Fri.Jul 05, 2024

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Chaos and Confusion: The State of Student Loans

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Chaos: the word experts chose time and again to describe the current state of student debt relief efforts and loan repayment. Since President Biden’s first attempt to clean the slate for millions of student borrowers was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2023, each subsequent effort has encountered lawsuits and judicial rulings that have diluted or negated aspects of the plans with impacts varying depending on location.

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FVT/GE Reporting Update: Judge Blocks Maximum Program Length Requirements; NASFAA Advocates for Deadline Extension

College Aid Services

On June 21st, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas imposed a preliminary injunction as part of ongoing litigation between 360 Degrees Education, LLC and the Department of Education. The temporary injunction prevents the federal government from enforcing regulations that reduced the maximum length of Gainful Employment (GE) programs to 100%… More » FVT/GE Reporting Update: Judge Blocks Maximum Program Length Requirements; NASFAA Advocates for Deadline Extensio

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ANTHONY E. JONES

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Anthony E. Jones Anthony E. Jones has been named vice president for diversity and inclusion at Centre College. He served as chief diversity officer at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in art and information systems from Mount Union College, now the University of Mount Union, as well as a master’s in student personnel and a doctoral degree in educational leadership and policy studies, both from Eastern Kentucky University.

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Revisiting Summer Reads

Purdue University Global

Happy 4th of July! On July 4, 2024, the United States of America marked 247 years of independence as a nation. As many of us celebrate this holiday with fireworks and a long weekend of relaxation and celebration, we invite you to revisit favorite books shared by Purdue Global Academic Success Center staff and English and Rhetoric Department faculty.

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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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WENDI W. TOSTENSON

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Wendi W. Tostenson Wendi W. Tostenson has been appointed president of Volunteer State Community College. She served as vice chancellor of education and student services at Louisiana Delta Community College. Tostenson holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Georgia, an MBA from the University of West Georgia, and a Doctor of Public Administration degree from Valdosta State University.

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SCOTUS Gives Our Democracy a 'Demi-King'

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe was direct on MSNBC last Monday night. “Constitutional law was rocked to its very basis,” Tribe told Lawrence O’Donnell. “The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) turned the Constitution upside down in a very profound sense.” With the recent passage of the 248th birthday of our country on July 4, consider that at no time in our history — from the founders to modern times — has anyone ever thought it necessary to do what SCOTUS did last week.

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