Dr. Lisa N. Herring in as Strategic Advisor to the DOE Secretary; Raquel Regalado starts as Director of STU’s Ethical Leadership Institute; and Nevien Shaabneh becomes Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at College of DuPage.

Now in their senior year, members of the class of 2024 are entering an uncertain and ever-changing economy–and generative AI is on their minds. Is your institution helping to guide and advise the class of 2024?

Flexibility, choice, and equity are all critical components of the student experience on–and off–campus, according to the 2023 Students and Technology Report from EDUCAUSE.

AI is all the rage right now, and among Gen Z students, 59 percent are aware of generative AI tools and 18 percent are actively using these tools, according to a study from market research and consumer insights firm Touchstone Research.

The 2024 Best Colleges rankings system from U.S. News & World Report evaluates 1,500 colleges and universities using up to 19 measures of academic quality–and this year, the methodology behind the rankings has been overhauled.

Today’s students face myriad challenges as they pursue postsecondary education, from the affordability of tuition, to student housing woes, to fierce competition for jobs after graduation. One pain point that is quickly rising on the list: internships.

With the start of a new school year comes a surge of data at higher education institutions. A spike in data makes institutions a prime target for attacks, and attacks targeting education are increasing.

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The state of the student body

A new school year is a fresh opportunity. Faculty, staff, and students arrive back on campus full of enthusiasm. You can harness or squander that energy. A new academic year is a key time to reimagine and re-explain your mission to your faculty, staff, and students.

How much longer will our newsfeeds be stuffed with headlines either extolling AI as the greatest thing since sliced bread or damning it as a sign of the coming education apocalypse? It’s going to be a while I’m afraid. In the meantime, listen to Dr. Eric Wang, Vice President of AI at Turnitin, put much of the hoopla into context.

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