11 novembre 2014

Reading, Writing, Rhetoric

HomeBy Erik Esckilsen. Autumn in an election year is my favorite time to teach college rhetoric. I’ve yet to find a more potent text on the subject than the modern American political campaign. But my excitement about grappling with what candidates are saying and how they’re saying it also puts me under some pressure. As a teacher whose students are entering their first semester of college (excepting a few transfers), I feel a heightened sense of obligation to help them “read” the campaigns closely and critically -- and to apply their learning at the polls, most of them for the first time. Read more...

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On Their Watch

HomeBy Ry Rivard. Inattentive college and university governing boards are putting American higher education at risk, according to a new set of guidelines for trustees issued today by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. Read more...

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Endowment Returns Up Again

HomeBy Ry Rivard. College endowment funds saw double-digit returns this year, but many are still just treading water over the past decade.  Endowments saw average market returns of 15.8 percent in the 2014 budget year, according to preliminary findings of a survey by Commonfund and the National Association of College and University Business Officers. Read more...

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Another College-Access Issue: Financial-Aid Jargon

subscribe todayBy Beckie Supiano. From his office window, Eric Johnson can see the groundskeeping staff clearing off the sidewalk with leaf blowers. Colleges like the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he works, pull out all the stops to make their campuses inviting. But rarely, he says, do they work as diligently to create a welcoming presence online, even though that’s where today’s prospective students encounter them first. More...

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10 novembre 2014

Universities caught up in overhaul of foreign workers program

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWMTBx0CPzMFK637Zb6AgNbjhxfVRtTVkrwKoq4ZPL2p18KKWOEwB3AWIBy Rosanna Tamburri. Universities say recent changes to the temporary foreign worker program make it hard for them to hire the right academics for the post.
The federal government revised the program this summer following news reports that temporary foreign workers were displacing Canadian employees at some workplaces. More...

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How research can reshape Canada’s workplace culture

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Antonia Maioni. Any professor in the social sciences and humanities will tell you that women outnumber men in their classrooms. But have you ever asked an executive to count the number of women in an airport during peak business travel times? Female enrollment surpassed that of men in Canadian universities years ago, but is this reflected in corporate, political, public service, and scholarly power structures? The short answer is no. The long answer, though, suggests that women have been quietly redefining and renegotiating professional boundaries and career progression trajectories. More...

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07 novembre 2014

The 4-Year Versus 2-Year Degree Debate: Myths, Stereotypes and Realities of Today's Higher

By . On Thursday, October 23rd, my company Viridis Learning hosted our first annual Education & Technology Summit at Los Angeles Mission College in Southern California. More...

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Canada's universities and colleges generate billions in economic activity

Every dollar spent on post-secondary education creates $1.36 for the Canadian economy, according to a Conference Board of Canada report released today at the 2nd Skills and Post-Secondary Education Summit 2014: Developing the Skills and PSE Strategy for Canada, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
"Not only do Canada's universities and colleges contribute to our economic and social well-being by educating and training people, they also generate significant economic benefits to the communities and provinces where they are situated," said Michael Bloom, Vice-President, Industry and Business Strategy. More...

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What’s missing from the labour market: data

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Tavia Grant. Temporary foreign workers. Unpaid interns. Current jobless rates on aboriginal reserves. These are just a few examples of the known unknowns in Canada’s labour market – statistical gaps in our knowledge about how people are faring in the jobs market. Read more...

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05 novembre 2014

Literacy, numeracy among Canadian graduates better than OECD claimed

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Simona Chiose. Canada’s universities are graduating students with higher levels of literacy and numeracy than an international survey of skills suggested last year, a new study from Statistics Canada has found. Read more...

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