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FAFSA Manual Corrections Now Available for Institutions (with some bugs)

College Aid Services

The ability for institutions to make and submit manual corrections to FAFSA records via the FAFSA Partner Portal (FPP) is now available. Unfortunately institutions have reported receiving error messages when attempting to submit corrections. The Department has isolated the bug to users with the role of Primary Destination Point Administrator (PDPA).

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Legacy Looms Large in College Admissions, Perpetuating Inequities in College Access

IHEP Institute for Higher Education Policy

A year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the use of race-conscious admissions in higher education. Yet legacy admissions policies that give preferential treatment to applicants who are related to alumni are still used across the country. A new IHEP analysis of data released through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) reveals the prevalence of legacy admissions policies among selective colleges and universities.

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More Presidential Vacancies at HBCUs

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

There are at least three new presidential vacancies at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), which have already been experiencing high turnover within their leadership ranks. In the case of two of the presidential departures — Dillard University and Florida Memorial University — the presidents resigned amid health challenges. Their departures raise new questions about the stress associated with being a college president, particularly at a smaller and under-resourced institution.

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Man, Enough.

Active Minds

Did you know June is Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month, also known as Men’s Mental Health Month or Men’s Health Month? It dates back to 1994, evolving from a bill championed by Kansas Senator Bob Dole. I prefer the term Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month as a man who is still figuring out his own mental health journey. Often, as men, young men, teens, and boys, we are taught to suppress feelings and focus on developing a level of masculinity that continues to be defined by the times in which

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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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Loneliness at University and the Importance of Self-Reliance

Student Minds

Millie shares her experiences of loneliness during her time at university, and the way she tried to combat this horrible feeling – learning to love her own company. - Millie During the summer, before I started university, I binge-watched Normal People. I was in awe of how Marianne blossomed from a wallflower to a rose when she arrived at university.

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As Federal Connectivity Programs Sunset, Internet Access Remains Critical

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

At the end of 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which was designed to give low-income households a discount each month on their internet bill, even offering a one-time coupon of up to $100 to buy a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. Pell Grant recipients or those who qualified for free school breakfast or lunch were eligible for the ACP.

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Student Mental Health: How to Do More With Less

Thrive Alliance Group

Has your school district been hit with massive cuts to your federal and state funding? When you have to keep your schools operating on a whole lot less, you might feel like you have no choice but to cut your student mental health support programs. There is another way. Here’s why you need to find a way, and how you can both do more with less, and find more funding to keep your programs.

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FVT/GE Reporting Update: Judge Blocks Maximum Program Length Requirements; NASFAA Advocates for Deadline Extension

College Aid Services

On June 21st, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas imposed a preliminary injunction as part of ongoing litigation between 360 Degrees Education, LLC and the Department of Education. The temporary injunction prevents the federal government from enforcing regulations that reduced the maximum length of Gainful Employment (GE) programs to 100%… More » FVT/GE Reporting Update: Judge Blocks Maximum Program Length Requirements; NASFAA Advocates for Deadline Extensio

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6 Critical Updates on the Chaos Surrounding Student Loan Forgiveness and Repayment

Student Loan Planner

It is a challenging time to be a student loan borrower. Millions of Americans are contending with simultaneous major disruptions to key federal student loan forgiveness and repayment programs, and the landscape seems to change by the day. The already complex and problematic student loan system was already uncertain, but the situation is off the… The post 6 Critical Updates on the Chaos Surrounding Student Loan Forgiveness and Repayment appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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Richmond Professor, Students Help Get Innocent Man Exonerated

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Mary Kelly Tate A judge recently granted Marvin Grimm a writ of actual innocence that exonerates the Richmond man of murder. The judgment is thanks to the work of University of Richmond law professor Mary Kelly Tate and other justice advocates, including members of her class. Tate, director of the Institute for Actual Innocence, has spent over a decade working to identify and exonerate those wrongfully convicted of crimes.

