2021

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Mapping Transfer Pathways: How Data and Equitable Admissions Policies can Support Transfer Student Success

IHEP Institute for Higher Education Policy

By: Janiel Santos. Like many students across the country, Coleen began her journey to a four-year degree at a community college. “When I was 18, I realized that I was going to be paying for college on my own and it hadn’t really hit me before, like exactly how much it costs,” Coleen explained. S o she decided to first enroll at Ivy Tech Community College, “because it was affordable, and it had the degree program I was looking for,” with the goal of eventually transferring and earning a

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When Government and Colleges Come Up Short Meeting Student Needs, Faculty Unions Step Up

#RealCollege Blog

By: Michael Rosen & Charlie Dee, MATC Local 212 FAST Fund This was originally posted in the Wisconsin Examiner and requested to be shared here as well. Where can students turn for help with basic survival needs when their colleges and government programs fail them in a crisis? At a growing number of campuses, students are getting aid from the same people they turn to for classroom help: their professors.

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FAFSA / CSS Profile Deadlines 2022-2023

College Aid Consulting Services

Update on FAFSA / CSS Profile Deadlines 2022-2023. As of October 1st, families can submit their FAFSA’s and the CSS Profile for the 2022-23 academic year. The earliest deadline that some families are not aware of is November 1st. If the student is pursuing early decision (which I do not recommend for most students), many colleges will require the families to submit the form(s) by the November date.

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Avoid Losing Community College Credits When Transferring to a University

Community College Review

One out of 10 community college students lose their credits when they transfer to a four-year university. Don't become one of these statistics, and learn how to ensure your hard-earned credits are transferred.

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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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20-Twenty-Won: Reflections & Reset

techKNOWtools

The start of the winter solstice flags a time to rest, renew, and reflect. I don’t know about y’all but 2021 has been quite a year. I’m going to spend some time quiet time at home (thanks, Omicron) to chill out of and recharge before the new year. “Let’s Stay Home” Candle. Here are a few coaching questions I’ll be reflecting on by the fire with care: What are you grateful for?

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New Partnership: AppScho and Ready Education

Ready Education

We are delighted to announce that AppScho , the French leader in mobile application solutions for students and higher education institutions, will be joining Ready Education to become the world's largest provider of student mobile application solutions. Over 4.5 million students and 525+ institutions globally will now be able to benefit from a best-in-class mobile solution.

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looking ahead

Catherine Cronin

In November 2019, I began a 3-year post as Strategic Education Developer at the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. My role has been to work as National Forum lead in the area of digital and open education, spanning policy and practice, working in collaboration with students and staff across the Irish higher education sector.

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How we’re supporting students with their mental health

The Education Hub

Going to university is a fun and exciting time for most students – but it comes with unique challenges and stresses and can be extremely difficult for many who choose to go. But we want all students to get the support they need so that they can benefit from the opportunities that university offers – that’s why we’re encouraging all universities to sign up to the University Mental Health Charter Programme.

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Character in Admission: Free Resources Available

NACAC's Admitted

iStock “She’s quite a character.” “He’s a character actor.” “They are people of good character.” We throw the word character around a lot, but what does it really mean? For the Character Collaborative —an organization of about 70 schools and colleges, as well as counselors, researchers, and associations committed to elevating attributes of character in the school and college admission process—character suggests features that distinguish an individual.

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School Mental Health Programs: Coaching for School Staff

Thrive Alliance Group

The new question about school mental health programs. A few years ago, it wasn’t uncommon for school administrators to question whether schools should get involved in the mental health of their students. Today, with the skyrocketing rates of anxiety, depression, school refusal, and suicides among children and teens, the question is no longer whether to provide school mental health programs, but how.

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How Making “Evidence-Based Decisions Guided by the Best Available Science and Data” Can Advance Racial Equity in Higher Education

IHEP Institute for Higher Education Policy

by: Karen Bussey, Jihad D. Dixon. While behind us, 2020 will never fade from our rearview mirror. From the novel COVID-19 pandemic to the longstanding pandemic of systemic racism that has persisted throughout our nation’s history, we continue to see indirect impacts and direct violence toward Black and Brown communities. Seven decades after the Civil Rights Era, we continue to wage the same fight for equity.

