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January 18, 2022

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Colleges' Approaches
Successful mitigation measures allow colleges to bring students back to campus, even as COVID-19 cases are taking off. Strategies vary by campus, with some efforts limited by governing boards.
Nearly one million fewer students have enrolled in higher education since the beginning of the pandemic. The losses have been felt across all types of institutions and in almost every state.

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From Microlearning and more OER to realistic virtual classrooms with Facebook's Metaverse, see how the latest technology advancements and trends could impact online classrooms. >>
Two-thirds of all undergraduate, need-based grant aid awarded during the 2019–20 academic year was concentrated in eight states. California handed out $2.4 billion, the most of any state.
Northwestern librarians organize after pandemic-related budget cuts and years of wanting more say in how they work and are compensated.
Student Aid and Loans
High school juniors who believe they can’t afford higher education are about 20 percentage points less likely to attend college within the first three years after high school than peers who don’t think affordability is a barrier.
What impact will the current Omicron breakouts have on applications? Will low-income applicants apply? Will applicants come from China?

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Mathew Johnson was slated to head up the Carnegie Classification system at Albion College. His resignation as president ended that relationship, and now the system seeks to move elsewhere.

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Teaching and Learning
It’s time for all of us on campuses, not just the people in career services, to step up and help offer the competencies employers say they’re looking for, Rachel Toor writes.
Books and Publishing
Scott McLemee reviews Carl Erik Fisher’s The Urge: Our History of Addiction.

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Various fields have had public dimensions for decades, writes Harvey J. Graff, but it’s now time for scholars from different specializations to embark on a renewed set of initiatives.
COVID has significantly intensified their anxiety, depression and hopelessness, yet untapped cures may lie in campus makerspaces, Jenna Scott writes.

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Their roles are often not clearly defined, and even less is known about how these leaders should be prepared for their jobs, writes Keambra Pierson.
As a teacher, Susan Muaddi Darraj feels compelled, tongue in cheek, to give those who are considering writing such a review some advice.
Elizabeth H. Simmons reflects on some unexpected lessons she’s learned while serving as a chief academic officer during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When Randi Shedlosky-Shoemaker had to step in and teach someone else’s course, she learned that when professors dive into the minutiae of their field, it can leave a lot of students behind.

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Are audiobooks evolving more rapidly than digital learning?
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Additional lessons from Marjorie Hass’s A Leadership Guide for Women in Higher Education.
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Explaining what titles mean for faculty members and academic administrators.
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Even “good problems” can be stressful.
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