Quote of the day:
“We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading.”
B. F. Skinner
How UI Labs aims to link university, corporate and startup DNA (Chicago Tribune)
As Caralynn Nowinski helps flesh out plans for the University of Illinois’ Chicago-based UI Labs to team academia with industry, she taps all of her earlier experiences as a U of I student, entrepreneur and investor.
Enrollments Slipped This Fall, With For-Profit Sector Hit Hardest (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Enrollments at American colleges slid slightly this fall as institutions faced a shrinking pool of high-school graduates at the same time that a slowly expanding economy was luring older students back to work, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reported on Thursday.
More Programs Would Fail Under New 'Gainful Employment' Proposal (Chronicle of Higher Education)
A full 13 percent of programs subject to the Education Department's latest "gainful employment" proposal would fail its two-part test, putting them at risk of losing access to federal student aid, according to an analysis released by the department late Wednesday.
Federal Budget Deal Bodes Ill for Nonprofit Student-Loan Servicers (Chronicle of Higher Education)
The budget deal that Congress struck this week is good news for students and researchers, who would be spared the worst of the automatic spending cuts set to take effect in January.
New Data Show Articles by Women Are Cited Less Frequently (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Research papers and peer-reviewed articles written principally by women are cited less frequently than those whose dominant authors are men, compounding the underrepresentation of women in scholarly publishing, according to a new study.
Academic Job Openings Drop 6.6 Percentfor Economics Ph.D.'s (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Economics Ph.D.'s on the academic job market had fewer jobs to apply for in 2013 than a year earlier, according to new data from the American Economic Association.
Pay Gains for Young Women; Inequality Still Seen (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
Young American women are increasingly likely to receive pay nearly equal to their male counterparts, with earnings at 93 percent of men, a new study finds. Still, those women remain as pessimistic as their mothers and grandmothers regarding gender equality.
‘CommUniversity’ Takes Educational Outreach to a New Level (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
Dr. Zachery Williams is on a mission to make African-American Studies more accessible to the masses.
Millikin students treated to cookies, holiday spirit before final exams (Herald & Review)
It takes a very special occasion these days to make Patrick White, Millikin University’s new president, wear a tie that isn’t blue.
Departing Education Department, Kanter Joins NYU Faculty (Inside Higher Ed)
Under Secretary of Education Martha J. Kanter will return to academic life after she leaves her post this week as the federal government’s top higher education official.
Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2013/12/12/departing-education-department-kanter-joins-nyu-faculty#ixzz2nH4fuUlT
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Roll Call (Inside Higher Ed)
A growing number of colleges are choosing to fingerprint new employee hires, including faculty members. But what about being fingerprinted every day, to make sure professors are on the job?
Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/12/12/chicago-community-college-faculty-object-idea-being-fingerprinted-daily#ixzz2nH4B3iEn
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Competent at What? (Inside Higher Ed)
Competency-based education appears to be higher education’s "next big thing." Yet many academics aren’t sure what it is. And that goes double for lawmakers and journalists.
Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/12/12/lumina-funded-group-seeks-lead-conversation-competency-based-education#ixzz2nH3uchdY
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UIS to get $542,000 accessibility upgrade (Springfield State Journal-Register)
Gov. Pat Quinn today announced a capital investment of more than $542,000 for work at the University of Illinois at Springfield.
Read more: http://www.sj-r.com/article/20131212/NEWS/131219825#ixzz2nI6E8oki
Rest in peace, Mandela; much work remains to be done (The Hechinger Report)
As we collectively give thanks for Nelson Mandela’s time with us, we pay a debt of gratitude by teaching his eternal lessons of togetherness among the living.
SIU fall grad ceremonies scheduled for Saturday (The Southern Illinoisan)
CARBONDALE — Commencement exercises for fall 2013 graduates at SIU are set for Saturday
Second Opinions: An Obama Plan to Grade U.S. Colleges (The Wall Street Journal)
WSJ contributor Jeffrey T. Leeds debates former Department of Education official Ben Miller on 'gainful employment' rules for federal student aid.
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