18 janvier 2015

Ibero-America Still Lags

By Jamil Salmi. Seen from an international perspective, the higher education systems of the Ibero-American countries present fascinating contrasts.  They can take pride in the very rapid enrollment increases in recent years and significant efforts to improve the quality of learning and research in a growing number of universities.  Several countries, especially in Latin America, demonstrate a high degree of institutional differentiation with a wide range of public and private universities and non-university tertiary institutions—from technical institutes to technology-focused universities, from small professional schools to large research universities. More...

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A Random Encounter

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. Once, when my daughter first came across the word “chaos” in her readings, she asked me what it meant. I am not quite sure why she knew that I would be able to explain that word, but she must have sensed that there was a mathematical meaning to this new word she had encountered. I explained that in that context, it meant things happening that could not be predicted. Read more...

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Career Choices

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Susan O'Doherty. A few years ago I left a rewarding, but highly demanding and stressful supervisory position to take a higher-pay, lower-impact direct service job in a different area of psychology. I felt burned out by the need to be constantly on call for emergencies, and by worrying about our high risk patients in the lulls between emergencies. Read more...

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First-Year-Writing Experiment: Jokes

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. Some of the experiments are small because the room to experiment is limited. We are increasingly constrained by top-down assessment, and while my beliefs about the purpose of first-year-writing – to help student writers become confident contributors to the academic conversation – are in line with the overall goals of the department and the college, knowing there is a detailed rubric waiting for my students’ writing at the end of the line requires some deference to that criteria, even as I believe that process is far more important than product when it comes to teaching writing[1]Read more...

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Accreditor Grants Extension to CCSF

HomeCity College of San Francisco's regional accreditor has granted the college a two-year restoration of its accreditation status. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) in 2013 moved to revoke the community college's accreditation, citing financial mismanagement and a wide range of other problems. Read more...

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'The Atlantic' Revises Article on CUNY

HomeThe Atlantic has issued a more than 300-word correction to an article on admissions to four-year institutions in the City University of New York (CUNY). The piece, which the magazine published earlier this week, asserts that five of the system's colleges have gotten more selective during the last 15 years, and now admit fewer freshmen from New York City than was previously the case. Read more...

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Perceptions of Brilliance and Gender Gaps in Academe

HomeA new study in the journal Science offers a new theory for gender gaps in academe. Researchers at Princeton University surveyed faculty members, postdocs and graduate students on whether they believed raw brilliance (as opposed to just hard work) was needed to get ahead in their discipline. Read more...

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Another Tentative Win for CCSF

HomeA California judge's "tentative" ruling on Friday said City College of San Francisco did not receive a fair hearing from its accreditor, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, according to KQED News. A final decision is still pending in the lawsuit, which San Francisco's city attorney filed in a local court. Read more...

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Open Access Roundtable Targets Article Processing Charges

HomeThe many different systems of handling article processing charges (APC) -- a fee used by many open-access journals -- are "fractured and inefficient" and threatens to undermine the progress of the open-access movement, according to the summary of a roundtable hosted by the Copyright Clearance Center last October. Read more...

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Court Revives First Amendment Suit on Facebook Post

HomeThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit revived a lengthy First Amendment lawsuit against Valdosta State University on Monday, reversing a lower court's 2010 dismissal of the case. Hayden Barnes sued Valdosta State in 2008 after he was expelled for protesting the university's plan to build two parking garages with $30 million in student fees. Read more...

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