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Want to improve teaching in universities? Value those who teach

As university reform draws nearer, the government must address the sector’s growing problem of insecure working conditions<p>Everyone supports good teaching in our universities. How could we not? UK universities have a global reputation for the high quality of learning offered here – and they attract …

Teaching

Higher Education Policy: What 2015 Means for 2016 - e-Learning Feeds

<b>by Jarret Cummings, EDUCAUSE</b><p>The general higher education policy environment often impacts the interests of EDUCAUSE members. As we consider that …

Government Subsidies Are Causing Higher Tuition and Administrative Bloat in Higher Education

I’ve put together a collection of political cartoons that show government as a bloated, clumsy, and sometimes malicious person.This isn’t because of …

2015, the year that was: Education

2013 was the year of Gonski; 2014 the year of higher education reform; 2015 has been the year of … hmmm … wait, what actually happened this year? …

Education

Higher education's contribution to Irish economy tops €10 billlion a year

New study suggests 150,000 jobs in Ireland are dependent on the sector – with each role in HE supporting another seven elsewhere

Posted: 28 December 2015 in Uncategorized Tags: academy, BB&T

I was wrong: it’s not just a Koch problem. The problem is much larger. It’s the selling-off of higher education to the highest bidder.<p>In Kentucky, …

The 2015 Best and Worst in Higher Education

Every year we take stock of the state of higher education and find it markedly different than the year before. As we look back at the many ups and downs of 2015, we are grateful for some areas of progress and at the same time, cognizant of changes that need to occur in order to improve the higher …

Higher education – What’s it worth? - The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

As university graduates box up their caps and gowns for the summer and embark on the world of work, they might be surprised to learn that senior …

Loughborough v-c: raise or scrap fee cap to better fund learning resources

Survey finds one in five heads of IT and library services facing a budget cut this year

Who really pays for American students to go to college? – Elizabeth Tandy Shermer

Individually, Americans spend a lot on higher education. Most undergraduates finish with about $30,000 in debt. It’s an average that calls into …

The 10 Most Popular EdTech: Focus on Higher Ed Stories of 2015

By D. Frank SmithReview some of this year’s biggest higher education technology stories.

5 higher ed trends to watch in 2016

As 2015 winds to a close, along with the major higher education innovation and controversy that came with it, we look ahead to 2016 and what college …

The College Bubble and the Austrian Business Cycle

America’s malinvestment in higher ed<p>Bernie Sanders has enjoyed enormous popularity among college-aged voters in part thanks to his proposal to make …

Economics

Academics Anonymous: the inside stories of universities in 2015

Dodgy supervisors, churlish students and desperately low pay – it’s been quite a year in higher education<p>It’s been a challenging year for those working in universities: we know, because you’ve told us. Our Academics Anonymous series has provided a platform for our higher education community to tell …

Higher Education

Higher ed commission program encourages college dropouts to return

Indiana’s colleges and universities want to get dropouts back to class.<p>More than 750,000 Indiana residents—or about 22 percent of the state’s …

Canada’s less-educated youth need job opportunities, too

<i>Gordon Betcherman is professor in the University of Ottawa's School of International Development and Global Studies.</i><p>Youth unemployment is never far from the headlines in Canada. And understandably so. Getting a good start in the labour market is critical for a young person's future prospects. And …

Goldman Sachs looks at higher education, very darkly

Goldman Sachs shared their analysis of higher education for investors a few weeks ago, and it’s an important document for people in higher education …

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Ed Balls: Higher education finance a 'blot on Labour's record'

More News<p>George Osborne takes on another job<p>George Osborne has added to his growing post-politics CV by taking on a role overseeing an Italian family …

What does 2016 have in store for higher education?

We asked some of our bloggers and our social media followers to tell us what they think might happen in the world of higher education this year.<p>Here’s …

When it comes down to it, what are universities really for?

There is a prevailing expectation in today’s student body that their university education should make them “work-ready”. That they should graduate with a set of practical skills that enable them to adapt to a work environment.<p>University teaching is increasingly growing intertwined with the notion …

California must beware of gap between public, private colleges

Over the past year, I have watched my daughter Alexa navigate the challenges and stresses of applying to college. It has been a treat visiting …

Public University Tuition Has Surged Since Recession, Study Says

Even years after the end of the recession, state budgets for higher education are still suffering.<p>Since the Great Recession, when states slashed …

College & University