It'sNotAcademic

It’sNotAcademic – The podcast: Episode two with Mehnaz Tabassum

Access to postsecondary education remains a challenge for many students and research has shown that financial considerations are just one part of the equation. In our new episode of It’sNotAcademic: The Podcast, we continue to explore the issue of access and why certain groups — such as first generation students, those with disabilities, low-income students, indigenous students and those whose first language is not English […]

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Erin Maloney, Daniel Ansari and Jonathan Fugelsang – Outing math anxiety

Most of us can remember a conversation in which someone openly professes a dislike (or even hatred) of math, making statements such as, “I’m not a math person” or “I just don’t get math.” Our cultural dislike of math has become so mainstream that it has even infiltrated the toys that we give our children (e.g., Barbie dolls used to say, “Math class is tough” […]

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Welcome to ItsNotAcademic: The Podcast

Ever vigilant for new ways to share our research with the broader public, HEQCO has initiated a podcast, launching with a series on access to higher education (one of our key research priorities). Aligned with the theme of our upcoming conference, Rethinking Access: When non-traditional is the new normal, the series will explore the systems, programs and strategies that lead to greater postsecondary participation, retention […]

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Harvey P. Weingarten – “Plans are useless but planning is indispensable.”

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Cassandra Cao — Machine learning trending on campus

Sentient robots used to be the creatures of science fiction novels, but the future is here. Artificial intelligence quietly recommends the next movie in your Netflix queue, it reminds you of the fastest routes to work just before you leave the house, and it recognizes your face in a selfie and automatically focuses your camera without prompt. As Google CEO Sundar Pichai observed, the future […]

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