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Deprogramming College

“Programmed” thinking—the tendency to try to solve educational problems with required courses and curricula—has outlived its usefulness, Chris W. Gallagher writes.

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Student Wellness Tip: Incorporate Mindfulness Into a First-Year Seminar

Faculty and staff at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis added a four-week mindfulness training to their seminar courses, giving students practical tips for managing stress and learning gratitude.

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Success Program Launch: A Transfer’s One Stop

The Triton Transfer Hub at the University of California, San Diego, offers transfer students a place to engage with peers, study and get assistance as they navigate their new campus.

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American Confidence in Higher Ed Hits Historic Low

A Gallup poll shows only 36 percent of Americans have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in higher education, which is down by about 20 percentage points from eight years ago.

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AI Has a Language Diversity Problem. Humans Do, Too.

AI writing tools sometimes “correct” students’ dialects. But fixing the tech’s shortcomings may be easier than addressing human language biases.

Weekly Wisdom | Interview with Georgia State University President Brian Blake

Get inspired by this incredible conversation about leadership with Georgia State University President Brian Blake.

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Academic Alerts Are a Mixed Bag For Students

Lots of institutions have systems for informing students of their performance in class. New research indicates the positive effects of these “nudges” dwindle over the course of a semester.

Wrong Diplomas in North Dakota

About 700 graduates of the University of North Dakota received diplomas with the North Dakota State University seal, instead of...