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Inside Higher Ed Weekly News Update | September 18, 2020
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Some health experts push back against an undercurrent of pessimism about college reopenings.
University of Chicago English says it's only admitting Black studies Ph.D. candidates for 2021 admissions cycle, citing Black Lives Matter and the field's complicated history with regard to race.
Rising infection counts drove a shelter-in-place order at the University of Wisconsin at Madison shortly after classes started, prompting questions about bringing students back to campus.
Despite millions in guaranteed revenue, experts agree establishing the University of Arizona Global Campus will not be risk-free for Arizona.
Working adults increasingly are interested in pursuing postsecondary education, but they are also less confident about the value of college.
The Big Ten, a big-time college football conference, reversed its decision to postpone fall sports and will resume football on Oct. 23, citing changed medical evidence and improved testing protocols.
The college admission test was supposed to be given Saturday, but many testing centers were closed.
Test-blind (as opposed to test-optional) admissions is on the rise.
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They will not yield enough influence to impact students’ COVID-19 behaviors, particularly in their current form, argue Alyssa Lederer and Jeni Stolow.
Scott McLemee reviews Joan Wallach Scott's On the Judgment of History.
David Wong reflects on how a Japanese student revealed a disturbing truth to him.
Requiring your students in China to stay connected to your classes through them is unethical, argues Bob Eckhart, who suggests some ways to avoid it.
COVID-19 has highlighted and exacerbated profound economic disparities that higher ed can -- and must -- combat, Yolanda Watson Spiva and Danette Howard write.
With COVID-19 and the recession aggravating existing revenue pressures on many colleges, now is the time for campus leaders to develop sustainable strategies, argue Peter Stokes, Bijan Warner and Steve Hahn.
Essays and comments on how higher education, employers and policy makers can do more to help students from underserved backgrounds succeed.
Or as Cool Hand Luke put it, “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate,” writes Michael J. Socolow about campus reopening plans.
Higher education confronts a collapse that's more than whether we can continue to pay employees, more than whether our students and institutions are healthy and safe, Susan Henking argues.

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Julie Gard pens a poem for academics across the country who are teaching during a time of crisis and uncertainty this fall.
Grad students should recognize and articulate the work experience they've gained through teaching and their dissertation, and academic departments should help them to do so, writes Erica Machulak.
Robert McEachern contemplates the first time in many years that he didn't spend the first day of classes roaming the halls of his university helping students who couldn't find their way.
Andrew L. Gillen, an instructor who predominantly teaches STEM classes, offers some effective lessons he's learned from the performing arts.
Blogs offer many benefits, including encouraging students to be more engaged, writes Annette Vee, who provides tips on how to incorporate them most effectively into your courses.
Delia Dumitrica and Georgia Gaden Jones describe the rewards of research collaboration that takes a slowed-down approach rooted in interaction and ongoing dialogue.
Many people on campuses are struggling to balance work and caregiving these days, and Amy Armenia, Sharon Carnahan and Alice Davidson offer advice on how to support them.

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The pressure is on to provide a mechanism to enable students to control their own record of lifelong learning that recognizes both in-class and real-world experiences.
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These aren’t the disruptions Silicon Valley touts.
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These are required elements of a COVID-19-era hybrid course, a president (and instructor) learns.
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The latest book by one of the Heath brothers.
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Pivoting pandemic pedagogy into action by getting real about online education.
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Step two of the social media sandwich: posting on the platforms.
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A small change that portends much larger changes.
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