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États-Unis : débat houleux autour de la discrimination positive à l’université

États-Unis : débat houleux autour de la discrimination positive à l’université | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

La Cour Suprême américaine se penche pour la 2e fois sur le cas d’Abigail Fisher, une jeune femme américaine qui affirme avoir été refusée par l’université du Texas parce qu’elle était blanche. Le débat s’est élargi à la question du maintien de la discrimination positive dans l’enseignement supérieur.(...) - Le Figaro, Fanny Lauzier, 10/12/2015

 

 

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NSF peer review remains target for Congress

NSF peer review remains target for Congress | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

House science panel again defines what research is in the national interest.

 

Republican legislators today reiterated their distrust of the National Science Foundation (NSF), with the science committee for the U.S. House of Representatives approving legislation that would tighten its oversight of NSF’s merit-review process. The vote is the latest twist in a bitter fight between many House Republicans and the U.S. scientific establishment over the rules of engagement on federal funding for research. (...) - Science, by Jeffrey Mervis, 8 October 2015

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Peer review, coaching en ligne, bilan des Mooc : l’innovation made in USA

Peer review, coaching en ligne, bilan des Mooc : l’innovation made in USA | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

REVUE DE PRESSE - ÉTATS-UNIS. Academia veut construire son système d’évaluation par les pairs, LearnUp lève huit millions de dollars, et les résultats d’une étude sur les élèves ayant suivi un Mooc. (...) - EducPros, par Jessica Gourdon, 01/10/2015

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New education think tank wants research to drive U.S. policy

New education think tank wants research to drive U.S. policy | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Linda Darling-Hammond aims to spur new debate over school reform.

 

The United States conducts more education research than any other country. But that output hasn’t translated into a world-class education system. Now, a prominent academic has formed a California-based think tank with the goal of improving that sorry record by putting research results to better use. (...) - Science, by Jeff Mervis, 4 September 2015

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La formation continue, un nouvel horizon pour edX

La formation continue, un nouvel horizon pour edX | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
À l'occasion de sa Learning Expedition à New York et Boston, fin avril, EducPros est retourné rendre visite à edX. En l'espace d'un an, la plateforme open source de Mooc a multiplié par deux le nombre de ses universités partenaires. Et affiche plus de 4 millions d'utilisateurs. Pour financer son développement, edX mise désormais sur la certification et la formation continue. (...) - EducPros, par Cécile Peltier, 12/05/2015

 

 

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Les États-Unis ne sont plus un modèle

Les États-Unis sont l’un des pays qui consacrent le plus de moyens à l’éducation. Ainsi, en 2015, ils y investissent 2,7% de leur PIB contre 1,6% en moyenne pour les pays de l’OCDE. Pourtant, les Américains sont très loin d’être les individus les plus instruits et les plus brillants de la planète.(...) - vigile.net, par Ludovic Marin, 24 avril 2015

 

 

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Controversy awaits as House Republicans roll out long-awaited bill to revamp U.S. research policy

Controversy awaits as House Republicans roll out long-awaited bill to revamp U.S. research policy | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
New America COMPETES Act includes host of proposed changes

 

The science committee in the U.S. House of Representatives took a major step today in its 2-year effort to reshape federal research policy, introducing a long-awaited and controversial bill that covers the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), research at the Department of Energy (DOE), and federal science education policy. (...) - Science, by Jeffrey Mervis & David Malakoff, 15 April 2015

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The Capitalist Takeover of Higher Education

The great under-reported crime against education by corporate America is not the buying and selling of schools by for-profit corporations; that this is a significant threat to education is indubitable and well-documented. But the little-discussed threat to education is the deliberate “hollowing-out” of education from within—i.e. by the philosophy which views education, especially at and up through the community-college level, as preparing students to take jobs in the business world upon their graduation, rather than to learn the art of deepening their distinctly human character by engaging in learning and reflection through courses and content that cannot be bought or sold in the business world, such as philosophy, art, humanities, the history of human cultures, logic and critical thinking, ethical decision-making, etc. (...) - CounterPunch, by Robert Abele, March 25, 2015

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Cancer institute plans new award for staff scientists

Cancer institute plans new award for staff scientists | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Move aimed at stabilizing biomedical research labs during tight budget times.

