26 janvier 2014

Europe leads the way in new ranking of online and distance MBA programs

http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/all/themes/u_business/images/Cover.jpgEurope’s top business schools are currently outstripping their North American counterparts when it comes to the reputation of their online and distance MBA programs, a new global ranking shows.Seven of the top ten schools in the QS Distance Online MBA Ranking are European, with Spain’s IE Business School beating the UK’s Warwick Business School to the top spot.
The UK takes six of the top ten spots, with Warwick joined by Manchester Business School (5), Imperial College (6), Oxford Brookes (7), Henley Business School (8) and University of Strathclyde Business School (10).
The full QS Distance/Online MBA Ranking 2014 can be viewed on www.TopMBA.com/onlineMBA alongside an additional list of blended, distance and online MBA programs. More...

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Eyes on the prizes for career center play

http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/all/themes/u_business/images/Cover.jpgBy Melissa Ezarik. One university is using incentives to engage students.
“Engage with the career center” sounds a bit like “eat your vegetables” to a college student. Students know they should access career planning resources, but other options from the campus activities buffet beckon. In surveys, graduating students from Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management raved about the faculty and facility, but not the career center, says Dean Karyl Leggio. More...

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My Turn: For tuition purposes, treat all state residents alike

Concord MonitorBy George Bruno. To Dover Rep. Peter Schmidt: I am writing to commend you for introducing House Bill 474 to extend in-state tuition in our university system to all New Hampshire residents regardless of immigration status. The pursuit of higher education by all New Hampshire residents is a worthy goal deserving of wide support. HB 474, approved yesterday by the House, has much to recommend it:
1. Until recent years, immigration status was not a part of New Hampshire higher education applications. We should restore the status quo ante.
2. As a lawyer deeply involved in immigration law, I know that the trend in other states is to extend in-state tuition benefits to all residents, including undocumented residents. The most recent example is New Jersey where Gov. Chris Christie signed such a law for New Jersey residents. More...

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Fraud Facts: Where the losses are

http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/all/themes/u_business/images/Cover.jpgBy Melissa Ezarik. Education identified as one of the top five industries for reported cases of occupational fraud.
Despite what many working for higher education institutions may believe, the campus is a common setting for fraud. In fact, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ latest “Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse” identified education as one of the top five industries for reported cases of occupational fraud. More...

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Engaging faculty throughout their careers

http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/all/themes/u_business/images/Cover.jpgBy Carol Patton. Universities use flexible career programs to attract and retain faculty. How many members of your faculty would enjoy teaching the same courses, day in and day out, throughout a 30-, 40- or even 50-year career? Not many.
Staying motivated and intellectually challenged is not always possible at schools where promotions or lateral career moves are rare. Faculty may find themselves disengaged, even downright bored, teaching the same classes year after year. More...

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Defending the liberal arts

http://www.universitybusiness.com/sites/all/themes/u_business/images/Cover.jpgBy Tim Goral. A new book celebrates the “gold standard” of learning. While details of President Obama’s college affordability proposals are not fully known, what is clear is that higher education is going under the microscope to prove its value. Add to that a growing chorus of pundits who believe that a liberal arts education is a waste of time and a relic of the past. But two college presidents argue in a new book that a liberal arts education is, in fact, crucial to not just boosting the economy but to solving many of the world’s problems. “What you have to do is to learn the tools of learning itself,” says Swarthmore College (Pa.)President Rebecca Chopp. “The liberal arts are, in a very real sense, the gold standard for that type of approach.”
Co-edited by Chopp and Daniel Weiss, president of Haverford College (Pa.), Remaking College: Innovation and the Liberal Arts (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013) brings together a distinguished group of higher ed leaders to define the American liberal arts model, describe the challenges these institutions face, and propose sustainable solutions. More...

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Brain gain: keeping international scientists in Canada

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/images/BlogTheBlackHole.pngBy Sonja B. - The Black Hole. Immigration issues are increasingly relevant to trainees at higher education institutions in Canada. At my alma mater, the University of British Columbia, international students comprise 14% of the undergraduate population, and 25% of grad students; the number of foreign trainees is even higher at the postdoctoral level, with 38% of postdocs in Canada here on temporary work visas. Many of these highly skilled individuals consider staying in Canada permanently, but the immigration process is lengthy, complicated and expensive, though potentially very rewarding. More...

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Note-taking and project management

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/images/Blog-phd-to-life.jpgBy Jennifer Polk - From PhD to Life. I had a great notetaking and project management system when I was working on my Master’s thesis (on Canadians in revolutionary Russia). I used a free program called Scribe, which was developed for historians at George Washington’s Center for History and New Media. The program wasn’t particularly user-friendly, but with time and patience, I made it work well for me. All my research notes went into the program, including notes I wrote by hand in the archives or library and then later typed up. Doing this meant I could tag each note with keywords, and that meant I could find anything I needed. More...

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Quebec’s fractious charter debate

http://www.universityaffairs.ca/images/BlogLeo_en.jpgBy Léo Charbonneau - Margin Notes. It’s a safe bet that there were some awkward conversations in Quebec during the holidays over the province’s proposed charter of values – shades of the many previous, divisive sovereignty debates. My father-in-law tried to engage me several times into a discussion on the subject; however, I knew we would likely not find common ground and I demurred. Similar scenarios are playing out at Quebec’s universities. Those presidents (or rectors) of Quebec’s universities who have voiced a position on the subject have all uniformly come out against it, including Alan Shepard at Concordia University, Suzanne Fortier at McGill University, Guy Breton at Université de Montreal, Luce Samoisette at Université de Sherbrooke and Robert Proulx at Université du Québec à Montréal. More...

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Five strategies to improve writing in your courses

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWMTBx0CPzMFK637Zb6AgNbjhxfVRtTVkrwKoq4ZPL2p18KKWOEwB3AWIBy Roger Graves. How to get your students to submit better assignments. Do you want to:

a) Improve the quality of writing your students turn in at the end of the term?
b) Save time grading that stack of papers?
c) Improve your course evaluations?
d) All of the above?

One way to accomplish these goals is to invest in revising the writing assignments in your course. More...

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