January, 2024

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You Can Restart Anytime: Expectations of New Year’s Resolutions vs. Reality

Active Minds

The new year brings intentions of resetting, creating goals, and making the most of this fresh start. Often, we find ourselves adopting new habits, exploring unfamiliar routines, and working towards the “best” version of ourselves. However, this exciting time of renewal and change can often come with heightened expectations. It’s easy to get consumed with ideas of perfection and progress while consistently placing pressure on ourselves.

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Dr. Melvin C. Terrell Educational Foundation Selects Recipients for 2023 Scholarship

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Doctoral candidates Dion T. Harry and Joshua D. Wallace have been chosen to receive the Dr. Melvin C. Terrell (MCT) Educational Foundation’s 2023 MCT Scholarship. The annual scholarship is meant for matriculating students in master’s or doctoral programs in student affairs or higher ed administration-related fields. Dion Harry Harry is a North Carolina State University doctoral candidate studying higher education opportunity, equity, and justice.

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Improving Your Mental Wellness: Where to Start

Active Minds

The clinical definition of well-being comprises four components: the individual realizes their abilities, can cope with the everyday stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and can contribute to their community. Simple, right? If only. In my one and half years as a college student, I have learned the importance of stress management , which directly connects to mental wellness.

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Navigating the CSS Profile: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents

College Aid Consulting Services

I created this CSS Profile: A Comprehensive Guide as a financial aid consultant with over 34 years of experience to help you. I have dedicated my career to helping families navigate the complex world of college financial aid. In this comprehensive guide, I will provide expert insights to help you understand the CSS Profile. My goal is to ensure that your child receives the maximum financial aid possible.

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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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3 New Pathways To Student Loan Forgiveness Through PSLF Under New Rules

Student Loan Planner

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) is one of the most popular federal student loan forgiveness programs, and it has been in the news a lot during the last two years. Historically, PSLF has been beset by widespread, well-documented problems, including poor loan servicing practices, bad record-keeping and inadequate oversight by the Department of Education.

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Our mental health 'ins and outs'

Student Minds

The Editorial Team are here to kickstart 2024 with their mental health 'ins and outs'. - Student Minds Blog Editorial Team ⭐ Our 'ins and outs' for 2024 ⭐ ? Taylor: My favourite quote of all time is from Kris Jenner who says, "If somebody says 'no', you're asking the wrong person". 2024 is going to be the year of finding out who I am and ticking so many things off the bucket list.

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Ring The Alarm: A Call to Action for Black Women to Address Wellness in the Academy

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dear Black women in higher education, 2023 should have been a wake-up call to our community, yet the red flags persist. The untimely deaths of two Black women presidents, JoAnne A. Epps of Temple University and Dr. Orinthia T. Montague of Volunteer State Community College, was a signal to all other Black women in higher education. Now, the death of Dr.

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The Role Youth and Young Adults Play in Mental Health Legislation

Active Minds

In 2020, the Arizona State Legislature passed Jake’s Law , a multi-faceted piece of legislation aimed at increasing access to behavioral health services (including mental healthcare) in schools, improving mental health parity in health insurance, and reevaluating the state of youth mental health in the state of Arizona. This included the establishment of an $8,000,000 fund to cover school-based behavioral health services for any uninsured or underinsured student referred to services by their sch

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Navigating Financial Aid at the 20 Most Searched Colleges and Universities

College Aid Consulting Services

Navigating Financial Aid at the 20 Most Searched Colleges and Universities. Choosing a college is a significant decision, and understanding the financial aid options available can be just as crucial as selecting a major. With the rising cost of higher education, many students and their families are concerned about affordability. As a financial aid consultant, I’ve noticed a trend in the most searched colleges and universities—an indication of where students hope to invest their futures.

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There are no writing “rules”

Patter by Pat Thomson

Look. I don’t really want to start the new year off with a rant. But I just can’t sit on this any longer. I’m climbing onto my soap box now, taking up my megaphone and shouting. THERE ARE NO RULES FOR ACADEMIC WRITING. THERE ARE CONVENTIONS. THERE ARE EXPECTATIONS. AND YES. THERE ARE THINGS WE NEED TO ADDRESS IF OUR RESEARCH IS TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY.

