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  1. Dec 2020
  2. Oct 2020
    1. This displacement is of course operative in the de-funding of public universities, effectively transforming them into non-profits rather than state institutions. The effects of this program of neoliberal1 reform run deep, not least that the dominant motivator behind these privatized institutions becomes sustainability rather than service, leaving universities, like non-profits, in an endless cycle of fundraising and budget cuts.
  3. Sep 2020
    1. Leicester UCU en Twitter: “Universities are conducting an experiment, an experiment that involves human beings (university staff and students) and a life-threatening virus. But experimental subjects must give informed consent. (That's basic research ethics.)” / Twitter. (n.d.). Twitter. Retrieved September 26, 2020, from https://twitter.com/leicesterucu/status/1309107917879156737

    1. Howard Forman {@thehowie} (2020) Amidst many college outbreaks are a slew of very successful schools. My employer, @Yale, is among them: I hope they stay that way. Congrats to the students, faculty, staff, & our community for working together to achieve ZERO positive results in last 7 days. (9,425 tests). Twitter. Retrieved from: https://twitter.com/thehowie/status/1308107599682756609

    2. (((Howard Forman))) on Twitter. (n.d.). Twitter. Retrieved September 23, 2020, from https://twitter.com/thehowie/status/1308107599682756609

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  7. May 2020
    1. Betsch, C., Wieler, L., Bosnjak, M., Ramharter, M., Stollorz, V., Omer, S., Korn, L., Sprengholz, P., Felgendreff, L., Eitze, S., & Schmid, P. (2020). Germany COVID-19 Snapshot MOnitoring (COSMO Germany): Monitoring knowledge, risk perceptions, preventive behaviours, and public trust in the current coronavirus outbreak in Germany. https://doi.org/10.23668/PSYCHARCHIVES.2776

  8. Apr 2020
    1. The new and improved Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2020 were published this week with as much online fanfare as THE could muster. Unfortunately, they are not improved enough.
    2. “There are limits to what universities can do and the SDGs don’t capture everything about the impact of our research.”

      Plus, the measurement is based on journal articles from commercial databases (eg: Scopus). Those databases index have language bias. On the other hand, we are lacking of national level scientific database that provide dataset for those rankings to process.

      All rankings measure the following components, which all of them contain level of bias:

      • Teaching (the learning environment): international students vs large amount of internal high school graduates
      • Research (volume, income and reputation): high profile research vs "low level" research to solve internal national problem
      • Citations (research influence): only based on commercial database with language bias
      • International outlook (staff, students and research): lack of national data (eg: tracer study) to share with those ranking, international vs national issues
      • Industry income (knowledge transfer): this is mostly controlled by economical situation, which the universities have no control.
    3. These are the rankings that increasingly drive institutional behaviour – and competition between them.

      and not to mention it drives external economical-social setting eg: labour market, top university labeling in the mind of parents, etc.

    4. As a result, the THE clings to a methodology that despite taking insufficient account of the false precision and the uncertainties introduced by the proxy nature of the indicators used to ‘measure’ actual performance, still claims to be able to distinguish universities on scores that differ by 0.1%. It is laughable to claim this level of precision. It is to universities’ discredit that they go along.

      For less economically stable countries (eg Indonesia), many indicators are very much controlled by national level situations (regulations, funding), geographical settings, and the large sum of high school graduates to enter undergraduate degree. On the contrary, all rankings only relevant for graduate research.

  9. Feb 2020
  10. Dec 2019
    1. Institutional Specific (must be chosen from one of the following four categories: communication, social sciences, arts and humanities, and/or mathematics/science & technology)
      • 3 or more credits more in General Education Elective
      • 3 Credits in Citizenship, global perspectives.

      NB: These general education credits must be from Citizenship Lists A, B, and C, or Critical and Creative Thinking Lists A, B, C, D, and E.

      Citizenship list D cannot be used to satisfy the institutional specific requirements.

    2. Mathematics, Science & Technology
      • 3 Credits in Citizenship, Technology List
      • 4 Credits in Critical and Creative Thinking, Natural Sciences List
      • 3 Credits in Critical and Creative Thinking, Mathematics List
    3. Arts & Humanities
      • 3 Credits of Critical and Creative Thinking Creative, Expressions List
      • 3 Credits of Critical and Creative Thinking, Literature List.
    4. Communications

      9 DSU Credits in Communication Group

    5. Social Sciences
      • 3 Credits in Citizenship; Human Behavior and Governance.List
      • 3 Credits in Critical and Creative Thinking, Social Sciences List
    6. 403.7 Common General Education Requirement and Transfer of General Education Credits
  11. Nov 2019
    1. Section 1.5 Online Learner Characteristics, Technology and Skill Requirements

