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15 Higher Ed Podcasts You Should Be Listening to
There are a bunch of fantastic podcasts out in the world that have a higher ed focus and that serve as an awesome, accessible form of professional development. They cover everything from research, teaching, technology, and hearing directly from diverse professionals about the work they do.
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16 days ago by kmclel1
EdPod Episode 5: Big Data and Education
Educational Data Mining (EDM) and Learning Analytics (LA) are emerging fields that apply big data to education. What are they? Can a K12 teacher be helped by these coming changes?

Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics by Ryan Baker and George Siemens is an excellent introduction to the field. We also draw from an article titled “Using Educational Data Using Mining to Assess Students’ Skills at Designing and Conducting Experiments within a Complex Systems Microworld” (Gobert, Kim, Sao Pedro, Kennedy, & Betts, 2015). We used the linguistic analysis tool, Coh-Metrix, to analyze the first 15,000 characters of text from the preceding article. You can download the resulting analysis here. Of course, our Zotero library has full references.
higher-education  data  podcasts 
16 days ago by kmclel1
Anthony Abraham Jacks Wants to Redefine How We Think About College Campus Inequality | The Nation
The Privileged Poor are more comfortable not only engaging their peers, but engaging their professors, which means they have greater access to social capital [and] greater access to institutional resources, like going to the office of career services, mental health services, and the like.

[T]hink about what those institutional resources mean, how [they amplify] inequality so quickly. Meaning who gets internships, who gets to be able to put things on their resume that you need to have institutional sponsorship, and who gets a letter of recommendation that can lead to [a] job.

Certain students enter with that, and they understand how the game works, but we have a whole bunch of students for whom that is a foreign concept, and so we actually need to understand that if we continue to assume so much about what students know when they come in, we will continue to leave students out.
Latinos_+_TW  racism  inequalities  higher-education  class  Power_in_America  social 
29 days ago by Jibarosoy
Standard & Poor’s upgrades LIU credit rating – Long Island Business News
Standard & Poor’s upgraded Long Island University’s credit rating from BBB to BBB+ with a stable outlook.
The outlook marks the fourth consecutive positive credit action for the university since 2014.
Kimberly Cline, the university’s president, said she is “immensely proud of the efforts of all members of our community,” adding that the S&P upgrade is “yet another indicator that our future is strong and that we are well positioned to deliver on our commitment to academic excellence.”
In its report, S&P referred to LIU’s “expanded recruitment efforts,” “solid management team,” and “increased alumni engagement” among the reasons for the upgrade.
In addition, S&P noted that LIU developed “a presence at high schools and community colleges, as well as to students in other regions.”
Also cited were the university’s “exceptional operating margins resulting from good management.”
With an eye towards overall value, the university capped its tuition rate with increases at 2 percent for the last five years, a policy that LIU says it will continue through 2020.
Other factors include the university’s endowment, which LIU reports, increased from $86.9 million in 2013 to $230 million in 2018. And the university says it embraces sustainable operations, and with its capital investments, upgraded classrooms, labs, research facilities and student amenities, according to a university press release.
Average SAT scores have increased by 12.2 percent since 2014. And the university is conducting more sponsored research, attracting faculty from around the world, and providing students with “an enhanced classroom experience,” according to the university.
LIU  Cline  higher-education  economy  career  academia 
5 weeks ago by Jibarosoy
A University CFO Stretches His Wings
The heat is on them to manage the affordability of college while continuing to provide a high-quality education. Making those goals particularly challenging is that many of today’s students will find themselves in careers that don’t yet exist. Christensen, for his part, estimated two years ago that the scenario would apply to 65% of then-current students.

“People think of higher education as a late-adopting industry that’s very culture-rich and isolated from the world around them,” Fevola tells CFO. But the shifts in the way education is offered, as well as an increasingly diverse student population, “have brought upon our industry a burning platform to change — not as a luxury, but as a necessity.”

