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Life and Learning, the Washington Way

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Do no harm. More than just a guiding principle for medicine, this philosophy permeates the life and livelihood of the Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington — an educator, author, student affairs administrator, pastor, consultant, president and co-founder of the Social Justice Training Institute (SJTI), past-president of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), and much more.

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Double Debt Strategy for Married Borrowers: When to File Separately

Student Loan Planner

Is it better to file jointly or separately for student loans as a married borrower? It’s a simple question with a more complex answer. When filing taxes separately, the U.S. Department of Education doesn’t allow you to double-count children or your spouse when determining your family size for your income-driven repayment (IDR) calculation. At first… The post Double Debt Strategy for Married Borrowers: When to File Separately appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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The Missing Paradigm: Concordance Between Cultural Responsiveness and Institutional Policies and Practices

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

As the call for equity for all students grows louder, community college educators (and other sector leaders) seek to implement equity initiatives to decrease outcome disparities. But something is missing in the conversation and implementation strategies. This author argues that cultural responsiveness and institutional policies and practices must be deeply integrated into the equity conversation.

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FY2024 Budget Allocates $2.14 Billion to the FWS and FSEOG Programs

College Aid Services

As part of the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, the Department of Education will allocate just over $2 billion to the Federal Work-Study and FSEOG programs for the 2024 fiscal year. The electronic announcement below details how each program’s funding is determined, the requirements for returning funds from a previous year, and how offices can view… More » FY2024 Budget Allocates $2.14 Billion to the FWS and FSEOG Programs The post FY2024 Budget Allocates $2.14 Billion to the

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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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MUSA ELBULOK

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Musa Elbulok Musa Elbulok has been appointed acting assistant vice president of institutional effectiveness and strategic planning in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analytics at Borough of Manhattan Community College. Elbulok holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and finance and a master’s in experimental psychology from Brooklyn College as well as a Ph.D. in measurement and evaluation from Teachers College, Columbia University.

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April is Autism Awareness Month

Purdue University Global

The month of April is designated as Autism Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], (2023b), this designation encourages acceptance and inclusion of those with autism. The theme of Autism Awareness Month in 2024 is “Celebrate Differences” (CDC, 2023a). In addition to providing an Autism Awareness Month Tookit , the CDC (2023) also offers Autism Research and Resources on their site.

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Meet Samantha Pace, Account Manager

Thrive Alliance Group

March 1 was Employee Appreciation Day! We are celebrating our team members all month long by sharing their stories. Read more about Samantha Pace, Account Manager, at Thrive Alliance Group and how she supports clinicians and works behind the scenes. What is your favorite thing about working here? The people. The administrative team here in the office, along with everyone else, are so hands on and willing to help.

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EDExpress, Release 1.0 Addresses ISIR and FTI Report Issues

College Aid Services

Financial Aid Offices can now download EDExpress for Windows 2024-25, Release 1.0: the latest software update to resolve issues with the program’s importation and reporting functions. The patch also includes several updates to ensure that information imported NSLDS is correctly displayed and the software’s field values match their counterparts in the new ISIR record layout.… More » EDExpress, Release 1.0 Addresses ISIR and FTI Report Issues The post EDExpress, Release 1.0 Addre

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Can You Recognize a Financial Aid Scam?

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You receive a phone call, and don’t recognize the number. Should you answer, or is it another relentless spam call; those annoying phone calls that claim you won a prize, make false promises about student loan forgiveness, or demand payment … Read more ».