University of Detroit Mercy adding Novi campus to expand graduate and health education programs | News

The University of Detroit Mercy will be adding a 40,000 square foot campus in Novi to offer additional graduate level and health education programs amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The university has acquired the former South University building, located at 41555 W. 12 Mile Road, as community demand for health care graduates increases during the pandemic. The new location will provide access to the institution’s nationally ranked programs for students who wish to stay close to home and their employer.

President Antoine M. Garibaldi said the new campus offers another example of the institution’s bright future as the state and country continue to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Detroit Mercy’s acquisition of this new campus will allow the university to expand academic programs in the health professions and other fields in which we are strong and that are in demand,” he said. “In addition to this campus’s proximity to several medical

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The State of AI in Higher Education — Campus Technology

Artificial Intelligence

The State of AI in Higher Education

Both industry and higher ed experts see opportunities and risk, hype and reality with AI for teaching and learning.

Matthew Rascoff, associate vice provost for Digital Education and Innovation at Duke University, views the state of artificial intelligence in education as a proxy for the “promise and perils of ed tech writ large.” As he noted in a recent panel discussion during the 2020 ASU+GSV conference, “On the one hand, you see edX getting more engagement using machine learning-driven nudges in courses, which is pretty amazing. But on the other hand, we have all these concerns about surveillance, bias and privacy when it comes to AI-driven proctoring.”

Rascoff identified “something of a conflict between the way this stuff is built and the way it’s implemented.” In his role at Duke, he noted, “It’s really hard to

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As campus crumbles and students flee, Venezuela’s main university struggles to survive COVID-19

CARACAS (Reuters) – The corridors are empty and silent at the Central University of Venezuela (UCV), the country’s oldest and largest institution of higher education, as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the evacuation of its 32,000 students.

Chairs are seen at the Aula Magna of the Central University of Venezuela (UCV), in Caracas, Venezuela September 25, 2020. REUTERS/Fausto Torrealba

The 298-year-old university is suffering not only the impact of the coronavirus quarantine, but also a six-year economic crisis that has left it struggling with a meager budget and the emigration of 30% of its graduates.

The deterioration of its infrastructure stood out in June with the partial collapse of the roof of an outdoor walkway that is a part of the iconic architecture of the complex, which has been recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

The institution’s troubles signal that Venezuela risks losing a generation of college graduates,

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EVERFI Launches the Campus Prevention Network Seal of Prevention for Higher Education

2020 award recipients recognized for exceptional commitment to digital student wellness, safety, and inclusion efforts

EVERFI, Inc., the leading social impact education innovator, today launched its new Campus Prevention Network (CPN) Seal of Prevention in collaboration with Parchment, a leading platform for issuing and receiving academic and professional credentials. The CPN Seal of Prevention is awarded to institutions of higher education that have demonstrated a commitment to digital prevention programs tied to student safety, well-being, and inclusion.

Each recipient of the CPN Seal of Prevention has taken action to create a safer, more inclusive campus through comprehensive, evidence-based digital prevention education on issues such as sexual assault, alcohol misuse, mental health, and discrimination. The CPN Seal of Prevention establishes guidelines for discerning quality online prevention education and implementation practices, and positions prevention as central to key institutional outcomes, including recruitment, student success, retention, and advancement.

The CPN Seal of Prevention

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Envisioning the Future of Higher Ed in a Post-pandemic World — Campus Technology

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Envisioning the Future of Higher Ed in a Post-pandemic World

In a recent ASU+GSV session, five college presidents gave their views of what’s next for higher education.

What does the future of higher education look like? A panel of five university and college presidents offered their crystal-ball visions in a recent session during the recent ASU+GSV Summit, which took place online this week. Moderator Michelle Marx, chancellor of the University of Colorado Denver, asked panelists — each representing a unique higher education model — to look forward five years and beyond.

More Embedded Tech as a Given

For Eloy Oakley, chancellor of California Community Colleges, the largest system of public education in the country with 116 colleges and more than 2 million students, teaching and learning will certainly have more embedded technology. “Prior to the pandemic, we had been in a long and

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For Many AISD Teachers, It’s Career vs. Family: AISD forces reluctant teachers to return to campus – News

AISD families deliver questions outside district headquarters during Education Austin’s Sept. 26 community car caravan (Photos by John Anderson)

As thousands of Austin ISD students prepare to return to their campuses on Monday, almost all AISD teachers will be doing the same – even those with immunocompromised family members or young children – and many of them still lack a clear idea of what the return will look like. That’s unless they refuse to come back, as the teacher union suggests might happen.

Texas schools are required to return in person at some point in the fall semester or face a loss of state funding. AISD has received permission from the state to return to campus in phases, and will be operating at up to 25% capacity in the first week of in-person instruction, beginning Monday, Oct. 5. The district is prioritizing specific groups of students to be part of

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United Education Institute Opening New Las Vegas Campus This Fall

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Clark County will have improved access to educational opportunities with United Education Institute (UEI) opening a new campus location in Las Vegas at the Boulevard Mall (3450 S. Maryland Pkwy) this fall. UEI is an accredited institution that offers a range of vocational and trade programs to help students get started in a new career in as little as 10 months. The new campus is approximately 35,000 square-feet and includes classrooms, training labs, computer labs and a student resource center. The first cohort of students will start in Las Vegas on October 26.

“UEI has been providing access to post-secondary education for over 35 years in California, and we look forward to being a contributing member of the Las Vegas community, helping students achieve their education and career goals, and providing employers with the essential workers they need to meet

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Online Courses the New Norm in College — Campus Technology

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Online Courses the New Norm in College

While 40 percent of IT higher education IT leaders and instructional technologists said in June 2020 that their college or university was planning for “mostly in-person” classes for the fall, that share plummeted to less than 5 percent by August. And whereas in fall 2019 most institutions were offering one in five or fewer classes online, a year later that was flipped: A majority of schools were offering four in five or more courses online this fall.

Those findings were shared in a recent study by Educause, developed to examine the “general trends” taking shape as institutions have made plans and preparations for fall education. Educause is an association for higher education technology professionals. The project was done in partnership with and supported by Cisco.

The results were collected through two “quick polls” done

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How universities can manage student anxiety about coronavirus on campus

Students have returned to UK universities, and the timing couldn’t be worse. Some in the medical community have argued that the key to safe reopening is to do so at a time when community transmission is minimal. With coronavirus infections currently doubling every week and the government introducing new measures to bring those rates down, having up to one million students back on campus is enormously worrying and will inevitably contribute to the continued spread of the virus.

Despite this, according to a Universities UK survey, 97% of UK universities are proceeding with a “blended learning” approach combining remote and in-person teaching during this academic year.

Its hard to blame individual universities – without the brand value of Oxford or Cambridge, and lacking serious financial support from the government, they have felt compelled to offer blended learning to remain competitive for applicants. Still, it is worth pointing out that many

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West Orange High School pivots to online learning after positive COVID-19 cases on campus

Officials at West Orange High School announced Friday that 10 people there tested positive for COVID-19 and that at least two more cases were pending.The Department of Health identified that 159 students and staff members had direct contact with those 10 people and they have asked all of them to quarantine.For the next two weeks, the 922 students and staff members who would have been on campus to learn will instead be doing at-home learning.The plan is to bring everyone back on Monday, Oct. 5.The district and Department of Health will offer drive-thru testing for free for West Orange High School students and staff members who have been on campus in the meantime.Health officials said they believe an outbreak at Olympia High School earlier this month was due in part to a birthday party.

Officials at West Orange High School announced Friday that 10 people there

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