09 juin 2013

Loi sur l’enseignement supérieur à la recherche: beaucoup de bruit pour pas grand-chose?

http://www.headway-advisory.com/blog/wp-content/themes/headway/images/logo.jpgPar Olivier Rollot. Les communautés remplacent les PRES, le Haut conseil de l’évaluation l’Aeres, les CPGE seront payantes et devront recevoir plus de bons bacheliers, les IUT plus de bacs technos, les STS plus de bacs pros, les grandes écoles seront toutes sous cotutelle du ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche, les stages tous rémunérés (lire le détail de ces mesures ci-dessous) mais cela valait-il vraiment le coup de se donner autant de mal pour ça? «Il fallait bien réfléchir à améliorer ce qui avait été fait en 2007 sans être dans la rupture totale», expliquait avant le vote Khaled Bouabdallah, l’un des vice-présidents dans la CPU, dans un entretien qu’il m’avait accordé.
Oui mais fallait-il pour cela passer par des Assises, une loi, des centaines d’heures de discussion pour, finalement, accoucher d’un texte qui entérine très largement la LRU? Sans doute que oui et ce sera à mettre au crédit du gouvernement d’avoir pris le temps d’écouter les acteurs de l’enseignement supérieur pour porter un texte finalement assez équilibré mais qui aura divisé la gauche : les groupes écologistes et Front de gauche ont voté contre. La discussion débutera maintenant le 18 juin au Sénat où on sait que l’avenir de l’Aeres sera particulièrement débattu. A suivre. Suite de l'article...
http://www.headway-advisory.com/blog/wp-content/themes/headway/images/logo.jpgDe réir Olivier Rollot. Comhphobal ionad PRES, an Ard-Chomhairle an Aeres meastóireachta, beidh CPGEs íoc agus beidh a fháil níos mó céimithe maith, an IUT umair níos ardteicneolaíochta, an STS níos mó boscaí bruscair son, beidh coláistí ar fad a bheith faoi mhaoirseacht comh- Aireacht um Ard-Oideachas agus Taighde, intéirneachtaí íoctha go léir (Léigh na sonraí ar na bearta seo thíos). Níos mó...

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Study finds Canadian universities lag in technology transfer

http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-ash3/372921_273805206181_686462918_q.jpgBy Peter Hadekel. Development strategies for Montreal often refer to the crucial role that universities play in the local economy. They are major employers and big purchasers of goods and services. They turn out thousands of well-trained graduates each year to meet the needs of the Montreal-area companies that require an educated workforce. Academic researchers generate the bright ideas that sustain today’s knowledge-based economy. Their discoveries lead to the founding of new companies in areas like information technology, telecommunications, life sciences and environmental engineering. But our universities can do a lot better. They lag behind their U.S. counterparts in one key area — the technology transfer that occurs between academic institutions and the private sector. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 17:36 - - Permalien [#]

A little non-academic experience helps

By Liz Koblyk. I just came back from the Education at Work conference, which wrapped up with an employer panel. I like employer panels – they give me a chance to test out whether I actually know what I’m talking about, or whether I’ve developed an artificial, Disney-esque view of the way one goes about finding a job. Good news for me – I don’t have to buy any mouse ears yet. The advice offered by the employers on the panel sounds largely like what you’ll read in any of the Careers Café posts by any of the blog authors.  Along with a few messages that might not inspire a Careers Café blog post (Don’t tweet about your sex life! Wear interview-appropriate clothing!), there was plenty that will look familiar to you. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 17:31 - - Permalien [#]

University Affairs takes gold, silver

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/uploadedImages/ua_junejuly2013_KRW_Gold_Seal_100x100.jpgBy Léo Charbonneau. Magazine honoured for design and news coverage at publishing awards event. University Affairs won a gold and a silver at the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards for excellence in business publishing on June 4 in Toronto. The magazine won the gold medal in the category of best design of a feature, for the article, "In praise of literature", in the December 2012 issue. The award was presented to the magazine's design firm, Toronto-based Underline Studio? Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 17:27 - - Permalien [#]

