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Hardrick Steps Down as Florida Memorial President

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Florida Memorial University President Dr. Jaffus Hardrick has resigned from his post at the small, private historically Black university. University officials said that Hardrick stepped down because of a health issue. Dr. Jaffus Hardrick William C. McCormick is expected to serve temporarily as interim president of the university until the Florida Memorial Board of Trustees fills the role.

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How to Apply to U.S. Universities from Argentina in Eight Simple Steps

Great College Advice

Every year, as high school comes to an end, many Argentine students seek the best option to continue their learning journey. If you’re interested in pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree at a U.S. university, Great College Advice wants to help. Therefore, in this article, we bring you all the information on how to apply from Argentina to U.S. universities in eight simple steps.

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VIDYANIDHI REGE

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Vidyanidhi “Vinnie” Rege Vidyanidhi “Vinnie” Rege has been named dean of the Bristol Community College New Bedford Campus. He served as the dean of dusiness and experiential education. Rege Dr. Rege holds a bachelor’s degree in hotel, restaurant, and catering management from the Baltimore International College, a master’s in service management from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in hospitality management from Iowa State University.

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Another College Board Official Joins FAFSA Team

Confessions of a Community College Dean

College Board chief information officer Jeff Olson is joining the Education Department’s team in charge of implementing next year’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid, a department spokesperson confirmed exclusively to Inside Higher Ed Friday.

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VICKY WOOD

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Vicky Wood Vicky Wood has been named president of Trident Technical College in Charleston, South Carolina. She serves as president of Washington State College of Ohio in Marietta, Ohio. Wood holds an associate degree in business from Marion Technical College, a bachelor’s degree in business education from Ashland University, a master’s in education from Bowling Green State University, and a doctorate in higher education leadership from The University of Toledo.

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‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ on FAFSA

Confessions of a Community College Dean

After this year’s disastrous launch of the financial aid form, federal officials say next year’s version will be out on time and with fewer problems. College financial aid professionals are skeptical. The bungled rollout of this year’s new Free Application for Federal Student Aid started with a two-month delay, pushing the usual Oct. 1 launch date to the end of December—a shift that raised eyebrows across higher ed and portended the disastrous financial aid cycle that followed.

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NE GWiSE Recruitment

CAPD

New England Graduate Women in Science and Engineering is recruiting for the 2024-2025 academic year! Please fill out this application if you are interested in participating in any capacity. You can learn more about our work on our website and a description of the positions here. Applications are open until July 14. All graduate students in the New England area, of any gender, from any field of study are welcome to apply.

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What Universities Gain from Centralized Application Modernization Programs

EdTech Magazine - Higher Education

The argument in higher education between centralized and decentralized IT has been raging for at least a decade. Pitting the two organizational philosophies against each other is an oversimplification of a larger philosophical debate. However, the core issue is how much decision-making power and influence should rest with the IT department and how much should be left to individual academic programs and business teams.

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How Your Ph.D. Prepares You to Be an Entrepreneur

Confessions of a Community College Dean

You can deploy skills you develop as a grad student and postdoc in a variety of careers, including working for a start-up or founding your own, Chris Smith writes. Innovation has become a hot topic in economic circles over the past few years. In March 2022, the United States’ National Science Foundation created its first new directorate in over 30 years: Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, or TIP.

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Ensuring fairness in student misconduct investigations

Symplicity

A university’s best assets are its students. Looking after the welfare of students is key, so, when things go wrong universities need to make sure investigations are conducted professionally and fairly. Numerous students each year are the subject of, or part of non-academic misconduct investigations. Too many of these investigations are conducted by untrained staff with limited support.

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Murky Guidelines on Using AI Recording Devices in Classrooms

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Concerns about privacy and access mount as more colleges and students use the devices. Experts say the technology should be embraced using “common-sense” guidelines. Lee Tremblay was concerned when Georgetown University Law Center announced last year it would be using Otter, an artificial intelligence–powered transcription service, instead of relying on the human note takers Tremblay had used for the previous two years of law school.

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Universities and student accommodation providers collaborate to address mental health support

Symplicity

In recent years, the mental health of students has emerged as a critical issue for universities and student accommodation providers worldwide. Mental health issues among college students are on the rise, with studies indicating that nearly one in six undergraduate students in the UK experience symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other mental health concerns.

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Columbia University Puts 3 Administrators on Leave

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Columbia University has placed three administrators on leave after they reportedly exchanged sarcastic and insensitive text messages during a campus panel on antisemitism, The New York Times reported. A university spokesperson did not identify the administrators, telling the Times an investigation is underway.

