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British minister for universities criticizes Ivy admissions

British minister for universities criticizes Ivy admissions | Universities: Teaching, Research & Impact | Scoop.it
British Education: British Critique of Ivies - Inside Higher Ed http://t.co/UljKrG1H
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Some good reasons why we shouldn't follow the American model ...

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Calling open access academic book publishers: How authors and publishers could make a modest profit

Calling open access academic book publishers: How authors and publishers could make a modest profit | Universities: Teaching, Research & Impact | Scoop.it
And here on the LSE blog ... there's no need to go it alone for open access.
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Does the CBI use University research? Five Minutes with Neil Carberry,CB

Yes if it's "accessible" ... "We mostly just read academic research output although from time to time we will reach out to research academics to ask them questions about some of their observations. There are few people we have a longstanding relationship with but for the most case it is as and when."

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Proving dissemination is only one half of your impact story: Twitter provides proof of real-time engagement with the public

Proving dissemination is only one half of your impact story: Twitter provides proof of real-time engagement with the public | Universities: Teaching, Research & Impact | Scoop.it
This looks at a piece of historical research (using historical
analyses of pamphlets on tea) to see whether impact could be measured through twitter. As the author notes - impact requires reach and significance - in twitter you could have reach alone.
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Open Access: HEFCE, REF2020 and the Threat to Academic Freedom

Open Access: HEFCE, REF2020 and the Threat to Academic Freedom | Universities: Teaching, Research & Impact | Scoop.it
Thoughtful blogpost from the Disorder of Things on open access.
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If article processing charges are in the order of £500-£5,000 per published article (the Wellcome Trust figure, used by the Report for its calculations, was £1,450) then SURELY academics will set up cooperative, perhaps University run journals. It will be interesting to see whether there also changes to intra-institution peer review. If a School or College has to pay for an article published, will it be widely read to see whether it's 'worth it' first?

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Harvard's Top 5 Endowment Managers Make Almost As Much As 450 Professors Combined

Harvard's Top 5 Endowment Managers Make Almost As Much As 450 Professors Combined | Universities: Teaching, Research & Impact | Scoop.it
A giant hedge fund with a little school attached.
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Leading or following: Data and rankings must inform strategic decision making, not drive them | British Politics and Policy at LSE

Why do we support research? What is the role of impact? A call for academics to think about these questions: " As individuals and as institutions we need to articulate a mission that reflects and is informed by those values. And when we define that mission we need to identify the right data and information to help us understand how we are performing against that mission and to make strategic decisions on how we distribute resources ... The acceptance of the idea that there is some sort of scala naturae with Harvard at the top and someone else at the bottom means outsourcing our values and our mission."

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