02 novembre 2015

Growing Criticism of Theory of 'Disruptive Innovation'

HomeClay Christensen, a professor at Harvard University's business school, has since his 1997 book The Innovator's Dilemma been widely acclaimed in the business world for his theory of “disruptive innovation” to explain why upstarts derail established companies. A later book applying the ideas to higher education has led many administrators to feature Christensen at meetings and quote him to promote various ideas about change. Read more...

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PWC to Help New Hires Pay Off Debt

HomePricewaterhouseCoopers, the large auditing and professional services company, has created a program to help its new hires pay off their student debt. The company, which hires up to 12,000 recent college graduates each year, will contribute $1,200 per year for up to six years to pay down its new employees' student debt. Read more...

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Senate Democrats Criticize Nonprofit Conversions

HomeA group of Democrats in the U.S. Senate sent a letter Friday to Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen urging them to stop for-profit colleges from converting to nonprofit status. Read more...

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Getting the Ph.D. Was the Easy Part

HomeBy Renate Ysseldyk. There is a reason that the “leaky pipeline” metaphor for women in academe is not going away. For women who fervently want an academic career, the possibility that they might leak from the pipeline is a very real fear. It isn’t that other career paths can’t be fulfilling. Read more...

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Dr. Google, Psy.D.

HomeBy Kevin Anzzolin. The constant cavalcade of spooky tales about Interfolio errors, pernicious search committees and tragic interview mishaps had, in fact, proved detrimental to my psychological health, and ultimately served to substantiate my biggest fear: the academic job market was indeed as bad as it seemed, if not worse. Read more...

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Confusion at the Border: Career Counseling

HomeBy Alfreda James. Every appointment is an excursion to another culture for graduate career counselors. We crisscross national boundaries from our desks and run smack into different visions of the purpose and intent of higher education. Read more...

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A Guide for Applying to Jobs at Selective Liberal Arts Colleges

HomeBy Daily Nous Contributors. You are on your way to earning a Ph.D. from a major research university. Your professors work at a major research university. Your placement director works at a major research university. But when the time comes for you to enter the job market, many of the available positions will not be at major research universities. Read more...

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Revive Perkins Loans

HomeBy Ray Cross. For nearly six decades, the Federal Perkins Loan Program provided needy students with financial aid that helped make going to college more accessible and affordable. On Sept. 30, that loan program expired. Read more...

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Trumpeting a New Dean

HomeBy Mark J. Drozdowski. The University of Pennsylvania has announced that Donald J. Trump will become the next dean of the Wharton School, one of the nation's leading business schools. Read more...

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Solving Yesterday's Problems Constrains Tomorrow's Solutions

HomeBy Paul LeBlanc. In a recent letter to the Higher Learning Commission, the largest of the regional accreditors, the Office of the Inspector General offered a scathing review of the commission’s approvals for direct-assessment competency-based education programs. Read more...

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