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Curious Success

Steve Keating

I’ve heard it said, often, that curiosity killed the cat. I’m not a cat person so I can’t speak to how accurate that may or may not be. But I can tell you one thing that curiosity does for sure…it creates success. I went to college to earn a degree in Electrical Engineering. I wanted to invent cool stuff. My high school guidance counselor agreed I was a great fit for that kind of career.

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Scholars Come Together to Present Evidence-Based Discourse on DEI

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

On March 7, Dr. Shaun Harper, university professor, provost professor of education, business and public policy, and the founder and executive director of the USC Race and Equity Center, was watching a livestream from the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce, titled “Divisive, Excessive, Ineffective: The Real Impact of DEI on College Campuses.

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Beyond Bubble Baths: The Real Talk on Authentic Self-Care

Active Minds

In today’s fast-paced world, the concept of self-care has become more than just a buzzword; it’s a heavily discussed movement. From Instagram influences promoting skincare routines to celebrities advocating for their meditation practices, self-care has become embedded into pop culture. However, in this new age of social media, the concept of self-care often can feel like an unattainable ideal reserved for those with picture-perfect lives.

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Scrap Loan Fees, Make Forgiveness Tax-Free and Approve More Relief: A Look at Biden’s 2025 Budget Proposal

Student Loan Planner

President Biden has taken several steps this month to push for reforms for student loan borrowers. Under several different proposals, Biden plans to reduce or eliminate so-called “junk fees” levied on borrowers under various circumstances, make student loan forgiveness permanently tax-free and increase funding for grants and the Office of Federal Student Aid.

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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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Raising the Bar for Multilingualism and English Learners Through a Re-Imagined National Professional Development Program (NPD)

Ed.gov Homeroom

The U.S. Department of Education Invites Applications for NPD Competitive Grant By: Beatriz Ceja, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) and Loredana Valtierra, Policy Advisor, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development (OPEPD) The need for bilingual and multilingual teachers is critical more than ever, as over five million of our public-school Continue Reading The post Raising the Bar for Multilingualism and English Learners Through a Re-Imagined Na

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Incorrect SAI calculated on some ISIRs received prior to March 21

College Aid Services

The Department of Education has discovered an error in the FAFSA that generates an inaccurate SAI calculation for dependent students who reported assets on their application; students who did not report assets are not impacted. Institutions who received ISIRs prior to March 21 should follow the guidance below to ensure that their students receive an… More » Incorrect SAI calculated on some ISIRs received prior to March 21 The post Incorrect SAI calculated on some ISIRs received prior to

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Tracy Dabbs' Perspective on Balancing Work and Family Life

Ready Education

As part of our Women's History Month celebration, we opened up a discussion about the delicate balance between work and personal life for women. Hear from Tracy Dabbs, Ready’s Performance Marketing Director, as she shares her experience.

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Listen to the Whispers

Steve Keating

Many CEOs around the world would be shocked to learn what is really going on in their organizations. Most know only what their direct reports want them to know. They receive “sanitized” reports on what’s happening around the organization. Those reports are rarely lies. But, they also lack the “color” that would greatly impact how the CEO receives the report.

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National University Students Given Access to Work-Based Learning Via Online Platform

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

For the past three years, students at National University (NU) have been given the chance to bolster their in-classroom learning with integrated real-world work experience via a partnership between NU and work-based learning platform Riipen. Dr. Mark Milliron The partnership, in the form of a pilot program which kicked off in 2021, has allowed NU faculty to use Riipen’s online platform to source employers willing to offer work experience and project opportunities to students and add these projec

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Deep Dive into Calculations: SAI and Pell Grant – Webinar (Recording)

College Aid Services

Deep Dive into Calculations: SAI and Pell Grant Deep Dive into Calculations: SAI and Pell Grant Broadcast date: Tuesday, March 19, 2024 In this webinar we will be doing a deep dive into the calculations for both the FAFSA and the Pell Grant Calculations. Both these changes have caused a lot of changes for the… More » Deep Dive into Calculations: SAI and Pell Grant – Webinar (Recording) The post Deep Dive into Calculations: SAI and Pell Grant – Webinar (Recording) first appeared on College

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Working With Disappointed Students

Counselors' Corner

by Patrick O'Connor, Ph.D. The slow trickle of college decisions builds to a rushing stream this week and gains tsunami proportions by the end of the month. Predictions are for a record number of college applicants, which most likely means a record number of students going to college in the fall… … but students don't always see this bigger, better picture if one of their top colleges turns down their application.