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How to Help Students Build a Best Fit Schedule

Civitas Learning

Registering for classes can be a complicated process for many higher education students, even under ideal circumstances. Add commutes, work schedules, and extracurriculars to the equation, and students have the challenging task of finding a class schedule that accommodates their numerous responsibilities. While advisors can help students build customized academic schedules, this process is often time-consuming and detracts from other holistic advising efforts.

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Revisiting Summer Reads

Purdue University Global

Happy 4th of July! On July 4, 2024, the United States of America marked 247 years of independence as a nation. As many of us celebrate this holiday with fireworks and a long weekend of relaxation and celebration, we invite you to revisit favorite books shared by Purdue Global Academic Success Center staff and English and Rhetoric Department faculty.

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Solutions in Action: Breaking Down Barriers to Student Success

Timely MD

More than one in three currently enrolled students have considered stopping out of their degree or credential program within the last six months, according to Gallup and Lumina Foundation’s State of Higher Education 2024 report. Why do some students persist while others fall back? How can colleges and universities give students the best opportunities to achieve their goals?

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Finish Your FAFSA, Find Your Future: Solutions for Black Students and HBCUs Navigating the FAFSA Rollout

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In April , I outlined the challenges Black students and historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are facing with the rollout of the new Better FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form, a dynamic that has since led to a multitude of challenges, setbacks, and concerns among students, caregivers and educators as completing the form is a prerequisite for college students to receive federal student aid such as grants, work-study funds, and loans.

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Nutrition on the Trails

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

July is National Park and Recreation Month! If you like hiking, here are some simple nutrition tips: Stay energized by eating carbohydrates. Carbs give you energy, especially for long hikes. Examples of carbs include dried fruit, cereals, or granola bars. Aim for 30–60 grams of carbs per hour for hikes lasting 1 to 2.5 hours, such as an apple, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or a cup of pretzels.

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When College Bound Students Should Begin Looking for Scholarships

CFAA College Financial Aid Advisors

As students embark on their educational journeys, the prospect of financing their studies often looms large. Scholarships can be a game-changer, offering financial assistance that reduces the burden of tuition fees, books, and living expenses. However, the question of when to start looking for scholarships is one that many students grapple with. Is it ever too early to begin searching for these opportunities?

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Courts Blocking SAVE Plan Cause Chaos for Student Loan Borrowers, Advocates Warn

Student Loan Planner

Two federal courts issued sweeping orders blocking key elements of President Biden’s SAVE plan this past Monday, June 24, 2024. SAVE, which stands for Saving on a Valuable Education, is a new income-driven repayment (IDR) plan that the administration has been touting as the most favorable plan ever created. The two rulings halt different elements… The post Courts Blocking SAVE Plan Cause Chaos for Student Loan Borrowers, Advocates Warn appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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Why Higher Ed Should Advocate for Universal Early Learning Coverage in the 2024 Election

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

When Bill de Blasio placed universal Pre-K at the forefront of his New York City mayoral campaign in 2013, he signaled a commitment to expanding educational opportunities for all children, regardless of their socioeconomic background. Currently, full-day pre-K with support for teachers and quality standards is available for free for any family with 4-year-olds.

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7 Tips to Foster a Culture of Continuous Professional Development in Your Financial Aid Office

HEAG

In the dynamic and ever-evolving landscape of higher education, financial aid managers play a critical role in ensuring students have access to the resources they need to pursue their academic goals. One of the most effective ways to enhance the … Read more ».

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Cheyney University Comes Off Probation

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has been removed from probation. Cheyney University Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) announced that the historically Black university reclaimed its standing June 27 with the accreditation association, which found that the university successfully met standards regarding ethics and integrity, students learning design and delivery, and financial planning compliance.

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Chaos and Confusion: The State of Student Loans

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Chaos: the word experts chose time and again to describe the current state of student debt relief efforts and loan repayment. Since President Biden’s first attempt to clean the slate for millions of student borrowers was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2023, each subsequent effort has encountered lawsuits and judicial rulings that have diluted or negated aspects of the plans with impacts varying depending on location.