At LIU, part of the change has been an elevation of the CFO’s role, bringing it much closer to how corporate finance chiefs function. “We’ve transformed the role of the CFO to be something that is certainly non-traditional in our industry,” says Fevola, who was promoted to his post in 2013.
LIU  Cline  higher-education  career  economy  Teaching 
5 weeks ago by Jibarosoy
A Campus Divided
University of Minnesota racism projects 1930s
racism  higher-education 
5 weeks ago by larnjee
University of Tulsa to cut degree programs, reorganize into 'professional super college' | Education | tulsaworld.com
The plan, referred to as a “reimagining” in the report submitted by a review committee, includes grouping the business, health and law colleges together in a “professional super college,” creating a “university studies” program for all incoming freshmen, and additional academic and social supports for students.
higher-education  LIU  Learning  Teaching  career  Economics 
9 weeks ago by Jibarosoy
What the College-Admissions Scandal Reveals - The Atlantic
Much of the discussion of this scandal has centered on the corruption in the college-admissions process. But think about the kinds of jobs that the indicted parents held. Four of them worked in private equity, a fifth in the field of “investments,” others in real-estate development and the most senior management of huge corporations. Together, they have handled billions of dollars’ worth of assets within heavily regulated fields—yet look how easily and how eagerly they allegedly embrace a crooked scheme, as quoted in the court documents.
higher-education  admissions  inequalities  LIU  Power_in_America  Latinos_+_TW 
9 weeks ago by Jibarosoy
Opinion | Affirmative Action: Personal Stories - The New York Times
I was among those black and Latino students who gained admission to Columbia’s class of 1973, majoring in engineering. I was the oldest son of a Latina single mother on welfare with three other children.

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I was probably admitted because of affirmative action, though at the time I really did not understand how these social and political pressures had given me a leg up. I did not have the highest grades at Brooklyn Technical High School, and my guidance counselor refused to sign my application to Columbia. He claimed I would never get admitted. I proved him wrong.
Personal  Sanchez  higher-education  Latinos_+_TW 
9 weeks ago by Jibarosoy
50 Years of Affirmative Action: What Went Right, and What It Got Wrong - The New York Times
The radical politics of 1968 came too late to affect the admissions decisions that fall, as acceptance notices had already gone out. But in 1969, the number of black students recruited and admitted to Ivy League universities and their sister schools rose sharply from the year before, in many cases by more than 100 percent, according to statistics published in The Times in April 1969.

From 1968 to 1969, according to archival data provided by Columbia this year, the number of students recorded as black who applied rose to 220 from 121, the number who were admitted rose to 130 from 58, and the number who registered rose to 48 from 31 out of a total class of about 700. (All of them were men; Columbia College did not begin admitting women until the 1980s.)

Some black students in that class resisted being cast as emissaries of racial understanding.
higher-education  Sanchez  Personal  Latinos_+_TW  racism  Power_in_America  Violence_y_Power 
10 weeks ago by Jibarosoy
Why Thousands of College Grads Start Their Careers at a Rental-Car Company - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Why? The big benefit of a bachelor’s degree is soft skills, says Marie Artim, Enterprise’s vice president for talent acquisition. She ticks off some of the ones that employers often mention: critical thinking, communication, problem-solving. By earning a degree, she says, college graduates have shown that they can juggle different responsibilities by, say, holding down a job or playing a sport while keeping up with their classes.

Graduates have also demonstrated "cognitive ability," Artim adds: "the ability to learn, and to take on more responsibility, and to lead or manage others."

To a critic, the idea that a bachelor’s degree is needed to work the front desk of a car-rental office may sound like credential creep. But Enterprise overwhelmingly promotes from within. Its managers and even executives almost always get their start as trainees. Hiring happens at the entry level, and getting it right is really important.
higher-education  career  Teaching  jobs  Business  liberal_arts 
11 weeks ago by Jibarosoy

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