Mon.Feb 05, 2024

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Higher Ed Officials Express Uncertainty Amid Further FAFSA Delays

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Amid news that the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is delaying the sending out of student information relevant for financial aid calculations to institutions, higher ed scholars and officials have voiced concern and uncertainty over how this change will affect low-income and first-generation students in particular. Dr. Greg Nayor In what has been another delay, ED announced last week that schools and agencies involved in financial aid will receive Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAF

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What to Consider When Choosing Your College by National College Decision Day

CFAA College Financial Aid Advisors

College Decision Day is May 1st – and believe it or not, this exciting day will be here before you know it! While some students who applied for early acceptance are sitting back, comfortable in the knowledge of where they’re going for their college journey, other students may not be. Whether you’re just unsure about which school is right for you, or just not clear on how to make the decision you want, May 1st will be the final deadline for your decision!


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Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Pa Lee Moua Pa Lee Moua has been named executive director of the Schreiber Institute for Women’s Leadership at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lakeland University in Herman, Wisconsin, a master’s in educational leadership and administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and a Ph.D. in leadership studies from Marian University of Fond du Lac in Wisconsin.

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New Student Loan Plan May Make It Easier For Borrowers To Buy a Home

Student Loan Planner

A new student loan repayment plan released by the Biden administration may make it easier for some homebuyers to get approved for a mortgage, according to a new report. The joint report, released this week by the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) and California Policy Lab (CPL), suggests that Biden’s new Saving on a Valuable… The post New Student Loan Plan May Make It Easier For Borrowers To Buy a Home appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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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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Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Sharcus Steen Sharcus Steen has been appointed chief investment officer at the University System of Maryland Foundation. Steen holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and psychology and a master’s in organizational behavior from Stanford University as well as an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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College Revives Standardized Test Requirement

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dartmouth College plans to reinstate the standardized test requirement for applicants to the Class of 2029 and beyond, reports The Dartmouth. Lee Coffin The announcement was made via campus-wide email from Dartmouth President Dr. Sian Leah Beilock. Dartmouth applicants will be required to take and submit scores from the SAT or ACT college entrance exams.

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Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being in Schools: An Action Guide for School and District Leaders

SRI Education

Schools are prioritizing students’ mental health, and there are many tools and resources to choose from. CDC created this action guide as a place to start. It can help school and district leaders build on what they are already doing to promote students’ mental health and find new strategies to fill in gaps. The action guide describes six in-school strategies that are proven to promote and support mental health and well-being.

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3 reasons to take the Assessing the Climate of Sexual Misconduct Survey

John Hopkins University Student Well-Being Blog

Johns Hopkins University recently launched an anonymous Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct to obtain important data directly from students. All full-time students, both graduate and undergraduates, are able to take this survey using the QR code below or clicking on this text. The survey is open until February 28, 2024. The survey will provide important data about: the prevalence of sexual misconduct and risk factors; student perceptions of problems and responses on our campus

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Living Smoke Free: Banning Tobacco

Community College Review

Learn about the growing trend among community colleges to ban tobacco use on campus.

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6 ways we’re supporting children and young people with their mental health

The Education Hub

Schools and colleges play an important role in promoting and supporting the mental health and wellbeing of students through creating safe, calm and supportive learning environments. Student voice is key to schools and colleges having an effective approach to wellbeing and is part of our mental health guidance for schools and colleges. Involving students in decisions that impact them can benefit their mental health and wellbeing by helping them to feel part of the school, college and wider commun