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How Will Artificial Intelligence Change Higher Ed?ChatGPT is just the beginning. Twelve scholars and administrators explain.
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‘It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way’: One Scholar’s Front-Row Seat to Higher-Ed Battles in Wisconsin and TexasJeremi Suri, a historian, left Wisconsin because of legislation to strip faculty rights. He went to Texas, where similar efforts have been proposed.
DEI Legislation TrackerOur maps and database on legislation to block colleges’ diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts include updates for Missouri and Texas.
Education Dept. Delays Issuing Final Title IX RegulationsThe department said today that its proposed rules for enforcing the gender-equity law had drawn more than 240,000 public comments. The time needed to review those comments, it said, will push the expected date of final rules to October. Final rules on related athletics policies have also been pushed to October, also because of the volume of comments. (Department post, The Chronicle)
Billionaire Gives UMass-Boston Graduates $1,000 Each and Says Half Must Be DonatedRobert Hale, the founder of Granite Telecommunications and a part owner of the Boston Celtics, gave two envelopes to each graduate at the University of Massachusetts campus’s commencement, on Thursday. One envelope was labeled “Gift,” and the other was marked “Give.” (WBTS)
U. of California President’s Home Is VandalizedA hate-crime investigation is underway after university officials say vandals painted racial slurs on the home of the system’s president, Michael V. Drake, in Berkeley. Neighbors said the house had been targeted before. (KNTV)
Colleges Will Be Able to Block Out a Student’s Race on Admissions ApplicationsIf requested, the Common App can conceal from colleges basic information on applicants’ race and ethnicity — a move that could help colleges if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down race-conscious admissions policies. (The New York Times, The Chronicle)
Anti-Tenure Legislator in Louisiana Drops Controversial Bill to Codify Tenure PoliciesSen. Stewart Cathey, a Republican who has sought without success to abolish tenure, acknowledged his legislation was dead because he never requested a hearing for it in the Senate Education Committee. (Louisiana Illuminator)
In the States
S.D. Governor Assails Universities Over Free Speech, Drag Shows, and MoreIn a wide-ranging letter Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican, also ordered the Board of Regents to cut costs, raise graduation rates, crack down on funding from China, require courses in American history and government, and remove references to preferred pronouns. She said she was creating a whistle-blower hotline for anyone to complain about “what is occurring” at state colleges. (Sioux Falls Argus Leader)
Most U. of Wisconsin System Campuses Have Budget Deficits in the MillionsThe university’s Milwaukee campus topped the list with a projected deficit of $18.8 million. The news comes as the annual State Higher Education Finance report showed that Wisconsin provided nearly double the amount of financial support per student at two-year technical colleges than at state universities. (Wisconsin Public Radio, The Chronicle)
Declaring Financial Exigency, Upper Iowa U. Lays Off Professors and DeansThe moves, which follow another round of layoffs earlier this month, also include cutting or merging academic programs. In all, five programs, 13 faculty posts, two deans, and three support-staff members will be affected. (Des Moines Register, The Gazette)
Clark College, in Washington, Proposes More Than $3 Million in CutsThe public college cited falling enrollment as the reason budget reductions were needed. The vast majority of the planned cuts will come from the elimination of vacant positions, many of them tenured, in academic departments. (The Columbian)
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