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New Ways to Support Community College Student Health

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A widespread health crisis is undermining American community colleges, with many current and potential students exhibit high rates of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, food insecurity, and more. The challenges predate the pandemic but were exacerbated by it. The COVID-19 infection itself also appears to have made the situation worse.

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Meet the Your Place in Space Challenge Winners

Ed.gov Homeroom

High school teachers across the country worked with their students this past fall to enter the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department’s) Your Place in Space Challenge. The challenge was the first in the CTE Momentum series, which prepares high school students for rewarding careers and increases access to career and technical education (CTE). Through the Continue Reading The post Meet the Your Place in Space Challenge Winners appeared first on ED.gov Blog.

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New Jersey Institute of Technology Outreach Efforts Earn It Hispanic-Serving Status

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

New Jersey Institute of Technology has earned the federal distinction of being a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Dr Teik C. Lim The institute — which operates at the highest tier of research (R1) — reached its goal a year ahead of schedule, after launching its Hispanic and Latinx Leadership Council to fuel Hispanic student enrollment and deepen relationships with Hispanic and Latinx alumni, businesses, and organizations.

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Department of Education Lays Out Next Steps for 24-25 FAFSA

College Aid Services

As part of their ongoing Better FAFSA support strategy, the federal government has outlined what institutions can expect over the next several days in terms of implementation support. These resources include a technical update to the SAI formula, the release of 100 test ISIRs, open-source tool enhancements, and testing for FTI-SAIG mailbox connectivity.

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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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U.S. Department of Education Announces Updates for New FAFSA Implementation

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has updated how it calculates the amount of aid students will receive to be in full alignment with the FAFSA Simplification Act. U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel A. Cardona said the update, the latest in ED’s 2024–25 Better FAFSA ® implementation, will not impact implementation timelines. Dr. Miguel Cardona “We are putting all hands-on deck and using every lever we have to make sure we can achieve the transformational potential of the Better FAFSA to m

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LAURIANE QUENEE

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Lauriane Quenee Lauriane Quenee has been appointed senior director of environmental health and safety at the California Institute of Technology. Quenee served as the biosafety officer at Caltech. She holds a Ph.D. in microbiology from the Universite Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, France.

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Secretary of Education Announces Progress for 24-25 FAFSA Support

College Aid Services

Today, the Department of Education reiterated their commitment to supporting institutions as they transition to the 24-25 FAFSA and address various issues along the way. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona assured that their technical improvements “will not impact our implementation timelines, and, combined with other implementation efforts, the Department’s Better FAFSA will result in more… More » Secretary of Education Announces Progress for 24-25 FAFSA Support The post Secretary

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Mitchell Hamline School of Law Names New President

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Camille M. Davidson has been appointed president and dean of Southern Illinois University’s Mitchell Hamline School of Law, effective July 1. Davidson serves as professor of law at the law school and has served as dean at SIU Law since July 2020. Camille Davidson “I am thrilled to be leading Mitchell Hamline,” said Davidson. “Mitchell Hamline’s record of innovation and adaptability — including launching the first-in-the-nation Blended Learning program — speaks to its independence and forward-loo

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How To Deal with Burn-out as a College Student

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As college students, we have all felt burnt out at one point in our collegiate careers. Regardless of whether this burnout is felt in your school work, job, club, etc., it is inevitable that this feeling creeps in at some point throughout the school year.

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MICHELLE HERNANDEZ

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Michelle Hernandez Michelle Hernandez has been appointed assistant vice president of communications, marketing, and external affairs in the Office of Public Affairs at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY. Hernandez holds a bachelor’s degree in English and sociology from Rutgers University in New Jersey, an MPA from Long Island University, and a doctorate in business from Pace University.

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Navigating college

I'm First!

Being the first in your family to attend college is a huge feat that I’ve realized is often not acknowledged as such by first-gen college students.