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Mon, 10/26/2020 - 3:41pm
New Comprehensive Exam System PhD students now have the option to take their written comprehensive exams as a three-week evaluation. Previously, candidates reported to Meigs Hall and sat for the exam in a four-hour block. Students who matriculated before 2019 may elect their preferred format, but the new system is popular.  Lindsey Hammond celebrates the conclusion of her dissertation defense.Erik Ness met with students to review the new option…
Tags: IHE Report, Institute of Higher Education, Institute of Higher Education PhD program, Institute of Higher Education, Strategic Plan 2025
Mon, 10/26/2020 - 2:35pm
As a professional in Institutional Research (IR), I’ve always valued the “R” in IR.  Over the years, I have benefitted greatly from the volume of esteemed scholarly works by IHE faculty. IHE’s graduate students bring new knowledge and advance analytical skills to their positions after they graduate, as faculty members, institutional administrators or higher education researchers.    When I was working in Georgia, I had the privilege to consult…
Tags: IHE Report, Institute of Higher Education, Giving to the Institute of Higher Education
Mon, 10/26/2020 - 7:57am
Chronicle of Higher Education Power of the Professoriate Tim Cain was interviewed for “The Latest Assault on Tenure,” published in The Chronicle of Higher Education on February 16, 2020. The article explores changes in academic norms that enable institutions to lay-off tenured faculty to prevent financial exigency rather than as a response to it. While the article focuses on small, private colleges, Cain cautioned there could be potential…
Tags: IHE Report, Institute of Higher Education, Institute of Higher Education, George Spencer, faculty, University of Georgia, Institute of Higher Education, Timothy Cain, faculty, University of Georgia, Institute of Higher Education, Greg Wolniak, faculty, University of Georgia , Insstitute of Higher Education, Karen Webber, faculty, University of Georgia
Sun, 10/25/2020 - 4:47pm
NSF Sponsors Study of Experiential Learning Opportunities in STEM Karen Webber (Pi) and Amy Stich (co-PI) were awarded $690,027 by the National Science Foundation to study how students’ access to experiential learning opportunities is affected by their proximity to areas with major economic and workforce activity. The research aims to provide a more comprehensive understanding of the issue by getting the perspectives from college students,…
Tags: IHE Report, Institute of Higher Education, National Science Foundation grant, SHEEO, Horatio Alger Association grant
Sat, 10/24/2020 - 12:06pm
Wes Fugate, President Wilson College (PA) What were your aspirations and expectations at the start of 2020, and how did those shift as the COVID-19 crisis erupted? As a new president on January 1, I had an elaborate plan for my transition. My goal was to be as present as possible with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the local community. I wanted to hear their Wilson stories - their hopes and dreams for the institution.  In late February, I…
Tags: alumni, IHE Report, Institute of Higher Education, Wilson College, leadership in higher education, New Jersey City University, Kansas Wesleyan University, Hawkeye Community College
Fri, 10/23/2020 - 3:06pm
By Erik Ness, Associate Professor of Higher Education In late February, less than one month before the pandemic would reshape so much of our professional and personal lives in Georgia, the State Higher Education Executive Officers association (SHEEO) and Arnold Ventures awarded Sean Baser (PhD student) and me with a grant. Our team proposed to study how states authorize postsecondary education programs, including public and private colleges,…
Tags: IHE Report, Institute of Higher Education, SHEEO, Institute of Higher Education, Erik Ness
Fri, 10/23/2020 - 1:47pm
By Rob Toutkoushian, Professor of Higher Education In May 2020, the University of California (UC) announced that over a five-year period, it will phase out the requirement that applicants submit SAT or ACT scores and will develop and implement its own standardized test. If a new UC-specific test is not developed after five years, then UC will abandon the use of standardized tests altogether.  Major media outlets, such as The New York Times, The…
Tags: IHE Report, Institute of Higher Education, SAT/ACT Scores, Institute of Higher Education, Robert Toutkoushian
Thu, 10/22/2020 - 4:10pm
By Tim Cain, Associate Professor of Higher Education Fifteen minutes into the first meeting of EDHI 8000: History of American Higher Education, students are confronted with an artifact from the University of Georgia’s past—a notebook from a member of the class of 1804, for example, or a satirical pamphlet about the new college in Auburn, Alabama. Working in pairs, the students try to make sense of their objects and what they might tell us about…
Tags: IHE Report, Institute of Higher Education, History of Higher Education, Archival Research, Institute of Higher Education Tim Cain
Wed, 10/21/2020 - 5:15pm
New director brings relevant skill set and commitment to higher education access and retention. Brook Thompson joins IHE as the director of the Georgia College Advising Corps (GCAC). She brings wide experience with college access programs, recruitment and retention among diverse populations, and school-c0llege-community networks.  She served three years as a coordinator of GEARUP, a federally-funded program in North Carolina that prepares high…
Tags: IHE Report, Institute of Higher Education, Georgia College Advising Corps, UGA public service programs
Wed, 10/21/2020 - 4:26pm
Robinson Receives Data Driven Program Director Award Jessica Robinson, GCAC director 2018-2020, received this year’s Data Driven Program Director Award from the College Advising Corps (CAC). The award recognizes Robinson's emphasis on tracking actionable data and using it to achieve sustained results. CAC regional director Ariel Cochrane-Brown said, "Jessica is an amazing program leader." She specifically noted GCAC's robust data dashboard and…
Tags: IHE Report, Institute of Higher Education, Georgia College Advising Corps, UGA public service programs

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