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Sacramento State Creates Nation's First Black Honors College

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Sacramento State — home to the largest number of Black students within the California State University (CSU) system — is launching what will become the nation’s first-ever Black Honors College. Slated to begin operating in the fall, the honors college will enroll students who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and an interest in Black history, life, and culture.

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Free College Programs in New Mexico and Arizona Can Help More Students Receive an Economic Return from Higher Education

IHEP Institute for Higher Education Policy

By: Genevieve Garcia Kendrick and Kim Dancy While scope and design vary across states, one thing has become increasingly clear: f ree college programs are an important policy lever to increase affordability and expand the delivery of postsecondary value. T wo programs in New Mexico and Arizona demonstrate promising approaches to us ing state resources to help students afford college and ultimately ensure they receive an economic return on their investment in higher education.

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Is Self-Care Selfish? Self-Centeredness vs. Selflessness in Mental Health

Active Minds

In life, we often find ourselves swaying to the rhythms of obligations, responsibilities, and the needs of others. Amidst all this, it’s easy to lose sight of the most essential melody: the tune of self-care and self-love. We tend to gravitate towards our daily obligations and responsibilities and repress the self-care necessary to allow us to carry on these activities.

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Navigating the CSS Profile: A Comprehensive Guide for Parents

College Aid Consulting Services

I created this CSS Profile: A Comprehensive Guide as a financial aid consultant with over 34 years of experience to help you. I have dedicated my career to helping families navigate the complex world of college financial aid. In this comprehensive guide, I will provide expert insights to help you understand the CSS Profile. My goal is to ensure that your child receives the maximum financial aid possible.

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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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IDR Recertification Deadline Delayed Until Late 2024: What it Means For You

Student Loan Planner

On Friday March 1, Department of Ed decided to abruptly delay recertification of Income Driven Repayment (IDR) for borrowers until “no earlier than late September 2024.” For many borrowers, this could mean that you don't have to share information about your current income until mid to late 2025. Borrowers who were asked to recertify already… The post IDR Recertification Deadline Delayed Until Late 2024: What it Means For You appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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Meet the Your Place in Space Challenge Winners

Ed.gov Homeroom

High school teachers across the country worked with their students this past fall to enter the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department’s) Your Place in Space Challenge. The challenge was the first in the CTE Momentum series, which prepares high school students for rewarding careers and increases access to career and technical education (CTE). Through the Continue Reading The post Meet the Your Place in Space Challenge Winners appeared first on ED.gov Blog.

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Good News: More Borrowers Will Soon Be Eligible for Debt Cancellation After 10 Years

NCLC Student Loan Borrower Assistance

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced that some borrowers will soon begin receiving debt cancellation after as few as 10 years in repayment, instead of the 20 to 25 years of payments previously required for most borrowers. Starting in February, borrowers who are enrolled in the Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) Plan and who originally took out $12,000 or less in federal student loans will have any remaining balance on their loans canceled after 10 years of qualifying time in repay

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Choosing a College by Major?

Counselors' Corner

by Patrick O'Connor, Ph.D. On the face of it, it seems like a simple enough question—what will you major in when you go to college? Most colleges use majors as the building blocks for departments, degrees, and even housing, so they must be pretty important. But there’s a dark side to all this majoring business. Ask the average 17-year-old what they’d like to do with their life, and the honest answer would likely have something to do with eating cereal for dinner, and staying in their pajamas til

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For the Culture: A Personal Reflection of Resilience, Inspiration and Advocacy

Believe in Students

There are many aspects of Black History Month that I hold close to my heart. However, a couple stand out, especially as I reflect on how often I am the only Black person in many of the professional spaces I occupy. First, I am profoundly moved by the purposeful, anti-performative efforts from our organizations and institutions to elevate Black voices, commemorate Black achievements, and pay homage to the towering Black figures—upon whose shoulders I stand—whose indomitable spirit has shaped both

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The Fraud Factor

Counseling Today

Imposter syndrome can hold some counselors back, which is why it’s important to learn to recognize and manage it. The post The Fraud Factor appeared first on Counseling Today.

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New Ways to Support Community College Student Health

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

A widespread health crisis is undermining American community colleges, with many current and potential students exhibit high rates of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, food insecurity, and more. The challenges predate the pandemic but were exacerbated by it. The COVID-19 infection itself also appears to have made the situation worse.

