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How to Manage Shame in Supervision

Counseling Today

Learn how supervisors can sometimes be the source of a supervisee’s shame and 10 ways to avoid it. The post How to Manage Shame in Supervision appeared first on Counseling Today.

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Brown at 70: Celebrating the Past, Shaping the Future

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education In the tapestry of American history, the threads of courage and resilience are woven by extraordinary individuals. This article features three such individuals: Joan Anderson, Cheryl Brown Henderson, and John Stokes. Each person has a unique story to tell about their experiences with segregation and their fight for educational justice.

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Mental Health, Movies, and Mission: Meet the Spring 2024 Interns

Active Minds

Welcome to our spring 2024 interns, our biggest advocates for mental health awareness! Every semester, our class of interns at Active Minds contributes to important initiatives, including chapter support, program development, fundraising, and so much more. We’re thrilled to see all the work our interns will do during these coming months and their contributions toward mental health awareness.

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Choosing a College by Major?

Counselors' Corner

by Patrick O'Connor, Ph.D. On the face of it, it seems like a simple enough question—what will you major in when you go to college? Most colleges use majors as the building blocks for departments, degrees, and even housing, so they must be pretty important. But there’s a dark side to all this majoring business. Ask the average 17-year-old what they’d like to do with their life, and the honest answer would likely have something to do with eating cereal for dinner, and staying in their pajamas til

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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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FSA advises FAFSA applicants to “Check Your Form’s Status in the First Half of March”

College Aid Services

Federal Student Aid has started to email FAFSA applicants to advise them to check their form’s status in “the first half of March.” The communication failed short of providing any new information or an exact date. However, this is part of the Department’s efforts to inform students about when they can expect to receive information… More » FSA advises FAFSA applicants to “Check Your Form’s Status in the First Half of March” The post FSA advises FAF

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Biden Student Loan Forgiveness: 3 Major Updates Affecting Borrowers as Relief Nears $140 Billion

Student Loan Planner

The Biden administration’s student loan relief agenda is in full swing. Despite the Supreme Court’s rejection in 2023 of President Biden’s mass student loan forgiveness plan (which would have wiped out up to $20,000 in student debt for many Americans), the Education Department has been erasing student debt through a combination of regulatory changes, temporary… The post Biden Student Loan Forgiveness: 3 Major Updates Affecting Borrowers as Relief Nears $140 Billion appeared first on Studen

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Consolidation deadline extended to April 30th–make sure you get debt relief!

NCLC Student Loan Borrower Assistance

To help fix massive past problems in the student loan system that prevented people from getting the credit they should have toward loan forgiveness, the Department of Education is currently working on giving borrowers retroactive credit toward loan forgiveness. The Department is calling this credit a “ one-time payment count adjustment.” The goal of the payment count adjustment is to help borrowers who have been hurt by loan servicing failures get the credit they should for the time they have al

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C-Flags and Comment Codes: What’s New and What’s Not? – Webinar (Recording)

College Aid Services

C-Flags and Comment Codes: What’s New and What’s Not? C-Flags and Comment Codes: What’s New and What’s Not? Broadcast date: Tuesday, February 20, 2024 Join us as we dive into all the changes to the C-Flags and Comment Codes for 2024-25, as well as provide a refresher course on all the items we already know… More » C-Flags and Comment Codes: What’s New and What’s Not?

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Achieving the Dream Convening Highlights Student Success

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

ORLANDO— Achieving the Dream (ATD), the national reform network of more than 300 community colleges committed to increasing student success, kicked off its annual convening this week showcasing the powerful narrative of its member institutions. College presidents, senior leaders, faculty and students have come to this year’s conference with the goal of sharing best practices on how they’ve transformed their institutions to benefit students.

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a thesis is not just a display

Patter by Pat Thomson

It’s tempting to think that the PhD thesis is the place you get to display every single thing you’ve read. To peacock-like spread out a significant dazzle of texts. Look how much I’ve done. See how well I can summarise it all. Just imagine how good my notes are and how impressive my (Endnote, Zotero etc) must be. But that would be a mistake.

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How to Develop Empathy

Steve Keating

The benefits of developing a deeper level of empathy are many. When you understand your own emotions you can better understand the emotions of others. When you understand the how and why of their emotions you can communicate much more effectively. You’ll make better decisions. Managing our emotions, and understanding why others may not be able to manage theirs, will lower our stress levels.

