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Educational Stages, Higher Education

Is Student Absenteeism a Growing Problem at Colleges, Too?

May 16, 2024

Via: Ed Surge

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of children regularly miss elementary, middle and high school. Is the same pattern of absenteeism playing out at colleges, too? If so, what’s driving the trend? And what can professors and higher […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

‘College for What?’ High School Students Want Answers Before Heading to Campus

May 14, 2024

Via: Ed Surge

What do you want to be when you grow up? That’s a question long faced by high school students. But these days, students have access to far more information than in the past about what, specifically, they could do as […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Economics, Educational Stages, Higher Education

State Higher Ed Funding is Still Rising—for Now

May 8, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

State higher ed funding rose by 3.7 percent beyond inflation in fiscal year 2023, according to the latest State Higher Education Finance (SHEF) report. It’s the second time since 2008 that state higher ed funding surpassed pre-recession levels; the first […]


News

Will Students Benefit From Facial Recognition? No.

February 29, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

The headline of the lead article in the Feb. 27, 2024, edition of Inside Higher Ed says, “Facial Recognition Heads to Class. Will Students Benefit?” I have an answer to the question posed at the end: no. No, facial recognition […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

K-12 learning loss could create headaches for colleges

February 28, 2024

Via: K-12 Dive

Declining student populations have plagued the higher ed sector in recent years, and college enrollment has yet to recover to pre-pandemic levels. At the same time, colleges are preparing for an expected dropoff in high school graduates beginning next year […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Higher ed is unprepared for GenAI’s impact

February 21, 2024

Via: eCampus News

While three-quarters of higher-education trustees (83 percent), faculty (81 percent) and administrators (76 percent) agree that generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) will noticeably change their institutions in the next five years, community college trustees are more optimistic than their community college […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

AI Is Disrupting Professions That Require College Degrees. How Should Higher Ed Respond?

February 13, 2024

Via: Ed Surge

The latest wave of AI tools like ChatGPT seem certain to disrupt the workplace in the years ahead — and the most-disrupted professions may be ones that require college degrees. That presents an unprecedented challenge for colleges already struggling to […]


Education Tech

Expert predictions for higher ed AI in 2024

January 31, 2024

Via: eCampus News

Artificial intelligence is one of the most-discussed topics in education today. And while higher ed AI has seemingly limitless potential in education, it also has divided educators–some worry about generative AI’s negative impact on academic dishonesty, while others are eager […]


News

House Democrats Counter Republicans’ Vision for Higher Ed Reform

January 30, 2024

Via: Inside Higher Ed

House Democrats want to make community college free, double the Pell Grant and fight food insecurity among postsecondary students, as outlined in their just-released vision for how to improve higher education. Ahead of a hearing Wednesday on the majority Republicans’ […]


Education Tech

Here’s what we found when we put AI detection to the test

December 26, 2023

Via: eCampus News

Nearly every school or university faculty is having at least a few conversations about how to address a world rich in easy-to-use artificial intelligence tools that can generate student assignments. Multiple AI detection services claim efficacy in identifying whether text […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Writing a College Essay That Stands Out

December 8, 2023

Via: Ed Surge

As the college essay program manager for Write the World, a nonprofit writing organization for teens, I oversee a group of advisers who guide students through the essay writing process. I have seen firsthand the anxiety that students experience when […]


News

Labor Department’s overtime proposal should spur more colleges to consider a merger

December 4, 2023

Via: Higher Ed Dive

It is no secret that higher education employees are unhappy with the industry. A recent CUPA-HR report noted that among 4,782 higher ed employees surveyed, 56.2% were at least somewhat likely to look for new employment opportunities in the next […]


News

AP automation mitigates risk of fraud in higher ed

November 21, 2023

Via: eCampus News

The aftermath of the pandemic has shaken every industry category to the core, including the higher-ed sector. Not only have expenses skyrocketed and enrollments declined, but budget holders and finance staff members are asked to do more with fewer resources […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Colleges must intentionally teach critical-thinking skills

November 16, 2023

Via: eCampus News

Our college faculty recently held a training session, during which one member shared a striking view of how emerging artificial intelligence will impact our current undergraduates. “Once they enter the workforce, they’ll never need to do anything ordinary,” said Associate […]


Education Tech

How higher ed can get the most out of advanced analytics

November 10, 2023

Via: eCampus News

The data explosion of the past decade has ushered in another era of innovation, as evidenced by the rapid popularity of ChatGPT, a generative AI tool that recently took the world by storm. The potential for algorithms to impact and […]


News

Ohio lawmaker removes strike ban from higher ed overhaul bill

November 2, 2023

Via: Higher Ed Dive

Since Cirino introduced the bill in March, higher ed experts and free speech advocates have raised concerns that it would chill free speech on campuses and inhibit Ohio colleges’ ability to compete for students and employees. In May, Ohio’s Senate […]


News

U.S. News offers new college rankings methodology

September 28, 2023

Via: eCampus News

The 2024 Best Colleges rankings system from U.S. News & World Report evaluates 1,500 colleges and universities using up to 19 measures of academic quality–and this year, the methodology behind the rankings has been overhauled to reflect more modern priorities […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

How to Fix Higher Ed

September 21, 2023

Via: eCampus News

While the worst-case scenarios regarding the future of higher education as discussed during the height of COVID-19 have thankfully not come to pass, there are still plenty of issues that need to be addressed. According to Dave Sherwood, CEO of […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Higher ed spending problem demands attention no matter court’s opinion

August 7, 2023

Via: eCampus News

With the Supreme Court expected to announce its ruling on the legality of President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan tomorrow, debates around who should pay for the country’s crippling level of student debt—amounting to more than $1.7 trillion—continue to flood […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

The synergy between art and technology in higher ed

August 4, 2023

Via: eCampus News

As a university professor for more than 30 years, I’ve often wondered why the general areas of technology and arts have been seen as so separate on campus. My experience is that there is great value in having a strong […]