22 février 2015

Boston College Faces Investigation Over Access for Disabled Students

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The U.S. Department of Education is investigating whether Boston College makes appropriate accommodations for its disabled students, The Boston Globe reports. The inquiry, which was prompted by complaints from current and former students, was as of December just one of 23 being conducted nationally. A separate investigation is being conducted by the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board. More...

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Another Republican Governor Proposes Big Cuts in Higher Education

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Add another state to the list of budgetary showdowns playing out between Republican governors and higher education.
First there was Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker proposed dealing with a $2-billion deficit by giving the public-university system more autonomy and, in exchange, cutting $300-million in state funding over two years. More...

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Small Texas College Will Give All Students Jobs to Reduce Their Tuition

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A small, private college is set to join a sliver of American higher-education institutions that give all of their students jobs and, in exchange, reduce their tuition, The Texas Tribune reports. Paul Quinn College, a historically black college in Dallas, will give each of its roughly 300 students jobs at the institution or with local businesses. More...

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Rank Delusions

subscribe todayBy John Quiggin. Every year, U.S. News & World Report, Times Higher Education,and othersupdate university rankings. Reactions are paradoxical. On the one hand, university administrators and faculty members scan the lists for evidence of small movements up or down. On the other hand, everyone knows that the top 10, or 20, or 50 names will be much the same as they have always been. More...

 

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What Happened When The Chronicle Sat Down With Steve Jobs Back in 1998

By Jeffrey R. Young. Steve Jobs was tired, and he didn’t seem thrilled to be sitting down for an interview with The Chronicle. He was at a conference for college computing administrators, and he had just finished facing tough questions from higher-education leaders who wanted reassurance that Apple Computer was getting its act together. More...

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Labour risks damaging its economic credibility over tuition fees

The Guardian homeBy and . Pressure builds on Ed Miliband to set out Labour’s plans for tuition fees, which may see fees cut to £6,000. More...

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Don't be fooled by the closing gender gap in science PhDs

The Guardian homeBy . What’s really happened is that fewer men – not more women– are studying for PhDs, new US research reveals. More...

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Distance learning taps in to virtual reality technology

The Guardian homeBy Lucy Jolin. The OU pioneered the distance learning form and is still the UK’s main provider – in 2013/14, there were 210,005 UK-based students studying for both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the UK, of which 150,255 were with the OU. But other UK universities are starting to see the potential of online courses that can offer all the academic rigour and support of a face-to-face degree without the inflexibility – to students all around the world. More...

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I can never get university HR teams to take mental health seriously

The Guardian homeBy Anonymous. When university staff report a mental health problem, many institutions are unsympathetic and fail to recognise it as a legitimate illness. More...

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Universities that seek to maximize profits often minimize students' education

The Guardian homeBy Anonymous. I teach at a ‘non-profit’ school seeking to adopt the for-profit higher education model. Students shouldn’t be paying for a low-quality degree. More...

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