20 novembre 2016

High level policy Seminar - ENQA Excellence working group

Logo of the Bologna ProcessThe objective of setting up an ENQA working group on quality assurance and excellence in higher education is to discuss the concepts of excellence in HE and its implications for quality assurance. The group will discuss various definitions and interpretations of the notion of excellence and try to clarify which actors define excellence and which procedures can be used in the assessing of excellence. In order to achieve the aimed results, the group will discuss and exchange experiences among the main stakeholders in quality assurance. More...

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19 novembre 2016

What does ‘excellence’ mean in postgraduate education?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour What exactly we mean by excellence in postgraduate education is elusive. But plenty of people have it in their sights.
Liverpool: lively, modern city and former European Capital of Culture with marvellous architecture and diverse heritage – from the maritime museum to the Tate gallery, from Albert Dock to the Beatles Story. More...

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12 novembre 2016

Tef: dump the pointless metrics and take a hard look at casualisation

The Guardian homeBy Sally Hunt. US research shows that putting staff on insecure contracts affects the success of students. The least the UK government could do is some studies of its own. More...

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Stern review says little about how REF has affected teaching

The ConversationBy . In the super-inflated market for star footballers, there is one thing a striker cannot do: move his winning goals to his new club. Not so in the almost equally inflated market for “star academics”. Here, researchers can transfer the credit for their publications to a new employer, at least for the purposes of the Research Assessment Exercise, the process of evaluating and ranking all university departments in the UK. More...

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11 novembre 2016

Advancing Inclusive Excellence and Embracing Cultural Dexterity

By Yves Salomon-Fernandez. The value of a women's network.
I have not been shy about professing my deep appreciation for the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Women’s Network. It has enabled me to develop sisterhood and mentorship with an incredible group of women who have guided and sustained me over the last few years. More...

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08 novembre 2016

Second African centres of excellence project launched

By Reuben Kyama. A second regional centres of excellence project, co-funded by the World Bank and aimed at providing sustainable solutions through science and technology in higher education across East and Southern Africa, was officially unveiled in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on 26 October. Read more...

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04 novembre 2016

Gender and the CERCs, redux

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Melonie Fullick. Last week saw the announcement of another round of Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERCs). The CERCs are another example of the federal government’s ongoing commitment to targeting large amounts of funding to “priority areas” determined to be of strategic importance to Canada — one strategy on which the Conservatives and Liberals seem to agree. More...

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02 novembre 2016

Accueil des boursiers Excellence Major - 200 nouveaux boursiers de 62 nationalités

Campus FranceLa promotion 2016 compte 200 nouveaux boursiers de 62 nationalités différentes. Ils s’engagent dans des cursus variés : 43 % en Classes Préparatoires aux Grandes Ecoles, 25,5 % à l’université (plus du tiers s’engage dans des études de santé), 20 % en Institut d’Etudes Politiques, 7,5 % en Ecole d’Ingénieur, 2,5 % en Ecole d’Art et 1,5 % en Ecole de Commerce. La majorité des boursiers étudient en province : 62 % contre 38 % en Ile-de-France. Voir l'article...

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Teaching Excellence Framework Year Two: HEFCE guidance published

Résultat de recherche d'images pour Higher education providers are now invited to apply for Year Two of the Teaching Excellence Framework. HEFCE has released guidance and metrics to support providers, and announced further details of panel members and assessors.
The Government has introduced the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) to recognise and reward excellent learning and teaching, and has asked HEFCE to implement Year Two. More...

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27 octobre 2016

Imagine a Tef that actually measured teaching excellence...

The Guardian homeByPaul Ashwin. If you were asked to build a system judging teaching in universities, wouldn’t you start by looking at the research on what works. More...

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