01 septembre 2015

Back to school 2015: More than one million undergrads heading to universities across Canada

HomeUniversities Canada is happy to provide journalists with data and interview opportunities related to the start of the new academic year. Learn how universities are nurturing Canada’s next generation of entrepreneurs, leading reconciliation efforts and preparing students for rewarding careers. More...

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Canada’s universities adopt new Principles on Indigenous education

HomeCanada’s universities have adopted a set of principles outlining their shared commitment to enhancing educational opportunities for Indigenous students and fostering reconciliation across Canada. Closing the education gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students is a long-term core priority for Universities Canada.  Over the past year, the Association’s Board of Directors and member universities developed the 13 principles to guide Canada’s universities as they continue work to enhance access and success for Aboriginal students in higher education. More...

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Universities Canada principles on Indigenous education

HomeUniversities Canada represents 97 universities across Canada, which educate more than a million students each year. Indigenous students continue to be underrepresented in Canadian higher education institutions and our universities are committed to do their part to close this education gap, recognizing the urgency of this issue for the country. Closing the gap will strengthen Indigenous communities, allow Indigenous peoples to continue to strive for self-realization, enhance the informed citizenship of Canadians, and contribute to Canada’s long-term economic success and social inclusion. More...

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Brazilian, Canadian universities reinforce ties

HomeUniversities Canada is pleased to welcome 19 rectors and senior university administrators from Brazil for a 13-day tour of Canadian universities. From June 14-26, participants will meet with Canadian counterparts across the country, with the goal of forging new institutional partnerships for academic exchange and collaborative research. More...

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New identity launched for the voice of Canada’s universities at home and abroad

HomeEffective today, the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) becomes Universities Canada/Universités Canada.
Under the AUCC banner, adopted in 1965, the organization has brought universities together, facilitating a cohesive voice and a forum for collective action. The shift to Universities Canada/Universités Canada highlights the association’s focused role in supporting universities’ significant contribution to Canada. More...

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30 août 2015

The complicated politics of national standards: Even more sources of opposition (Part 2 of 3)

By . In a previous post, I detailed several different sources of discontentment that various coalitions have cited as reason to oppose the Common Core State Standards. In this post, I will identify and discuss even more sources of opposition to the standards. More...

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Gladwell weighs in on university endowment debate

In a sharp-elbowed opinion piece in The New York Times recently, Victor Fleischer, a law professor at the University of San Diego, took several big-name schools to task for the ways that they handle their endowments. Read more...

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Appeals Court Denies Request to Block U. of Texas Plan to Move Confederate Statue

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . A Texas appeals court declined a request on Friday from the Sons of Confederate Veterans to block a lower court ruling that allowed the University of Texas at Austin to move statues of Jefferson Davis and Woodrow Wilson to a less-prominent position on the campus, the Austin American-Statesman reports. More...

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Hocking College Fires 13 Faculty Members, Some of Whom Lacked Degrees

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Hocking College has fired 13 faculty members in the past few months because they lacked academic credentials, The Athens Messenger reports. The Ohio college says the dismissals were prompted by new requirements from its accreditor that faculty members must hold degrees in their fields of teaching. More...

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Corinthian Ruling Could Mean Loan Relief for Student Debtors

By Goldie Blumenstyk. The hundreds of thousands of students who attended the institutions of the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges Inc., are still on the hook to the federal government for billions of dollars in student loans. But a decision this week by a bankruptcy court could improve the chances that they won’t have to repay those loans, according to their lawyers. More...

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