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Here are some new resources and news for the field of higher education.

Anti-Semitic Incidents on Campus Up 89% The Anti-Defamation League is reporting that 2017 saw 204 anti-Semitic incidents on college campuses, an 89 percent increase from the previous year. (Inside Higher Ed)

50-State Comparison: Academic Credit for Military Experience  This comprehensive resource provides a national overview of state policies to award college students with academic credit for military experience.

More Community Colleges Using Multiple Measures for Readiness  A new study from the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness has found that an increasing number of public, two-year colleges are using multiple measurements beyond standardized tests to place students in college-level math and reading courses. (Inside Higher Ed)

ACE Initiative Looks to Turn Workplace Experience Into Verified Professional Credentials  The Lumina Foundation kick-started the program with a $1.5 million grant, to spur greater connectivity between working professionals seeking continuing education and using their work experience in place of credits earned in a traditional or virtual classroom. ACE officials said the program will empower learners to showcase skills and employers to be more efficient in talent-spotting. (Education Dive)

From FOCUS to Artificial Intelligence: How Data Has Changed in Higher Education  As access to data, and expectations around its availability, have evolved in higher education, so too have the role and responsibilities of professionals charged with managing and analyzing the information.

Declining College Enrollment from Traditional-Age Students Will Hit Hard: Are Adult Students the Answer?  While demographic shifts spell a tough road ahead for institutions and divisions focused squarely on traditional-age learners, those that serve adult students have a brighter future in store.

Confusion Over Distance Education Rules  Colleges are struggling to prepare for new distance education rules, which are scheduled to take effect in July. Under the new regulations, all higher education institutions that offer classes online must demonstrate that they are authorized to operate in every state where they enroll students who receive federal financial aid. (Inside Higher Ed)

NREA Research Webinar Educational Attainment among Rural Students: Current Knowledge and Future Directions presented by Sonja Ardoin, Ph.D., Boston University School of Education and Soo-yong Byun, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University.  Tuesday March 27, 2018, 11:00:12:00 EST  The college-going trends of rural youth have received much media attention in recent months, with headlines pointing to how rural students are less likely to attend college than their non-rural peers. Interest in college and career planning is not new to the research community, including scholars interested in patterns and trends among rural youth. This webinar will highlight the current status of educational expectations and attainment among rural students in the United States.  This webinar will help you answer questions, such as: What is the current status of educational attainment among rural students in the United States? What does this mean for parents and educators working with rural students? And What questions should we be asking as we look to understand rural students’ educational goals?

Curing Teacher Shortage May Take Dollars And Sense   recent report has shown Illinois is in the midst of a severe teacher shortage, particularly in the central part of the state. A panel of lawmakers took testimony on that topic last week.  (NPR Illinois Education Desk)

Students Say Diversity Is More Important Than Free Speech  College students value a diverse and inclusive environment more than free speech rights, according to a new study on student attitudes on free expression. (Inside Higher Ed)

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