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Our research on #HigherEducation #inclusivity for students with #ChronicIllness is now published by @JDisSoc!!

We discuss stigma towards chronic illness as a #disability, and aim to influence HE practices.

Pls rt! 🎓
@JulieH_Psyc @EmHaz_Psy
#NEISvoid
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It will be open access soon, but if anyone who doesn't have an institutional login would like to read the paper in the meantime, then I'm very happy to send you an e-print
The above paper might hopefully be of interest to some of you!
@TabouMagazine @DisInHigherEd @DisabledAcadem @ChangeDisabled @chronicinclude @chron_ac @AbleismAcademia @EnabledInAca @KeeleUniversity

And @CDSLeeds, your archives were really helpful🙂
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 04/22/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/04/22/dai…
Opinion | Set Up Branches of Elite Colleges to Expand Access

nytimes.com/2021/04/15/opi…

#HigherEducation #accessibility #OpEd #BranchCampuses
Vartan Gregorian, Savior of the New York Public Library, Dies at 87

nytimes.com/2021/04/16/nyr…

#obituary #PublicLibrary #scholarship #leadership #service
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Removal of HEC chairman: Let us think beyond personalities. The #PoliticalEconomy of #HigherEducation in #Pakistan is such that whoever had challenged the status quo, system would have turned against him/her. I think following led the removal of chairman #HEC
1) #HEC R&D grants system was revamped to fund those projects only which had an impact (determined by peer review). #HEC Closed many projects which failed peer review.
2) set up #disciplinary panels for peer review headed by well-reputed scholars such as Dr Zulfiqar Bhutta, Dr Noman ul Haq, Dr Tariq Hassan, Dr Sarosh Lodhi etc., to make fund/no-fund decisions in Committee.
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Further research done by myself revealed there’s a degree mill in existence by the name of Northern California Global University. This name was linked to a bogus university degree scam in Indonesia & 12 people were arrested incl. high profile officials. m.liputan6.com/news/read/1079…
A Malaysian deputy minister was forced to resign after being exposed to having a fake MBA from this same fake degree mill as recent as 2020. These degrees can be ‘bought’ for a price without having to sit an exam or submit a research paper/assignment. coconuts.co/kl/news/bogus-…
The only other Global University that’s in existence in the US (Missouri) is an institute dedicated to Christian studies. There is no PhD listed on Women Empowerment or Entrepreneurial Management as claimed by a famous Sri Lankan professional & her family. globaluniversity.edu
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So administration at Laurentian University used Tri-Council research funds to pay the bills.

This is happens after decades of systemic underfunding of public education and @fordnation @RossRomanoSSM say it has nothing to do with them.

I have some thoughts. A thread.
Ross Romano @RossRomanoSSM, Minister of Training, Colleges, and University, knew about the financial issues at @LaurentianU MONTHS go. Did not then and is doing nothing now.

FIVE of LU’s board members are appointed by the provincial government.

This didn’t come out of nowhere.
“BUT DEREK IT’S BECAUSE PROFS LIKE YOU MAKE SO MUCH MONEY!!!”

Sure, I’ll concede some profs have great, well-paying, secure jobs. But you seem to be missing something here:
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/08/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/02/08/dai…
Gambling research: The 'fun' can stop with unemployment, ill-health and even death

medicalxpress.com/news/2021-02-g…

#death, #gambling, #unemployment
Boomers: A book event with Helen Andrews and Michael Dougherty | American Enterprise Institute - AEI

aei.org/events/boomers…

#boomers, #AEI, #book
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A little story: “Everything you need to learn to be a rocket scientist is available online, right now, for free."

Several years ago, @BenBlair (my husband) and @JoshStanley (my brother) learned that premise and it stuck with them.
If that premise was true (and they could see it clearly was true), then tuition rates should be falling — and falling fast. But they’re not. U.S. College Tuition is outrageous, and it gets worse every year!

theatlantic.com/education/arch…
In response, they set out to build the Most Affordable, Accredited, U.S.-based, Degree-Granting University possible — and make it available to students all over the world. And they’ve succeeded.

Permit me to brag a bit about what they’ve built and why it's so cool.
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Hard to believe but in academic time, fall 2021 is just around the corner. Delays in vaccination program make this extremely challenging for universities, in many ways more challenging than planning for F2020 or S2021 was.
A #highereducation 🧵
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Do unis assume herd immunity and business as usual by f21? Yay, let's go back to in-person classes w/ no physical distancing, normal dorm capacity! But, it's a risky bet, because much harder to pivot at last minute from normal -> covid than reverse. Hello, contingency plans. 2/6
Scenario 2: most faculty vaccinated & want to teach in person, too few students vaccinated for herd immunity. Too few classrooms to teach >≈50% of catalog F2F w/ distancing. Legal, moral question if can deny equal access to unvaccinated students (and what does equal mean)? 3/6
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📢We are gearing up for the #IRMIAC2021, with a #workshop on pre-award #grant management!

IRMI (India Research Management Initiative) Annual Conference is focused on “Bringing Professional #ResearchManagement into the Indian #Science & #Innovation Ecosystem”👥

Stay tuned! ImageImageImageImage
⏱️The clock is ticking!

#IRMI Annual Conference - the first-of-its-kind for #ResearchManagement professionals in India - starts at 2:30 pm today👥

Watch this #thread for updates from #IRMIAC2021!

