June, 2024

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Embracing Failure

Active Minds

“I’m so disappointed in myself” or “I wish I could’ve just done better,” are common things we say to ourselves after a period of perceived failure. Our feelings of sadness, anger, or even regret are completely valid at this time. It’s easy to get tunnel vision and only recognize the bad that comes out of failure, but it’s also important to empathize with yourself.

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Kimbrough Named Interim President at Talladega

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough has been appointed interim president of Talladega College, a historically Black college in Alabama. Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough Dr. Edward L. Hill Jr., the college’s vice provost for Lifelong Learning and Professional Development and Dean of Graduate Studies, served as the immediate interim president following the June 4 resignation of Dr.

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Legacy Looms Large in College Admissions, Perpetuating Inequities in College Access

IHEP Institute for Higher Education Policy

A year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the use of race-conscious admissions in higher education. Yet legacy admissions policies that give preferential treatment to applicants who are related to alumni are still used across the country. A new IHEP analysis of data released through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) reveals the prevalence of legacy admissions policies among selective colleges and universities.

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Defrauded Student Borrowers Stuck in Limbo: Legal Battles and Delays Plague Borrower Defense Loan Forgiveness Program

Student Loan Planner

Hundreds of thousands of borrowers could be eligible for student loan forgiveness under a program designed to offer relief to those defrauded by their schools. However, due to a mix of legal challenges and persistent administrative issues, many qualifying borrowers remain in limbo, uncertain of when — or if — they’ll receive the relief guaranteed… The post Defrauded Student Borrowers Stuck in Limbo: Legal Battles and Delays Plague Borrower Defense Loan Forgiveness Program appeared first on

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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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Handling Life’s Many Unexpected Surprises

Steve Keating

One of the best pieces of advice I ever received from a mentor was to always expect the unexpected. It wasn’t so much that I should be prepared for any possible unexpected event. It was just to understand that they could pop up at any time. The advice was really all about mindset. If you’re always ready for surprises you’ll end of being a lot less surprised.

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Advice for Creating a Life Full of Purpose

Active Minds

June often marks the closing of one chapter and the beginning of another – moving on to the next school year, transitioning to college or to the workforce, relocating to new cities, graduations… While this can be an exciting time, June can also bring a high amount of uncertainty, anxiety, and/or disappointment. Maybe you didn’t get into the college you wanted, or maybe you’re afraid your GPA is too low for you to obtain the career you want.

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More Presidential Vacancies at HBCUs

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

There are at least three new presidential vacancies at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), which have already been experiencing high turnover within their leadership ranks. In the case of two of the presidential departures — Dillard University and Florida Memorial University — the presidents resigned amid health challenges. Their departures raise new questions about the stress associated with being a college president, particularly at a smaller and under-resourced institution.

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Symplicity Recruit Introduces the Talent Engagement Dashboard

Symplicity

We’re excited to announce the release of our latest product enhancement, the Talent Engagement dashboard! University recruiting teams will have access to more insights than ever before, empowering them to make the best data-driven recruiting decisions.

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Group Disability Insurance: How It Works and What It Covers

Student Loan Planner

Disability insurance is more than short- versus long-term disability coverage. There’s also individual and group disability insurance. Group disability insurance is a common benefit many employers offer to their employees. It works like this: an insurance company agrees to cover lost income due to injury or illness for all employees in a business without requiring… The post Group Disability Insurance: How It Works and What It Covers appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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5 Scholarships to Apply to This Month

Student Research Foundation

With the costs of college on the rise, finding the best scholarships to pay for college is more important than ever. But, it can be hard to know what to focus on in your scholarship search and how to secure those much-needed funds. Between finding scholarships to apply for, putting your best foot forward by writing a winning scholarship application , learning how to make your scholarship application stand out, and staying on top of deadlines… you have a lot on your plate!

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Resolving Conflicting Information on the 2024-25 FAFSA

College Aid Services

FSA has released an electronic announcement to clarify how issues discovered during the 2024-25 FAFSA rollout would be treated in terms of conflicting information and the appropriate steps that Financial Aid offices should take. The regulations regarding the resolution of conflicting information remain unchanged; however, the announcement covers how to handle some of the unique… More » Resolving Conflicting Information on the 2024-25 FAFSA The post Resolving Conflicting Information on the

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Managing Mental Health as an LGBTQ+ Youth in a Social World

Active Minds

For many young people (myself included), our lives are increasingly digital. We spend hours a day, for better or for worse, on our phones scrolling through our TikTok For You Page, liking Instagram posts of both our classmates and celebrities, and swiping through Snapchat stories. Although these can be great platforms for keeping up with old friends and memorializing important life moments, they can also be hubs for misinformation, hate speech, and a catalyst for self-doubt.

