13 décembre 2014

Canadian HEIs increasingly outward looking reports AUCC

By  Beckie Smith. Canadian universities are undergoing a shift away from nationally focussed and academic goals toward provincial and institutional-level international strategies. According to a survey carried out by The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), compared to eight years ago, internationalisation is considered a “top priority” at 82% of Canadian universities, up from 70%. More...

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09 décembre 2014

It cost us $1.3 billion – so what do you think we should call it?

Montreal Gazette	logoBy James Mennie. It is a project that has been with us in one form or another for nearly a generation. The McGill University Health Centre complex that is expected to open for operations this spring has, even while it was still in the blueprint stage, perpetually been referred to as the “anglo super hospital”, the linguistic reference being necessary to differentiate it from the French-language super hospital being built by the Universite de Montreal. More...

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07 décembre 2014

What Is the True Potential of Three-Year Degrees?

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. The disruptions and competitive pressures impacting US higher education are, at least in part, the result of an industry that possesses neither the capacity nor, increasingly, the will to adapt to the realities of an evolving marketplace. More...

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Addressing the Barriers to Success for Underserved Students

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. In this series, we’re exploring the lessons traditional institutions and successful for-profit institutions can share with each other, and in this installment we will focus on strategic planning. The darling of accreditors, in reality strategic planning in higher education, ranges from PITA (no, not the Middle-Eastern bread or the anti-meat group) to Guiding Star. More...

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Careful with that Axe, Eugene!

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Careful with that Axe, Eugene!
Valdis Krebs, T N T : The Network Thinkers, 2014/12/02

A big headline in the local newspaper trumpeted the fact that the City is eliminating 19 positions (something their cost-averse editors deeply love). This seems unwise at the best of times, but the city is closing the positions "by attrition", which is the equivalent of using random selection. More...

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College students: These are the top 6 trends in higher education

eCampus News68 percent of students said the availability of online classes would be important to their educational experience, and campus administration is all about collaboration. More...

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A Look Back at the Higher Education Act

ForbesBy CCAP. First signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson in 1965 as part of his Great Society campaign, the Higher Education Act’s original purpose was to solidify and expand the federal government’s involvement in higher education policy. Now up for its 10th reauthorization in the coming months (most recently in 2008), it will likely receive much attention from postsecondary pundits as well as trade groups, professional organizations, public policy institutes, and invested colleges and universities. More...

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Why is the U.S. helping to bail out a for-profit university?

ForbesBy Steven Salzberg. Talk about trying to fly under the radar: announcing a deal during Thanksgiving week is a sure sign that someone—in this case the U.S. Department of Education—doesn’t want you to notice.
In the deal announced on November 20, a student debt collection company, ECMC Group, will buy 56 college campuses from Corinthian Colleges Inc., a for-profit university. More...

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White House's college ratings system controversial even before completion

latimes.comBy . The Obama administration is developing a national rating system for colleges and universities to provide more transparency and give students and taxpayers a better sense of where to spend their education funds. More...

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Higher education: Identifying the senior team

By Brian C. Mitchell. There are big changes coming in American higher education. College and university governance must accommodate these changes and shape rather than be shaped by them. The changes reflect both the simple reality that the financing structure doesn't work and that external forces will impose new challenges and opportunities upon senior leadership. More...

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