09 février 2014

Part-Timers Surge in Australia

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Bernard Lane and Julie Hare for The Australian. The number of non-full-time employees on Australian university campuses increased by 17 percent in the latest official count, as institutions hedged their bets against the uncertain student numbers of the demand-driven system. Read more...

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It's Not Faculty Salaries

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Ry Rivard. Colleges’ attempts to curb employee costs by hiring part-time faculty members and using grad students are being offset by administrative hires and rising benefit costs, according to a new study by the Delta Cost Project at the American Institutes for Research.
The study uses federal data to examine hiring trends going back to 1990. Read more...

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Literary Affairs

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Serena Golden. In recent months, two authors with long careers in academe have published campus novels. Les Cochran and William G. Tierney have very different backgrounds: Cochran was president of Youngstown State University from 1992 to 2000, and before that provost at Southeast Missouri State University; Tierney is University Professor and Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California, where he also co-directs the Pullias Center for Higher Education. Read more...

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It's Not All Bad

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Allie Grasgreen. Students are getting a better and more demanding education than scathing accounts like Academically Adrift suggest, but they and their instructors have plenty more work to do, a new study says. Read more...

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Rating (and Berating) the Ratings

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Doug LedermanMichael Stratford and Scott Jaschik. The Obama administration on Thursday released hundreds of pages of formal comments on its proposed college rating system, documents that mostly underscore the deep reservations that many higher education leaders have about the plan but also highlight pockets of support. Read more...

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Saving the Library

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Colleen Flaherty. Close lots of library locations on campus, or close fewer and see services reduced at most of the remaining locations. Faced with those options in light of a budget crunch, the faculty at the University of California at Berkeley aid no to both and set out to find alternative funding sources to save the library -- all 25 locations. While the university's main library complex, referred to as Doe/Moffitt, was never in danger, professors wanted to preserve the smaller reading spaces housing specialized collections -- and the librarians who know them intimately. Read more...

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Rank and File

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Colleen Flaherty. Many full-time community college instructors have similar academic pedigrees to their peers at colleges or universities, and have devoted decades to their students and institutions, but don’t get the prestige – or the pay bumps – that come with traditional academic ranks. At most community colleges, instructors remain instructors whether they’ve been there for 2 months or 20 years. But North Carolina’s largest two-year institution is breaking the mold, offering instructors the opportunity to apply for promotion to traditional academic ranks and the raises that come with them. Read more...

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Is Free Better?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Paul Fain. Making community college free has become a hot idea. Over the last two weeks politicians in Tennessee, Oregon and Mississippi have proposed a tuition-free first two years of community college for their states’ high school graduates. Higher education leaders have welcomed the attention, as well as possible new pots of money aimed at lower-income students. Terry W. Hartle, senior vice president of the American Council on Education, said the proposal from Tennessee’s governor, Bill Haslam, was "extraordinarily important." Read more...

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UCL set to merge with Institute of Education

By Jack Grove. University College London is set to merge with the Institute of Education, University of London, Times Higher Education can reveal. Staff at the IoE were informed of the plans by its director Chris Husbands at a faculty briefing on 5 February. More...

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Caltech: secrets of the world’s number one university

By Phil Baty. How does a tiny institution create such outsized impact?
If one were to reduce the story of the California Institute of Technology to numbers, it would be difficult to know where to start.
It is 123 years old, boasts 57 recipients of the US National Medal of Science and 32 Nobel laureates among its faculty and alumni (including five on the current staff). More...

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