26 mai 2013

Gérer les ressources humaines d’une université - mission impossible ?

http://s1.lemde.fr/journalelectronique/vignettes/la_une/20130205/QUO_208_coupee.jpgPar Isabelle Rey-Lefebvre. « Nous sommes une industrie de main d’œuvre », nous confiait Jean-Loup Salzmann, le président de la Conférence des Présidents d’Université (CPU). Cette instance tenait son colloque annuel, à Rennes, les 16 et 17 mai 2013, sur le thème de la gestion des personnels,  une question cruciale depuis la loi sur l’autonomie des universités de 2007 qui a fait d’eux les employeurs directs de tout leur personnel. Au terme de son colloque, la CPU a émis 12 propositions si générales qu’elles risquent bien de rester sans lendemain.
Les universités deviennent des « vrais employeurs »
« Avec l’adoption de compétences élargies, tout a changé, reconnait Héléne Pauliat, présidente de l’université de Limoges et rapporteure du colloque, nous avons dû faire l’apprentissage de cette nouvelle responsabilité sans beaucoup d’accompagnement de l’Etat, qui n’avait pas anticipé toutes les questions soulevées par ce transfert. Aucun agent de l’Etat ne nous a été envoyé en renfort et nous avons dû avoir recours à des contractuels », déplore-t-elle! Suite de l'article...
http://s1.lemde.fr/journalelectronique/vignettes/la_une/20130205/QUO_208_coupee.jpg Agallamh le Isabelle Rey-Lefebvre. "Is eagras tionscail an tsaothair," a dúirt muid Jean-Loup Salzmann, Uachtarán Chomhdháil na nUachtarán Ollscoile (LAP). Bhí an comhlacht seo a chomhdháil bhliantúil i Rennes ar 16 agus 17 Bealtaine 2013, ar an téama na bainistíochta pearsanra, ceist fíorthábhachtach ó an dlí maidir le neamhspleáchas ollscoil sa bhliain 2007, rud a rinne siad fostóirí díreach gach ball foirne. Níos mó...

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J’enfreins la loi Toubon tous les jours car elle n’est pas adaptée au monde moderne

http://s1.lemde.fr/journalelectronique/vignettes/la_une/20130421/QUO_208_coupee.jpgPar Nathalie Brafman. « J’enfreins la loi Toubon tous les jours car elle n’est pas adaptée au monde moderne » - Bruno Sire est président de l’université Toulouse 1 – Capitole
L’article 2 du projet de loi sur l’enseignement supérieur et la recherche qui prévoit la possibilité de donner des cours dans une autre langue que le Français a provoqué un énorme débat. Qu’en pensez-vous alors que votre université propose depuis dix ans des cursus tout en anglais?
Vouloir aujourd’hui nous empêcher de donner des cours en anglais serait une grave régression et une menace pour la place de la France dans la recherche internationale. N’obligeons pas les universités à se replier sur elle-même pour un problème de langue. Suite de l'article...
http://s1.lemde.fr/journalelectronique/vignettes/la_une/20130421/QUO_208_coupee.jpg By Nathalie Brafman. "I break the Toubon's law every day because it is not adapted to the modern world" - Bruno Sire is president of the University of Toulouse 1 - Capitole. Article 2 of the draft law on higher education and research, which provides the opportunity to teach in a language other than French caused a huge debate. More...

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La prépa est-elle faite pour vous ?

http://orientation.blog.lemonde.fr/files/2011/08/Edhec-Olivier-Rollot-208x300.jpgBlog "Il y a une vie après le bac" d'Olivier Rollot. Alors que le Parlement vient d'instituer pour la première fois des droits de scolarité dans les classes prépas - tout en demandant aux recteurs de vérifier que tous les bons bacheliers y trouvent une place -, le rôle des prépas dans l'enseignement supérieur français fait toujours débat.
Deux ans, souvent trois, pour tenter les concours d’entrée dans les grandes écoles, c’est le schéma général des classes préparatoires aux grandes écoles (CPGE). Souvent qualifiées d’élitistes elles pratiquent des méthodes éprouvées mais astreignantes au sein de grands lycées mais aussi d’autres moins importants. Même si elles se sont largement démocratisées, elles continuent à faire peur à beaucoup. Alors, avez-vous le profil pour faire partie des 80 000 élèves inscrits dans les 2152 classes prépas françaises prépas réunies au sein de 409 lycées: 60% dans les prépas scientifiques, 26% dans les commerciales et 14% dans les littéraires? Et si oui, comment choisir votre prépa? Suite de l'article...
http://orientation.blog.lemonde.fr/files/2011/08/Edhec-Olivier-Rollot-208x300.jpg Blag "Tá an saol tar éis na scoile ard" Olivier Rollot. Cé go bhfuil leagtha bParlaimint don chéad uair i teagaisc ranganna ullmhúcháin - cé uachtaráin ag iarraidh a chinntiú go mbeidh gach céimí aimsiú suíomh maith - ról na prépas in ardoideachas na Fraince fós díospóireacht. Dhá bhliain, go minic trí chun iarracht a dhéanamh an mbealach isteach sa chomórtas scoileanna móra, an patrún ginearálta ranganna ullmhúcháin don Ecoles Grandes (CPGE). Níos mó...

