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EdTrust Recommends How Schools Can Improve Interactions with Families

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

EdTrust has released three reports on family engagement that lays out a different vision for families to be involved with their schools in a way that promotes authentic, culturally responsive family engagement to support students’ academic growth and overall wellbeing. The reports cover a range of family engagement topics, including 1.) a survey of parents’ perceptions of how schools engage with them post-pandemic; 2.) changes policymakers at all levels can make to improve family and community e

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Overworking: How I work to be efficient

Student Minds

Daniel shares his tips and strategies to work efficiently while also enjoying time off. - Daniel A common problem for students is being overworked, as we all know, the work does not stop! As someone who is dyslexic, I often felt like I was falling behind. However, I found some techniques that helped me progress with my studies while also helping me to enjoy free time.

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Community Colleges Increase Housing Options

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The profile of the average community college student is changing. While two-year institutions still have significant populations of adult students and people desirous of enhancing their career options, there is a growing number of first-time college students, age 18 to 22, that are seeking a traditional college experience. Joshua Reda There are also students who don’t have stable or consistent homes who want a place to reside while pursuing their education.

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Finding Connection at Send Silence Packing®

Active Minds

Connection. I left our most recent stop of Send Silence Packing® (SSP) with this word brimming at the top of my mind. Although I’m fairly new to Active Minds, I didn’t expect the exhibit to have this kind of impact on me as one of the staff members supporting the event. However, I found that in between unloading equipment and interviews, I had the chance to chat with students, volunteers, and community partners, all of whom had stories about their own mental health or supporting others.

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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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Biden Formally Unveils New Student Loan Forgiveness Plan: A Look at 4 Key Details for Borrowers

Student Loan Planner

President Biden formally announced a new student loan forgiveness plan on Monday during a speech in Wisconsin. This comes after months of work following the Supreme Court’s rejection of Biden’s first attempt at student debt relief. The new program isn’t live yet, but it could be before the end of the year. “The Biden-Harris Administration’s… The post Biden Formally Unveils New Student Loan Forgiveness Plan: A Look at 4 Key Details for Borrowers appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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Credentials Awarded Drop for Second Year in a Row

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Undergraduate credentials awarded in the 2022–23 academic year fell by 2.8%, continuing its downward trend for the second year in a row. More students earned certificates than any year in the past decade, while associate degrees awarded fell to its lowest point in a decade and bachelor's degrees awarded fell to its lowest since 2015–16 academic year.

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Community Colleges: Building Pathways to the Future

Ed.gov Homeroom

BY: Amy Loyd, ED.L.D., Assistant Secretary, OCTAE The American postsecondary education system has seen many transformations, but none so democratic and revolutionary as the founding of the first community college in Joliet, Illinois in 1901. Then-president of the University of Chicago William Harper Rainey, and several other influential university presidents, were convinced that for America Continue Reading The post Community Colleges: Building Pathways to the Future appeared first on ED.gov Blo

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Giving Back

Counselors' Corner

by Patrick O'Connor, Ph.D. Hamtramck is a Detroit enclave with Polish roots, a part of town where, in the day, neighbors would scrub their sidewalks together until you could eat off them. It’s a wonderfully diverse neighborhood now, still hosting a Paczki run each Lenten season, named after the Polish donut with a zillion calories you eat on Fat Tuesday.

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“Such a High Need”: Campus Health Leaders Respond to Demand for Psychiatry Services

Timely MD

For students at Albion College in Michigan, the nearest psychiatrist is 25 miles away. That means students face an hour-long round trip for an appointment – if they can get one. First, they must go through a lengthy intake process or referral process before being assigned a psychiatrist. Unfortunately, many are “screened out” and turned away. Even if they get one, the wait time for an in-person psychiatry appointment nationally is often more than two months, according to a recent study by Virgin

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Guidance for 2024-25 Aid Awarding due to affected ISIRs

College Aid Services

The Department has released additional guidance for 2024-25 Aid Awards using the ISIRs affected by errors. They reaffirmed the plan to retransmit all impacted ISIRs in the coming weeks. For the purposes of packaging and disbursing aid expeditiously, schools and states may, based on data provided by the Department, use their judgment to rely on… More » Guidance for 2024-25 Aid Awarding due to affected ISIRs The post Guidance for 2024-25 Aid Awarding due to affected ISIRs first appeared on

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Ninth Cohort of ELEVATE Fellows Announced

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Katina Lang-Lindsey, an assistant professor at Alabama A&M University, has been named among the newest cohort of Enriching Learning, Enhancing Visibility & Training Educators ( ELEVATE ) at the Rutgers Center for Minority Serving Institutions. Dr. Katina Lang-Lindsey The center has announced its plans to host this ninth annual early-career faculty training program June 12-14.

