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Latitudes: Complicating the narrative on confucius institutes

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Confucius Institute instructors receive little political training and experience minimal day-to-day monitoring while teaching abroad, new research suggests, yet… Read More

Many certificate programs don’t pay off, but colleges want to keep offering them anyway

From The Hechinger Report: “… research from the nonprofit National Student Legal Defense Network and scholars at George Washington University shows that nearly two-thirds of… Read More

Colleges are losing students. Is that a growth opportunity for Coursera?

From EdSurge: “These days, colleges are finding it hard to keep students coming through their doors. … To Coursera … this may represent an opportunity… Read More

The skills fetish is fragmenting education and careers

From Times Higher Education: “The preoccupation with skills is a more recent variant of human capital theory. Developed in the 1960s, this argues that increased… Read More

Clarifying the alternative: Why higher ed needs to better define microcredential skills

From Modern Campus: “On this week’s episode of Illumination, host Amrit Ahluwalia is joined by Dennis Di Lorenzo, Higher Education Consultant and Chief Business Officer… Read More

Are corporate interests taking over US higher education?

From Times Higher Education: “Cases just in recent weeks include Brown University and the University of Pittsburgh weighing new ethics-related donor limits; Johns Hopkins University… Read More

How study abroad may affect academic success

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Students who study abroad are more likely to graduate on time — and students from underrepresented minority groups or… Read More

Transfer enrollment falls 6.9% in spring from a year ago

From Higher Ed Dive: “Transfer enrollment dropped 6.9% this spring compared to last year, with upward transfers from two-year colleges to four-year institutions bearing the… Read More

Ed. dept. should keep closer tabs on deals with online-program managers, watchdog says

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Thursday released a report underscoring the need for more robust monitoring of third-party… Read More

Scholars tipped to desert universities if US states ban abortion

From Times Higher Education: “The now-anticipated US Supreme Court ruling overturning abortion rights and the accompanying political shifts are raising expectations of universities in conservative… Read More

Could ‘course sharing’ help HBCUs and other minority-serving colleges graduate more students?

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Seven colleges and universities with predominantly Black enrollments are betting that ‘course sharing’ will help more of their students… Read More

Good grade pays more than university choice, study finds

From University World News: “Doing badly at a top-rated university in the United Kingdom can result in lower earnings outcomes for graduates than doing well… Read More

White House officials weigh income limits for student loan forgiveness

From The Washington Post: “The White House is considering income caps for eligibility for student loan relief that would exclude higher-earning Americans, as President Biden… Read More

Veterans are tangled in red tape trying to get their student loans cancelled as promised

From The Hechinger Report: “Jodie Parks works full time as an occupational therapist at a Michigan state psychiatric hospital. But since October she’s had a… Read More

Ep.79: Withholding transcripts to collect student debt

From Inside Higher Ed: “The U.S. government is casting a skeptical eye on college policies that withhold academic transcripts and otherwise punish students because they… Read More

The ‘unbelievable, horrible, crushing weight’ of student loans

From The New York Times: “The Biden administration recognizes that the skyrocketing levels of student loan debt aren’t sustainable — and is currently grappling with… Read More

Gallup: Stress is No. 1 factor in college students considering stopping out

From University Business: “A new report from Gallup and the Lumina Foundation on currently enrolled students and those who have stopped out shows they are… Read More

Levels of cheating in online exams soaring, say invigilators

From Times Higher Education: “Rates of cheating in online examinations have hit a record high, according to proctoring data that show that one in 14… Read More

3 questions for Coursera’s Betty Vandenbosch & U-M’s Lauren Atkins Budde on XR

From Inside Higher Ed: “At the recent XR at Michigan Summit, Coursera and the University of Michigan partnered to unveil the next stage of online… Read More

‘Disturbing and even shocking’: Harvard to spend $100 million to atone for ‘immoral’ ties to slavery

From The Chronicle of Higher Education: “Through its ‘extensive entanglements’ with slavery, Harvard University benefited from and in some ways perpetuated ‘profoundly immoral’ practices that… Read More

Facebook makes it cheap to market to new students. But it costs colleges dearly.

From EdSurge: “According to the 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer survey of more than 36,000 people in 28 countries, only 37 percent of respondents state that… Read More

Housing shortage, soaring rents squeeze US college students

From Midland Daily News: “Nationally, 43% of students at four-year universities experienced housing insecurity in 2020, up from 35% in 2019, according to an annual… Read More

Internet firms told to remove adverts as England bans essay mills

From Times Higher Education: “The Westminster government has written to internet search providers asking them to remove advertising for essay mills after legislation making contract… Read More

Black women are uniquely burdened by student debt, report finds

From The Hechinger Report: “Nearly two-thirds of the $1.7 trillion in student debt in America is held by women, and Black borrowers are more negatively… Read More

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