2022

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It was NEVER about Deion: HBCU Realities VS. Perceptions

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Family, it is time for a chat! Pull up a seat or make whatever adjustments that you need to make so that my brothers and I can rap with you. Over the last few days, we have seen countless opinions internal and external to the HBCU community regarding the exit of Coach Prime [Deion Sanders] from Jackson State University. There have been many opinions flying across Twitter, Facebook, and even national news stations like CNN.

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You’re a Human Being, Not a Human Studying: Five Self-Care Tips for Finals Week

Active Minds

Finals season is upon us. It’s an especially stressful time of year for students as we navigate through exams and papers to the end of the semester. As a senior in college, I know what it’s like to struggle to stay above water during finals, COVID-19 and all. Over the years, I’ve learned to put my well-being first and let go of some stress around academic performance.

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Student Loan Debt Relief Do’s and Don’ts

Ed.gov Homeroom

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SCAMS INVOLVING STUDENT LOAN DEBT RELIEF YOU ARE YOUR BEST PROTECTION AGAINST SCAMMERS DON’T pay anyone who contacts you with promises of debt relief or loan forgiveness. YOU DO NOT NEED TO PAY ANYONE TO OBTAIN DEBT RELIEF. The application will be free and easy to use when it opens in October. DON’T. Continue Reading. The post Student Loan Debt Relief Do’s and Don’ts appeared first on ED.gov Blog.

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Parent PLUS Double Consolidation Loophole: Pay 10% to 15% of Your Income Instead of 20%

Student Loan Planner

Borrowers who have Parent PLUS Loans deal with somewhat of a different beast than when a student borrows federal student loans. Parent PLUS Loans stay in the name of the parent who pulled them out if kept in the federal system. They generally have much higher interest rates than Direct Loans and don’t offer student […]. The post Parent PLUS Double Consolidation Loophole: Pay 10% to 15% of Your Income Instead of 20% appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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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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Disruption, Evolution, and Leadership

The University Innovation Alliance

Disruption, Evolution, and Leadership. A Conversation With Paul LeBlanc, President, Southern New Hampshire University. bridget. Thu, 10/06/2022 - 06:00. Image. Higher Ed Leadership. Inside Higher Ed. Weekly Wisdom. Dr. Paul LeBlanc has been President at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) since 2003, and he joined us on the Weekly Wisdom Podcast to talk about how he first introduced online education through disruptive innovation, what happens to schools that can't or won't evolve, the neces

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Mental Health Access Improvement Act poised to pass in Congress

Counseling Today

Licensed professional counselors are one step closer to being reimbursed for mental health services to clients with Medicare. The post Mental Health Access Improvement Act poised to pass in Congress appeared first on Counseling Today.

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700,000 incarcerated students will be Pell-eligible in 2023. Here’s what that could mean for your institution

EAB

Blogs. 700,000 incarcerated students will be Pell-eligible in 2023. Here’s what that could mean for your institution. Online students and other non-traditional audiences are increasingly an area of focus for institutions nationwide. But there is one large group of non-traditional students that’s been previously excluded: incarcerated students. Beginning July 2023, over 700,000 incarcerated adults will become Pell Grant eligible , enabling qualified students to pursue federally funded college edu

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Parents: Did You Have the Money Talk with Your Student?

CFAA College Financial Aid Advisors

At this time of year, many parents of high school seniors are happily watching as their student applies to various colleges. You are thrilled that your student is interested in earning a higher degree, and know that this will help lay a great foundation for. The post Parents: Did You Have the Money Talk with Your Student? appeared first on CFAA.

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Winter Safe Activities

Winona State University Wellness blog

Winter can feel boring at times, but Winona has a plethora of exciting opportunities to make your winter season more enjoyable than ever! Outdoor Activities Run, walk or bike at your local park Hike on local trails Take your pet for a walk around the neighborhood Ski or snowboard at your local skiing hill Go sledding at your neighborhood sledding hill Ice fishing or hunting with others in your.

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College Grants and Scholarships for Women in 2023

Student Loan Hero

Although college can be expensive, there are college grants for women that can help lower the price tag. Some organizations also offer scholarships for moms who are pursuing their degrees while raising a family. If you’re looking to further your education, these nine scholarships and grants for women could help bring your goals within reach. 1. Go Girl!

