31 mai 2015

American Students Want to Study Abroad but Have Concerns

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Report: “Broadening Horizons: The Value of the Overseas Experience”
Organization: British Council
Summary: As colleges seek to give more students an international experience, the council, Britain’s educational and cultural-relations agency, examined perceived barriers to studying abroad. It surveyed 4,625 American students about their views on studying in another country. More...

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In 23-Page Email, Michael LaCour Attacks Critics of Withdrawn Paper

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Michael J. LaCour, the UCLA graduate student accused of faking research for a paper about gay marriage that was published in Science in December, sent the Los Angeles Times a 23-page email Friday that calls his critics “unethical” and says he destroyed data supporting the paper’s findings because UCLA’s privacy policy required him to do so. Science retracted the paper Thursday. More...

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Oxford Names Its First Female Vice Chancellor

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . After nearly 800 years, the University of Oxford has named its first female vice chancellor, reports The Telegraph. Louise Richardson, currently the principal of Scotland’s University of St. Andrews, will succeed Andrew Hamilton as Oxford’s vice chancellor, a position equivalent to a university president in the United States. More...

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‘The French Revolution’ on Campus: Readers React to ‘My Title IX Inquisition’

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . After Laura Kipnis, a professor in the department of radio, television, and film at Northwestern University, wrote the provocative essay “Sexual Paranoia Strikes Academe” earlier this year in The Chronicle Review, students marched in protest. More...

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Like Numbers? Read the Education Dept.’s Mammoth Report on Education in 2015

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics on Wednesday released its annual report on the condition of American education. Included in the many-paged report are facts and figures encompassing higher, secondary, and elementary education. Among other things, the report notes that total enrollment in postsecondary education declined from 2012-13 to 2013-14, the number of master’s degrees awarded dropped from 2011-12 to 2012-13, and the average net price at four-year public institutions increased that same year. More...

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Judge Throws Out a For-Profit Group’s Challenge to the Gainful-Employment Rule

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A judge has thrown out a group of for-profit colleges’ challenge to the U.S. Department of Education’s gainful-employment rule, Reuters reports. The lawsuit was one of two filed last year in response to the department’s final rule, which seeks to judge career-oriented programs on their graduates’ ability to repay their student loans. More...

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For-Profit College Settles Complaint Over Claims About Credits and Degrees

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Ashworth College, a for-profit institution in Georgia, has agreed to a settle a complaint by the Federal Trade Commission that it misrepresented how well its degrees would prepare students to earn licenses in specific vocations, and the ease with which students could transfer Ashworth credits to other institutions. More...

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Faculty Union Is Among Critics of Deal to Help Run Colleges in Saudi Arabia

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A community-college district in California is drawing fire from several sides for its deal to help run two technical colleges in Saudi Arabia, the Los Angeles Times reports. The critics charge that, among other things, the Rancho Santiago Community College District violated a state open-meetings law in arranging the deal and, through its presence in the Middle Eastern nation, is tacitly supporting the anti-democratic policies of the Saudi government. More...

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Yale’s Former President Got $8.5-Million Bonus on His Way Out

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Yale University gave its departing president, Richard C. Levin, an $8.5-million bonus after he left the job, at the end of the 2012-13 academic year, The Wall Street Journal reports. The bonus was noted in Yale’s most recent federal tax return, which was filed on Friday. More...

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A Global Education Opens Doors, but Leaves Many Shut Out

By Karin Fischer. Employers say that international experience matters in hiring decisions. Chief executives fret that today’s graduates lack the skills to succeed in a global economy. Even the U.S. secretary of education, Arne Duncan, in recorded remarks to the annual conference here this week of Nafsa: Association of International Educators, called global education a must-have. More...

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