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  1. Work on articles that need cleanup. A randomized short list is here
  2. Work on the collaborations of the month
  3. Create a page for each and every university and college and add {{infobox University}} for it. See the missing list for those institutions still awaiting articles.
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Education DynamicsEdit

I am seeking additional opinions and input about Education Dynamics also known as EDDY. The company is a marketing and enrollment company serving several hundred colleges and universities, especially in the online realm for adult learners. Its research arm produces annual reports on the consumer demands of adult learners. EDDY and its websites have been mentioned in several reliable sources, including the New York Times, CBS News, NBC News, the Hill, and Inside Higher Education. In 2020 the company acquired the higher education vertical of Quinstreet. --CollegeMeltdown (talk) 12:15, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

IMO, there is bit of promotional tone in parts of the page (literally says key player in the first sentence. Haven't heard of it before, pretty much as I'm not in higher-ed business. GreaterPonce665 (TALK) 18:23, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Request for comment on the naming of Category:Faculty by university or college and its subcategoriesEdit

Please see Category talk:Faculty by university or college#Request for comment on naming. --Joy [shallot] (talk) 15:31, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Joy, if you haven't already seen it, you may wish to check out the related discussion linked by MarkH21 above. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 18:34, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, I cross-posted there now as well. --Joy [shallot] (talk) 19:38, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

Stub for John ThelinEdit

@ElKevbo: I've seen you mention Thelin before as the kind of author we ought to be using for references in higher education articles. I started an article for him, since I think it's a good idea that we provide information about the people we use for citations when we can. I'm not going to take it beyond a tiny stub with enough references to avoid deletion, though, so help expanding it from anyone inclined would be appreciated. I'll do a run with WP:Findlink to integrate it, but there's probably additional work there for anyone who wants, too. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 03:02, 25 March 2021 (UTC)

Although I have several books that he has written I don't have any special knowledge of Thelin. He's a prominent and prolific scholar who is among the most well-known in his field so it shouldn't be hard to find information about him for anyone who wants to expand his article. I'd be happy to offer feedback if anyone has specific questions. (I'd also place Roger Geiger on the same plane as Thelin; they're probably the two most well-known historians of U.S. higher education particularly among those who write broad, era-spanning, and synthetic histories.) ElKevbo (talk) 21:23, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
ElKevbo, Geiger meets WP:NACADEMIC criterion 5, so I created an (even more stubby) article for him. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 00:07, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

Proposed "accreditation" parameter for Template:Infobox universityEdit

I have proposed a new "accreditation" parameter for Template:Infobox university. I would appreciate comments and discussion on this proposal at the template's Talk page. Thanks! ElKevbo (talk) 23:24, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

Naming Porter & ChesterEdit

Good Day Sirs


I am a potential student doing a research paper on Porter and Chester in Waterbury, CT.

My question is; How did the school receive the name?


Best,

Ms. Elma — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:19a:4680:73f0:e968:aeb5:3e30:6f7 (talk) 02:29, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

IP editor, This is the talk page for discussing WikiProject Higher education and anything related to its purposes and tasks, so it is the wrong place for your question. You may find an answer on the college's website or in the Wikipedia article about the college, Porter and Chester Institute. TSventon (talk) 08:21, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:University of Cambridge § Proposed merge of Winter Pool into University of CambridgeEdit

  You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:University of Cambridge § Proposed merge of Winter Pool into University of Cambridge. Hopefully this discussion will snow, but it'd be nice to get the merge notice off of the top of the Cambridge article before it sits there for too long. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 22:00, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

Student affairs task forceEdit

Following up from before, I've marked the student affairs task force as inactive. Anyone who wants to give it a more proper burial is welcome to do so; just move everything to the archives. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 02:11, 16 April 2021 (UTC)

Colleges and Schools of the University of Illinois Urbana-ChampaignEdit

I wanted to bring up the informality of the University of Illinois school and college page titles (see the list below) that favor the styling of "UIUC College/School of ______." While I know UIUC is a term often used by students as a shorthand, I don't know how well it is known outside of the campus as a reference for the Urbana-Champaign campus. Most people I know call it the "U of I" or "Illinois" or just "University of Illinois" as it's the flagship. I want to move all these pages to prefer "University of Illinois College/School of _____" as is the style of the page for the University of Illinois School of Architecture and University of Illinois College of Law. Grainger, Gies, and Carle are distinguishable by their names. But the schools and colleges listed below are vague enough to need specificity.

The College of Media is the only college with such a name in the country and already carries an article title without "University of Illinois."

I run into an issue with the College of Applied Health Sciences because the Chicago campus has an identically named school so could get confusing just saying "University of Illinois," though the Chicago campus's college lacks a Wikipedia page.

Please let me know your thoughts! JustinMal1 (talk) 00:54, 19 April 2021 (UTC)

Are there even sufficient independent reliable sources for these subjects to be independently notable and have their own articles? (A quick glance shows the answer to be "no" in most or all cases, in my opinion.) ElKevbo (talk) 01:13, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
These schools and colleges certainly have enough notability to have their own pages, the references section may not make that clear. More citations are patently necessary, but that's no reason for deletion, just more work. JustinMal1 (talk) 01:20, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
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