CONAHEC News and Information

Wednesday, May. 30, 2018

TIJUANA.- CETYS Universidad en conjunto con la Universidad Fairleigh Dickinson de Nueva Jersey, Estados Unidos, resultaron ganadores del fondo de Competencia de Subvenciones “100,000 Strong in the Americas”, patrocinado por el Banco Santander; siendo CETYS la única institución mexicana seleccionada.

Wednesday, May. 30, 2018

Está dirigida a estudiantes de grado once con excelentes calificaciones y con dificultades económicas para acceder a un programa de educación superior.

Esta semana, la Secretaría de Educación abrió la convocatoria del fondo de Educación Superior para Todos, con la que el Distrito espera entregar becas y créditos a estudiantes de colegios públicos y privados de la ciudad que no cuenten con los recursos necesarios para acceder a la educación superior.

Wednesday, May. 30, 2018

According to the 2018/19 Center for World University Rankings, New Mexico State University has been ranked in the top 4.3 percent of institutions of higher education worldwide. With 18,000 degree-granting institutions of higher education worldwide evaluated, NMSU ranked 770th and earned a national rank of 184th this year. 

Tuesday, May. 29, 2018

Speaking on the second day of TNW’s 2018 conference, Dr. Nelly Ben Hayoun lived up to her title of provocateur by proposing a radical idea: higher education should be free for all, and the fact that it isn’t is having a negative impact on culture as a whole by stifling innovation and diversity.

Wednesday, May. 23, 2018

Efforts to increase the number of people in the state with advanced degrees has earned Wyoming support from the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).

Following a competitive application process, Wyoming was selected as one of three Western states to receive funding and technical support to look at gaps in educational attainment.

Wyoming’s WICHE-sponsored task force will work with diverse stakeholders from education, industry and state government to develop policy recommendations.

Wednesday, May. 23, 2018

As an academic, I am constantly traveling to present at conferences, network and create change in communities.

The one question I am always asked is, “Where are you from?” My response is Salt Lake City, Utah. It is my home, and not the answer people expect to hear. I get one of two replies: First, are you Mormon? Second, I didn’t think people of color lived there.

Wednesday, May. 23, 2018

Rob Paige, provost emeritus of Arizona State University, has spoken of “indicators of clear and present danger to the humanities”. Yet Blaine Greteman, associate professor of English at the University of Iowa, has argued that “the humanities death watch for the past 60 years” is marked “both by its recurring character and its disconnect from objective fact”.

Wednesday, May. 23, 2018

Higher education leaders have often bemoaned university ranking systems as unfairly highlighting institutions that have empirically had a great deal of resources and large endowments, while positioning colleges that are working to enroll low-income, underserved students as being behind the pack. That was a major complaint behind the Obama-era College Scorecardinitiative, for which a number of community college leaders said devalued their institutions and made them look less appealing to potential enrollees' parents. 

Wednesday, May. 23, 2018

Ángel Tuninetti, chair of the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Linguisticsand associate professor of Spanish at West Virginia University, will exchange classrooms this semester with Paola Vera Báez, professor of culinary anthropology at the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla, Mexico, as part of a short-term faculty exchange program. 

Wednesday, May. 09, 2018

At universities in Canada, as in many other countries, professors must have their research plan approved by the research ethics board or REB at their institution before they can launch their study. This process ensures that participants are not exposed to physical or psychological harm. 

Interviews, surveys, focus groups or medical interventions, all methods that involve human participants, must receive REB approval, and for good reason. We have distanced ourselves from the days of recruiting vulnerable members of society and testing new discoveries on them.