29 mars 2015

Universities face rising pressure on divestment

By Mary Beth Marklein. Student activists in the United States and worldwide are ramping up pressure on universities to drop fossil fuel holdings from endowments, garnering support from alumni and faculty as they organise sit-ins and other forms of protest. More...

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Gagged in Kansas? Bill Would Deny Free Speech to Public-College Employees

By . Oh Dorothy, we are indeed in Kansas. Under a bill pending in the state’s Legislature, public-college and public-university employees in Kansas would be barred from using their official titles in newspaper opinion articles written in their capacity as private citizens. More...

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Sweet Briar Alumnae Outline Legal Case Against College

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Lawyers representing a group of Sweet Briar College alumnae sent a letter on Monday to the college’s lawyer demanding the president and the Board of Directors step down or face a possible legal challenge. More...

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Naspa’s Annual Conference Was Going Well. Then Yik Yak Showed Up.

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Student-affairs professionals flocked to New Orleans this week for the annual meeting of Naspa — Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. It’s one of the few times of the year they can get away from students and their annoying habits like, say, their use of the anonymous messaging app (and frequent powder keg of vulgarity) Yik Yak. More...

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Scholars-at-risk program comes to Carleton and U of Ottawa

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "universityaffairs"By Natalie Samson. Scholars who feared for their lives in their home country have a chance to resume their careers.
This coming fall, Carleton University and the University of Ottawa will be home to Canada’s first jointly hosted Scholars at Risk program. The Scholars at Risk (or SAR) network connects postsecondary institutions worldwide that harbour and support scholars whose work has placed them in danger. More...

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Academic misconduct ‘likely’ on the rise in Canada

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Gillis. Universities with up-to-date policies and education campaigns are on the right track to reduce cheating, but they can do more, researcher says.
Ten years after they completed Canada’s first, large-scale survey about academic cheating, two researchers are poised to release a follow-up study that shows cheating has likely increased and become more sophisticated. More...

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24 mars 2015

Should post-secondary education in Canada be free?

TheRecordPar Michael FloodOn Nov. 19, some 9,000 British university students marched through London, demanding "free" post-secondary education.  They claim that Britain's fee structure saddles students with mountains of debt and that the high fees are also inequitable, posing a significant barrier of entry to poor students. While not protesting for it as vocally, many student groups in Canada are demanding the same policy. More...


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Creating Value by Meeting Service and Outcome Demands

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Outside the classroom, students are customers above all else. They have very specific expectations of how they want to interact with the institution, shaped largely by their experience as customers in other industries. More...

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23 mars 2015

Three arrested in US ‘pay-to-stay’ school scam

By  Beckie Smith. Homeland Security Investigations special agents have arrested three Los Angeles residents who allegedly ran a ‘pay-to-stay’ scheme across a network of four schools that enabled hundreds of foreign nationals to remain in the US without actually attending class. More...

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State’s community colleges make transfer history

eCampus NewsThe agreement supports a White House initiative to strengthen and expand the capacity of HBCUs to provide quality higher education to students, and supporters say the agreement opens up new ways for students to gain access to educational opportunities. More...

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