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Faculty Survey Breaks Down the Role of the Library in Higher Ed

A new report from Ithaka S+R explores the multi-faceted role of the library in higher education. The research and consulting firm's US Faculty Survey polled 7,615 faculty members at four-year colleges and universities across the country about topics such as the value of the library, instructional support, equitable and holistic teaching practices, and more.

Educause Introduces Inclusive Hiring Kit

A new resource from Educause provides a guide to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education IT hiring.

New Liaison Product Helps Institutions Target Outreach to Adult Learners

Liaison International, provider of technology and services for recruitment, admissions, enrollment and student success, has released Intelligent Names, a new analytics platform geared toward identifying and re-engaging adult learners.

Federal Pilot Program Awards More than $10 Million in Grants to Connect Minority-Serving Colleges and Universities to High-Speed Internet

The United States Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration has awarded a combined $10.6 million in grants to five institutions as part of its Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program.



Insurance Premium Credit Available for Schools Completing Mental Health Support Program

United Educators, a member-owned insurance and risk management provider for education institutions, has partnered with suicide prevention nonprofit The Jed Foundation to offer a premium credit to schools that successfully complete a JED program aimed at supporting students’ mental health and well-being.

Indiana University Secures Internet2 Network Operations Support Role

Internet2 has signed a new three-year deal with Indiana University for the institution's GlobalNOC research and education network operations service to continue providing customer and break-fix support for the Internet2 national network.

California OER Efforts Get Funding Boost

The American Association of Colleges and Universities, Creative Commons and open education-focused nonprofit SPARC are working to advance the adoption of open educational resources in California and beyond, thanks to funding from the Michelson 20MM Foundation's Open Educational Resources initiative.

Meta's First EdX Courses Provide Skills for Building the Metaverse

EdX has launched two Spark Augmented Reality courses from Meta, developed as part of the online learning platform's partnership with Meta Immersive Learning. The goal: to "build a learning ecosystem for the metaverse and give professionals broader access to the tools and education needed to build a career in augmented reality."

REN-ISAC and Fortinet Partner on Threat Intelligence and Cybersecurity Best Practices

Indiana University's Research & Education Networks Information Sharing & Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) has announced a partnership with cybersecurity company Fortinet focused on sharing threat information and enhancing higher education and research cybersecurity efforts nationwide.

5 Institutions Building Data Literacy to Support Student Success

A new cohort of higher education institutions is delving into the use of data to improve retention and completion through the Data Literacy Institute, a program developed by the Association for Institutional Research and offered by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities as part of its Powered by Publics initiative.