25 janvier 2015

Prominent Columns Find Devils in Details of Obama’s Free-College Plan

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Two national newspapers used the morning of President Obama’s State of the Union address to publish op-eds praising the spirit of his proposal to make two years of community college free, but taking aim at the project’s unintended consequences. More...

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A Call to Worship, and a Call to Educate

subscribe todayBy S. Alan Ray. Duke University’s decision last week not to allow Muslim students to use the campus chapel’s bell tower for Friday afternoon call to prayer, or adhan, after announcing three days before that it would permit it, is more than a capitulation to the strident calls of critics. It is a missed, or at least transformed, opportunity to do what colleges and universities are meant to do: educate. More...

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Berkeley Plans to Build a Global Campus, 10 Miles From Home

subscribe todayBy Madeline Will. The University of California at Berkeley plans to open a global campus, but it intends to do so without going very far from home. Under the plan, partner universities from around the world would set up shop at a new outpost just 10 miles from Berkeley’s main campus.
The Berkeley Global Campus at Richmond Bay, campus officials say, will offer a "global citizenship" curriculum—with a focus on topics like governance, ethics, health, and sustainability—for graduate students from the United States and abroad. More...

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24 janvier 2015

Obama's free college plan doesn't yet answer the question: is the education worth the cost?

The Guardian homeBy . Obama’s plan to make community college free will please students and unions. But will the ‘dropout mills’ change how competitive US students really are? Read more...

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An inside look at the StrengthsQuest tool

By Kelly Gallant. Do you spend more time focused on your weaknesses or your strengths? I presume that a lot of us spend less time on our strengths and tend to have a critical view of ourselves. However, if you are open to making a paradigm shift in your mindset, you could be cultivating a more accurate self-assessment; stimulating tendencies and drawing attention to, “what is right in you, and what is right for you” versus “what is wrong.” More..

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22 janvier 2015

Federal messaging on unpaid interns changed with NDP’s private member’s bill

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Simona Chiose. Internal documents show the federal government’s messaging on unpaid interns abruptly changed last June, on the same day the NDP tabled a private member’s bill calling for full Canada Labour Code protections to interns. Read more...

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20 janvier 2015

Campaign for America’s Future: An Education New Year’s Resolution We Can All Believe In

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Campaign for America’s Future: An Education New Year’s Resolution We Can All Believe In
Jeff Bryant, National Education Policy Centre, 2015/01/13

Ostensibly about the "dreary" predictions about education for 2015, this article is in fact about getting to the core of the problem, at least in the United States: "It’s The Inequity, Stupid." I've listed on this site a wealth of evidence showing the best predictor of outcomes is socio-economic status. Poor people do poorly in education. More...

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19 janvier 2015

Three Steps Institutions Must Take to Ensure Market Relevancy

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Higher education is being tasked with workforce development at an unprecedented scale. It has been projected that 40 million jobs will go unfilled by the year 2020 unless institutions are able to double the pace of postsecondary degree attainment in the next five years. More...

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On snow, science and federal cuts to research funding

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Simona Chiose. You think you know snow?
Four researchers from the University of Washington spent two months in the winter of 2013 collecting samples of undisturbed snow in 67 remote places across Canada and the U.S. They travelled 16,000 kilometres. Read more...

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About Inside Higher Ed Selling Majority Stake

By Phil Hill. Last week the Huffington Post ran an article by David Halperin breaking the news that the private equity firm Quad Partners had acquired a controlling interest in Inside Higher Ed.
The rest of the article then goes full conspiracy theory, building off the for-profit connection of both Quad Partners and its founder. More...

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