25 janvier 2014

Female graduates expect to earn £1,500 less than male peers

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Josie Gurney-Read. Research suggests that the gap in gender pay expectations among graduates has increased by 44 per cent since 2003.  Research out this week has revealed that, on average, female graduates expect to be paid less than their male counterparts when starting a career, leading to concerns that women are "undervaluing themselves".
The study also revealed that this gap in pay expectations has widened by 44 per cent in the decade from 2003 to 2013. Read more...

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General Education's Remake

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Paul Fain. The academy’s primary liberal education group is working to redesign general education pathways, which it says are becoming obsolete and need to be better grounded in learning outcomes, or competencies. Armed with a $2.3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Association of American Colleges and Universities is leading the ambitious effort. The goal is to “develop a portable and competency-based framework for general education,” the association said in a written statement. Read more...

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Congress Takes Note

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Colleen Flaherty. It's time for Congress to pay attention to the abuse of adjunct faculty members, and the way their poor working conditions impact not only them, but their students, says a new report from the House Education and the Workforce Committee. While the report largely endorses previous studies on the subject, “The Just-In-Time Professor” document marks the first time Congress has so formally acknowledged a situation that adjunct activists have long deemed exploitative. Read more...

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Plus d'un quart des ex-chômeurs ont trouvé un emploi grâce à leur réseau

Orientations : études, métiers, alternance, emploi, orientations scolaire22,3 % des ex-demandeurs d'emploi inscrits à Pôle emploi ont trouvé un poste grâce au bouche-à-oreille. Un phénomène auquel compte bien s'adapter l'établissement public.
Ils ont trouvé un emploi, mais pas forcément grâce à Pôle emploi. 22,3 % des ex-chômeurs inscrits sur les listes de l'agence publique sont revenus sur le marché de l'emploi grâce à leurs relations, révèle Pôle emploi, qui compte bien s'adapter à ce phénomène qui n'a rien d'anecdotique. Suite...

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Top 10 des nouveaux métiers les plus populaires au monde

Orientations : études, métiers, alternance, emploi, orientations scolaireLe réseau social professionnel LinkedIn, qui est coutumier des sondages et des enquêtes en tous genres, a cherché à savoir quels étaient les métiers populaires et qui n’avaient pas encore vu le jour il y a encore quelques années.
Certains métiers disparaissent, d'autres au contraire apparaissent chaque jour. Le réseau social professionnel LinkedIn vient ainsi de dévoiler les dix métiers les plus populaires qui n'existaient pas en 2008. Pas étonnant dans de telles conditions que des parents soient incapables d'expliquer les professions qu'occupent leurs enfants. Suite...

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New Zealand Looks To Attracting More Students From India

http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/images/header.jpgThe New Zealand Consulate General in Mumbai announced it will focus on education promotion and market development in a bid to attract more Indian students to study in New Zealand.
The Mumbai Consulate General currently attends to consular, trade, investment, tourism and visa functions, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.
An education adviser will be appointed to facilitate development of business and wider ties between India and New Zealand, said New Zealand Consul General Gavin Young on Thursday. More...

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The 25 most international universities in the world

By Richard Crook. Most major research universities view their international standing as a vital part of their strategic plans. With powerful global networks universities can find the best academic talent, attract the brightest students and produce collaborative, innovative research that exploits the resources of multiple institutions and tackles matters of global concern.
Times Higher Education has compiled a list of the top 25 most international universities using the “international outlook” indicator from the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. More...

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Higher Education Authority publishes new system for measuring third-level institutes’ performance

By Dick Ahlstrom. Ratings scheme allows for different college goals. The performance of each of Ireland’s third-level institutions can be compared in unprecedented detail with the introduction of a new performance-profiling system published today by the Higher Education Authority.
While it effectively allows a form of “ranking” of Irish institutions, this is not the intent behind the system, according to the team that developed it.

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Researchers identify key factors contributing to gender imbalance in fields of science and math

Mount Saint Vincent UniversityEarly engagement in STEM activities identified as the only effective means of increasing girls' consideration of science and math careers.
Mount Saint Vincent University (the Mount) researchers studying what leads students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) will release the full findings of their report at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 23. The results are based on close to 600 survey respondents (grade 7-12) from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. With a particular interest in gender differences, Career Choices and Influencers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: an analysis in the Maritime Provinces found that the only effective means of increasing the likelihood for girls to consider STEM careers is by engaging them in highly active STEM activities. Ideally, this should be done before students reach high school at which point they may have already opted out of studying these subjects. More...

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York U makes top 20 list of greenest universities in world ranking

For the fourth year running, York University has ranked among the greenest universities on the planet, placing 13th overall in the 2013 GreenMetric Ranking on university sustainability. The 2013 survey included more than 300 universities from 61 countries around the world.
The GreenMetric Ranking rates participating universities on criteria such as energy consumption and climate change mitigation, waste and water management, transportation, and teaching and research in sustainability. More...

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