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The Case for Board of Trustees to Embrace Academic Acumen

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In the ever-evolving landscape of higher education, the role of governing boards, such as the Board of Trustees, is of paramount importance. These bodies are entrusted with the responsibility of setting the strategic direction, ensuring financial stability, and upholding the mission and values of their respective institutions. However, to effectively fulfill these duties, it is essential for board members to possess a deep understanding of academic acumen.

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Remote Working: 5 ways to keep motivated

Student Minds

In this short blog, Emily highlights some of the common issues people have with working from home and suggests some ways to overcome these challenges. - Emily I graduated with my undergraduate degree a few years ago. I was in the midst of my second year when the world went into lockdown and, to begin with, I was placed on furlough and shipped back home to a condensed family life again.

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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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The Intersection of Mental Health and Creativity

Active Minds

When I was a freshman in college, I went to a talk on my campus about sharing your mental health story hosted by my Active Minds chapter for Mental Health Awareness Month. At the time, I was a new mental health advocate, someone who had only been diagnosed with OCD two years prior. Still weeding through the stigmas and false messages I had learned about mental health while growing up, I was becoming eager to start sharing my story in hopes that other people could get resources and treatment soon

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Can Brain Science Actually Help Make Your Training & Teaching Stick?

Speaker: Andrew Cohen, Founder & CEO of Brainscape

The instructor’s PPT slides are brilliant. You’ve splurged on the expensive interactive courseware. Student engagement is stellar. So… why are half of your students still forgetting everything they learned in just a matter of weeks? It's likely a matter of cognitive science! With so much material to "teach" these days, we often forget to incorporate key proven principles into our curricula — namely active recall, metacognition, spaced repetition, and interleaving practice.

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5 top tips on how to keep calm during exam season

The Education Hub

Many young people will be sitting exams over the coming months, including GCSEs, A Levels, and VTQs. We know that exam season can be stressful.

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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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Department of Education Completes FAFSA Reprocessing

College Aid Services

Federal Student Aid confirmed this past Friday in an electronic announcement that it has successfully reprocessed FAFSA records that were negatively affected by issues with FPS and FA-DDX. In addition, the post details how financial aid administrators can identify reprocessed ISIRs and addresses reports about applications with blank SAI fields or erroneously marked for verification.… More » Department of Education Completes FAFSA Reprocessing The post Department of Education Completes FAFS

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Before You Go to College

Counselors' Corner

by Patrick O'Connor, Ph.D. Seniors, here are some recommendations on spending your summertime. College is about trying new things, so give these a spin, and you'll hit the campus more flexible than Gumby after a yoga class. Movie You Must See Before You Go to College The Shawshank Redemption was overlooked when it was released the same year as Forrest Gump.

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your conference paper – already published or work in progress?

Patter by Pat Thomson

You’re about to write a conference abstract. That sounds straightforward but it’s often not. There are things to decide even before you start writing. For example you have to choose what to focus on. And how cooked it already is. This choice may lead to two dilemmas. Here’s the first – Do you put in one you prepared earlier, that is, a paper that is already published or at least already in review?

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When the Boss is a Bully

Steve Keating

There are three types of people who have authority over others in the workplace. One is an Authentic Leader. This type of individual is a joy to work with. They care as much about the success of the people they lead as they do about their own success. They work tirelessly to help people reach their full potential, both at work and in life. The second is a manager.

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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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2025-26 FISAP Form Now Available; Instructions, Desk Reference, and Technical Reference

College Aid Services

Institutions can access the 2025-26 FISAP as a PDF now that it has received final approval by the Office of Management and Budget. The online form will be available on the COD website by August 1, 2024. POSTED DATE: May 20, 2024 AUTHOR: Federal Student Aid ELECTRONIC ANNOUNCEMENT ID: CB-24-12 SUBJECT: Final 2025–26 FISAP Form,… More » 2025-26 FISAP Form Now Available; Instructions, Desk Reference, and Technical Reference The post 2025-26 FISAP Form Now Available; Instructions, Desk Referen

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How the MOHELA Servicer Transfer Affects You

Student Loan Planner

You might have gotten a mildly alarming notification in your inbox lately letting you know that your loans would be moving away from the MOHELA website. For some borrowers, they’re actually keeping MOHELA as their servicer, but just getting a new web portal login. For other borrowers, they’re losing MOHELA entirely. Additionally, PSLF borrowers will… The post How the MOHELA Servicer Transfer Affects You appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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A to Z of Community College Certificates and Courses

Community College Review

From business and healthcare to technology and skilled trades, the article showcases the breadth of options available to students seeking to enhance their knowledge, develop new skills, or pursue career advancement.

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Embracing Courageous Leadership: A Guide to Living Your Values

CAMPUSPEAK

When you hear the word “leader,” what comes to mind? Take a moment to reflect on your definition of leadership.… The post Embracing Courageous Leadership: A Guide to Living Your Values appeared first on CAMPUSPEAK.

