11 juillet 2017

Professor's Wrongful Termination Claim Dismissed

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The University of Texas System did not wrongfully terminate a professor whose job was eliminated when the system merged two institutions in South Texas, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. More...

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Rollback of For-Profit Rules Begins

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The U.S. Department of Education Thursday will announce plans to hit pause on two of the Obama administration's primary rules aimed at reining in for-profit colleges. More...

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10 juillet 2017

Indiana U Expands Active Learning Initiative

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. Indiana University’s Mosaic Active Learning Initiative, a program launched in fall 2015 that supports faculty teaching, research and classroom design for active learning environments, has expanded to five of the institution’s regional campus: IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend and IU Southeast. More...

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Diane von Furstenberg to teach online course on how to build a fashion brand

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. Diane von Furstenberg became the person she wanted to be and now she hopes to teach others how to do the same. With over four decades running her fashion label, the designer is replete with life lessons and business acumen that she will impart as the latest instructor being added to the roster for MasterClass. More...

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Bill Gates reveals what he’d study if he were a college freshman today

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. Take notice, incoming college freshmen — the richest person in the world has some advice for what you should study. In a Twitter thread on Monday, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates said if he were to enter college now, he’d major in artificial intelligence, energy, or biosciences. More...

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Small satellite opens high-tech research opportunities

By María Elena Hurtado. The launch on 20 June of the first Chilean-built satellite, developed by Universidad de Chile, is the latest and most ambitious involvement of a Latin American university in space programmes. More...

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Data: For-profits worst at graduating low-income students

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. New data from the U.S. Department of Education shows private, for-profit institutions do the worst job of graduating Pell-eligible students. More...

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09 juillet 2017

A National Study of Online Learning Leaders in US Higher Education

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. Online learning in US higher education continues to grow dramatically. The most recent estimates indicate that about 30% of all students enroll in at least one online course (Allen & Seamen, 2016). As this important type of academic offering has become increasingly important to institutions of higher education, Presidents and Provosts have frequently established leadership positions to coordinate and direct their efforts in this area. More...

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07 juillet 2017

Students protest to demand universal education

The Confederation of Chilean Students held a march on 21 June to reject and oppose the proposed reforms to higher education offered by the government, continuing the movement for universal higher education in Chile, reports TeleSUR. More...

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How the right twists faculty views into national news

By Chris Quintana and Brock Read, The Chronicle of Higher Education. In an era of deeply partisan media and social-media sharing, news travels fast, and outrage has no trouble keeping pace. More...

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