CONAHEC News and Information

Mercredi, nov. 27, 2019

Curriculum internationalisation has become more of a focus for higher education institutions in recent years. Establishing a strong sense of collaboration between faculty and international educators is crucial for success. After six years’ work on curriculum internationalisation, I want to share my experience with regard to effectively engaging faculty in curriculum internationalisation.

Lesson 1: Break the ‘Iron Cage’

Mercredi, nov. 27, 2019

Canadian universities are riding a wave of popularity as destinations of choice for overseas students.

But the high-water moment comes with risks. Of 356,035 Canadian study permits issued to international students at post-secondary institutions in 2018 alone, 54.1 per cent went to students from only two countries: India and China.

“The tide is high, but there’s no telling when the tide goes out,” says Craig Riggs, editor of ICEF Monitor, a leading industry publication that tracks global trends in higher education.

Mercredi, nov. 27, 2019

A U.S. House committee passed legislation on Thursday that supporters hailed as a “down payment” on a long-sought liberal goal: free college education for all.

The sweeping measure from Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, aims to help more Americans of all backgrounds obtain high-quality college degrees by increasing affordability, accountability and accessibility in higher education.

Mercredi, nov. 27, 2019

Paul J. LeBlanc remembers the day, about a decade ago, when a public research university in New England announced that it was starting an online M.B.A. Southern New Hampshire University, where LeBlanc is president, had just rolled out its own ambitious online program and started its rise from undistinguished private institution with a few thousand students to today’s online-education juggernaut with more than 92,000 undergraduates enrolled.

Mercredi, nov. 27, 2019

More than 100 U.S. colleges signed on to an amicus brief opposing a lawsuit that seeks to end the optional practical training program, which allows international students to work in the U.S. for up to three years after graduating while staying on their student visas.

Mercredi, nov. 27, 2019

The University of Arizona is recognized as a world leader in physical sciences and life sciences research and education in the newest subject rankings from Times Higher Education.

The university ranked No. 62 out of 1,054 colleges and universities worldwide in physical sciences in Times Higher Education's World University Rankings 2020 By Subject, released Nov. 19. It is a five-spot jump over the university's appearance on the list last year and it puts the university in the top 6% among physical sciences programs worldwide.

Mercredi, nov. 27, 2019

While a great deal of progress has been made in developmental education reforms aimed at improving student success rates, researchers and academics at the Reimagining Developmental Education conference in Manhattan last week said there’s still work left to do.

Mardi, nov. 26, 2019

So poor was the education she received at her public high school, Pilar Vega Martinez had to take an extra year to study for the Prueba de Selección Universitaria — the Chilean version of the SAT.

The work paid off. Her score on the exam was good enough to get her into the top-rated University of Chile. Vega is now in her third year, studying to be a nurse. And thanks to an important change in government policy, life got easier after that: She didn't have to pay.

Lundi, nov. 18, 2019

Hay humo blanco en la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Los 15 integrantes de la junta de gobierno del centro universitario más grande de América Latina han dado a conocer este viernes que el actual rector, Enrique Graue, seguirá al frente por los próximos cuatro años.

Lundi, nov. 18, 2019

Sacred Heart University students were particularly motivated to vote on Election Day last week. For some students, it would be their first time voting. Others had been heavily involved in an on-campus voter registration drive and were eager to cast their ballots against a local politician.

The students knew they would be asked for identification to prove they were eligible to vote, but none were prepared for what happened when they showed up at a local polling place in Bridgeport, Conn., near the university's campus in Fairfield.

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