美國高教短打 2008.3.1-2008.4.1

 

04-03-08_1257 (John Marshall Law School in the City of Chicago)

  1. 3/5 Berkeley and Stanford Sign Deals With New Saudi University, Despite Some Professors’ Misgivings

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, the ambitious $10-billion research institution that Saudi Arabia plans to open in 2009, announced on Tuesday that it had signed agreements with Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley to help it design an academic curriculum and hire faculty members.

    在不穩定狀態下,加州名校柏克萊和史丹佛還是和沙烏地阿拉伯的阿度拉國王理工大學簽訂合作協議。這所大學預計在2009年斥資百億美元開辦。

  2. 3/5 Education Department to End Loan Provision That Helped Wealthier Graduate

    The Education Department announced on Tuesday that it would end a "hardship" provision that would have reduced interest payments for low-income college graduates by more than $1-billion over the next decade.

    美國教育部決定終止繼續為一些「家境稍好」的研究生提供學貸。

  3. 3/5 Iraqi Officials Say U.S. Visa Policies Set Back Their Higher-Education Efforts

    The Iraqi government offers generous scholarships for study abroad, in a bid to improve the country’s higher-education system after years of isolation. But few students have been able to use scholarships in the United States.

    伊拉克官員稱美國簽證制度破壞了他們在高教政策上的用心。伊拉克政府近年來為該國留學生提供了高額的獎學金,就是為了打破以往的鎖國、增加高等教育競爭力。但是美簽這關不過,使得大多伊拉克學生不得進美國學術殿堂之門。

  4. 3/5 MLA’s Recommendations on Transforming Foreign-Language Education Continue to Provoke Debate

    Nearly a year after its release, a report issued by a Modern Language Association panel continues to spur discussion about how the teaching of foreign languages should change and what role the association should play in any curricular revamp.

    外文教育的改革議題,包括它在大學教育中的定位與方向,都持續在美引發爭議。

  5. 3/5 Response to a University’s Giveaway of Electronic Goods to Improve Education Is Not Always Gratitude

    Abilene Christian University is giving all new students iPhones or iPod touches. But Duke University says it has been there and done that, and that one device doesn’t fit all needs.

    校方送3C?學生未必領情。關於亞比連基督教大學致贈所有入學新生每人一台iPhones或iPod touches,杜克大學不屑地表示這他們早已行之有年,只是一機仍不足以滿足學生各種需要。

  6. 3/6 Biology Papers in Prominent Journals May Be Frauds

    A South Korean scientist is accused of falsifying research in two papers published by influential journals

    又是南韓!知名生物期刊傳論文作假!

  7. 3/6 Democrats Propose Increased Spending on Research and Education

    Both the House and Senate versions would exceed President Bush’s request for spending on education by several billion dollars.

    民主黨有意為布希的高等教育預算承諾再加碼數十億美元。

  8. 3/6 Foundation Stops Support for Scholarships for Business Students, Leaving Universities to Cover

    The Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte Foundation, which gave merit-based awards to students in business programs, has told a handful of universities that it can no longer support the scholarships it committed to.

    Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte基金會決定終止它們以往對商校學生的獎學金。這也許將造成一種骨牌效應,也就是商校學費上漲、獎學金也愈來愈少。

  9. 3/11 Taking Courses as a Group Helps Community-College Freshmen Succeed, Study Finds

    Students at a community college in Brooklyn who were randomly assigned to "learning communities" had more academic success than those not assigned to such groups. But learning communities’ effect on student retention was less clear.

    嘿!研究發現,組讀書會將能幫助社大一年級新生取得更好的學習成效。

  10. 3/13 U. of Iowa Writing Students Revolt Against a Plan They Say Would Give Away Their Work on the Web

    The students fear that making the novels, plays, and other creative works that they submit as dissertations freely available on the Web could undermine the works’ commercial value.

    愛荷華大學文學創作系學生普遍不希望論文作品被發表網上供人自由閱覽。不論小說、劇本或其他文學創作,這是他們希望以後能拿來賣錢的。

  11. 3/14 U.S. Panel on Math Education Laments Gaps in Research on What Works Best

    Not enough tangible research has been done in mathematics education to adequately guide policy decisions, a federal advisory panel suggested in a report released on Thursday.

    數學教育的未來怎麼走?

  12. 3/17 How to Combat a Campus Gossip Web Site (and Why You Shouldn’t)

    Students and administrators have dreamed up a number of approaches to fight back against the smears posted on Juicy Campus, but some also hope the site’s popularity will die out as quickly as it rose.

    http://chronicle.com/free/2008/03/2168n.htm 

    http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/03/18/arts/gossip.php

    美國大學校園八卦散播真的太誇張,特別是網上傳播的色情及變態影片,現在還有了專門網站www.juicycampus.com。師生期盼能聯手遏止,但也有人認為新鮮感過後它會自動消逝。

  13. 3/17 Sweeping Review of Australian Higher Education May Look to U.S. for Model

    Australia’s new Labor government has moved to make good on its promise of an "education revolution" by beginning a review of the structure, performance, and financial support of the country’s 38 universities.

    澳洲給自家38所大學進行全身健康檢查後,決定做出徹底的教育改革,以美國大學為仿效範本。

  14. 3/20 New Data Predict Major Shifts in Student Population, Requiring Colleges to Change Strategies

    An analysis released on Wednesday by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education confirms what colleges have known for years: The make-up of the college-age population is rapidly shifting.

    美國大學生年齡層結構近年出現鉅變(還不是愈來愈老),學校也許是時候做出因應了。

  15. 3/20 Stress Takes a Toll on College Students, Survey Finds

    Many of the students suffer serious symptoms of depression and anxiety, but few consider turning to campus counseling centers for help, says the report from the Associated Press and mtvU, the campus cable network.

    也愈來愈多學生受學習壓力影響。各種不同的精神焦慮症狀使得學生對諮商中心趨之若鶩。

  16. 3/21 News Analysis: Students May Need a Grounding in Agriculture as Much as in the Liberal Arts

    With the emphasis on sustainability on many campuses, perhaps colleges should offer students basic lessons in agricultural skills.

    為了提升學生的挫折忍受力,也許大學除了強調人文教學以外…應該認真考慮將「農事技巧」導入課程學習中。

  17. 4/1 Graduate-School Leaders Want Ph.D. Candidates to Finish Sooner and With Better Job Prospects

    A workshop sponsored by the Council of Graduate Schools and the National Science Foundation focused on how universities can help doctoral students attain realistic goals.

美國研究所議會和美國國科會這次合辦工作坊,探討如何縮短博士生畢業年限,以在職場有更好的發展前景。

Source: www.chronicle.com

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