Universities bolster learning on Web

http://webmedia.newseum.org/newseum-multimedia/dfp/jpg9/med/LA_TTT.jpgBy Mary Beth Marklein. Public universities and systems in nine states say they’ll join a push to greatly expand and improve online learning. Coursera, a Silicon Valley-based company, announced recently that it will partner with university systems in Colorado, Georgia, New York, Tennessee and Texas to develop and evaluate the potential of technology that is fueling dramatic changes in how higher education is designed and delivered. Partnerships with several state flagship universities also are being announced, bringing to more than 70 the number of schools or systems working with the company. Coursera is one of a handful of young companies or non-profit groups that offer an array of free, non-credit, college-level courses to anyone who has an Internet connection and a desire to learn. Millions of people worldwide have signed up for these massive, open online courses — known as MOOCs. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 17:09 - - Permalien [#]


Are MOOCs making education a monoculture?

http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/xnvxnxrSXjZn9NBmI_lSNg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7aD0yNTtxPTg1O3c9MTA2/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/logo/csmonitor/csm_logo_115.jpgBy John Yemma. The rise of Massive Open Online Courses is presenting higher education with a powerful challenge. Access to great teachers will help millions. But will MOOCs cause a massive college shakeout as well? A tree farm produces a monoculture you can count on. Its timber efficiently becomes the lumber that makes houses and furniture. A woodlot is a little more sketchy. It might begin as a forgotten weed patch, grow into a scrubby forest, and eventually host a mini-United Nations of species. Left alone, a woodlot can become an interestingly varied patch of earth, maybe even a natural treasure. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 17:06 - - Permalien [#]

Keep college affordable

http://media.miamiherald.com/static/images/redesign/mhlogo-channel.gifOUR OPINION: Student loan costs should not shut the door to higher education. Congress and the president are jousting once again over the cost of college loans, a perennial dilemma that faces a July 1 deadline to avoid a doubling of federally subsidized interest rates that would discourage thousands of potential students from seeking a college diploma. Everyone seems to be in agreement that something has to be done to keep college loans low and affordable. Given that student debt amounts to more than $1 trillion, which some fear could trigger an eventual economic crisis, the focus should be on keeping costs down and making them predictable. But that will require the sort of political compromise that is increasingly rare in Washington these days. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 17:02 - - Permalien [#]

For-profit colleges wrong solution to higher education problem

http://media.kansascity.com/static/v4/img/base/kcstar_banner.pngBy Rodolfo F. Acuna. For-profit colleges are not the answer to the rising cost of higher education. This increase is having a disastrous impact on many poor and middle income Americans, and it's disastrous for Mexican-American and other Latino communities. Over time, this trend will destroy all hope for millions of young people. Low-income students made up half of all the students in for-profit colleges, with minorities making up 37 percent of that population. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 16:55 - - Permalien [#]

Online Curriculum Development: Not a Turnkey Solution

http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/default/files/UBTech_leadership.jpgBy Ed Finkel. Pearson Education President Dave Daniels bristles when he hears the word “outsourcing” used to describe contracts colleges and universities sign with outside vendors to develop online curriculum.
“The word ‘outsource’ to me is real pejorative,” Daniels says. “It sounds like the school is saying, ‘Here, take it and bring it back to us.’ When it really is a collaboration. People think there’s this big, bad for-profit giant coming and taking over.”
Pearson has helped to develop everything from a single professor’s course to entire online programs at 60 or 70 universities, Daniels says. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 16:41 - - Permalien [#]

Is academic nepotism a good thing?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/IHE_Sept2012_SoundingBoardLogoV3%20copy-1_0.pngBy Jane Robbins. The retirement of Gordon Gee from Ohio State, and its inevitable connection to his other presidencies, including at my former place of work, Vanderbilt, provides an opportunity to talk about an important ethics subject: academic nepotism. Gee’s wife, Constance, was in my department when I was at Vanderbilt. She had come in with tenure, and when Gee left, she stayed (she has since retired). Constance Gee was not the only one in the department known to have come in as a trailing spouse, or to otherwise have come into a position through what is sometimes called the back door. Read more...

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