08 octobre 2016

UNL stays ahead of the digital humanities game

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. From 1995 to 1997, the Text Studies Committee within the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Arts and Sciences met to discuss how the internet was changing education and research. More...

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Why society needs more students with liberal arts skills

University Business LogoSubmitted by Tim Goral. Liberal arts colleges already do a great job developing a diverse group of socially responsible, critical thinkers, but they must start guiding students to their true vocations. More...

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STEM education is vital—but not at the expense of the humanities

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Kentucky governor Matt Bevin wants students majoring in electrical engineering to receive state subsidies for their education but doesn't want to support those who study subjects such as French literature. More...

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02 octobre 2016

Developing Self-Driving Cars Will Be Easy Compared to Scaling the Seminar

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. Why creating access to a quality liberal arts education is the most interesting challenge we face. Read more...

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30 septembre 2016

Is the Future of Liberal Arts Programs “K-Shaped”?

By Thomas Carey. Many of our institutions have initiatives to integrate essential learning outcomes traditionally associated with liberal arts education into all our programs. Read more...

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28 septembre 2016

Paper Explores Future of Tech in Liberal Arts Organization

HomeBy Carl Straumsheim. A yearlong evaluation of the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education by the Council on Library and Information Resources has produced three alternative paths forward for the organization: relaunch, reconfigure or shut down. NITLE, which has helped liberal arts colleges use technology in the classroom, last year moved from its home at Southwestern University to CLIR in order to determine if the organization had a future in the face of dwindling funding and reduced activity. Read more...

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18 septembre 2016

Centre Pierre Janet : un lieu pionnier dédié à la psychothérapie intégrative

Inauguré le 29 juin sur le campus du Saulcy (Metz), le Centre Pierre Janet est un espace universitaire inédit en France. Dédié aux soins, à la formation et à la recherche, il vise à décloisonner les approches psychothérapeutiques pour mieux répondre aux besoins de prise en charge et de formation. Voir l'article...

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11 septembre 2016

Academics, the humanities and the enclosure of knowledge: the worm in the fruit (AUR 58 02)

By Ian Dobson. If we want to combat contemporary ‘neoliberal’ attacks on universities, we should start by refusing the way that their pseudo-rationalities already determine so many aspects of the intellectual and institutional regimes that we consider under threat. This paper sketches an analysis of those aspects of the internal practices of academia that reinforce the interests at the origin of the attack on public education, and that make it possible, and indeed expected, for universities’ leaders to oversee the betrayal of their institutions’ very raison d’être. More...

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09 septembre 2016

10 mesures en faveur des SHS

Sur le blog "Histoires d'universités" de Pierre Dubois. 10 premières mesures en faveur des Sciences Humaines et Sociales. Que de déception et de rage après la lecture de ces dix mesures ! Mesurettes de papier, intellectuellement indigentes. Voir l'article...

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07 septembre 2016

Equipping Liberal Arts Students with Skills in Data Analytics

This case study examines how BHEF member Drake University, a private university with a strong liberal arts tradition, is equipping its students to become data-enabled professionals.
Through the collaboration of its business and higher education members, BHEF launched the National Higher Education and Workforce Initiative to create new undergraduate pathways in high-skill, high-demand fields such as data science and analytics. Data science and analytics must be integrated with T-shaped skills, such as critical thinking, collaboration, and effective communication, which are critical for all graduates entering the 21st century workforce. Knowledge of data science and analytics in recent years has become as fundamental as any other skill for graduates’ career readiness, and Drake University is at the forefront of U.S. institutions of higher education in offering undergraduate major and minor programs in data analytics.

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