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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Disabilities Access is About Holding Space

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Margaret Price’s life and work twines about the experiences of people with disabilities in higher education. “My aim is to help dismantle injustices and build forward from the present structures of academe through recognition of what is true now,” says Price, an associate professor of English at The Ohio State University, where she also serves as director of the Disability Studies Program.

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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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Update on 2024-25 FAFSA Upgrades (including corrections); Launch Details for 2025-26

College Aid Services

In a recent electronic announcement, the Department of Education has outlined a number of updates that will impact the 2024-25 and 2025-26 FAFSA forms in the coming months as part of its overhaul of the application. What updates can you expect related to the 2024-25 FAFSA? The Department is in the final stages of testing… More » Update on 2024-25 FAFSA Upgrades (including corrections); Launch Details for 2025-26 The post Update on 2024-25 FAFSA Upgrades (including corrections); Launch Deta

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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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Finding a Place at an HBCU

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Iowa native Juana D. Hollingsworth had always dreamed of attending an historically Black college and university (HBCU). She saw what it could be like through movies and television and she wanted that experience. Though she grew up in a primarily Black community, spending her life in a mostly white state left her with few options nearby to pursue that desire.

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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.

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Jeremy Singer, President of College Board, Joins Department as FAFSA Executive Advisory

College Aid Services

The Department of Education has announced that Jeremy Singer will take a temporary leave from his role as President of College Board to be the federal government’s FAFSA Executive Advisor until the end of 2024. Known for his technological prowess, Singer’s primary responsibility will be developing a comprehensive plan for Federal Student Aid (FSA) to… More » Jeremy Singer, President of College Board, Joins Department as FAFSA Executive Advisory The post Jeremy Singer, President

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Ready to Simplify Your Financial Aid Awarding Process?

School & Student Services by Community Brands

Did you know the Financial Aid Assistant (FAA) program by School and Student Services (SSS) helps remove obstacles, complete efficient reviews, and support families during the financial aid process? FAA delivers fully audited folders that empower you to make informed award decisions that align with your enrollment goals. Our team of experts follow best practices for folder reviews, giving you clean family contribution calculations reflective of verified amounts and fixed errors.

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Inclusive Excellence Demands Systemic Change in Higher Ed

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The immediate losses as a result of continued and strategic legislative attacks against diversity, equity, and inclusion work are staggering: reduced funding for offices, the elimination of staff, diluted support for students, and the dismantling of progress made over the past 60 years to support students, faculty, and staff and move the U.S. closer to its ideals of being a great democracy.

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El auge universitario en España y cómo abordar la brecha de empleabilidad

Symplicity

España está experimentando un notable crecimiento en el número de universidades privadas, lo que refleja una tendencia educativa en auge. Sin embargo, esta expansión trae consigo un desafío significativo: la desconexión entre las titulaciones ofrecidas y las necesidades del mercado laboral. Vamos a analizar esta problemática y cómo Symplicity CSM puede ser la solución que las universidades necesitan.

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Implementation of the Gainful Employment Funding Metric Requirements for Institutions Under Administrative Capability and Financial Responsibility

College Aid Services

This Electronic Announcement provides information on the implementation of new requirements related to Gainful Employment programs under the Administrative Capability regulations in 34 C.F.R. § 668.16(t) and the Financial Responsibility regulations in § 668.171(c), which go into effect July 1, 2024. POSTED DATE: June 20, 2024 AUTHOR: Federal Student Aid ELECTRONIC ANNOUNCEMENT ID: GENERAL-24-74 SUBJECT:… More » Implementation of the Gainful Employment Funding Metric Requirements for Instit

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Camping Food Safety

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Summertime is perfect for outdoor activities like camping, but we need to keep our food safe during those hot summer days. Follow these quick tips to keep your food safe at the campsite: Use shelf-stable foods such as canned goods, nuts, whole or dried fruits, dehydrated foods, and uncooked pasta and brown rice. If you are packing perishable foods, make sure that food remains cold to avoid spoilage.

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A Scholar Who is ‘Extending the Hand as He Climbs’

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

When Alonso Delgado was growing up, he could never have imagined he would one day be studying venom in sea anemones, simply because he never knew it was something that he could do. After studying aircraft mechanics, then working at the Los Angeles Zoo, he discovered the field of evolutionary marine biology while attending Portland State University (PSU).

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El auge universitario en España y cómo abordar la brecha de empleabilidad

Symplicity

España está experimentando un notable crecimiento en el número de universidades privadas, lo que refleja una tendencia educativa en auge. Sin embargo, esta expansión trae consigo un desafío significativo: la desconexión entre las titulaciones ofrecidas y las necesidades del mercado laboral. Vamos a analizar esta problemática y cómo Symplicity CSM puede ser la solución que las universidades necesitan.

