05 janvier 2014

Raising the Bar on Faculty

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Colleen Flaherty and Scott Jaschik. An administrative law judge in Florida last week upheld new rules by the State Department of Education that require significantly more of state college faculty members – particularly in the areas of student success – for them to earn continuing contracts. The ruling also upholds a change to the time it takes professors to earn their first contract. Instead of three years, faculty members will now only be eligible after five years of service. Read more...

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Breaking the Embargo

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/all/themes/ihecustom/logo.jpgBy Carl Straumsheim. As doctoral students of history urge their departments to allow more experimental types of dissertations, the desire for free flow of information between scholars may end up trumping the need to keep the research embargoed. A roundtable session on the “digitally informed dissertation” during the American Historical Association's annual meeting here on Thursday brought together two current and two recent doctoral students who used digital tools to aid their projects, but the discussion quickly turned to reconciling the differences between the scholars’ views on sharing and the host organization’s stance on promoting the right to keep digital version of their research embargoed. In a policy introduced last July, the AHA recommended doctoral students be allowed to place their dissertations under embargoes lasting as long as six year. Read more...

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2013 in review – Hedda news

Hedda - Higher Education Development AssociationBy Marielk. We continue our annual review of the yearly entries on the blog. In this second post we will focus on news from Hedda. Do not forget to check out the posts summarising Hedda podcasts and audio/video material, as well as the post reviewing all the wonderful guest entries of 2013.
Hedda students
In 2012, we launched our new series FACE2FACE, where we interview our students on video. In 2013, we published two FACE 2 FACE videos. In the first one, we interviewed Evgenia  Bogun and Gordon Musiige. In the video the students shared their thoughts about why they decided to study in the Higher Education programme, their experiences of living and studying in Norway, and give tips to future students on how to cope with life as an international student. Read more...

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2013 in review – Hedda podcasts and other available seminars and lectures

Hedda - Higher Education Development AssociationBy Marielk. We continue our annual review of the yearly entries on the blog. In the first post we looked at the guest entries. In this second post we will focus on the Hedda podcast and varous other audio and video materials. Part three that will be coming up later will focus on Hedda news from 2013!
Hedda podcasts in 2013
Our first podcast of 2013 was published in January and was number 37 in our series. We interviewed Dr. Don F. Westerheijden, who is a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) in University of Twente in Netherlands. In the podcast we discussed some developments in quality assurance in the Netherlands, after a large scale public scandal highlighting doubts over quality in a number of Dutch higher education institutions. Read more...

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2013 in review – guest entries and commentaries

Hedda - Higher Education Development AssociationBy Marielk. This is our annual review of the yearly entries on the blog, and we have divided this into separate parts. In this first post we will focus on the different guest entries and commentaries we have had in 2013.
Later, there will be a post focusing on our published Hedda podcasts, as well as other audio and video materials. In the last post of the series we share news about Hedda.
In 2013, we published over twenty entries that featured in-depth on a particular issue, and this is excluding all the seminar recordings we will summarise tomorrow.
One development that gained a lot of attention in 2013 likely in all higher education outlets was the issue of MOOCs. A quick Google search indicates nearly two million items on the topic, and the attention already started in 2012 with great attention to the topic. 2013 was perhaps a year for sobering and even the creator of Udacity, Sebastian Thrun, admitted that their educational product was not of sufficient quality. Here on the Hedda blog we had several guest entries about MOOCs. Read more...

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Early university applications at lowest level for four years

Times Higher EducationBy John Morgan. The number of English students who had applied for university by mid-December is lower than in the last four years.
A total of 227,850 English residents had applied by 16 December for courses starting in autumn 2014, according to figures released today by Ucas. That was a fall of 1 per cent on the same point in the 2013 cycle and lower than any figure for the same point going back to 2010, the oldest figure supplied by Ucas. Read more...

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Langlands said he argued 9k fees were ‘too high’

Times Higher EducationBy John Morgan. The former head of England’s funding council thought the government was setting fees “too high” at £9,000.
In an interview with the Yorkshire Post, Sir Alan Langlands, now vice-chancellor of the University of Leeds, also said he thought another rise in fees in the next Parliament was unlikely. Sir Alan was chief executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England when MPs voted in 2010 to raise fees to a maximum of £9,000, and oversaw the transition to the new regime before departing at the end of September 2013. Read more...

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The struggle to pay for university

http://bathknightblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/telegraph-logo.jpgBy Boarding School Beak. No wonder some would-be students are put off going to university when parents, like me, are struggling to meet the costs, says Boarding School Beak.
For anyone lucky enough to have enjoyed a free university education, it’s well-nigh impossible to grasp the fact that the state now contributes absolutely nothing towards the costs. This struck me forcefully, clearing out some old university notes. Tucked away in their midst, was a letter from the London Borough which kindly footed the bill for my maintenance grant, over thirty years ago. This letter apologised for a “shortfall” in funding and offered to make up the difference “as soon as possible”.
The reason? They hadn’t paid my rail fares, or “excess travel allowance” from home in London, to university. The sum they were sending me amounted to several hundred pounds, even then. More...

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Le Service Université Handicap (SUH) de Clermont Université

Le Service Université Handicap (SUH) de Clermont Université accompagne les étudiants en situation de handicap durant leur parcours universitaire. En savoir plus.
Qu’est-ce que le SUH ?
« Le SUH assure notamment, en direction de l’ensemble des membres fondateurs de Clermont Université, les missions suivantes :

  • accueil, accompagnement des étudiants en situation de handicap dans tous les aspects de la vie universitaire,
  • aide à l’élaboration et mise en place de la politique handicap en relation avec les différentes structures et services concernés. »

Le SUH s’adresse donc à tous les étudiants en situation de handicap au sens de la Loi du 11 février 2005, quels que soient la nature et le degré du handicap.
Le SUH a été créé par les universités de Clermont-Ferrand (Université Blaise Pascal et Université d’Auvergne) en 2002, avec pour mission principale l’accompagnement des étudiants en situation de handicap dans tous les aspects de la vie étudiante.
En Janvier 2010, le SUH a intégré le PRES Clermont Université et son périmètre d’intervention s’est élargi aux trois autres membres fondateurs du PRES : l’Ecole Nationale Supérieur de Chimie de Clermont-Ferrand (ENSCCF), l’Institut Français de Mécanique Avancée (IFMA) et VetAgro Sup.
Découvrez quels sont les dispositifs proposés par l’équipe du SUH pour assurer ces missions. Aller sur le site du SUH...

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Exonération de TVA pour les organismes de formation professionnelle continue

Service-Public.fr : Le site officiel de l'administration françaiseLes organismes de droit privé, personnes physiques et morales, qui réalisent des opérations de formation professionnelle continue, peuvent être exonérés de TVA pour ces opérations. Ils doivent obtenir de l'autorité administrative une attestation pour exercer cette activité. Accéder au Formulaire.
Cerfa n°10219*08
Autre numéro : 3511.

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