01 février 2015

University Can Deny a Medical Degree Over Lack of ‘Professionalism,’ Court Rules

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A federal appeals court has ruled that Case Western Reserve University can deny a student a medical degree if it determines the student lacks “professionalism,” The Plain Dealer reported. More...

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Amid Political Pressure, Obama Drops Plan to Curb College-Savings Plans

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . President Obama has backed away from his proposal to roll back tax breaks for 529 college-savings plans amid mounting political pressure, The New York Times reports. The proposal was slated to be a piece of Mr. Obama’s budget plan for the 2016 fiscal year, due on Monday. More...

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Another San Francisco Campus Closes Over Earthquake-Safety Concerns

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Officials at the community college announced on Thursday that it would close its second campus in three weeks out of earthquake-safety concerns, the San Francisco Examiner reports. The announcement three weeks ago—one day before classes were set to begin—that the college’s Civic Center campus would close was greeted with consternation from faculty members. More...

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Science and Engineering Degrees Inch Up, but Progress for Women Is Mixed

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: Snapshot ReportOrganization: National Student Clearinghouse Research Center
Summary: The past decade has seen a slight uptick in the share of bachelor’s degrees awarded in the so-called STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Women lost ground to men at the bachelor’s level, while gaining at the doctoral level. More...

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Why I support the deregulation of higher education

By Glyn Davis. Over recent weeks, some staff have written to vice-chancellors, urging them to reject the university deregulation measures advocated by federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne. Public universities, they argue, should not be left to the “vagaries of the market”. I disagree and would like to explain why. Read more...

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Investing in education hubs – Local support is key

By Jane Knight. International education hubs are the latest development in the international higher education landscape. A country-level education hub is a planned effort to build a critical mass of local and international actors – higher education institutions and providers, students, research and development centres and knowledge industries – who work collaboratively on education, training, and knowledge production and innovation. Read more...

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Why English is not enough

By Rosemary Salomone. Despite all the talk on both sides of the Atlantic promoting multilingualism for job mobility and economic opportunity, many colleges and universities have eliminated foreign language requirements for graduation and have cut foreign language departments to a bare minimum. Read more...

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Give students and parents more details of value added

By William Patrick Leonard. In their 2011 book, Academically Adrift, Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa reported their study of 2,300 traditional undergraduate students enrolled at an array of four-year tertiary institutions in the United States. Read more...

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The day the purpose of university changed

By Dan Berrett, The Chronicle of Higher Education. The governor had bad news: The state budget was in crisis, and everyone needed to tighten their belts. High taxes threatened "economic ruin", said the newly elected Ronald Reagan. Welfare stood to be curbed, the highway patrol had fat to trim. Everything would be pared down; he’d start with his own office. Read more...

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Rich world attainment is rising fast but not for all

By Karen MacGregor. There has been a sharp rise in education attainment across the world’s wealthy nations, driven by young adults studying for longer. While at the turn of the century, tertiary qualifications were held by 26% of people aged 25-34 years living in OECD countries, the proportion had soared to 40% by 2013, according to an interim Education at a Glance report. Read more...

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