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DREAM Conference Marks Milestone

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Back in February, more than 1,000 practitioners from hundreds of colleges across the nation gathered in Orlando, Florida, to exchange evidence-based approaches to accelerating student success and equity. Lumina Foundation CEO Jamie Merisotis delivers a keynote address at the DREAM 2024 conference. DREAM — the signature annual event of Achieving the Dream — a nonprofit organization that works to close achievement gaps, has become the go-to convening for community college educators and policymaker

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research as – is – creative practice

Patter by Pat Thomson

It’s easy to get the idea that research is all about developing a plan, and then doing what you plan. A bit like this. Develop. At the start, you read a lot to help you work out your question or hypothesis. Then you decide how you will get an answer – what methods you will use and how you will analyse the material you generate. Once you have done the analysis, you then provide a bit of an explanation, referring back to the literature to show what’s been added.

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Alabama State Launches Women’s Flag Football

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Alabama State University’s Department of Athletics has announced its plans to launch a competitive women's flag football program in the 2024-25 academic year. The program will be the first at a Division 1 historically Black college or university, according to officials. Dr. Jason Cable "The International Olympic Committee recently included men's and women's flag football in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic Games and likewise, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is closely monitoring

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Principal vs. Guardian Disability Insurance: Key Factors to Consider Before Choosing

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Long-term disability insurance serves as income protection for injuries and illnesses that might prevent you from working for several months, years or even until retirement. There are various types of disability insurance. But high-income earners — like doctors and dentists — need a specialty-specific policy, such as those offered by two of the “Big 5”… The post Principal vs.

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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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Program Addresses Mental Health Among Law Enforcement

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

St. Petersburg College in Florida has launched a new Applied Mental Health Certificate for Law Enforcement Program to equip law enforcement professionals and first responders with essential tools to navigate mental health issues within the community while managing the inherent stressors of their roles. Dr. Tonjua Williams "This program isn't just about protecting the community; it's about protecting those who protect us," said Dr.

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Harvard Admission Numbers Show Post-SCOTUS Diversity is Accidental at Best

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

No one knew what would happen after the Supreme Court took away affirmative action from higher ed’s diversity tool kit, essentially making admissions as color blind as it can be. But now that the first Harvard class has been admitted since the SCOTUS decision, we are in a strange place that should have been expected. No one knows exactly where we stand on the most important matters of racial equity.

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Harvard Admission Numbers Show Post-SCOTUS Diversity is Accidental at Best

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

No one knew what would happen after the Supreme Court took away affirmative action from higher ed’s diversity tool kit, essentially making admissions as color blind as it can be. But now that the first Harvard class has been admitted since the SCOTUS decision, we are in a strange place that should have been expected. No one knows exactly where we stand on the most important matters of racial equity.

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Group Files OCR Complaint Over ‘Discriminatory’ Scholarship

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The nonprofit Legal Insurrection Foundation announced it has filed a legal complaint with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights against North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. North Central University North Central University The federal civil rights complaint — pursuant to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights discrimination complaint resolution procedures — objects to the university creating, supporting, and promoting the eligibility criterion

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RANDY GÓMEZ

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Randy Gómez Randy Gómez has been named director of corporate and community relations for the Corporate Learning Partnership Program for Berkeley College in New York. She served as senior director of admissions. Gomez holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from Berkeley College and a master’s in organizational leadership from Mercy University in New York.

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States File Suit to Block SAVE Plan

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Kansas has joined several states in a federal lawsuit opposing the Biden-Harris administration’s latest iteration of income-driven student loan repayment for student loan relief. “Once again, the Biden administration has decided to steal from the poor and give to the rich, said Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach, who announced his office, in collaboration with 10 other state attorneys general, is suing President Joe Biden over his administration’s Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) Plan.