18 novembre 2015

Rankings, Mergers, Development

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/the_world_view_blog_header.jpg?itok=P3OlGEpQBy Daniel Kontowski and Philip G. Altbach. The EU has almost 4,000 higher education institutions, 434 of them are now in Poland. With only 7% of EU population, we host 11% of the higher education institutions. There are fourteen types of HEIs; they report to different ministries; and only about a 100 are public. And yet, the quantity doesn’t translate into ranking-based quality. Read more...

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Our Republic Will Withstand College Students Protesting

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. When I gave three cheers for student protests on Monday, it was because, in my experience, students are far too deferential to institutional authority, often absorbing an ethos that removes any sense of personal agency or freedom, the practicing of which I believe to be central to the undergraduate experience. Read more...

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Toward a More Inclusive Definition of Faculty Scholarship

By Thomas Carey. A recent post in Matt Reed’s Confessions of a Community College Dean column raised the question of “how research informs teaching and whether it factors in at the community college level”. I think this question is best framed in a slightly more general way: “how can our teaching activity and our scholarly activity complement each other to be mutually beneficial at a teaching-intensive institution”.  This is of importance at any teaching-intensive institution, particularly one which integrates foundational, vocational and professional programs along with more traditional academic pathways. Read more...

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Tackling a Super Wicked Problem

By Steven Mintz. Higher education faces a number of wicked problems that are exceeding difficult to solve, precisely because any solutions are enormously expensive, exceptionally complex, and extremely divisive, and require implementation at scale. Read more...

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The Future of The Future of Higher Education

By Dan ButinAnother commission on the future of higher education has just been formed. I thus sometimes wonder whether we would all be better off and save everyone a lot of time and money and headaches if we instead embraced what should be the standard-issue for any academic administrator in this age of disruption: the Magic 8-Ball. Read more...

The Future of The Future of Higher Education

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Then What?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Laura Tropp. There are so many stories in the news about how helicopter parenting hurts kids. Comics make fun of it. Stories constantly warn about the dangers of it.  It may cause a “psychological blowback” in College. Read more...

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Math Geek Mom: Cultural References

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. Economists talk about buying things that we “need and want.” However, in thinking about this, the distinction between needs and wants is often not made, although it was one that I considered when I decided not to buy a television while in graduate school, due to my limited income. Read more...

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Math Geek Mom: Random Encounters

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/mama_phd_blog_header.jpg?itok=C5xGPD1aBy Rosemarie Emanuele. Ever an economist, trying to get the most from a limited budget, the “extreme couponer” in me came out recently when I went to a local store with a coupon promising me quite a bit of a discount if I spent a specified amount at that store. Read more...

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Whose Journal is This, Anyway?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. Last week, the editors and editorial board of Lingua, a long-established linguistics journal, resigned to found a new open access journal, Glossa. One of the questions raised in the ensuing conversation is “wait, who really owns this thing?” Read more...

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Big Data and the Logic of Consumerism

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/library_babel_fish_blog_header.jpg?itok=qNL3hM7KBy Barbara Fister. Last month The Intercept, an online muckraking news source that was founded last year by Glenn Greenwald and others, released a trove of leaked classified documents about our drone warfare in the Middle East and Africa. Though it was mostly ignored by the media, it was an important story. Read more...

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