Higher Education News

Apprentice overpayment ‘immaterial’

The Australian - April 24, 2015 - 12:00am
An audit has recommended changes after finding apprentices were overpaid almost $1 million over two years.
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UWA forum over Lomborg

The Australian - April 24, 2015 - 12:00am
UWA academics will confront their leaders today over a new think-tank headed by climate contrarian Bjorn Lomborg.
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House committee draws criticism again for proposed cuts to social sciences

Inside Higher Ed - News - April 23, 2015 - 5:00pm

A bill to set spending targets for three federal research agencies proposes modest overall increases, but has drawn criticism from science advocacy groups for playing favorites with disciplines.

Editorial Tags: Science policyResearch
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Admissions leaders question ethics of Common Application's new question

Inside Higher Ed - News - April 23, 2015 - 5:00pm

Common Application wants to let colleges ask applicants to name other places they are applying. Some admissions leaders believe this violates ethics guidelines and will encourage more gaming of the system.

 

Editorial Tags: Admissions
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State budget projections for higher education look bleak thanks to Medicaid costs

Inside Higher Ed - News - April 23, 2015 - 5:00pm

Medicaid costs will lead to a bleak decade for state spending on higher education, a new study predicts.

Editorial Tags: State policyIllinois
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European commission leader plans to push international and gender diversity to promote research

Inside Higher Ed - News - April 23, 2015 - 5:00pm

European Union's new research commissioner tries to sell his agenda.

Editorial Tags: International higher education
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New presidents or provosts: Bowdoin BYU-Idaho Franklin Hawaii Liberty National Louis Shippensburg Touro-Nevada

Inside Higher Ed - News - April 23, 2015 - 5:00pm
  • Raymond W. Alden III, vice president for international affairs at Northern Illinois University, has been named provost of Touro University Nevada's Henderson campus.
Editorial Tags: College administrationNew presidents
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Top prize for CSIRO scientist

The Australian - April 23, 2015 - 4:52pm
Amanda Barnard has become the first Australian — and the first woman — to win one of the top science prizes.
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Taking it on the chin

The Australian - April 23, 2015 - 8:58am
Citing Bjorn (Again) Lomborg; take it on the chin; politest mob mobilised; don’t (just don’t) sound defensive.
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Arizona State, edX team to offer freshman year online through MOOCs

Inside Higher Ed - News - April 23, 2015 - 8:10am

Arizona State U, in partnership with edX, will award a freshman year's worth of academic credit through massive open online courses.

Editorial Tags: MOOCs
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VU’s pain now on the mend

The Australian - April 23, 2015 - 12:00am
Victoria University facing another deficit and job losses, but says revenue slide is bottoming and costing savings will pay off.
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Top administrators at Texas A&M asked to submit resignation letters to new president

Inside Higher Ed - News - April 22, 2015 - 5:00pm

Texas A&M system chancellor asks top officials at flagship campus to submit letters of resignation before a new president starts. He says he's helping the new leader, but critics aren't sure.

Editorial Tags: College administrationGovernanceNew presidentsTexasImage Source: Texas A&M UniversityImage Caption: Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp
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Study shows antidistraction software may improve online student performance

Inside Higher Ed - News - April 22, 2015 - 5:00pm

Research by a Ph.D. student at Cornell U suggests making procrastination a hassle may improve student performance in online courses.

Editorial Tags: TechnologyImage Source: Photo illustration
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U of Texas System's new chief gets to work

Inside Higher Ed - News - April 22, 2015 - 5:00pm

Following period of governance turmoil, new of U of Texas System chancellor -- after a decorated military career -- discusses the transition to higher ed, the roles of the system and chancellor, and "chain of command."

Image Caption: William H. McRaven
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Berkeley study finds high levels of depression among graduate students

Inside Higher Ed - News - April 22, 2015 - 5:00pm

A decade after a landmark study of graduate students at Berkeley, a new study finds many problems persist -- and many doctoral students are depressed.

Editorial Tags: Graduate students

Experts question rankings value

The Australian - April 22, 2015 - 12:00am
Rankings are the emperor’s new clothes of higher education, exerting influence on the basis of assumptions.
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High hopes for newbie with global links

The Australian - April 22, 2015 - 12:00am
Just 100 days into the job and Justin Bielby is busy turning Australia’s newest university into a national enterprise.
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RMIT biggest spender on ads

The Australian - April 22, 2015 - 12:00am
In the marketing battle for students among Victoria’s eight universities, RMIT outspent its rivals by almost two to one.
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Carr wants Four Corners investigation

The Australian - April 22, 2015 - 12:00am
Kim Carr has called for an immediate investigation into allegations of corruption in the international student sector.
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MRIs call for equal funding of costs

The Australian - April 22, 2015 - 12:00am
Medical research institutes renewed push for equal access to funding for indirect research cost after heading off a proposed cut.
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