U of L recognized as top college for diversity by national higher education magazine – Lane Report

Louisville, Ky. – INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has recognized the University of Louisville as a 2020 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award designee and a 2020 Diversity Champion.

As a recipient of the annual HEED Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus, UofL will be featured, along with 89 other recipients, in the November 2020 HEED Award issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.

INSIGHT Into Diversity also recognizes selected institutions — those that rank in the top tier of HEED Award recipients — as Diversity Champions. These institutions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs and at the highest administrative levels. Known for visionary leadership, Diversity Champions are institutions that serve as role models and set the standard for thousands of other U.S. college campuses striving

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College Common App Drops Question About Discipline, Citing Racial Disparities

The Common Application is scrapping a question that asks applicants to reveal whether they have been subject to disciplinary action in high school, aiming to eliminate what it says could be an obstacle for Black students considering college.

For more than a decade, the application—submitted by more than 1 million students to more than 900 colleges and universities—requested that students disclose whether they’d been found responsible for a “disciplinary violation.” That could be academic or behavioral misconduct, and would have led to probation, suspension or expulsion.

After a deep dive into its own data earlier this year, funded by a Gates Foundation grant, the Common App found that Black applicants marked “yes” more than twice as often as white applicants. Black women were three times as likely as white women to say they’d been disciplined. And those who did give affirmative responses submitted applications at a lower rate.

“It’s clearly

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OU college of medicine plans mobile classroom to promote diversity in health professions

OKLAHOMA CITY — A large RV, customized as a health education classroom on wheels, is among the new projects the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine plans with a $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.

The grant is a one-year supplement that augments an initial $4.7 million award to the OU College of Medicine last year. The aim of the grant is to recruit, retain and admit students from rural, tribal and medically underserved areas, and to expand the primary care experience among current medical students. Data shows that students from those groups who attend medical school and residency in Oklahoma are more likely to return to their communities to practice medicine.

“Of Oklahoma’s 77 counties, 76 have a shortage of primary care physicians, and the need is particularly great in rural areas, underserved communities and tribes. The ultimate goal of this grant is to

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InSpace: A New Collaborative Virtual Education Platform Launches At Champlain College | News

BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — InSpace today announced the launch of a groundbreaking virtual learning platform that transforms teamwork in education through smart design. Its innovative approach allows multiple conversations to happen simultaneously in one space, enabling students and teachers to interact and collaborate just as they do in physical spaces. Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont is the first college using the platform for classes this fall through a pilot program. InSpace plans to offer the platform to other colleges and universities starting in November in preparation for the spring semester.

InSpace is designed to mirror the fluid, personal, and interactive nature of a real classroom. It allows participants to break free of “Brady Bunch” boxes to create a fun, natural, and engaging environment that fosters interaction and collaboration. Each person is represented in a video circle that can freely move around the space. When

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CCU to create new college for behavioral and social sciences, education | Myrtle Beach Area News

CONWAY — Coastal Carolina University plans to create a new college within the university, combining existing departments on campus that will include education and behavioral and social sciences, according to an announcement Wednesday by the university’s provost.

In an email to faculty members, Provost Daniel Ennis said he is “pleased to announce the pending formation of the Spadoni College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (SCBSE) and a national search for a founding dean of this new college.”

“Currently the Spadoni College is quite small in number of students and in number of faculty,” Ennis told the Post and Courier Myrtle Beach. “By adding these other departments into it, it becomes comparable in size to the business school and the humanities college.”

Ennis said the new college, which will be established in the summer of 2021, will raise the profile of social and behavioral sciences.

“At Coastal, because of

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Holyoke Community College President Christina Royal will speak on the future of higher education Friday

Holyoke Community College President Christina Royal will speak about her vision for the future of higher education Friday at noon when she appears on State Sen. Eric Lesser’s “Lunchtime Livestream” series.

The event will be livestreamed on both Facebook and Twitter. Royal will also speak about her college’s efforts to support its students during the transition to remote learning, and the future of higher education due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Royal is one of the region’s most experienced educators on the subject of remote education, and one of its champions. She’s been involved with distance learning for about 20 years. Holyoke Community College is handling the fall semester by remote education, partly in deference to its population of commuter students and many older students.

The discussion will be followed by a question-and-answer session on community colleges and the future of higher education.

Prior to becoming president of Holyoke Community College

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Agogo Presbyterian Women’s College of Education Gets New Principal | General News

Reverend Doctor (Mrs) Grace Sintim Adasi, has been inducted into office as the Principal of the Agogo Presbyterian Women’s College of Education at Agogo, Asante Akyem, in Ashanti.

She becomes the 17th Principal of the College since its establishment in 1931.

In a sermon, Rt. Rev Prof. J.O.Y. Mante, the moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, urged her to raise higher the name of the College.

He told her to be more focused and have a target, saying “life is a race, you need to run and run faster”.

The Moderator told her ”do not fail us, you have been given the baton, you have to run, keep running and run faster, so that at the end of your tenure “you can say you fought the race and won”.

Prof. Kwasi Kwafo Adarkwa, Council Chairman of the College commended her for her academic efforts saying she emerged

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Free college courses for adults: Boris Johnson’s new higher education funding scheme explained

The Prime Minister announced that from next April adults without an A level will be able to get a free college course

Tuesday, 29th September 2020, 12:23 pm

Adults in England who do not have A Level qualifications will be offered a free, fully funded college course, the government has announced.

In his speech on Tuesday 29 September, Boris Johnson said that over the next decade a huge number of people are going to have to change jobs and change skills, but for those over the age of 23, the state provides very little help.

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However, training boot camps and free adult courses will be made available to tackle this issue.

Adults in England who do not have A Level qualifications are set to be offered a free, fully funded college course, the government has announced
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Nueimi’s lecture at defence college sheds light on education policies

AMMAN — Education policies reflect the community’s political alternatives, values, traditions and future perceptions, as well as its trends to invest in material and human wealth, the decision-making process, and the allocation of financial and material resources, Education Minister Tayseer Nueimi said on Monday.

During a lecture at the Royal Jordanian National Defence College (RJNDC) titled “Jordan’s Education policy and the role of the Ministry of Education in Jordan’s national security”, Nueimi said that education policies are constantly monitored and evaluated to measure their achievements.

“Education policies are a set of principles and rules that lay out the framework of the educational system and reflects its philosophy and objectives,” the Jordan News Agency, Petra, quoted him as saying.

Nueimi called education an “essential pillar” in building, sustaining and promoting comprehensive national security through creating a system of positive values, trends and practices.

“Education also empowers students by equipping them with

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Virtual College Fair encourages high school seniors to seek higher education

Open to all Idaho high school students, attendees can learn about all programs offered at each of Idaho’s eight public and three private higher education schools.

BOISE, Idaho — Historically, Idaho has struggled with college and university attendance after high school.

Many students are now deferring their secondary education plans due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

However, it’s a fact about high school seniors: the longer they delay a decision about college and career, the harder it is for them to re-engage, according to college and career program manager for the Idaho State Board of Education, Byron Yankey.

This reality is one of the reasons for this week’s Virtual College Fair. Open to every Idaho high school student, their families, and adults looking to advance or change their career, attendees can learn about all programs offered at each of Idaho’s eight public and three private higher education institutions.

“This is

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