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CSU Hires New President, But Questions Linger About the Treatment of Former President

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Central State University—a historically Black institution in Wilberforce, Ohio—will announce its next permanent president Friday. The person will replace Dr. Alex Johnson, President Emeritus of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), who has been serving as interim president since July 2023, after Dr. Jack Thomas announced that he would not seek a renewal of his contract.

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How to Overcome Fear

Steve Keating

Our mind can play all kinds of tricks on us. It can fool us into believing things that aren’t true and disbelieving things that are. The “experts” say the only place fear exists is in our minds. I’m not so sure about that, it seems very real to me at times. But then I think about watching a scary movie and jumping out of my seat as if the scary thing can get to me.

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Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Megan Witherspoon Evans Megan Witherspoon Evans has been named the director of the Veteran and Military-Affiliated Student Center at the University of Arkansas. She served as the associate director for residence education for university housing at the University of Arkansas. Evans holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication from the university.

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FAFSA Guidance for Applicants Under Age 13

College Aid Services

Federal Student Aid (FSA) has released updated guidelines for how the FAFSA should be processed for underaged applicants who wish to apply for financial aid. While these may not be a common occurrence in a given academic year, it is important that such applications are still processed in compliance with federal regulations and completed in… More » FAFSA Guidance for Applicants Under Age 13 The post FAFSA Guidance for Applicants Under Age 13 first appeared on College Aid Services.

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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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Address 3 Common Course Schedule Planning Challenges with Actionable Analytics

Civitas Learning

Higher education leaders strive to create a course schedule that is both efficient to build and easy for students to enroll in necessary courses. Despite this intention, course schedule planning is often a reactive process that can lead to increased workloads for staff and frustration for students during active registration periods. Scenarios like the one described below can often unfold: Department chairs, academic deans, and registrars work within their independent silos, managing a cumbersome

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Why Specialty-Specific Disability Insurance Is Essential for High-Earning Physicians

Student Loan Planner

Disability insurance protects your income in case you experience short- or long-term disability that isn’t covered by Social Security total disability benefits. Broadly speaking, there are two types of disability insurance: own-occupation (specialty-specific) or any occupation. Here’s what to know about your disability insurance as a physician and which one can be most valuable.

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Survey: This Week in Well-Being

John Hopkins University Student Well-Being Blog

The Office of Health Promotion and Well-Being publishes This Week in Well-Being , a university-wide weekly e-newsletter. Our target audience is students and trainees. Help us refine our editorial framework to help us better deliver the info you need to be well and do well at Hopkins by responding to this short survey. It should take no longer than five minutes to complete, and is essential to creating communications that respond to the needs of our audience.