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Conference Carolinas to Sponsor Women’s Flag Football League

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Starting in 2025-26, women’s flag football as a conference-sponsored sport in Conference Carolinas. Stephanie Kwok “With significant support from the National Football League (NFL), the sport is growing at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels,” said Conference Carolinas Commissioner Chris Colvin. “We are excited to be on the front lines of giving females across the country another phenomenal competitive opportunity.

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Dr. Brooke A. Flinders Named New President of Frontier Nursing University

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Brooke A. Flinders has been named president of Frontier Nursing University. Dr. Brooke A. Flinders “I am proud and honored to accept the position of president of Frontier Nursing University,” said Flinders, who is an alum of Frontier. “I loved my time as a student and have been thoroughly impressed by the university’s lived mission and how it has been embraced by the faculty, staff, administration, and students through their culture of caring,” she said.

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Poll Splits on Whether the American Dream is Achievable

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

College graduates have a similar attitude regarding the American dream than those who do not have a degree, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. A new survey from Pew Research Center reveals that Americans are divided, by age and income, on whether they believe the American dream is possible. The survey noted that a 57% majority of adults with a bachelor’s degree or more education said the American dream remains possible, compared with 50% of those with less education.

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Fry to Become Temple’s 15th President

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

John Fry has been appointed president of Temple University. John Fry “I am deeply humbled by the opportunity to serve as the 15th president of Temple University, a globally recognized, mission-driven R1 university,” said Fry. “I am grateful for the confidence of Chair Mitch Morgan and the Board of Trustees, and particularly honored to succeed President Richard Englert and the late former President JoAnne Epps, both of whom I admire greatly.

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KAREN A. THOLE

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Karen A. Thole Karen A. Thole has been appointed the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering. She serves as director of the START (Steady Thermal Aero Research Turbine) Lab at The Pennsylvania State University and as director of the Engineering Ambassadors Network. Thole holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Tex

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ANTHONY E. JONES

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Anthony E. Jones Anthony E. Jones has been named vice president for diversity and inclusion at Centre College. He served as chief diversity officer at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in art and information systems from Mount Union College, now the University of Mount Union, as well as a master’s in student personnel and a doctoral degree in educational leadership and policy studies, both from Eastern Kentucky University.

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Kemp Re-Elected Southern Regional Education Board Chair

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Georgia Gov. Brian P. Kemp has been re-elected to a second, one-year term as chair of the Southern Regional Education Board. Gov. Brian Kemp Kemp will help lead the nonprofit, nonpartisan interstate compact comprising Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

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CARMEN S. DIXON

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Carmen S. Dixon Carmen S. Dixon has been appointed dean of the School of Education at Capital University. She serves as an associate professor of education. Dixon holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ohio University, a master’s in curriculum and instruction from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Ohio University.

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Littles Gets Dean Appointment in Florida State’s College of Medicine

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Alma Littles has been appointed dean of the College of Medicine at Florida State University. “When I first saw the College of Medicine mission statement, it resonated with me,” Littles said. “The college’s priorities and my goals as a physician mirror each other,” said Littles, who replaces Dr. John P. Fogarty, who retired in 2023. Dr. Alma Littles “Growing up in a rural and underserved community stimulated my interest in investing my talents toward helping people whose health care needs are

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Fielding to Honor Mason as 2024 Marie Fielder Medal Recipient in Washington, D.C.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Ronald Mason Jr. will be honored with the 2024 Marie Fielder Medal for Social Transformation, present by Fielding Graduate University at the Fielding convocation on July 10. Ronald Mason Jr. The Marie Fielder Medal for Social Transformation is an annual signature award bestowed by the Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership, and Social Innovation, recognizing lifetime achievements toward supporting educational access and success.

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JULIO GALINDO

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Julio Galindo Julio Galindo has been appointed executive director of college advancement at Mohave Community College. He served as chief of diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging and senior executive director of institutional advancement at Mesalands Community College. Galindo holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MPA from the City University of New York at Baruch College.

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CRYSTAL CHURCHWELL EVANS

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Crystal Churchwell Evans Crystal Churchwell Evans has been named vice president of development and alumni affairs at Fisk University. She served as director of development for Frist Art Museum. Evans is a graduate of Wellesley College and Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management.