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Ensign College Sees 75% Student Adoption of Academic Planning During Initial Rollout

Civitas Learning

The Challenge: Cumbersome, manual academic planning made it difficult for students to understand what courses they needed to take, resulting in incomplete plans and course registration for classes not required in their degree. The Strategy: Provide a streamlined academic planning experience so students can take ownership of their academic journey with advisors’ guidance to stay on course to graduate.

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How Much Money Do Physicians Need to Retire? A 5-Step Guide to Retire Confidently

Student Loan Planner

Key Takeaways: When I learn that someone in my circle — a family member, friend, colleague, or even a friend’s parent or their neighbor’s son’s wife’s best friend’s mom — I am genuinely thrilled to hear they’ve reached the coveted milestone of retirement. Our careers provide a lot: a sense of accomplishment, the opportunity to… The post How Much Money Do Physicians Need to Retire?

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5 Key themes from the latest Australian Association of Graduate Employer survey

Symplicity

The 2024 Australian Association of Graduate Employer survey offers a fascinating snapshot of the current state of graduate employment in Australia, shedding light on the experiences, expectations, and aspirations of the newest members of the workforce. For its 2024 survey, AAGE reviewed ratings from 4,086 graduates on working with 201 participating employers.

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Details of the forthcoming school-specific FAFSA data file being sent; Webinar scheduled for April 12 for Q&A

College Aid Services

FSA has released additional details on the school- or state-specific data file that will be delivered to Student Aid Internet Gateway (SAIG) mailboxes this week. The file will assist schools and states to identify additional FAFSA records for which they can package aid. The records will include a field value called the “SAI Impact Indicator,” … More » Details of the forthcoming school-specific FAFSA data file being sent; Webinar scheduled for April 12 for Q&A The post Det

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Report: State Financial Aid Programs Show Varying Levels of Accessibility and Equity

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

State financial aid programs across the country have varying levels of accessibility for students and plenty of room to improve, according to a recent report from The Education Trust. Dr. Brittani Williams According to " Who Deserves State Financial Aid? ," insufficient state investments in higher education over the past two decades have led to significant increases of tuition rates and fees at public four-year colleges, leading to bigger hurdles for students looking to attend college, particula

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Transforming Academic Advising: How AI Technology Can Support and Streamline Education

Knowledge Avatars College

Transforming Academic Advising: How AI Technology Can Support and Streamline Education Emiliano for E… Wed, 04/10/2024 - 17:52 In today's technology-driven world, artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing a range of industries, and education is no exception. As a transformative tool, AI is simplifying the academic advising process, making it easier for both students and advisors to navigate the often-complex road of further education.

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What’s On Your Plate? How Healthy Eating Can Fuel Your Mental Health

Timely MD

As we work to navigate the intricacies of daily life – amidst deadlines, responsibilities, and constant connectivity – prioritizing your health and well-being often takes a back seat. Yet, the connection between what we eat and how we feel mentally is gaining increasing attention. Just as our bodies need nourishment to thrive, our minds also require proper fuel to function optimally.

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Innovate With Us at the University Innovation Alliance’s National Summit

The University Innovation Alliance

Innovate With Us at the University Innovation Alliance’s National Summit Elana Thu, 04/11/2024 - 00:06 Image Competition is considered the engine of a free-market economy. In many sectors, meeting a current demand seems to drive innovation, yet this principle doesn’t and shouldn’t apply in the world of higher education. Indeed, the future economic competitiveness of the United States hinges on whether higher ed will transcend our competitive culture to become the catalyst for activating talent a

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Update on FAFSA Reprocessing Timeline, Now April 15 – May 1

College Aid Services

Yesterday, the Department of Education released updated timelines for 2024-25 FAFSA reprocessing and when students will be able to make corrections to their applications. Approximately 30% of applications potentially affected by known processing or data errors and approximately 16% require a student correction (these groups overlap). The timeline for reprocessing ranges from April 15th to… More » Update on FAFSA Reprocessing Timeline, Now April 15 – May 1 The post Update on FAFSA

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Achieving the Dream Selects Community College Cohort for Rural-Serving Initiative

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Achieving the Dream (ATD) has announced its selection of seven community colleges to participate in the second cohort of its Accelerating Equitable Outcomes initiative. Dr. Karen A. Stout “America’s rural communities are integral to our nation’s economic and fiscal well-being,” said ATD President and CEO Dr. Karen A. Stout. “Yet, they are frequently under-resourced and struggle to gain the attention of policymakers and investors.

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5 ways universities can be more accessible and inclusive in higher education

Symplicity

Students entering higher education with a disability is rising, according to most recent reports, there are roughly 17.3 percent of students have a known disability. This, coupled with a renewed focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in higher education has led many institutions to revamp and reflect on how they are ensuring all students succeed.

