16 août 2015

The Quest for Black Male Applicants to Med School

HomeThe Association of American Medical Colleges on Monday released a report outlining steps taken and ideas for future strategies to increase the number of black male applicants to medical schools. Read more...

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Israeli University Leaders Urge Different Focus on Iran

HomeThe leaders of Israel's universities are responding to new proposed cuts in government spending on higher education by invoking Iran, at a time that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Iran poses a grave threat to the country, Ynet News reported. Read more...

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Japan Pushes Universities Away From Liberal Arts

HomeJapan's government is pushing universities to shift away from the liberal arts and toward business or vocational programs, The Wall Street Journal reported. Read more...

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Clinton Jabs Bush on Black Enrollment Drops

HomeHillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate, on Friday used a speech at the annual meeting of the National Urban League to criticize Governor Jeb Bush, a candidate for the Republican nomination who was to speak later that day. Read more...

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Regent Adds 40 Programs, Makes Cuts in Languages

HomeRegent University is adding 40 academic programs in the coming year, but is cutting low-enrollment programs, especially in languages, The Virginian-Pilot reported. University officials said the shifts responded to the interests of students and prospective students. Among the new programs are cybersecurity, computer science and healthcare management. Read more...

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Democratizing the Academic Job Search

HomeBy Marietta Morrissey. When my now retiring baby boomer colleagues and I searched for jobs in the late 1970s, we were largely in the dark about how the process of landing a position really worked. Ours was a dismal job market, although generally not as grim as today’s. Read more...

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Awkward Interactions

HomeBy Kerry Ann Rockquemore. Dear Almost Tenured,
I understand exactly what you mean about the potential for awkward interactions during your tenure review year. Let’s be honest -- your colleagues are making a life-altering decision, but because it’s taking place over an excruciatingly long period of time, you will have to interact with them (and others) throughout the nine months you’re in limbo. Read more...

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The Federal Option

HomeBy James M. Van Wyck. Are you a graduate student interested in careers beyond academia? Consider giving the federal government a look. 
One way for graduate students to test the waters of civil service would be to apply for one of the many internships available for master’s and Ph.D. students. Read more...

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Doctoral Students Need Support Groups, Too

HomeBy Robert Greim. For the sake of student success, retention and satisfaction, universities often intentionally structure, fund and methodically assess first-year experience efforts. The benchmarks of an effective first-year experience can include -- but are certainly not limited to -- meaningful faculty engagement, immersion in campus activities outside of the classroom, cohort bonding experiences and intrusive advising. Read more...

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The 'Revise and Resubmit'

HomeBy Michael S. Harris. When submitting your writing for publication in a journal, the best you can often hope for is to receive a “revise and resubmit” request from the editor. This means the reviewers and editor found value in your manuscript, but want to see revisions. Read more...

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