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2024-25 FAFSA Specifications Guide (February 2024 Update)

College Aid Services

Federal Student Aid has updated the draft 2024–25 FAFSA Specifications Guide. The volumes contained in this guide contain FAFSA Processing System (FPS) technical and processing information for the 2024–25 award year. What changed? Volume 4 – Record Layouts and Processing Codes and the 2024–25 Final ISIR Record Layout in Excel Format; these are now final.… More » 2024-25 FAFSA Specifications Guide (February 2024 Update) The post 2024-25 FAFSA Specifications Guide (February 2024 Update) firs

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Report: Degree Completion Rate Tied to Number of Credits Taken Per Year

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The number of academic credits a student takes per year has ties to their likelihood to graduate and complete their college journey, a new report from course scheduling company Ad Astra found. Sarah Collins Ad Astra’s 2024 Benchmark Report – released on Feb. 20 – dives into data from its partner institutions to look at potential relationships between access to courses, credits taken per school year, and college completion.

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Symplicity Spotlight: Nicholas Standage

Symplicity

Each and every day, our client managers and implementation managers across the globe help make our clients' day-to-day just a little bit easier so that they can better support their students. With a client support team that comes from across the student success spectrum, clients continuously speak to the dedication of our client support team, and we at Symplicity want to give them the attention they deserve.

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How to Mend a Broken Relationship

Steve Keating

I suppose I should start with something of a disclaimer here. That disclaimer is that not all broken relationships should be mended. Not every person in your life today is meant to be in your life forever. It’s okay, and in fact necessary, to let some people pass through your life when neither of you are helping the other be the best version of themselves.

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Team Spotlight: Jason Mellen

College Aid Services

Our February 2024 Team Spotlight is Jason Mellen. Jason began his career in 2009 and has worked across higher education in admissions, information technology, residential life, and financial aid. As one of our newest Senior Consultants, he uses his technological prowess to support campus partners and develop innovative ways to approach problems in the workplace.… More » Team Spotlight: Jason Mellen The post Team Spotlight: Jason Mellen first appeared on College Aid Services.

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Report: Growing Number of College Grads Earn Less Than the Typical High School Graduate

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

While most colleges are producing graduates who go on to earn incomes higher than your typical high school graduate, a sizable portion of them are not, according to a new report from the HEA Group. Michael Itzkowitz “We know the number one reason why students attend college is for greater employability and to obtain a financially secure future,” said report author Michael Itzkowitz, founder and president of the HEA Group.

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From Iowa to Louisiana, TRIO Day Commands National Attention 

COE

From Iowa to Louisiana, TRIO Day Commands National Attention February 20, 2024 — by Terrance L. Hamm The Mississippi Association for Educational Opportunity Program Personnel hosted its National TRIO Day 2023 event at Jackson State University: the day-long celebration workshops, student competitions, and men’s and women’s basketball games.

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Dean Maura Mast of Fordham University Illuminates the Path to Peer Tutoring Success with Knack

Knack

At the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU) Annual Meeting in February 2024, Fordham University showcased its pioneering academic support strategy through a fruitful partnership with Knack, as eloquently detailed by Maura Mast, Dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill. Her insights into Fordham's strategic partnership with Knack painted a vivid picture of an academic support revolution, setting a benchmark for innovation, inclusivity, and empowerment in higher education.

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Tell us about your experiences with the Maryland College Alcohol Survey

John Hopkins University Student Well-Being Blog

On February 26, 2024, a sample of all Hopkins undergraduate students will receive an email from Maryland College Survey with a link to an anonymous, confidential survey about alcohol, substances, mental health, and other related topics. Students in the Bloomberg School of Public Health have been chosen to take the new grad version of the survey. The survey is designed by the Maryland Collaborative , an organization with 19 member colleges and universities.

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Vanderbilt University Expands Popular Financial Aid Program

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Vanderbilt University is expanding its nationally recognized no-loan financial aid program, known as Opportunity Vanderbilt. Dr. Daniel Diermeier Dr. Daniel Diermeier, the university's chancellor, announced the university’s commitment to offering full-tuition scholarships to admitted students of families whose annual income is $150,000 or less. “We want everyone who has what it takes to get into Vanderbilt to be able to enroll, regardless of their financial background.

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Expanding Our Impact and Who We serve.

