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To Improve College Access

Counselors' Corner

by Patrick O'Connor, Ph.D. As we return to our students, and during a time when the world is focused on goal setting, what better time to look at our profession and consider the big-picture changes that would improve college access. Wider media coverage A poll (I can no longer locate) a few years ago asked adults what they thought the average tuition was at a four-year college.

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Dr. Claudine Gay’s Resignation from the Harvard Presidency Possibly Saved Her Life

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The recent announcement of Dr. Claudine Gay’s resignation as president of Harvard University swiftly spread through the news and has been an ongoing conversation, particularly among those within higher education academic communities. Gay had been widely criticized for her responses alongside two other college presidents, also women, at a congressional hearing on antisemitism, after which, she clarified the institution’s stance.

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Navigating Financial Aid at the 20 Most Searched Colleges and Universities

College Aid Consulting Services

Navigating Financial Aid at the 20 Most Searched Colleges and Universities. Choosing a college is a significant decision, and understanding the financial aid options available can be just as crucial as selecting a major. With the rising cost of higher education, many students and their families are concerned about affordability. As a financial aid consultant, I’ve noticed a trend in the most searched colleges and universities—an indication of where students hope to invest their futures.

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Winter's Chill vs. Art's Warmth

Student Minds

Dhriti talks about how being creative helps her get through the tough winter blues, especially when she's far from home. - Dhriti Navigating the winter blues can be a real challenge, especially when you are far from home like I am. The days are shorter, the darkness comes early, and December does not quite feel like the party it used to be. Even the festive vibes seem muted, and my birthday month is not as sparkly as it seemed until the year before.

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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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3 New Pathways To Student Loan Forgiveness Through PSLF Under New Rules

Student Loan Planner

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) is one of the most popular federal student loan forgiveness programs, and it has been in the news a lot during the last two years. Historically, PSLF has been beset by widespread, well-documented problems, including poor loan servicing practices, bad record-keeping and inadequate oversight by the Department of Education.

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How to Admit a Mistake

Steve Keating

Some people don’t like admitting a mistake. It might even be that MOST people don’t like admitting them. Some people dislike admitting a mistake so much that they will deny them, even to the point of lying or placing the blame on someone else. What they fail to realize is that by not accepting responsibility for a mistake they give up the opportunity to learn from it.

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Welcoming Ready Education’s New CTO – Steve Pawlish

Ready Education

We are excited to share the news of Steve Pawlish joining our team as Chief Technical Officer. Steve brings a wealth of diverse work experience from some of the largest companies across the globe. Throughout his impressive career, he has successfully managed multiple teams in building next-generation solutions.

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Team Spotlight: Anafe Robinson

College Aid Services

Our January 2024 Team Spotlight is Anafe Robinson. Entering her fourth year as a Senior Consultant, Anafe brings over 30 years of experience to College Aid Services and is NASFAA certified in 12 different areas of financial aid. She is also a NASFAA Certified Financial Aid Administrator (FAAC®) and has earned a bachelor’s as well… More » Team Spotlight: Anafe Robinson The post Team Spotlight: Anafe Robinson first appeared on College Aid Services.

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University of Rochester Black Studies Department to Accelerate Cluster-Hiring

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The budding Black studies department at the University of Rochester will fast-track their hiring of faculty with the help of a $3 million grant from the Mellon Foundation. Dr. Jeffrey Q. McCune, Jr. University of Rochester Though the school and department had initially planned to cluster-hire faculty for the department over the next five years, the new influx of funding – via the foundation’s Higher Learning program – will allow them to expedite their schedule, said Dr.

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The future of student wellbeing: Insights from the UK Office for Students healthcare report

Symplicity

In November, the UK Office for Students (OfS), in partnership with Nous Group, released it's report on a 10-month project to understand how higher education providers (HEPs) can better engage and work with the NHS and healthcare professionals. Participants from 45 HEPs and 19 regional healthcare providers engaged in monthly meetings to explore the challenges facing this collaboration.

