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NACUBO Student Success Hub Highlights Financial Links to Equitable Student Outcomes

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The National Association of College and University Business Officers is launching its NACUBO Student Success Hub to advance strategic financing for equitable student outcomes. Kara D. Freeman The NACUBO Student Success Hub, a compilation of free toolkits and resources for higher education professionals, is part of efforts to fully integrate student success initiatives with institution-wide finance plans, according to NACUBO President and CEO Kara D.

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New AI Guide Launched for Edtech Developers

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The U.S. Department of Education today launched “Designing for Education with Artificial Intelligence: An Essential Guide for Developers,” a resource for education technology (edtech) community members — product leads and their teams of innovators, designers, developers, customer-facing staff, and legal teams — as they work to establish safety, security, and trust while creating artificial intelligence Continue Reading The post New AI Guide Launched for Edtech Developers appeared fir

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Educators, Officials to Gather for AFT National Convention

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The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is gearing up to chart a path forward for public schools amid increasing challenges, and opposition, to the institution. Randi Weingarten AFT represents teachers, school staff, higher education workers, nurses and healthcare professionals, and public employees. It plans to host its 88th biennial national convention July 22-25 at the George R.

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Getting over bad/limited advice – journal article introductions

Patter by Pat Thomson

How do you start off a journal article – well, let’s say a conventional journal article*? I’ve recently seen the important opening move of a paper described as “ introduce the larger subject, then narrow that larger subject into your topic”, “Write the context for your paper” and “Provide the background to your paper (What have others done, provide evidence supported by a limited number of references) ”.

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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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Once-Troubled Knoxville College to Reapply for Accreditation

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Knoxville College is reportedly ready to reapply for accreditation to the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS). Dr. Michael Bowie The news comes after Leonard L. Adams Jr.’s announcement that he would step down from his role as president of the historically Black college, described as a transformative chapter for the college and its progress.

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ARWIN D. SMALLWOOD

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Dr. Arwin D. Smallwood Arwin D. Smallwood has been appointed dean of the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at North Carolina Central University (NCCU). He served as professor and chair of the department of history and political science at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, North Carolina. Smallwood holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s in history from NCCU, and a doctorate in early U.S. and African American history from

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University of Vermont Launches ‘Grow Local News Reporting’ Effort

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The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is contributing to a total $7 million collective investment at the University of Vermont to grow nationwide partnerships between local news outlets and universities that amplify local reporting. Dr. Richard Watts “We appreciate these investments by the Knight Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation, which demonstrate their confidence in our approach and underscore the importance of trustworthy information to the health of democracy and civil discourse,”

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122-Year-Old Northwestern College Closes

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Northwestern College in Oak Lawn, Illinois, has closed its doors due to financial challenges. The college, formerly Northwestern Business College established in 1902, served professionals throughout the Chicago area. It offered associate degree-level programming in nursing, health information technology, and radiological technology as well as a bachelor’s degree in health information management.

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Brown University Enters OCR Agreement Regarding Alleged Antisemitic Discrimination

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Brown University in Rhode Island has entered into a resolution agreement with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The agreement stems from a complaint filed against the university in December 2023 alleging Title VI violations regarding alleged harassment of students based on national origin, according to OCR.

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Bloomberg Donates $1B to Johns Hopkins

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Johns Hopkins University has received a $1 billion donation from alumnus Michael R. Bloomberg. Michael Bloomberg "As the U.S. struggles to recover from a disturbing decline in life expectancy, our country faces a serious shortage of doctors, nurses, and public health professionals — and yet, the high cost of medical, nursing, and graduate school too often bars students from enrolling," said Michael R.

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MACARIO HERNANDEZ

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Dr. Macario Hernandez Macario Hernandez has been appointed president of Dallas College’s Mountain View Campus. He served as chief of staff at the University of North Texas at Dallas. Hernandez holds an associate degree from Dallas College, a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas, a master’s from Texas Woman’s University, and a doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Morgan State Receives $1.5M Acceleration Grant Targeting Student Success

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Morgan State University has been awarded a $1.5 million Acceleration Grant from the National Institute for Student Success. Dr. Kara Turner The institute collaborates with colleges and universities to identify obstacles to degree completion and implement proven solutions for student success. Its grant includes funding to support partnerships with Morgan State, North Carolina Central University, and Kennesaw State University over the next three years to implement recommendations with formal coach

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Civil Rights Leaders Endorse Freedom to Learn Campaign

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Coinciding with the 60th anniversary of Freedom Summer 1964, civil rights leaders are continuing their calls to reject attacks against hard-fought civil rights victories. Civil rights organizations — including the National Urban League, National Action Network, NAACP, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc., The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and National Council of Negro Women

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Gallup Survey Finds Declining Confidence in Higher Education

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Americans are nearly equally divided among those who have high levels of confidence (36%), some confidence (32%), or little or no confidence (32%) in higher education, according to the Lumina-Gallup survey conducted June 3-23. But a decade ago, in 2015, Gallup found that most respondents (57%) had high confidence in higher education, while 10% had little or none.