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University of Utah Prison Education Project Admits First Cohort

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Utah Prison Education Project (UPEP) at the University of Utah is admitting its first cohort of fifteen degree-seeking students incarcerated at the Utah State Correctional Facility. Dr. Hollis Robbins UPEP’s inaugural cohort represents “a bold expression of University of Utah President Taylor Randall’s commitment to unsurpassed social impact in our state and region,” said Dr.

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The Ivy League of Student Success Innovation: Bridget Burns Visits the Ed on the Edge Podcast

The University Innovation Alliance

The Ivy League of Student Success Innovation: Bridget Burns Visits the Ed on the Edge Podcast Elana Thu, 06/13/2024 - 00:23 Image Higher Ed Leadership Student Success University Culture On the Innovating Together Podcast , University Innovation Alliance (UIA) founder and CEO Bridget Burns typically partners with a journalist for conversations with leading figures in the world of higher education.

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Finalists Announced for $1M Aspen Prize

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Ten finalists have been named and are still in the running for the Aspen Institute’s 2025 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Josh Wyner “The 10 Aspen Prize finalists demonstrate how community colleges serving urban and rural communities throughout the country can prepare many more graduates for fulfilling lives and careers in their communities,” said Josh Wyner, executive director of the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.

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Tips for Creating and Maintaining a Summer Routine at Home 

Thrive Alliance Group

We tend to think of summer as a time for fun and free time without the structure of school, right? Well, without a clear structure, our kiddos can feel uneasy and uncertain about what to expect each day. This can lead to increased anxiety. Just a few simple routines can help your child develop healthy habits, organization, and time management skills while finding opportunities for independence and maintaining a sense of control in their lives.

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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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JAMES T. HAM

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

James T. Ham James T. Ham has been appointed director of the Office of Internal Affairs at North Carolina Central University. He has held senior leadership positions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Peace Corps. Ham holds a bachelor’s degree in middle grades education from North Carolina Central University and master’s in international education from American University.

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Father of Black Studies, Dr. Nathan Hare, Dead at 91

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Nathan Hare, who was known as the father of Black Studies, died early this week at the age of 91. Dr. Nathan Hare In 1968, Hare was hired at San Francisco State College (now known as San Francisco State University) as the first program coordinator of the school’s Black Studies program, the first program of its kind in the United States. He is credited with coining the term "ethnic studies" to replace "minority studies" and was a productive researcher and scholar, publishing a number of book

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Is the “PAYE Now, SAVE Later” Strategy Right for You? Time is Running Out

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In 2012, the Obama administration introduced the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) plan to help borrowers manage federal student loan payments. PAYE reduces monthly payments by adjusting the percentage of discretionary income and shortens the timeline for loan forgiveness. Now, over a decade later, the Biden administration is phasing out PAYE for new borrowers starting… The post Is the “PAYE Now, SAVE Later” Strategy Right for You?

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Harvard’s Academic Authoritarians’ Rule; Higher Ed’s Future?

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The last time I wrote about Harvard in this space, there was a real sense of hope. It seemed interim President Dr. Alan Garber had managed to peacefully end the protest encampments in Harvard Yard without arrests and well ahead of graduation and alumni celebrations in May. Hurray for Harvard? I had even stopped short to say maybe Garber should no longer be interim, but permanent.

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