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UNCF Report Examines Black Teacher Pipeline, Offers Best Practices

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A 40-page report released by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) reveals that Black teacher scarcity may be attributed to factors including desegregation, racism, and the incorporation of standardized tests that result in Black teachers losing their license. The report, titled “The Heart Work of Hard Work: Black Teacher Pipeline Best Practices at HBCU Teacher Education Programs,” found that teacher certification exams used to screen effectiveness eliminated nearly 100,000 minority teachers in 3

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An Open Letter to Education Secretary Cardona

Counselors' Corner

by Patrick O'Connor, Ph.D. Mr. Secretary: I don’t often speak on behalf of the school counselor profession, even though I’ve been president of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, and inaugural School Counselor Ambassador Fellow at the Department of Education (ED). But, circumstances being what they are, and emboldened by this being National School Counseling Week, I’m going to roll the dice of drawing the ire of some colleagues and speak for the team.

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Study Reveals Only 16% of Faculty is Ready for GenAI in Higher Education

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A new study examines potential effects of artificial intelligence on current challenges faced in higher education and notes that few are ready. The 2023-2024 Digital Learning Pulse Survey revealed that three-quarters of higher education trustees, faculty, and administrators believe GenAI will noticeably change their institutions — and help solve ongoing issues.

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Updates to the 2024-25 Application and Verification Guide

College Aid Services

FSA has revised several sections of the 24-25 Application and Verification guide to provide the most up-to-date information for the upcoming academic year. These changes primarily focus on references to the SAI Formula Guide, how to report a qualified education benefit or savings account, and clarifying what verification documents are needed for non-tax filers.

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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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DePauw University Receives $200 Million in Support of Strategic Plan

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

DePauw University has received its largest gift yet in the form of $200 million in support of its strategic plan. The money – $150 million from an anonymous donor and a matching $50 million from other donors – is one of the largest gifts given to a U.S. higher ed institution. DePauw University DePauw’s Bold and Gold 2027 strategic plan seeks to bolster the university around four principles: the liberal arts and sciences; the student experience; institutional equity; and responsible financial and

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Using the Law to Help Shape Public Policy - Jamelia N. Morgan

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Title: Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Tenured: Yes Age: 38 Education: B.A., political science, Stanford University; M.A., sociology, Stanford University; and J.D., Yale Law School Career mentors: Amna Akbar, The Ohio State University; Guy-Uriel Charles, Harvard Law School; and Devon Carbado, UCLA. Words of wisdom/advice for new faculty members: “Grow where you’re planted.

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Federal Student Aid Reaches Settlement on Student Aid Eligibility Violations

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The U.S. Department of Education has reached a settlement with for-profit school owner International Education Corporation (IEC) and its subsidiaries, Florida Career College and United Education Institute (UEI/UEIC). It relates to violations of the “ability-to-benefit” test regulations that govern eligibility to receive federal student aid for students without a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

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Report: Parents and Educators Are Somewhat Aware of Non-Degree Pathways for Students, But Many Want to Learn More

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Less than a third of parents surveyed (28%) said that they would be disappointed if their child did not pursue college after high school, according to a new report commissioned by American Student Assistance (ASA) and Jobs for the Future (JFF). Julie Lammers " Beyond Degrees " focuses on investigating people’s views and ideas of non-degree pathways, defined in this context as “non-degree-bearing education-to-career options,” such as apprenticeships, bootcamps, industry certifications, certificat

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Saint Louis University Suspends Financial Aid Deadlines, Debuts Financial Aid Estimator

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Saint Louis University (SLU) is launching an institutional aid application that mirrors the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA , so families can receive financial aid awards by the end of February. Rob Reddy The measure is a response to FASFA delays due partly to glitches in the launch of a new financial aid application. The university’s aid application is independent of the FAFSA filing; so, families will still need to file a FAFSA.

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JENNIFER FREEMAN

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Jennifer Freeman Jennifer Freeman has been appointed assistant vice president for research development in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She served as associate head of Purdue’s School of Health Sciences. Freeman holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a Ph.D. in environmental toxicology and molecular cytogenetics from the University of Illinois.

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From Research and Theory Into Practice: hooks’ Homeplace Matters in the Educational Lives of Black Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The current context of education is riddled with anti-Blackness that continues to find systemic ways to harm Black children and adolescents, ranging from the persistent surveillance and pushout from educational opportunities to anti-CRT legislation that prevents all students — not just Black youth — from learning about Black history and culture. It is clear that education needs a new framework, one that loves and protects Black children and adolescents from these (and more) systemic harms while

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