Monthly Archives: January 2012

Who Gets to See Published Research?

Who Gets to See Published Research? | Jennifer Howard | The Chronicle of Higher Education | 22 January, 2012

The battle over public access to federally financed research is heating up again. The basic question is this: When taxpayers help pay for scholarly research, should those taxpayers get to see the results in the form of free access to the resulting journal articles?


HE bill’s suspension won’t derail reforms

HE bill’s suspension won’t derail reforms | John Morgan | Times Higher Education | 26 January 2012

The government’s apparent move to suspend the higher education bill will not automatically derail the expansion of private provision, according to government critics and leading private institutions.


Smart school-leavers choose with care

Smart school-leavers choose with care | John Ross | The Australian Higher Education | 25 January, 2012

THE new demand-driven system has produced few losers, with steady or increased offers countering fears weaker universities would surrender market share to predatory neighbours.


Conflicts Abound for College Chiefs on Corporate Boards

Conflicts Abound for College Chiefs on Corporate Boards | Jack Stripling and Andrea Fuller | The Chronicle of Higher Education | 15 January, 2012

Donna Shalala, president of the U. of Miami, made almost half a million dollars in 2010 from serving on three companies’ boards. Two of those companies are run by university trustees.


Lower fees or lose students, Welsh told

Lower fees or lose students, Welsh told | David Matthews | Times Higher Education | 19 January 2012

Core-and-margin model could cut places at most higher-priced universities. Welsh universities are facing cuts in their student numbers of up to 58 per cent unless they lower their tuition fees after the principality’s funding council announced a radical version of the English “core-and-margin” model.


Design college faces audit fallout

Design college faces audit fallout | Bernard Lane and Andrew Trounson | The Australian Higher Education | 18 January, 2012

A PRIVATE architecture college undergoing a quality audit copied documents from a theological college to give the impression it had scrutinised its own performance, according to an official report.


The NCAA’s New Leader Goes on the Offensive

The NCAA’s New Leader Goes on the Offensive | Brad Wolverton | Chronicle of Higher Education | 13 January

Mark A. Emmert was in his fourth-floor office at the NCAA’s Indianapolis headquarters last June when an aide summoned him three floors down. There, a group including college presidents and conference commissioners was discussing plans to strip NCAA tournament revenue from men’s basketball teams with poor academic records.


V-cs, it might be time for us to have a talk about a pay review

V-cs, it might be time for us to have a talk about a pay review | John Morgan | Times Higher Education | 12 January 2012

Accounts show Russell Group rises as politicians focus on executive salaries. Russell Group universities spent an average of nearly £318,000 on their vice-chancellors’ pay, benefits and pensions last year, with the best paid picking up £424,000.


Haitian Universities Struggle to Rebound

Haitian Universities Struggle to Rebound |  Andrew Downie | Chronicle of Higher Education | 06 January, 2012

The Faculty of Applied Linguistics at the State University of Haiti hardly looks like an institute of higher learning. Hidden away on a quiet downtown cross street, the grimy one-story building contains just three classrooms, along with a library, the dean’s office, and a teachers’ lounge, each no larger than a bedroom. Two years ago, the accommodations were slightly better, in a larger building with a language lab.


Bank warns sector of default contagion risk

Bank warns sector of default contagion risk | Simon Baker | Times Higher Education | 05 January 2012

Unexpected institutional failure would accelerate ‘polarised’ borrowing trend. A number of universities are at risk of a financial contagion crisis similar to that in the eurozone, banking experts have suggested.