December, 2023

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Rising to the Challenge on Student Basic Needs Work

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Ten years ago, most college students short of money for food would have difficulty finding a food pantry on campus. Food insecurity wasn’t a widely recognized problem in higher education and “student basic needs” wasn’t a field of practice. As we reach the end of another tough year, we deserve to take a moment to be grateful and proud that times truly have changed.

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Mental Health Care Is Expensive: A Guide to Finding Affordable Services

Active Minds

The mission of Active Minds is centered around mobilizing youth and young adults to be the mental health change in their schools and communities. In my ten years at the organization, I have seen the power of grassroots advocacy in improving mental health culture nationwide — but I’ve also seen the toll it can take on young changemakers. The truth is you can’t pour from an empty cup, and we are hearing more and more that young people are unable to access the mental health care they need because o

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A Year of Impact for IHEP

IHEP Institute for Higher Education Policy

By: Mamie Voight As the year draws to a close, we at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) are taking a moment to reflect on the strides we’ve made and the work left to do to advance our mission – building a more equitable and just society through higher education. In 2023 we partnered with many of you, conducted compelling research, engaged in meaningful advocacy, and led purposeful field engagement.

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Winter Blues

Student Minds

The Editorial Team have come together for the last time in 2023 to share how they overcome their Winter Blues as the days get shorter and colder. - Student Minds Blog Editorial Team ⭐ How do you overcome winter blues? ⭐ ? Taylor : Winter isn't always the easier time of year, especially when it's dark when you leave the house or get home later. Because of this, I really embrace the weekends. going out for walks and taking in all the sunlight that I miss so much!

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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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Administration of ESSA Title III State-Administered Grants Returns to OELA

Ed.gov Homeroom

By: Montserrat Garibay, Assistant Deputy Secretary & Director for the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) As part of the Raise the Bar: Lead the World Initiative, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) last month hosted a convening with national and local leaders to discuss the pivotal moment we found ourselves in, as we transform Continue Reading The post Administration of ESSA Title III State-Administered Grants Returns to OELA appeared first on ED.gov Blog.

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Study: Viewing Disparity of Women in Physics as Individual Choice Risks Overlooking Gendered Issues

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Fewer women pursue careers in physics than biology, according to a new Rice University study. Dr. Di Di The study, " Scientists explain the underrepresentation of women in physics compared to biology in four national contexts ", looked at survey data from biologists and physicists from four countries – U.S., Italy, France, and Taiwan – to see how these scientists explained why this disparity within the two fields exists.

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Handling Mental Health Conversations With Family During the Holidays

Active Minds

The holiday season can bring us so much cheer and emotional wealth, including the opportunity to reunite with family and loved ones. As we adjust to a new routine and, at times, a new environment around the holidays, it can also be difficult to navigate the mental health challenges we may be facing or bringing back home with us. These mental health conversations with family can often be met with silence, discomfort, or even misunderstanding.

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How strong institutional partnerships serve transfer students well. Reflections on ED’s Raise The Bar Summit

IHEP Institute for Higher Education Policy

By: Lauren Bell Nearly 40% of students transfer from one institution to another at some point during their postsecondary journey, but on average, 43 % of credits students already earned are not accepted by their receiving institution. 1 This equates to a loss of time and money. A closer look at transfer outcomes reveals disparities: Among students who start at a two-year institution, Black (28 percent) and Hispanic (37 percent) students transfer to a four-year institution at much lower rates tha

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Grief from a distance

Student Minds

Emily shares her recent experiences of loss and shares some tips that have helped her through this difficult time. - Emily Thorpe A few weeks ago, I lost my Nan to dementia. I understand that my situation is not unique, and that loss is experienced by everyone. Sometimes unexpectedly; sometimes losing someone stretches out over a long period of time.

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Seven Things to Know About the Student Loan Payment Count Adjustment

Ed.gov Homeroom

Borrowers Have More Time to Consolidate Loans to Benefit from the Adjustment By: Federal Student Aid Chief Operating Officer Richard Cordray Since this summer, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) has approved almost $44 billion in debt relief for more than 900,000 borrowers as part of the payment count adjustment. This is a one-time initiative Continue Reading The post Seven Things to Know About the Student Loan Payment Count Adjustment appeared first on ED.gov Blog.

