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Friday 5: Things To Ponder This Week In Higher Ed 3/19/21
Tech Term of the Week:
Online Program Management (OPM): practice of contracting with external, third-party organizations that help colleges and universities develop and deliver online degree or certificate programs.
Innovative Educators is a women-owned company, and so it is important to our organization that we honor Women’s History Month this March. Pandemic life has been particularly challenging for women: as a country, we are in the midst of a “she-cession” as nearly 3 million women have left the workforce. This month we will provide resources that help us examine the role of women and work in 2021, considerations for ways we can support working women and our students, and opportunities to learn more about equity issues.
0.3 percent: The increase in state spending on higher education which remains basically the same as the last fiscal year due to a boost from federal money.
The murder of 6 women of Asian descent in Atlanta this week highlights the threats and attacks experienced by Asian American communities. In the last year, Stop AAPI Hate has recorded 3,795 anti-Asian hate incidents. Advancing Justice - Chicago and Hollaback! have collaborated to offer one-hour, virtual Bystander Intervention Trainings.
Join us April 9 to hear Cliff Nelson discuss accessibility and access.
The Chronicle digs into the fall semester and how its outcomes inform institutions about student learning. Grades remained largely unchanged or even improved slightly across institution types. Colleges reported higher numbers of students on academic probation and increased rates of cheating. At the University of California Irvine, researchers are examining student learning trends and found that students are spending more time in their LMS. Students report spending 9 hours per week completing work for their two hardest courses; in 2019 students reported spending 15 hours per week total on all of their coursework. Data from other institutions found similar results. First year students struggled the most with online learning, time management, using online help resources like tutoring, and staying motivated and engaged in their classes.
March 19, 2021