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Doing More with Less: HSIs and the Recipe for Upward Mobility

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) offer more upward mobility for their students when compared to Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs), despite having fewer resources. By examining a decade’s worth of data, including what percentage of students see at least one economic quintile jump after graduation, Rutgers University’s Center for Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) has reemphasized the critical role that HSIs play in creating access and opportunity for all their students, including thei

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Mental Health Highlights from the 2024 State of the Union

Active Minds

In his 2024 State of the Union address, President Biden reaffirmed his commitment to addressing the ongoing youth mental health crisis in the United States. As the nation continues to grapple with the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the increasing prevalence of mental health disorders among young people, the Biden administration has taken significant steps to prioritize mental health and expand access to critical resources and support.

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Inside the cave - opening Up

Student Minds

Ali shares his experience of opening up to people about his feelings while at university. - Ali Despite being on a counselling training course, the idea of me “opening up” didn’t really come to mind when I applied, enrolled, and attended my degree. Perhaps naively it didn’t occur to me that I would have to “open up” as part of the mandatory hours of personal therapy I have to attend as part of the course… “you’re such an emotionally mature person” “you’re so connected with your feelings” “I feel

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“Plan B” Student Loan Forgiveness Advances to Next Phase: 6 Critical Points to Note

Student Loan Planner

The Biden administration has completed a key step in the creation of a new student loan forgiveness plan, capping off a months-long administrative process called negotiated rulemaking. President Biden has dubbed the new plan as “Plan B” in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning his initial debt relief initiative in June 2023. Established… The post “Plan B” Student Loan Forgiveness Advances to Next Phase: 6 Critical Points to Note appeared first on Student Loan Plann

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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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Report: Most Selective Private Higher Ed Institutions Enroll Insufficient Numbers of Latino Undergrads

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Most selective private colleges and universities in the U.S. still have disproportionately low enrollment numbers for Latino first-time, full-time undergraduate students, according to a recent report from The Education Trust. Sandra Perez The sequel to a 2020 report on Black and Latino enrollment at selective U.S. public institutions, the report turns its attention to the nation’s private schools, namely the 122 most selective private four-year colleges and universities in the nation.

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Inside the cave. Opening Up

Student Minds

Ali shares his experience of opening up to people about his feelings whilst at university. - Ali Despite being on a counselling training course, the idea of me “opening up” didn’t really come to mind when I applied, enrolled, and attended my degree. Perhaps naively it didn’t occur to me that I would have to “open up” as part of the mandatory hours of personal therapy I have to attend as part of the course… “you’re such an emotionally mature person” “you’re so connected with your feelings” “I fee

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2024 Student Debt and Mental Health Survey Reveals Borrowers Are Still Hurting

Student Loan Planner

Key Takeaways: Federal student loan borrowers had a break from monthly payments for three years due to the pandemic. But now that student loan repayment has resumed so has the financial stress. The Biden administration unveiled numerous initiatives to help ease the loan burden for borrowers during this transition. From launching the Saving On a… The post 2024 Student Debt and Mental Health Survey Reveals Borrowers Are Still Hurting appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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Outrage Continues Over University of Florida's Removal of DEI Roles

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Race and higher education scholars are voicing criticism, concern, and cynicism after the University of Florida ended many of its diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts, a move that the school cited it took to comply with a state law that was passed last year. Dr. David Canton Specifically, UF closed its Office of the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO), removed DEI and administrative roles, and stopped DEI-focused contracts with outside vendors, according to an administrative memo UF leadersh

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Symplicity Recruit Introduces the Candidate Pipeline Dashboard

Symplicity

All recruiters that we work with would like to be more data-driven but obtaining the data in a way that is easy to interpret is often too difficult and time-consuming. With our latest product release, Symplicity Recruit aims to give university recruiters the data they need to make decisions about their recruiting strategy without needing to manually pull or calculate data.

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EdExpress, Release 1.0 Brings Streamlined Interface to Window 2024-25

College Aid Services

Institutions can now download EdExpress for Windows 2024-25, Release 1.0, which includes a new interface so that users can quickly find information and entry fields adjustments in preparation for this year’s ISIRs. The announcement below comes with detailed steps for installation, instructions for users to log into their accounts, and resources to troubleshoot onboarding issues.… More » EdExpress, Release 1.0 Brings Streamlined Interface to Window 2024-25 The post EdExpress, Release

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Survey: 1 in 14 High-Debt Borrowers Had Suicidal Ideation Due to Student Loans (2021)

