07 mai 2018

Curated Serendipity, on the Cheap

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. In grad school and the first few years after, I was a pretty severe skeptic about academic conferences. The major one in my academic field, the APSA, struck me as an inconveniently scheduled, anxiety-generating festival of nametag-gazing. More...

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Some College, No Degree, and Critical Mass

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Tennessee is blowing the curve for the rest of us. I say that with admitted envy.
It’s expanding its best-in-the-country free community college program to include working adults with some college experience, but without degrees. More...

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Empowering Bottom-up Communications in a Top-Down Environment

https://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/media/CTA-IHE-banner640-150.png?itok=VxlaUtWrOur institutions rely on the town hall and the mass email to disseminate big news. Yet, our job is to mine the trenches for stories to share with the world. And as our budgets continue to shrink, we must be increasingly agile in how we juggle what our institutions expect from our teams as communicators with how we empower them as people. More...

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Beyond the Brand: The Marketing Department of the Future

https://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/media/CTA-IHE-banner640-150.png?itok=VxlaUtWrHigher education marketing departments should be able to bring data, insight, and an intimate understanding of the consumer to enable their institutions to identify future opportunities and forge new directions. More...

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Last-Minute Checklist for Final Days of Yield Period

https://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/media/CTA-IHE-banner640-150.png?itok=VxlaUtWrIt’s here. The end of yield season. After years of hard (and smart) work and relationship building by your admissions and marketing-communications colleagues, it’s finally time for your admitted students to make their decision. More...

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Police raid Paris university campus to evict protesters

French riot police raided a university in Paris on Friday 20 April to force out dozens of students who shut down the campus for a month in protest over President Emmanuel Macron's higher education reforms, reports AFP.
Around a hundred officers poured into the 22-storey tower dominating the Tolbiac campus of Sorbonne University on the left bank of the Seine, one of several French campuses that students have occupied in an echo of the momentous student revolt of May 1968. Some of the students tried to flee while others threw bottles and other objects at the police, an AFP journalist at the scene said
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Higher education body’s budget slashed by 50%

At a time when the government is announcing its budget, the development budget of the Higher Education Commission has been slashed by 50% for the second consecutive fiscal year in order to control expenses, writes Riazul Haq for The Express Tribune. More...

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Vice-chancellors urge action to stop fall in EU students

Universities in the United Kingdom, including the world-renowned London School of Economics and Political Science, are drawing up lists of courses that could face closure after Brexit and lobbying the government to save them by changing its policy on student fees, writes Anna Fazackerley for The Guardian. More...

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Government races to integrate student aid scheme

As it prepares for the rollout of free higher education, the South African Department of Higher Education and Training is working on ensuring that the National Student Financial Aid Scheme is integrated into college and university systems, writes Bekezela Phakathi for Business Day. More...

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Academic leaders discuss quality of university lecturers

Close to 100 academic experts are meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, to discuss how they can increase the number of qualified senior university lecturers to meet demands from ever-expanding postgraduate and mentorship programmes, writes Gashegu Muramira for The New Times. More...

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