21 décembre 2015

Performances françaises en SHS

Sur le blog "Histoires d'universités" de Pierre Dubois. Des résultats très inquiétants,… des résultats catastrophiques. Ces termes figurent dans : Étude des performances françaises en SHS au terme de la première année du programme Horizon 2020, par Olivier Bouin, responsable du GAMO International de l’Alliance ATHENA, 19 pages, 2015. Suite...

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20 décembre 2015

Did you love watching lectures from your professors?

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Earlier this fall, Molly Worthen, a history professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, wrote a persuasive defense of the lecture as an instructional form. Particularly in the humanities, Worthen argued, students need to absorb long, complex arguments. More...

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Live up to the liberal arts’ ideals, address society ‘s realities

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. As a high school student, I first became attracted to the notion of the liberal arts; of idyllic college campuses where debate was encouraged, one’s writing abilities honed, and an appreciation for lifelong learning fostered. I found all of this and more at Oberlin College. More...

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19 décembre 2015

Here are some more reasons why liberal arts matter

The ConversationBy . Lately, in the heated call for greater STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education at every level, the traditional liberal arts have been needlessly, indeed recklessly, portrayed as the villain. And STEM fields have been (falsely) portrayed as the very opposite of the liberal arts. More...

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Defending Liberal Arts: Try Using Data

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. A few weeks back, I wrote about the Liberals Arts/humanities, and some really bad arguments both for and against them.  As usual when I write these, I got a lot of feedback to the effect of: “well, how would you defend the Liberal Arts, smart guy”?  Which, you know, fair enough.  So, here’s my answer. More...

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14 décembre 2015

More Faculty Unrest at Wartburg College

HomeWartburg College in Iowa has confirmed that it’s laying off three of its tenure-track faculty members. But President Darrel D. Colson objected to the idea that Wartburg is becoming less of a liberal arts institution based on personnel and curricular changes Inside Higher Ed reported on last month. Read more...

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13 décembre 2015

More Humanities Books

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The number of scholarly books published in the humanities increased in 2013 to 54,273, from 51,789 in 2012. The new figure, from the Humanities Indicators project of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, is the highest number of new humanities titles in a year in the five years the project has been collecting the information. The number of humanities titles published in 2013 was 15 higher than the low point in the available data: 2011, with 47,124 new titles. Read more...

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11 décembre 2015

Open Review for Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . One of the interesting aspects of Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is that the keywords are available for open peer review and public comment. This is being staged in batches, both as a sanity-preserving mechanism and to make sure each essay gets the attention it merits. Read more...

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10 décembre 2015

'Great snakes!' Tintin expert appointed UK's first comics professor

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy. Lancaster University shows ‘full academic commitment’ to comics and graphic book art with the appointment of Benoit Peeters. More...

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06 décembre 2015

Scientists ‘less engaged with public than arts and humanities academics’

By David Matthews. Female academics and those in arts, humanities and social science (AHSS) subjects engage and communicate with the public more than other scholars, a major report has found. More...

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