Student Loan Planner

Over the past year, nearly everyone has experienced mental health challenges due to the pandemic. The isolation, grief, anxiety, depression and looming fear were ever-present. On top of that, there was uncertainty, loss of income and precarious financial situations. Even with financial help from the CARES Act — which froze student loan payments and slashed… The post Survey: 1 in 14 High-Debt Borrowers Had Suicidal Ideation Due to Student Loans (2021) appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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Black Students Less Likely Identified for Special Ed When They Have Black Teachers

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Black students in elementary school, particularly Black boys, are less likely to be identified for special education when their teachers are also Black, according to a new report published by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Dr. Cassandra Hart The report, Teacher-Student Race Match and Identification for Discretionary Educational Services , analyzes administrative data from North Carolina elementary schools from 2008 to 2013 to determine whether having Black teachers would a

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How to be a More Effective Listener

Steve Keating

Many people who claim to want to be better communicators focus almost entirely on speaking more clearly. But effective speaking and effective communicating are two very different things. You cannot communicate effectively if you can’t listen effectively. Truly great communicators know that’s a fact. The benefits of being a more effective listener cannot be overstated.

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2024-25 FAFSA Specifications Guide (March 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. The changes made to… More » 2024-25 FAFSA Specifications Guide (March 2024 Update) The post 2024-25 FAFSA Specifications Guide (March 2024 Update) first appea

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Best Investment for Doctors: From Retirement Plans to Real Estate

Student Loan Planner

As a highly educated and caring medical professional, you’ve sacrificed your time, energy and work-life balance at times to pursue a career that you love. As an attending, you’re compensated pretty well for all of this sacrifice and delayed gratification that you’ve worked so darn hard for. Naturally, you might be curious about what’s next,… The post Best Investment for Doctors: From Retirement Plans to Real Estate appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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How to Move Latinx Students into High-Paying Jobs

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Between 2010 and 2020, Latinx people accounted for over 50% of the U.S. population growth. Currently, one fifth of the U.S. population is Latinx, and, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Latinx workers made up 66% of the workforce in 2021. By 2031, Latinx workers will make up 90% of the new workforce. Yet despite their representation in the U.S. workforce, Latinx workers earn the lowest weekly salary when compared with other races and ethnicities in the U.S.

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key words – contribution

Patter by Pat Thomson

The dictionary definitions of contribution are: A gift or payment The part played by a person or thing in bringing about a result or helping something to advance and A piece of writing submitted for publication in a journal or book When scholars talk about contribution it might be 3. A contribution might be a piece we have submitted to an edited collection, a text book, an anthology of cases or an encyclopaedia.

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Congress Resets SAI Formula, Updated Edconnect and ISIR Test Data Released

College Aid Services

Federal Student Aid has published several important changes regarding the 2024-2025 FAFSA. What changed? FSA has replaced the SAI formula that it released on February 27th with its previous iteration due to the passage of the Extension of Continuing Appropriations and Other Matters Act, 2024. The “2024–25 Test ISIR Data File” has been replaced by… More » Congress Resets SAI Formula, Updated Edconnect and ISIR Test Data Released The post Congress Resets SAI Formula, Updated Edco

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Getting What You Want Out of Life

Steve Keating

The surest way, by far, to get everything you want out of life is to set goals. But most people say they just don’t have time to set goals. These are the same people who have time to scroll through Facebook for multiple hours a day. Or binge watch a show on Netflix for hours at a time. They have plenty of time. What they lack is priorities for their life.

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Diversity Advocates Condemn Elimination of DEI Staff and Programs at University of Florida

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) condemned the University of Florida's elimination of its diversity, equity, and inclusion staff. The elimination of jobs and programs "is evidence of the real effect legislative attacks are having on years of efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in higher education," said Paulette Granberry Russell, President & CEO of NADOHE.

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A Chance to Make a Difference

Counselors' Corner

by Patrick O'Connor, Ph.D. This time of year leads to lots of second guessing, especially if you live somewhere that sees snow. Lawns are this interesting shade of yellow, there’s a film of salt on the roads, gardens look like vast voids of brown. Given the visual cues, it’s fair to wonder—is there really anything pretty out there? The same can be said for being a school counselor this time of year.

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ED Takes Climate Action on Multiple Fronts

Ed.gov Homeroom

ED is committed to promoting equitable access to healthy, safe, sustainable, 21st century learning environments and environmental sustainability learning. Research has demonstrated that modern, well-maintained facilities with healthy indoor environments yield better student performance and health, higher teacher retention, and reduced absenteeism. School buildings and grounds are an essential element of equitable access to learning Continue Reading The post ED Takes Climate Action on Multiple Fr

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How Civitas Learning Partners are Removing Retention and Completion Barriers

Civitas Learning

When higher education leaders look to see what’s working and what’s not, there’s no better source than talking with peer institutions. Yet, finding the time to connect and identify relevant contacts can be challenging amidst a workday that barely has enough time for lunch. Civitas Learning’s Texas Leadership Workshop recently brought together leaders from ten different institutions across Texas and beyond to discuss student success strategies for higher education.

