03 avril 2019

Explainer: what are Confucius Institutes and do they teach Chinese propaganda?

The ConversationIt has been reported the Attorney-General’s Department has written to universities that host Confucius Institutes, asking them to register the institutes under the scheme. Confucius Institutes are Chinese language and culture centres set up through partnerships between an Australian university, a Chinese university and Hanban – an organisation directly under China’s Ministry of Education. More...

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Dentists need a licence to practice. Why not economists?

The ConversationThe economics profession requires nothing other than a university degree, and this month in its regular poll of 54 leading economists, the Economic Society of Australia asked whether it should set the bar higher. More...

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Reading 'Underground' and Thinking About the World Beneath Our Campuses

By Joshua Kim. A book for those curious about what lies below. More...

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Going Gray

Making peace with the realities of life and career.
Last week,  I went to the hairdresser determined to make the most dramatic change in my appearance since, well. . . ever. More...

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Fives ways that reading with children helps their education

The ConversationFor book lovers, reading to their children may seem obvious. Why would they not want to pass on their love of literature? However, researchers have shown there are more benefits for both adult and child that come with reading than just building a bond – particularly when it comes to education. More...

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Grassroots Campus Convenings vs. Large Academic Conferences and Professional Association Meetings

By Joshua Kim. I’d like to start this post with a thank you. Last week, Matthew Rascoff and his team at Duke Learning Innovation hosted the HAIL Academic Innovation Collaborative Production Workshop. HAIL stands for Harvesting Academic Innovation for Learners. More...

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5 Ideas to Improve Zoom

By Joshua Kim. How might we make the best synchronous learning and virtual meeting platform even better?
Sitting on my computer is Zoom’s S-1 filing, detailing the company’s plan to go public. More...

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Writing for Peers vs. the Public: When Academic Writing Falls Short

Writing for non-academics requires a different set of tools and approaches than for scholarly writing, but the payoff is worth it, writes Diana Brazzell. More...

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Guest Blog: A Job by Any Other Name

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-"Adjunct Arrested at Board Meeting" (1), "The Plight of Adjuncts" (2) 
What do we mean by adjunct? Contingent? Permanent? Sustainable? Visiting? Lecturer? Instructor? Professor? When does it matter. More...

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Guest Blog: How to Talk to NTT Faculty

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-Last semester, one of my first-year writing students analyzed the park bench scene from Good Will Huntingwhere Robin Williams' character tells Matt Damon's character that he might be a genius and he might be able to talk about art and love and war and death abstractly and from data, but unless he has experienced it himself, he cannot fully understand that experience. More...

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