16 juin 2019

École de la confiance : étape 1

Sur le blog "Histoires d'universités" de Pierre Dubois. Jean-Michel Blanquer est en première ligne du projet de loi « Pour une école de la confiance ». Je dirais même qu’il s’est projeté de son plein gré en 1ère ligne, à ses risques et périls. Plus...

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ParcourSup : risquer le surbooking ?

Sur le blog "Histoires d'universités" de Pierre Dubois. Université Paris Est Marne la Vallée, 20 mai 2019. Communiqué de la Commission d’examen des dossiers d’entrée en L1 Physique Chimie (PC) et Sciences pour l’ingénieur (SPI IFSA). L’année de cette L1 est entièrement commune. Plus...

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Assemblée Générale de la CP-CNU du 14 juin 2019 - Motion

Conseil National des Universités - CP-CNULa CP-CNU dénonce les attaques répétées contre la qualification et le statut national des enseignants-chercheurs, seul garant de l'indépendance de la recherche et de l’enseignement supérieur.
La CP-CNU mettra en oeuvre tous les moyens nécessaires à la défense des enseignants-chercheurs et des disciplines dont elle assure la représentation démocratique.
La CP-CNU exige d’être intégrée à toute discussion relative aux décrets statut et CNU. Plus...

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That Augar Report

If you pay attention to UK higher education, you will know that yesterday the long-awaited Augar Report (technically, the Post-18 Review of Education and Funding: Independent Panel Report, but its usually named after its chair, Philip Augar).  It’s a big study – over 200 fairly densely-argued pages – and since I’ve spent the entire day in meetings in Washington DC I haven’t had the time to peruse the document closely and my commentary is based to a considerable degree on secondary analysis (I am particularly indebted to the talented tribe of warrior policy nerds at WonkHE who have done a tremendous job on this). More...

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Delusional in Delhi

Last week, the Modi government in Delhi released a draft National Education Plan (NEP).  This is a big deal because the last new NEP came out over 30 years ago, and the Modi government has been promising a new one ever since it was first elected in 2014. More...

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The Affordability Thing

First of all, no one defines it properly.  When most people talk about affordability, they are using it as a synonym for price.  But this is nonsense because affordability is a ratio: price divided by ability to pay.  What is affordable for someone in Westmount or Tuxedo or North Van is quite different from what is affordable to someone from Verdun or the North End or the downtown East Side. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 11:23 - - Permalien [#]

A New (ish) Argument About Debt and Tuition

As I am starting to sketch out the bones of my next book, (semi-serious working title: How Tuition Fees Will Save the World), I am collecting arguments about the nature and desirability of private contributions to higher education.  Most of the interesting stuff on that front right now is coming from the United States, which is of course sui generis as higher education systems go and so not necessarily applicable elsewhere, but its nonetheless vital to understand. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 11:22 - - Permalien [#]

Danger Ahead

Canadian universities and colleges like to congratulate themselves for their enormous success in increasing international student enrolments over the past few years.  And why not?  That success has brought Canadian institutions billions of dollars and allowed them to make up for roughly a decade of domestic tuition fee controls and stagnant core provincial funding. More...

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From the Shelves of HESA Towers (III)

As each year passes, it becomes harder to remember what exactly life was like before the internet.  How did we communicate?  How did we store and retrieve information?  (A colleague recently commented on twitter that watching All the President’s Men today feels like an ad for Google because the first hour or so is just people looking through phone books). More...

Posté par pcassuto à 11:20 - - Permalien [#]

Microcredentials

One of the biggest challenges we have as a country is keeping adults skilled.  Adults are far more expensive to train than young people because their labour has significant market value – it costs them money to take time off work, and their free time is limited due to things such as child or elder care.  So, if you are going to entice them into some form of education, the program you’re pushing needs above all to be i) short and ii) have labour market value. More...

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