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Graduate Starting Salary

Graduate Starting Salary | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
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Complete University Guide data for 2012. Librarianship one of the only subject areas where salaries did not slide.

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International STEM Students

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Lords Science and Technology Committee publish report on international STEM students examines demand and impact of immigration policy.

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Payback time? Student debt and loan repayments: what will the 2012 reforms mean for graduates?

Payback time? Student debt and loan repayments: what will the 2012 reforms mean for graduates? | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Report from Institute of Fiscal Studies on student loan repayments. looks at effects on different types of students.

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Times Higher Education's annual pay survey

Times Higher Education's annual pay survey | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

THES annual pay survey for vice chancellors. Find out who gets paid the most!

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Using assignment data to analyse a blended information literacy intervention: a quantitative approach

Using assignment data to analyse a blended information literacy intervention: a quantitative approach | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Award winning article from Geoff Walton and Mark Hepworth covers using a blended approach with an online discussion component in delivering information literacy to students ,. now free from Northumbria research repository.

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Copyright - What's happening? : CILIP

Presentations from CILIP executive briefing to library and information professionals on the latest developments in copyright legislation.

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Do Tertiary Dropout Students Really Not Succeed in European Labour Markets

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Interesting paper based on OECD data 

IZA DP No. 8015

March 2014

Sylke V. Schnepf examines labour market prospects for students from OECD nations who drop out of courses.

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Career Portfolios and the Labour Market for Graduates and Postgraduates in the UK

Career Portfolios and the Labour Market for Graduates and Postgraduates in the UK | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
‘Career Portfolios and the Labour Market for Graduates and Postgraduates in the UK’ is the first in a series of NCUB reports commissioned by HEFCE on business requirements for graduate and postgraduate skills. Employers said that in some sectors the degree subject is no longer sufficient to identify the best candidates and that in a modern economy they seek agile staff who can adapt to rapidly changing conditions.
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The cost of open access publishing: a progress report

The cost of open access publishing: a progress report | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

The Wellcome Trust recently published details of how much it spent on open access publishing in the year 2012-2013. It is an interesting issue - as not all  open access is free!

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2014-New policy for open access in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework - HEFCE

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Describes new arrangements for open access policy.

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Engaging with Moocs - useful new paper

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via arXiv

full text paper comes from researchers at Stanford and Cornell. It will be presented at WWW 2014 (23rd International World Wide Web Conference)  Includes a useful literature of studies on how students engage with these kind of courses. Shows that giving students incentives such as badges increases engagement. For analysis of MOOCs see this series. http://odl.mit.edu/mitx-working-papers/ MITx Working Papers from Harvard MIT and MIT which  analyse the impact of the first years of the course. 

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Smarter Regions Smarter Britain: Boosting regional growth through universities

Smarter Regions Smarter Britain: Boosting regional growth through universities | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Mililon+ think tank report calls for regional investment in universities shows links between local graduates and local economic growth.

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Globalising the university ‘at home:’ implications and recommendations for the curriculum, staff and students

Papers and presentations from a T the Higher Education Academy's Workshop and Seminar Series 2013/2014. event.

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Open access monographs and the role of the library

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New article by Collins, Ellen and Stone, Graham (2014) Open access monographs and the role of the library. Insights, 27 (S1). pp. 11-16. ISSN 2048-7754. includes case study from Huddersfield.

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UCU - University and College Union - The secrecy of vice-chancellor pay

UCU - University and College Union - The secrecy of vice-chancellor pay | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it
In early 2014 we sent Freedom of Information Act requests to UK higher education institutions asking for the minutes of the remuneration committees responsible for the setting of vice-chancellor and principal salaries. These are the responses.
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Race and academia: diversity among UK university students and leaders

Race and academia: diversity among UK university students and leaders | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Analysis by the Conversation (online data sheet) shows under representation of black asian students and  members of these ethnic groups on university management boards.

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Understanding Plagiarism - tutorial

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Free online created by University of East Michigan.  Some local content but generally applicable. Covers common myths, plagiarism in the academy and gives examples of popular culture cases.

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second part of the draft Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

released by Association of College and Research Libraries USA.

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The impact of universities on the UK economy

The impact of universities on the UK economy | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

Universities UK data 

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Global demand for English higher education: An analysis of international student entry to English higher education course

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Latest HEFCE data shows decline in enrolments by international students.

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Provision of information advisory study and literature review - HEFCE

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Report by HEFCE on decision making about courses by potential students. It highlights what could help guide them.

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Differences in degree outcomes key findings.

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Major longitudinal study from Hefce examines outcomes by gender, ethnicity and background. considers the extent to which background effects obtaining a good class of degree,

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Leveraging the Liaison Model

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interesting new briefing paper. From Ithaka. 

Anne Kenney, the Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell University, explores how librarians can leverage the liaison model to demonstrate library value.

Full text (11 pages) is available from the website.

 

Topics considered include:

Using liaison to engage with academic staff and how to measure  and quantify liaison activities.

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HE Business and Community Interaction survey

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The survey results show the number of new and on-going spin-off companies associated with UK HEIs. From Higher Education Statistics Agency

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Why isn’t my professor black?

Why isn’t my professor black? | Higher education news for libraries and librarians | Scoop.it

UCL hosted a live panel debate on March 10 2014 chaired by Professor Michael Arthur, UCL President and Provost, aimed at probing answers to why there are just 85 black professors out of 18,510 in the UK. Following 10-minute presentations by panelists, contributions were solicited from the audience.  Download the podcast

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