05 janvier 2015

International Students

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/provost.jpg?itok=k-3W3N__By Herman Berliner. I am a tremendous supporter of international students studying on our campuses.  Increased student diversity provides a more cosmopolitan environment and more vantage points on more issues.  International students augment our domestic enrollment.  Many countries around the globe are now sources of substantial numbers of international students.  When these students ultimately return to their home countries they foster greater international understanding. Read more...

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The Decade of Education for Sustainable Development

By Goolam Mohamedbhai. When I was elected to the Administrative Board of the International Association of Universities (IAU) in 2000, the newly-elected President of IAU, Professor Hans van Ginkel, then Rector of Utrecht University, assigned me the responsibility of chairing IAU’s Working Group on Sustainable Development (SD). “But I hardly know anything about SD”, I told him. “Most university leaders don’t and that’s precisely why I am asking you to lead that group”, he replied. More...

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India Calling

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/law.jpgBy Tracy Mitrano. This week I am in India. To be more specific, as I write, I am in Jaipur, at a three star hotel, and there is a cow mooing outside my room. The contrasts are extraordinary: unlike the United States, which tends to segregate its poverty and riches, these qualities exist side by side. Having already spent a few days shopping, I feel like an ugly American, and yet I know that however unfairly distributed, these purchases contribute to the economy. Read more...

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New Year's Observations

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Susan O'Doherty. We are lucky enough to live in a high-rise apartment with a glass wall and terrace overlooking the East River, so twice a year, on July 4 and New Year's Eve, we throw "fireworks parties" to enjoy the pyrotechnics with our friends. Read more...

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The List: Still A Work In Progress

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/StratEDgy%20Graphic%20Resized.jpg?itok=kIrUoz70By Margaret Andrews. Right before the holidays, I did a blog post about a list I give to people that ask me about job hunting sites and organizations.  Thank you to those of you that sent me updates and to The Economist (“The Future of Work: There’s an App for That”) and the Wall Street Journal (“New Year, New Job?  Read This First”) for some very timely articles (and additions to the list). Read more...

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Three Central Themes for 2015: critical pedagogy, lean libraries, & creative disruption

By Brian Mathews. This is my ninth year blogging. When I started The Ubiquitous Librarian my intention was to explore engagement techniques—new ways of connecting with the community I served. The blog helped document some of these efforts and provided a conversation channel with others doing similar work. More...

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No Theresa May, we need those foreign graduates

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Sending students home on qualification is shortsighted vote-chasing. Companies such as Dyson could use these bright sparks. More...

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How to get published in an academic journal: top tips from editors

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifJournal editors share their advice on how to structure a paper, write a cover letter - and deal with awkward feedback from reviewers.
Writing for academic journals is highly competitive. Even if you overcome the first hurdle and generate a valuable idea or piece of research - how do you then sum it up in a way that will capture the interest of reviewers?
There’s no simple formula for getting published - editors’ expectations can vary both between and within subject areas. But there are some challenges that will confront all academic writers regardless of their discipline. How should you respond to reviewer feedback? Is there a correct way to structure a paper? And should you always bother revising and resubmitting? We asked journal editors from a range of backgrounds for their tips on getting published. More...

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Borat creator Sacha Baron Cohen to be focus of academic symposium

By . The comedy of Borat and Ali G creator Sacha Baron Cohen is to be the subject of an in-depth study by university scholars. More...

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PhD employment data need to be richer, says paper

By . PhD holders may not be securing a job as easily as some governments believe.
This is the conclusion of a research paper that looks at the issues surrounding doctoral graduates in the European knowledge economy. More...

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