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Featured Scholarships: January 2024

Scholarship America

As we kick off 2024, scholarship season is in full swing, with lots of major programs opening or approaching their deadlines! Our Browse Scholarships page is your one-stop destination to make the most of your application time, and now’s the perfect time to check it out. We’re also featuring some unique programs for January, including a significant award for Pennsylvania students; a new program for students in the hydropower industry; and a scholarship for those who have lost loved on

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2024-25 FAFSA Launches (With Some Glitches)

College Aid Services

The long-awaited 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available through the Department of Education’s website as of December 30th. It is important to remember that the Department is releasing the updated form as a soft launch, and it will only be available for limited intervals to allow for troubleshooting or improvements. The… More » 2024-25 FAFSA Launches (With Some Glitches) The post 2024-25 FAFSA Launches (With Some Glitches) first appeared on College Aid Servi

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ABA Proposes Increased Job Protections for Untenured

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

An American Bar Association plan to strengthen job protections for untenured law faculty has been received positively by legal writing and clinical professors. The American Bar Association has proposed changes to standards to strengthen job protections for untenured law faculty. Reuters reported that a proposal under consideration by the ABA’s Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar would require law schools to hire full-time legal writing instructors and other untenur

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From the President: The Land on Which We Stand

Counseling Today

Land acknowledgments are an opportunity to offer healing through honoring lived experiences, understanding the impact of colonization and balancing mourning with celebration of life. The post From the President: The Land on Which We Stand appeared first on Counseling Today.

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From Our Clients: Top 4 Ways to Use CSM in 2024

Symplicity

New year, same you? Maybe, maybe not. As the new year begins, institutions and offices across the country are returning from their winter break ready to kick start a busy spring semester. Instead of adding to a list of New Year’s resolutions likely already on your plate for the new year and semester, we’re taking a deeper dive with CSM. Hear from our clients the tools they are using to provide you with some inspiration to take with you into the new year.

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Happy 2024!

Purdue University Global

The Academic Success Center staff wishes you holiday cheer and a happy new year! We hope the New Year brings you health, happiness, and prosperity. We will resume our academic success and writing blogcasts on Friday, January 19, 2024.

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Oden Assumes Historic Appointment at Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Racquel Oden is the first woman in Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s 37-year history to assume the role of Board Chair, announced the organization, which was founded in 1987 by Dr. N. Joyce Payne as a bastion of support for Black students seeking higher education. Racquel Oden Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Inc. Oden takes the new role with extensive experience in finance and a highly regarded reputation in the wealth management business, according to TMCF .

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How Admissions Offices Actually Work

EAB

Podcast How Admissions Offices Actually Work Episode 177. January 2, 2024. Welcome to the Office Hours with EAB podcast. You can join the conversation on social media using #EABOfficeHours. Follow the podcast on Spotify , Google Podcasts , Apple Podcasts , SoundCloud and Stitcher or visit our podcast homepage for additional episodes. EAB’s Madeleine Rhyneer and Kathy Ruby pull back the curtain to reveal how admissions professionals sift through thousands of applications and decide who gets admit

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Borrowing Smartly for College: What High School Juniors Need to Know

CFAA College Financial Aid Advisors

How to Start Preparing for College Applications in the Fall High school juniors are now halfway through their junior year of high school. For 6 months, they’ve been balancing your scholastic, athletic, family and personal activities. Now, it’s time to start thinking about college admissions and financial aid. As of this moment, they have only eight or nine months left to complete preliminary activities before your application.

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Career Curious?

techKNOWtools

I am curious career explorer. I’ve always wanted to know what drives people in their world of work, and what meaningful things are they doing in their lives. A couple of years ago, I took my curiosity to embark on my own journey as a coach. I love partnering with clients who want to think deeply their “career” and how they impact others with their skills and talents.

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Michigan State Tenure Faculty Continue Push for Union Recognition

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Michigan State University tenure and tenure-track faculty members are on track toward forming a union, according to reporting from the Lansing State Journal. A group of tenure and tenure-track faculty members at Michigan State University are seeking union recognition from the Board of Trustees. MSU Photography Services The group, which campaigned last fall to form a union , is seeking recognition from the university’s board of trustees.