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How to Turn Interns Into Full-Time Employees

Symplicity

It's no secret that the demand for interns is high, with some companies already in the race for interns for the 2025 season. Internships have historically been a great opportunity for companies to bring quality entry-level talent into an organization, making them vital to student and employer success. A 2022 report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers recently found that 68 percent of interns get a full-time offer from the company they interned for.

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Report: Almost Half of High School Students Use AI for Schoolwork

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

High school students are divided on whether they should use generative AI tools for school, and most of those who did found errors in what these tools produced, according to a new report from ACT. Dr. Jeff Schiel ACT For the report, " High School Students’ Use and Impressions of AI Tools ", ACT researchers asked 4,006 10th to 12th-grade students nationally about their AI usage and their views on such tools.

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Celebrating the Past, Mobilizing the Future: 20 Years of Active Minds

Active Minds

It’s December. As we spend the holiday season gathered together with family and friends, this time of year is often marked by connection and reflection. For me, this rings especially true on the anniversary of our founding month as I think about the work and powerful impact that the Active Minds community has accomplished over the past 20 years. I founded Active Minds in 2003 , following the loss of my brother Brian to suicide.

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Team Spotlight: Tiffany Benson

College Aid Services

Our Team Spotlight for the month of December is Tiffany Benson! Joining College Aid Services in 2021, Tiffany serves as a Senior Consultant and has earned several NASFAA credentials for Cost of Attendance, Direct Loans, Student Eligibility, and Verification. We had the opportunity to sit down with Tiffany for a brief interview where she shared… More » Team Spotlight: Tiffany Benson The post Team Spotlight: Tiffany Benson first appeared on College Aid Services.

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Grief from a distance

Student Minds

Emily shares her recent experiences of loss and shares some tips that have helped her through this difficult time. -Emily Thorpe A few weeks ago, I lost my Nan to dementia. I understand that my situation is not unique, and that loss is experienced by everyone. Sometimes unexpectedly; sometimes losing someone stretches out over a long period of time.

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publishing in top ranked journals

Patter by Pat Thomson

Doctoral and emerging researchers often believe that they must, from the very get go, publish in highly ranked journals. Where does this idea come from. Well sometimes word of mouth. Sometimes universities may try to point researchers in the top ranked journal direction. Some universities actually offer clear instructions about what journals to choose via little apps where the researcher can type in the title of a journal and get back an institutional approval rating.

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Lancaster University elevates student counselling and mental health services with Symplicity Advocate

Symplicity

Symplicity ® Advocate™ renowned worldwide for student case management with over 300 universities in its network, is thrilled to welcome Lancaster University as a new partner in the United Kingdom.

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Report: Adult Community College Students Make Strides

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Adult community college students in degree-progressing English and math courses are nearing parity with their traditional-age student counterparts when it comes to course completion, according to a new report from California Competes. Dr. David Radwin The brief, " Redrawing the Starting Line: Advancing Equity in Adult Learners’ Developmental Education Outcomes ", compared transfer-level English and math course completion rates between adult community college students – those age 25 or older – an

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How to be More Appreciative

Steve Keating

What’s the first thing you do every morning? Is it checking your email? Maybe it’s checking your text messages. How about perhaps checking your thinking? Yep, I said thinking! While I understand how tempting it is to grab the phone and check messages if you want a happier and more productive 2024 I highly recommend resisting that temptation. Instead check the first thought that’s in your head.

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Unmasking the Truths About Alcohol and Drugs

CAMPUSPEAK

When you choose to pursue college, you are presented with a number of choices along your journey. Among them, the… The post Unmasking the Truths About Alcohol and Drugs appeared first on CAMPUSPEAK.

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Winter's Chill vs. Art's Warmth

Student Minds

Dhriti talks about how being creative helps her get through the tough winter blues, especially when she's far from home. - Dhriti Navigating the winter blues can be a real challenge, especially when you are far from home like I am. The days are shorter, the darkness comes early, and December does not quite feel like the party it used to be. Even the festive vibes seem muted, and my birthday month is not as sparkly as it seemed until the year before.

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the slow paper

Patter by Pat Thomson

I’m finally writing a paper. It’s one that’s been percolating for about a year. A year, that’s actually not a long time in the making. And that’s just the way it is sometimes. As much as you might want it to be otherwise, some ideas just take their own good time to coalesce. I’ve assumed until recently that when you’re not writing some kind of processing happens somewhere.

