29 août 2015

Is Fashion Education Selling a False Dream?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "businessoffashion.com logo"Central Saint Martins and The Royal College of Art have emerged as the top schools in BoF’s first Global Fashion School Rankings. But our survey also reveals widespread dissatisfaction amongst the more than 4,000 students and alumni who participated in our survey. Is fashion education selling a false dream. More...

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28 août 2015

Using outperformance pay to motivate academics: Insiders’ accounts of promises and problems (AUR 57 02)

By Ian Dobson (NTEU National Office). Many researchers have investigated the appropriateness of pay for outperformance, (also called ‘merit-based pay’ and ‘performance-based pay’) for academics, but a review of this body of work shows that the voice of academics themselves is largely absent. This article is a contribution to addressing this gap, summarising the views of a sample of academics at one Australian university about the promises and problems of outperformance pay. More...

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24 août 2015

Three Factors That Help A University Stand Out in the Employee Education Space

Evolllution Logo, click to return to homepageBy Paulina Nozka - Evolllution. As a working professional, how would you go about choosing an educational provider when the time came to upgrade your skills?
I was recently asked about the main factors that help a university stand out in the employee education space. More...

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Was Jennifer Berdahl’s Academic Freedom Infringed Upon?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "higheredstrategy.com logo"By Alex Usher. UBC’s  Montalbano Professor of Leadership Studies, Jennifer Berdahl, became embroiled in a mini-cause célèbre this week when she claimed her employer attempted to silence her, after she penned some thoughts on President Arvind Gupta’s resignation.  Do read her j’accuse, available here; it’s quite something.  Finished?  Ok, on we go.
The question is: was Berdahl’s freedom infringed upon?  Let’s start with the fact that there are many definitions of academic freedom, with the scope being quite different in each case. More...

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Blogphilosophy: a #Blideo and our learning frequency

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. Steve Wheeler threw his new blideo challenge out into the open and with a twist towards me as well. So grabbing this new challenge with both hands, juggling it, and sending it on its way again after some additional words. For a full list of blideo's, look here (growing as I type). Read more...

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College campaigners put classes on hold

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Instead of devoting four years to obtaining a bachelor’s degree, Weldon took off two semesters and multiple summers to work as a full-time political organizer — first for Obama’s 2012 campaign, then for Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s 2013 re-election bid and finally for the Dallas County Democratic Party. More...

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If walls could talk

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. At Lansing Community College (LCC) in Michigan, learning isn’t limited to lectures and textbooks; many of the hallway and classroom walls are covered – floor to ceiling – with graphics illustrating topics from history, literature and science. More...

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Transparency, Candor, and Discretion

By Matt Reed. Reading the revelations about the working conditions at Amazon alongside stories about officials at UIUC using personal email addresses triggered a spark of recognition. The common denominator is the relationship among transparency, candor, and discretion. More...

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The Stigma

By Matt Reed. I heard a comment this weekend that made me wonder.
Is the stigma of “community college” as strong as it used to be?
When I was in high school, it was an article of faith that community college was a last-ditch option for people who couldn’t get in anywhere else. More...

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End-of-Summer Blues

By Elizabeth Lewis Pardoe. September’s approach hits hard this year.  While still in early August, I felt myself cling to emblems of summer with particular ferocity.  At first I couldn’t understand my own intense desire to make this particular summer last. More...

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