27 juillet 2014

Experimenting With Aid

HomeBy Paul Fain. The U.S. Department of Education will give its blessing -- and grant federal aid eligibility -- to colleges' experimentation with competency-based education and prior learning assessment. On Tuesday the department announced a new round of its “experimental sites” initiative, which waives certain rules for federal aid programs so institutions can test new approaches without losing their aid eligibility. Read more...

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COMUE : le CNESER résiste !

Sur le blog "Histoires d'universités" de Pierre Dubois. CNESER du 22 juillet 2014, communiqué du SNESUP. Seulement 4 statuts de COMUE présentés et 4 statuts rejetés. Le CNESER fait de la résistance ! Bravo le CNESER ! G. Fioraso passera-t-elle en force sachant que cet organisme n’est que consultatif. Courra-t-elle le risque de recours en contentieux auprès des Tribunaux administratifs. Voir l'article complet...

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4 contrats de sites franciliens

Sur le blog "Histoires d'universités" de Pierre Dubois. Les quatre premiers contrats de site, s’inscrivant dans le cadre de la loi ESR, ont été signés le 17 juillet 2014 : Paris Lumières, Paris Sciences et Lettres, Sorbonne Universités, Sorbonne Paris Cité. Communiqué du Secrétariat d’État. Voir l'article complet...

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Le gouvernement regroupe les universités en 25 grands ensembles

Par Marie-Christine Corbier. Quatre communautés d’universités viennent de signer leur contrat avec l’Etat.
« Nous sommes des pastilles vues de Shanghai », lançait, il y a un an, Geneviève Fioraso en faisant allusion au célèbre classement de l’université chinoise de Jiao Tong. La loi sur l’enseignement supérieur et la recherche de juillet 2013 fixait aux 195 établissements universitaires (dont 74 universités) la date du 22 juillet 2014 pour se regrouper.
Le gouvernement tablait sur une trentaine de regroupements. Il y en aura finalement 25, dont 5 associations. En savoir plus...

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The Guardian view on collapsing plans to sell off student debt

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifThe idea that there was money to be made by selling the swollen loan book was always a delusion. It was the great test of "grown-up" politics. The moment, a blushing Nick Clegg said, to ditch the "dreams" of protest politics and "deal with the way that the world is". How remarkable, then, that four years on from the hike in college fees, a select committee can report that we are "approaching a tipping point for the financial viability of the student loans system". The prospects for higher education funding remain entirely uncertain, clouded by conjuring tricks that no longer convince. More...

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Student loans sell-off abandonment raises tension in cabinet

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy  and . Vince Cable antagonises Tory coalition partners after calling off privatisation of student loans worth an estimated £12bn. Vince Cable has announced plans to scrap a proposed sale of student loans, forcing a U-turn on the government's privatisation programme and potentially opening a new rift in the coalition cabinet. More...

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Student loans: not even Cameron could privatise the unprivatisable

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . The student loan sale ‘plan’ was never going to work – now all we’re left with is a vision of chaos at the top of government. Policy usually comes to us in beautiful choreography. More...

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Academics: would you teach in China?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Opportunities to work in China are growing, but expect to adapt your approach to teaching and research. China's young people are hungry for degrees. The number moving to the UK to study has grown year-on-year since 2008, with the country counting as the biggest source of international students. More...

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Was your student loan worth it?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . The Commons business committee has said the entire student loan system is nearing a point where it is financially unworkable. Did your university experience match up to the cost of your student loan? More...

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Do students really choose colleges based on how green they are?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy Rachel Nuwer. A Princeton Review survey finds that incoming freshmen would weigh information about environmental issues into their college decisions, but average students say it’s not on their radar. More...

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