23 octobre 2015

'Double-Dipping' With MOOCs

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. As massive open online course providers specialize in disciplines and delivery modes, universities are looking for new opportunities to experiment. The trend appears to be benefiting edX. Read more...

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Controversies as Chilling Effect

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. The 2015 Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology, available today, provides a snapshot of how faculty members feel about social media and how it relates to their professional and personal lives. Read more...

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'Higher Education and Employability'

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The political and public policy landscape is increasingly dotted (one might say littered) with those who view the purpose of higher education as about preparing people for the workplace, from governors questioning whether their state universities are producing too many graduates in anthropology or other liberal arts disciplines to Education Department officials whose college data tool focuses heavily on economic outcomes. Read more...

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A New Route to Student Aid

HomeBy Paul Fain. The U.S. Department of Education today announced an experimental pathway to federal aid for partnerships between colleges and nontraditional providers, including ones that run skills boot camps or offer unaccredited online courses. Read more...

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Federal Watchdog Eyes Accreditor

HomeBy Paul Fain. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seeking information from a national accreditor about the for-profit colleges it oversees, which include several controversial chains. Read more...

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MIT's New Model

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will next year launch the first of what could be several pilots to determine if pieces of what it has provided face-to-face can be delivered through massive open online courses. Read more...

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Uniting to Regulate For-Profits

HomeBy Ashley A. Smith. Every few weeks, it seems, a new investigation is launched into one of the larger for-profit colleges in the country. Read more...

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An Attack on Tenure From a Democratic Administration

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Collective bargaining negotiations are often drawn out and contentious, but the process now unfolding within the Connecticut State University system promises to be particularly unpleasant, based on an administrative wish list that includes unprecedented proposals -- such as that tenured faculty members may be assigned involuntarily to another campus, without the guarantee of continued tenure there. Read more...

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The Costs of Publish or Perish

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Shortly after being awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2013, Peter Higgs, of Higgs boson fame, said he doubted he would have gotten a job, not to mention tenure, in today’s academic system. The professor emeritus at the University of Edinburgh said he simply wouldn’t have been “productive” enough, with academe’s premium on publication metrics. Read more...

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Do Colleges Have a Duty to Protect Students?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A California appeals court has ruled, 2 to 1, that public colleges and universities do not have a general legal obligation to protect adult students from violent acts by other students. Read more...

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