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The Straw that Broke the #RealCollege Student’s Back: Flames, Fatigue, and the Power of Generosity

#RealCollege Blog

By: Sarah Griffin (she/her), University of Montana Although I concede that everyone’s life is unique, those who know me well would agree that my upbringing was a little extraordinary. I belong to an average middle class family, the mother of which was a nurse at the local hospital, the father of which was a contractor, and the two children of which were enrolled in the public school of our 5,000 person Montana town.

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COVID-19 affects everything: The increase in opioid-related deaths & initiatives

WashU Institue for Public Health

Written by Ola Adebayo, MPH candidate and student worker at the Institute for Public Health. Photo: Michael Longmire, Unsplash. Overdose-related deaths have reached an all-time high with more than 96,000 people dying during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a 30 percent increase from 2019, the largest increase ever seen of drug-related deaths in the United States.

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California Community Colleges Move to the Cloud

Community College Review

The California Community College District has announced plans to move 600,000 students, as well as staff and faculty, to Microsoft Live. How will that change the look of higher education for these schools?

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Closing the network gap takes a community of partners

Close the Gap Foundation

Sunnyvale, CALIFORNIA — Last month, Close the Gap Foundation deepened its partnership with Forbes to address the network gap by co-producing the 2021 Forbes Under 30 Summit Service Day. “Adele’s first-hand knowledge of overcoming obstacles and finding success was inspiring and the advice she gave my students is the best advice I've ever heard someone give young adults.

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Thank YOU for the #OEAward2021, @YearsEd Community!

techKNOWtools

Last week, I learned that a podcast project I helped to produce won an award from the Open Education (OE) Global community. Clint and I shared a thank you message ( in audio format , of course) for awarding the 25 Years of EdTech: The Serialized Audio Version project a 2021 Open Education Award of Excellence for Reuse/ Remix/ Adaptation. 2021 OE Global Award of Excellence for Reuse/ Remix/ Adaptation.

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Driving Student Success Worldwide - Welcome AppScho!

Ready Education

We are delighted to announce that AppScho , the French leader in mobile application solutions for students and higher education institutions will be joining Ready Education to become the world's largest provider of student mobile application solutions. Over 4.5 million students and 525+ institutions in over 21 countries globally will now be able to benefit from a best-in-class mobile solution.

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Know the warning signs of a potential mental health disorder

BetterMynd

There is no question – college students are more stressed and anxious than in the past. Going to college can be an exciting time in a young person’s life. It’s the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. It’s a great time for new experiences, both inside and outside the classroom. That being said, college can also be overwhelming. I frequently see college students struggling with their academic course load, relationship problems, eating disorders, family conflicts, or substance abuse is

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Lighthouse In a Storm: How Wichita State’s One Stop Solution Helped At-Risk Students Navigate the Uncertainty of the Pandemic

Blackboard Blog

One Stop virtual student support has significant benefits to administrators and students, especially at-risk learners. The past year and a half has only amplified this as learners and educators have been forced to navigate new paths, and the ability to easily locate important information has become even more vital. For BbWorld 2021, we discussed the true valued-added that virtual student support services like One Stop provide learners with Dr.

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Character in Admission: Free Resources Available

NACAC's Admitted

iStock. “She’s quite a character.” “He’s a character actor.” “They are people of good character.”. We throw the word character around a lot, but what does it really mean? For the Character Collaborative —an organization of about 70 schools and colleges, as well as counselors, researchers, and associations committed to elevating attributes of character in the school and college admission process—character suggests features that distinguish an individual.

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How to Reduce IEP Classifications for Mental Health Issues

Thrive Alliance Group

Special education was intended to help a small percentage of students who have disabilities that significantly impair learning and make it impossible for them to succeed in a general education classroom. Providing IEP classifications to every struggling student, even when they don’t meet the criteria for classification, is a disservice to students and also puts increased stress on school staff and budgets.

