26 juin 2016

Shrinking Job Security

HomeBy Maxine Joselow. After the State College of Florida replaced a tenure-like system with three-year contracts for all new faculty members, some complained. So the board shifted to one-year contracts. Read more...

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Final Push for State Authorization Rule

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Education Department will push to finalize rule on state approval of online programs before the end of the year. Read more...

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New Hampshire System Plans Open Education Push

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. The University System of New Hampshire is launching a yearlong open education initiative to promote affordable textbooks, collaboration and open-access publishing. Read more...

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Communications Experts Criticize Elsevier-Florida Pilot

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. The publisher and the university last month announced a pilot that would link UF's institutional repository of scholarly work to Elsevier's ScienceDirect platform, giving subscribers to Elsevier's journals access to articles by UF authors. Read more...

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When Data Don't Fit the Box

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Colleges that accommodate transgender students by letting them choose preferred names and pronouns find their efforts hindered by out-of-date software and federal reporting requirements. Read more...

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FutureLearn Adds For-Credit MOOCs

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. FutureLearn, the online learning platform owned by the Open University in the U.K., now offers massive open online courses that award academic credit. Read more...

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Jenzabar, Rafter Announce Textbook Partnership

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Colleges that use Jenzabar's software will soon be able to ensure that all students have access to their textbooks on the first day of class. Read more...

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Choosing Principles Over Publication

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. Psychology instructor withdraws book chapter after refusing to add language that he asserts a publisher demanded but he deemed too flattering to the textbook industry. Read more...

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Where Libraries Go From Here

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. New book explores how academic libraries can shape their services to better serve higher education -- and what librarians should do to make it happen. Read more...

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An 'Opportunity for Improvement'

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. At faculty development institutes, time away from teaching means time to rethink how to teach. By keeping the sessions small, many institutions hope to recruit a core group of faculty members enthusiastic about online education. Read more...

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