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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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