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New Annual Incarcerated Student Reports Go Into Effect July 1st

College Aid Services

Starting July 1st, Financial Aid offices will receive the NSLDS Incarcerated Student Report: a new annual report that identifies Pell Grant recipients who are incarcerated or confined without a release date. The Pell Incarcerated Student Spreadsheet Submittal process, which is already available on the NSLDS Professional Access website, is where institutions will now report a… More » New Annual Incarcerated Student Reports Go Into Effect July 1st The post New Annual Incarcerated Student Rep

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Deciding on Financial Aid Offers: Do You Really Need All Those Loans?

CFAA College Financial Aid Advisors

Receiving a financial aid offer can be both exciting and overwhelming for college-bound students and their families. While grants and scholarships provide much-needed assistance, loans often make up a significant portion of the aid package. However, before accepting those loans, it’s essential to carefully evaluate whether they are truly necessary.

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Driving the Research

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Growing up, Ann Ramirez really wanted to be a doctor. But she also held a fascination with math, specifically with how math can be used to create tools and engineer solutions to problems. She’s found a way to pursue both, having earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and now working toward a Ph.D. in bioengineering at the University of Maryland.

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Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking

Steve Keating

According to the National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC), “the fear of public speaking is the most common phobia. It’s even more common than the fear of death.” That means that when someone says they would rather die than speak in public, they are likely telling the truth. At least statistically speaking. Glossophobia is the fear of public speaking. Many new speakers, and even some experienced ones, feel it.

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Institutions Face Stricter Guidelines with Latest Gainful Employment Regulations

College Aid Services

New federal regulations for underperforming Gainful Employment programs (GE) are scheduled to begin on July 1, 2024 and will limit the amount of funding that can be allocated to underperforming GE programs. In addition, Financial Responsibility policies will enforces rules that are triggered when more than 50% of an institution’s funding comes from failing GE… More » Institutions Face Stricter Guidelines with Latest Gainful Employment Regulations The post Institutions Face Stricter G

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CLAUDIA LOURIDO-HABIB

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Claudia Lourido-Habib Claudia Lourido-Habib has been appointed president of Ventura College in California. She serves as the president of Porterville College in California. Lourido-Habib holds a bachelor’s degree in interior design from California State University, Fresno, in instructional technology from National University, and a Doctorate in Education from California State University, Fresno.

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Pushing to No Longer Keep Meredith College a ‘Best-Kept Secret’

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Jo Allen, the retiring president of Meredith College, enjoys the administrative part of higher ed. She enjoys being able to see how budgets function, how admissions and financial aid operate, and how campus security is run. She enjoys being able to understand how higher ed works beyond just the academic parts. “I like the problem-solving,” Allen says.

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Foundation Receives $1M Gift Supporting First Generation Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Brigid Flanigan The Portland Community College Foundation has received a $1 million gift pledge to launch the college’s First-Year Experience initiative, benefitting historically underserved students. The gift was made by Tenfold Senior Living founder and principal Brigid Flanigan. It provides $200,000 annually over five years for the initiative based on wrap-around support (coaching, mentoring, and scholarships) through the Future Connect Scholarship Program.

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Book Review: The Future of Black Leadership in Higher Education: Firsthand Experiences and Global Impact

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Future of Black Leadership in Higher Education: Firsthand Experiences and Global Impact is an excellent book that answers the question, what does it take to succeed as a Black professional in higher education leadership? Comprising 18 different authors, this text shares effective leadership principles and practices for new and seasoned Black professionals, common but unique racial problems that Black higher education professionals face, and rich examples of both wisdom and warning for naviga

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No Increased Funding Proposed for New Jersey Community Colleges

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

New Jersey Council of County Colleges members fear Gov. Phil Murphy is planning to cut about $20 million in state funding to community colleges. Dr. Aaron Fichtner Educators, college administrators and students say the governor’s proposed FY25 budget reduction — flat funding from FY24 — could negatively affect students and the higher education community.

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Communicating the Science of the Stars

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Jordan Ealy counts herself among the stargazers who delight in watching specks of light twinkle against the darkness of outer space. But her scholarship focuses on those stars she can barely see. “Yeah, I study small stars,” says Ealy, a Ph.D. candidate in astronomy at the University of Maryland, College Park. “M dwarfs are the most numerous stars in our galaxy even though you wouldn’t be able to see them if you just went outside,” she explains.