07 avril 2013

Foro Internacional sobre Modelos de Gestión de Investigación Científica para la Educación Supérior

LogoForo Internacional sobre Modelos de Gestión de Investigación Científica para la Educación Supérior - Primer Encuentro Internacional en America Latina de las redes AUIP, RECLA y RUEPEP - Manta, Ecuador, 24 al 26 de abril de 2013.
PROGRAMA Foro Internacional sobre Modelos de Gestión de Investigación Científica para la Educación Supérior, Catalina Rodríguez.
La educación superior latinoamericana y, en particular, la ecuatoriana, enfrenta serios retos en sus esfuerzos por fomentar, estimular y asegurar la creación, avance, desarrollo, transmisión y crítica de la ci encia, de la técnica y de la cultura, entre otros:
- la formación avanzada para la investigación científica, para la aplicación del conocimiento, para la innovación y para la creación artística,
- la difusión, la valorización, la transferencia de conocimiento y la innovación al servicio del desarrollo económico, social y cultural y
- la difusión del conocimiento y la cultura a través de la educación conti nua y permanente.
Este Foro Internacional se propone abrir un espacio de reflexión sobre modelos exitosos de gestión del conocimiento y de la investigación científica utilizados en otros entornos de educación superio r que, eventualmente, puedan servir como modelos de referencia para fortalecer y consolidar las funciones esenciales de todas las universidades e instituciones de educación superior de nuestro en torno.
Temas centrales del Foro

Conferencia Inaugural: Políticas de Investigación Científica y Tecnológicas del Ecuador, René Ramírez, Secretario Nacional de Educación Superior, Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación del Ecuador.
Formación de talento humano para la invest igación, Víctor Cruz Cardona, AUIP, España.
Planificación estratégica para la gestión, Javier Medina Vásquez, Universidad del Valle, Colombia.
Argentina: Gabriela Fabbro, Universidad Austral
Brasil: María de Fátima Sonati, Universidade Estadual de Campinas
Colombia: Carlos Corredor, Universidad Simón Bolívar
Chile: Juan Zolezzi, Universidad Santiago de Chile (Por confirmar)
Ecuador: Sergio Flores Matías, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (Por confirmar)
España: Manuel Bethencourt Núñez, Universidad de Cádiz
México: Concepción Barrón, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Perú: Patricia Martínez Uribe, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Formación continua y permanente:
- Mónica López Sieben, Secretaria de RUEPEP: "Los estudios de postgrado y la educación continua, herramientas estratégicas para la modernización de las universidades"
- Ana Velazco, Presidenta de RECLA
- Alexandra Bolaños, Secretaria Ejecutiva de RECLA
- Maurizio Betti, Universidad de Bologna, Italia
- Ivo pazzagli, Universidad de Bologna, Italia Comunidades de aprendizaje: redes de conocimiento y de investigación RECLA, REUPEP y AUIP
Inscripción: 50 US$ El pago podrá realizarse directamente en Manta al realizar el registro
Información: Universidad Laica “Eloy Alfaro” de Manabí - posgradouleam@gmail.com Teléfono: +593 05 2622741.

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What Graduate Students Should Know About the Sequester

2014 Best Grad School Rankings are here!By Delece Smith-Barrow. Admissions criteria will change at some schools because of sequestration. Research universities and graduate assistants across the nation are starting to feel the sequester's impact. The across-the-board, $85 billion in discretionary spending cuts began just one month ago. "My NIH grant has already been affected. Our budget has been altered because of it," says Thomas Brown, a professor and vice chair of research for the Department of Neuroscience, Biology and Physiology at Wright State University. Read more...

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Solutions needed for higher education quality crisis

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Carlos Olivares. There are three sorts of tertiary education institutions in Chile: universities, professional institutes and technical training centres. Each one grants different qualifications: academic, professional or technical.
Universities can grant all three kinds of qualifications, while the institutes award professional and technical qualifications and technical training centres are only allowed to provide technical programmes.
By law, all universities have non-profit status. Among the universities, of which there are 59 in total, there is a historical division between CRUCH (25) and non-CRUCH institutions (34). CRUCH institutions receive public subsidies for their operations. There are 45 professional institutes and 63 technical training centres. Read more...

