17 février 2014

«Erasmus» et recherche gelés, l'UE riposte à la Suisse

Alors que la Suisse a suspendu l'accord avec la Croatie, la Commission européenne a riposté en suspendant la participation suisse aux programmes «Horizon 2020» et «Erasmus ».
La Suisse suspend l'accord pour l'extension de la libre circulation des personnes à la Croatie qu'elle estime ne pas pouvoir signer sous sa forme actuelle. Bruxelles a de son côté mis à exécution sa menace et gèle les négociations sur la participation suisse aux programmes «Horizon 2020» (recherche) et «Erasmus» (études à l'étranger). Suite...

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Les formations à finalité professionnelle après un Bac +2 +3 en Aquitaine

Aquitaine Cap MétiersLa délégation régionale de l’Onisep vient d’éditer un guide qui fait le point sur les formations à finalité professionnelle en Aquitaine après un bac +2 et un bac +3, avec le statut d’étudiant ou par alternance.
Les différentes formations et diplômes correspondant sont présentés par secteurs d’activités. Pour chaque diplôme, les conditions d’admission sont détaillées. Un index par diplôme  facilite la consultation de ce document. Toutes les coordonnées des établissements cités ainsi que celles des CIO et des services d’orientation à l’université sont mentionnées. Suite...

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Validation des compétences acquises dans la Marine

Logo de l'Agence Régionale de la Formation tout au long de la vie (ARFTLV Poitou-charentes)La démarche "Validation des compétences acquises" (VCA) permet à un jury de se prononcer sur la capacité d'un officier, officier marinier et quartier-maître ou d'un matelot à exercer de nouvelles fonctions et/ou responsabilités au titre d'une qualification visée, au vu de son expérience et de sa valeur professionnelle. Elle peut alors lui permettre d’être dispensé du suivi d’une formation et de se voir attribuer le brevet, le certificat ou la mention visé.
Le périmètre de la VCA (qui se distingue de la VAE) est circonscrit à la reconnaissance des qualifications relevant de la direction du personnel militaire de la marine (brevet, certificat, mention). Instruction n°17 du 14 octobre 2013. Suite...

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DO LIBRARIES NEED A USER MANIFESTO? Policies that inspire rather than prohibit

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/u-librarian-nameplate.gifBy Brian Mathews. Last week was the opening of NuSpark in Blacksburg.  It’s a pre-incubator for startups—I guess that makes it a conception center? Basically people who have business or project ideas can gather and hack at it. Teams can apply for (reserved) workspace but there is also an open commons area for anyone to drop in. More...

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4+1 Interview: Eric Mazur

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/castingoutnines-45.pngBy Robert Talbert. I am very excited to present this next installment in the 4+1 Interview series, this time featuring Prof. Eric Mazur of Harvard University. Prof. Mazur has been an innovator and driving force for positive change in STEM education for over 25 years, most notably as the inventor of peer instruction, which I’ve written about extensively here on the blog. His talk “Confessions of a Converted Lecturer” singlehandedly and radically changed my ideas about teaching when I first saw it six years ago. So it was great to sit down with Eric on Skype last week and talk about some questions I had for him about teaching and technology. More...

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The Need for a Global Association of Universities

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/worldwise-nameplate.gifThe following is by Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, president of the International Association of Universities, and Eva Egron-Polak, secretary-general of the association.
Nigel Thrift, vice chancellor of the University of Warwick, recently wrote that universities worldwide need to become better organized to represent higher education’s interests, and better self-regulated to avoid being managed by bodies outside the sector. Coming together to position universities as “some of the most important actors striding onto the world stage” is more straightforward and less fraught with complications than the second idea—a “more integrated global governance of universities.” Yet both present tremendous challenges, and the first must be accomplished before the second can be gained. Our organization, the International Association of Universities, is a global membership organization of some 650 higher-education institutions and organizations. More...

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A Conservative Defense of Tenure

By Peter Augustine Lawler. A standard feature of conservative and libertarian attacks on higher education is a polemic against tenure. My own view is that tenure is a fundamentally conservative institution—one that deserves to be defended. Although tenure is not in immediate danger at some of our best colleges, it’s naïve to believe that it has much of a future. Its disappearance is part of our current movement from defined benefits to defined contributions. Risk is being transferred from the employer to the employee. Employer and employee loyalty, in turn, are withering away. Fewer and fewer people can expect to have a career at a single institution, whether Apple or Stanford. More employees are becoming independent contractors, selling their skills for a price to whoever needs them at the moment. More...

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Open Thread: snOwMG Edition

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy George Williams. Here in the United States, as winter storm Pax wreaks havoc, I find myself temporarily stuck in Baltimore (where it is supposed to start snowing in a few hours) and unable to get home to Spartanburg (where it has been snowing for hours). The reason I’m here is to lead a workshop on “Designing Accessible Digital Projects” at the 2014 meeting of WebWise, which — as Sharon Leon wrote 2 years ago — “is a conference sponsored by the Institute for Museum and Library Services for their grantees and other library, archives, and museum professionals.” More...

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Politeness in Refereeing Favor Requests

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/lingua-franca-nameplate.pngBy Geoffrey Pullum. Early one weekday morning you are at work in your study when the front doorbell interrupts you. On the doorstep you find a total stranger who hands you two dog leashes, a small container of kibble, and some keys. He states brusquely that you’ll need these later. You stare blankly as he walks away. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 02:08 - - Permalien [#]

English for Everyone

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/lingua-franca-nameplate.pngBy Rose Jacobs. When I was working as a reporter in London, I witnessed one of those “two countries separated by a common language” moments one soggy spring morning in 2012. A Boeing executive visiting from Seattle had made time ahead of a press conference to chat with the journalists in attendance, and we were all eager to forge the sort of personal connection that can lead to future scoops. The executive gamely opened the small talk with a comment about the weather. “Oh yes,” laughed one of my colleagues. Read more...

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