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   April 2018
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Welcome to your April 2018 Insider Update -- the newsletter for readers of Inside Higher Ed. Once a month we send a quick rundown on what's happening at Inside Higher Ed: events, accomplishments and a bit of fun.


We had a tremendous response to the first installment of Inside Higher Ed's monthly Cartoon Caption Contest, featuring the work of Matthew Henry Hall. We'll be posting the October cartoon a little later in the month, but you can still add your "like" to the caption you like best for September (and check out the rules for this month's contest).

Beyond cartoons, gender issues dominated readership on the site last month. Scott Jaschik's coverage of an unusually public discussion of breast-feeding (including a pair of follow-up articles and even a Views piece relating Marxist theory to breast-feeding in class)  garnered the most readers in September. Scott's story on a new study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that offers evidence of bias among scientists -- male and female scientists alike -- against female students drew the most comments.


Amid recent scandals, authors of the new book Cheating in College discuss "why students do it and what educators can do about it." Click here to read Scott Jaschik's interview (as well as all Inside Higher Ed's books coverage).




Inside Higher Ed's Daryl Anderson with Rebecca Boyle, executive director of human resources and college support services at Trocaire College, winner of our prize drawing at the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources Annual Conference and Expo in Boston, MA, last month.

POETRY MAGNETS -- Thanks to everyone who sent in word suggestions for our new magnets. You can check out the faculty version here, and the administrative version here. Keep an eye on the Out and About section to learn where you can meet Inside Higher Ed folks and get your very own magnet (and to those of you who sent in words -- your magnet is in the mail).

OUT AND ABOUT -- Doug Lederman starts the month in San Diego with a talk to the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's inaugural Conference for Community College Advancement.

Scott Jaschik, Laura McFarland, Kevin Kiley and Bill Baird will be in Denver October 4-6 for the annual conference of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. On Friday, October 5 at 10:15 a.m. in Mile High Room B, Scott will present a session titled "What Admissions Directors Think -- Results of a New Survey on Hot Topics in the Field." The session will review the results of Inside Higher Ed's 2012 Survey of College and University Admissions Directors, conducted in collaboration with Gallup.

Doug will be in Orlando October 10-12 to present the results of Inside Higher Ed's survey on faculty and technology at the Sloan Consortium's International Conference on Online Learning.

Scott will be speaking at conference called "Precipice or Crossroads: A Symposium on the Future of Public Research Universities" at the University of Vermont on October 12.

On October 18, Scott is speaking as part of the Higher Education Seminar Series at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Kathlene Collins will be walking a few blocks from home to represent Inside Higher Ed at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities annual conference taking place here in Washington, DC, October 20-22.

Daryl Anderson heads to Lake Tahoe for the Association of Chief Human Resource Officers (ACHRO) EEO meeting happening October 24-26.

RECENT VISITORS -- We hosted visitors last month from Lynn University, Asheville-Buncome Technical Community College, the Teagle Foundation, and Tufts University. We're always happy to host higher education leaders in our DC offices. Contact Scott at or Doug at to plan a visit.


FREE WEBINAR -- 2012 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College & University Admissions Directors

Monday, October 22, 1 PM Eastern

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Join us Monday, October 22 at 1 p.m. Eastern for a free webinar reviewing the results of the 2012 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College & University Admissions Directors with editor Scott Jaschik and Jerry Lucido, executive director, University of Southern California Center for Enrollment Research, Policy, and Practice. (A PDF copy of the report can be downloaded here.)

The Inside Higher Ed survey of admissions directors was made possible in part by the generous financial support of Hobsons, Ellucian, The College Board and ETS TOEFL®. Your registration information will be shared with these companies.

This webinar will be captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing by StreamText Access.


Academic Program Review – Touching the Third Rail of Higher Education Finance

An Inside Higher Ed Webinar

October 17, 1 p.m. Eastern

Register by October 5 and save $50

With budgets tight at most institutions, and demands for accountability rising, more and more institutions are thinking about academic program review. But conducting reviews is easier said than done. Who decides the criteria to be used? How is success judged? How can reviews be done in ways that have credibility? And how can reviews be seen as a tool to help a campus strategically connect resources and mission, not just as a way to pick programs to eliminate?

On Wednesday, October 17 at 1 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed presents a webinar featuring Richard Staisloff, founder and principal of rpkGROUP, a consulting firm supporting colleges, universities and other nonprofit groups. Mr. Staisloff has advised numerous colleges and universities on how to carry out program reviews fairly and effectively.

This is an online event -- you will not need to dial into a conference call to participate. The presenter will make a 30-minute presentation and then take questions for 30 minutes. The webinar costs $199. Register early – by October 5 – and save $50.

This webinar will be captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing by StreamText Access.




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