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Sacramento State Recognized as First Black-Serving Institution in California

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Sacramento State has been designated as a Black Serving Institution by the California State Assembly, Sacramento County, and the city of Sacramento. Dr. Luke Wood “This distinctive recognition reaffirms Sacramento State’s commitment and dedication to serving the needs of our diverse student body, especially for our Black students,” said Sacramento State President Dr.

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The university boom in Spain and how to address the employability gap

Symplicity

Spain is experiencing a notable growth in the number of private universities, reflecting a booming educational trend. However, this expansion brings with it a significant challenge: the disconnect between the degrees offered and the needs of the labour market. Let's analyse this issue and how Symplicity CSM can be the solution universities need.

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Introducing NCLC’s Student Loan Toolkit

NCLC Student Loan Borrower Assistance

Whether you are just starting your student loan journey or have been dealing with student loan debt for decades, you can use NCLC’s newly created Student Loan Toolkit to help you take charge of your student loan situation and move forward. Download the toolkit today! The Toolkit explains the basics of the student loan system, how to assess your own student loan situation, and your options for managing your student loan debt.

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7 Expert Financial Planning Tips for Teachers and Professors: Advice From a Financial Planner

Student Loan Planner

Teachers are the unsung heroes, playing a vital role in molding the minds of tomorrow. Yet, their noble profession often comes with financial challenges. They must juggle tight paychecks, demystify the chaos of student loans and constantly worry about less-than-ideal retirement funds. But fear not! With a sprinkle of savvy and profession-specific financial planning, teachers… The post 7 Expert Financial Planning Tips for Teachers and Professors: Advice From a Financial Planner appeared fir

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Now Available: Volume 6 of the 2024-25 Federal Student Aid Handbook

College Aid Services

Federal Student Aid has published Volume 6: The Campus-Based Programs of the 2024-2025 Federal Student Aid Handbook What has changed in Volume 6? Chapter 1: Campus-Based Programs Common Elements Added and updated hyperlinks throughout chapter for regulatory citations and other references. Updated FISAP process deadline dates. Described COD XML Schema used for reporting 2023 Federal… More » Now Available: Volume 6 of the 2024-25 Federal Student Aid Handbook The post Now Available: Volume 6

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Why Being Indifferent Can Make a Positive Difference for You

Steve Keating

When we think of someone who is indifferent we tend to think of a disengaged person. Someone who doesn’t care, who is uncommitted and dispassionate. None of that sounds good. But there is a time for indifference in our lives and successful, happy people know when to use it. They’ve mastered the discipline of being indifferent to the things, circumstances, and situations in life that make no difference.

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STEPHANIE LUSTER-TEASLEY PASS

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Stephanie Luster-Teasley Pass Stephanie Luster-Teasley Pass has been appointed dean of the College of Engineering at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. She served as interim dean of the college. Luster-Teasley Pass holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from North Carolina A&T as well as a master’s in chemical engineering and Ph.D. in environmental engineering, both from Michigan State University.

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U.S. Department of Education Announces the Inaugural Engage Every Student Recognition Program Champions

Ed.gov Homeroom

Engage Every Student was launched by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona in July 2022 and is a bold call-to-action to provide high-quality out-of-school time learning opportunities for every child. Through the American Rescue Plan, schools, cities, and states have had access to funding and an unprecedented opportunity to partner with high-quality expanded learning programs Continue Reading The post U.S.

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Student Success Impact Report 2024

Civitas Learning

Explore key trends and insights about what works for student success from across the Civitas Learning community. The post Student Success Impact Report 2024 appeared first on Civitas Learning.

