Chicago State University tries to limit speech

Posted in Legal issues on April 6th, 2012 by steve

“The publicly funded Chicago State University has instructed its faculty and staff that only authorized university representatives can share information with the media and that everything from opinion pieces to social media communications could require prior approval …” (more)

[Jodi S Cohen, Chicago Tribune, 6 April]

Tags:

TUI: Cutbacks in education will have dire consequences

Posted in Teaching on April 6th, 2012 by steve

“A Teacher’s Union is warning the government that the consequences of cutbacks in education will be dire, and could lead to students dropping out of schools …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 6 April]

Tags: ,

Pregnancy and science careers

Posted in Life on April 6th, 2012 by steve

“In graduate school, I was directed toward a dissertation topic on fossil rodents based primarily at the Field Museum in Chicago. My major professor assumed that I would not want to go to Africa for dissertation field research as most of his other students did, since I was pregnant with my first child …” (more)

[Sue V Rosser, Inside Higher Ed, 4 April]

Tags: , , ,

Which Major Religion Has the Most Holidays?

Posted in Life on April 6th, 2012 by steve

“Friday is a big day in two of the world’s major religions. Christians celebrate Good Friday, the day of Jesus’ crucifixion, while Jews begin Passover, the holiday marking their ancestors’ escape from ancient Egypt. Which of the world’s major religions has the most festivals and holidays throughout the year? …” (more)

[Brian Palmer, Slate, 6 April]

Tags: ,

Programme 133, Homework, and Séamus Cannon (pt 2) on Teacher Learning

Posted in Teaching on April 6th, 2012 by steve

“Presented and produced by Seán Delaney. Homework report by Barry Hennessy. Barry spoke to Professor Pam Sammons from Jesus College Oxford on the subject of the latest findings of the Effective Pre-School, Primary and Secondary Education project, particularly with regard to homework …” (more, mp3)

[Inside Education on 103.2 Dublin City FM, 6 April]

Tags:

3 Major Publishers Sue Open-Education Textbook Start-Up

Posted in Legal issues on April 6th, 2012 by steve

“Open-education resources have been hailed as a trove of freely available information that can be used to build textbooks at virtually no cost. But a copyright lawsuit filed last month presents a potential roadblock for the burgeoning movement …” (more)

[Nick DeSantis, Chronicle of Higher Education, 5 April]

Tags: ,

One town, two colleges, two philosophies

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 6th, 2012 by steve

“Essec looks the part. The main building on its gleaming campus in the Paris suburb of Cergy has the calm, well-ordered feel of a corporate head office. The library is spartan and bright, the attractive cafe filled with multinational students, and the glass footbridges that link each building give a fine view over the sports grounds outside …” (more)

[Ruadhán Mac Cormaic, Irish Times, 6 April]

Tags:

Teaching a little and learning a lot

Posted in Life on April 6th, 2012 by steve

“I was forced to emigrate to find work, but it has made me a better teacher and given me opportunities and experiences I could never have previously imagined …” (more)

[Peter Flynn, Irish Times, 6 April]

Tags: , ,