A trend toward transparency for Ph.D. career outcomes?

A trend toward transparency for Ph.D. career outcomes?

For decades, blue ribbon reports, studies, panels, and commissions have bemoaned universities’ lack of transparency about the career prospects of their Ph.D. recipients and postdocs. In particular, experts have criticized institutions’ failure to track and report how their doctoral and postdoctoral alumni fare in the labor market. As administrators at 10 U.S. research institutions warned in a Science article this past December, without knowing what kinds of jobs graduates can expect after graduation, students can’t “mak[e] informed choices about their pre- and postdoctoral training activities.” But finally, like small green shoots hinting at…

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Kerala SET 2018: Admit Card Available For Download; Exam On February 25

Kerala SET 2018: Admit Card Available For Download; Exam On February 25

Kerala SET 2018: Admit Card Available For Download; Exam On February 25 NEW DELHI:  The hall ticket for Kerala State Eligibility Test is available on the official website for download. Through SET, candidates would become eligible for recruitment as Higher Secondary School Teachers and Non-Vocational Teachers in VHSE. The exam will be conducted on February 25, 2018. There will be two papers in the exam and exam will be conducted for 35 different subjects. While paper I will be consist of general knowledge and teaching aptitude questions, paper II will have…

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TNPSC Recruitment 2018: Apply For 113 Motor Vehicle Inspector, Grade II Posts

TNPSC Recruitment 2018: Apply For 113 Motor Vehicle Inspector, Grade II Posts

TNPSC Recruitment 2018: Apply For 113 Motor Vehicle Inspector Posts NEW DELHI:  Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) has released notification for recruitment of Motor Vehicle Inspector, Grade II. The application process will end on March 13, 2018. There are a total of 113 vacancies. The selection will be done on the basis of candidate’s performance in a written test which will be conducted on June 10, 2018. In addition to applying online, candidates would also need to submit attested copies of their documents with print out of online application form….

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MSDE Introduces New Affiliation Norms For ITIs

MSDE Introduces New Affiliation Norms For ITIs

MSDE Introduces New Affiliation Norms For ITIs NEW DELHI:  Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has introduced new affiliation norms for ITIs to enhance the overall quality of these institutes and to check on the mushrooming of unauthorized institutes. ‘These norms will be applicable for new proposals from academic session 2018-19 and accordingly, arrangement is being made to invite new proposals for ITIs on a IT based platform, which would be soon notified.’ Similar infrastructure for a total of 13192 ITIs in the country fulfilling the vocational needs across various…

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Government Institutes Among 800 Sent Notice For Closure By AICTE

Government Institutes Among 800 Sent Notice For Closure By AICTE

AICTE had earlier said that institutes with less than 30 % seats filled will be closed down. NEW DELHI:  As many as 800 technical institutes, including around 80 run by the government, may face closure if they do not find enough students to fill their seats as they have been served notice for poor performance, technical education regulator AICTE said on Monday. Faced with a large number of institutes which are not able to fill their seats, the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) served notices to 800 technical institutions…

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Samsung India To Hire 1000 Engineers For Three R&D Facilities

Samsung India To Hire 1000 Engineers For Three R&D Facilities

Samsung India To Hire 1000 Engineers For Three R&D Facilities NEW DELHI:  South Korean tech giant Samsung today said it would be hiring 1000 engineers from top institutes for its three research and development (R&D) facilities in India. It would be hiring the talent from IITs, NITs, Delhi College of Engineering, BITS Pilani, Manipal Institute of Technology and IIITs among others. “Samsung is extremely bullish on R&D in India. We have been here for over 22 years. The three R&D centres in India work on several cutting edge technologies,” Samsung global…

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10,013 Students For Distance Learning Programmes

10,013 Students For Distance Learning Programmes

The Institute of Distance and e-Learning of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Kumasi Campus, has admitted 10,013 fresh students to pursue various under-graduate and post-graduate programmes. They are drawn from three regions – Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo and Western. The acting Vice Chancellor, the Reverend Father Professor Anthony Afful-Broni, said the goal was to provide opportunity for everybody to access university education conveniently from their doorstep at manageable cost. Performing the matriculation ceremony in Kumasi, he said this was being done without sacrificing quality. He expressed discomfort with the practice where…

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Sen. Doug Jones announces $1.1 million in distance learning and telemedicine grants for Alabama

Sen. Doug Jones announces $1.1 million in distance learning and telemedicine grants for Alabama

Alabama Sen. Doug Jones today announced more than $1.1 million in USDA grants to support distance learning and telemedicine in Alabama. The grants are part of the USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) program. The grants will expand access to job training, educational and health care opportunities for rural communities. “These grants can help provide a lifeline to health care for Alabama’s rural communities,” Jones said. “By using cutting-edge technology like telemedicine, we can better serve some of our most vulnerable Alabamians and expand access to quality health care, no…

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Have an idea for a startup but not sure where to start? These online classes can help.

Have an idea for a startup but not sure where to start? These online classes can help.

Everyone and their mother has an idea for a startup, but the impressive part is getting it off the ground. Luckily, there are a few critical skills that will help you succeed in the startup world no matter which industry you plan to disrupt. The Startup School Bundle, which is just $40 right now (a massive 97% discount) offers ten courses that can help you learn essential skills for any field. Generating Ideas Most ideas for startups and apps are pretty vague, and just about everyone has a plan for “the Uber of…

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4 Expectations for Online Education in 2018

4 Expectations for Online Education in 2018

As more students seek flexible alternatives to traditional, on-campus courses, online education continues to evolve. Among other trends, 2017 saw the proliferation of smaller credentials beyond online degrees, rising online course enrollment at nonprofit universities and the use of big data to track student performance. And there’s plenty more in store for 2018, experts say. Here are four trends in online higher education that prospective students should watch this year. 1. Continued overall enrollment growth: The number of U.S. students who enrolled in at least one online course rose by 5.6 percent between fall 2015…

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