01 septembre 2015

Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundaries

HomeAs President of Universities Canada, I always look forward to participating in Congress, and I congratulate the organizers on their formidable work in assembling one of‎ the largest multidisciplinary academic conferences in the world. At Congress, I am continually reminded of how today’s researchers are thinking in connected and interdisciplinary ways, which is one of the great strengths of the social sciences and humanities. More...

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31 août 2015

L’été pour se former (suite)

Blog Educpros de Jean-Michel Zakhartchouk. De retour de la semaine des rencontres du CRAP 2015, dont on peut lire quelques échos ici et ici, je voudrais livrer quelques réflexions, quelques « flashes », suite d’une part à la conférence de Michel Develay durant la semaine, d’autre part à un débat sur la réforme du collège et enfin à l’atelier que j’ai co-animé sur l’évaluation. Suite...

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Vive la rentrée

Blog Educpros de Yves Epelboin. Très bientôt de nombreuses universités vont reprendre leurs cours – la légende comme quoi l’année commence en novembre et se termine fin mai – n’est plus vraie que dans de très rares institutions et le personnel administratif, notamment, est déjà sur le pied de guerre à la mi-août. Voir l'article...

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30 août 2015

‘I was worried I wouldn’t fit in' – how can universities support mature students?

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifBy. University staff and students share their advice – from flexible timetables to meet-up groups. More...

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Oxbridge, privilege and the perpetuation of unhelpful stereotypes

http://static.guim.co.uk/static/c55907932af8ee96c21b7d89a9ebeedb4602fbbf/common/images/logos/the-guardian/news.gifCarol Cadwalladr argues that electing Oxbridge graduates does not guarantee we get the most able politicians because of a selection process that is biased towards a privately educated elite. More...

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The risks and rewards of academic life in the big city

David Bignell reflects on the trials and tribulations of scholarly life in London. More...

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National Student Survey 2015: how it affects academics

By Jo Frankham. Everyone knows that universities are taking the National Student Survey more seriously than ever. But much less is known about the effect this is having on higher education. More...

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When it’s not worth getting it right: pedantry and the academy

By Matthew Reisz. So, whenever there’s a film, play or television drama set in the past, someone will always pop up and gleefully point to some minor inaccuracy or anachronism. I ran into a guy at a party the other day who was pontificating about errors in 17th-century garden design and Victorian slang he’d recently noticed. More...

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Interest in borrowings is not mere linguistics

By John Gill. With individuals and institutions alike calculating potential costs of Brexit, recouping loans from EU students can’t be ignored. More...

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Scottish universities ‘could lose charitable status’

By David Matthews. Scottish universities fear that they could lose their status as charities and become part of the public sector if the Edinburgh government pushes ahead with a new higher education governance bill. More...

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