10 mai 2014

Rutgers Graduate Faculty Rejects Online Degree Compromise

HomeGraduate faculty members at Rutgers University at New Brunswick have once again rejected administrators' plans to create more online degree programs through a partnership with Pearson. Last October, faculty members in the Graduate School blocked any new programs from being approved, objecting to Pearson's share of tuition revenue -- 50 percent -- and an "obscenity clause" in the contract that Pearson later clarified. Read more...

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Let X = X

HomeBy Scott McLemee. Perhaps you’ve heard of Rule 34. It expresses one of the core imperatives of 21st-century culture: “If something exists, there is porn about it. If no porn is found at the moment, it will be made. There are no exceptions.”
Consider, for example, the subculture devoted to eroticizing the My Little Pony cartoon characters. More people are into this than you might imagine. Read more...

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Ugly History on Tobacco Road

HomeBy Cory Weinberg. In the center of Tobacco Road, students are trying to wash away traces of racism and white supremacy on their campuses. Students at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill want to rename an academic building that is currently named after a Reconstruction-era Ku Klux Klan leader. Ten miles away, at Duke University, students want to strip the name off a residence hall named for a state governor who was a vocal white supremacist. Read more...

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Unwanted Advances

HomeBy Ry Rivard. A theology professor who is a former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican is moving from one Roman Catholic university to another after an investigation found it likely that he sexually harassed a married couple where he now works. Read more...

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A Writing Program Goes on the Road

HomeBy Ry Rivard. A private graduate college in Vermont stepped in to save a writing program axed by the University of Southern California. The Vermont College of Fine Arts offered to take over USC’s master's of professional writing program after the California private university announced it would end the program, citing a “business decision” amid an ongoing review of its Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Read more...

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For-Profit for Sale?

HomeBy Paul Fain. Corinthian Colleges signaled on Wednesday that it was open to merging or selling off all or part of its business. But the embattled for-profit chain faces a tough market, as well as looming regulatory and legal challenges. The company’s various holdings now enroll 75,000 students, according to a corporate filing it released this week. Read more...

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All grads are needed

HomeGwyn Morgan’s op-ed on Wednesday (Public investment in skills training pays big returns) is calling for something that is already happening: growth in the number of people pursuing skilled trades in Canada. Between 2000 and 2011, enrolment in apprenticeships more than doubled – more than twice the growth of university enrolment. Regrettably, according to Statistics Canada, completion rates for apprentices hover around 50 per cent. At the same time, university enrolment in Canada fell to 15th in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. More...

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09 mai 2014

La disparition du ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur déçoit

Par Mélanie Marquis. La disparition du ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie (MESRST) déçoit les acteurs du milieu de l'éducation postsecondaire - mais aussi et surtout, son ancien titulaire.
Le MESRST aura officiellement existé pendant à peine trois mois: le projet de loi 45 visant la création juridique du ministère avait fait l'objet d'interminables débats en commission parlementaire avant d'être finalement adopté, le 5 décembre 2013. Suite...

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Au Québec, le financement participatif s’appelle le “sociofinancement”

Le sociofinancement s’inscrit dans le mouvement plus vaste de renouveau du capitalisme. Partout à travers la planète, il y a des citoyens insatisfaits de la manière dont on fait des affaires. Comme si le capitalisme était allé trop loin et qu’il fallait l’ajuster. Et parmi les secteurs qui soulèvent le plus d’insatisfaction, il y a le secteur financier. C’est pourquoi on voit émerger de nouveaux modèles de financement.
Source : MA TV
On entend de plus en plus parler du sociofinancement ou crowdfunding. Diane Bérard décortique pour nous cette nouvelle façon de financer une entreprise ou un projet. Suite...

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08 mai 2014

Handle Money Matters as an International Student

U.S. News CompassBy . International students will likely realize quickly that people in the U.S. handle money differently than in their home country. In some ways, the U.S. is very contradictory when it comes to financial matters: On one hand, few use cash, depending more on credit and debit cards; on the other hand, many people get paper paychecks and actually still use checks to pay bills for things such as electricity, like I had to at my dorm. More...

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