27 avril 2017

Compilation on the Challenge of Change

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Inside Higher Ed is pleased to release today our latest print-on-demand compilation, "The Challenge of Change," which includes articles related to enrollments, college costs, budget models and more, for all kind of colleges. You may download the booklet, free, here. Read more...

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Maryland May Ban Crime Questions in Admissions

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Maryland General Assembly has approved legislation that would ban the state's colleges -- public and private -- from asking prospective applicants about their criminal records, The Baltimore Sun reported. Read more...

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Academics and BYU Investigation Win Pulitzers

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday, including the following to academics:

  • Drama: Lynn Nottage, for Sweat. Nottage is a faculty member at the Yale University School of Drama and the Columbia University School of Arts.
  • History: Heather Ann Thompson, for Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy (Pantheon). Thompson is a historian at the University of Michigan.
  • Biography: Hisham Matar, for The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between (Random House). Matar teaches at Barnard College.
  • Poetry: Tyehimba Jess, for Olio (Wave Books). Jess is a professor at the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York. Read more...

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La discrimination de genre existe aussi en science

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "cnrs.fr"La discrimination de genre se niche même là où on ne l'attend pas. Une équipe internationale, impliquant Demian Battaglia, chercheur CNRS à l'Institut de neurosciences des systèmes (Inserm/AMU) et des chercheurs de Yale et de l'Institut Max Planck (Allemagne), vient de démontrer que les femmes sont sous représentées dans le mécanisme de révision des publications scientifiques. Ces travaux sont publiés dans la revue eLife le 21 mars 2017.Les discriminations de genre sont un phénomène bien connu.
La recherche scientifique n'est pas épargnée par ces questions, notamment la publication académique, une des pierres angulaires du travail scientifique. Afin d'être validé, tout article doit être approuvé par des chercheurs indépendants. Ceux-ci sont évidemment censés être sélectionnés en fonction de leurs compétences et non pas de leur sexe. Or une équipe internationale s'est penchée sur la question du genre de ces examinateurs. Les résultats sont étonnants : les femmes scientifiques, déjà minoritaires dans leur domaine, sont sous sélectionnées pour la révision de papiers. En cause, la tendance naturelle et inconsciente qu'ont les éditeurs, majoritairement masculins, à sélectionner quelqu'un de leur sexe. Voir l'article...

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Fachforum Autonome Systeme – Chancen und Risiken für Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft (Abschlussbericht)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "acatech.de"Wir erleben einen rasanten, von digitalen Technologien getriebenen Umbruch. Die Basis dieser digitalen Transformation bilden Sensorik, Maschinelles Lernen und Robotik. Diese Techniken und Anwendungen werden immer günstiger und sind in immer größeren Umfang verfügbar. Nützliche neue IT-basierte Systeme, zum Beispiel zur Fahrerassistenz, für Smartphones und die wachsende Gerätevernetzung, werden in unserem Alltag zunehmend wichtiger und bereiten den Weg für die Einführung autonomer Systeme. More...

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These universities are poised to overtake Harvard and Cambridge

Oxford has been around for 900 years, Cambridge for 700; and some say the prestigious Ivy League is so-called because it refers to the old, leaf-covered institutions of the United States. The league counts among its members seven of the nine colleges chartered before the American Revolution. More...

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Australia's National Science Statement 2017

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "science.gov.au australia"The Australian Government's National Innovation and Science Agenda identified science as one of the critical elements for Australia to deliver new sources of growth, maintain high‑wage jobs and seize the next wave of economic prosperity. Science—including the natural, physical and life sciences, medical and health sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology–related disciplines—already plays an important role in today's workforce, and will become increasingly important to job creation opportunities in the future. More...

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Every other student was working while studying

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "stat.fi finland"Working was most common in connection with university and university of applied sciences studies. Fifty-five per cent of university students and 54 per cent of university of applied sciences students had an employment contract while studying. Close on one-half of students attending upper secondary vocational education were employed during their studies. In 2015, the share of employed students in university education decreased most, by around one percentage point from the year before. More...

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International policy for Finnish higher education and research

Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriöThe steering group proposes seven packages of actions:
1. International attraction through renewal of science and leading edge research: We will launch a programme to attract increased international interest in Finnish research. It will strengthen and give visibility to leading-edge research in Finland and enhance the impact of research in economy and society.
2. Finland, the home of high-quality education. We will strengthen the quality and pioneer spirit in higher education as well as reinforce internationally attractive clusters of competence. We will also highlight a positive country brand through RDI learning environments and work-life-oriented development efforts.
3. Momentum for the export of Finnish competence. The marketing of Finnish education services will be entrusted on a common operator. This will enhance the visibility of and demand for Finnish higher education and education services globally.
4. Welcome to Finland! We will simplify the processes of seeking education and employment in Finland to facility entry into Finland. We will give a service pledge: In Finland you will be served in English.
5. Making Finnish messages heard in international discussion. We will launch a joint national discussion about how to make our higher education and research more international.
6. Bridgeheads in the world. We will establish a Team Finland Knowledge network to represent Finnish higher education and research in selected countries.
7. Calling expat experts and alumni! We will invite expatriate Finns with higher education and alumni of Finnish higher education institutions to join our networks. More...

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Foreign Language Proficiency Has Improved, but Efforts to Reduce Gaps Need Evaluation

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "gao.gov"Foreign language proficiency is a key skill for U.S. diplomats. For example, it helps the State Department effectively process visa applications and address security concerns. Yet, we've found that State has persistent shortfalls in this area—23% of its overseas positions that required foreign language proficiency were filled by staff that didn't meet the requirements (as of September 2016).
State developed a strategic plan to address this issue, and it has implemented a number of actions in its plan. However, it hasn't evaluated if these efforts are effective at improving its foreign language capabilities. We recommended they do so. More...

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