19 octobre 2014

College Brings Opportunity, but Paying for It Offers Challenges, Fed Chair Says

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . Higher education is one of the “cornerstones” of economic opportunity, Janet L. Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve Board, said on Friday in an unusual and closely watched speech about growing inequality. But her remarks, given at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, did not cast higher education’s role in an entirely favorable light. More...

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University Paid $4.5-Million in Legal Fees for Fatal Lab Fire at UCLA

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The University of California paid nearly $4.5-million in legal fees to defend itself and a UCLA professor in the case of a 2008 lab fire that left one dead, the Los Angeles Times reports. Records obtained by the Times show that nearly five dozen lawyers and other staff members billed the university for upwards of 7,700 hours of work on the case. More...

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Education Dept. to Release Final Rules on Colleges’ Handling of Crime

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The U.S. Education Department on Monday will publish the final rules governing how colleges must alter their handling of campus crime. The new rules, which revise regulations to carry out the law known as the Clery Act, will require colleges to, among other things. More...

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How Universities Turn Slogans Into Cash

By . If you want to sell a T-shirt that says “Bring the Juice”—and who among us hasn’t?—you’ll have to clear it with Robert P. Cleveland.
Mr. Cleveland is director of trademark and licensing at Ohio State University, which has owned the trademark on “Bring the Juice” since 2012, along with several dozen other words and phrases.The Chronicle just published a poem composed entirely of college-owned trademarks. I wrote it after combing through the federal trademark database to see if I could make a list of the weirdest ones. Read more...

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Underemployment Hits Recent Graduates the Hardest

By . Stories of college graduates working as baristas and taxi drivers have played into a narrative about how college-degree recipients are struggling to find work that uses their education.
At the same time, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the jobless rate for workers with at least a bachelor’s degree fell to 2.9 percent for the month of September. How can both be true? Many of those with jobs are considered “underemployed,” since they are in jobs that don’t require a college degree. More...

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How to revive the California model

By Simon Marginson. Clark Kerr’s multiversity has spread across the world, but at home it is fraying at the edges. A rethink on tuition fees and on the wider benefits of higher education is needed to ensure its model of balancing excellence and access continues to impact international higher education. Read more...

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17 octobre 2014

The good news about science in Canada

By Gilles Patry. In Ottawa, we need look no further than King Edward Street to see a recent example of why Canadians should be celebrating science in this country. From the sidewalk, you can see Canada’s only accelerator mass spectrometer, a 44-tonne state-of-the-art piece of equipment that allows researchers to date items such as ancient artifacts and geological features using very small samples. The building in which it sits, the Advanced Research Complex (ARC), and the research expertise within the facility walls, will position the University of Ottawa as a global leader in the study of photonics and a powerhouse in geoscience research. More...

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16 octobre 2014

Lessons From a For-Profit: The Big Secret

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. In 2006, after 15 years at a public institution in Michigan where I went from assistant professor to dean, I decided it was time to move on. Maybe a bit disillusioned with the traditional institution, I wanted to experience the leading edge of innovation and learn the secrets of the for-profit schools that were springing up all over the country. Eight years later I’m back from the leading edge and ready to report my findings. More...

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Differentiating “Efficiency” and “Downsizing”

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. 1. Is it fair to equate efficiency-related changes and process streamlining with layoffs?
Not necessarily. It really depends on the nature of the changes, the designed outcomes, the staffing profile and the size and complexity of the entire organization. Not wanting to state the obvious, but efficiency speaks to both cost and productivity. More...

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Virtual Think-Pair-Share at #remixthediss

http://www.hastac.org/files/imagecache/homepage_50/pictures/picture-79-873560aec16bee4b69793f2fa0fbd715.jpgBy Cathy Davidson. Tomorrow, Friday, October 10, at 4 pm, we'll be hosting What Is a Dissertation?  New Models, Methods, Media, an interactive panel discussion with livestreaming, live tweeting, and distance partners from Victoria, BC (Canada) to Uruguay---and even including the University of Wisconsin center where famed comics artist Lynda Barry is in residence. More...

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