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How to Overcome Fear

Steve Keating

Our mind can play all kinds of tricks on us. It can fool us into believing things that aren’t true and disbelieving things that are. The “experts” say the only place fear exists is in our minds. I’m not so sure about that, it seems very real to me at times. But then I think about watching a scary movie and jumping out of my seat as if the scary thing can get to me.

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Welcome Ready Education’s New VP of Sales Americas – Jeff Olsen.

Ready Education

We are thrilled to announce that Jeff Olsen has joined our team as the new VP of Sales America. Jeff brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in the education sector, joining us from Post University and having served in multiple leadership positions through departments including enrollment, admissions and student success.

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Navigating Financial Aid at the 20 Most Searched Colleges and Universities

College Aid Consulting Services

Navigating Financial Aid at the 20 Most Searched Colleges and Universities. Choosing a college is a significant decision, and understanding the financial aid options available can be just as crucial as selecting a major. With the rising cost of higher education, many students and their families are concerned about affordability. As a financial aid consultant, I’ve noticed a trend in the most searched colleges and universities—an indication of where students hope to invest their futures.

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2024 Tax Issues for Student Loan Borrowers: What You Can’t Afford to Miss

Student Loan Planner

The 2024 tax filing deadline is a mere eight weeks away. While some people might wait until the last minute to file their taxes, others are getting their documents in order now. For student loan borrowers, the environment is as complex as ever, with a broad array of new programs, laws, temporary initiatives, and expiring… The post 2024 Tax Issues for Student Loan Borrowers: What You Can’t Afford to Miss appeared first on Student Loan Planner.

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Why journal articles are rejected

Patter by Pat Thomson

This is an old post from May 2013. I get asked about rejection a lot so it seemed worth recycling it. There are some very common reasons why journal papers get rejected, often by the editor. They don’t even make it to review. Here’s the seven deadly paper writing sins: (1) The paper doesn’t fit the journal. It’s very important to check out the specific journal for which you re writing and tailor the paper to fit it.

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Congress Marches Towards Spring Finale for FY24 Appropriations

COE

Congress Marches Towards Spring Finale for FY24 Appropriations January 25, 2024 — by Kimberly Jones Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) is seen before a vote for Speaker in the House Chamber on Wednesday, October 25, 2023. In mid-January, Congress passed a third Continuing Resolution (CR) to prevent a partial government shutdown. The new CR extended government funding into March, once again staggering the funding deadlines to two different dates – March 1 and March 8.

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Department of Education Forgives $1.2 Billion in Loans for 153,000 SAVE Plan Borrowers

College Aid Services

Last week, the White House unveiled another round of student loan debt relief that will impact over 100,000 Americans and brings the total amount forgiven to nearly $138 billion. This will primarily impact those who borrowed $12,000 or less as a student and made eligible payments for the past 10 years. Read the full press… More » Department of Education Forgives $1.2 Billion in Loans for 153,000 SAVE Plan Borrowers The post Department of Education Forgives $1.2 Billion in Loans for 153,000

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An Open Letter to Education Secretary Cardona

Counselors' Corner

by Patrick O'Connor, Ph.D. Mr. Secretary: I don’t often speak on behalf of the school counselor profession, even though I’ve been president of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, and inaugural School Counselor Ambassador Fellow at the Department of Education (ED). But, circumstances being what they are, and emboldened by this being National School Counseling Week, I’m going to roll the dice of drawing the ire of some colleagues and speak for the team.

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Consolidation deadline extended to April 30th–make sure you get debt relief!

NCLC Student Loan Borrower Assistance

To help fix massive past problems in the student loan system that prevented people from getting the credit they should have toward loan forgiveness, the Department of Education is currently working on giving borrowers retroactive credit toward loan forgiveness. The Department is calling this credit a “ one-time payment count adjustment.” The goal of the payment count adjustment is to help borrowers who have been hurt by loan servicing failures get the credit they should for the time they have al

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Destined for Counseling

Counseling Today

Rick Balkin inspires and educates future and current counselors through his contributions on practicing forgiveness and working with teenagers in crisis. The post Destined for Counseling appeared first on Counseling Today.

