24 mai 2017

Helping military service members complete college

The ConversationEvery year, over half a million military service members and veterans enroll in undergraduate institutions. Only about half leave with a certificate or degree. More...

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Yale grad students’ hunger strike can’t turn the tide for labor

The ConversationOn April 24, graduate students at Yale University announced a hunger strike in support of Local 33 of Unite Here, a labor union that represents workers in a variety of industries (including higher education) in dozens of cities across North America. More...

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How universities can earn trust and share power in the bitter post-truth era

The ConversationJames Baldwin, the author, playwright and social critic, whose life is depicted in the remarkable 2016 film I Am Not Your Negro, once said: “It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” Alongside Baldwin’s commentary, the work of Hannah Arendt teaches us about the “banality of evil”: that everyday, ordinary people are capable of acts of barbarity, cruelty and injustice if the leaders and circumstances around them normalise those behaviours. More...

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Dear sir/madam — how to write a winning cover letter

The ConversationIn his wonderful collection of correspondence, Letters of Note, editor Shaun Usher includes one from Robert Pirosh, a New York copywriter. More...

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The tyranny of competence: why it is bad for us to be ‘good enough’

The ConversationOur modern working lives are ruled by the concept of competence. Competence based interviews are used to decide if we should get a job. If we do get the job, we are then trained to achieve competency in the workplace. And we might lose that job if we don’t maintain at least a competent performance. More...

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Playing video games is good for your brain – here’s how

The ConversationWhether playing video games has negative effects is something that has been debated for 30 years, in much the same way that rock and roll, television, and even the novel faced much the same criticisms in their time. More...

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NATSEM models the impact of HELP changes

The ConversationThe University of Canberra’s National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) has modelled the impact of the changes to the HELP debt repayments the government announced this week. More...

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The strange accounting behind the proposed HECS changes

The ConversationAll is not as it seems with the Turnbull government’s proposed changes to higher education funding. More...

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Explainer: how will the changes to HELP student loans affect you?

The ConversationFederal Education Minister Simon Birmingham has unveiled big changes to the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). With about A$50 billion in outstanding student debt, the goal is to curb costs. More...

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Higher education reform: small changes for now but big ones to come

The ConversationThe pre-budget announcement of changes to higher education funding made by Education Minister Simon Birmingham last night includes an increase in student fees of 1.8% per year between 2018 and 2021, totalling a 7.5% increase over all. More...

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