10 octobre 2016

Professor slams university ‘political correctness’

A Canadian professor has recorded two hour-long YouTube lectures criticising his university’s policy on ‘political correctness’ and objecting to government legislation that would prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression, writes Ellie Bothwell for Times Higher EducationMore...

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Private colleges fret over Clinton’s university plan

Hillary Clinton announced her new higher education plan this summer with a burst of fanfare, promising to invest US$500 billion to eliminate tuition for millions of students at public colleges and universities across the country. But while the liberal wing of the party has cheered the idea, many in education have questioned how such a plan would work, writes Alan Rappeport for The New York TimesMore...

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Will the United States think big again?

By Simon Marginson. The 1960s in the United States were an amazing time. The explosion of popular culture and radical politics in the second half of the decade, with its many icons – protest, black power, Che, peace, ecology, weed, Hendrix, the Stones, the Beatles etc – that are still with us, and also the disaster of the Vietnam War, have tended to eclipse the mainstream achievements. But in the 1960s the modern world was remade and it was remade first of all in the US. More...

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09 octobre 2016

Unit of Analysis

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. The Globe carried an op-ed last week from Ken Coates and Douglas Auld, who are writing a paper for the MacDonald Laurier institute on the evaluation of Canadian post-secondary institutions. At one level, it’s pretty innocuous (“we need better/clearer data”) but at another level I worry this approach is going to take us all down a rabbit hole. Or rather, two of them. More...

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Counting Sessionals

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Much rejoicing last Thursday when Science Minister Kirsty Duncan announced that the federal government was re-instating the funding for the Universities and Colleges Academic Staff System (UCASS), which was last run in 2011. More...

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Trends in Canadian University Finance

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. New income and expenditure data on Canadian universities came out over the summer courtesy of StatsCan and our friends over at the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO), so today it’s time to check in on what the latest financial trends. More...

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States: Our financial aid needs major overhaul

eCampus NewsBy Laura Devaney. The report, State Financial Aid: Applying redesign principles through state engagement, examines a variety of state-level projects intended to redesign state financial aid and shares lessons learned from those efforts. More...

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Research: Students value college, but not for the reasons you’d think

eCampus NewsBy Lisa Malat. With the cost of a college education uppermost in the minds of students and their parents, the actual value of college, and even how you might begin to measure it, increasingly has come under scrutiny. More...

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National effort launches to make the first year of college work for everyone

eCampus NewsAs the Fall 2016 semester kicks off, 44 institutions of higher education participating in the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) “Re-Imagining the First Year of College” (RFY) project have begun to implement innovative practices and programs on their campuses aimed at helping first- year students. More...

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Should all endowments be on trial?

eCampus NewsBy Alana Dunagan. Instead of throwing mud at endowments, Congress would be better served to focus on how it could support disruptive innovations. More...

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