19 novembre 2018

Putting reflective practice at the heart of leadership

By Sharon Dell. At the centre of transformative leadership stands the reflective practitioner, an individual learner – either student or staff member – who is open to a constant exchange of knowledge, cultures and world views and who does not simply memorise but grapples with information, understands it and is also able, where necessary, to challenge it. More...

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07 novembre 2018

Climbing the Ladder of Empirical Education

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "mfeldstein.com logo"By . A while back, I wrote a post about the four levels of Empirical Education. To recap, they are as follows:

  1. Intuitively empirical: Intuitively empirical educators are curious about their students and try to figure out how to help them when they see them struggling. They try different things and pick up tricks in their teaching as they become more experienced in the classroom.
  2. Mindfully empirical: This means that the educators try to create as many opportunities as possible to evaluate how their students are doing and make little (or big) adjustments to her teaching strategies constantly as they get to know their students better. Intuitively empirical educators are empirical in the moment. Mindfully empirical educators are empirical by design.
  3. Metacognitively empirical: Metacognitively empirical educators have made the leap from assessing their students to assessing themselves. When a class struggles with a concept semester after semester, metacognitively empirical educators don't just accept that the topic is hard. They ask whether their teaching strategies might be part of the problem. They challenge their own beliefs about good teaching.
  4. Socially empirical: When educators reach the level of being socially empirical, it means that they have begun to see that testing teaching strategies and learning to improve can be a shared endeavor. It can be a discipline, with common language and standards of evidence for effectiveness. Socially empirical educators see teaching not just as an art that is personal and ineffable but as a craft that can be taught and learned, and maybe even as a science that can be advanced through shared research and peer review.

This isn't just a taxonomy. More...

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06 novembre 2018

Amplifying the voices of college student government leaders

University Business Magazine logoThe first annual “Student Voice Index” report by the National Campus Leadership Council outlines the conditions that must exist to give student leaders the ability to represent their classmates’ needs effectively. More...

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04 novembre 2018

Mailchimp, Clayton State University create Launchpad Academy

University Business Magazine logoMailchimp, a leading marketing platform for small business, has partnered with Clayton State University to train the next technology leaders, according to a press release. More...

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02 novembre 2018

The Toughest Job in the Nation

Higher education commentators frequently suggest that being a president is hard today because of the unique times in which we live: times defined by limited resources, protest, conflict, and social media controversy. More...

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25 octobre 2018

The Seven Principles of Sustainable Leadership

The Seven Principles of Sustainable Leadership
Leadership articles are usually very bad, fostering as they do what seems to me to be an ethos of manipulation and even deceit. This article - which should use the work 'properties' rather than 'principles' is not that sort of article, as it is more interested in describing the practices that have been successful, rather than advising some go-getter on how to get ahead. More...

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24 octobre 2018

Transformative leaders are crucial in today’s world

By Nadine Burquel. More than ever before, universities have a critical role to play in offering students a solid education that will prepare them adequately for the labour market and make them responsible citizens in the world. It is an essential mission of every university to provide graduates with cutting-edge knowledge and the right skill set that will enhance their employability. More...

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13 octobre 2018

Gestionnaire inspirant

logoChacun de nous influence d’autres personnes à des degrés divers. La plupart d’entre nous ne savons pas orienter cette influence pour qu’elle augmente nos capacités d’être un leader et celles des autres. Plus...

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5ème édition des Victoires des Leaders du Capital humain

Focus RH - Gestion de carrière et évolution professionnelleLa 5° édition des Victoires des Leaders du Capital Humain aura lieu jeudi 15 novembre prochain, au Pavillon d'Armenonville, à Paris. Plus...

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08 octobre 2018

Will China’s Silk Road initiative make it a global higher education leader?

By Brendan O’Malley – Managing Editor. In Features, Yojana Sharma reports on the views of international academic experts that China’s New Silk Road initiative could alter the dynamics of global collaboration in higher education, with China taking possible advantage of a ‘vacuum’ left by the United States, which will have implications for partnerships in Europe and China. And Kalinga Seneviratne reports on the Singapore Education Minister Ong Ye Kung’s contention that the role of higher education is changing and the system of university ranking needs to evolve with the times.
   In Commentary, Ararat Osipian looks at why Russian President Vladimir’s Putin’s ambitious commitment to get at least five Russian universities into the top 100 in world university rankings is doomed to fail. Igor Chirikov and Evgeniia Shmeleva suggest a combination of approaches that Russian universities should adopt to reverse the worrisome trend of increasing dishonesty among students, while the ministry of science and higher education should make addressing this issue a top priority. Eric Fredua-Kwarteng and Samuel Kwaku Ofosu say the National Accreditation Board of Ghana needs massive capacity building to function effectively as a state-sponsored quality assurance agency and perform its vital role in improving higher education. And Kai Yu writes that acquisition activity in private higher education in China has recently reached record highs and the success of these acquisitions is likely to depend on the acquired universities meeting the ever-changing labour market needs.
   In our World Blog this week, Patrick Blessinger, Shai Reshef and Enakshi Sengupta say that paradigm shifts in higher education have meant that more people see affordable lifelong education as a moral imperative and more universities and states are seeking ways to make higher education more affordable, in some cases by making it tuition-fee free.
   In a continuation of our Special Report on the Publishing Crisis, Philip G Altbach and Hans de Wit reiterate the need for differentiation of institutions and in academic publishing, without which the knowledge distribution system will remain dysfunctional and ridden with inefficiencies and corruption.
   In another Special Report, Wachira Kigotho reports from the eLearning Africa conference in Rwanda on calls for African leaders to work towards ‘digital parity’, while Rodrigue Rwirahira writes about calls for African universities to adopt a brain-gain strategy, facilitated by e-learning programmes. More...

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