21 décembre 2018

Academic Service (Third Mission)

By Alex Usher. On Friday, I talked a little bit about rankings which looked at universities’ “Third Mission”.  This is a new term for many North American readers, but it’s not much different than when we use “service” at an institutional level rather than an individual level.  But the notion of “service” is itself a pretty slippery one, so perhaps it is of interest to delve into this topic a bit. More...

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When the levy breaks

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"There can be few remaining individuals with an interest in student funding and who have studied the current system and its early consequences who would claim it is the best and most effective available regime. More...

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How Indiana is closing the achievement gap

eCampus NewsNearly every state has put renewed emphasis on ensuring that more adults get a college degree, with Indiana as a shining example. According to a report from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, the achievement gap between low-income and other student populations in the Hoosier State has narrowed by more than half and is projected to close completely by 2025. More...

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#7: How my university is disrupting higher education

eCampus NewsDisruption must happen everywhere, from admissions processes to business practices to the way we teach and assess. More...

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Have you heard about hybrid advising?

eCampus NewsAcademic advising + career counseling = desirable employment after graduation. More...

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Have you taken the Kahoot Challenge?

eCampus NewsMany of you are probably already on the Kahoot bandwagon—it’s an online testing site that allows faculty to create quizzes (or use existing quizzes) and students take those quizzes using their phones, tablets, or laptops. More...

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Not all cooperatives are created equal

University Business Magazine logoPartnering with a cooperative to streamline your institution’s procurement process can save you valuable time and money. More...

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Stanford drops home equity from financial-aid calculations

University Business Magazine logoStanford University is making changes in how it calculates undergraduate students’ financial aid to exclude the value of home equity, acknowledging that many families may be house rich but cash poor and see college as out of reach. More...

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Are most universities truly 'liberal' or 'progressive'? Rhetoric vs. reality

University Business Magazine logoThere is tons of evidence that in general American higher education has a strong left-of-center political orientation. Surveys show an overwhelming majority of faculty in disciplines with a strong public policy orientation are left of center. More...

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Get ready for the 'new-collar' workforce, where training can trump the traditional degree

University Business Magazine logoAs technology seeps into everything from teaching to manufacturing, skilled workers with two-year degrees in computer science, cyber security and software development are increasingly in demand – and supply is struggling to keep up. More...

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