21 mars 2014

Chroniques Horizon - Financer sa formation

Logo de l'Agence Régionale de la Formation tout au long de la vie (ARFTLV Poitou-charentes)Les Chroniques Horizon du 24 au 28 mars auront pour thème "Financer sa formation".
En dehors du plan de formation de son entreprise, si l’on ne peut financer seul sa formation, il faut trouver des sources de financement susceptibles de contribuer aux frais divers (dossier et inscription, transport, restauration, hébergement, matériel pédagogique), ainsi qu’éventuellement de prendre en charge le versement de la rémunération pendant la durée de la formation. Il existe plusieurs possibilités, qui dépendent surtout de la situation du demandeur (salarié, demandeur d’emploi, fonctionnaire, intérimaire, etc.). Que ce soit par l’intermédiaire du Congés individuel de Formation, des aides de Pôle emploi ou de celles de la Région, il est possible pour chacun de faire valoir son droit à la formation tout au long de la vie.
Lundi : le financement, condition essentielle.
Mardi : la formation des salariés.
Mercredi : la formation des demandeurs d’emploi.
Jeudi : intérimaires et fonctionnaires.
Vendredi : les aides régionales à la formation.
Ecoutez nos Chroniques HORIZON sur les radios locales ou sur notre site horizon-info.org.

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16 mars 2014

Time for an Academic Bitcoin

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/the_world_view_blog_header.jpgBy Liz Reisberg. Lately, reading about all the variations on what constitutes a university degree and how is should be evaluated, accredited and valued just makes me more and more frustrated. Every day seems to bring another ranking, another rating, another study, another debate, another controversy.  Should for-profit providers be evaluated in the same way as non-profits? Can a MOOC be the equivalent of a class taught with everyone in the same physical space?  Enough already. Read more...

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15 mars 2014

Funding for universities and colleges for 2012-13 to 2014-15: Board decisions

HEFCE logo1. I am writing to you to provide early notification of the decisions taken by the HEFCE Board on funding for universities and colleges for the 2014-15 academic year, and decisions taken on the approach to recalculating elements of recurrent teaching grant for academic years 2012-13 and 2013-14. On Monday 24 March 2014, institutions will be able to download their recurrent grant letter and tables for each year from the HEFCE extranet. The content of these documents will be embargoed until 0001 on Thursday 27 March 2014: we will publish full information about our allocations to all institutions on that date.
2. The Board has made decisions on the funding to be distributed in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years in the light of the funding for each financial year (1 April to 31 March) announced in the grant letter to HEFCE from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) of 10 February 2014. That letter made changes to the funding previously announced for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 financial years, as well as providing indicative figures for the 2015-16 financial year. More...

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2nd EUA Funding Forum - Strategies for efficient funding of higher education

Logo2nd EUA Funding Forum - Strategies for efficient funding of higher education
Hosted by the University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy, 9-10 October 2014
The higher education funding community comes together again in Bergamo on
9 and 10 October 2014. Take part in EUA’s second Funding Forum, join the debate on the future of higher education funding and share experiences with colleagues and peers from around Europe.
A biannual event, the Funding Forum is a unique, inclusive platform open to all higher education funding stakeholders – university leaders and managers, researchers, students, public authorities, public and private funders & partners. This year’s Forum focuses on designing strategies for efficient and sustainable funding of higher education in Europe. More...

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12 mars 2014

How the world's 10 richest billionaires are shaping education

By . Forbes this week released its list of the 500 richest people in the world. Of course, the top of the list was filled with the usual suspects: Gates, Slim, Buffett, Ellison, the Kochs, the Waltons. While these people are probably best known for their business endeavors, they also have a hand in philanthropy.
Education consistently finds itself among the industries where the world's richest people choose to give or (sometimes controversially) exert their influence. Here's a look at how the 10 richest people in the world have shaped education. More...

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09 mars 2014

Many Colleges ‘Hoard’ Endowments During Rough Economic Times

By . When the economy is doing well, many colleges increase their endowment spending on new programs, new buildings, new positions, and breaks in tuition. But when times are tough—at precisely the moment that campuses could most use the money—colleges’ endowment managers are less likely to spend it.
“That’s a really strange thing to do if the purpose of the endowment is at least in part to help the university overcome economic shock,” says Jeffrey R. Brown, a professor of finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He refers to the behavioral pattern as endowment “hoarding,” a term that Sen. Charles E. Grassley, an Iowa Republican, used to criticize colleges that spent what he considered an inadequate portion of their endowment wealth. More...

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Another Report Describes Shrinking Amount of State Money for Higher Ed

By Eric Kelderman. While increased federal spending for higher education faces an uphill battle in Congress, pressure is mounting from Democrats in Washington, D.C., to raise state appropriations for higher education.
A report released on Thursday by the liberal-leaning group Demos is just the latest to detail the growing cost of tuition at public colleges, along with the shrinking amount of money that state governments provide to those institutions. More...

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College Choice and Finances

Huffpost CollegeBy Mary Johnson. Over the next month or so, letters of acceptance will be in the mailboxes and inboxes of millions of anxious college-bound seniors and returning adults across the country, which means decision making is in full swing from now until May 1st.
The U.S. Department of Education is currently pondering the creation of a new Postsecondary Institutional Ratings System (known as PIRS) to help Americans make smart choices about their college selection. PIRS is slated to use institutional and outcomes data like graduation rates and student profiles. Today, students and families can make their own assessments of the financial and career right "fit" for them using concrete and practical data points readily available. More...

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Cash Is Still King

HomeBy Allie Grasgreen. The 2013-14 academic year marks a half-decade since the economic recession hit, but concerns about the costs of attending college are influencing incoming freshmen more than ever, a new survey shows. Read more...

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Hefce warning over overseas students and pensions

By . Slowing growth in international student numbers could have “a material impact on the sector”, while a financial blow from pensions could be looming. The Higher Education Funding Council for England’s annual report on the ‘Financial health of the higher education sector’, based on 2012-13 results and 2013-14 forecasts, also predicts that the abolition of student number controls will widen the financial gap between individual universities. More...

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