09 juin 2014

Urgent need to tackle ‘credit leakage’

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Douglas Viehland. Every year more than 11 million community college students in the United States spend US$18 billion on books and tuition to try to better their lives, their job prospects and their future.
Many of those students attempt to then go to a four-year institution in pursuit of bachelor degrees, but a disturbing study released in March shows a large number do not end up getting those degrees due to difficulties transferring community college credits, an obstacle known as ‘credit leakage’. Read more...

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Internationalisation – Many issues, not much consensus

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Eva Egron-Polak. “What is the key finding?” That is the question most frequently asked about the International Association of Universities’ 4th Global Survey, Internationalization of Higher Education: Growing expectations, fundamental values, which reports on 1,336 institutions from 131 countries – garnering a respectable nearly 20% response rate. Read more...

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Selling grammar: I will be your preacher teacher

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Sue Norton. Here in my institute of higher education in Dublin, I teach lessons in what I call Applied Grammar. I have been teaching this ‘Applied Grammar’ on an assortment of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for 15 years...
A careful analysis of university readiness published by the Center for American Progress in 2009 has been widely cited and, with reference to the ACT National Curriculum Survey of 2007, it identifies the discrepancy between the relatively low value that high school teachers have tended to place on grammar and writing skills compared with the higher value placed on these skills by college and university professors. Read more...

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With more international students come retention issues

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Karin Fischer, The Chronicle of Higher Education. Like many American colleges, the University of West Florida has seen marked growth in recent years in its international student enrolment. But it was a different trend that alarmed Rachel Errington, director of the university’s office of international students. The number of foreign students leaving the public institution on Florida’s Gulf Coast without earning a degree was also on the rise. Read more...

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Changing power relations in research management

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Munyaradzi Makoni. Mass participation in higher education has changed how research management is delivered around the world – and leadership approaches have also transformed in order to match more diverse universities and their challenges. Read more...

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Great need for capacity building in research management

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Sharon Dell. Professor Molly Lee’s impressive academic and professional résumé belies a refreshingly down-to-earth approach to issues of higher education. “I feel strongly about two things,” she told me over a quick working lunch between expert roundtable sessions in Durban. “One is the importance of underlying values in education; the other is the importance of indigenous knowledge systems.” Read more...

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Universities respond to a changing landscape

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Munyaradzi Makoni. New forces such as economic globalisation and information and communication technologies are shaping universities and research institutions and corresponding operational governance is required, says Professor Leo Goedegebuure, director of the LH Martin Institute at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Read more...

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Benchmarking research leadership and management

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Munyaradzi Makoni. Universities generate and transmit new knowledge. The first group of participants in an executive leadership training programme offered by experts from Australia were told that to do this well, top level research leadership skills and management are required. Read more...

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No shortcuts to development, basic research is key

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Sharon Dell. The notion that the innovation capabilities of developing economies can ‘leap-frog’ and catch up with developed countries without an investment in basic research is an unfortunate but persistent view, which is likely to prolong dependency on external agencies, according to Venni V Krishna, professor of science policy at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. Read more...

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More research needed on research management

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Sharon Dell. Rather than mimicking ‘best practice’ of top-performing institutions, universities aspiring to the status of research institutions in low- and middle-income countries need to invest more heavily in understanding their own institutional profiles and develop a vision of what it means to be a research university in their national context. Professor Nico Cloete, director of the Cape Town-based Centre for Higher Education Transformation, said this at an expert roundtable held at the launch of the Research, Higher Education, Development and Innovation – RHEDI – project in Durban in May. Read more...

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