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New Study Reveals the Anti-CRT Agenda is Really about Denying Racism and Revising History

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A new study conducted by the ultra-conservative Manhattan Institute and published by the City Journal claims to prove that Critical Race Theory (CRT) is being taught in K-12 education. However, their claim is false, because they misrepresented CRT to prove their point. According to the study, evidence that CRT is being taught in school comes from recent high school graduates endorsing the following four statements: (1) “America is a systemically racist country,” (2) “white people have white priv

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Your Guide To New Year’s Resolutions That Support Your Mental Health

Active Minds

And with that, the 2022 season comes to an end ! The end of the year marks new beginnings for many people. It often represents a fresh start and indicates a pivotal time to make a change. New Year’s resolutions also often present an opportunity for these changes to occur, and can interact with our mental health in several ways. First, there are resolutions that can align with our mental health.

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How to Become a National Blue Ribbon School

Ed.gov Homeroom

Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan said that “great schools don’t happen by chance. Great schools happen by design.” It takes hard work & dedication at all levels of a school community – from students, teachers, staff, administrators, & families – to make a school truly shine. Today, we honor 297 schools for their exemplary teaching. Continue Reading.

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Aidvantage Student Loan Servicer: What to Know in 2023

Student Loan Planner

Aidvantage is the federal loan servicing unit of Maximus Education. In December 2021, it began servicing loans owned by the Department of Education that were previously serviced by Navient. This change was due to Navient’s departure as a loan servicing business, specifically for Direct Loans and government-owned Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) Loans.

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Careers: Marine Biologist

Community College Review

Combine underwater adventures with scientific discoveries and crystal blue waters, and you may have a dream career as a marine biologist. Learn about how you can start your marine biology training right at community college!

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Praise and Criticism

Steve Keating

Truth be told I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t prefer to be praised rather than criticized. Receiving praise and recognition from anyone always makes us feel better. Even when we’re almost certain the person giving the praise is blowing smoke up our you know what, that fake praise still feels better than well needed criticism. . Praise and recognition can be very useful for building our self-confidence and self-esteem.

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Confronting client resistance

Counseling Today

Counselors will deal with resistant clients, so they need to learn to recognize when it happens and know what to do about it when it does. The post Confronting client resistance appeared first on Counseling Today.

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Our LGBTQ students’ lives and well-being are at risk—here are 5 things campus leaders can do to help

EAB

Blogs. Our LGBTQ students’ lives and wellbeing are at risk—here are 5 things campus leaders can do to help. Content warning: this blog contains discussions of gun violence and hate speech. I recently had the opportunity to participate in a media interview with Brandon Wolf , a survivor of the 2016 mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando and a civil rights activist.

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The Role of Mental Health in Workforce Development

Timely MD

TimelyMD conducted a nationwide survey of over 1,000 college seniors planning to begin their careers when they graduate. Despite their overall optimism toward life after graduation, the survey revealed that nearly 7 out of 10 graduating seniors feel that the pandemic made them less prepared to enter the workforce due primarily to mental health issues.

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9 Tips for a Productive Day

Winona State University Wellness blog

It can be difficult getting back into the routine of handling classes, homework, socializing and sometimes work. If you find yourself easily getting stressed about balancing school and life, I have some ways that work for me to implement into your busy schedule. On the days that I feel the most productive and busy, I also feel the best. There’s nothing better than crossing items off a to-do list.

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When Is the FAFSA Due? 3 Essential Deadlines

Student Loan Hero

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens on Oct. 1 every year. Although the federal deadline gives you until June of the following year to submit, states and schools set much earlier deadlines. Instead of waiting until a FAFSA deadline approaches, it’s a better idea to submit this important form as close to Oct. 1 as possible. If you apply early, not only will you meet all the various FAFSA deadlines, but you might also get more financial aid for college.

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National HBCU Scholarship Program Seeks to Address Student Financial Hurdles

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A national scholarship program for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) is set to be launched. The program aims to help financially support civic-minded high school students who are interested in attending HBCUs. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The program strives to encourage students to follow in the footsteps of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and develop into advocates and champions for universal rights.