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Social Insurance Rider on Disability Insurance: Pros and Cons, Revealed

Student Loan Planner

When a client handed me a detailed list of benefit riders for their long-term disability insurance policy, I expected the usual requests: benefits up to age 65, own-occupation coverage, a 90-day elimination period, a cost of living rider and partial disability benefits. But they also asked to put $2,000 on the social insurance substitute rider… The post Social Insurance Rider on Disability Insurance: Pros and Cons, Revealed appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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Now Available: Variable Federal Loan Interest Rates for 2024-25

College Aid Services

Federal Student Aid (FSA) has released the variable interest rate calculations for Stafford, PLUS/SLS, and Consolidation loans based on the 13-week Treasury Bill auction prior to June 1st. The rates for these three loan categories will be 5.40% and will impact loans that fall within the July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025 time period; … More » Now Available: Variable Federal Loan Interest Rates for 2024-25 The post Now Available: Variable Federal Loan Interest Rates for 2024-25 first appeared on

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How to Always Do the Next Right Thing

Steve Keating

I’ve been truly blessed with incredibly wise mentors throughout my life. These are people who cared enough about me to be honest. They were skilled enough communicators to deliver challenging coaching to me in a way I could accept it. They were smart enough to not ever attempt to make a decision for me. They provided all the pluses and minuses of a given decision and then stepped back to allow me to decide.

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Statement of Support of California State Senate Bill 1348 - Black-Serving Institutions Program

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

We, the undersigned, strongly support California State Senate Bill 1348: Black-Serving Institution Program, which would create California's first Minority Serving Institutional designation. Senator Steven Bradford, 35th California State Senate District, authored this legislation. This designation, called a Black-Serving Institution (BSI), would recognize institutions that have enrollment and a demonstrated commitment to serving Black students.

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5 Ways to Support LGBTQ+ Students on Campus

Ready Education

We recently celebrated Pride with a vibrant event focused on supporting LGBTQ+ students in 2024 and beyond. The celebration featured a dynamic panel discussion on creating inclusive campus communities and highlighted how our innovative solutions promote diversity. Here are five key takeaways on how to support LGBTQ+ students on campus.

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Inside Look at the 2024 Student Success Impact Report with Sarah DeMeo

Civitas Learning

Subscribe: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Youtube Music | Full Transcript Each year, we conduct a meta-analysis of Initiative Analyses run by our partner institutions to determine the impact of their success initiatives on persistence. As part of this effort, Civitas Learning produces an annual Student Success Impact Report that reflects directional trends across our partner institutions.

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How Student Loan Borrowers Can Use IDR Sensitive Investing to Earn More After Taxes

Student Loan Planner

When asked for a simple answer on how to invest, I suggest 50% in Vanguard’s Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTSAX) and 50% in Vanguard’s Total International Index Fund (VTIAX). While that’s a perfectly reasonable allocation, it doesn’t fully account for the higher taxes that student loan borrowers pay on investments. What do I mean… The post How Student Loan Borrowers Can Use IDR Sensitive Investing to Earn More After Taxes appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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COD System Update scheduled for June 30th to enable 2023 FWS reporting

College Aid Services

As a reminder to institutions, the Department of Education will implement updates to the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) System to support a new Extensible Markup Language (XML) Schema. Campus-Based XML Schema Version 1.0b will primarily used to report campus-based program data such as FWS earnings, COD web activity, and to validate all Common Record… More » COD System Update scheduled for June 30th to enable 2023 FWS reporting The post COD System Update scheduled for June 30th t

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what do you do for your reader?

Patter by Pat Thomson

I often say, following John Wagner, that a paper, chapter or book ought to reduce a reader’s ignorance. In other words, when they’ve finished reading what you’ve written, a reader ought to feel that they know more about the topic than when they started. I like the modesty of reducing ignorance. It has none of the hubris implied by the ubiquitous “filling a gap”.

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New Book Examines Foster Care Students in College

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In his new book, From Foster Care to College , Dr. Royel M. Johnson, an associate professor and director at the University of Southern California (USC) Rossier School of Education, shines a light on an often-forgotten subset of students. Through capturing the lived experiences of foster youth in college, Johnson found that, beyond the misconceptions that plague them, foster youth are a remarkably resilient group with college-going aspirations.

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Demonstrating You’re a Leader Who Cares

Steve Keating

There are certain “facts” of leadership that are immutable. The biggest one is this: you can care for people without leading them, but you absolutely can’t lead people without caring for them. I chose the words in that prior sentence very carefully. Before you go patting yourself on the back because you’re a leader who cares about their people, you should notice I didn’t say “care about.

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Boosting students’ well-being with the help of study crafting

Nyyti ri

In our quest to bolster student well-being, we’ve adapted the well-known concept in organizational psychology – job crafting – and. Read more Artikkeli Boosting students’ well-being with the help of study crafting julkaistiin ensimmäisen kerran Nyyti ry.