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Dr. Claudine Gay’s Resignation from the Harvard Presidency Possibly Saved Her Life

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

The recent announcement of Dr. Claudine Gay’s resignation as president of Harvard University swiftly spread through the news and has been an ongoing conversation, particularly among those within higher education academic communities. Gay had been widely criticized for her responses alongside two other college presidents, also women, at a congressional hearing on antisemitism, after which, she clarified the institution’s stance.

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How to Lead Yourself

Steve Keating

Most leaders have had less than 5 hours of formal training in their entire careers. Upon ascending to a leadership role they assume that their title or position makes them a leader. That is by far the most common mistake people new to a leadership role make. It is also one of the most costly mistakes they will ever make. It costs them the opportunity to truly have a positive impact on the people they could actually lead.

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Welcoming Ready Education’s New CTO – Steve Pawlish

Ready Education

We are excited to share the news of Steve Pawlish joining our team as Chief Technical Officer. Steve brings a wealth of diverse work experience from some of the largest companies across the globe. Throughout his impressive career, he has successfully managed multiple teams in building next-generation solutions.

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Using Food Thermometers

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Did you know 66% of people do not use food thermometers correctly? If food temperatures are not checked regularly, people are at higher risk of a foodborne illness. Research by the USDA shows one out of four hamburgers turn brown before they reach the minimum internal temperature. The color of cooked food does not determine its doneness. Check meats in the thickest part of the food without touching any bone or fat.

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3 New Pathways To Student Loan Forgiveness Through PSLF Under New Rules

Student Loan Planner

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) is one of the most popular federal student loan forgiveness programs, and it has been in the news a lot during the last two years. Historically, PSLF has been beset by widespread, well-documented problems, including poor loan servicing practices, bad record-keeping and inadequate oversight by the Department of Education.

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the ABC of organising your time

Patter by Pat Thomson

Lots of we scholarly peeps struggle to find time to write. Time is on pretty well everyone’s list. So we keep looking for better ways to manage our time so we can get more time to write. My proprietary university software seems to want to help – it now issues a weekly bulletin, whether I want it or not, telling me how much time I’ve spend “collaborating” compared to the amount of time I’ve spent on screen.

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Careers: Polysomnography Technologist

Community College Review

If you are interested in sleep, then a polysomnography career may be right for you. Learn about how you can begin this lucrative career in studying sleep disorders at your local community college.

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Better FAFSA Better Future Webinar Series: January–February 2024

College Aid Services

FSA is conducting another set of webinars designed to answer your most pressing questions about the new FAFSA application. The online sessions will be held using a Q&A format and the complete details to access each webinar are located below: PUBLICATION DATE: January 05, 2024 DCL ID: ANN-24-01 SUBJECT: Live Internet Webinars – Better FAFSA… More » Better FAFSA Better Future Webinar Series: January–February 2024 The post Better FAFSA Better Future Webinar Series: January–February 2024 f

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A New Approach to College Admissions Testing Policies

Counselors' Corner

by Patrick O'Connor, Ph.D. Dear Junior: You’ve probably heard many colleges are updating their admissions policies regarding the submission of test scores. Since you’ve expressed an interest in applying to Everold College, we thought we’d reach out and let you know we’ve updated our policy as well. Everold had long required SAT or ACT test scores, feeling these scores give us a clearer understanding of where students stood nationally.

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Meatless Madness 2024

John Hopkins University Student Well-Being Blog

BRACKET • ALL MATCH-UPS • ALL RECIPES • HISTORY A fun, tournament-style contest to see which meat-free dish will be crowned Chompion. Visit our Instagram account at @jhuwellbeing to vote on your favorites each Monday from February 5, 2024 through March 11, 2024! Bracket (Click to enlarge.) For a screen-reader accessible version of the bracket, please use this PDF.

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How to Manage Shame in Supervision

Counseling Today

Learn how supervisors can sometimes be the source of a supervisee’s shame and 10 ways to avoid it. The post How to Manage Shame in Supervision appeared first on Counseling Today.

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Dr. Melvin C. Terrell Educational Foundation Selects Recipients for 2023 Scholarship

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Doctoral candidates Dion T. Harry and Joshua D. Wallace have been chosen to receive the Dr. Melvin C. Terrell (MCT) Educational Foundation’s 2023 MCT Scholarship. The annual scholarship is meant for matriculating students in master’s or doctoral programs in student affairs or higher ed administration-related fields. Dion Harry Harry is a North Carolina State University doctoral candidate studying higher education opportunity, equity, and justice.