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Inside Higher Ed Weekly News Update | June 24, 2021
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Hello. Here are highlights of what we published on our website during this crazy first week of 2021. Happy new year to you all.

News      // view all news »

A rare student protest over a tuition increase at one of the world’s most prestigious performing arts schools highlights the tension over tuition discounting.
Colleges should expect more students to attend college close to home and to look for low-cost options.
Justices unanimously rule the NCAA cannot bar compensation for education-related benefits. But the narrow ruling may not upend the NCAA amateurism model as much as some had hoped (and feared).
For regional public colleges and universities, challenges of the year are outlasting the pandemic.
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Craig Ross suggests a program to align good student behavior with lower costs and enhanced retention and persistence in higher education.
Students say the pandemic switch to online learning was a disaster. Using Uber driver ratings, colleges would have been fired many times over this year.
More students of color may be getting degrees, but we need to find ways to open all degree options to all students, argues Alanna Gillis.
Clare Krusing, Lauren Meadows and Daniel Oates describe how a student advisory board and university president have made a lasting impact on their institution, providing lessons for others.
The backlash against critical race theory is raging, but we in higher education must stay the course, writes Debra Humphreys.
To ensure that new federal funds help colleges and universities plan for the future, direct some of the money to help institutions transform themselves, John MacIntosh argues.
When advocating against injustice, one must first put their own adversity, such as discomforts from the pandemic, in perspective, writes student Alexandra Bowman.

Career Advice      // view all career advice »

The principal investigator and other leaders play a key role in encouraging group dynamics that make people feel respected and included -- or not, Elizabeth A. Luckman, C. K. Gunsalus, Nicholas C. Burbules and Robert A. Easter write.
As instructors, we should rethink the premise that multiple-choice questions cannot meet the standards of authentic assessment, argues Eric Loepp. What if they could?
The jobs crisis is built into institutional structures, and to push past the logjam, universities must improve communication, information and incentives, argue Jonathan Malloy, Lisa Young and Loleen Berdahl.
Sonali Majumdar emphasizes the power of self-knowledge for Ph.D. students and programs in helping prepare for future employment and societal needs.
Wendi Williams provides advice for how institutions can acknowledge and lessen the disproportionate amount of emotional labor that Black, Indigenous and people of color faculty perform.

Blog U      // view all blogs »

In just over two years, Transfer Virginia leaders have taken key steps to reform and improve the transfer experience in the state to bring about measurable progress on student success and equity.
11 hours 23 min
Thinking through Josh Kim's question.
15 hours 38 min
The year when online education traveled forward in time.
21 hours 38 min
Why does the nation’s employee shortage seem to exist in every place but higher ed?
1 day 21 hours
Books on technology, teaching and competition, oh my!
2 days 11 min
Who’s afraid of the call to decolonize higher education?
2 days 9 hours
The best bad option, for now …
2 days 15 hours

Featured Jobs      // browse all jobs at »

Chief Accounting Officer

Saint Peter's University

Saint Peter's University is welcoming applications for the position of Chief Accounting Officer


Ohio Northern University

Ohio Northern University is welcoming applications for the position of President

Inaugural Executive Director of Engagement and Alumni Relations

Missouri State University

Missouri State University seeks an Inaugural Executive Director of Engagement and Alumni Relations.

Associate Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer

Morgan State University

Morgan State University is seeking an Associate Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer

Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion/Chief Diversity Officer (CDO)

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

CDO will be a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet and serve as a thought leader and trusted advisor on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

Tenured Professor & Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs/Faculty Development

Texas A&M University

Texas A&M University is seeking a Tenured Professor & Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs/Faculty Development

Extension 4-H Program Coordinator

Michigan State University

Job no: 711226 Work type: Extension, Support Staff Pay Grade: 63 Major Administrative Unit / College: Michigan State University Extension Department:

Technical Director/Designer

Lake Forest College

Technical Director/Designer June 02, 2021 Lake Forest College seeks a full time Technical Director/Resident Designer for its Theater Department, to...

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities is seeking a Vice President and Chief Operating Officer


Dakota Wesleyan University

Dakota Wesleyan University (DWU), located in Mitchell, South Dakota, announces the search for its 21st president.

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