18 mai 2017

Postcard From the AAC&U Annual Meeting: Global Learning at Emerson College

In a session at the AAC&U annual meeting in San Francisco last week, I had the opportunity to hear a presentation by Tony Pinder, assistant vice president for internationalization and global engagement at Emerson College (MA), about his institution’s approach to internationalization, and in particular, how Emerson ensures that all students—regardless of major and whether or not they study abroad—gain a global perspective through their college experience. More...

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Bringing “America’s Promise” to Rural Communities in West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia

Allied health and advanced manufacturing sectors are job growth opportunities for the region. Employers and job seekers do not identify state borders as barriers, so the goal of the grant is to remove real and perceived barriers between these three rural community colleges. More...

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College Promise Programs: Designing Programs to Achieve the Promise

The United States cannot reach the levels of higher educational attainment required for international competitiveness in a global, technologically driven economy without closing the considerable gaps in attainment across groups. More...

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Boosting Veterans’ Enrollment at Top Colleges: “No Cap for Your Potential, No Ceiling for Your Success”

For many former service members, transitioning from the military into the civilian world can be a daunting task. Many who plan to take advantage of government-sponsored programs such as the GI Bill perceive their options to further their education to be limited due to their family responsibilities or a poor academic record. More...

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17 mai 2017

A Plan to Kill High School Transcripts … and Transform College Admissions

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. A Plan to Kill High School Transcripts … and Transform College Admissions
2017/05/10
I think it would be very interesting to be able to hear some of the discussions behind the scenes. The "Edward E. Ford Foundation on Tuesday announced a $2 million grant to support the effort," according to this article, and one wonders, why? "This foundation has a narrow focus in its support—independent, private U.S. high schools," according to Inside Philanthropy. More...

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New Mexico Gov. Martinez vetoes higher education funding. All of it.

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. New Mexico Gov. Martinez vetoes higher education funding. All of it.
Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, 2017/04/27
So what happens when public funding for higher education is eliminated? Nothing good, I would expect.  That's what's happening in New Mexico. "New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has vetoed higher education funding. All of it — and the legislature cannot override her veto." It's such a contrast with, say, Germany, which has eliminated tuition fees for everyone and is seeing the benefits from that. More...

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Net Neutrality Alive and Well in Canada: CRTC Crafts Full Code With Zero Rating Decision

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Net Neutrality Alive and Well in Canada: CRTC Crafts Full Code With Zero Rating Decision
Michael Geist, 2017/04/24
Last week we saw an important ruling in Canada on net neutrality, and as the headline suggests, it was a good ruling. More...

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Spying on Students: School-Issued Devices and Student Privacy

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Spying on Students: School-Issued Devices and Student Privacy
Frida Alim, Nate Cardozo, Gennie Gebhart, Karen Gullo, Amul Kalia, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), 2017/04/24
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has released a longish (49 page PDF) on student privacy. The report (like the EFF) is mostly focused in the United States. More...

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Les jeunes hommes et les jeunes femmes sans diplôme d’études secondaires

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "statcan.gc.ca logo"Dans le présent article, diverses sources de données sont utilisées afin d’étudier le profil et les résultats sur le marché du travail des jeunes hommes et des jeunes femmes de 25 à 34 ans qui n’ont pas de diplôme d’études secondaires. Les sources de données comprennent l’Enquête sur la population active (EPA), l’Enquête canadienne sur le revenu (ECR) et l’Enquête canadienne sur l’incapacité (ECI). Voir l'article...

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15 mai 2017

Thousands could be buried beneath Mississippi university

The remains of at least 7,000 people, patients of the state’s first mental institution – established in 1855 and called the Insane Asylum – and stretching across 20 acres of campus where administrators want to build, may be buried beneath the University of Mississippi, reports BBC News. More...

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