Higher Education Reform

Blog posts and resources relating to reform in higher education. To start a new discussion on HE reform issues, visit the forum via the above link.

Ellen Peters posing outdoors

Ellen Peters on Numeracy

A lack of ability of numbers is a serious issue in the world, in particular in the developed world, says Ellen Peters. And she’s trying to do something about that.

6 days ago
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Commercializing UK Academia: What’s the Next Step?

Daniel Nehring predicts that UK universities will embrace the vocational, commercial side of higher education even more enthusiastically, faced with the consequences of Brexit, an escalating economic crisis, and the philistine demand, again long entrenched in higher education policy, to demonstrate ‘impact’ and good use of taxpayers money.

3 weeks ago
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We Cannot Cite Our Way to Equality, But Citational Justice Is Vital

Reflecting on their work to create a guide to fairer citation practices in academic writing, Aurélie Carlier, Hang Nguyen, Lidwien Hollanders, Nicole Basaraba, Sally Wyatt and Sharon Anyango*, highlight challenges to changing citation practices and point to ways in which authors and readers can work towards equitable citations.

1 month ago
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New Statement Supports Academic Inquiry by Actors Both On and Off Campus

More than 90 organizations based in higher education, ranging from the American Council on Education and American Association of University Professors to the Yes We Must Coalition and EDUCAUSE, have signed a statement supporting “academic inquiry and debate” on American campuses.

4 months ago
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