Fifteen-to-Finish campaign wins fans, stokes worries

Submitted by Paul Fain on January 29, 2016 The Obama administration recently joined a campaign to encourage students to take at least 15 credits per semester, following several statewide higher education systems and a growing number of individual public colleges. The idea behind the “15 to Finish” push is that students who take on course …Continue reading »

Hashtag unites adjuncts and tenure-line professors over work-life balance and other issues

Submitted by Colleen Flaherty on January 28, 2016 – 3:00am Academic bios — such as those for department or personal websites, conference proposals and social media — are supposed to simultaneously explain scholars’ work and “sell” their potential. While they aim to make one seem intellectually desirable and hirable, authenticity isn’t usually a priority. But …Continue reading »

Grad students should think like entrepreneurs about their careers (essay)

Submitted by James M. Van Wyck on January 25, 2016  Facing radically unstable futures, graduate students are an especially vulnerable population within the neoliberal academy. A diminished tenure-track job market is one reason that graduate students should think and behave more like entrepreneurs and less like apprentices. In many corners of academe, this shift is …Continue reading »

80% of Engineering Graduates in India Unemployable: Study

80% of Engineering Graduates in India Unemployable: Study Press Trust of India | Last Updated: January 25, 2016 12:04 (IST) New Delhi: There seems to be a significant skill gap in the country as 80 per cent of the engineering graduates are “unemployable”, says a report, highlighting the need for an upgraded education and training …Continue reading »

New hub for international education research

Douglas Proctor 03 April 2015 University World News Global Edition Issue 361 In line with a growing push to foster collaboration with Asia, an international education research hub developed in Australia has recently been expanded to promote participation from countries across the Asian region. The International Education Research Network , or IERN, is a one-stop …Continue reading »