26 janvier 2017

Free college explained in a global context

The ConversationBy . New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently pledged to make undergraduate education at the the City University of New York (CUNY) and the State University of New York (SUNY) system free for families making less than US$120,000 annually. More...

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What shaped King’s prophetic vision?

The ConversationBy . In my book, “The Journey and Promise of African American Preaching,” I discuss the historical formation of the black preacher. My work on African-American prophetic preaching shows that King’s clarion calls for justice were offspring of earlier prophetic preaching that flowered as a consequence of the racism in the U.S. More...

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It’s true, internet surfing during class is not so good for grades

The ConversationBy . Many universities encourage students to purchase laptops that they can bring to class. Charities like One Laptop per Child provide low-cost laptops to disadvantaged students. More...

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The changing nature of America’s irreligious explained

The ConversationBy . A recent survey of the religious profile of the 115th Congress revealed that despite the increase in the number of Americans who claim no religious affiliation, members of Congress are overwhelmingly religious, with only one member identifying as having no religion. More...

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Why we need to collaborate with ‘generation snowflake’ to improve universities

The ConversationBy . University students have been called many things over the years, and the most recent term “snowflake”, is now being used to characterise a whole generation of “overly sensitive students”, more often labelled millennials. More...

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Four problems with the Higher Education Bill

The ConversationBy . The future of higher education is back in the spotlight as the controversial Higher Education and Research Bill enters the next stage of scrutiny in the House of Lords this week. More...

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25 janvier 2017

What the government’s plans for a hard Brexit mean for the UK’s universities

The ConversationBy . Theresa May’s confirmation that Brexit means leaving the single market has been met with anxiety in many UK universities. The sector currently contributes £73 billion annually to the economy (2.8% of GDP), 757,000 jobs (2.7% of the labour market) and brings £10.7bn in export earnings. Less than half of univerities’ income is from public sources. Graduate unemployment is half that of non-graduates and salaries are 43% higher among graduates. More...

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Five things to consider when designing a policy to measure research impact

The ConversationBy  and . This year will see the Australian government pilot new ways to measure the impact of university research. More...

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Why do we still make girls wear skirts and dresses as school uniform?

The ConversationBy . In an attempt to support girls exercising more, the Australian government launched a campaign in February 2016 called “Girls Make Your Move”. More...

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How virtual reality technology is changing the way students learn

The ConversationBy . For many years, schools and universities have had to change the way they work and teach in order to fit in with technology. More...

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