The University Innovation Alliance

Expanding Our Impact and Who We serve. bridget Mon, 02/26/2024 - 00:33 As a tiny but mighty nonprofit organization committed to transforming higher education through effective collaboration that accelerates innovation, the UIA frequently wrestles with how we can include more people and institutions with our limited resources and small team. Many nonprofits expand their focus as they grow and scale, but we have always aimed to stay true to our core commitments.

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The Ultimate Guide: Supporting Your Students To Find An Internship In College

Ready Education

How to find an internship in college? It's a question many students ask. For many college students, summer is not just synonymous with fun, rest, and relaxation. It includes working a summer job or internship.

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Community Colleges: A to Z

Community College Review

Explore the diverse landscape of community colleges with our comprehensive guide, 'Community CollegeS: A to Z.' From academic programs to student support services, this article provides a look at everything community colleges have to offer.

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Educators Strategize on How to Diversify the K-12 Teaching Profession

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

AURORA, Colo.— Educators who train and prepare students to become teachers, gathered this weekend at the annual meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) to call attention to the ongoing challenges that face K-12 learning. AACTE officials said that this year’s theme, “Ascending New Heights: Propelling the Profession into the Future,” aligns with the association’s vision and mission “to revolutionize education for all learners by elevation education and educato

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Collaboration vs. Competition in Higher Ed

The University Innovation Alliance

Collaboration vs. Competition in Higher Ed A Conversation With Shonda Gibson, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Texas A&M University bridget Thu, 02/22/2024 - 00:16 Image Higher Ed Leadership Inside Higher Ed Weekly Wisdom Institutions of higher education come in many sizes, and the University Innovation Alliance (UIA) is interested in hearing from every kind of leader.

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153,000 borrowers are getting their loans automatically canceled thanks to the SAVE Plan

NCLC Student Loan Borrower Assistance

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced that nearly 153,000 borrowers enrolled in the Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) Plan are getting their loans canceled thanks to early implementation of the shortened time to forgiveness component of the new repayment plan. We previously wrote about this issue in our January blog post , but the first round of borrowers eligible for cancellation will now officially receive the good news that their loan balances have been wiped out.

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How to Manage Student Loans When Caring for a Child with Disabilities

Student Loan Planner

I distinctly remember how happy and excited I felt when I found out that I was going to be a father of twins. After rejoicing at seeing both babies on the ultrasound screen, my next thought as a student loan consultant was, “Oh no! I’m now behind on my college savings plan.” Both babies were… The post How to Manage Student Loans When Caring for a Child with Disabilities appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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Annual Black, Brown, College Bound Summit Commences March 6

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard is set to speak during the 17th Annual National Black, Brown and College Bound (BBCB) Summit, according to organizers. The summit, convening March 6-9 at the Tampa (Florida) Convention Center was founded by Hillsborough Community College and has emerged as one of the most preeminent national voices to address issues facing Black and Latino males enrolling in and completing college.

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Collaboration vs. Competition in Higher Ed

The University Innovation Alliance

Collaboration vs. Competition in Higher Ed A Conversation With Shonda Gibson, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Texas A&M University bridget Thu, 02/22/2024 - 06:00 Image Higher Ed Leadership Inside Higher Ed Weekly Wisdom Institutions of higher education come in many sizes, and the University Innovation Alliance (UIA) is interested in hearing from every kind of leader.

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Symplicity Advocate empowers University for the Creative Arts to provide a new approach to case management

Symplicity

Trusted by over 300 universities globally for its case management solution, Symplicity® Advocate ™ expands its UK footprint with the renowned University for the Creative Arts (UCA). Home to 6,000 creative minds and with over 100 diverse courses, UCA is a leading UK institution for those passionate about the arts.

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Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups | Serves: 8 Ingredients: 2 cans (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes 3/4 cup dried black beans, rinsed 1 bag (16 ounces) frozen corn, thawed 3 cups water 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 pound chicken breast, thawed Optional: baked tortilla chips, chili flakes, chopped cilantro, jalapenos, lime, sliced avocado, salsa, light sour cream, shredded cheese Directions: Add all ingredients to the slow cooker.

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A2MEND, University of La Verne Partner to Empower African American Male Scholars

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The University of La Verne is joining the African American Male Education Network & Development Organization (A2MEND) in a partnership aimed at fostering educational opportunities and supporting the academic journey of its students and members. Dr. Pardis Mahdavi For this alliance officials deemed transformative, the university plans to extend its educational offerings to A2MEND students, advisors, and mentors through the introduction of the Partnership Award.