25 janvier 2017

Brexit strategy 'offers hope on Horizon 2020, Erasmus+'

By Brendan O’Malley. The European University Association, or EUA, sees positive signals on United Kingdom participation in Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+ in Prime Minister Theresa May’s statement and parliamentary answers on the UK’s approach to exiting the European Union, despite her clear indication that she will seek a “full” Brexit in negotiations. Read more...

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Changes sweeping the globe affect recruitment of international students

By Brendan O’Malley – Managing Editor. In Commentary, Marguerite Dennis advises on trends that should be taken into account in planning for future international student recruitment as the ‘dark alchemy of disruption and unpredictability’ demand a new way of thinking. Mark Ashwill argues that the election of Donald Trump as US president indicates a rise in ‘nativism’ – not ‘nationalism’ as colleagues have recently written – though both make it hard for international educators to build bridges of trust around the world. Marion Lloyd applauds Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa for making the improvement of quality and equity of the country’s higher education system a centrepiece of his administration – albeit not without controversy. Anand Kulkarni says the latest acronym for emerging nations in higher education is TACTICS – Thailand, Argentina, Chile, Turkey, Iran, Colombia and Serbia – but there is nothing in particular that binds these countries together. And Lisa Anderson looks at the pros and cons of universities with explicit international affiliations in the Arab world today.
In our World Blog this week, Grace Karram Stephenson draws attention to some recent Canadian research which highlights techniques to facilitate a successful search process when choosing a new university president.
In Features, Munyaradzi Makoni reports that calls for the decolonisation of curricula at South African universities have led to a model for decolonised intellectual property law curricula.
On Wednesday 8 February University World News, as part of its Transformative Leadership series published in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, will be joining DrEducation in hosting their third international free webinar, entitled “Are universities crucibles of transformative leadership?” You are invited to register. Read more...

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The Blunt Instrument Temptation

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. “Hiring Freeze!”  “Across-the-Board Cuts!”  “Zero Tolerance!”
I’ve heard all of those phrases, and variations on each, over the last week or so. They strike me as different flavors of the same thing. 

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An Alternate Reading

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Pushing back, hard, on the narrative that colleges should be run like businesses. Read more...

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The Pile

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. How four-year colleges make the case to prospective students.
The Boy is a high school sophomore. He took the first round of the PSAT’s and scored pretty well. 

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The Future is Slippery

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. This week I had another variation on a conversation I have at least once a month. It goes like this. Read more...

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Friday Fragments - January 19, 2017

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. I’m sort of obsessed with this story from the Times, and its interactive graphics. It’s about social mobility among graduates of different colleges and universities. Read more...

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A Phrase I Never Want to Hear Again

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. “I need this class to stay on my parents’ health insurance.”
I used to hear that a lot, back in the pre-ACA days. And it was true. 

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Buy Two, Get Two Free

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Rhode Island’s governor, Gina Raimondo, has come up with a nifty variation on free community college. = If you attend full-time and maintain a GPA above 2.0, you have a choice: you can do two free years at the state’s community college, or you can do the junior and senior years free at the state college or university. Read more...

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Firemen and Closers

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. The 70’s weren’t a great time in America in many ways, but they were an amazing time for relief pitchers. Read more...

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