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Good News: More Borrowers Will Soon Be Eligible for Debt Cancellation After 10 Years

NCLC Student Loan Borrower Assistance

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced that some borrowers will soon begin receiving debt cancellation after as few as 10 years in repayment, instead of the 20 to 25 years of payments previously required for most borrowers. Starting in February, borrowers who are enrolled in the Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) Plan and who originally took out $12,000 or less in federal student loans will have any remaining balance on their loans canceled after 10 years of qualifying time in repay

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Navigating the winter blues as a PhD student

Student Minds

Chrissie shares her experience of managing the winter blues and tips for getting through this alongside doing a PhD. - Chrissie Life as a PhD student can bring its own unique benefits and challenges. We get to pursue our own intellectual curiosities and benefit from flexible working hours. But doing a PhD also means working alone, juggling lots of responsibilities, and managing the stresses of a demanding degree.

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Dr. Claudine Gay’s Resignation from the Harvard Presidency Possibly Saved Her Life

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The recent announcement of Dr. Claudine Gay’s resignation as president of Harvard University swiftly spread through the news and has been an ongoing conversation, particularly among those within higher education academic communities. Gay had been widely criticized for her responses alongside two other college presidents, also women, at a congressional hearing on antisemitism, after which, she clarified the institution’s stance.

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The Fraud Factor

Counseling Today

Imposter syndrome can hold some counselors back, which is why it’s important to learn to recognize and manage it. The post The Fraud Factor appeared first on Counseling Today.

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How to Stop Procrastinating…NOW

Steve Keating

One of the least productive things we can do is to do something tomorrow that we should have done today. Some people call that procrastinating. I call it a waste. Not only did we likely waste time yesterday when we should have been doing what we finally did today, but we’re very possibly not doing what we should have been doing today because of it. Procrastinating is one of life’s great stress creators.

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Why journal articles are rejected

Patter by Pat Thomson

This is an old post from May 2013. I get asked about rejection a lot so it seemed worth recycling it. There are some very common reasons why journal papers get rejected, often by the editor. They don’t even make it to review. Here’s the seven deadly paper writing sins: (1) The paper doesn’t fit the journal. It’s very important to check out the specific journal for which you re writing and tailor the paper to fit it.

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Welcome Ready Education’s New VP of Sales Americas – Jeff Olsen.

Ready Education

We are thrilled to announce that Jeff Olsen has joined our team as the new VP of Sales America. Jeff brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in the education sector, joining us from Post University and having served in multiple leadership positions through departments including enrollment, admissions and student success.

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University: The Best and Worst Time of Your Life

Student Minds

Xaviera (Vee) describes their university experiences as a student from many marginalised backgrounds and gives advice to any students who need it. - Xavieria When I first came to university, my focus was on studying only. I care a lot about my academics and plan to stay in education as a researcher at some point. I spent my first year alone and isolated.

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HBCUs: Catalysts for Economic Empowerment and Community Growth

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

For over 150 years, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have not only been sites of academic excellence but also powerful economic engines in their local and regional communities, leaving a lasting mark on the nation's landscape. Beyond classrooms and campuses, the impact of HBCUs resonates in various economic and community development initiatives that transcend traditional education boundaries, fostering job growth, workforce development, and training opportunities.

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Destined for Counseling

Counseling Today

Rick Balkin inspires and educates future and current counselors through his contributions on practicing forgiveness and working with teenagers in crisis. The post Destined for Counseling appeared first on Counseling Today.

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How to Admit a Mistake

Steve Keating

Some people don’t like admitting a mistake. It might even be that MOST people don’t like admitting them. Some people dislike admitting a mistake so much that they will deny them, even to the point of lying or placing the blame on someone else. What they fail to realize is that by not accepting responsibility for a mistake they give up the opportunity to learn from it.

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Congress Marches Towards Spring Finale for FY24 Appropriations

COE

Congress Marches Towards Spring Finale for FY24 Appropriations January 25, 2024 — by Kimberly Jones Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) is seen before a vote for Speaker in the House Chamber on Wednesday, October 25, 2023. In mid-January, Congress passed a third Continuing Resolution (CR) to prevent a partial government shutdown. The new CR extended government funding into March, once again staggering the funding deadlines to two different dates – March 1 and March 8.

