21 juin 2014

Gender Inequity still a concern with women leaders missing in universities

http://www.nteu.org.au//var/files/thumbs/a780532dd116f8da145bac8c4c7961bc_e7e2a056b6c5e8722188bac5fbb3550f_w80_.jpgBy Terri Macdonald. Two separate articles on the issue of gender equity highlight that there is still much that needs to be done if we are to make any headway on this issue in our universities.
Associate Dean of Research at LaTrobe University, Tanya Fitzgerald, has published an article entitled "Female leaders are missing in academia" (The Conversation, 18th June 2014) where she points out that the vast imbalance between the numbers of women and mean in senor levels in Australian universities does not appear to be a cause for concern by university leaders. She notes that while many universities host research centres and promote the intellectual contributions of academics undertaking gender research, university leaders appear blind to the issue of gender equity within the academic cohort.
This is despite, as Fitgerald notes, the unprecedented growth in the numbers of women in higher education over the last 40 years, outpacing growth in male enrolments by two to one.
The issue of gender equity is also noted in an editorial in the Conversation  "Male graduates earn more than female graduates: study" (The Conversation, 18th June 2014) which reports that the most recent study by the Graduate Careers Australia has found an aggregate gender wage gap of 9.4% in favour of male graduates, which decreased to 4.4% when allowances were made for controls such as the courses studied by males and females
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NTEU supports CSP funding of sub degree higher education courses in public TAFE and universities

http://www.nteu.org.au//var/files/thumbs/a780532dd116f8da145bac8c4c7961bc_e7e2a056b6c5e8722188bac5fbb3550f_w80_.jpgBy Jeannie Rea. Amongst the avalanche of government funding cuts, student fee rises, deregulation and privatisation in the Abbott Government’s first Federal Budget there was one reform arising from a recommendation of the Kemp-Norton Review of the Demand Driven Model that the NTEU does not oppose.
The NTEU supports the extension of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) to sub degrees in higher education courses – in public institutions.
Such courses are best delivered in public universities and TAFE institutions, which have the expertise and infrastructure to provide students with a quality and well supported education.
The NTEU does not support the extension of CSPs to private providers
 of degrees or sub-degree higher education courses. More...

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Guidance for applying to become directly funded by HEFCE in 2015-16

HEFCE logoHeads of further education colleges, Heads of sixth-form colleges
Of interest to those responsible for:Senior management, Student recruitment, Planning, Finance
Application templates should be e-mailed to HEFCE by noon on Monday 28 July 2014.
This document provides information and guidance for publicly funded further education and sixth-form colleges seeking to become directly funded by HEFCE from the academic year 2015-16 onwards. Section 1 provides an introduction to direct funding and higher education regulation. Section 2 provides details on the assessment process and how to complete and submit an application for direct funding.

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Mara Brugia appointed Cedefop Deputy Director

Head of Area Enhanced Cooperation in VET and Lifelong Learning Mara Brugia has been appointed to the post of Deputy Director by Cedefop’s Governing Board. Ms Brugia will take up her new duties on 1 September 2014. She will replace outgoing Deputy Director Christian Lettmayr who is retiring at the end of August.
Born in Perugia, Italy, Ms Brugia joined Cedefop in 1994 and rose through the ranks to become Head of Area in 2004. She has been managing teams of experts working in European VET policy analysis, the common European tools and principles for education and training, and adult and work-based learning with a specific focus on apprenticeship-type learning. She served as Acting Deputy Director from November 2012 to October 2013. Ms Brugia holds a university degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Economics, Politics and Law of the European Union.
Cedefop Director James Calleja welcomed Ms Brugia’s appointment saying that he is looking forward to a fruitful cooperation with her.
Attachments: PDF EN Press release.

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Education and training is not up to the job, say quarter of Europeans in survey

European Commission logoA new Eurobarometer survey on the 'European Area of Skills and Qualifications' (Special Eurobarometer 417) shows also that around a quarter (23%) of EU citizens feel that their education or training has not provided them with the skills to find a job in line with their qualifications. While over half of the respondents (56%) think their qualifications would be recognised in other Member States, 6% tried to work or study in another Member State but were unable to do so, either because their qualifications were not recognised by their prospective employer or education institution, or because the respondents lacked information about recognition of their qualifications abroad. More...

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TILA project - Telecollaboration for Intercultural Language Acquisition

European Commission logoAre you willing to innovate and enrich your teaching by making telecollaboration a central part of your pedagogic agenda?

 TILA introduces intercultural telecollaboration as a key topic for secondary school language (teacher) education. It promotes professional development by addressing pedagogical, technological and organizational concerns for the successful integration of telecollaboration practices in intercultural language education in secondary schools.

TILA is co-financed under KA2 Languages (Lifelong Learning Programme) and it started in January 2013 until June 2015. More...

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Call for papers – presentations language learning

European Commission logoInvitation for submission of papers for presentations at the International Conference ICT for Language Learning.
Experts, teachers, trainers and researchers in the field of language learning willing to take part in the 7th edition of the ICT for Language Learning international conference (Florence, Italy, on 13-14 November 2014) are invited to submit abstracts (speech, poster or virtual presentation). Abstracts need to be written in English.

Deadline: 14 July 2014.

The Conference aims to promote transnational sharing of good practices and research findings in the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to Language Learning and Teaching.  The event also offers the opportunity to develop international contacts among experts in language learning. More...

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Twitter highlights from CETIS 2014: Building the Digital Institution

The CETIS conference is all about technology innovation in higher education, and it took place 17-18 June in Bolton, UK. Open Education Europa couldn't be there this year, but we sure enjoyed following along on Twitter! Here are some of our favourite tweets from the conference. More...

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Grading Soft Skills

The overall objective of this project is to create mechanisms that enable to continuously support, monitor, assess, and acknowledge development of learners' soft skills with the help of state-of-the-art ICT tools. GRASS project's website. More...

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Registration now open for MOOC on copyright for educators and librarians

Coursera is offering a new MOOC about copyright law as it concerns educators and librarians. The course is designed to allow those who work in the education sector to work with a variety of content without putting themselves at risk of violating copyright law. Coursera course listing. More...

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