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Tips for Creating and Maintaining a Summer Routine at Home 

Thrive Alliance Group

We tend to think of summer as a time for fun and free time without the structure of school, right? Well, without a clear structure, our kiddos can feel uneasy and uncertain about what to expect each day. This can lead to increased anxiety. Just a few simple routines can help your child develop healthy habits, organization, and time management skills while finding opportunities for independence and maintaining a sense of control in their lives.

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University of Utah Prison Education Project Admits First Cohort

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The Utah Prison Education Project (UPEP) at the University of Utah is admitting its first cohort of fifteen degree-seeking students incarcerated at the Utah State Correctional Facility. Dr. Hollis Robbins UPEP’s inaugural cohort represents “a bold expression of University of Utah President Taylor Randall’s commitment to unsurpassed social impact in our state and region,” said Dr.

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Symplicity Recruit Introduces the Talent Engagement Dashboard

Symplicity

We’re excited to announce the release of our latest product enhancement, the Talent Engagement dashboard! University recruiting teams will have access to more insights than ever before, empowering them to make the best data-driven recruiting decisions.

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Proprietary Institutions Receive Updated Instructions for Annual Audit Submission Due By June 30th

College Aid Services

The Department has revealed that the updated eZ-Audit 90/10 Revenue Calculation templates will not be available to proprietary institutions who are required to complete their annual audits before the end of this month. Consequently, institutions must submit their reports through the Document Center portion of the COD website or via email at FSAFinancialAnalysisDivision@ed.gov by June… More » Proprietary Institutions Receive Updated Instructions for Annual Audit Submission Due By June 30th

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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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U.S. Department of Education Announces the Inaugural Engage Every Student Recognition Program Champions

Ed.gov Homeroom

Engage Every Student was launched by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona in July 2022 and is a bold call-to-action to provide high-quality out-of-school time learning opportunities for every child. Through the American Rescue Plan, schools, cities, and states have had access to funding and an unprecedented opportunity to partner with high-quality expanded learning programs Continue Reading The post U.S.

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Student Success Impact Report 2024

Civitas Learning

Explore key trends and insights about what works for student success from across the Civitas Learning community. The post Student Success Impact Report 2024 appeared first on Civitas Learning.

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FSA Will Deliver Reprocessed ISIRs to Address Blank SAI Fields, EIC Values, and Verification Flags

College Aid Services

The Department will transmit ISIRs that were reprocessed because of issues related to blank SAI fields and records that do not have an assigned tracking group despite being selected for verification. In addition, institutions will also receive ISIRs to address an error within the FAFSA Processing System (FPS) that generated incorrect values for the Earned… More » FSA Will Deliver Reprocessed ISIRs to Address Blank SAI Fields, EIC Values, and Verification Flags The post FSA Will Deliver Rep

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Demonstrating You’re a Leader Who Cares

Steve Keating

There are certain “facts” of leadership that are immutable. The biggest one is this: you can care for people without leading them, but you absolutely can’t lead people without caring for them. I chose the words in that prior sentence very carefully. Before you go patting yourself on the back because you’re a leader who cares about their people, you should notice I didn’t say “care about.

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Civil Rights Icon, Reverend James Lawson Jr., Dead at 95

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Reverend James Lawson Jr., an early architect of the nonviolent protests during the Civil Rights Movement, died on Monday. He was 95. Reverend James Lawson Jr. Lawson served for decades as a professor, labor movement organizer and university professor. In 2021, more than four decades after Vanderbilt University expelled Lawson for his involvement in the civil rights movement, the private, Nashville University decided to honor the civil rights stalwart with the creation of the James Lawson In

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Scaling Student Success: Insights from Bridget Burns on Ed on the Edge

The University Innovation Alliance

Scaling Student Success: Insights from Bridget Burns on Ed on the Edge Elana Thu, 06/13/2024 - 00:23 Image Higher Ed Leadership Student Success University Culture On the Innovating Together Podcast , University Innovation Alliance (UIA) founder and CEO Bridget Burns typically partners with a journalist for conversations with leading figures in the world of higher education.