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Welcoming Ready Education’s New CTO – Steve Pawlish

Ready Education

We are excited to share the news of Steve Pawlish joining our team as Chief Technical Officer. Steve brings a wealth of diverse work experience from some of the largest companies across the globe. Throughout his impressive career, he has successfully managed multiple teams in building next-generation solutions.

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Better FAFSA Better Future Webinar Series: January–February 2024

College Aid Services

FSA is conducting another set of webinars designed to answer your most pressing questions about the new FAFSA application. The online sessions will be held using a Q&A format and the complete details to access each webinar are located below: PUBLICATION DATE: January 05, 2024 DCL ID: ANN-24-01 SUBJECT: Live Internet Webinars – Better FAFSA… More » Better FAFSA Better Future Webinar Series: January–February 2024 The post Better FAFSA Better Future Webinar Series: January–February 2024 f

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Harvard Put Its First Black Woman President in the Crosshairs of a Culture War without a Shield

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

President Claudine Gay’s resignation is a thunderclap echoing from the halls of Harvard, leaving a bitter taste of injustice and a deafening silence from those who should be howling in outrage. The president, the first Black woman to lead the institution, stands cast aside, not by her own hand, but by the very forces Harvard claims to oppose: prejudice, cowardice, and a grotesque disregard for basic fairness.

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Careers: Polysomnography Technologist

Community College Review

If you are interested in sleep, then a polysomnography career may be right for you. Learn about how you can begin this lucrative career in studying sleep disorders at your local community college.

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The Trouble With I

Steve Keating

Abraham Lincoln, who served as the 16th President of the United States was known as a man who seldom used the word I. He had the ability to give entire speeches without using that one letter word. There was a more recent President of the United States who used the word I over 200 times in a relatively short speech. Surprising new research from the University of Texas suggests that people who often say “I” are less powerful and less sure of themselves than those who limit their use of

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What to Do If Your Student Loan Payment Amount is Wrong in 4 Steps

Student Loan Planner

After several years of the COVID-19 forbearance payment pause, federal loan borrowers are back to making required student loan payments again. But the return has been messy and riddled with errors. Over 400,000 student loan borrowers had an incorrect monthly payment amount, according to The New York Times. Many of these borrowers are being put… The post What to Do If Your Student Loan Payment Amount is Wrong in 4 Steps appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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Meatless Madness 2024

John Hopkins University Student Well-Being Blog

BRACKET • ALL MATCH-UPS • ALL RECIPES • HISTORY A fun, tournament-style contest to see which meat-free dish will be crowned Chompion. Visit our Instagram account at @jhuwellbeing to vote on your favorites each Monday from February 5, 2024 through March 11, 2024! Bracket (Click to enlarge.) For a screen-reader accessible version of the bracket, please use this PDF.

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2024-25 FAFSA Student Aid Index Update and Timeline; ISIRs now coming the first half of March

College Aid Services

Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced that more than 3.1 million FAFSA applications have been successfully submitted and that they have updated the supporting tables used in the Student Aid Index (SAI) calculation to account for inflation. An additional $1.8 billion in federal aid was at stake if the tables were not adjusted. Unfortunately… More » 2024-25 FAFSA Student Aid Index Update and Timeline; ISIRs now coming the first half of March The post 2024-25 FAFSA Student Aid In

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Report: Biden SAVE Plan May Increase Likelihood of Homeownership for Borrowers

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Under the Biden-Harris administration’s student loan SAVE repayment plan, low- to moderate-income borrowers may be able to not only save more money, but also have an easier time owning homes for themselves, according to a joint report from the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) and the California Policy Lab (CPL). Christelle Bamona Center for Responsible Lending The Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) plan is an income-driven repayment (IDR) plan meant to reduce the monthly payments that bor

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How to Craft the Perfect Class Schedule

Community College Review

College is a time to explore new things and to think about where your future is going to take you. To make the most of it, be realistic about choosing your classes but don't forget to leave room for new challenges.

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How to Develop More Discipline in Your Life

Steve Keating

I had a conversation with a friend a while back and he said that once you have discipline in your life everything is easy. I only wish that were true. That reality is that doing hard things is hard. Discipline allows you to do them anyway. It doesn’t make them easy. My definition of discipline is wanting something more in the future than the something that you want today.