25 mai 2016

Data and Rankings: A Healthy Debate

By Alex Usher. A few weeks ago, the Times Higher Education published a ranking of “top attractors of industry funds”.  It’s actually just a re-packaging of data from its major fall rankings exercise – “industry dollars per professors” is one of its thirteen indicators and this is just that indicator published as a standalone ranking. Read more...

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Quality in Africa: New Initiatives

By Goolam Mohamedbhai. The poor quality of higher education in sub-Saharan Africa has been the subject of many articles, reports and papers in recent years. The situation, which was perhaps at its worst at the beginning of the 21st century, has significantly improved; but more, much more remains to be done. Read more...

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Top Down or Bottom Up?

By Liudvika Leisyte. In the last decades higher education has become massified and, in many countries, universal according to Trow’s typology. Access to higher education has improved and multiple studies confirm the benefits of mass higher education to knowledge economies. Read more...

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The Slippery Business of Plagiarism

By Elena Denison-Schmidt. Plagiarism is a widespread problem around the world. It can take various forms — coping and pasting text without acknowledging its source, “recycling” or self-plagiarism (presenting the same paper several times as original), purchasing papers from an agency or a ghostwriter and submitting them as one’s own. Read more...

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If Britain Jumps Ship

By Aisling Tiernan. On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom will hold a referendum, known as the ‘Brexit’ vote, to decide whether Britain should leave the European Union (EU). It is impossible to predict the outcome of this referendum and the implications for UK higher education could be significant. Read more...

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Enduring Challenges for Latin America

By Andrés Bernasconi and Marcelo Knobel. In March, 2016, during one weekend in the beautiful city of Cartagena, Colombia, a group of 25 experts of Higher Education in Latin America met in an informal setting to discuss the main challenges of higher education in the region. Read more...

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Consultancy

By Fiona Hunter and Neil Sparnon. During our time working in higher education in a number of different roles—administrator, manager registrar and academic—there was one phrase we dreaded above all others: "We've engaged some consultants to help us with that." Read more...

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Breaking News: Last Snappy Tagline Just Claimed

By Eric Sickler. In her May 2 article titled, “Your Future Starts Here. Or Here. Or Here,” Inside Higher Ed reporter Ellen Wexler presents a thoughtful collection of higher ed marketing experts’ reflections on college and university branding efforts. You should read it. More...

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The Same. But Different.

By Jim Reische. The Monday, May 2 article about higher ed marketing (“Your future starts here. Or here. Or here.”,) prompted a wave of comments espousing just about every point of view on whether and how colleges and universities should distinguish themselves in the marketplace. More...

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Marketing in the Age of Measurement

By Sean Carton. This isn’t a rhetorical question, nor is it one with a universally-accepted answer. In fact, it’s a question that’s rarely asked, even though it’s at the heart of the ongoing debate about the value of a college education. More...

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