30 septembre 2018

New tools launched in Australia to better support higher ed faculty

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Interfolio, the leading faculty information system company, today announced a new partnership with Edalex, a leading educational services company, to better support academics in Australia and New Zealand. Through this partnership, institutions across Australia and New Zealand can now access Interfolio's innovative Faculty Information System, a first-of-its-kind platform streamlining shared governance and academic data collection processes. More...

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Officials unveil $20M financial tech academy at Georgia State

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University System of Georgia officials announced Tuesday they’re starting a hub at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business for all 26 colleges and universities in the system to learn and train more students for careers in the financial technology industry, saying there’s a labor gap in the state. More...

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Virginia College closing 3 Alabama schools

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The private, for-profit school is closing its locations in Mobile, Huntsville and Montgomery. The Birmingham location will remain open. More...

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Bronx Community College’s auto tech program partners with Nissan/Infiniti

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Bronx Community College’s popular Automotive Technology program, the only one of its kind in The City University of New York, is joining forces with two dozen local auto dealerships to bring the Nissan/Infiniti Technician Training Academy Program to BCC’s University Heights campus. More...

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U. of Minn. to develop machine learning techniques for monitoring global change

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The University of Minnesota announced today that it has received a three-year, $1.43 million grant from the National Science Foundation to advance machine learning techniques to better monitor global agricultural and environmental change—a practice that can help society address the challenges of adapting to a changing climate, managing land use and natural resources, and sustainably feeding a growing population. More...

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Trump’s ED vows to help college students restrict free speech

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Last year, the Trump administration warned the American people that their nation’s system of higher education was becoming an “echo chamber of political correctness.” More...

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Women's colleges play unique role in quest for equality

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Women’s colleges have by definition led progress toward equality between the sexes since their founding in the 19th century – and, I would argue, they lead it today. One reason is that women’s colleges offer an environment in which women are the focus, and the drivers, of academic excellence. More...

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America wakes up from its dream of free college

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Classrooms full of crying students. That’s how the scene is often described. In November 2005, at Kalamazoo Central High School in Michigan, every classroom was full of teary-eyed students—jubilant, but teary-eyed. More...

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Crispr’s epic patent fight changed the course of biology

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On Monday, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decisive ruling on the rights to Crispr-Cas9 gene editing—awarding crucial intellectual property spoils to scientists at the Broad Institute of Cambridge, Massachusetts. More...

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Navigating the rocky road to higher ed

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In this first blog of our three-part series on college access, we review the major challenges that aspiring students face on the road to college and introduce findings from randomized evaluations that highlight evidence-based interventions to address these barriers. More...

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