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Assessment innovation in the age of artificial intelligence

Teaching Matters Experiential Learning

In this post, Professor Tim Drysdale discusses how a broader view of assessment, coupled with support for an institutional culture that links educational theory to interventions (and evaluating the outcomes), can create fertile ground for the productive use of genAI in Higher Education.

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Dependence on Bottled Water Worsens Social Inequality: Academic Minute

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Today on the Academic Minute: Daniel Jaffee, associate professor of sociology at Portland State University, examines why bottled water can be a panacea during a crisis but can worsen inequality afterward.

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The Future of Publicly-Funded University Hospitals (Dahn Shaulis and Glen McGhee)

Higher Education Inquirer

There are more than 200 active university medical centers (UMCs) and 1,700 teaching hospitals in the United States. These institutions, tied to America's major universities, employ large numbers of medical professionals, administrators, and laborers. UMCs (also known as academic medical centers or AMCs) are feeling the strain of a number of issues: a growing elderly population , drug overdoses, mental health problems, gunshot wounds, victims of car crashes, and numerous medical problems related

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3 Columbia University administrators put on leave over alleged text exchange at antisemitism panel

University Business

Columbia University said it has placed three administrators on leave while it investigates allegations that they exchanged unprofessional text messages while attending a panel discussion about antisemitism on campus. The university said the administrators work for its undergraduate Columbia College, which hosted the panel discussion “Jewish Life on Campus: Past, Present and Future” during an alumni reunion on May 31.

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Fierce Advocate for Community College Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

As her days as president of Mott Community College (MCC) in Flint, Michigan, wind down, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea is pleased with the impact she and the college have made on the community. In the 10 years of her presidency, Walker-Griffea has had many proud moments, particularly the opening of the Lenore Croudy Family Life Center. The center provides services that students need, such as a childcare center, a food pantry, clothing distribution, and social workers on staff.

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Math ends the education careers of thousands of community college students. A few schools are trying something new

University Business

It’s 7:15 on a cold gray Monday morning in May at Linn-Benton Community College in northwestern Oregon. Math professor Michael Lopez, in a hoodie and jeans, a tape measure on his belt, paces in front of the 14 students in his “math for welders” class. “I’m your OSHA inspector,” he says. “Three sixteenths of an inch difference, you’re in violation. You’re going to get a fine.

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No Rest for the Resilient: Graduating from the Pandemic to Protest

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Approaching the summer of 2024, many had hoped this would be a joyful transition of finally emerging from the long shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic that disrupted all our lives for years. College and high school seniors looked forward to celebrating their accomplishments with family and friends at graduation ceremonies. Instead, for many young people, this moment has been overtaken by anguish, anger, and activism in response to the latest tragic incidents of racial injustice and protesting the co

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Students kissed her feet for good luck. Now she’s missing her head

University Business

A marble statue of the Roman goddess of wisdom that presided over Wells College for 156 years, surviving both a devastating fire in 1888 and an attempted kidnapping in 1975, was embraced by students as a symbol of resilience for generations. Until Minerva was decapitated by a backhoe. The statue was accidentally damaged during a hasty move this month after the college, nestled against one of the Finger Lakes in central New York, said financial challenges would make the spring semester its last.

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OCR Chides Lafayette College for Dismissing Anti-Israel Posts as ‘Free Speech Issue’

Confessions of a Community College Dean

The latest Title VI resolution agreement sheds light on how colleges are being asked to handle complaints about online speech. First Amendment advocates are concerned about the implications. When a student at Lafayette College held up a poster that included the phrase “from the river to the sea” at a protest last October, officials who’d been monitoring the demonstration reacted quickly.

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Best Value Colleges: Did your school make the 2024 rankings?

University Business

In these days of rising skepticism around higher education, what makes a “Best Value College?” Academics, cost, financial aid, career services, graduation rates, student debt and alumni support, among other factors measured by the Princeton Review. Value, of course, extends beyond campus. For its 2024 Best Value College rankings , the company also surveyed students and alumni of the 209 schools on the list about starting and mid-career salaries and job satisfaction.

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Federal Judges Put Biden’s New Loan Repayment Plan on Hold

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Two federal judges on Monday dealt different blows to the administration’s generous income-driven loan repayment plan. What does that mean for borrowers awaiting relief? After forgiving $5.5 billion in student loans for 414,000 borrowers, the Biden administration won’t be able to wipe out the balances for any additional borrowers under its new income-driven repayment plan.

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Arizona Governor Vetoes Attempt to Limit Faculty Governing Power

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Arizona’s Democratic governor on Friday vetoed a bill that would have diminished faculty members’ role in the shared governance of public universities.

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Trump Wants Green Cards for Some College Grads

Confessions of a Community College Dean

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump promised in a podcast interview that foreign-born college graduates would receive legal permanent residency if he’s re-elected president in November, The Washington Post reported Friday.

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