12 septembre 2014

Disabled Students’ Allowance cuts postponed

By . The government has postponed controversial cuts to the Disabled Students’ Allowance until 2016-17. Greg Clark, the universities and science minister, made a written ministerial statement on DSA this morning announcing that changes to non-medical help will be postponed until 2016-17. More...

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Public funds are hard to replace, even in the US

By Barry Glassner. ‘Going private’ is no financial panacea, say Barry Glassner and Morton Schapiro. It’s something that university leaders in the US have been familiar with for years, and as a recent article in these pages (“Student finance: the lessons we must learn from American history”, 21 August) noted, there are lessons to be learned from the American experience. More...

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Challenges for early arts and humanities careers highlighted

By . Major challenges facing early career researchers have been highlighted in a new report. Published by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy, Support for Arts and Humanities Researchers Post-PhD presents the results of a detailed survey highlighting the kind of issues faced by researchers in the arts and humanities in the period immediately following doctoral study. More...

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A glance at Canada’s postsecondary education standings

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/images/BlogLeo_en.jpgBy Léo Charbonneau. We’re number one! According to the 2014 Education at a Glance report by the OECD, Canada has the highest percentage, among member countries, of adults aged 25-64 who have obtained a tertiary education – 53%. We’ve occupied that spot for some years now. The OECD average is 32%. More...

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Thoughts on hiring committees and humanities PhDs

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWMTBx0CPzMFK637Zb6AgNbjhxfVRtTVkrwKoq4ZPL2p18KKWOEwB3AWIBy John Osborne. Part two of John Osborne's response to Tim Pettipiece's article on sessionals.
Last week I began to respond to Timothy Pettipiece’s op-ed piece in the current issue of University Affairs, noting the dearth of new tenure-track faculty positions being created at the moment, and the underlying financial factors which have created that situation. As I opined elsewhere, in a response to Ira Basen’s CBC Radio documentary entitled “Class Struggle”, nothing would give me greater pleasure than to hire 100 new faculty members tomorrow; but that would require an additional $10M in my base budget, and that simply isn’t going to happen unless tuition fees are completely deregulated nationwide or the provincial government finds new pots of money. More...

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Foreign-based recruiters used widely by Canadian schools and universities

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWMTBx0CPzMFK637Zb6AgNbjhxfVRtTVkrwKoq4ZPL2p18KKWOEwB3AWIBy Rosanna Tamburri. But universities in Quebec and U15 group of research-intensive universities are exceptions to this trend, say two new reports.
The use of education agents, or recruiters, is widespread and growing in Canada, where they are used by public school boards, language schools, colleges and universities, according to a report prepared for the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada. More...

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Always run. Never walk

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Eric Termuende, Kirsten Poon and Emerson Csorba. When entering university, first-year students are taught to work for the best possible grade-point-average and take classes seriously – often in preparation for jobs as doctors, lawyers, accountants and so on. In some ways, this is good advice; earning a high average and excelling in studies can be valuable in the long term. Read more...

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Universities should expand international reputation, Ontario minister says

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Simona Chiose. Ontario’s universities need to expand their reputations internationally as part of the province’s push for institutions to specialize, says the minister responsible for the province’s colleges and universities. Read more...

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UA keen on Brazil masters students

Tap goes on, tap goes offBy . UNIVERSITIES Australia is optimistic that it will be able to resurrect its bid to secure masters students under Brazil’s massive outward bound student program, Science Without Borders.
In Australia only the Group of Eight and the Australian Technology Group have lucrative agreements with the Brazilians to take SWB students, which is currently limited only to undergraduate students. More...

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Agent usage in HE 'logical' and 'growing'

The usage of agents for international student recruitment is a “logical response” to the rising global demand for higher education, and both institutions and students are largely satisfied with the service they receive, according to a new report.
Released by the Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE), The Agent Question examines insights from students, universities and agents within higher education recruitment, finding that agent usage is widespread in most key destinations and recruitment markets. More...

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