 

The U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) plans to test an idea aimed at bringing stability to biomedical research labs: an award to support scientists who want to spend their careers doing research but don’t want to be the harried principal investigator (PI) who runs the lab and chases research grants. (...) - by Jocelyn Kaiser, Science, 16 March 2015

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European University Association raises concerns about possible trade deals

European University Association raises concerns about possible trade deals | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Trade Anxiety

 

European higher education leaders are concerned that two trade agreements currently being negotiated could cast doubt on the ability of national and regional governments to determine the character of their higher education systems.

At issue are the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), for which negotiators from the European Union and the United States entered their eighth round of talks this week, and the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), which is being negotiated between 23 World Trade Organization members, including the E.U. and the U.S. (...) - @insidehighered, by Elizabeth Redden,

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[USA] Budget proposal includes increase in research funding

[USA] Budget proposal includes increase in research funding | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Replenishing Research

 

WASHINGTON -- Science and research advocates welcomed President Obama's 2016 budget proposal Monday, which would give the National Science Foundation a "vigorous, healthy budget," according to its director.

Overall, the president’s budget would increase federal spending on research and development by 5.5 percent across a series of agencies.

(...) - @insidehighered, by Kaithlin Mulhere, February 3, 2015

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White House plan could change relationship between government and higher education

New Higher Ed Federalism

President Obama’s proposal to make community college free could rearrange the relationship between the federal government, states and colleges. (...) - @insidehighered, by Ry Rivard, January 12, 2015

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Un collectif efface une partie de la dette étudiante américaine

Un collectif efface une partie de la dette étudiante américaine | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Des anciens militants du mouvement Occupy Wall Street ont racheté pour plus de 3 millions d’euros de dette étudiante, contractée par près de 3 000 Américains.La dette étudiante représente la deuxième source d’endettement du pays.. (...) - La-Croix.com, par Anaïs Brosseau, 18/09/2014

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[US] Federal agencies join forces to regulate for-profit colleges

[US] Federal agencies join forces to regulate for-profit colleges | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Every few weeks, it seems, a new investigation is launched into one of the larger for-profit colleges in the country.

Or there's a new sanction or inquiry into past behavior, such as the U.S. Department of Defense's suspension of the University of Phoenix's participation in the federal tuition assistance program last week. For many who work within the for-profit sector, or advocate for consumers who attend for-profit colleges, these investigations, inquiries and sanctions are connected to an interagency task force created to oversee the institutions. (...) - Inside Higher Ed, by Ashley A. Smith, October 12, 2015

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MIT and Imperial launch seed fund to support ‘risky’ research

MIT and Imperial launch seed fund to support ‘risky’ research | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Money to be set aside for ‘blue skies’ fundamental research.

 

Imperial College London and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are to invest hundreds of thousands of pounds in supporting “risky” research that might otherwise not be funded.

The two institutions will initially contribute $300,000 (£200,000) to spark collaborations between their academics, and have said they will invest more if the fund succeeds.

The MIT-Imperial College London Seed Fund will cover small-scale experiments that are “early-stage, risky and ‘blue skies’”, an announcement from Imperial said today. (...) - Times Higher Education, by David Matthews, October 5 2015

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[USA] What We Still Don’t Know About Higher Education

[USA] What We Still Don’t Know About Higher Education | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Mieux connaître l'ESR aux USA

 

What We Still Don’t Know About Higher Education, Content from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, septembre 2015. Signalement par Samuel Bliman. (...) - Blog "Histoires d'Universités" , 28/09/2015

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Comment les États-Unis attirent les étudiants étrangers : ce que révèle un document Wikileaks

Comment les États-Unis attirent les étudiants étrangers : ce que révèle un document Wikileaks | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

