25 janvier 2015

Community College Liberal Arts

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Many liberal arts faculty members these days worry about struggling enrollments for their disciplines. But data being released today suggest that they might be encouraged by the trends at community colleges. Read more...

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Checkered Recovery Continues

HomeBy Ry Rivard. Most states increased higher education spending last year but half still spend less on college-related programs than they did five years ago, according to a report released today. Over all, state higher ed spending this year is up 5.2 percent nationwide, according to an annual report by the enter for the Study of Education Policy at Illinois State University and the State Higher Education Executive Officers. Read more...

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Taxes and Education

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The White House Saturday announced a series of tax proposals that would raise taxes on financial institutions and wealthy individuals, simplify education tax credits and pay for his plan for free community college education. Read more...

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Is Carol Swain Charlie? or Hateful?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A prominent Vanderbilt University professor published a column last week that is being called hate speech for its critique of Islam in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris. Angry students held a protest Saturday that attracted many critics of the professor -- as well as a prominent supporter who is accusing the students and Vanderbilt of censoring her defense of the professor. Read more...

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'Autonomy' Arrives at the NCAA

HomeBy Jake New. In a historic vote here Saturday, the five wealthiest conferences in the National Collegiate Athletic Association agreed to expand their athletic scholarships to cover the full cost of attendance at an athlete's college or university. Read more...

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To Be or Not to Be Charlie

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy . In English, it forms possibly the shortest subject-verb-predicate sentence: I am X. But we cannot seem to agree on what it means. In my lifetime, the first phrase that rings out is John F. Kennedy’s, on the steps of the Rathaus Schöneberg: Ich bin ein Berliner! The second, echoing now from Paris across the Western hemisphere, is Je suis Charlie Hebdo. These are both rhetorical flourishes, obviously. But they also both nag at our sense of what it means to declare ourselves something—as opposed to halting, as Descartes did, at the simple declaration (Cogito ergo sum) of our existence. More...

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Sheep Rot & Rogue Publishers: advertising in early scientific journals

By Brian Mathews. I’ve been watching a great talk by Jason Priem on altmetrics. More...

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Three evolving thoughts about flipped learning

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/castingoutnines-45.pngBy Robert Talbert. While specifications grading continues to unfold in class, I’m also still using and refining the flipped learning model. Recently I had time to reflect on how I’m implementing flipped learning in my classes, and I noticed that some of my thoughts on flipped learning have evolved over the last few years, including some breaks from things I’ve written here on the blog. More...

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Putting specs grading to work

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/castingoutnines-45.pngBy Robert Talbert. I’m back from taking a few days away for the holidays and to get the new semester underway. Before the break, I had posted a couple of articles about specifications (“specs”) grading and how I planned on using it in my classes. More...

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CUNY’s Pathway to Shared Governance

By . William Bowen and Eugene Tobin’s new book, Locus of Authority: The Evolution of Faculty Roles in the Governance of Higher Education, has resulted in much commentary and discussion about the appropriate roles of faculty members and administrators in the activities and governance of colleges. More...

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