06 janvier 2018

China’s ‘Long Arm’

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Scholars and political leaders describe increasing concerns about Chinese government influence over teaching and research in the U.S. and Australia. More...

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Court Tells Dentist to Pay Mother Who Financed Education

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. Taiwan’s highest court has ordered a dentist to pay nearly $1 million to his mother, who paid for the cost of his dental training, The New York Times reported. More...

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Proposal Would Raise the Bar for Borrowers Seeking Loan Relief

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Department of Education proposal would require student borrowers demonstrate an intent on the part of their college to mislead or deceive in order to get loan relief through borrower-defense claims. More...

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Libraries and Librarians Aren't About to Disappear

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. A widely shared article declaring libraries and archives to be among the fastest-declining industries in America has been debunked.
Last month a publication called 24/7 Wall St. published an article titled “America’s 25 Dying Industries.” Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the article analyzed how employment levels in various sectors changed between 2007 and 2016. More...

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Barnes & Noble Develops Degree-Planning Tool

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. The degree-planning tool is being co-created by PSU’s Office of Student Success and BNED LoudCloud, a subset of BNED that focuses on software development. More...

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‘Teaching the Literature Survey Course’

HomeBy Scott JaschikEditors discuss the way a key teaching role has evolved -- and should evolve.
The literature survey course is taught at most colleges and universities. Its content and pedagogy are debated frequently at disciplinary meetings and in faculty lounges. More...

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‘All Ladies Cheat… Sad!’

HomeBy Scott JaschikThe title of Lucas Wood’s paper to be given today at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association is “‘All Ladies Cheat … Sad!’: Diffusing and Defusing the ‘Fake News’ of Courtly Adultery.” More...

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The Ph.D. Skill Mismatch

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Analysis of a year’s worth of MLA job postings -- most of them for teaching positions -- finds strong emphasis on alt-ac skills. Are doctoral programs providing the right training. More...

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ETS Cuts Pay for Some Test Raters

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Educational Testing Service sent an email to those who work as "raters" of the Graduate Record Exam and other tests this week telling them that their hourly pay is being cut from $20 to $15. Some of those who reached out to Inside Higher Ed said they were not happy about the change. More...

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CUNY Sees Big Increase in Applications

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The City University of New York is reporting an 11 percent increase in applications for freshman admission for the fall. Officials attribute the increase to New York State's new program to provide free tuition at CUNY and State University of New York campuses for students enrolled full-time. More...

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