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The Transformative Influence of Academic Advisors

Ed.gov Homeroom

As a college student in the early 2000s, I was fortunate to have an academic advisor to guide me as I pursued learning opportunities, faced challenges, and explored career goals. Now, as a researcher of academic advising and former post-secondary advisor, I’m sharing my experience to shed light on what advisors do, help students connect Continue Reading The post The Transformative Influence of Academic Advisors appeared first on ED.gov Blog.

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Building Pipelines for a Better Future

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Daniel Jean often recounts with sadness the story of Robert Daniel Cuadra, an 18-year-old honor student from Paterson, New Jersey, who was planning to embark on a promising college career at Montclair State University in the summer of 2022. Dr. Junius Gonzales Mike Peters/Montclair State University But Cuadra would never actually enroll at the public research university just a few miles from his home.

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Simple Ways to Bring Mental Health Conversations to Your School This Year

Active Minds

For many of us, mental health has become intertwined into our everyday conversations — chatting with our friends about daily stressors, reading social media posts about managing anxiety, and meeting with a therapist when things feel out of control. However, as commonplace as mental health can feel to some of us, that simply isn’t the reality for many people.

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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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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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While dealing with the most complex experience: grief

Student Minds

Dhriti talks about the activities that support her in dealing with grief. - Dhriti In July 2023, my world came crashing down when I lost my 18-year-old cousin. She was my companion in joyous moments, the person I celebrated birthdays, festivals, and family gatherings with. Our bond may not have been the closest, but it was undeniably special to the both of us.

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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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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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Kean University Launches Visionary New Center for Africana Studies

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Lamont O. Repollet Kean University opened Black History Month announcing the creation of a new Center for Africana Studies. “This new center epitomizes the University’s commitment to equity and to serving our state, particularly our urban communities,” said Kean President Dr. Lamont O. Repollet. “All young people deserve to know their past. We are dedicated to establishing the best, most effective curriculum and programming to ensure they have a full understanding of history to help them sha

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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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A Note to Your Principal About National School Counseling Week

Counselors' Corner

by Patrick O'Connor, Ph.D. Dear Principal: This was a little awkward for me at first. I’ve never been crazy about telling people when my birthday is—even if I’m filling it out online—since it seems like I’m saying “Hey, look at me, it’s time to make my day special”. That was my first thought for next week, which is National School Counseling Week. But then I took a closer look, and realized next week isn’t about me, the counselor.

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How to Manage Anxiety

Steve Keating

It’s pretty normal to be anxious at times. That anxiety can even be helpful at times as it pushes us to be our best in challenging situations. Being overly anxious however is different. Being overly anxious can lead to undue stress and have a negative impact on most every aspect of our lives. Learning to manage our anxiety can often be the difference between success and failure.

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UTSA Faculty Hiring Program Aims to Compete for Researchers

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The University of Texas System (UT System) has approved the creation of the Regents’ Research Excellence Program across its four Emerging Research Universities, including UT Arlington, UT Dallas, UT El Paso, and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The UT System has allocated $55 million across the ERUs to fund the recruitment of research-active faculty to increase its national research prominence and federal funding opportunities.

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2024-2025 Federal Pell Grant Maximum and Minimum Award Amounts

College Aid Services

Today, Richard Cordray, Chief Operating Officer for Federal Student Aid, published a Dear Colleague Letter (GEN-24-01) announcing the Federal Pell Grant maximum and minimum award amounts. For the 2024-2025 academic year, the maximum Pell Grant award remains fixed at $7,395 and the minimum award amount is $740. It is important to mention that Mr. Cordray… More » 2024-2025 Federal Pell Grant Maximum and Minimum Award Amounts The post 2024-2025 Federal Pell Grant Maximum and Minimum Award Amo

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Finding Power and Purpose Within Yourself

Counseling Today

Olivia Fadul, LPCC, turned her disability into a personal and professional strength. The post Finding Power and Purpose Within Yourself appeared first on Counseling Today.

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Mastering the IB Physics IA: Top 10 Tips for Success and How Good Tutors Finder Can Be Your Guide

Good Tutors Finder

Mastering the IB Physics IA: Top 10 Tips for Success and How Good Tutors Finder Can Be Your Guide The International Baccalaureate (IB) Physics Internal Assessment (IA) is a demanding task that requires a deep understanding of scientific principles, analytical skills, and effective experimentation. Mastering the IB Physics IA is no small feat, but with strategic planning and expert guidance, you can excel in this critical component of your IB journey.

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Are We There Yet? Revising and Questioning Affirmative Action

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Are we there yet? My children would ask every 30 minutes of our 12-hour holiday trek from Fishers, Indiana, to my hometown, Fort Worth, Texas. Gas stations were the ultimate disappointment for my youngest child, who would argue at each of the four gas station stops. At the end of the trip, I had to convince her that the gas station was a necessary stop along the road.

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Home Sweet Office: Best Practices for Remote Work

College Aid Services

The shift to remote work since the COVID-19 pandemic has created new opportunities for financial aid consultants to develop a stronger balance between their professional and personal responsibilities. For many, not having to commute to a physical office every day provides additional time to prepare for the challenges ahead in the workday. While we can… More » Home Sweet Office: Best Practices for Remote Work The post Home Sweet Office: Best Practices for Remote Work first appeared on Colle

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The Connection Between Substance Use and the Mental Health of College Students

Timely MD

With its mix of academic stress, social norms, and newfound autonomy, the collegiate environment can influence substance use behaviors. However, substance use among college students is associated with a variety of poor health and academic outcomes. Substance use among college and university students According to the Centers for Disease Control, substance use is defined as the use of “alcohol, tobacco products, drugs, inhalants, and other substances that can be consumed, inhaled, injected, or oth

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Transfer Advocate Blog, Issue 20

Missouri State Academic Advising and Transfer Cent

Missouri State News The Spring 2024 Advisor Forum Schedule is Available! Please make plans to attend academic advisor forums in the Spring 2024 semester. All sessions count toward the three hours needed for annual renewal of Master Advisor designation. All faculty and staff are welcome, so please encourage colleagues to participate. Registration is strongly encouraged.

