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Faculty, staff and administrators at Portland State University participate in a data workshop.

Data-Based Decisions Tip: Building a Data Community of Practice

A short course at Portland State University empowers stakeholders to use data sources and consider equity in student success measures.

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A Nonprofit Says Colleges Spend Big on DEI. Is It ‘Wildly’ Overstating the Case?

American Transparency publishes spending investigations under the moniker OpenTheBooks but doesn’t say where it gets its own money. Its definitions of DEI positions are way too broad, says one targeted university. 

Utah State University Worker Paid for 2 Years He Didn’t Work

A Utah State University Eastern staff member who didn’t show up for work for more than two years was still...
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Student Affairs Career Advice From the President

A panel of college presidents offered advice to young and midlevel professionals in student affairs at NASPA’s Conferences on Student Success in Higher Education.

New York Film Academy Faculty Members, Staff Unionize in NYC

Employees of the New York Film Academy’s New York City campus have voted overwhelmingly to unionize, the new union announced...
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‘The Last Straw’ for Weary Financial Aid Officers

Financial aid offices have been overworked and understaffed since the pandemic. Now the FAFSA fiasco has put some in crisis mode.

Faculty, Staff Turnover Rates See Post-Pandemic Decline

Voluntary faculty and higher education staff turnover, excluding retirements, decreased in 2023–24 after two years of sharp rises, according to...
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Scaling Up: Advising Advisers

The University of Pittsburgh provides professional development opportunities for academic advisers and others who support students through mentoring in a virtual summit.