The Future of Higher Ed Is Occurring at the Margins

Combined, the current trends tell us that, taken as a whole, colleges and universities must brace for five new realities, Arthur Levine and Scott Van Pelt write Arthur Levine and Scott Van Pelt , Culled from Inside Higher Education. Higher education was transformed in the 19th and 20th centuries to meet the needs of an emerging national, analog, industrial economy. Today, higher education is again being transformed — this time to serve the needs of a global, digital, knowledge economy. People fundamentally disagree, however, about what form that transformation will take. Harvard University…

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The Psychology of Networking through Social Media

Dalianny Corporan Instagram is the new way of networking nowadays. It is easy to follow people online and to keep in touch with them through social media. Even though the app can be distracting at times, it is a great way to find clients and employees. There are also many other great social medias like Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok. There are also many great networking sites like LinkedIn. There are many people that have built their platforms solely using Instagram. Many people have built their platforms off popularity and posting…

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The Social Cost of Carbon is Still the Best Way to Evaluate Climate Policy

Source: Yale university News Website Professor of Economics Matthew Kotchen argues that the social cost of carbon, which accounts for the future damage that atmospheric carbon causes, is preferable to an alternative approach put forward by two prominent economists By Geoffrey Giller MESc ‘14 For the past decade, the United States government has primarily relied on a measure, known as the social cost of carbon, to help evaluate the costs and benefits of various climate change policies. However, some economists have called for the use of a different metric, called…

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Scholars from the Global South must be helped to make a splash

Culled from https://www.timeshighereducation.com/opinion/scholars-global-south-must-be-helped-make-asplash?mc_cid=25862e22f5&mc_eid=45b29e2869 Editors need to grasp how much intelligence and bravery is needed to produce innovative ideas in certain contexts, says Alfredo González-Ruibal Alfredo González-Ruibal Source: getty/istock montage Throughout my academic career as an archaeologist, I have reviewed an inordinate number of papers in the capacity of referee, editor and teacher. And I have discovered striking – though not surprising – differences between academic traditions. There are many reasons for such differences, from how scholars are educated (even before university) to how hierarchical the academic environment is in which they are socialised. But we…

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