20 novembre 2015

Stories Arts Faculties Tell Themselves

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "higheredstrategy.com logo"By Alex Usher. Here at HESA towers, we’ve been doing some work on how students make decisions about choosing a university (if you’re interested: the Student Decisions Project was a multi-wave, qualitative, year-long longitudinal study that tracked several hundred Grade 12 students as they went through the PSE research, application, and enrolment process. More...

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17 novembre 2015

The Humanities Must Unite or Die

HomeBy Paul B. Sturtevant. At a town hall campaign stop in South Carolina, Jeb Bush recently singled out an interesting group for attack: psychology, philosophy and liberal arts majors. He said:

“When a student shows up, they [their college or university] ought to say, ‘Hey, that psych major deal, that philosophy major thing, that's great, it's important to have liberal arts … but realize, you're going to be working a Chick-fil-A.’”

In the week since, Bush has drawn some well-deserved ire for his remarks. But those of us in the humanities would be deluding ourselves if we didn’t admit that we have a serious image problem. Read more...

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Introducing Open Library of the Humanities

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy . This past fall semester, the Open Library of the Humanities, or OLH, officially launched their publishing arm. The OLH is:

a charitable organisation dedicated to publishing open access scholarship with no author-facing article processing charges (APCs). We are funded by an international consortium of libraries who have joined us in our mission to make scholarly publishing fairer, more accessible, and rigorously preserved for the digital future.

As you can tell by the spelling, it originated out of the UK. Read more...

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How the Crisis of the Humanities Is Like the Greek Economy

By Steven Conn. I know. Yet another piece on the "crisis of the humanities." Those of us who tend the gardens on that side of campus are all too familiar with the symptoms of this crisis: shrunken departments and an increased reliance on academic day laborers; witheringly bad job prospects for our Ph.D. students; tumbleweeds blowing through our empty classrooms. More...

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15 novembre 2015

Federation chronicles 75 years of supporting the humanities and social sciences

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Natalie Samson. To mark its 75th anniversary, the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences has launched a new digital timeline marking important events in the organization’s history. “Most people don’t know we’ve been around for 75 years,” said Federation executive director Jean-Marc Mangin. “We wanted something that would be user-friendly, that could be accessed easily, to tell our story and our contribution to the world of ideas of Canada and to the intellectual development of Canada.” The launch of the timeline coincides with the Federation’s annual conference, which takes place Nov. 16 and 17 in Ottawa. More...

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14 novembre 2015

Les étudiants en lettres classiques se font rares

Par Wally Bordas. D'après une enquête de l'association Cnarela (Coordination Nationale des Associations Régionales des Enseignants de Langues Anciennes), les effectifs d'étudiants en section lettres classiques à l'université sont très faibles. Suite...

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Panorama des entreprises de métiers d’art

Carif Oref Midi-PyrénéesUne étude économique dresse un panorama des entreprises de métiers d’art intervenant dans la restauration du patrimoine à l’échelle nationale. Elle a été réalisée par le cabinet Xerfi à la demande du syndicat professionnel des métiers d’art. Ateliers d’Art de France. L’enquête a été menée auprès de quelque 400 chefs d’entreprises. Les professionnels ont à 55 %, suivis une formation technique, ils sont 62 % à avoir complété leur formation dans le domaine de la restauration du patrimoine aux côtés d’un pair dans son atelier, en dehors de tout cadre formel. Parmi les 14 % des répondants qui envisagent de recruter dans les douze prochains mois, 44 % privilégient un recrutement en CDI plutôt qu’en contrat d’apprentissage. L’embauche d’un apprenti représente pour la majorité d’entre eux une véritable contrainte, notamment en raison du coût engendré pour leur entreprise, du manque de temps pour former, du profil de formation décalé par rapport au métier ou encore aux contraintes liées aux normes techniques et de sécurité.
Télécharger la synthèse ou les résultats complets de l’enquête.

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08 novembre 2015

MSH Lorraine : liquidation honteuse

Sur le blog "Histoires d'universités" de Pierre Dubois. Enseignants-chercheurs, personnels ingénieurs, administratifs et techniques de l’Université de Lorraine (UL), engagés dans sa Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Lorraine, nous dénonçons la liquidation honteuse de cette unité de service et de recherche dédiée à l’interdisciplinarité que l’équipe de direction de l’UL est en train de mener. Suite...

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03 novembre 2015

Open the Door: Social Science Research for Development and a Sustainable Future

Open the DoorDevelopment aid is the most visible and most successful field of the European Union’s complex external actions. The European Union and its 28 Member States are, together, still the largest development donors worldwide and have played a leading role in the efforts to achieve the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. The EU has also proved to be a reliable and predictable actor during the negotiations of the new Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations that will shape global development strategies for the years to come.

This publication presents the most relevant projects on development funded under the Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7).

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Integration of Social Sciences and Humanities in Horizon 2020: participants, budget and disciplines

Integration of SSH in H2020Monitoring report on SSH-flagged projects funded in 2014 under the Societal Challenges and Industrial Leadership.

This monitoring and evaluation report assesses in a thorough and detailed manner how the different SSH disciplines have been integrated into the projects funded in 2014 under the Societal Challenges and the Industrial Leadership priorities. The report illustrates the success of the new policy on the integration of SSH as a cross-cutting issue and it also points out where further efforts are needed.

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