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How to retain quality and balance the budget

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy William Patrick Leonard. Four years of post-secondary study at a college or university leading to a baccalaureate degree was accepted as the norm in the United States just a few decades ago. An informal metric, it was accepted as a simultaneous proxy of the host institution’s quality and the student’s academic proficiency. Those not graduating within four years were the exception when there was a relatively smaller and more homogeneous student cohort. The vast majority were recent secondary school graduates enrolled in residential institutions. The majority completed the baccalaureate within the four-year norm. Read more...

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How much is a B.A. worth? Universities don’t know

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageBy Simona Chiose. Last week, I tried finding basic information about student outcomes on five university websites: The University of Alberta, York University, McGill, Simon Fraser and the University of New Brunswick. It was not a scientific study, just a rough and random approximation of what an undergrad and their family may do at this time of year, as they are weighing admission offers. Read more...

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Can today's universities change with the times?

Go to the Globe and Mail homepageWe’ve asked university deans and presidents, colleges, industry leaders and students to talk about our education system. Are universities sufficiently connected to our schools? Are they preparing students for jobs? And are they co-operating with each other, and with colleges?
Julia Christensen Hughes 
"Interestingly, the situation we face today is not entirely dissimilar to a crisis in higher education encountered in the United States in the early 1800s. At that time, the economy was shifting from one that had been largely agrarian to one that was industrial." Read more...

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31 mars 2013

State budget officers seek overhaul of university funding

http://mediacdn.reuters.com/media/us/ads/house/tr-us-house-300x250b.jpgBy Lisa Lambert. Public colleges and universities face a funding crunch, state budget officers from across the country said on Wednesday, as the fiscal watchdogs called for reforms and even broached the possibility of boosting state spending to limit tuition increases. The National Association of State Budget Officers joined a chorus of voices calling to make college affordable and also suggested increased state spending could keep tuition in check. State budget officers rarely advocate for appropriations or policy. Read more...

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Can for-profits produce quality education?

http://enews.ksu.edu.sa/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UWN.jpgBy Kevin Kinser. Much of the criticism of for-profit higher education relies on the assumption of an unavoidable tension between quality and profit. This tension typically is framed in a way in which the pursuit of profit is directly connected to reduction in quality, requiring countervailing external regulations and explicitly enforced internal safeguards.
An educational institution will make greater profit, in other words, if it provides lower quality. The regulatory environment is therefore a necessary bulwark against this possibility, setting a quality floor, beneath which private higher education loses legitimacy and government authority to operate. Read more...

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30 mars 2013

Online Rx for 'Cost Disease'

HomeBy Ry Rivard. Universities must slow the rising cost of higher education or risk losing the support of the American public, the president emeritus of Princeton University, William Bowen, argues in his new book. To do that, college administrations should turn to online courses to combat the “cost disease,” a term explained several decades ago by Bowen, a labor economist. The disease is simple: higher education prices are hard to bring down because labor prices rise while productivity remains the same. Bowen says that in academe, like a string quartet, there’s traditionally been little chance for colleges to reduce the number of laborers or the time it takes to finish the work. The cure, Bowen writes, may be online education. He argues online education can reduce costs without undermining students’ education. While he goes out of his way to make sure nobody thinks online education will be a silver bullet, Bowen's argument is likely to receive attention because of his time at Princeton and at ITHAKA studying new technologie. The book, Higher Education in the Digital Age (forthcoming from Princeton University Press), frames the current and coming debates instead of answering questions about the future of online learning. About a third of students now take at least one class online. Read more...

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Federal Budget Cuts Will Have ‘Limited Impact’ on Universities, Moody’s Says

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/icons/bottom-line-header.pngBy Don Troop. As universities raise alarms about the potentially devastating effects of more than $1-billion in looming cuts in federal research spending, a leading credit-rating agency issued a report on Thursday that seemed to say: “Calm down. This will sting for just a moment.”
The vast majority of American universities and nonprofit organizations will “face only minimal effects” from the budget cuts in the 2013 fiscal year, according to the report by Moody’s Investors Service. Just 1 percent of institutions—”primarily stand-alone research institutes”—are at risk of losing more than 3 percent of revenue during the first year of the across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration.
Moody’s issued a grim report in January on the general outlook for higher education, but Thursday’s report—part of a series about the effect of sequestration—was optimistic, if measured. Read more...

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