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Yale Pledges $10M Toward HBCU Partnerships, Following Slavery Apology

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Yale University has pledged $10 million toward an initiative to strengthen its relationship with historically Black colleges and universities in the realm of research, teaching, and student access. Dr. Peter Salovey The initiative is part of a redress following Yale President Dr. Peter Salovey and Senior Trustee Josh Bekenstein’s Feb. 16 acknowledgement of the university's historical role in and associations with slavery and apology for the ways its early leaders participated in slavery.

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Acting in the Best Interest of the Institution

The University Innovation Alliance

Acting in the Best Interest of the Institution A Conversation With Charles Welch, President and CEO of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) bridget Thu, 03/07/2024 - 06:01 Image Crisis Management Higher Ed Leadership Inside Higher Ed Weekly Wisdom At the University Innovation Alliance (UIA), we love exploring and comparing the many paths to higher education leadership.

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Navigating the Path to Student Success Through Essential Guidance and Support

Timely MD

TimelyCare Student Success Coaching Q&A With Dr. Nicole Guerrero Trevino Vice President for Student Success LinkedIn Tell us about your career journey and dedication to student success in higher education. I am a first-generation college student, whose parents instilled from a very young age the importance of a college education. My parents were very committed to ensuring that my sister and I had the opportunity to pursue an education.

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Classroom Behavior & Management Strategies That Work

Thrive Alliance Group

We’ve all experienced the student who hides inside his hoodie in class and ignores the lesson. It’s easy to assume that this student is disrespecting us and to react with anger. But in reality, this common classroom behavior is not about us at all. The student is overwhelmed with a negative emotion and is trying to control his feelings by blocking out all the classroom stimulation.

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Webinar: How to Build Culturally Validating and Affirming Relationships Between Educators and Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Building culturally validating and affirming relationships between teachers and students requires plenty of understanding, engagement, changes in behavior, and introspection, according to a webinar held Tuesday by the Equity Assistance Center-South. Victoria McCall The webinar gave a platform to Victoria McCall, director of eLearning at The Center for Black Educator Development, to provide ample advice and instruction on how educators can better forge strong and positive relationships with the p

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Guide to Student Loan Weighted Average Consolidation Rules for Student Loans Starting July 2024

Student Loan Planner

The new weighted average consolidation rules for student loans are completely different from those before or during the pandemic. These new rules are in effect as of July 2024. While the new consolidation rules are an improvement from the past, they are nowhere near as generous as the pandemic-era rules that applied maximum credit no… The post Guide to Student Loan Weighted Average Consolidation Rules for Student Loans Starting July 2024 appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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Higher Ed Leaders Offer Strategies Improving Faculty and Staff Well-Being

Timely MD

Faculty and staff at colleges and universities have the second-highest burnout rate out of industry in the country, just behind K-12 workers, according to a recent Gallup Panel Workforce Study. What’s driving higher than ever turnover? Why are faculty and staff leaving their positions? What is the impact on students? And, what can be done to help the entire campus community be well and thrive?

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The Test-Optional Movement May Be Waning

College Planners of America

Colleges never favored using standardized test scores as the primary criterion in admissions. They did considered them useful as the only means of comparing applicants on an apples-to-apples basis. In the early aughts, however, a movement emerged to make test scores optional due to the perception that they were unfair to lower income applicants. Just as the test-optional movement was gathering steam, COVID-19 struck.

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Diversity Proponents Respond to ‘Divisive’ Narrative

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Diversity proponents are countering a narrative expressed during a recent House Committee on Education and the Workforce subcommittee hearing, titled “Divisive, Excessive, Ineffective: The Real Impact of DEI on College Campuses.” Paulette Granberry Russell Paulette Granberry Russell, the president and CEO of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE), described the March 7 subcommittee hearing as “a continuation of the steady stream of gross misrepresentations of

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A Physician’s Guide to Mastering Asset Protection in 9 Key Moves

Student Loan Planner

Asset protection for physicians is a big deal. As your career grows, so do your assets. Protecting those assets from lawsuits, divorces and accidents must be top of mind for your long-term financial security. An asset protection plan can be as simple as titling your accounts correctly or involve complex strategies, like certain types of… The post A Physician’s Guide to Mastering Asset Protection in 9 Key Moves appeared first on Student Loan Planner.