LE SITE WIKILEAKS NE CONSTITUE PAS SEULEMENT UNE MINE POUR LES JOURNALISTES D’INVESTIGATION. Les chercheurs en sciences sociales, historiens et politistes en particulier, peuvent également y trouver de quoi nourrir leurs analyses. Un document inédit, publié par Wikileaks en 2010-2011 parmi les télégrammes confidentiels de la diplomatie des États-Unis, et que nous avons recoupé avec d’autres informations publiques en ligne, permet ainsi de jeter un éclairage passionnant sur les stratégies mises en œuvre par l’Oncle Sam pour dynamiser l’attractivité internationale des universités américaines. Il s’agit d’un mémo envoyé au Département d’État, en décembre 2008, par l’ambassadeur des États-Unis en poste à Oslo, Benson Whitney, qui évoque les actions menées par son ambassade en faveur des étudiants norvégiens.(...) - Chroniques de diplomatie universitaire, par Gillaume Tronchet, 30/06/2015

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Je me demande bien si la France fait de tels efforts pour attirer les étudiants étrangers dans ses universités....

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New York Connection. L'enseignement supérieur en ébullition

New York Connection. L'enseignement supérieur en ébullition | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Un nouveau campus en construction, des start-up en plein boom dans le domaine des EdTech, une pensée design qui se répand... L'enseignement supérieur est en plein renouveau dans la Big Apple. Retour sur ce bouillonnement créatif à la veille du départ de la Learning Expedition organisée par EducPros sur la côte Est des États-Unis. (...) - EducPros, par Sylvie Lecherbonnier, 24/04/2015

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[US] Survey shows participation in online courses growing

SAN ANTONIO -- Distance education at community colleges continues to increase even as overall enrollment at two-year institutions falls. (...) -  InsideHigherEd, by Ashley A. Smith, April 21, 2015

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Leading scientists favour women in tenure-track hiring test

Leading scientists favour women in tenure-track hiring test | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

US science and engineering professors preferred female job candidates by two to one.

 

Universities in the United States employ many more male scientists than female ones. Men are paid more, and in fields such as mathematics, engineering and economics, they hold the majority of top-level jobs. (...) - Nature, by Boer Deng, 13 April 2015

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NSF unveils plan to make scientific papers free

NSF unveils plan to make scientific papers free | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

As expected, agency will link abstracts to papers on journals’ websites.

 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) today released a long-anticipated policy that will require its grantees to make their peer-reviewed research papers freely available within 12 months of publication in a journal. The agency is not creating its own public archive of full-text papers, but instead will send those searching for papers to publishers’ own websites. (...) -Science, by Jocely Kaiser, 18 March 2015

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[USA] University Spending on Research Was Up Slightly in 2013

New data released by the National Science Foundation show that research and development spending by universities -- from all sources -- edged up slightly, to $67.2 billion in 2013. When adjusted for inflation, that reflects an increase of less than half of a percent. The largest source of funds was the federal government, at $39.5 billion. The NSF also released data on which universities spend the most, a ranking led for many years by Johns Hopkins University, where a majority of the R&D funds are spent by the Applied Physics Laboratory.

(...) -  @insidehighered, February 9, 2015

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Boston prête à fermer des écoles pour économiser

Boston, la capitale du Massachusetts, connue pour ses universités comme Harvard ou le MIT, envisage d'adopter la voie la plus dure pour faire (...) - Les Echos, par Jacques hubert-Rodier, 06/02/2015
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Working paper suggests online education can lower tuition costs

Working paper suggests online education can lower tuition costs | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Bending the Cost Curve

Online education can “bend the cost curve” of an undergraduate degree, according to a working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, but whether the lower tuition is caused by a boost in productivity -- as opposed to more competition -- is still undetermined. (...) - @insidehighered, by Carl Straumsheim, January 27, 2015

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Les États-Unis déjà dans l'après-Mooc

Les États-Unis déjà dans l'après-Mooc | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Aux États-Unis, on parle beaucoup moins des Mooc qu'il y a deux ans. Ils continuent pourtant de bouleverser l'enseignement supérieur américain. Tour d'horizon des questions qui... (...) - EducPros, Jessica Gourdon, 25.09.2014

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