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I Love College, But I'm Done: 3 Signs That You're Ready to Finish Your Academic Career

I am writing this from 36,000 feet above somewhere between Nashville and Los Angeles, thinking about horizons as I peer out the window and admire the horizon. 699 more words


Attempts to depose English subject our universities to dangerous social engineering

Economic Times |  Indrajit Hazra  |   19 April 2017 |  Opinion |

The UGC list takes care not to discriminate against English. It `merely’ discriminates in favour of non-English Indian languages (read only if you want to: Hindi). 899 more words


A little bit of Instagram – a social media take over with Mambo 5

Last month I got to tick something off my Warwick bucket list – a student takeover of one of our main social media channels! 1,578 more words

Social Media

On Expertise in Higher Ed

I have been thinking a lot about expertise in higher education — especially as more institutions look to a growing number of “experts” to help solve their institutional challenges and issues. 1,001 more words


The Polysemic University

From Making Sociology Public, by Lambros Fatsis, pg 240:

Having already introduced Cardinal Newman’s ivory tower conception of the university, and Minister Humboldt’s equally idealistic depiction of it as a hub of culture and academic freedom, Barnett’s (2013) anthology of epithets, each of which furnishes 240 a different vision of and for the university, is indicative of definitional pluralism as it is bewildering; there is the university as a feasible utopia, the entrepreneurial university, the commodified, the civic or public goods university, the accessible university, the university as a debating society, the anarchic, the borderless, the collaborative, congested, corporate, corrupt, creative, dialogic, digital, ecological, liquid, multi-nodal, performative, socialist, soulless, technologico-Benthamite, as well as the theatrical, translucent, imaginative, imagining, first class, edgeless, capitalist and even the university as fool (sic).

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Digital Universities

'NIRF better in terms of transparency'

Business Standard | IANS  |  Kolkata  April 8, 2017 |

India’s National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is “better” compared to global ranking systems in terms of transparency because it doesn’t give much weightage to perception… 393 more words