      This website outlines Section 1.5 of Angelo State University's guide to instructional design and online teaching. Section 1.5 describes key characteristics of online learners, as well as the technology and computer skills that research has identified as being important for online learners. Successful online learners are described as self-directed, motivated, well-organized, and dedicated to their education. The article also notes that online learners should understand how to use technology such as multimedia tools, email, internet browsers. and LMS systems. This resource serves as a guide to effective online teaching. Rating 10/10

    1. From this page:

      AUPresses thinks more readers should be aware of the work they’re doing. That’s why during the organization’s annual University Press Week, it launched a reading list it’s calling READ. THINK. ACT., a list of 75 peer-reviewed books designed to help non-academic readers understand the world and work to make it a better place.

  12. Oct 2019
    1. 3. Letter Regarding the Northwest College Personnel Association Student Relocation Committee

      This is a remarkable letter from the Dean's office assigning responsibility to a young professor at OSU to head a committee to oversee the relocation of Axis-related college students in the Pacific Northwest and listing institutions that might accept Japanese American college students. Although Italian and German students are named, only the Nisei relocation is "imminent" (and, presumably, the only one that actually occurred). I wonder how the tuition arrangements were to be made, particularly for those who had scholarships, or were paying state school tuition but were being transferred to a private college?

  13. Jul 2019
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  15. Mar 2019
    1. a group of teachers created a program through Baylor University Hospital where they would agree to pre-pay for future medical services (up to 21 days in advance). The resulting organization was not-for-profit and only covered hospital services. It was essentially the precursor to Blue Cross.

      Baylor University's teacher's created one of the first "employee insurance companies" which turned into Blue Cross.

    1. first-class honours in physics, leading his class.

      First class

    2. Titterton enrolled at the University of Birmingham (B.Sc. Hons, 1937; M.Sc., 1938; Dip.Ed., 1939; Ph.D., 1941) as a trainee teacher, with a scholarship that paid tuition fees and board and lodging at Chancellor’s Hall.

      Enrolment

  16. Feb 2019
    1. they never thought of cs• tablishing universities where young minds could be cultivated and strengthened

      Does Vico mean "university" on a large scale? Because there was clearly "conditioning of the mind" happening, in localized schools and by educators who conditioned minds on a smaller scale (go, sophists). Was that not happening in a large-scale, communal location (see def. of university, tagged)?

    1. university

      I hadn't thought about the etymology of university before, but the juxtaposition with "universal grammar" spurred my curiosity about their common roots:

      From community, corporation (1214 in Old French; also in Old French as universitei , universiteit , etc.), totality, universality (13th cent.)

      http://www.oed.com.ezp.slu.edu/view/Entry/214804?rskey=lzyKTO&result=1&isAdvanced=false#eid

  17. Jan 2019
    1. Seneca stresses the point: the practice of the self involves reading, for one could not draw everything from ones own stock or arm oneself by oneself with the principles of reason that are indispensable for self-conduct: guide or example, the help of others is necessary

      This made me think of David Bartholomae's piece, "Inventing the University." One cannot just know things and be able to write about them unless they are introduced to by some outside force. And, one cannot attempt to find new meaning unless you have prior meaning you can debunk or build upon. https://wac.colostate.edu/jbw/v5n1/bartholomae.pdf

    1. “There are only three places that have a ‘the’ in the front of their name: the Vatican, The Hague, and the Bronx.” —Mary Higgins Clark
  18. Dec 2018
    1. I think contextualizing the applications of a tool like Unpaywall in the OA movement could be useful in the 5.3 section, as an added paragraph. Unpaywall helps researchers find papers that are available freely on the web. Often these papers are held in university repositories or author websites. The author may have transferred copyright to the publisher at the time of publication for a window of time that has expired, or the author may have retained copyright of their publication. I think that the idea of a scientific language decoder for the public is an excellent educational tool and potential public service.

  19. Nov 2018
    1. it’s the whole culture.

      The question to ask here is how to set in motion this cultural shift. Titles prevent us from considering a more flexible learning credential or format.

    1. Learning at the CenterA Proposal for Dynamic Assessment in a Combined University and Community Adult Learning Center Course

      Learning Center

    1. 25 Important Apps And Digital Learning Tools For University Students

      Excellent article offering 25 important apps to help University students and digital learning.The best part is that they are all free (so easily fits into a students' budget.

      From note taking to keeping track of grades, this list of the best apps will help improve classroom success and student engagement.

      RATING: 5/5 (rating based upon a score system 1 to 5, 1= lowest 5=highest in terms of content, veracity, easiness of use etc.)