26 septembre 2016

Alliance of top African universities builds hub of research excellence

By Karen MacGregor – Africa Editor. In Africa Analysis, University of Cape Town Vice-Chancellor Max Price outlines the goals and planned joint research, PhD training and capacity building activities of the 16-member African Research Universities Alliance, of which he is founding chair.
In Africa Features, Ramadan Rajab describes the rapid growth of higher education in Somalia, and accompanying concerns about quality in independent universities, and Ochieng’ O Benny reports on a new consortium of universities in South Africa aimed at boosting data-intensive research capacity ahead of the global astronomy initiative, the Square Kilometre Array.
In the Transformative Leadership series, in which University World News is partnering with The MasterCard Foundation, the focus is on ethics. Mervyn Frost says too little attention has been paid to the ethical role played by universities, which must uphold a host of values, central to which is the value of truth. Stephen Heyneman emphasises the importance of courageous university leaders who understand the importance of ethics, as universities are the teachers of future leaders. Eric Fredua-Kwarteng says the developmental university model for developing countries must include ethical ways of doing research, anchored in social justice and human rights.
In Commentary, Angel Calderon describes how Times Higher Education produced a game-changer ranking by including book and book chapter citations, and Elena Denisova-Schmidt says universities should acknowledge a situation in which international students are more likely to cheat than domestic students, and tackle the problem. Read more...

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21 septembre 2016

Parcours d’excellence : un engagement commun pour la réussite de tous les élèves

L’Afev, premier réseau français d’intervention d’étudiants bénévoles dans les quartiers populaires et spécialiste de l’accompagnement individuel/ tutorat va mettre toute son expertise et l’engagement de son réseau à la disposition de la réussite de ce projet, co-porté localement par les universités et les établissements situés en réseau d’éducation prioritaire (REP). Voir l'article...

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11 septembre 2016

UK higher education funding bodies’ response to the independent review of the REF

Résultat de recherche d'images pour We welcome the findings of Lord Stern’s independent review of the Research Excellence Framework and its recognition of the importance of the REF in assessing the quality of research, providing accountability and benchmarking, and in supporting strategic decision making nationally and in institutions. More...

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09 septembre 2016

QAA's view on the Teaching Excellence Framework

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

As part of the Government's higher education reforms, a new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) will change the way in which higher education providers are assessed, and seek to highlight excellence in teaching practice across the sector. More...

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Huge response from sector on TEF year 2

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education

As preparations for Year 2 of the Teaching Excellence Framework get underway, there has been a huge response to the request for TEF panel members and assessors. More...

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07 septembre 2016

Research Excellence Framework review

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "gov.uk logo"This independent review makes recommendations on the future operation of the Research Excellence Framework (REF). The review examines how university research funding can be allocated more efficiently so that universities can focus on carrying out world-leading research.
Research Excellence Framework (REF) review: Building on success and learning from experience. More...

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31 août 2016

7 new standards for excellent online learning leadership

eCampus News. As online learning evolves from amateur experimentation to a mainstream professional entity on campus, new standards for quality online learning leadership are emerging in order to not only sustain these distance programs, but ensure they meet the growing demands of 21st-century academe. More...

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29 août 2016

Étudier à Lyon: un enseignement d’excellence entre mer et montagnes

Par Fanny Lauzier. Deuxième ville française à apparaître dans le très réputé classement mondial QS 2016 des villes étudiantes, Lyon est résolument «étudiant friendly». Avec ses quatre universités et ses 54 établissements d’enseignement supérieur, Lyon est le deuxième pôle universitaire français. Suite...

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Propelling college students to their full potential

University Business LogoBy Matt Zalaznick. Helping all students reach their full academic and professional potential lies at the heart of several the initiatives honored as this summer’s Models of Excellence. More...

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Celebrating excellence in higher ed

University Business LogoBy University Business Staff. Stories of student success filled the air a few cobblestoned blocks from the NACUBO annual meeting headquarters in Montreal this July, as administrators from six institutions formally accepted Models of Excellence awards. More...

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