Remaining Relevant in a Changing Higher Ed - Ray Schroeder, Inside Higher Ed
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15h ago
Surveys show that many of us employed in the field of higher education are ready to leave our jobs for other positions. A survey last year from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources found that more than half of respondents said they were inclined to look for other employment within the next 12 months. Findings of the survey showed 57.2 percent of respondents were somewhat likely (22.3 percent), likely (12.5 percent) or very likely (22.4 percent) to seek work elsewhere within the next year. That number jumped 14 percent since the previous year, when 43 percent ..read more
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College student, employee mental health worsened last year, survey finds - Laura Spitalniak, Higher Ed Dive
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15h ago
Nearly three-quarters of student affairs professionals, 72%, said the mental health of students and employees worsened during the past year, according to a new report from NASPA, a higher education association for student affairs administrators. Among those surveyed, 43% said the single greatest challenge to improving mental health on campus was an increasing severity in the mental health issues people face. https://www.highereddive.com/news/college-student-employee-mental-health-worsened-NASPA/640669 ..read more
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A Harbinger for 2023? Presentation College to Close - Josh Moody, Inside HIgher Ed
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15h ago
Presentation College in South Dakota announced its impending closure this week, making it the latest higher education casualty in a sector squeezed by slumping enrollment and rising costs.  And in a higher education world divided into haves and have-nots, analysts see particularly choppy waters ahead for nonselective private nonprofit institutions and increased operational challenges for underfunded regional public universities. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2023/01/19/more-colleges-will-likely-face-closure-2023-experts-say ..read more
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Primary sources as a tool for greater diversity - Jade G. Winn, Michaela Ullmann; Times Higher Education
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2d ago
Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are essential values in creating a welcoming environment for every student, faculty member and employee, and are pivotal to improving college outcomes. There are many ways higher education institutions can promote EDI. One way to enact meaningful change is to examine the pedagogical practices and curriculum resources in classrooms and degree programmes to ensure they include multiple perspectives. Are we promoting diverse voices? What perspectives are missing from our course content and discussions? Campus leaders and hiring committees are asking that facu ..read more
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A quest for new normal: Midwest colleges adjust to increased appetite for online learning during pandemic - Sam Easter, Grand Forks Herald
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2d ago
This is what the quest for a new normal looks like at college campuses around the upper Midwest, where administrators are adapting to a world that’s been changed by the virus. It’s leaving many colleges at a pivotal moment, deciding how to adapt to nationwide trends in education. Mark Jendrysik, a UND political scientist, said he’s still trying to find the right technique to make online class discussions as engaging and enriching as the ones that happen more naturally in a classroom. “It certainly can be done — online, with Zoom, with other forms of those type of online education tools,” Jendr ..read more
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The emergence and staying power of the metaverse - Frank Boulben, Venture Beat
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2d ago
In the past two-and-a-half years, we’ve witnessed a surge in the popularity and prevalence of new digital experiences in the nascent metaverse. There, consumers are transported to a virtual world that mimics real-life experiences using state-of-the-art virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and more. Beyond the hype and across industries, there is real opportunity and staying power for metaverse capabilities. In fact, Gartner recently named the metaverse one of the top five emerging trends and technologies. The 3D and immersive nature of technology form the basis of the metaverse and unl ..read more
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With student pool shrinking, some predict a grim year of college closings - Olivia Sanchez, Hechinger Report
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3d ago
Colleges will need to get creative and cut costs in order to thrive as overall higher education is shrinking, Attis said.  Rachel Burns, a senior policy analyst at the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association, or SHEEO, said she is also expecting to see a “catch-up period” of college closures that were temporarily put off by Covid relief funds.  https://hechingerreport.org/with-student-pool-shrinking-some-predict-a-grim-year-of-college-closings ..read more
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36% of higher ed supervisors are looking for other work, study finds - Laura Spitalniak, Higher Ed Dive
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by Ray
3d ago
Over a third of higher education supervisors, 36%, are likely to look for a new job in the next year, according to a new survey from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources, CUPA-HR. And only 40% said they were interested in finding employment opportunities at their current institution. Almost three-fourths of supervisors said the job expectations heaped upon them increased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Just over half of non-supervisors said the same. https://www.highereddive.com/news/higher-ed-supervisors-retention-concerns-cupa-hr/640427 ..read more
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How much is too much? Drawing the line on AI-assistance - Sentient Syllabus Project
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by Ray
3d ago
In a recent internal video memo, Susan McCahan, Vice Provost at the University of Toronto,2 raised a number of questions about the impact of new AI-tools. I am picking up on two central ones: We'll discusses the question of AI assistance here. The question of AI co-authorship is related and we’ll focus on that in the next post; academic integrity and academic misconduct will be covered after that. Let’s clarify first what we are talking about: we’ll use the term submitted work for any work – text, video, audio, performance, or really anything – that a student submits for assessment; assessment ..read more
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What is college for? Gov. Shapiro raises the question. Higher ed leaders are listening. - Will Bunch, Philadelphia Inquirer
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4d ago
What is college actually for? While he may not have stated it explicitly, this was the essence of Pennsylvania Governor Shapiro's very first executive order, which opened up some 92% of job listings in state government — about 65,000 in all — to applicants who don’t have a four-year college degree. In branding degree requirements for many jobs as “arbitrary” and declaring “there are many different pathways to success,” the Keystone State’s new chief executive was tugging at the shaky Jenga block that has undergirded the appalling rise of a $1.75 trillion student debt bomb in the U.S. and led ..read more
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