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a brief word on academic mobility

Patter by Pat Thomson

My apologies dear Reader. This post is later than expected. I am drowning under boxes of stuff, all part of moving countries – again. i shouldn’t moan. Academic mobility is a privilege. You get to see another institution, another country, another culture. You see how the agenda you have been working on stays the same but also changes in a new location.

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Pepperdine University Professor Seeks to Give High School Students a Head Start

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A Pepperdine University professor has been working on a pilot instructional program to give high school students a head start when it comes to understanding math. Now, approaching its second year, the program has gained momentum. Dr. Kendrick Roberson Black and brown students have historically been on the lower end of educational attainment, said program creator Dr.

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Cardona’s letter to College Presidents: FAFSA Rollout Update

College Aid Services

On Friday March 15, Secretary Cardona sent a letter to College Presidents and Chancellors updating them on the FAFSA rollout. The letter included some recommendations for institutions, including to be prepare for the ISIRs, to extend decision dates and payment deadlines, and encourage returning students to apply for aid. You can access the letter here,… More » Cardona’s letter to College Presidents: FAFSA Rollout Update The post Cardona’s letter to College Presidents: FAFSA Rollout

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Physician Salary by Specialty: 10 Highest-paid Specialties for Adult Care and Pediatrics

Student Loan Planner

Working in the American healthcare system as a physician can lead to a comfortable income. The average physician salary was $352,000 in 2023, according to the Medscape Physician Compensation Report 2023. However, certain specialties pay much more — and in some cases, much less. Looking at data from the Doximity 2023 Physician Compensation Report we… The post Physician Salary by Specialty: 10 Highest-paid Specialties for Adult Care and Pediatrics appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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Meet Frank Harvey, Clinical Supervisor

Thrive Alliance Group

March 1 was Employee Appreciation Day! We are celebrating our team members all month long by sharing their stories. Read more about Frank Harvey, Clinical Supervisor, and how he collaborates with his team to meet student needs. What is your favorite thing about working for Thrive Alliance Group? I have been in the mental health field for over 35 years and employed as a clinician and supervisor for Thrive Alliance Group (TAG) for the past 8 years.

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Kentucky Bill to Limit DEI Moves Between Chambers

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Kentucky House recently voted to limit funding for diversity, equity, and inclusion offices at public universities. The Kentucky House recently voted to limit funding for diversity, equity, and inclusion offices at public universities. The Republican-backed measure to limit DEI practices at Kentucky’s public universities previously won approval from the state Senate after an emotional debate that delved into race relations and what the bill ’s sponsor portrayed as the liberal bent on college

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2024-25 Student Aid Index and Pell Grant Eligibility Guide (March 21 Update)

College Aid Services

FSA has published an update to its previous electronic announcement regarding changes to the Student Aid Index and Pell Grant Eligibility Guide for the upcoming academic year. The latest versions of both documents include renamed sections, new map input fields, additional tables, and clarifications to better define specific topics such as family size or EITC.… More » 2024-25 Student Aid Index and Pell Grant Eligibility Guide (March 21 Update) The post 2024-25 Student Aid Index and Pell Gra

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Don’t Miss These Residency and Fellowship Training Discounts: How to Save Money on Disability Insurance

Student Loan Planner

Earning a position as a resident or fellow is an exciting moment in a young physician’s career. After years of dedication and financial commitment to your education, it’s important to protect your investment and future earning potential. One of the best ways to protect yourself is by carrying an individual disability insurance policy in the… The post Don’t Miss These Residency and Fellowship Training Discounts: How to Save Money on Disability Insurance appeared first on Student Loan Planne

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How the University Innovation Alliance Is Expanding Our Impact

The University Innovation Alliance

How the University Innovation Alliance Is Expanding Our Impact bridget Thu, 03/21/2024 - 06:06 Higher Ed Leadership University Innovation Lab The University Innovation Alliance (UIA) is a small nonprofit organization with a big objective. Our mission is nothing less than transforming higher education through the kind of effective collaboration that accelerates innovation.