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Free book on Open Educational Resources

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xfCgoGjD-ZY/UZsrmTmMj5I/AAAAAAAAB5c/kTv1NyCBaEw/s320/OER+book.jpgBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. While writing up a first workable draft for my probation report (to pass from MPhil to PhD student ... like a first exam, with a defence in front of a small jury), I came across this wonderful free book on Open Educational Resources. The book is a collaboration between UNESCO, Athabasca Uni, Commonwealth of Learning. It might be of interest to everyone looking into online learning, MOOC or simply looking for resources that can be embedded in your own course. OER are used around the world at this point, which gives the concept an added perspective, because an OER can be as local or as global as you make them, fitting the content and the goal of your own or any course. Where I must say I would love to see more local OER.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-voHDx65ku7U/UX4s1TwlH3I/AAAAAAAAB14/7GmYqiTZKDg/s195/titelpage%2Bfinal%2Bsmall.jpgA short description of what you can expect by words of the editors of the book: The development and exchange of OER continues to be a technologically intensive process. Technological considerations in OER are not limited to authoring or remixing tools. Collaborative production of OER requires welldesigned and robust online spaces and infrastructure (Wikiwijs) and repositories. The latter can also be used to combine OER to create lesson plans online (Open Science Education Resources in Europe). Unless OER are consistently and adequately described, they cannot easily be located in online searches. The chapter on GLOBE considers these challenges and offers solutions. COL’s earlier publications on OER offered insights and advice on good institutional practices, business models and policy matters. Read more...

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The Myth and the Millennialism of "Disruptive Innovation"

https://s3.amazonaws.com/hackedu/gargoyletechnotext.jpgBy Audrey Watters. The Myth of Disruptive Innovation
Folklorists often balk at the common usage of the word “myth” to mean “lie.” A myth, by their disciplinary definition, is quite the opposite. A myth is a culture’s sacred story. It involves supernatural or supreme beings — gods. It explains origins and destinies. A myth is the Truth. So when I say then, that “disruptive innovation” is one of the great myths of the contemporary business world, particularly of the tech industry, I don’t mean by “myth” that Clayton Christensen’s explanation of changes to markets and business models and technologies is a falsehood. (I have an MA in Folklore, not an MBA — so that’s part of it, for sure.) Rather, my assigning “myth” to “disruptive innovation” is meant to highlight the ways in which this narrative has been widely accepted as unassailably true. No doubt (as a Harvard professor) Christensen has faced very little skepticism or criticism about his theory about the transformation of industries— why, it’s as if The Innovator’s Dilemma were some sort of sacred text. Read more...

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Chicago Closes 49 Public Schools and edX Expands to 15 New Ones

https://s3.amazonaws.com/hackedu/gargoyletechnotext.jpgBy Audrey Watters. The Chicago Public Schools Board of Education — appointees of Mayor Rahm Emanuel — voted to close 49 schools in the city, the biggest single mass closure of schools in the nation’s history. A federal judge has scheduled hearings in July to decide whether to proceed with the closures after the Chicago Teachers Union filed suits alleging racial discrimination and a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Read more...

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Four graduates on how universities can better prepare students for the work force

http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/media/www/images/flag/gam-masthead.pngBy James Bradshaw. The latest crop of university graduates started in the midst of a global recession and is now leaving to find work in a lacklustre economy. Many are realistic about their prospects of finding full-time jobs, but as James Bradshaw writes, some are calling on universities to build work opportunities into their programs – even in the humanities. Read more...

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Class of 2013 demands more from universities: help us find jobs

http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/media/www/images/flag/gam-masthead.pngBy James Bradshaw.The class of 2013 entered university against a backdrop of economic havoc. The global financial crisis was a year old, job prospects were grim, layoffs were constant and parents were watching their nest eggs take a beating.
This latest crop of graduates was perhaps fortunate to ride out the worst of the recession from the calm of a campus library, but it is now time for many of them to navigate the slow-growth economy. As a recovery refuses to take hold, the lack of youth job opportunities in Canada and other advanced economies is not predicted to fall substantially before 2018, while temporary contract positions are proliferating. Read more...

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Universities as economic asset

http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-prn1/592136_7116517082_1184616419_q.jpgBy Paul David Son. Convocation halls across the country will be full in the coming weeks as new graduates, rightly proud of their achievements, reach out to receive their degrees. While a few steps toward the podium complete a years-long journey for each individual, the scrolled parchment represents a decades-long evolution that has established Canada's position as a global leader in quality postsecondary education.
Among the audience, parents and guests will think back to their own time on campus. Make no mistake: This is not your father's degree. Nor is it your mother's university. In sheer numbers, there is no comparison. In the last dozen years, Canadian universities have made space for a 50% increase in full-time enrolment, bringing the number of students served each year in credit programs to more than 1.2 million. Read more...

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Profit push worries campuses

http://a123.g.akamai.net/f/123/12465/1d/www2.canada.com/images/newspapers/edmontonjournal/widgets/paper_image.gifBy Sheila Pratt. Alberta's push for increasing commercialization of university-led research is raising concerns on campus about growing pressure to produce for profit and how to protect academic independence.
Supporters and critics of commercialization agree that without private-sector cash, many breakthroughs and inventions might not make it to market. Many professors are keen to move into a commercial aspect of their research.
But the province needs to keep its eyes wide open as it goes down this road, says Tim Caulfield, an expert in health research ethics at the University of Alberta who has written extensively on the impact of "creeping commercialization" on campuses. Read more...

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