CONAHEC News and Information

Friday, Sep. 01, 2023

Anthony Michael Kreis seems to love Twitter. Or maybe he hates it.

He’s certain about one thing, though: that he “100 percent” wouldn’t have become an assistant law professor at Georgia State University without it. He has more than 62,000 followers.

Same goes for Tressie McMillan Cottom. “There’s no way that the scale of my career, and the trajectory of it, would have happened without Twitter,” said Cottom, an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her follower count? Almost 240,000.

Monday, Aug. 28, 2023

Amy Chatfield, an information-services librarian for the Norris Medical Library at the University of Southern California, can hunt down and deliver to researchers just about any article, book, or journal, no matter how obscure the topic or far-flung the source. So she was stumped when she couldn’t locate any of the 35 sources a researcher had asked her colleague to deliver.

Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023

Juan Carlos Tercero, an expert in underwater forensics who helped families seeking their missing loved ones, appears to have become a victim of the country’s disappearance epidemic.

On a balmy day in early April, anthropologist Juan Carlos Tercero left his home in the city of Tepic, in western Mexico. Then he vanished.

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Thursday, Jun. 22, 2023

More than one in three applications for U.S. student visas was denied in 2022, according to data released by the U.S. Department of State.

The 35-percent rejection rate for F-1, or student, visas is both an uptick from 2021, when 20 percent of such applications were denied, and the pre-pandemic year of 2019, when the denial rate was 25 percent. It’s also more than double the rate of rejections, 14 percent, for all other nonimmigrant visas in the last fiscal year, which ran from October 2021 to September 2022.

Thursday, Jun. 22, 2023

The mid-2010′s saw an uptick in U.S. college closures, particularly among private nonprofit schools. This trend has affected tens of thousands of college students across the country.

Thursday, Jun. 22, 2023

The mid-2010′s saw an uptick in U.S. college closures, particularly among private nonprofit schools. This trend has affected tens of thousands of college students across the country.

Thursday, Jun. 22, 2023

Internationalisation of higher education, when all the administrative and transactional issues are dealt with, is – or should be – a transformational endeavour meant to contribute to the broader human project and address the historical and contemporary societal injustices and inequalities.
It is also about educating and shaping a new generation of leaders and change-makers. In international education, values based, ethical and inspired leadership, foregrounded by service and support of collegiality and collaboration, is a necessity.

Tuesday, May. 09, 2023

The Global Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education will come into force on Sunday 5 March, becoming the first legally binding United Nations instrument on higher education, fostering international mobility and opening up increased opportunities for students and qualification holders worldwide

It marks a decisive turning point on the road to more inclusive and equitable higher education and a world where students can easily move around and across borders to pursue their studies

Monday, Apr. 03, 2023

The following is the opinion and analysis of the writer:

My fingers tingled with excitement as I dialed the Arizona Department of Education’s “Empower Hotline” to report inappropriate public school lessons. Finally, I thought to myself, there is a leader like Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne who will save Arizona’s educational system from years of neglect and an all-out war against public education. After all, as of 2022, Arizona was 48th in the nation in K-12 per-pupil funding and 49th in spending as a percentage of state taxpayer income.

Monday, Apr. 03, 2023

A recent analysis by researchers at NYU, Princeton and the Wharton School finds that many of the jobs that will be most “exposed” to generative AI such as ChatGPT are in the college teaching profession.
One of the first narratives to emerge from the sudden explosion in usage of ChatGPT is the risk of students cheating on writing assignments.
But use by college teachers is growing quickly too, and adoption by educators may be critical to making the case that AI will augment the jobs humans are doing rather than replace them.