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5 Steps to Keeping Interns Warm Before Their Internship

Symplicity

For employers, extending offers to interns no matter what time of year is only half the battle in retaining the incoming class of temporary new hires. In a competitive workforce, it's not uncommon for interns to renege on accepted offers in hopes of finding something better. While sometimes this can be attributed to finding opportunities that better align with their long-term career goals, a lot of the time interns renege out of a lack of engagement with their future employers.

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Medical Schools Embrace Efforts Post-Affirmative Action Decision

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

On June 29, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) made the decision to officially end affirmative action practices at all public institutions in the U.S. The ruling sent medical schools across the nation scrambling to adjust admission standards to abide by the new law of the land. Dr. Jessica Faiz. Black and Brown students face extraordinary barriers to medical school, including discrimination and educational and financial hurdles, says Dr.

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Finding Your Purpose in Life

Steve Keating

I’ve always believed that the best lived lives were those that were lived on purpose for a purpose. The challenge with that of course is that most people can’t tell you with any specificity what their purpose in life is. That causes them to live a somewhat “reactive” life. A life lived helping other people achieve their purpose. That’s not necessarily bad, it’s just not as fulfilling as living YOUR life for YOUR purpose.

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Is the Married Filing Separately Health Insurance Penalty Worth It? How to Minimize the Impact

Student Loan Planner

Your tax filing status can impact the amount of taxes you owe by making you eligible (or ineligible) for various tax credits and deductions. It can also affect your student loan payment, as some income-driven repayment (IDR) plans allow you to exclude spousal income if you file tax returns separately. For instance, ‘married filing separately’… The post Is the Married Filing Separately Health Insurance Penalty Worth It?

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How to Calm Anxiety Within Five Minutes

Student Minds

Kortney shares a helpful grounding technique to cope with anxiety. - Kortney Anxiety is an emotion that appears quickly whether doing errands, playing a game, or visiting with others. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety “can make daily life feel like a constant state of worry, fear, and dread.” This can cause an anxious individual to be unable to focus or complete a to – do list.

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Counseling Today’s 15 most-read articles of 2023

Counseling Today

Some of our most-read stories in 2023. The post Counseling Today’s 15 most-read articles of 2023 appeared first on Counseling Today.

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2024–25 FAFSA Soft Launch Details and Timelines

College Aid Services

The Department of Education has announced that they will be treating the period leading up to and following Dec. 31 as a soft launch period of the 2024-25 FAFSA. The “soft launch period” will allow the Department to monitor and respond to any potential issues impacting the applicant experience. The electronic announcement (GENERAL-23-115) listed below… More » 2024–25 FAFSA Soft Launch Details and Timelines The post 2024–25 FAFSA Soft Launch Details and Timelines first appeared

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ASU Faculty Receive $1.6 Million for Program to Better Teach K-12 Educators about Civics, History, and Media Literacy

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Arizona State University (ASU) faculty have received $1.6 million from the U.S. Department of Education for a program to teach K-12 teachers about civics, history, and media literacy. Dr. Lauren Harris The project, Project ACCLaIM: Advancing Civics Curriculum Learning through Instructional Microcredentials, seeks to create a specialization in the aforementioned topics and offer smaller courses that earn teachers microcredentials, which they can then count as credits towards a master’s in educati

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How to be Honest with Yourself…Honestly

Steve Keating

Oh no, what are you going to do now? You told yourself, and likely others, that you would do “it” next year. You said to yourself, “next year will be the year I take control of my future.” You told yourself that “next year will be different.” Well now you, and anyone else you told, are about to find out if you were being honest with them…and yourself.

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Featured Partner Scholarships: December 2023 (Part 2)

Scholarship America

The holidays may be a time to take a break from school, but they’re prime time to apply for scholarships! We recently shared Part 1 of our December roundup , featuring scholarships for future nurses, teachers, chefs and public servants—and in today’s Part 2, we look at awards for students in Georgia, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Missouri, plus two unique programs for families who have dealt with childhood cancer.

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What’s New in the Civitas Learning Platform: Winter 2023

Civitas Learning

This year has been exciting for the Civitas Learning product and engineering teams. We’ve been hard at work developing a new course demand analytics solution, refining the academic planning experience for students and advisors, and elevating the visibility we provide advising and student success teams. We collaborate extensively with partner institutions to develop new solutions and refine existing ones to support their goals.