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Community College: The Right Path and the Right Foot

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Community colleges have the ability to not only put students on the right path, but most importantly, ensure that students begin on the right foot. That right foot has so many implications, the first of which is the financial impact of attending a community college as the first step toward a bachelor ’ s degree. Currently, students are more immediately aware of the return on interest (ROI), and they want to know —up front — the lasting impact of their choices of when and how they engage in highe

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Congress Unveils $1.23 Trillion FY2024 Budget, Preserving Maximum Pell Grant Funding

College Aid Services

Earlier today, the House of Representatives has passed H.R. 2882: Congress’ $1.23 trillion continuing resolution to fund the federal government through September and avert another shutdown at midnight. The spending package maintains the maximum Pell Grant award at $7,395 after weeks of negotiation and allocates a total $79.1 billion to the Department of Education for… More » Congress Unveils $1.23 Trillion FY2024 Budget, Preserving Maximum Pell Grant Funding The post Congress Unveils

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New Student Loan Forgiveness Strategy: A Guide for Small-Debt Borrowers

Student Loan Planner

The new SAVE plan has opened the door to small-debt student loan forgiveness for millions of borrowers. If you owe less than $20,000 of federal student loan debt, you might be better off pursuing student loan forgiveness versus sticking with the conventional wisdom of hustling to pay them off. Keep reading to learn how the… The post New Student Loan Forgiveness Strategy: A Guide for Small-Debt Borrowers appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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Meet Krista Seabrook, Clinical Supervisor

Thrive Alliance Group

March 1 was Employee Appreciation Day! We are celebrating our team members all month long by sharing their stories. Read more about Krista Seabrook, Clinical Supervisor, at Thrive Alliance Group and how she strives to provide a safe and supportive environment for her students. What is your favorite thing about working here? I love that no matter how much Thrive Alliance Group expands, it has always felt like a small family business full of people who were able to provide support for one another.

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Single Parents Breaking Barriers Through Higher Education

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

As we approach National Single Parents Day on March 21, it is imperative to shine a light on the extraordinary journey of single parents across the United States. Their resilience, determination, and strong commitment to their families serve as an inspiration to us all. At Generations College, nestled in the heart of Chicago, we have witnessed firsthand the life-changing power of education for single parents.

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White House Raises Loan Forgiveness Total to $143.6 Billion With Latest Announcement

College Aid Services

The Department will notify thousands of public service workers that their student loans have been forgiven as the White House continues its overhaul of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). 380,000 additional borrowers will receive an email stating that their qualifying loans are “on track” to be forgiven in the next 24 months if they… More » White House Raises Loan Forgiveness Total to $143.6 Billion With Latest Announcement The post White House Raises Loan Forgiveness T

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Sloppy Joes

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Serving Size: 1/2 cup meat, 1 bun | Serves: 5 Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef 1/2 medium onion, chopped 1/2 cup celery, chopped 1/2 cup green or red pepper, chopped 1/4 cup water 1/2 cup tomato ketchup 1 tablespoon prepared mustard 1 teaspoon sugar 5 whole wheat buns Directions: Combine ground beef, onion, celery, and pepper in a skillet. Add water.

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How to Close the Gap Between Financial Aid Offers and the Cost of College

CFAA College Financial Aid Advisors

This spring, as financial aid award letters arrive and college acceptance letters fill mailboxes, families are getting the full understanding at how much college will cost them personally. Colleges use your completed FAFSA to determine how much your family would be expected to contribute. From there, they are able to offer financial aid accordingly.

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Educational Equity Key to Progress and Democracy

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Tina Tchen, left, and SLN CEO Yolonda Marshall sit in conversation at the Whole Girl Education National Conference. NEW YORK On the last day of the Student Leadership Network’s (SLN) Whole Girl Education National Conference: Closing the Gap, CEO Yolonda Marshall reminded attendees why they must continue to elevate and educate young women and gender expansive students: because the political and societal climate is dire.

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FWS Community Service Program: Requirements and Waiver Requests

College Aid Services

Institutions are required to contribute at least 7% of their FWS funding toward the wages of students employed in community service jobs unless it successfully applies for a waiver request with the Department of Education. The electronic announcement below carefully defines the parameters for these waivers, provides instructions for online submission, and designates April 22,… More » FWS Community Service Program: Requirements and Waiver Requests The post FWS Community Service Program: Req

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2024-2025 Pell Grant Eligibility:A Three-Step Process

HEAG

In all the hubbub around FAFSA ® Simplification, we haven’t really had time to talk much about the new methodology for awarding Pell Grants. Throw your Pell charts away and read on for the three steps to a Pell grant.… Read more ».

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The Waiting Game

I'm First!

I applied to only a few schools my senior year of high school. I got into every school except for one, which was a school in Colorado that I was applying to just for fun. One of my dream schools accepted me, but unfortunately it was not realistically possible for me to afford it.

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Diverse Recognizes Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs at ACPA Conference

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The winners of this year's Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs gathered at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) conference in Chicago to accept an award jointly presented by ACPA and Diverse. Student Affairs staff and students from Elon University, one of this year's honorees. The Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs (PPWSA) study was first proposed by Ralph Newell at Diverse as a partnership with ACPA-College Student Educators International in 2011.