15 septembre 2013

Tenured Professors May Not Be Better Teachers

http://m.wsj.net/video/20130911/091113hubpmtenure1/091113hubpmtenure1_167x94.jpgTenured professors at higher education institutions are certainly given more prestige than other lecturers. But are they better teachers? Research suggests maybe not. Khadeeja Safdar reports on the News Hub.

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10 septembre 2013

The Most (And Least) Lucrative College Majors, In 1 Graph

http://media.npr.org/branding/blogs/money/branding_icon-2049217818157ac661fee05d42b0e8b6894aeaaa.pngBy Lisa Chow. Erin Ford graduated from the University of Texas two years ago with a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering. Recruiters came to campus to woo her. She got a paid summer internship, which turned into a full-time job after she graduated.
Now, at age 24, she makes $110,000 a year.  Michael Gardner just graduated from City College in New York with a degree in psychology. He applied for more than 100 jobs, had trouble getting interviews and worked at Home Depot to make ends meet.
"Every single day while I was at work, I'm thinking, 'I just hope I really don't get stuck.' " Gardner just got a job earning $36,000 a year as a case worker — and he feels lucky to have it. Read more...

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08 septembre 2013

Blurred Red Lines

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/linguafranca-45.pngBy Ben Yagoda. The Quote of the Day in The New York Times on Wednesday came from President Obama, who said in Stockholm, “I didn’t set a red line. The world set a red line.”
Oy, red lines again. More...

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2 Texas Colleges Will Offer Competency-Based Hybrid Degree

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/wiredcampus-45.pngBy Hannah Winston. Texas A&M University at Commerce and South Texas College said Thursday that they are working with Pearson Education to open a competency-based, affordable hybrid degree for Texas students by next spring. The Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Program is set to offer a 90-credit-hour online program that relies on a competency-based curriculum, according to a news release. Students will earn a degree in organizational leadership. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the nonprofit College for All Texans Foundation have joined to oversee the project. More...

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Canadian University Investigates Questions About Professor’s Credentials

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/Ticker%20revised%20round%2045.gifBy . The University of Moncton, in the Canadian province of New Brunswick, is investigating questions about the academic credentials of a prominent professor who has served as an environmental adviser to provincial and federal governments, according to the CBC. More...

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‘Responsible Investing’ Is No Passing Fad, Report Says

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/bottomline-45.pngBy Don TroopThe landscape is changing for so-called responsible investing, and  governing boards must adjust their strategies accordingly to gain a competitive advantage, according to a new report from the Commonfund Institute.
“Responsible investing” is the collective term given to three major categories of investing: socially responsible investing, or SRI; environmental, social, and governance investing, or ESG; and mission-related or impact investing. The combined responsible-investing market was worth some $3.74-trillion last year, an 11.2-percent share of the $33.3-trillion in total assets under management in the United States. More...

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How to differentiate universities, that is the question

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQCY_Na5RlC_ZalAL5Oz9YA2OlJgGn3OX_JlCWeFzZfUQH0QMiCFTvVS2EBy Gavin Moodie. Ontario has been considering whether and how to differentiate its universities since 2010 when its deputy minister of Training, Colleges, and Universities, Deborah Newman, commissioned a study, The benefits of greater differentiation of Ontario’s university sector from the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. HEQCO’s most recent contribution, A data set to inform the differentiation discussion, released in July, is both helpful and unhelpful in advancing the discussion. While it is an example of differentiation informed by data, it ignores its own admonition in its report three years ago by grouping Ontario universities on only one dimension, research intensity. More...

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Teachers’, public employees’ unions merge

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSUa0Fk_7FQscWtrZHpz8OJg_QGcHVj2y63B7yEHt5K8aA7JDrjTD2O-wThe merger of the North Dakota Education Association and the North Dakota Public Employees Association gives the combined union more than 10,000 members, making it larger than all of the others in the state combined. Despite their agreement to go it together Friday, the two groups haven’t always been in lockstep. More...

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Va. higher education economic study released

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSUa0Fk_7FQscWtrZHpz8OJg_QGcHVj2y63B7yEHt5K8aA7JDrjTD2O-wBy Matt Zalaznick. Every $1 that Virginia spends on higher education results in $1.29 in new tax revenue and more than $17 in increased economic activity, according to a University of Virginia report released Thursday. The report by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service details the economic impact of the state’s public higher education system, which consists of 15 four-year institutions, one junior college and 23 community colleges. More...

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Teaching graduates fail national competency test

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy María Elena Hurtado. Appalling results in the Prueba Inicia, or Start Test – a voluntary national exam that assesses the competence of Chilean teaching graduates – is forcing the government and universities to improve teacher training and make the teaching profession more attractive. Over half of new teaching graduates who took the test did not know their specific subjects or how to impart them, according to the results of the test, announced on 22 August.
“The results are alarming…extremely worrying,” said Education Minister Carolina Schmidt. More...

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