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Strategies for Living with Seasonal Affective Disorder

Active Minds

I am a loud and self-proclaimed lover of summer. I love everything about the season: how ice cream melts faster than you can eat it, the beach and the smell of salt water, and blockbusters out every other week at the movie theater. But the thing I love most about summertime is the long, extended days. There’s no better feeling than basking in the sun (with plenty of sunscreen on, of course) well after 4 PM, preparing for golden hour.

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The Importance of Academic Advising in Higher Education

Ed.gov Homeroom

By: Kaitlin Thach, Intern, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Communication and Outreach “The main function of an academic advisor is to bring holistic support to students as they navigate their higher education to post grad journey.” Universities and higher education institutions nationwide provide academic advising for both undergraduate and graduate students.

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Guide to Getting Otolaryngologists Disability Insurance

Student Loan Planner

Key Takeaways: Disability benefits provide income when you’re too ill or injured to work. Otolaryngology practitioners have the potential to make a good income, so disability insurance offers protection. Depending on your circumstances as an otolaryngologist, disability insurance can be part of a good financial plan. Becoming an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist or ENT, including surgeons) can cost […].

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Community College Enrollment in California Hit 20-Year Low

Community College Review

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Go Fly a Kite

Steve Keating

There is an old fashioned idiom, mostly used in the United States, that says “go fly a kite.” It was used and once in a great while still is, when a person was being annoying. To “get rid” of the annoying person you would say, “go fly a kite.”. It was a way of telling someone to go away. But when you stop to think about it “go fly a kite” is some awesome advice.

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Congress Announces Bipartisan Funding Deal, Includes 4.7% Increase for TRIO for FY 2023

COE

Congress Announces Bipartisan Funding Deal, Includes 4.7% Increase for TRIO for FY 2023. December 20, 2022 — by Maureen Hoyler. The increase for TRIO is higher as a percentage compared to the topline (4%) increase for the Department of Education. Congress has announced a bipartisan funding deal that includes a $54 million (4.7%) increase for TRIO for the Fiscal Year 2023 (Program Year 2023-24).

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ASHE Conference Urges Humanization of Higher Education

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Joy Gaston Gayles addresses the crowd at the opening of ASHE's 47th Annual Conference. LAS VEGAS-- Dr. Joy Gaston Gayles opened the 47th annual conference for the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) in Las Vegas with a call to disrupt the systemic oppression keeping marginalized populations from accessing higher education and burning out academics working toward greater diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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New Report: Faculty Remain Stubbornly White

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Despite pledges from campus leaders to diversify all facets of their institutions, faculty have remained stubbornly white, according to a new report from the Education Trust, a non-profit that works to close opportunity and achievement gaps. “It reflects something that we’ve long known,” said Dr. Kimberly A. Griffin, professor and dean of the College of Education at the University of Maryland. “ That the student body is diversifying much faster than the faculty is. ” The report, based on 2020 da

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An Invisible Population: Black Undocumented Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Kayon Hall wants to change the way academia thinks about undocumented students. “Black and undocumented students are socially and politically left out of the conversation,” said Hall, an assistant professor of higher education administration at Kent State University in Ohio. This year, Hall published an article with the Journal of First-Generation Student Success about the lived experiences of Black undocumented students, highlighting the ways higher education has excluded them from immigrat

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Get Comfortable Being Hated

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

I recently went on a cruise to some destinations in the Caribbean and as is customary I entered my credit card information for additional expenses that may be incurred on the voyage. There were packages on the cruise that I knowingly purchased and anticipated being charged for. Halfway through the cruise, I glanced at the “account” section of the cruise line’s app and noticed that there was an amount that I wasn’t expecting that was being charged every day that was called “onboard gratuities”.

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"We Know More Than What Those Damn Tests Claim to Measure”: How Tests are Inequitable for Black and Other Minoritized Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In October 2022, the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) released a new report where, again, Black students lagged behind white students on the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) also known as the Nation’s Report Card. Specifically, in comparison to 2019, the previous assessment year, average mathematics scores for grade 4 students were lower in 2022 for American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black, Hispanic, students of Two or More Races, and white students (see [l

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