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How to Appeal Financial Aid: Improve Your Odds at Turning a ‘No’ Into a ‘Yes’

Student Loan Planner

Students and their families across the country receive their financial aid packages ahead of the upcoming school year. Understanding its fine print can help you make an informed decision about finding the best college fit and how much it’ll ultimately cost. Unfortunately, many financial aid awards aren’t only very confusing, but also fall short of… The post How to Appeal Financial Aid: Improve Your Odds at Turning a ‘No’ Into a ‘Yes’ appeared first on Student Loan

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Transformative Strategies for Small College Learning Centers: The Goldey-Beacom College Approach

Knack

In the dynamic landscape of higher education, small colleges face a distinct set of challenges that can seem insurmountable, particularly when it comes to providing robust learning support within the constraints of limited resources. However, the innovative approach adopted by Goldey-Beacom College (GBC) offers a compelling blueprint for transforming these obstacles into opportunities for growth and enhanced student support.

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New Cumulative Service Update for EDExpress Resolves Import, Printing Errors

College Aid Services

The latest software update for EDExpress, Release 1.0 contains fixes for previously reported issues and addresses more recent errors such as when the NSLDS Subsidized Limit Eligibility Used field is blank during ISIR importation. This service release also resolves a glitch that creates an “Invalid Query Table” message when printing ISIRs with an SSN file… More » New Cumulative Service Update for EDExpress Resolves Import, Printing Errors The post New Cumulative Service Update f

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Plans for Debt Relief

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Biden-Harris Administration has released initial details of a new set of plans to provide student debt relief to borrowers nationwide. The plans would include 4 million borrowers who have already been approved for debt cancellation by the Biden-Harris Administration over the past three years. James Kvaal "These historic steps reflect President Biden’s determination that we cannot allow student debt to leave students worse off than before they went to college,” said U.S.

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Berry and Greens Smoothies

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Serving Size: 8 ounces | Serves: 8 Ingredients: 2 medium bananas 2 containers (6 ounces each) nonfat vanilla yogurt 3 cups leafy greens, washed (kale or spinach) 1 package (16 ounces) frozen berries 1 cup nonfat milk Directions: Put bananas, yogurt, and greens in the blender. Blend until smooth. Add berries to blender. Blend until smooth. Add milk to blender.

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Last Minute Money Talks Before Sending Your Student Off to College

CFAA College Financial Aid Advisors

As graduation gets closer, parents are wondering if they’ve done everything they can to prepare their children to be out in the world on their own, at college. I always encourage my CFAA Families to talk frankly about money, budgeting, and smart borrowing throughout the application process. But as the graduation date arrives quickly, I recommend talking about last minute money lessons to help with their future finances.

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4 Ways to Get Aidvantage Student Loan Forgiveness

Student Loan Planner

Aidvantage is a federal student loan servicer that’s designated by the Department of Education. As a federal loan borrower, you might be working with the company while paying off your student loan. If Aidvantage is your servicer and you’re facing financial difficulty in repaying your federal student loans, there’s help. Aidvantage can discuss your repayment… The post 4 Ways to Get Aidvantage Student Loan Forgiveness appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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2023–24 Verification Reporting Reminders

College Aid Services

The electronic announcement below provides important reminders about how institutions should process students who are selected for verification. FSA outlines when verification status codes (“W,” “V,” or “S”) are applicable. Read the full announcement below. POSTED DATE: April 12, 2024 AUTHOR: Federal Student Aid ELECTRONIC ANNOUNCEMENT ID: GRANTS-24-04 SUBJECT: 2023–24 Verification Reporting and Verification Status… More » 2023–24 Verification Reporting Reminders The post 2023–24 Verificat

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Game Changers and Change Makers: Black Publishers’ Defiant Mark on History

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

“Since the second decade of the nineteenth century, black-owned book publishing has existed in the United States, the books released by these publishing enterprises have vindicated blacks, documented black culture and history, and addressed the special concerns of black people in ways which white book publishers have not. The fascinating story of the book publishing efforts of black Americans have been largely ignored by historians.

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An Update on the First Months of the Return to Repayment

Ed.gov Homeroom

By: Dr. Jordan Matsudaira and U.S. Undersecretary of Education James Kvaal Highlights As the Department of Education works to smoothly transition borrowers back into repayment, we highlight the following: More borrowers made payments on their loans in January and February of this year than in any previous month since these data started being collected in Continue Reading The post An Update on the First Months of the Return to Repayment appeared first on ED.gov Blog.

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Navigating Microaggressions: A Call for DEI Education

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Picture this: you are in a hospital setting and you witness another staff member ask a Black medical student if they need help cleaning up. The staff member assumes the medical student is the janitor. Unfortunately, experiences like these are all too common in healthcare today. Within professional environments, microaggressions persist as a pervasive and often overlooked force, representing one of the most significant challenges to equity and inclusion.

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