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NBA Foundation, College Possible Team Up to Help Close Access and Success Gap

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

College Possible is renewing its collaboration with the NBA Foundation to help remove barriers to college access and entry for young people of color and students from low-income communities. The mission of the nonprofit is to boost college access and success by connecting high school and college students with near-peer coaches. By teaming up with the NBA Foundation, the organization expects to be able to deliver high-impact coaching services to more students from low-income communities across th

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Launch A Successful Financial Aid Awareness Month At Your Institution

College Aid Services

Happy Financial Aid Awareness Month! Every February we recognize the crucial role that financial aid offices play in higher education and reaffirm our commitment to improving college accessibility. While student outreach can be difficult at times, part of our responsibility is finding ways to connect them with the information that they need to navigate the… More » Launch A Successful Financial Aid Awareness Month At Your Institution The post Launch A Successful Financial Aid Awareness Mont

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Excelling in IB Math IA: Top 10 Tips for Success and How Good Tutors Finder Can Help

Good Tutors Finder

Excelling in IB Math IA: Top 10 Tips for Success and How Good Tutors Finder Can Help The International Baccalaureate (IB) Math Internal Assessment (IA) is a crucial component that can significantly impact your final IB Math grade. Mastering this task requires strong analytical skills, effective time management , and a deep understanding of mathematical concepts.

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Education Department To Correct New FAFSA

College Planners of America

As noted in a recent post, the U.S. Education Department (ED) announced in December that the revised FAFSA would be initially released as a “soft launch” on January 1 and that it would only perform a data store-and-forward operation for data processing by the ED at some future point. This announcement was a huge disappointment for people looking forward to the accurate and timely disbursement of the $7 billion in Federal student aid for the 2024-25 academic year.

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RUTH L. OKEDIJI

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Ruth L. Okediji Ruth L. Okediji has been appointed the Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Center for African Studies at Harvard University. She serves as the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Okediji holds a Bachelor of Law degree from University of Jos in Nigeria as well as a master’s and a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School.

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What Is Intuitive Eating?

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Intuitive Eating is an evidence-based, mind and body health approach. The ten principles of Intuitive Eating cultivate or remove barriers to body awareness. It’s a process of listening and responding to your body to meet physical and psychological needs. The 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating : Reject the Diet Mentality Honor Your Hunger Make Peace with Food Challenge the Food Police Discover the Satisfaction Factor Feel Your Fullness Cope with Your Emotions with Kindness Respect Your Body Moveme

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Achieving Excellence in IB Biology IA: Top 10 Tips and How Good Tutors Finder Can Support Your Success

Good Tutors Finder

Achieving Excellence in IB Biology IA: Top 10 Tips and How Good Tutors Finder Can Support Your Success The International Baccalaureate (IB) Biology Internal Assessment (IA) is a significant undertaking that demands a combination of scientific acumen, critical thinking, and effective research skills. Securing the best mark in your IB Biology IA requires careful planning and execution.

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Higher Education for Good – two launches, two stories

Catherine Cronin

‘Vessels of Hope’ by Giulia Forsythe (CC0), image from Higher Education for Good On October 25th, 2023, the book Higher Education for Good: Teaching and Learning Futures was published. The book is an open-access collection of work by 70+ authors in 18 countries, edited by Laura Czerniewicz and me (further details about the book can be found here ).

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AAC&U Project to Assist 12 Campuses with Equity-Center Curriculum Design

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A dozen higher education institutions have been selected to participate in the Equitable and Inclusive Curriculum-to-Career Models Project, according to the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The two-year project — supported by a grant from Lumina Foundation — builds on campus work initiated through AAC&U’s Curriculum-to-Career Innovations Institute.

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The University of Cambridge and Symplicity Advocate unite to transform student wellbeing and support

Symplicity

Symplicity is thrilled to announce it's latest Symplicity® Advocate ™ partner, the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom! Symplicity is committed to empowering educational institutions to excel and collaborating with one of the world's most prestigious universities is a testament to their shared mission.

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Navigating the Challenges of the 2024-2025 FAFSA Roll-Out: Strategies for Financial Aid Offices

HEAG

The release of the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has been eagerly anticipated, but its roll-out has faced unforeseen issues, impacting students and colleges nationwide. On January 30, 2024, the Department announced that institutions and states will … Read more ».

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Scrambled Egg Skillet

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Serving Size: 1 1/3 cups | Serves: 3 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon oil (canola, olive, vegetable) 1 1/2 cups yellow or red potato, diced 3/4 cup bell pepper, diced 1/2 cup onion, diced 6 eggs, beaten 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper Optional: chopped avocado, chopped herbs, hot sauce, ketchup, salsa, shredded cheese, sour cream Directions: Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

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Rhodes College Joins Initiative to Expand Access for Highly Talented Low-Income Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Rhodes College has announced its membership to the American Talent Initiative (ATI) collective. Jennifer Collins “I am grateful to have the opportunity to engage with other colleges and universities dedicated to expanding access and opportunity,” said Rhodes College President Dr. Jennifer Collins. “Ensuring that students from all backgrounds can enroll and thrive at Rhodes, regardless of their financial circumstances, is one of our core institutional commitments.