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Updated: NSLDS Transfer Student Monitoring & Financial Aid History User Guide and Record Layouts

College Aid Services

The latest version of the NSLDS Transfer Student Monitoring & Financial Aid History User Guide and Record Layouts is now available on the Federal Student Aid website. The sections contained in this guide provides instructions on how to use the Transfer Student Monitoring (TSM) online, request Financial Aid History (FAH), complete the batch process between… More » Updated: NSLDS Transfer Student Monitoring & Financial Aid History User Guide and Record Layouts The post Updated: NSLDS

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SUNY Broome Addresses Enrollment Declines with Data-Informed Approaches

Civitas Learning

The Challenge: Confronted with plateaued student outcomes, change was needed to assess the complete student picture and have the right tools to support them holistically. The Strategy: Implement student success technology to generate actionable insights, improve visibility, and create workflow efficiencies to lift enrollment, retention, and graduation rates.

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Molloy University Awarded $3.5M Grant to Promote Minorities in STEM

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Molloy University has received a $3.5 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program. Dr. James Lentini “This partnership and collaboration for a grant among seven Catholic universities is unique, creative, and noteworthy,” said Dr. James Lentini, president of Molloy University, which is part of an alliance of seven member institutions from the Lower Hudson Valley Catholic Colleges and Universities Consortium comp

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The Ivy League of Student Success Innovation: Bridget Burns Visits the Ed on the Edge Podcast

The University Innovation Alliance

The Ivy League of Student Success Innovation: Bridget Burns Visits the Ed on the Edge Podcast Elana Thu, 06/13/2024 - 00:23 Image Higher Ed Leadership Student Success University Culture On the Innovating Together Podcast , University Innovation Alliance (UIA) founder and CEO Bridget Burns typically partners with a journalist for conversations with leading figures in the world of higher education.

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Latest Requirements for Ability to Benefit, Eligible Career Pathway Programs

College Aid Services

The Department has released a detailed outline of the latest changes to the Ability to Benefit (ATB) regulations and Eligible Career Pathway Program for students without a high school diploma that want to apply for Title IV aid. The letter includes a number of topics such as instructions on how to enroll in these programs,… More » Latest Requirements for Ability to Benefit, Eligible Career Pathway Programs The post Latest Requirements for Ability to Benefit, Eligible Career Pathway Program

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The Crucial Role of Diversity in Education

CAMPUSPEAK

The Chronicle of Higher Education has been tracking Anti-DEI Legislation and since 2023, 85 bills have been introduced in 28… The post The Crucial Role of Diversity in Education appeared first on CAMPUSPEAK.

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Gomez Named Provost & VP for Academic Affairs at Cal Poly Pomona

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Terri Gomez has been appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Dr. Terri Gomez Gomez’s “deep understanding of our campus’ strengths and opportunities; her student-centered approach to leadership; her dedication to faculty and staff excellence; and her unwavering commitment to the success of our diverse students,” said President Dr.

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AVMA Disability Insurance Review: From Coverage Options to Claims Process

Student Loan Planner

Veterinarians, as an occupation, face one of the toughest decisions when deciding on long-term disability insurance. Many veterinarians are members of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), which provides access to a group plan called AVMA LIFE. This plan is known for its affordability, and is managed by New York Life (NYL), an A++ rated… The post AVMA Disability Insurance Review: From Coverage Options to Claims Process appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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Exciting Product Update: New Dynamic Onboarding Experience for the Knack Platform!

Knack

We're thrilled to introduce a brand-new, dynamic onboarding experience for students! This update, now live on both web and mobile, is designed to better understand our students and guide them through our platform in a more personalized way. Here’s a quick rundown of the enhancements: Dynamic Experience: Onboarding flow adjusts based on students' objectives.

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Advising Diverse Online and In-Person Students with Dr. Jeffrey Taylor

Civitas Learning

Subscribe: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Youtube Music | Full Transcript With the massive shift to online degree programs in recent years, earning a credential has become more feasible for many students. While colleges and universities are optimistic about the future of online learning, certain challenges remain. One such challenge is how advising departments can effectively support their students in a digital environment.

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Six Undergraduates Receive First-Ever Cal State Black Student Success Scholarship

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Six individuals have been recognized in The California State University’s (CSU) first-ever Black Student Success Scholarship Program. Dr. Mildred García “It is my great honor to award the inaugural Black Student Success Scholarship to six extraordinary students who have demonstrated their passion for supporting the Black community in service beyond the classroom,” said Dr.

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Must Have Conversations with Your Student Before the First Tuition Payment

CFAA College Financial Aid Advisors

Sending your child off to college is a significant milestone, both for you and your student. As the first tuition payment looms, it’s essential to have open and honest conversations about various aspects of college life. These discussions can help set expectations, clarify responsibilities, and ensure a smooth transition into this new phase of life.

