09 juin 2014

Le guide "Être étudiant en région Centre" édition 2014 est paru

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Fake PhD degree scam: Meghalaya HC grants bail to 'accused'

LogoThe Meghalaya High Court on Wednesday granted bail to Chandra Mohan Jha who was arrested after his CMJ University was found selling fake PhD degrees to thousands of students all over the country.
"The court has granted bail to C M Jha today," DGP P J P Hanaman told PTI.
While the hearing was going on in the court, the CID officials were busy raiding Jha's residence in the city from where they seized Rs 10,37,300 and USD 3,800. More...

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University inspections too time-consuming: report

The inspection system for the quality of higher education costs too much time and does not improve education, according to research carried out by Leiden university.
A new system of accreditation was introduced in 2011 aimed at cutting the time taken for inspections. Under this system, set up by the higher education accreditation agency NVAO, universities judged to be of high quality would have their individual courses inspected less intensively. This would save time which in turn would give more time for teaching, so improving education. See more...

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University complaints by students top 20,000

BBCBy Fran Abrams. More than 20,000 students complained to their universities last year, a Freedom of Information request by the BBC has shown. Responses from 120 universities across the UK revealed that total academic appeals and complaints were 10% higher in 2012-13 than in 2010-11.
Universities Minister David Willetts welcomed the finding. He said it showed that students were demanding more for the £9,000-per-year fee. More...

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College’s inequality disgrace: Millionaire university presidents and indebted students

By . As administrators like Gordon Gee get richer, tuition goes up and students see more adjuncts, a new study explains.
In theory, the state college system is one of the most egalitarian and progressive-minded institutions in America. Its goal is to make sure that kids who cannot afford to enroll in expensive private universities and colleges are nevertheless able to get a great education and improve their chances of climbing the economic ladder and making real the implicit American promise of social mobility.
Unfortunately, that’s not so much the case for many of today’s state schools, at least not according to a new study from the left-leaning Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). Titled “The One Percent at State U: How Public University Presidents Profit from Rising Student Debt and Low-Wage Faculty Labor,” IPS’s latest finds that the triplet developments of hyper-wealthy college administrators, like E. Gordon Gee, rising tuition costs and schools’ increased reliance on adjunct professors is not a coincidence. On the contrary, all three are related — and, together, they constitute a threat to the very idea of state-run higher education. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 15:17 - - Permalien [#]

Universities urged to develop new models of PhD study

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Simona Chiose. If the ambition of every species is to perpetuate itself, then the academy is endangered. The skills taught to graduate students – sorting, summarizing and presenting information, creativity, and independence – are in high demand. Read more...

Posté par pcassuto à 15:13 - - Permalien [#]

Universities in united stand over student debts

By Matthew Knott, Fergus Hunter. The federal government faces blanket opposition from university vice-chancellors to its plan to increase the interest rate on all student debts and slash university funding, a survey shows. 
The Fairfax Media poll of the nation's 39 vice-chancellors - who are divided on the question of fee deregulation - found a unified stance against applying an interest rate of up to 6 per cent to student debts and cutting the Commonwealth contribution to the cost of a degree by 20 per cent. Read more...

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Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

CNNBy Ray Sanchez. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, delivering Thursday's commencement speech at Harvard University, criticized what he described as a disturbing trend of liberals silencing voices "deemed politically objectionable."
"This spring, it has been disturbing to see a number of college commencement speakers withdraw -- or have their invitations rescinded -- after protests from students and -- to me, shockingly -- from senior faculty and administrators who should know better," Bloomberg said.
The billionaire former mayor cited an October speech during which his ex-police commissioner, Ray Kelly, was shouted down by students at Brown University. More...

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Restructuring UGC among Smriti Irani’s top 100-day priorities

The Economic TimesBy Urmi A Goswami. HRD minister Smriti Irani is turning her attention to transforming the University Grants Commission into a bonafide higher education regulator that is in tune with the changing landscape in the sector. Restructuring and refocusing UGC from a grant-disbursing organisation to one that maintains standards and regulates the sector is among Irani's top 100-day priorities. More...

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Analytics ‘helps engage students’

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Paul Dowland. Universities have always tracked data through the analysis of grades. The trouble is by the time the student has taken the exam and received the grade it is too late to utilise the data and make an intervention if they have been struggling. When used well, student data can improve the student experience and boost retention. Using analytics, a student who is not attending classes or accessing university resources can be readily identified and action taken to address these issues. A student who attends lectures and is provided with regular feedback is more likely to be engaged and to complete the course. Read more...

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