27 juin 2016

7 Reasons To Treat Your Career as an Experiment

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. I don’t think that I’m the first person to say that careers should be treated as experiments.  This sounds like something that I stole from Wired Magazine or something - but I can’t find the source for the idea on Google. Read more...

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Commercialization and Fraud in International Student Recruitment

By Hans de Wit. Over the past weeks a series of reports and articles have circulated addressing issues related to the increased numbers of international students coming to the US. It is important to look at those publications together to gain perspective on the commercial (and potentially corrupt) activities resulting from the trend. Read more...

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An Entrepreneurial Perspective on Rankings

By Stéphanie Mignot-Gérard. The worldwide ranking industry in higher education is more abundant than ever. Much has been said about the strong effects—sometimes irrational—of rankings upon institutional strategy and priorities, including internal choices about budgets allocation, the institution’s policies regarding admission and pricing. Read more...

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Controversy over the role of the private sector in Latin America

By Dante Salto. National traditions have played a major role when it comes to favoring public or private sector higher education expansion.  For example, Argentina reached “universal” thresholds mainly through public sector enrollment, Chile (since the 1980s) mainly through the private sector. Read more...

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Shifting Grounds in Higher Education Partnerships

By Damtew Teferra. I had the privilege of speaking at the recent Norad-organized conference “Knowledge for Development” which prompted me to reflect on some of the emerging qualities of the NORHED program and others in South-North partnership. Read more...

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Leadership Lessons: Transitions and Vulnerability

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. It all started on November 3, 2010. That was the day when Santa Ono sent out his first tweet. It was an invitation for an event at the University of Cincinnati where Ono was then serving as provost. Read more...

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Emotion and Story: 5 Captivating University Videos

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. So much emotion. That's what was going through my head (and heart?) when I watched the first video in this list. In fact, I was so captivated by the stories and emotional swell that I literally forgot how to write...that's always a good sign in my book. Read more...

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Career Services vs. Academic Advising

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. The Student Affairs subreddit has more than 1,000 subscribers and it tends to be quite active. About a month ago, a thread was posted with the title "Career Services vs. Academic Advising." The post came from someone who was looking at an internship in either career services or academic advising. Read more...

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American Cloaca: A Memoir: 2b

By Oronte. Truth of micro, lie of macro,
the relative quality of stories

Imagine a certain kind of big-picture story from the American Century:
Son of a struggling Midwestern sharecropper—there’s already been a Fall in prehistory, you see, since it’s known the family is ancient and accomplished, as if these are seeds for future seasons—is born during the Great War, gets a New Deal as a teen, labors through the Depression. Goes to battle in history’s Greater War, on return is educated by a grateful nation. Becomes university faculty himself, serves on educational missions to Vietnam and Afghanistan. Does a sabbatical in Paris at a lost-wax gold foundry, tends to Beirut, advises Indonesia. Moves into administration. Read more...

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American Cloaca: A Memoir: 2a

By Oronte. In the 1950s and ‘60s, President Delyte Morris grew Southern Illinois University-Carbondale from a normal school with 3,000 students to a university with 25,000. Under his ambitious leadership SIU developed schools of agriculture, engineering, law, and medicine; a second campus with 10,000 students was created a hundred miles away. Read more...

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