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Pannapacker, William – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
Academics can be too snug in their institutional silos. They sometimes think of one another as competitors for students, and as a result they duplicate scarce resources in mutually damaging ways. In this article, the author wants to argue that teaching-focused institutions have much to gain from partnerships with research universities on the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Attitudes
Nelson, Scott Reynolds – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
Technology shifts gears. The workers who control it need to learn how to shift gears, too. Workers brought up with universal schooling would respect authority, learn enough "geometry and mechanics" to use in their trades, keep invention alive, and finally see through "the interested complaints of faction and sedition." In other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Factors, Labor Utilization, Labor Conditions
Pannapacker, William – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
In this article, the author discusses digital humanities (DH) and what future it holds for graduate students who are riding the digital-humanities bandwagon. He spoke with several graduate students about their interest in the field: how they got into it and began their first projects. Laura Mandell, director of the Initiative for Digital…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Humanities, Computer Uses in Education, Summer Programs
Lewington, Jennifer – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
At Canadian universities, business schools are light-years ahead of the rest of the campus in raising their global profile. Intensive foreign-student-recruitment efforts, friendly Canadian immigration rules, mandatory study-abroad requirements, and, in some cases, the option to pursue programs in multiple languages have combined to pack a punch in…
Descriptors: Business Administration, Business Administration Education, Student Recruitment, Foreign Countries
Lloyd, Marion – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
The internationalization of higher education in the Americas is mostly talk with little action, concluded delegates at a joint congress in Mexico's second-largest city. More than 300 university administrators, professors, and education specialists from throughout the region and Europe met in Guadalajara last month to promote inter-American…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Organizations (Groups)
Schmidt, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article describes the results of a report released last week by the Council of Graduate Schools. The report, "Ph.D. Completion and Attrition: Analysis of Baseline Demographic Data From the Ph.D. Completion Project," is based on data from 24 universities in the United States and Canada. According to this report, women and members of…
Descriptors: Universities, Females, Doctoral Programs, Foreign Countries
Mangan, Katherine – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports that Canadian medical students, inspired by an online community and an obscure heart condition, have ditched their books and transformed their class notes into a pulsating, hip-hop music video. "Diagnosis Wenckebach"--the name comes from a type of abnormal heart rhythm--was created as just one of many innovative…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Medical Schools, Web Based Instruction, Student Motivation
Neelakantan, Shailaja – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports that India's medical profession is in a crisis. For every 10,000 people in India there are only six doctors, compared with nearly 55 in the United States and nearly 21 in Canada. The problem is likely to get worse before it gets better. Professors are leaving medical schools for better-paying jobs in private hospitals and in…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Economic Progress, Medical Schools, Hospitals
Birchard, Karen – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article focuses on a report by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada which states that four-year public colleges in the United States have significantly more resources for teaching and research than do their counterparts in Australia, Canada, and Britain. According to the report, "Trends in Higher Education: Volume 3:…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Income, Educational Finance, Teacher Student Ratio
Birchard, Karen – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article describes a brand-new liberal-arts university which promises a different approach to teaching. Quest University is the first private, nonprofit, secular college in Canada. It has attracted professors with stellar credentials. Of its 79 freshmen, most are graduates of the rigorous International Baccalaureate high-school program, and…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Quality, Public Colleges
Carnevale, Dan – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
The USA Patriot Act is having far-reaching effects on the kinds of data that wind up on some academics' computers in Canada. Canadian colleges, responding to provincial laws passed in reaction to the Patriot Act, are preventing professors from entering the United States with students' private data on their laptops and limiting the locations of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Foreign Countries, Federal Legislation
Campbell, Monica – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Latin America's largest university is now seeking students in the United States. Spotting a ripe market and a growing Hispanic population, the National Autonomous University of Mexico is steadily strengthening its foothold in the United States and Canada--one of the first inroads northward by a Latin American university. For decades the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Universities, Student Recruitment
Bollag, Burton – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
This article describes how a top physicist took charge of reforming undergraduate science education at the University of British Columbia. Carl E. Wieman, the 2001 Nobel Prize winner in Physics, gave up his research career to devote himself to improving the way college science is taught. Wieman is heading up a $10.2 million science education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, College Science
Birchard, Karen – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
The booming, oil-rich economy of Alberta, Canada, has left universities on the eastern side of the country scrambling for students, as families and recent high-school graduates move westward to seek their fortunes. Peter D. Halpin, executive director of the Association of Atlantic Universities, says that, "The Alberta economy has been an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Migration, Economic Factors
Birchard, Karen – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2006
Canadian educators are increasingly worried about their country's position as a destination of choice for international students, according the annual conference of the Canadian Bureau for International Education. The bureau added that Canada has dropped out of the top five preferred countries as a place to study. Over all, the number of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Foreign Students, Student Recruitment
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