Higher Education Blogs We Love: Volume 2
Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that do a great job contributing to the conversation. This week’s roundup is Part 2 of our series recognizing outstanding higher education blogs. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tweet our writers at @BeyondBylines.
A few weeks ago, we recognized four higher education blogs that should be on your radar (read Volume 1). We found so many great sites that we had to create a second list.
These blogs cover all things higher ed, whether you’re a student, parent, teacher or administrator. Check them out to prepare you for the back-to-school season in the fall.
Admitted is written by the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Whether you’re a student or family navigating the admission process or an admissions professional looking for news and trends, you can find helpful info on the Admitted blog.
Blog posts cover noteworthy research and programs, innovative admissions practices and more.
- Bans on Critical Race Theory are Harmful to Students and Educators
- Is it Time to Re-evaluate Our Questions?
- Plan Ahead to Make College Affordable
Follow @NACAC on Twitter.
Test-optional policies continue to transform the #collegeadmission landscape. David Hawkins, #NACAC Chief Education and Policy Officer spoke with @Money about these changes. https://t.co/uuCICDm9Ws #emchat #collegeaccess
— Natl Association for College Admission Counseling (@NACAC) May 19, 2022
Education technology is constantly changing and this is the blog to follow to stay on top of it. In addition to the blog, there are podcasts, webinars, newsletters and more to help campus professionals stay up to date.
Campus Technology’s mission is to serve as a “complete resource for academic and administrative IT leaders in higher education — establishing a collaborative environment that promotes professional networking and global pedagogy.” Article topics cover remote learning, AV tech, COVID-19 and more.
Read these recent posts:
- 10 Institutions Opening ‘Metaversity’ Campuses
- 6 Technologies and Practices Impacting the Future of Higher Education
- The Future of Higher Education Is the Hybrid Campus
Follow @Campus_Tech on Twitter.
— Campus Technology (@Campus_Tech) May 25, 2022
Faculty Focus is an award-winning blog written by and for teachers and instructors around the world. They write about what’s working — and what isn’t — in the college classroom.
Posts cover a wide variety and topics, including course design, teaching strategies, equality and diversity, education assessment, and much more. And if that’s not enough, visitors to the site can also check out podcasts and webinars, and register for upcoming events.
Read these posts:
- Ten Online Course Structural Components to Support Learning
- Teaching Students to Use Feedback: A Step Toward Deeper Learning
- Creating an Inclusive Classroom for a Diverse Student Group
Follow @facultyfocus on Twitter.
Everything we learn comes from experience, and as educators our aspiration should be to create learning experiences that students continue to grow from, even after the course is completed. https://t.co/5nugrFPkKm
— Faculty Focus (@facultyfocus) May 25, 2022
Niche helps students and families find the right college or university. It provides in-depth profiles, reviews, ratings, and data on schools across the U.S.
Whether you’re looking for financial aid guidance, tips on how to make the transition to college life, or want to read student stories about “finding their niche” at college, the Niche blog has you covered.
These posts caught my eye:
- A Quick Guide to Federal Student Loans
- 5 Factors To Help You Determine Your Dream College
- What To Do When You’ve Been Waitlisted
Follow @NicheSocial on Twitter.
This year, Cambridge, MA is our #1 Best City for Young Professionals in America! Check out the rest of the top ten here:https://t.co/olopPWTjhW
— Niche (@NicheSocial) April 11, 2022
For those looking to make a career in academia, this is the site to check out. Colleges and universities use HigherEdJobs to recruit for faculty and admin positions, and the site is full of helpful career advice and higher ed job news.
Articles cover how to land a job in higher education, adapt to new workplaces, navigate campus life, and more.
Check out these posts:
- What Should Higher Ed Leaders Learn from the Great Resignation?
- You Should Think About Working in Independent Higher Education
- Does Your Workplace Have Symptoms of Groupthink? (podcast)
Follow @HigherEdJobs on Twitter.
Can a sense of humor help your career? Comic Harry Teinowitz shares tips on using comedy to face everyday life challenges.https://t.co/Cc1NmeNcWX#podcast #highered #higheredjobs #higheredpodcast #laugh #humor #comedy #career #work pic.twitter.com/Exbfe2KjFh
— HigherEdJobs (@HigherEdJobs) June 1, 2022
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Rocky Parker is the Digital Content Lead at Cision PR Newswire. She works with journalists, bloggers, and content creators to create their targeted newsfeeds from PR Newswire for Journalists. Rocky has also counseled on content writing best practices. Check out her previous posts for Beyond Bylines. In her free time, Rocky can usually be found cooking, binge-watching a new show, or playing with her puppy, Hudson.