July, 2024

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Algorithmic Bias Continues to Negatively Impact Minoritized Students

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

As institutions of higher education turn to AI machine learning and data-driven algorithms to make their work more efficient, a new study published in the American Educational Research Association (AERA) peer-reviewed journal , AERA Open , reminds administrators that algorithms can be racially biased. Dr. Denisa Gándara, assistant professor of educational leadership and policy at the University of Texas at Austin and co-author of the study.

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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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Updates to Decades-Old New Federal Standards for Race, Ethnicity Data Will Change How Students are Counted

IHEP Institute for Higher Education Policy

Higher education leaders, institutions, and systems need data that are accurate, accessible, and disaggregated by race and ethnicity in ways that reflect the increasing diversity of today’s students. Such data is crucial for identifying areas of need, allocating resources effectively, and developing targeted programs that support students from all backgrounds, especially students from historically underrepresented backgrounds and those whose racial and ethnic identities have been historically un

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How an autism diagnosis encouraged me to thrive in education

Student Minds

Laur shares how transitioning from an undiagnosed autistic student to receiving an autism diagnosing helped them thrive in education - Laur Charleston To commemorate Disability Pride Month, I wanted to touch upon my experiences of transitioning from an undiagnosed Autistic Student to a diagnosed Autistic Student within the UK education system. Perhaps its cliché to highlight that I had *always* felt different, I knew that I had my differences and often put my struggles to fit in down to shyness

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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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SAVE Plan Blocked: The Court’s Ruling Explained

Student Loan Planner

In a one-page order, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals effectively blocked any new sign-ups for the Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) repayment plan pending further litigation. The ruling blocks the government from implementing any additional provisions of SAVE, and it probably suggests that the Court thinks the SAVE plan is not legal in… The post SAVE Plan Blocked: The Court’s Ruling Explained appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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Saint Augustine’s University Reinstated as SACSCOC Member

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Dr. Marcus H. Burgess An arbitration committee appointed by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) has reversed a decision to strip Saint Augustine’s University (SAU), a historically Black university in Raleigh, North Carolina, of its membership. “This reinstatement acknowledges SAU’s relentless dedication to upholding academic standards and ensuring a thriving educational environment for our students,” said SAU Interim President Dr.

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Active Minds Wisdom: Self-Care Strategies for Triggering Mental Health Events

Active Minds

Heads up, Active Minds fam! We all know that attending mental health events can be incredibly rewarding. But let’s be honest, sometimes the topics can be triggering. Flashbacks? Anxiety spikes? We’ve all been there. But fear not, because we’re here with a battle plan for self-care to help you navigate those tough moments and ** emerge victorious** from triggering events.

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Enrollment is Up, How a Student-Centered Approach Can Set Students Up for Success in College and Beyond

IHEP Institute for Higher Education Policy

IHEP welcomed President Kenneth Adams of LaGuardia Community College to share the ways in which his institution is delivering strong post-college earnings outcomes to a diverse student body. LaGuardia’s innovative approach offers valuable lessons for community college leaders nationwide, particularly as these institutions play an increasingly vital role in education and workforce development.

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University changes your life, there is no doubt about that

Student Minds

Charlotte shares the struggles around the pressures and expectations of freshers year at university. (TW: death) - Charlotte Millar Your university experience is uniquely yours. I came to university with the expectation that I had to be prepared to have the “typical university experience”, to do it right. However, I soon realised that this couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Team Spotlight: Jimmy Criswell

College Aid Services

Our July Team Spotlight is Jimmy Criswell who joined College Aid Services as a Senior Consultant in 2023 and brings over 15 years of systems management experience to the team. His technological expertise includes, Colleague, Banner, PowerFAIDS, Campus View, CARS, AS400, TouchNet, CAMS, and SONIS. With a strong focus on customer service and leadership, Jimmy… More » Team Spotlight: Jimmy Criswell The post Team Spotlight: Jimmy Criswell first appeared on College Aid Services.

