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Higher Education and Human Capital: Re/thinking the Doctorate in America

Higher Education and Human Capital: Re/thinking the Doctorate in America | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it

This book attempts to re-imagine the purpose of the doctorate, which has historically been used to prepare leaders who will work to improve the sciences (social and physical), humanities, and professions, while articulating curriculum as a living shape where students, faculty, and institution melded in a humanist and creative process. Specific issues raised in this edited volume include comprehensive analysis of programs, rethinking evaluation and programmatic coherence, doctoral degrees beyond the discipline, subject, and field, and implications of individual identity.


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I can’t believe I’ll be starting my third year in a tenure track position this coming August. It really seems like yesterday when I graduated with my Ph.D. and moved across the country to start...
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White definitions of merit and admissions change when they think about Asian Americans, study finds | Inside Higher Ed

White definitions of merit and admissions change when they think about Asian Americans, study finds | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it
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"Critics of affirmative action generally argue that the country would be better off with a meritocracy, typically defined as an admissions system where high school grades and standardized test scores are the key factors, applied in the same way to applicants of all races and ethnicities.

But what if they think they favor meritocracy but at some level actually have a flexible definition, depending on which groups would be helped by certain policies? Frank L. Samson, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Miami, thinks his new research findings suggest that the definition of meritocracy used by white people is far more fluid than many would admit, and that this fluidity results in white people favoring certain policies (and groups) over others." Read on...

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10 Things Every Child Should Know About HBCUs

10 Things Every Child Should Know About HBCUs | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it
1) HBCU is an acronym for (H) istorically (B) lack (C) ollege and (U) niversity. Famous people who graduated from HBCUs are Booker T. Washington (Hampton University), Dr. Martin Luther King (Moreho...
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Study highlights inner struggles of African-American students | Inside Higher Ed

Study highlights inner struggles of African-American students | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it
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Tension between the races is a visible reality on many college campuses. But African-American students who attend predominantly white universities also experience significant internal tensions — over their cultural identity and their desire to acclimate — that often goes unnoticed, says a new study. Read more...

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Princeton Review rates 20 most LGBT friendly, unfriendly colleges

Princeton Review rates 20 most LGBT friendly, unfriendly colleges | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it
The Princeton Review on Monday released its annual rankings of “The Best 378 Colleges” on Monday, and for the second consecutive year, named Emerson College in Boston as the most LGBT-friendly college in the nation.
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"The Princeton Review on Monday released its annual rankings of “The Best 378 Colleges” on Monday, and for the second consecutive year, named Emerson College in Boston as the most LGBT-friendly college in the nation." Read on...

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U.S. Higher-Education System Perpetuates White Privilege, Report Says

U.S. Higher-Education System Perpetuates White Privilege, Report Says | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it
Elite colleges enroll mostly white students, while black and Hispanic students largely attend open-access institutions, says a Georgetown University center's report.
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"Colleges and universities have succeeded in attracting more underrepresented-minority students, but that increased access for black and Hispanic students has been accompanied by increasing campus polarization on the basis of race and ethnicity, says a report released on Wednesday by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce. The result, it says, is a system in which elite selective colleges enroll predominantly white students while black and Hispanic students, even high-achieving ones, largely attend open-access institutions. Because the latter group of colleges spends less on instruction and sees lower shares of students through to graduation, higher education has thus become a "passive agent" in perpetuating white privilege, says the report, "Separate and Unequal: How Higher Education Reinforces the Intergenerational Reproduction of White Racial Privilege." READ ON...

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Could music students be more at risk for sexual misconduct by professors? | Inside Higher Ed

Could music students be more at risk for sexual misconduct by professors? | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it
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"Recent charges of sexual assault and harassment by music professors raise old questions about a "sinister trend" in the discipline. Experts blame a mix of cultural factors and unique windows of opportunity."


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New Journal Call for Articles/Book Reviews: Popular Culture Studies Journal

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"The Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (MPCA/ACA) is pleased to announce the launch of a new journal in the field of popular culture studies: The Popular Culture Studies Journal (PCSJ). PCSJ will publish its first issue electronically, prior to moving to print publication in the future." READ ON...

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Student Loans and American Skills: Different Times, Two Different Reactions - Higher Education

Student Loans and American Skills: Different Times, Two Different Reactions - Higher Education | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it
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"The maximum loan a student could take out was $1,000 a year and $5,000 over a lifetime. That figure needs to be put in context in two ways. Adjusted for inflation, that amount would be $8,060 today, compared with the current program’s cap of $5,500 a year. But, to put $1,000 in the context of college tuition, in 1958, tuition to the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania was $1,050 a year for undergraduates..." READ ON...

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Harvard’s Nasir Jones Fellowship Shows Hip-Hop’s Impact, Scholars Say - Higher Education

Harvard’s Nasir Jones Fellowship Shows Hip-Hop’s Impact, Scholars Say - Higher Education | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it
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"The announcement last week that Harvard University is establishing the Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellowship has drawn praise from scholars lauding the work of the Queens, N.Y.-born rapper, as well as for the scholarship of Dr. Marcyliena Morgan, who is credited with laying the groundwork for the fellowship."

 

 

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New Interim Executive Director Appointed for White House HBCU Office - Higher Education

New Interim Executive Director Appointed for White House HBCU Office - Higher Education | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it
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"Six months after Dr. John S. Wilson left the position of executive director at the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the U.S. Department of Education has named a second interim executive director to run the agency that represents historically Black institutions within the federal government."

