Organizations Call on Education Department to Disaggregate Admissions Data by Race and Ethnicity
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by Arrman Kyaw
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A group of organizations is calling for the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to expand its collection of admissions data and disaggregate that data by race and ethnicity to address racial and ethnic gaps in bachelor’s degree attainment.Education Secretary Dr. Miguel Cardona In a Feb. 1 letter addressed to Education Secretary Dr. Miguel A. Cardona and Under Secretary James Kvaal, the group said that existing gaps could be exacerbated by a U.S. Supreme Court decision that may prevent schools from considering race in admissions. Group members include College Promise, Education Reform Now, NAACP ..read more
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AAC&U Elects Seven New Directors and Board Officers
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by Arrman Kyaw
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The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has elected seven new directors and new board officers at its 2023 Annual Meeting, including Dr. Mary Ann Villarreal as chair of its Board of Directors.Dr. Mary Ann Villarreal Villarreal is currently the vice president for equity, diversity, and inclusion at the University of Utah. Other appointments include Dr. Mary Dana Hinton, president of Hollins University, as past chair; Dr. Timothy K. Eatman, inaugural dean of the Honors Living-Learning Community at Rutgers University–Newark, as vice chair of the board; and Dr. David Wils ..read more
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Mott Community College Reopens Student Service Garage to the Public
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by Arrman Kyaw
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Mott Community College’s automotive department is reopening its student service garage to the public starting Feb. 13, giving drivers a low-cost option for auto repairs again, ABC12 News reported. The garage – it closed to the public in 2020 due to the pandemic – will cost $10 per vehicle per day for inspection, diagnosis, and repairs. And drivers only pay for the cost of installed parts. Meanwhile, Mott students gain skills by working on vehicles with oversight from instructors, ASE Certified mechanics. "We're very excited to get back to 'normal' operations," said Dr. Madonna Jackson, dean of ..read more
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LAUREN OBERSTEADT
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Lauren ObersteadtLauren Obersteadt has been appointed assistant vice chancellor for alumni engagement and annual giving at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Obersteadt served as executive director of alumni relations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Vanderbilt University ..read more
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University of Houston Rescind Vest Policy for Theater Students After Police Incident
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by Arrman Kyaw
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The University of Houston (UH) has retracted a policy requiring theater students to wear vests while rehearsing scenes outdoors, a move put in place after campus police drew a gun on a Black student while he was rehearsing, the Texas Tribune reported. Students had criticized the policy and argued that it put the burden of safety on them rather than on police. They also criticized administrators and campus police for failing to acknowledge and address the traumatic nature of the incident on students of color. “They wanted anything to identify that the students weren’t threats on their campus so ..read more
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TIFFANI DAWN SYKES
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Tiffani Dawn SykesTiffani Dawn Sykes has been appointed vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. Sykes is a graduate of Virginia State University. She holds a master’s in sport administration from Grambling State University in Louisiana ..read more
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University of Louisville Launches Online Master of Science Program in Health Professions Education
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by Arrman Kyaw
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The College of Education and Human Development and the School of Medicine at the University of Louisville are launching an online Master of Science degree in Health Professions Education (MSHPE) to fulfill the needs of a growing health care industry. "The goal of the MSHPE program is to magnify the impact of the health professions educator,” said Dr. Staci Saner, program director and assistant professor of medicine. “Not only do health professions educators improve the outcomes of their patients, but they significantly improve the educational outcomes of their practitioner learners and impact ..read more
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Report: More Women and Communities of Color in STEM Than in Past Years
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by Arrman Kyaw
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More women, as well as Black, Hispanic, American Indian, and Alaska Native people collectively, worked in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) jobs over the past decade and are earning more degrees in science and engineering fields at all levels compared to previous years, according to a recent report from The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES).Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan The report, “Diversity and STEM: Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities 2023,” is a federal attempt to investigate diversity trends in STEM employment and education ..read more
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Talking to Educators at AAC&U About Best Practices and Diversity Hiring
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by Emil Guillermo
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Recently, when I was asked to appear on a Diverse sponsored panel at the recent AAC&U annual meeting on the best practices of attracting, hiring and retaining diverse faculty and administrators, I approached it from a journalist’s perspective. I simply asked the most senior people I knew among my acquaintances around the country about the subject. I talked to people who have served on hiring committees at the department and university level. I talked to some who have been around long enough to see how diversity policies have both expanded and contracted over decades. And then I gave ..read more
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AAUP Report Finds Indiana University Northwest in Violation of Academic Due Process
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by Arrman Kyaw
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Indiana University Northwest’s administration disregarded standards of academic due process when it dismissed tenured professor Dr. Mark McPhail, according to a report from the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). McPhail, a professor of communication and previously IU Northwest’s chief academic officer, was notified on September 2021 by campus police that he had been dismissed and banned from campus, allegedly for racially charged threats of physical violence, including “words to the effect that ‘the only way to end racism is to kill all the white people.’” The AAUP concluded ..read more
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