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USC School of Dramatic Arts to Offer Free Tuition for MFA

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts will offer tuition-free course study in its Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) degree programs in acting and dramatic writing starting in the 2024-25 academic year. Dr. Emily Roxworthy “Removing the tuition burden for the MFA acting and writing programs is an important investment in the future of storytelling and the performing arts,” said Dr.

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U.S. Department of Education Announces the Inaugural Engage Every Student Recognition Program Champions

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Engage Every Student was launched by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona in July 2022 and is a bold call-to-action to provide high-quality out-of-school time learning opportunities for every child. Through the American Rescue Plan, schools, cities, and states have had access to funding and an unprecedented opportunity to partner with high-quality expanded learning programs Continue Reading The post U.S.

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New SREB Study Examines Teacher Trends

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

While new pathways into the teaching profession appear promising in attracting fresh educators, teacher vacancies, shortages, and morale have continued to worsen in recent years, according to a new report from the Southern Regional Education Board. Megan Boren "The goal of the research is to offer insights for education leaders and policymakers as they target solutions specific to their states and districts," said Megan Boren, the project manager who leads SREB's teacher workforce policy efforts

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Student Success Impact Report 2024

Civitas Learning

Explore key trends and insights about what works for student success from across the Civitas Learning community. The post Student Success Impact Report 2024 appeared first on Civitas Learning.

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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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Business, Philanthropic Legend Dies at 83

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. William “Bill” Pickard, 83, a prominent businessman and supporter of higher education, died at his West Palm Beach, Florida, home on June 12. Dr. William F. Pickard Pickard, who purchased his first McDonald’s franchise in Detroit in 1971, is known for his entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and education advocacy. He served on governing boards for several businesses and nonprofit groups over the years.

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CAROLYN GENTLE-GENITTY

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Carolyn Gentle-Genitty Carolyn Gentle-Genitty has been appointed dean for the new Founder’s College at Butler University. She served as assistant vice president for university academic policy and professor in the School of Social Work at Indiana University. Gentle-Genitty holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, and a Ph.D. in social work from Indiana University.

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Scaling Student Success: Insights from Bridget Burns on Ed on the Edge

The University Innovation Alliance

Scaling Student Success: Insights from Bridget Burns on Ed on the Edge 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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Intentionality is Key in First-generation Student Success

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

As a first-generation college graduate and the first-ever female, Hispanic president of St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, I deeply understand the value of higher education for all. Education is a human right regardless of one’s background, and access and support should be readily available to those in need. We are fully committed to first-generation students, but commitment is just the start.

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SUNY Broome Addresses Enrollment Declines with Data-Informed Approaches

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The Challenge: Confronted with plateaued student outcomes, change was needed to assess the complete student picture and have the right tools to support them holistically. The Strategy: Implement student success technology to generate actionable insights, improve visibility, and create workflow efficiencies to lift enrollment, retention, and graduation rates.

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University of Miami President to Lead at UCLA

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Julio Frenk is expected to become UCLA's seventh chancellor. “At this crucial moment for higher education, returning to the public sector to lead one of the top research universities in the world — including one of the 10 largest academic health systems — is an exciting opportunity and a great honor for me,” said Frenk. Dr. Julio Frenk “I look forward to adding my lifelong commitment to public service in education and health care to the vibrant, diverse and cosmopolitan community that is Los

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Landscape Review Finds More Questions in Link Between Higher Ed and Civic Engagement

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

While there is a broad understanding that participating in higher education leads to increased levels of civic participation, conflicting narratives exist about this link. So, Ithaka S+R, a research organization that promotes student success and access to higher education, and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) teamed up to compile standing research on postsecondary institutions and civic engagement to find out what is really going on behind the scenes.