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Tips for a successful Dry January (and any other change you are trying to make)

John Hopkins University Student Well-Being Blog

Improving health is a popular goal for New Year’s resolutions. While it’s admirable to go into the new year with the intention of completely transforming your life, it is not always a sustainable approach. Because you got some benefit out of the behavior you’re trying to change, it may be hard to adjust to its loss. (An example: on balance, smoking is bad for your health, but it can provide stress relief.).

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CAMPUSPEAK Marks Milestone 25 Years of Impacting Education

CAMPUSPEAK

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CAMPUSPEAK Marks Milestone 25 Years of Impacting Education January 4th, 2024 Coral Springs, FL – CAMPUSPEAK, the… The post CAMPUSPEAK Marks Milestone 25 Years of Impacting Education appeared first on CAMPUSPEAK.

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The “Non-Launch” of the 2024–25 FAFSA

College Planners of America

The 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available through a soft launch by the Federal Student Aid (FSA) office of the U.S. Education Department (ED). It is online at Studentaid.gov and Fafsa.gov. The FSA released the following announcement on December 31, 2023: “During the soft launch, the FAFSA form will be available while we monitor site performance and form functionality.

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Former Congresswoman from Texas is Dead at 88

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Former U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023. Johnson, 88, worked as a nurse before serving nearly 30 years in Texas' 30th Congressional District, from 1993 to 2023. She was born in Waco and experienced the transformation of a segregated South in her childhood into a South that would later honor her; Dallas’ once-segregated Union Station was renamed in her honor in 2019.

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Finance for studying abroad: What you need to know

IEFA

Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience, opening up countless opportunities for personal growth, academic enrichment and cultural immersion. However, financing this adventure can sometimes seem like a daunting task. But have no fear! In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the essential steps to make your study abroad dreams a reality. From understanding federal and private student loans to exploring alternative funding options, we’re here to help you navigate the world of finance f

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Let’s Be Clear on Cleaning

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Knowing the difference between cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting is helpful in preventing the spread of diseases. Always follow the manufacturer’s label for proper use and safety. Cleaning first removes germs and dirt from surfaces. Sanitizing is done after cleaning to further reduce germs on surfaces to safer levels. Disinfecting kills germs and bacteria with a chemical product.

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Do you need to sunset academic programs? Consider these 3 steps.

EAB

Blogs Do you need to sunset academic programs? Consider these 3 steps. As any faculty member or administrator will tell you, growing new programs is a lot easier than changing—or sunsetting—existing program offerings. As a former VPEM, and now in my role supporting university partners, I’ve seen just how tense conversations about sunsetting an academic program can become.

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JENNIFER WELLS-MARSHALL

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Jennifer Wells-Marshall Jennifer Wells-Marshall has been named associate director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service at Alabama A&M University. Marshall holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Tuskegee University as well as a master’s in human development and family studies and a doctorate in educational psychology from Auburn University.

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3 New Year’s Resolutions to Make College More Affordable for Your Family

CFAA College Financial Aid Advisors

How to Save More Money for Your Student’s College Education Happy New Year! 2024 has arrived – and with it, the chance for resolutions that will help you improve your life, finances, and family’s well-being. One of the most common areas of financial stress for families is figuring out how to pay for college. Many families often forgo saving money from the start in the hopes that financial aid will provide them great options.

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Make Training Your Resolution for 2024

HEAG

There’s been major change over the last year, so it is a great benefit that financial aid administrators have so many training resources. Now, finding the time to take advantage of them is a completely different story! It’s up to … Read more ».

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Test Post

Student Loan Planner

Get Quotes for Your Doctor Mortgage The post Test Post appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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Teacher-Run Organization Seeks to Educate Students on Historical Resistance Efforts

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Two major New York state universities are collaborating with a teacher-run organization seeking to teach communities and students about civil resistance in local history, creating an online platform to display the organization’s curricula and local resistance efforts. Kesha James Now going into its third year of operations, the Antiracist Curriculum Project (ACP) has been working diligently to develop social studies curriculum that teaches students about the systemic injustices and historical re