Monthly Archives: August 2019

Cops skip class, still get A’s. Any questions?

Cops skip class, still get A’s. Any questions?

One aspect of fraud in higher education I seldom touch on is the credential fraud of graduate school. To clarify, to advance in a position, often a worker needs to have some sort of a graduate degree. Trouble is, if you have a job, you really don’t have time to go to grad school…but if […] … learn more→

How to address college dropout

How to address college dropout

The publication of the updated edition of the U-Ranking Report , carried out by the BBVA Foundation and the Valencian Institute of Economic Research, has once again focused on the university system, apart from the accurate analysis established on the basis of objective indicators , has included in this occasion data on a complex and worrying phenomenon, […] … learn more→

Graduates beware, don’t fall for that unpaid job advert

Graduates beware, don’t fall for that unpaid job advert

Sydney Football Club sparked outrage this week when it advertised for someone to work three to four days a week for nine months, as a volunteer. The unpaid job, to work as a strength and conditioning assistant, was specifically looking for someone with a degree in human movement, exercise or sports science. But the job ad was […] … learn more→

A life before research: From television to information science

A life before research: From television to information science

Involved in my youth as an animator and trainer in the lay movement of the Girl Scouts and Pathfinders of France (EEDF), based on a non-directive pedagogy, I discovered very early the values ​​of solidarity, openness and democracy. At the age of 21, after three years of training at the Higher Regional Institute of Social […] … learn more→

Should parents help their kids with homework?

Should parents help their kids with homework?

Schools across the country encourage parents to help their children with homework. Parents are listening. Helping with homework is one of the most common things that parents say they do to support their children’s learning. Many experts have found that helping with homework cultivates positive learning behaviors, reinforces class material and signals to children that their education is important. The federal Department of […] … learn more→

Licence to publish will restore trust in science

Licence to publish will restore trust in science

In the past few years, it has become clear that the quality of published scientific research is not as good as it could and should be. It has been estimated that 50 per cent of published research across all scientific fields, including social science, is questionable – to varying degrees and for varying reasons. The […] … learn more→

What’s private depends on who you are and where you live

What’s private depends on who you are and where you live

Citizens and policymakers around the world are grappling with how to limit companies’ use of data about individuals – and how private various types of information should be. But anthropologists like me know that cultures vary widely in their views of what is private and who is responsible for protecting privacy. Just like online privacy, real-world privacy […] … learn more→

5 things to consider before taking out a student loan

5 things to consider before taking out a student loan

16.9 million. That’s how many students are going to college at the undergraduate level this fall. Of that number, roughly half – 46% – will take out federal student loans. It’s a decision that could bring certain rewards – not the least of which is a well-paying job – but it can also come with serious economic […] … learn more→

A new tax on big college and university endowments is sending higher education a message

A new tax on big college and university endowments is sending higher education a message

The nation’s wealthiest private colleges and universities have a new expense. Thanks to a provision in the tax reform package that President Donald Trump signed in late 2017, these schools are paying a 1.4% tax on their net investment income. This highly targeted tax only applies to schools with endowments worth at least US$500,000 per tuition-paying student. One aspect […] … learn more→