26 avril 2015

Students, don't rate me on my appearance but on my teaching

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy Alison Garden. Feedback forms give students the chance to shape university teaching. Why then do some waste the opportunity by focusing on their lecturer’s looks and clothes. More...

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Doctor, doctor … we’re suffering a glut of PhDs who can’t find academic jobs

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Only a tiny minority of those with a doctorate manage to find a university post – yet the numbers enrolling for PhDs have never been greater. More...

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UCL and Soas staff tell their universities to divest from fossil fuels

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . More than 200 staff write to boards of universities calling for them to send a signal and ensure investments are in line with institutional values. More...

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Students worldwide fight back against commercialisation of universities – in pictures

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifOver recent months, academics and students in countries including Canada, the Netherlands and the UK have staged protests against funding cuts to courses, privatisation and precarious working conditions. We asked readers to share pictures of university protests and occupations taking place. More...

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Education and fees: five demands from young voters

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . The Guardian went to Manchester Metropolitan University to find out what students think about the education they are paying for. Our panel was chaired by writer and presenter Rick Edwards. More...

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Cheating the system: from chess to pub quizzes, how technology has made breaking the rules easier than ever

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . The Georgian chess master rumbled this week for using a hidden smartphone to plan his moves is far from alone – and as our access to an infinite online stock of information gets ever faster and more portable, the question is: are we on the brink of an epidemic. More...

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Cornel West warns of 'Planetary Selma' at Harvard fossil fuel divestment protest

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Activist joins ‘heat week’ calling for full fossil fuel divestment and says ‘Ecological catastrophe is as evil as white supremacist catastrophe’. More...

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How can academics help science reporters get their facts straight?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . Academics have never been under more pressure to engage with the public and show the impact of their work. But there’s a problem. The media, one of the key channels for communicating with people outside academia, has a reputation for skewing or clumsily confusing scientific reports. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 23:11 - - Permalien [#]

Who should pay for university education?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy . The tuition fees debate looks set to roll on in the next parliament. But does anyone have a workable solution. More...

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