29 avril 2014

University management a man’s world, survey reveals

By Catherine Shanahan. Less than one in five senior management posts in Irish public universities are held by women because they lack ambition and political skills, and their lifestyles are “unhelpful”, a study has found.
University of Limerick sociology professor Pat O’Connor surveyed 34 senior managers in Irish universities and found that the majority of them believe women are the source of this “problem” and the focus must be on “fixing the women”.
This was the view shared by both men and women who took part in the survey, the findings of which are contained in Prof O’Connor’s latest book, Management and Gender in Irish Education. More...

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Why universities are under attack by hackers

By . Reports of university data breaches are becoming almost commonplace. Last month the University of Maryland reported its system had been hacked for the second time in four weeks.
Indiana University’s server was breached in February, potentially exposing personal information of 146,000 students and recent graduates. 
And earlier this month a systems breach at North Dakota State University compromised the personal information of more than 200,000 students, faculty and staff – but the hackers never took any of it. These attacks are likely just the beginning. More...

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University officials support loans for undocumented students

. Administrators from California’s two public university systems called Wednesday for the state to provide student loans to some immigrants in the country illegally to cover expenses not met with state scholarships.
UC President Janet Napolitano and Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez said their  university systems are backing legislation creating the loan program, which will cost the state and campuses up to $9.1 million the first year.
Napolitano noted that the state previously granted students in the country illegally access to state scholarships and the in-state residence rate.
However, those students are not eligible for federal student loans so there is a gap in their financial aid of up to $6,000 annually for those attending the University of California campuses and $3,000 for students at California State University schools. More...

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Critical scholarship in a hostile climate: Academics and the public

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Steve Tombs and David Whyte, The Conversation. Corporations are involved in every area of our lives. In our education, health, welfare and criminal justice systems, they are ever-present. So obvious is this 'fact' of life that it is often only in moments of crisis – such as the recent Hazelwood coal mine fire for the residents of Morwell in Australia – that we bother to question the consequences of corporate activity. Read more...

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Women in academia – Different views of success

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Shima Barakat. The last 12 years has seen a plethora of writings on the experiences of women academics, describing how the challenges and barriers they face differ from their male counterparts. However, even earlier Nadya Aisenberg and Mona Harrington wrote in the 1988 study Women of Academe: Outsiders in the sacred grove about the difficulties women were overcoming to access the 'sacred grove' (academia) in the United States. Read more...

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Internationalisation – A student-centred approach is key

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Vangelis Tsiligiris. Internationalisation of higher education has gained public attention as one result of the increased cross-border activity of universities across the world. This activity includes, mostly, what Jane Knight defines as 'internationalisation abroad', which takes the form of the movement of programmes, people and institutions across national borders. Read more...

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French lecturers' conference supports Francophony

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Tunde Fatunde. The Nigerian state has invested heavily in French language studies in higher education since the country's independence 64 years ago. The various strands of Francophone studies that have subsequently developed were investigated at the recent 16th Annual Conference of the University French Teachers' Association of Nigeria, or UFTAN. Read more...

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Diversification of tertiary education growing – Study

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Wachira Kigotho. Non-university technical programmes are the fastest growing forms of post-secondary education, according to UNESCO's International Institute for Educational Planning, or IIEP. Tracer studies coordinated by the IIEP in five countries – Azerbaijan, Chile, Malaysia, Nigeria and South Korea – indicated that increasing job market demand for varied skills is the primary driver of the emerging trend. Read more...

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Educators swimming in techno sea without a lifebelt

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Alecia D McKenzie. If universities aren't careful, the future of higher education could be a nightmarish 'MOOC world' where there are fewer jobs for researchers and a scholar becomes a 'rare bird'. This was the scenario painted by Gideon Rosen, an American professor of philosophy, at the second annual Princeton-Fung Global Forum. Titled “The Future of Higher Education”, the Forum was held from 9-11 April in Paris, France, and brought together experts and officials mostly from the United States and Europe to explore some of the challenges faced by higher education in a world of rapid technological advances. Read more...

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Government kicks off review of tuition fees

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Gilbert Nganga. Kenya has kicked off the search for trustees to head an agency that will review tuition fees in public universities, which have remained unchanged over the past 19 years. The government revealed that it was looking for trustees for the yet to be formed University Fund that is mandated to set fees for students. Read more...

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