30 mai 2014

U.S. Senator Ups The Ante In Dispute With Higher Ed Group

HomeSenator Clare McCaskill on Thursday stepped up pressure on a top higher education lobbying group to turn over copies of a presentation that advised colleges on how to respond to her survey on campus sexual violence. The Democratic lawmaker sent a letter to the American Council on Education on Thursday that said the group should either provide the webinar materials she previously requested or offer a legal justification for its refusal to hand over the documents. Read more...

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Higher Education Productivity

The University of Melbourne logoHigher Education Productivity
Canberra, Thursday 12 June, 5:30-7:30PM.
Drinks and canapes from 5PM

Australia has a hugely productive higher education system. What steps are possible to further increase the system’s productivity and contribution?
Join Robert Griew, Beth Webster, Andrew Norton and Peter Dawkins to discuss. Chaired by Hamish Coates.
Australia has done well over the last few decades to build what in many respects is a world-leading higher education system. With international competition growing, ongoing thought is required on how to innovate the system to do better, cheaper.
How can Australia’s universities further boost their social and economic contribution? How can institutions provide education better and cheaper? What change strategies are feasible, and what are the implications? What proven approaches are there for improving higher education productivity?
How can Australia’s universities further boost their social and economic contribution? How can institutions provide education better and cheaper? What change strategies are feasible, and what are the implications? What proven approaches are there for improving higher education productivity?
Has Australia the imagination and will to create and maintain international pre-eminence in higher education? Key issues must be tackled across the next few years if an excellent higher education system is to be designed and built.
The 2014 Policy Seminars address contemporary debates, providing a forum for leaders from across Australia's education and government sectors to discuss issues of national significance.
Visit website for further information and online registration:www.cshe.unimelb.edu.au/heps.
Enquiries:
Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact Molly McKew: molly.mckew@unimelb.edu.au
or tel: +61 3 8344 4605 (business hours).
Please note: these seminars are free to attend but registration is requiredOnlline registration is below.

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Universités: le prix du mépris

http://sciences.blogs.liberation.fr/test/images/logo_libe.pngPar Sylvestre Huet. Peut-on mesurer le mépris de nos gouvernements vis-à-vis des universitaires ? Oui, comme le montre le graphique ci-contre (source: Snesup FSU) qui présente l’évolution du salaire d’embauche d’un Maître de conférences depuis 1984. Une donnée objective pour un sentiment subjectif. Il y a 30 ans, le gouvernement estimait ne pas pouvoir payer moins que 2,9 fois le SMIC un universitaire embauché comme Maître de conférences. Autrement dit, nous parlons d'un enseignant-chercheur, ayant passé avec succès tous les examens possibles au long de 8 années d’études minimum, soutenu une thèse devant un jury et ayant réussi le difficile concours de recrutement —en raison du nombre de candidats qualifiés—, face à un jury composé d’universitaires en poste. Cet enseignant-chercheur est missionné pour une double responsabilité: former des milliers d’étudiants tout au long de sa carrière et participer à la production de savoirs nouveaux. Un rôle précieux dans nos sociétés dites «de la connaissance» et où tous les responsables politiques affirment compter sur l’élévation des qualifications et les technologies pour résoudre la crise économique et sociale en cours.
Punition et humiliation
Aujourd’hui, après Mitterrand, Chirac, Sarkozy, et sous Hollande, un tel universitaire est embauché à 1,7 fois le SMIC, et son pouvoir d’achat (inflation déduite) a diminué de plus de 20%. Suite...

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