31 août 2013

Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada (AAAC)

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 The Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada was founded in 1994 as a national network of professional education accrediting bodies. The Association now represents the accrediting bodies for some 30 professions. AAC exists to serve and support member Accrediting organizations in their practice. The link address is: http://www.aaac.ca/

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Indicators for higher education in further education colleges

http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/hefce/st/i/hefce80.gifA report presenting indicators for higher education in English further education colleges (FECs), including the first publication of employment indicators, has been published.
HEFCE’s analysis of widening participation, non-continuation and employment indicators shows that FECs continue to perform strongly in terms of widening participation. Key findings are as follows.

  • FECs are continuing to perform better than expected in the widening participation indicator, when compared with the sector-adjusted average for the sector which takes into account the mix of students at institutions.
  • As a sector, FECs performed better than expected in the non-continuation indicator for first degree students, with a non-continuation rate of 13.6 per cent compared with a sector-adjusted average of 13.9 per cent.
  • Among other undergraduate entrants at FECs, the non-continuation rate was slightly higher than expected at 21.0 per cent.
  • 83.6 per cent of full-time first degree qualifiers, and 92.7 per cent of full-time other undergraduate qualifiers, registered at FECs continued into work or further study.

What the tables show

  • The widening participation indicators show the proportion of full-time entrants aged under 21 years from neighbourhoods which have a low proportion of young people going in to higher education.
  • The non-continuation indicators show the proportion of students (given separately for young and mature students) who do not continue in to a second year of higher education.
  • The employment indicators show the proportion of qualifiers from an undergraduate course of HE in 2010-11 who continued into work or further study after 6 months. This proportion is provided separately for full-time students on first degree and other undergraduate programmes.

We intend to publish an update of this report in early 2014.

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Academic Cooperation Association (ACA)

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 The Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) is a dynamic think tank in the area of international cooperation in higher education. Its goal is to promote innovation and internationalisation of European higher education while maintaining a global outreach. ACA’s activities include research and analyses, evaluations, consultancy for private and public bodies, advocacy, publications, and much more. The link address is: http://www.aca-secretariat.be/

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Volontariat Franco-Allemand

http://www.volontariat.ofaj.org/volo_new/uploads/images/header/logo_volontarit.pngUn an de volontariat à l’étranger permet aux jeunes de faire une expérience intéressante et particulière mais aussi linguistique et interculturelle et aussi d’améliorer leurs compétences, ce qui facilitera leur vie professionnelle. Sur notre site internet vous trouverez les informations utiles pour vous renseigner sur le programme du volontariat franco-allemand de l’Office franco-allemand pour la Jeunesse et pour participer.
Ein Jahr Freiwilligendienst im anderen Land ermöglicht es den jungen Menschen, eine besonders interessante persönliche, aber auch interkulturelle und sprachliche Erfahrung zu machen. Darüber hinaus bietet er die Möglichkeit, die eigenen Kompetenzen zu verbessern und bringt so auch beruflich Vorteile. Auf unserer Internetseite finden Sie die nötigen Informationen, um sich ausgiebig über dieses Programm des Deutsch-Französischen Jungendwerks zu informieren und teilzunehmen.

 

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Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE)

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 The Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) is an international non-profit organization whose goal is to activate and reinforce the internationalization of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region and around the world, and to engage the professional challenges of individuals in international education.
The link address is: http://www.apaie.org/

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Économie sociale et entrepreneuriat social - Guide de l’Europe sociale

http://ec.europa.eu/social/BlobServlet?mode=displayPicture&photoId=7615Économie sociale et entrepreneuriat social - Guide de l’Europe sociale | Volume 4  (29/04/2013)
Le Guide de l’Europe sociale est une publication semestrielle destinée à fournir à un public intéressé mais pas nécessairement spécialisé un résumé succinct des politiques de l’Union européenne dans les domaines de l’emploi, des affaires sociales et de l’inclusion. Il illustre les questions et les défis clés, explique les actions politiques, décrit les instruments à l’échelle de l’UE et fournit des exemples des meilleures pratiques des États membres de l’UE. Il expose également des points de vue du Parlement européen et de la présidence du Conseil à propos du thème abordé. Le quatrième volume de cette série présente le monde vivant des organisations de l’économie sociale (telles que coopératives, associations, mutuelles et fondations) ainsi que le phénomène plus récent de l’entrepreneuriat social, c’est-à-dire les entreprises créées dans le but de poursuivre des objectifs davantage sociaux que financiers. Il illustre également les tendances orientées vers une plus grande responsabilité sociale des citoyens/consommateurs, des entreprises à but lucratif et des institutions financières. Enfin, ce volume passe en revue différents leviers sur lesquels s’appuient les politiques européennes et nationales pour soutenir l’économie sociale et l’entreprise sociale. Cette publication est disponible en version imprimée en allemand, en grec, en anglais et en français.

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Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU)

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 Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) is a non-profit organization of higher learning institutions that are primarily concerned with education at a distance, namely, education in which the systematic teaching and the communication between student and teacher or institution take place mainly by a variety of media. AAOU was founded in 1987 by a number of open universities in the Asian region who realized the significant contribution of distance education in democratizing the provision of learning opportunities to mankind.
The link address is: http://www.aaou.net/

 

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All of the students failed university admission exams in Liberia?

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BBC is reporting that in one of the two state run Liberian universities, all (!) of the students failed at the university admission exam.
Current Liberian president, the Nobel prize winning Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has frequently made statements regarding issues in the Liberian educational system. She sees the educational system as a key aspect for the nation’s future wellbeing and success:at the end of the day, if you do not have an educated population, we will be unable to build the national capacities of our young people“, and she has called for a total overhaul of the system. Read more...

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American Council on Education (ACE)

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 The American Council on Education (ACE) is the only higher education organization that represents presidents and chancellors of all types of U.S. accredited, degree-granting institutions: community colleges and four-year institutions, private and public universities, and nonprofit and for-profit colleges. ACE provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives. ACE fosters greater collaboration and new partnerships within and outside the higher education community to help colleges and universities anticipate and address the challenges of the 21st century and contribute to a stronger nation and better world.
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Do political parties matter for higher education policy?

http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-prn1/174887_161806250531786_2075947517_q.jpgBy Marielk. HEIK seminar with Jens Jungblut – do political parties matter for higher education policy?
We are pleased to share yet another session from the HEIK academic seminar series in the field of higher education, with both invited international speakers and members of the research group HEIK (Higher Education: Institutional dynamics and Knowledge cultures) here at the University of Oslo.
This lecture was recorded in April 2013 and features Jens Jungblut who discusses how political parties matter in higher education policy.
Jens is also involved as a teacher at the Hedda master programme, where he teaches both courses on methods and higher education governance.

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