Master’s programs of Fall 2023. From the dominance of tech-driven fields to the surging interest in mental health programs, this analysis unveils the programs attracting the most new students. Explore how institutions are adapting to meet evolving student demands and capitalize on growth opportunities in today’s dynamic educational landscape.

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New report reveals the highest-paid U.S. private college presidents

University Business

A new report details the 2021 pay grades of private university leaders across the country — including three presidents in the Pittsburgh region. The Chronicle’s report looked at 312 leaders at private colleges with expenditures of $100 million or more. Topping the list was Amy Gutmann, the former president of the University of Pennsylvania, who earned a whopping $22.87 million in 2021.

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College Reinstates Professor Who Allegedly Preached in Class

Confessions of a Community College Dean

A Texas community college has reinstated an adjunct biology instructor it fired after reportedly receiving complaints of “religious preaching, discriminatory comments about homosexuals andtransgender individuals, anti-abortion rhetoric, and misogynistic banter” in his classroom.

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Yale to require standardized test scores for admissions

University Business

Yale University will require standardized test scores for admission for students applying to enter in the fall of 2025, becoming the second Ivy League university to abandon test-optional policies that had been widely embraced during the Covid pandemic. Yale officials said in an announcement on Thursday that the shift to test-optional policies might have unwittingly harmed students from lower-income families whose test scores could have helped their chances.

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Report Shows Investing in Latino Students Benefits Enrollment in Calif.

Confessions of a Community College Dean

A new report from the Campaign for College Opportunity provides a campus-by-campus analysis of pandemic-induced enrollment shifts in the California State University system in an effort to identify which institutions have fared better and why.

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The Impact of AI on Higher Ed: A 360-Degree Panel Discussion

University Business

Register Now Date & Time: Wednesday, March 27 at 2 pm ET Generative AI has the potential to revolutionize many aspects of higher education, including personalizing the learning experience, improving accessibility support, streamlining and automating administrative processes, and much more. This UB webinar will provide a 360-degree perspective on the capabilities of AI today, as well as the implications for the future of higher education, with an expert panel featuring: A professor and AI res

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California Appeals Court Largely Upholds Judgment Against Ashford

Confessions of a Community College Dean

A California appeals court largely upheld a lower court’s 2022 finding that the former Ashford University and its parent company gave students misleading information about its programs and outcomes—with the only change being lowering its penalty from about $22 million to about $21 million.

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Unity in Action: Advancing Social and Ecological Justice through Diverse Perspectives

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Throughout the course of our careers, we have consistently championed the transformative influence of education in promoting environmental and social justice as ways to improve people’s lives and advance a more equitable society, albeit from different perspectives. Dr. Allison Davis-White Eyes More than anything, these professional paths — one focused on DEI and the other on the natural environment — address the significance and centrality of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in advancing s

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Can ChatGPT Help First Responders During Disasters? Academic Minute

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Today on the Academic Minute: Yingjie Hu, associate professor of geography at the University at Buffalo, explains how artificial intelligence might help cut through the noise of social media posts during disasters.

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