23 février 2015

QE, QEd mission targets emerging LatAm markets

By Sara Custer. The recent Quality English and Quality Education mission to South America targeted pioneering markets in Ecuador and Peru in a bid to connect with emerging agents, organisers have said. More...

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Dutch gov launches €5m scholarship fund

By Sara Custer. The Netherlands has launched a €5m annual national scholarship scheme funding international experiences for some 1,500 domestic and foreign students. More...

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English Australia partners with EAQA

By Sara Custer. Australia’s peak body for English language providers, English Australia, has partnered with pan-European quality agency association EAQA as part of its Partner Agency Program launched last year. More...

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France debates ban on Muslim veils in universities

The debate over wearing veils at public universities has resurfaced after reports of professors singling out women for wearing hijabs. Both politicians and the public are struggling to find a balance between French secularism and religious tolerance.
The issue of whether to let women wear scarves at university came into the spotlight earlier this month when a professor at the Paris XIII university said that he did not support “religious symbols in public places”, referring to a young woman wearing a hijab in his class. The professor was demoted for his comments. More...

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Jordanian Higher Education Flunks a National Test

Al FanarBy Saba Abu Farha - Al-Fanar. More than half of Jordanian universities failed a national proficiency exam held by the ministry of higher education last month. The exam is administered to students but the government then evaluates the universities by how well their students did. More...

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Study finds higher education adds $63.5 billion to NC’s economy

By Jane Stancill. A new report says higher education as a whole in North Carolina had a $63.5 billion impact on the state’s economy in 2012-13.
The analysis is the first to measure the statewide impact of the UNC system, the state’s community colleges and the 36 private colleges in North Carolina. It was conducted by an Idaho-based firm, Economic Modeling Specialists International, commissioned by the private colleges and private funds from the public universities and the North Carolina Chamber. More...

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2015/02/18/4565460_study-higher-education-adds-635.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

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Standing Tall When Small: What Small Colleges Can Contribute to Higher Education

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "huffingtonpost logo"By . I am short in height -- 5' 2" on a good day. I wear size 6 clothing; size 6 shoes. My ring size is 6. In a family of relative giants, I stood beneath them. Physical size does, unfortunately, affect how we are viewed -- bigger is better in America. It is not a coincidence that our recent presidents and many presidential candidates are 6' or more (Obama; Clinton (Bill); Bush (all three); Romney; Kerry). Tall usually wins although that may change with women candidates. More...

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Sanders wants two years of free college tuition

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "the hill logo"By Rebecca Shabad. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Tuesday called for a “revolution” in higher education funding that would involve free tuition for freshmen and sophomores at all public colleges and universities.
“We need a revolution in the way higher education is funded,” Sanders said at Johnson State College, a public school in Vermont, according to his office. More...

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Colleges Need Their Imperfect Critics

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "the atlantic logo"By . Having argued that Marquette University is wrong to strip Professor John McAdams of tenure, setting precedents that are likely to undermine academic freedom, I'd like to set aside the debate about whether or not he should've been terminated and take up the question of how disagreements on campus ought to unfold.
For those just coming to the story, McAdams published a blog post last November criticizing a Marquette graduate student in her capacity as an instructor of undergraduates. More...

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Leading The Future Of Learning Through Four Key Trends

ForbesBy David Slocum. I recently had the opportunity to speak at an event dedicated to ‘The Talent Revolution’ and organized by the Google Digital Academy. Most of the other speakers and attendees were from industry and shared insights and practices of talent recruitment, development, and retention. More...

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