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Policy Matters for Black Youth Mental Health

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In a recent op-ed, we described the present challenges Black youth are facing regarding mental health. Sadly, these statistics continue to be alarming as rates remain high in comparison to their same-age white peers. These trends stubbornly persist, which points to the systemic nature of the issue. Dr. Lauren C. Mims We focus, primarily, on systemic issues in K-12 schools as spaces where Black youth spend the majority of their days — an environment meant for their growth and development — academ

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Important Updates: How to Report V4/V5 Outcomes, ISIR Value Updates for Special Populations

College Aid Services

Federal Student Aid has published several updates related to how institutions should report the outcomes of students selected for V4/V5 and addresses a small error in how dependency question data is displayed on FAFSA records; this issue specifically impacts the Ward of the Court and Foster Youth statuses. The agency also reminded financial aid offices… More » Important Updates: How to Report V4/V5 Outcomes, ISIR Value Updates for Special Populations The post Important Updates: How to Repo

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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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Breaking Barriers: Navigating College as a First-Generation Student

Knack

As a first-generation college student and the first in my family born in the United States, I have always felt a deep sense of responsibility and pride. My grandparents immigrated from an island in the Caribbean called Trinidad to the U.S. with dreams of providing their children and future grandchildren with opportunities they never had. With them, they brought my mom and her two siblings.

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Innovation in Action: Overview of the UIA’s Current Scale Projects

The University Innovation Alliance

Innovation in Action: Overview of the UIA’s Current Scale Projects Elana Tue, 05/21/2024 - 15:52 Black Student Success Initiative Student Success University Culture For ten years, the University Innovation Alliance (UIA) has aspired to be an effective force for change. Our strategies have included collaborative scale projects among member institutions.

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2025-26 FISAP Form Now Available, Deadline Set for October 1st

College Aid Services

Institutions can access the 2025-26 FISAP as a PDF now that it has received final approval by the Office of Management and Budget. The online form will be available on the COD website by August 1, 2024 and the deadline for administrators to submit the report will be October 1, 2024. For any school that… More » 2025-26 FISAP Form Now Available, Deadline Set for October 1st The post 2025-26 FISAP Form Now Available, Deadline Set for October 1st first appeared on College Aid Services.

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Chronic Conditions? Stay Active

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Being active is helpful for people with chronic health conditions. It can help people with arthritis by making their joints less stiff and reducing bone loss for those with osteoporosis. And if you have diabetes, it can even help lower blood-sugar levels. Due to your health condition, you may be unable to do 30 minutes of aerobic physical activity five days a week or muscle-strengthening exercise at least twice a week.

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Teach For America and Knack Join Forces to Empower Educational Equity

Knack

This partnership aims to leverage the strengths of both organizations to further our shared recruitment, leadership, and career development efforts for students.

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The College Portal Check-In: Your Key to College Application Success

CFAA College Financial Aid Advisors

In the fast-paced world of college life, staying on top of tasks and deadlines can sometimes feel like trying to catch a speeding train. However, one tool that can make this journey smoother is often right at your student’s fingertips: the college portal. Your student’s ability to regularly monitor their college portal is essential to their application process, especially when it comes to staying updated and informed about financial aid tasks and deadlines.

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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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Department of Education Completes FAFSA Reprocessing, Addresses Minor Issues

College Aid Services

Federal Student Aid confirmed this past Friday in an electronic announcement that it has successfully reprocessed FAFSA records that were negatively affected by issues with FPS and FA-DDX. In addition, the post details how financial aid administrators can identify reprocessed ISIRs and addresses reports about applications with blank SAI fields or erroneously marked for verification.… More » Department of Education Completes FAFSA Reprocessing, Addresses Minor Issues The post Department of

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The Pros and Cons of Parent Plus Loans

College Planners of America

Federal Direct PLUS Loans, commonly referred to as Parent PLUS Loans (PPL’s), are uncollateralized loans made by the U.S. Education Department (ED) to the parents of dependent students to help pay for college. PPL’s are a type of Federal loan intended for parents, and only parents, who wish to subsidize their child’s college education. PPL’s have fixed interest rates, flexible repayment options, and the opportunity for loan forgiveness.

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Using Course Insights to Improve Academic Performance

Civitas Learning

For many institutions, gathering the right insights to uncover where problems truly lie in their curricula is challenging. Siloed academic departments and inaccessible data create roadblocks when analyzing course success and determining where to make adjustments. These inefficiencies directly impact students– just one course can create a significant barrier, affecting academic performance and even threatening persistence.

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What Will Happen with Student Loans if Biden Wins the 2024 Election

Student Loan Planner

President Biden has done more on student loans than any President in history without the aid of Congress. He’s implemented his policies mostly through executive action, and he’s consistently increased how big he’s willing to go over time. For those familiar with the “Dark Brandon” meme, if Biden wins the 2024 election, will we see… The post What Will Happen with Student Loans if Biden Wins the 2024 Election appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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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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The Biden-Harris Administration Discharges $7.7 Billion in Loans for 160,500 Borrowers

College Aid Services

The federal government has announced that it will forgive $7.7 billion in student loans for 160,500 borrowers. This brings the total amount of approved relief to $167 billion for 4.75 million Americans by the Biden-Harris Administration. Who is impacted by this latest round of loan forgiveness? 39,200 borrowers who will receive $1.9 billion because of… More » The Biden-Harris Administration Discharges $7.7 Billion in Loans for 160,500 Borrowers The post The Biden-Harris Administration Disc

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House Appropriations Committee Threatens Harsh Cuts to LHHS Funding

COE

House Appropriations Committee Threatens Harsh Cuts to LHHS Funding May 22, 2024 — by Owen Toomey The House Appropriations Committee proposed FY25 budget adheres to statutory caps, leading to a 6% across-the-board cut and an 11% reduction in funding for Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, with advocacy needed to prevent cuts to TRIO programs.

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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