01 octobre 2013

New blog: From PhD to life

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/images/Blog-phd-to-life.jpgBy . What did you hope for in terms of employment as you completed your PhD?
I’ve always wanted to be a public servant, but have never believed that “service to the public” was confined to one specific occupation. Throughout my graduate studies, I was well-advised to keep all of my options open when it came to post-doctoral employment. For me, that meant keeping a close eye on the job market in academia and in the civil service, both of which looked promising when I entered my PhD program in 2004. Like many graduate students over the past three or four decades, I was told that there would be no shortage of demand for PhD graduates. Things changed very rapidly in the closing months of my studies, however, as the international economic downturn hit Canada in 2009. While other countries fared worse, Canadian governments and universities began hiring freezes. Eventually, these freezes gave way to outright reductions in staff, closing off entry-level positions and promotion opportunities, alike. More...

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Les langues victimes du budget serré de l'UPJV - Pourquoi supprimer l'hébreu

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS3CbhuLmpXLVA6T9pNYPGZhJBH7QnugpHc9bmUKbwxc5DAdDOoYV1PMhgPar Fabien Dorémus. Depuis cette rentrée universitaire 2013, la langue hébraïque n'est plus enseignée à l'Université de Picardie Jules-Verne. Une première depuis 25 ans, selon Nicole Abravanel, responsable des études hébraïques à l'UPJV. Cette enseignante en histoire a pris très à cœur la défense de l'enseignement de l'hébreu. Depuis presque un an, elle bataille pour qu'il subsiste. En vain.
Pourquoi supprimer l'hébreu ? À vrai dire, ce n'est pas cette langue en particulier qui est visée par l'Université de Picardie Jules-Verne, mais tous les enseignements dits «optionnels» de la faculté des Langues, comme l'arabe ou l'hébreu. Suite...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:24 - - Permalien [#]

Parier sur les seniors - Journée de formation

http://www.fcu.fr/photo/titre_3466907.jpg?v=1304597637Journée de formation organisée par le groupe « parier sur les seniors »
Objectifs de la journée :
- Valoriser les travaux du groupe en en partageant les résultats
- Dynamiser l’offre de formation autour des seniors
- Echanger réflexion, pratiques et expériences
Public concerné :
- Les ingénieurs de formation, les directeurs, toute personne intéressée par le sujet
Durée :
- Une journée (10h/16h) le 19 novembre
- Repas pris en commun
Lieu :
- A l’UPMC, salle des thèses, site des Cordeliers, 2 rue Ecole de Médecine (Paris 6ème) – Métro Odéon – Bus 63, 86, 87
- Introduction
- Objectifs de la journée
- Présentation du groupe seniors et de ses objectifs (accompagner les seniors dans leur deuxième partie de carrière, et accompagner les entreprises dans la gestion des compétences et des carrières des seniors)
- Le contexte :
- Etat des lieux économique et social
- Les politiques de l’emploi des seniors
- Regards croisés sur les seniors
- Démarche pour développer une offre spécifique :
- Connaissance du public sur les territoires (seniors, entreprises privées et publiques)
- Connaissance des besoins de formation
- Connaissance de l’existant (en interne : profil des seniors accueillis et formations suivies ; en externe : offre du marché)
- Repérage des partenaires et des dispositifs (ex : préparation opérationnelle à l’emploi, plan de formation, OPCA, FSE etc.)
- Commercialiser une offre de formation répondant aux besoins des seniors
- Construction d’une offre de formation
- L’offre universitaire
- Formations repérées par le groupe de travail
- Témoignages de bonnes pratiques :
Interventions d’entreprises
Inscriptions : site www.fcu.fr > espace adhérents > formation des personnels
Tarif : 195,00 euros.

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How college health centers help students succeed

http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/default/files/UB_Logo-site-header_3.pngForbes. Of all the dramatic changes in higher education in recent years, one that goes largely unnoticed is the tremendous growth in the mission, services, and facilities of health centers. Decades ago most colleges and universities believed their only responsibility for student health was to set up a clinic to treat the sick and injured. Today, driven by a broader and, in our judgment, better understanding of health and its impact on learning, many institutions of higher education provide much more. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 11:05 - - Permalien [#]

University support for pregnant students uncommon

http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/default/files/UB_Logo-site-header_3.pngUSA Today. When Chaunie Brusie saw the blue positive lines on her pregnancy test, she panicked. At 21 years old, she had just started her senior year at Saginaw Valley State University in University Center, Mich. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 11:03 - - Permalien [#]

Colleges try to meet needs of first-generation students

http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/default/files/UB_Logo-site-header_3.pngThe Boston Globe. To the legions of students who have been tutored and molded and prodded toward a top college most of their young lives, it would be an absurd question: How many of you had to explain to your parents what MIT is?
When a dean asked a Massachusetts Institute of Technology classroom full of 20-odd freshmen recently in their first few days away from home — at one of the most famous colleges in the world — almost every hand went up. Then, they laughed. And someone cracked a math joke. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 10:59 - - Permalien [#]

HigherEdCamp addresses meaningful learning, innovation at colleges and universities

http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/default/files/UB_Logo-site-header_3.pngOn Saturday, Nov. 2, Arcadia University hosts “HigherEdCamp Philly,” a free event that will address how to design meaningful learning in higher education. Aimed at professors, administrators, college students, parents, and anyone interested in higher education, the “un-conference” runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Brubaker Hall at Arcadia (450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, Pa.). More...

Posté par pcassuto à 10:57 - - Permalien [#]

Collegefeed opens to college students worldwide

http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/default/files/UB_Logo-site-header_3.pngFollowing its announcement of funding from key Silicon Valley investors last month, Collegefeed today announced that it has opened its doors to users from around the world – to help college students and new grads jumpstart their careers, wherever they are. Users can try out the new networking portal, which helps them to build a global network of peers within their field of interest. Plus, Collegefeed unveils a new awards program that enables employers to engage directly with students. Check out the first “Idea Swag” sponsored by eBay, “How Would You Make PayPal Mobile More Useful for College Students?” to win one of 15 iPhone 5c’s. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 10:55 - - Permalien [#]

Are MOOCs the utopia of affordable higher ed, or just the latest fad?

http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/default/files/UB_Logo-site-header_3.pngThe Nation. Nearly half a century ago, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore famously predicted that chip performance would double every other year. This breathtaking pace of change, unheard of in old-school industries, has characterized not only computer chips but high tech more generally. Such has been the case with MOOCs, the massive open online courses that have become topic number one in higher education. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 10:53 - - Permalien [#]

Higher education is getting flattened

http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/default/files/UB_Logo-site-header_3.pngToday’s mass education system, which was built for the mass production economy of the 20th century, is inadequate for the demands of the new millennium. A complete paradigm shift will be required, and as higher education moves from a vertically integrated model to a horizontal model, there will be considerable disruption.
Here’s what I see as the future of higher education and some important trends going forward.
1. Disaggregation, or unbundling. This unbundling started outside the classroom, where universities have taken housing or dining and let someone else manage it. What we’re starting to see now is the same unbundling happening in the classroom, shifting instruction from a vertically integrated market where the college provides everything to a horizontal model. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 10:51 - - Permalien [#]