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How to Create Fun Ways to Help Students Relieve Stress

College Counselor Traci

Helping students relieve stress doesn’t have to be complicated nor take up all of your time! Implement these creative and fun ways to promote stress management strategies for high school students! As a counselor, helping fresh out of high school students relieve stress is one of my top priorities! I know you can relate when […]. The post How to Create Fun Ways to Help Students Relieve Stress appeared first on College Counselor Studio.

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Why You Aren’t Hiring the Employees You Want

#RealCollege Blog

By: Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab and Joshua Rudolph; The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice Talks of a labor shortage started around May of 2021. If you’re looking to hire, especially for middle-skills positions, you’ve likely spent some time looking. But people are looking for jobs. If companies are looking to hire, and people are looking for jobs, why aren’t people getting hired?

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Can it really already be October 1?

Moneyman

How did the year go by so fast? Can it almost be October 1 again already? Phew! So much has happened in the last year, and Moneyman has been busy with the details of his day job, so apologies for the lack of updates. He promises to do better this year! As we get ready for another year’s worth of FAFSA updates and changes, it is time to share some resources with you.

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What?s Wrong with Community College Placement Policies?

Community College Review

We take an in-depth look at recent studies that show placement examinations may not be the best way to place incoming community college students into the proper courses. What could be the alternative?

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The importance of mentorship

Close the Gap Foundation

I am extremely grateful to have experienced both sides of mentorship: having a mentor and being a mentor myself. My mentor has been with me through many important stages of my life and has always lent his wisdom whenever I needed it. He not only helped me academically and professionally but also made sure to inquire about my own mental health and how I was doing emotionally.

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Getting Sparked: Group Coaching

techKNOWtools

Much of the work I do as coach is to help clients align their interests and values with how they want to work, lead, and live their own life. I know the last 18+ months have brought new experiences, ideas, and questions of — what do I really want to do now? In my past academic life, I directed my students to the MyNextMove website (a branch of the O*NET Online) if they wanted to understand occupational pathways and how their academic majors might impact their career direction(s).

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Streaming Your Counseling Workshops for Awesome Family Engagement

The Counseling Geek

Live Streaming Your Counseling Workshops. A Guide from Start to Finish. Why would we want to live stream and record our meetings? Welcome back to another (hopefully a little more normal) school year. It’s been some time since my last post and I am excited to be able to write some content for you after spending all my extra time with my family (we’ve got a 5 year old and a 1 year old as of this writing).

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Qualities of an Accountant You May Already Have

FNU Academic Advising Blog

Considering an accounting degree, but not sure if you would be a good fit? You may have the qualities of an accountant and not even know it. The following characteristics are key for scoring accounting jobs after earning an accounting degree.

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3 Ways to Change Your Outreach Strategy and Engage More Students

Blackboard Blog

This blog was authored by Lisa Hansen. Lisa Hansen is the Director of OneStop Student Support and Retention Services at Blackboard and works collaboratively with partner institutions to increase student satisfaction and persistence through 24/7 Virtual Student Engagement and proactive outreach and retention support. Each academic year, institutions welcome students with excitement and anticipation of the year ahead.

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Plan Ahead to Make College Affordable

NACAC's Admitted

iStock It took a lot of work to become a high-achieving high school senior. You studied hard, got involved outside the classroom, and took pride in your accomplishments. You are now in the middle of applying to numerous colleges and universities, completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and having staff at your school talk to you about scholarship opportunities.

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Social Emotional Learning Loss: Helping Kids Catch Up

Thrive Alliance Group

The academic learning loss that has occurred over the past 18 months has been well documented and publicized. The problem is on everyone’s radar as we approach the return to school. But there’s another learning gap related to social emotional learning that’s equally harmful but not getting as much attention. As we shift from a mainly remote environment back to physical classrooms, we’ll certainly see social emotional learning loss.

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How to Create Fun Ways to Help Students Relieve Stress

College Counselor Traci

Helping students relieve stress doesn’t have to be complicated nor take up all of your time! Implement these creative and fun ways to promote stress management strategies for high school students! As a counselor, helping fresh out of high school students relieve stress is one of my top priorities! I know you can relate when […]. The post How to Create Fun Ways to Help Students Relieve Stress appeared first on College Counselor Studio.