14 décembre 2015

College Shares Zero-Textbook-Cost Courses

HomeNorthern Virginia Community College's zero-textbook-cost degree programs are going open source. The community college, with help from open-courseware provider Lumen Learning, on Monday made nine of its courses available under a Creative Commons license, meaning instructors at other institutions are free to reuse and repurpose the content. Read more...

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U.S. to Settle Fraud Case With For-Profit College Chain

HomeThe U.S. Department of Justice on Monday announced a $95.5 million settlement with the Education Management Corporation to resolve allegations that it defrauded the government. The Huffington Post reported on the settlement over the weekend. Read more...

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U of York Apologizes for Statement on 'Men's Day'

HomeThe University of York, in Britain, has apologized for a press release announcing that it would celebrate "International Men's Day" this week. Many critics said that the university's support for the day suggested a lack of awareness of the many inequities facing women in academe. Read more...

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Instructure Stock Rises After First Day of Trading

HomeInstructure saw its stock close at $18 on Friday, rising 12.5 percent as its first day as a publicly traded company drew to a close. The stock passed $18 by late morning before falling slightly and stabilizing above $17 for much of the afternoon. Read more...

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Academic Minute: Early Humans in Island Southeast Asia

HomeToday on the Academic Minute: Russell Ciochon, professor of anthropology at the University of Iowa, explains that this isn't the first time humans have faced the crisis of rising sea levels. Learn more about the Academic Minute here. Read more...

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Evaluating Professionals in Academe

HomeBy Michael Bugeja. Professionals from industry often seem out of place in higher education, especially in tenure-eligible positions at research-intensive institutions. And yet their expertise is increasingly in demand as universities focus on skills needed for job placement to offset the cost of degrees in fields such as advertising, agriculture, business, criminal justice, design, engineering, journalism, marketing, nursing, public relations, social work, technology and veterinary medicine, to name a few. Read more...

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Why Should You Ask Questions?

HomeBy Joseph Barber. I enjoy asking questions. It is easier for me to contribute to a project if I have as much information as possible before I start jumping in with random ideas. I like to know what the goals are, who the stakeholders are, whether the project has run into any challenges before, whether new ideas might be welcome and much more. Read more...

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Vulnerability: The Most Precious Career Choice

HomeBy Stephanie K. Eberle. Eric looked nervous when he walked into my office. His introduction form told me he was a Ph.D. student in his fourth year of graduate school and, as with many trainees, he wanted to know his “career options.” This presenting question may be exactly what it seems on the surface -- just mere curiosity about what is out there. Read more...

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5 Strategies for Surviving and Thriving During Your Dissertation

HomeBy Ramon B. Goings. A little less than a month ago, I successfully defended my dissertation, which explored the academic and social experiences of high-achieving black males attending a historically black college and university. Read more...

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Of Marriage and Short-Term Flings

HomeBy Jennifer Lundquist and Joya Misra. Social theorist Talcott Parsons once said that tenure in the American university is like marriage. The institution places a high degree of trust in the tenured professor, for better or for worse, in sickness and in health -- forever. Read more...

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