06 avril 2015

Median base salaries for higher ed professionals increased 2.2 percent

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) recently released findings from its 2014-15 Professionals in Higher Education Salary Survey. The overall median base salary increase in 2014 for individuals in professional positions in higher ed (those with primary assignments and responsibilities requiring professional-level expertise and work in specific functional areas) was 2.2 percent. More...

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Campus Management Corp. establishes HQ for international operations

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Campus Management Corp., a leading provider of enterprise software products and services for higher education, announced today the establishment of a new division and headquarters for higher education solutions in Bangalore, India, to support the expansion of its global operations outside the Americas. The new division will be known as Campus Management International Private Limited. More...

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Newer studies say online instruction neither harms nor benefits the average university student

Hechinger Report logoBy Jill Barshay. Does online learning work? Do college students learn better, or at least as well, from computer instruction as they do from a human teacher? That’s a question asked over and over again by not only students, parents and professors, but also by academic researchers. It’s especially important because universities are offering more and more of their courses online. Almost 5.3 million university students took at least one course online in the 2013-14 academic year, a 4 percent increase from the previous year, according to a Babson Survey Research Group report citing federal data. More...

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Fixing the Surveillance-Industrial Complex

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I was reading Bruce Schneier’s new book, Data and Goliath, just published by Norton. The subtitle (which, as is the custom these days, is more or less an elevator pitch for the book) provides a hint of what’s inside: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World. What’s missing from this descriptive subtitle is the best part: And Here’s How We Can Fix It. Because unlike a lot of books that focus on big scary issues, this one has lots of concrete recommendations and encouragement to think that we can actually make change happen. Read more...

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The Future of On-Campus Higher Education?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/StratEDgy%20Graphic%20Resized.jpg?itok=kIrUoz70By Margaret Andrews. Awhile back, a group of people, through the Design School at Stanford, pondered the idea of what a Stanford education might look like in 2025.  The process they went through and their thoughts on the current and potential future state of on-campus higher education at Stanford are quite interesting. Read more...

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On Not Swimming

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/CRW.jpgBy Lee Skallerup Bessette. I haven’t been swimming in almost a year. Now, for most, this wouldn’t be such a big deal. But for me…
I was so excited to move to a city where there is a Masters’ swim team. I signed up, paid my dues, and have yet to attend a workout. Part of it is because the practice times are terrible for me and my family’s schedule. But, really, I just have zero motivation to don a suit and cap and goggles and jump in the pool. Read more...

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America’s UnExcellence Initiatives

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/the_world_view_blog_header.jpg?itok=P3OlGEpQBy Philip G. Altbach. The world is focused on improving their top universities in order to be more competitive in the global knowledge economy and to raise their numbers in the higher education rankings. Jamil Salmi counted at least 36 “excellence initiatives” around the world that have pumped billions of dollars into the top universities in these countries — with resulting improvements in quality, research productivity, and emerging improvements un the rankings of these universities. Even in cash-strapped Russia, the “5-100” initiative is providing 70 million into each of 15 selected universities to help them improve and compete globally. Read more...

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Innovative Knowledge-Practice Networks

By Thomas Carey. In the first part of this post, we reviewed the concept of faculty emotional ownership in an innovative teaching community as a way to reduce Not-Invented-Here obstacles to scaling up effective teaching practices for student success. In this follow-up, we’re going to focus on emerging developments that are centered on course-related collaborations. That usually involves some kind of repository of shared course resources, but it’s important to see the repository as a tool for supporting the collaboration (not the other way round, where the shared course is seen as the targeted result and the collaboration is just there to support it). More...

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Collaboration, not Commoditization

By Thomas Carey. In a previous post I made a case for the importance of emotional ownership in scaling up educational innovations, in particular how we could “build a bigger Here” as a way to address Not-Invented-Here obstacles. In this post I want to drill down on some encouraging new opportunities to build emotional ownership of educational innovations. More...

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An Introduction to Text Expansion

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/Screen%20Shot%202011-12-12%20at%2012.29.48%20PM.png?itok=ITDqfJNPBy Hanna Peacock. Do you find yourself typing the exact same phrase multiple times each day or sending nearly the identical email to various people? Do you make the same strange spelling mistake over and over? Do you get annoyed hunting for special characters for a word or phrase you type often. Read more...

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