10 novembre 2014

Le budget 2015 des universités et de la recherche voté

Par Sandra Ktourza. Le budget 2015 des universités et de la recherche a été adopté hier par l'Assemblée nationale, suscitant des mécontentements.
Le budget 2015 de la recherche et de l’enseignement supérieur a été voté hier, mardi 4 novembre, par l’Assemblée nationale. Ce budget est stable par rapport à celui de 2014, et s’élève à 26 milliards d’euros. Voir l'article...

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Universities open their doors

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "universityaffairs logo"By Léo Charbonneau. Carleton University played host last Friday to the launch of this year’s Open Doors, Open Knowledge series of events, which runs through much of November. Organized by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, the Open Doors initiative provides an opportunity for universities across Canada to throw open their doors “and shine a spotlight on the extraordinary things happening on campuses every day,” said AUCC president Paul Davidson at the Carleton event. More...

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The times, they are (always) a-changin’

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/images/BlogSpeculativeDiction.jpgBy . Reading through the higher ed news over the weekend, I came across an item that began with the line, “The newspaper and book businesses have been transformed in recent years. But not education.” That illustrious beginning (as well as the rest of the article) points to a problem with coverage of higher education: the way the issue of change is addressed. Read more...

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The “dream job”

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/images/Blog-phd-to-life.jpgBy Jennifer Polk - From PhD to Life. Last week a Twitter contact asked me, “Would you ever go back to academia if your dream job opened up?” We both knew he meant a university faculty position, tenure-track. We knew this because talk of a “dream job” is common among graduate students and PhDs on the academic job market. For me, now, the question was jarring because I don’t think about the academic job market at all these days, unless it’s to empathize and lament in solidarity with friends and colleagues. More...

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Positively True

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/images/BlogCareersCafe.jpgBy . The power of positive thinking is just about as widely lauded as regular exercise and vitamin D supplementation.  Personally, I have mixed feelings about it (the power of mixed thinking?) that I’ll likely explore more in my next blog post. For now, though, I want to look a little more closely at where positive thinking is indeed useful. More...

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Translating knowledge … in Interlingua!

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/images/BlogTheBlackHole.pngBy Jonathan Thon - The Black Hole. It should come as no surprise that I am a strong advocate of knowledge translation. While this has customarily meant making science accessible to persons that are not experts in one’s field of study but are otherwise important supporters of one’s work, translating research across language barriers even within a field is an equally important pursuit. Indeed, while most impactful scientific journals today are published in the English language, I shudder to think how much excellent science is being published in other languages to which I have absolutely no access. More...

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'Think local’ doesn’t mean lowering our aspirations

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWMTBx0CPzMFK637Zb6AgNbjhxfVRtTVkrwKoq4ZPL2p18KKWOEwB3AWIBy Martha Crago. Staying faithful to our principles.
When I worked at McGill University, Heather Munroe-Blum, then president, often referred to “local impact and global reach.” Others have coined “glocal,” a term that I am not particularly fond of. Nevertheless, the issue of how universities manage the mission of addressing local needs while performing at a global level of excellence is an interesting one. More...

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Game designer wants developers to aim for equality and diversity Kimberly

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWMTBx0CPzMFK637Zb6AgNbjhxfVRtTVkrwKoq4ZPL2p18KKWOEwB3AWIBy Sparrow McGowan. Voll pushes at the forefront of game design.
There are few academics who can say they started their research before even learning to read, but Kimberly Voll, a professor of game design and software engineering at the Vancouver-based Centre for Digital Media, can trace her academic passion back before preschool. More...

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Why are we ignoring student-focused scholarship?

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWMTBx0CPzMFK637Zb6AgNbjhxfVRtTVkrwKoq4ZPL2p18KKWOEwB3AWIBy Adam Chapnick. In the humanities, the student audience is the scholar’s largest and most important.
It would be hard to find a university professor today who is not at least marginally familiar with impact factors. As public pressure to demonstrate and quantify the value of academic research increases, measurements of how often a particular journal, article or scholar has been cited in other professional publications have become critical to tenure and promotion decisions in a number of disciplines. And the trend is only accelerating. More...

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Le budget 2015 de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche adopté

Le budget de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche pour l'année 2015 a été voté mardi 4 novembre par l'Assemblée nationale. Il est stable par rapport à 2014.
Critiqué par l'opposition, le budget 2015 de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche a été voté mardi 4 novembre par la majorité à l'Assemblée nationale. Voir l'article...

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