28 février 2015

Government 'failed to protect public money' in private college boom

By . The government encouraged private colleges to grow “without sufficient regulation in place to protect public money” and a senior civil servant should have opposed the policy, according to MPs. More...

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ABS ranking reveals 'world elite' of business journals

By . Thirty-three journals have been given the coveted “world elite” ranking in an influential and hotly debated league table. More...

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MENA top 30 snapshot released as THE MENA Universities Summit launches

By . Institutions from 11 countries feature in a top 30 that previews what a new ranking of universities in the Middle East and North Africa could look like. More...

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Newcastle University to open London campus

By . Newcastle will become the latest UK institution to open a base in the capital this September, offering full- and part-time courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with an “initial focus” on business programmes. More...

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Raising expectations: an interview with Wade MacLauchlan

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "universityaffairs logo"By Rosanna Tamburri. Wade MacLauchlan’s roots in Prince Edward Island run deep. He was born and raised on the island’s north shore and completed his undergraduate training at the University of Prince Edward Island, the institution he went on to lead from 1999 to 2011. Before that, he was dean of law at the University of New Brunswick and a law professor at Dalhousie University. More...

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A case for undergraduate ‘rights’ of passage

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "universityaffairs logo"By Tye Landels. One’s undergraduate years are a period of transitions: from secondary education to postsecondary, from a hometown to a new college town, from dependence to independence and, ultimately, from adolescence to adulthood. While these transitions can present new perspectives and new opportunities for students, they also place students in vulnerable positions. More...

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On research priorities, don’t let the tail wag the dog

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "universityaffairs logo"By David Kent. It hurts to see scientists cave to the pressure of a funding organization to alter their research to fit bureaucratic goals. More...

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Why do so many academics espouse such silly ideas?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "universityaffairs logo"By Edward Dutton. A theory of the ‘clever sillies’.
The Noble Lie, claimed Socrates, was a falsehood perpetuated to keep the elite in power. Insecure members of the elite will outdo each other in how fervently they accept this Noble Lie or “dogma” because their acceptance of it makes them seem attractive and thus secures a following. More...

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Atlantic Canada sends a signal on enrolment

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "universityaffairs logo"By Léo Charbonneau. The Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission issued a sobering report earlier this week (PDF). It announced that, after four years of year-over-year increases, university enrolment dropped in the Maritime Provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island) in the 2013-14 academic year. More...

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‘Faculty member in residence’ program promotes library research

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Léo Charbonneau. There’s a growing trend for academic librarians to be evaluated partly on their scholarly activities, but they face barriers to conducting independent research, says Vivian Lewis, university librarian at McMaster University. These obstacles may include a perceived lack of time or support from supervisors, but academic librarians also may feel they don’t have adequate training or lack confidence in their abilities. More...

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