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BlikBook, a 'Quora for Higher Education', Raises $1.3m - The Next Web

BlikBook, a 'Quora for Higher Education', Raises $1.3m - The Next Web | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it
BlikBook, a 'Quora for Higher Education', Raises $1.3m
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BlikBook, a social learning platform aimed at the higher education market, has today announced a $1.3 million funding round to expand its team as it edges towards the US market.
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How not to write a PhD thesis

How not to write a PhD thesis | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it
In this guide, Tara Brabazon gives her top ten tips for doctoral failure (Applies to journal papers as well...
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UMASS Recognizes Growing Interdisciplinary Study of Black Germans in Academia - Higher Education

UMASS Recognizes Growing Interdisciplinary Study of Black Germans in Academia - Higher Education | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it
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"In an effort to recognize a relatively young academic discipline that many in the academy have never heard of before, nearly a hundred students and scholars gathered at Amherst College over the weekend to discuss their research and ideas for how to grow Black German Studies.

This marks the third year that the Black German Heritage & Research Association sponsored the international conference, which highlighted a variety of interdisciplinary topics ranging from Black Germans during the Third Reich to their ongoing presence in German theater." Read on...

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Howard U. Will Expand Its Online Offerings - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Howard U. Will Expand Its Online Offerings - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it
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"A new partnership between Howard University and Pearson Education will allow the university to expand its online offerings started in the fall of 2014. The university will begin offering degree programs through the partnership, called Howard University Online, and hopes to reach up to 25 online programs in the following years." Read on...

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Federal report warns that aid proposals could hurt low-income minority students | Inside Higher Ed

Federal report warns that aid proposals could hurt low-income minority students | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it
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"While the recommendations have been all over the map, many of them embrace, to varying degrees, the ideas that any changes made to federal aid programs should assume that there will be no new funds (given budget constraints) and that the programs should be increasingly aimed at students likely to remain in college and earn their degrees.

A new report from the federal committee that advises Congress on student financial aid warns that embracing those principles would serve to exacerbate a system that already disadvantages the postsecondary outcomes of black and Latino students from low-income backgrounds." Read More...



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Advice For Attending Academic Conferences (For Scholars On The Margins)

Advice For Attending Academic Conferences (For Scholars On The Margins) | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it
In the last couple of weeks, I have been seeing tweets and Facebook posts about academic conferences, including some great advice for surviving these events.  From this buzz, I have been reminded o...
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Great post from Dr. Eric Anthony Grollman!

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So you want to have a race conversation; how about investing in Ethnic Studies

So you want to have a race conversation; how about investing in Ethnic Studies | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it
Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot written about race; following the Fisher decision, the gutting of the Voting Rights Act, and more recently the acquittal of George Zimmerman, there hav...
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"The celebration of dialogues and the call for conversations is striking that amid efforts to close schools, to divest in education, to eliminate any emphasis on critical thinking through testing culture, and the overall assault on Ethnic Studies, African American Studies, Queer Studies, Women’s Studies, Chicano Studies, Asian American Studies and Native American Studies. Those demonized as “race baiters,” who are working in the name of justice and equality, are already doing this work." READ ON...

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Study suggests admissions decisions reward grade inflation | Inside Higher Ed

Study suggests admissions decisions reward grade inflation | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it
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"Applicants from institutions with grade inflation are favored over those who had more rigorous instructors, study finds."

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This is what a feminist professor looks like - Minnesota Women's Press - St. Paul, MN

This is what a feminist professor looks like - Minnesota Women's Press - St. Paul, MN | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it
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"I have taught Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies since 1994, and one recurring comment from white students is that I don't "look" like a feminist. I find it amusing. I pretend to be confused and politely ask, "What does a feminist look like?" Their response is usually, "Less feminine." This is a teachable moment." READ ON...

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Penn State faculty object to details of a new preventive health care plan | Inside Higher Ed

Penn State faculty object to details of a new preventive health care plan  | Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it
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"It’s increasingly common for colleges and universities, like other businesses, to offer the employees they insure incentives for staying healthy. And that makes sense; experts agree it’s a lot cheaper to treat illnesses earlier rather than later, or to prevent them altogether. But instead of offering “carrots” to its employees for seeking preventive care, Pennsylvania State University starting this fall is opting for the “stick,” imposing a $100 monthly surcharge on those who don’t meet new health requirements." READ ON...

 
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Support Grows for Gay Athletes at UGA - Higher Education

Support Grows for Gay Athletes at UGA - Higher Education | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it
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"Seven years before NBA player Jason Collins made news as the first active male professional athlete in a major team sport to reveal publicly he was gay, Joey Fisher’s teammates learned about his sexual orientation..."

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5 ways to soothe an anxious PhD student

5 ways to soothe an anxious PhD student | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it
Do you ever have conversations with your partner like this?
(While relaxing over a nice meal and glass of wine)
Mr Krystle "Shouldn't you be studying right now? How are you ever going to finish y...
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Full-Time Students’ Non-instructional Fees Continue to Rise - Higher Education

Full-Time Students’ Non-instructional Fees Continue to Rise - Higher Education | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it
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"Full-time college students are paying more for things that don’t directly involve instruction, researchers say, and the trend appears to be entrenched across the nation."

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Gender, Race, And Going To Class: A Call For A Feminist Reading of For-Profit Colleges?

Gender, Race, And Going To Class: A Call For A Feminist Reading of For-Profit Colleges? | Higher Education Roundup | Scoop.it
Most of us have seen the ads exhorting us to “call today!” to start on a new future with a college degree. How many of us have noticed the faces in those ads?
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