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Leveraging Technology for Equity: A Conversation with University of San Diego’s Vice Provost Roger Pace

Knack

The University of San Diego (USD) has transformed its peer tutoring system by leveraging technology to support and engage all students. This strategic shift not only increased student engagement but also aimed to close equity gaps, especially for historically disengaged learners.

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FSA Announces Summer-Fall 2024 Webinar Series

College Aid Services

Federal Student Aid has announced four new webinars to discuss a range of topics such as reporting FVT/GE Data to NSLDS, general federal updates, overviews of using FAFSA data, and where to find help sources online. Each session is scheduled from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern time (ET) and participation will be first come, first-served basis since… More » FSA Announces Summer-Fall 2024 Webinar Series The post FSA Announces Summer-Fall 2024 Webinar Series first appeared on College Aid Services.

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New SREB Study Examines Teacher Trends

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

While new pathways into the teaching profession appear promising in attracting fresh educators, teacher vacancies, shortages, and morale have continued to worsen in recent years, according to a new report from the Southern Regional Education Board. Megan Boren "The goal of the research is to offer insights for education leaders and policymakers as they target solutions specific to their states and districts," said Megan Boren, the project manager who leads SREB's teacher workforce policy efforts

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How to Fight Mental Health Stigma in Schools

Thrive Alliance Group

Are schools really talking too much about mental health? It’s well established that mental health is a basic need that must be addressed before students can learn and achieve academically. Yet a couple of researchers in the UK and Australia have been promoting their opinion that schools are “talking too much” about mental health. They say it’s causing students to over-identify with mental health diagnoses and that doing nothing is better than doing something about youth mental health.

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Best Strategies for Parent PLUS Loan Forgiveness After July 2025

Student Loan Planner

Parent PLUS Loan borrowers have until July 1, 2025, to take advantage of the double-consolidation loophole, which provides access to all income-driven repayment plans — including the new SAVE plan. Because of this rule change, far fewer Parent PLUS borrowers will receive loan forgiveness after 2025. But it’s still possible with good planning. Here’s how.… The post Best Strategies for Parent PLUS Loan Forgiveness After July 2025 appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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Understanding the IPEDS Data Collection Process: A Guide for Financial Aid Professionals

HEAG

As a financial aid professional, you play a crucial role in ensuring that your institution’s data is accurately reported through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). This data collection process is essential for maintaining transparency and providing vital information … Read more ».

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Business, Philanthropic Legend Dies at 83

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. William “Bill” Pickard, 83, a prominent businessman and supporter of higher education, died at his West Palm Beach, Florida, home on June 12. Dr. William F. Pickard Pickard, who purchased his first McDonald’s franchise in Detroit in 1971, is known for his entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and education advocacy. He served on governing boards for several businesses and nonprofit groups over the years.

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20-Minute Chicken Creole

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Serving Size: 1 cup | Serves: 8 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon oil 2 chicken breasts (skinless, boneless) 1 can diced tomatoes (14 1/2 ounces) 1 cup chili sauce 1 green pepper (chopped, large) 2 celery stalks (chopped) 1 onion (chopped) 2 garlic cloves (minced) 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried parsley 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt Directions: Heat pan over medium-high heat.

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Is the “PAYE Now, SAVE Later” Strategy Right for You? Time is Running Out

Student Loan Planner

In 2012, the Obama administration introduced the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) plan to help borrowers manage federal student loan payments. PAYE reduces monthly payments by adjusting the percentage of discretionary income and shortens the timeline for loan forgiveness. Now, over a decade later, the Biden administration is phasing out PAYE for new borrowers starting… The post Is the “PAYE Now, SAVE Later” Strategy Right for You?

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on bad writing advice, again

Patter by Pat Thomson

Regular readers of patter may have noticed that my postings have become less frequent of late. This is in part because I am now only working part time and, as part time people usually say, the workload doesn’t seem to have diminished one little bit. But it’s also because I’m temporarily dumbfounded. Patter posts were often written in response to a question or to something a bit irritating.

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Finalists Announced for $1M Aspen Prize

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Ten finalists have been named and are still in the running for the Aspen Institute’s 2025 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Josh Wyner “The 10 Aspen Prize finalists demonstrate how community colleges serving urban and rural communities throughout the country can prepare many more graduates for fulfilling lives and careers in their communities,” said Josh Wyner, executive director of the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.