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New AI Guide Launched for Edtech Developers

Ed.gov Homeroom

The U.S. Department of Education today launched “Designing for Education with Artificial Intelligence: An Essential Guide for Developers,” a resource for education technology (edtech) community members — product leads and their teams of innovators, designers, developers, customer-facing staff, and legal teams — as they work to establish safety, security, and trust while creating artificial intelligence Continue Reading The post New AI Guide Launched for Edtech Developers appeared fir

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A Tribute to Dr. James A. Banks — The Father of Multicultural Education: In These Troubling Anti-EDI Times

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A few days ago, I went to my office to get one of my students a book of great interest. In searching the shelves, I came across Dr. James A. Banks’ An Introduction to Multicultural Education. I had an immediate epiphany: How timely Banks’ book is in these most troubling anti-EDI times (EDI - Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) I must not only continue to proactively teach my students the goals of multicultural education, but I must also remind larger audiences.

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The Active Minds Conference Needs YOU!

Active Minds

Are you a young adult who’s passionate about mental health? Feeling the weight of stress, anxiety, or just the pressure to be “okay”? You’re not alone! Millions of young people just like you are navigating the complexities of life, and sometimes it feels overwhelming. But guess what? There’s a movement happening, and it’s being driven by YOU.

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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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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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Now Available: Notification of Campus-Based Funding for the 2024-25 Award Year

College Aid Services

The Department of Education has officially published a finalized report that details the approved 2024-25 Campus-Based funding for the Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Program (FSEOG) and Federal Work-Study Program (FWS). This report contains each institution’s name, OPEID, address, state code, and the amount that they will receive for each fund as of June 2024; users… More » Now Available: Notification of Campus-Based Funding for the 2024-25 Award Year The post Now Availab

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Why So Many People in Leadership Positions Fail

Steve Keating

So, the first thing I’d like to point out is that the title doesn’t say “why so many leaders fail.” It says “so many people in leadership positions.” Authentic Leaders seldom fail. They, and the people they lead, regularly overcome challenges to accomplish their goals and objectives. Holding down a leadership position in an organizational chart doesn’t make you a leader.

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Community College Faculty-Led Teaching and Learning Hubs Improve Student Outcomes

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

In 2018, Dr. Audrey Jaeger and Dr. Monique B. Colclough hatched an idea — what if they could develop professional learning environments easily accessible for all faculty in North Carolina’s community colleges, and what if that development could move the needle on student success? Dr. Audrey Jaeger, professor of community college education at North Carolina State University and director of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research.

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Send Silence Packing: Spreading Hope and Mental Health Awareness Across the Country

Active Minds

Summer is here, but mental health awareness is a year-round mission! At Active Minds , we’re proud of the impact our traveling exhibit, Send Silence Packing (SSP) , has made this year. Sharing Stories, Sparking Hope SSP uses powerful storytelling to educate young adults about mental health. By showcasing backpacks representing lives lost to suicide, the exhibit reminds viewers they’re not alone.

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Getting over bad/limited advice – journal article introductions

Patter by Pat Thomson

How do you start off a journal article – well, let’s say a conventional journal article*? I’ve recently seen the important opening move of a paper described as “ introduce the larger subject, then narrow that larger subject into your topic”, “Write the context for your paper” and “Provide the background to your paper (What have others done, provide evidence supported by a limited number of references) ”.

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Burnouts? I’ve got you.

Student Minds

From his journey as a student, Bach shares some of his experiences and tips from his experience of burnout. - Bach We know this too well: education can be so tiring and challenging for a lot of people, where you have so many things to do yet not enough time to finish them all. Personally, in my experience as a student, there have been some times that I overworked myself, trying to fill in the 24-hour timeframe with a lot of stuff: doing coursework, hanging out with friends, planning club activit

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Summer-Only Direct Loans: How to Process for 2024-25 Without Batch Corrections

College Aid Services

The electronic announcement provides instructions for how institutions should originate summer-only Direct Loans while batch corrections are still unavailable for the 2024-25 academic year. These directions include how eligibility should be evaluated for summer terms and disbursement options for summer-fall loans; it also emphasizes that schools can originate a loan without a valid ISIR, but… More » Summer-Only Direct Loans: How to Process for 2024-25 Without Batch Corrections The post Sum

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Becoming a Person of Influence

Steve Keating

I often start presentations on leadership by working with the participants to agree on a one word definition of leadership. I ask for their individual one word definition. The responses I get are just what you would expect from up and coming leaders. Motivating is one of the more popular ones. Integrity often pops up as well. Coach is another big one.

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Forgotten Learners: Not All Transfer Students Are the Same

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Earlier this year, a report from the National Student Clearinghouse brought some welcome news following years of declines in college transfer. The data showed that, of the 11.7 million undergraduate students enrolled in college last fall, 1.2 million had transferred within the past three years, a more than 5% gain from the previous year. The findings were rightfully celebrated for showing a rise in learners — including those from middle- and low-income backgrounds — moving from community college

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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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#ASCA24 Conference Highlights - Presentations, Simmering Sessions, Friends, Food, and Fun!

School Counselor Blog

I’m still #FiredUp from the ASCA Conference in Kansas City, MO! During the ASCA Conference, I presented two sessions, attended inspiring presentations, and connected with school counselors from across the country. I also made sure to carve out some time for fun! Here are some highlights from my ASCA Conference experience this year. Presenting at #ASCA24 Market Your School Counseling Program On Day 1 of the ASCA National Conference I presented “Market Your School Counseling Program.

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Unveiling New Tools for Educators, School Counselors and Advisors: Enhance College Decision-Making with Our Latest College Scorecard Toolkits

Ed.gov Homeroom

By: John Garcia, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development The U.S. Department of Education (Department), under the leadership of U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, is committed to ensuring an inclusive and accessible higher education system. As part of that commitment, the Department has developed various tools and Continue Reading The post Unveiling New Tools for Educators, School Counselors and Advisors: Enhance College Decision-

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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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Failure isn’t final… unless you allow it to be.

Steve Keating

There has been so much stuff written about failure that I hesitate to add to the pile. Motivational wisdom says that failure is part of success. Failing is a great way to learn. Failing just means you’re trying. It’s all great stuff. Except, I’d prefer success without failure. I think there are more fun ways to learn than failing. And I’d especially hope people can tell I’m trying even if I’m not failing.

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Survey: Most Students Report Stress, Anxiety About Election

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Most students are stressed or anxious about the upcoming U.S. presidential election, according to a national survey conducted by virtual health and well-being provider, Timely Care. Dr. Jerry Walker In July, the provider conducted an online survey of 1,491 two- and four-year college students to examine their mental health and well-being. The polling found that 65% of respondents expressed feeling stressed or anxious about the election, wherein 63% said they planned to vote and 31% said they were

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Using Student Scheduling Software to Provide Proactive Guidance at Scale

Civitas Learning

Students’ academic planning and scheduling behaviors can significantly impact their likelihood of persisting and graduating. Failing to register for classes, building incomplete schedules, or other roadblocks to successful planning and scheduling can derail students’ ability to persist to the next term and complete their degrees on time. When students encounter these types of roadblocks, it’s vital that advisors step in to provide guidance before it’s too late.

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How to Succeed in the 2nd Half of the Year

CAMPUSPEAK

Ok, so your New Year’s Resolution fizzled out in…… February. No worries at all because today is the day you make… The post How to Succeed in the 2nd Half of the Year appeared first on CAMPUSPEAK.

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Tips to Eliminate Food Waste

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Did you know that around 96% of food waste ends up in landfills? Instead of letting food go to waste, follow these tips to decrease food waste: Before grocery shopping, check your fridge, freezer, and pantry for ingredients you already have. This prevents buying duplicates! Plan out the meals you will be cooking that week, and only buy food items for those meals.

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