Glimpses from Pre-Conference #Workshop 3 on 'Post-Award Grant Management'👇 ImageImageImageImage
#NowOn

Inaugural session of the much-awaited #IRMI Annual Conference 2021🥁

India Alliance CEO @VasanSambandam1 takes through India Research Management Initiative - the history, purpose and opportunities🧑‍🏫

If you're at the conference, give us a shoutout using #IRMIAC2021! ImageImageImageImage
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Tough choice: @GavinNewsom and @JoeBiden speaking at the same time...
Going w/@GavinNewsom budget talk:

"There's no better investment than #teacher preparation."

You have my attention...

2/
Adding funds for Special Ed, Early Childhood and Preschool- "Historic investments".

Of the $13B in deferrals $9.2B will be paid off- if #CaLeg adopts proposal

$2B to support reopening schools for in-person teaching

Go on... #Budget2021
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So the CDC has a new study about #highereducation and #COVID19 .

Listen closely.

#thread
First, CDC links pandemic spread with f2f campuses:

"university counties with in-person instruction (n = 79) experienced a 56% increase in incidence, comparing the 21-day periods before and after classes started."

56%!
Second, CDC links teaching online to *lower* pandemic spread:

"U.S. counties with large colleges or universities with remote instruction (n = 22) experienced a 17.9% decrease in incidence"
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Four Work Trends Set to Boom

Some food for thought for the new year...

#TechForGood #FutureOfWork

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workforcefuturist.substack.com/p/four-work-tr…
1 - More Ways to Earn

Chefs 🧑‍🍳
Gamers 👾
Teachers 👩‍🏫
#crypto freelancers 🚀
and Pet Caretakers 🦮🐩🐶

#GigEconomy #careers

sidehustlestack.co

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2 - More Ways to Learn

Massive investment in lifelong learning and reskilling

Estimated at $7 trillion by 2025 @holoniq

#Education #EdTech #HigherEducation #Learning #Disneyfication @packyM @satyanadella @LambdaSchool @lyndagratton

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Our executive director, Jasmine Banks, was contacted to comment on this piece. Her comment did not make the final edits, and we are sure you can imagine why wsj.com/articles/charl…
This article is a gaslight to the highest degree. It is not unlike what we've seen Trump do to our nation-- say one thing and attempt to coerce us to believe their words over what we've witnessed and lived.
Maya Angelou taught us that when someone shows us who they are, we should believe them the first time. Koch's investments have material outcomes. Those outcomes demonstrate what he believes. Budgets are moral documents.
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Sitting down to enjoy some virtual pancakes as part of the @pedPancakes #CPD opportunities. Looking forward to hearing from @a_merrydrew

#HigherEducation #Poetry #Teaching #CloseReading
Why create #Blackout #Poetry...
Benefits of Blackout Poetry for close reading purposes
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Grants will help Notre Dame scholars expand program on U.S. national security policy charleskochfoundation.org/news/grants-wi… New $3.66 million from the Charles #Koch Foundation. An earlier Koch $3.5 million grant helped the center hire three faculty members and four postdoctoral fellows #unKoch Image
#unKoch announces a National Day of Action - 10/22/20 - that will focus on building public awareness of the impact of the #KochNetwork within the institutions of education and our broader democracy. #highereducation Image
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A THREAD on managing expectations in #academia #highereducation (from my own painfully learnt experiences)

So I presented at a webinar @UniversitySA #ECR Work-Life Dynamics on Wednesday (I am not an ECR myself any more 😭😭), and thought it might be worth sharing a few ideas
These are tips that I wish I had learnt earlier - I hope they help a few of you struggling with the many demands of academic life in a #pandemic
(1) This one has been hard. But we need to remember that this is the quintessential Knowledge Industry – you can’t do it tired, you can’t keep sprinting
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A business idea for these times, in which higher education is seen as a commodity, and students are treated like customers: a university modelled on #CrossFit. (And no, this is *not* about Greg Glassman’s idiotic views on COVID or racism.) #HigherEducation /1
From the point of this university “your education is just our warm-up.” Students will have to suffer (every single day) to increase their depth of thinking. Daily existential crises are part of the programme. Only this kind of learning builds sustainable cognitive muscle. /2
Cognitive nutrition will be strictly regulated. No greasy writings are part of the curriculum. Only Spartan intellectual rigour. No literary intoxication. Only Henry-Rollins style straight edge. No romantic poetry, just analytic prose. /3
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In 1996, Richard Fink, an executive at #Koch Industries and a top advisor to Charles Koch, outlined a three-tiered strategy for getting the #fossilfuels industrialist's free-market ideas out into the world: through academia, think tanks, and activists’ organizations. Image
How Charles #Koch Is Buying Credibility With Academic Investments sgq.io/SVs3Bnu The 1st tier of this “structure of social change” strategy is the “investment in intellectual raw materials”, that academia would develop. #unKoch #HigherEducation
This level of #Koch funding in academia and think tanks has broad implications for policy implementation, as state governments routinely rely on the state university systems to provide independent analyses of issues before the legislature and agencies. #unKoch #highered Image
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THREAD: My thoughts on the announcement this afternoon by the Deputy First Minister @JohnSwinney on the 2020 SQA exam results. #SQAResults

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This is a very welcome decision which will ensure young people in #Scotland who have worked so hard in incredibly difficult circumstances do not lose out based on factors outwith their control, and we should all congratulate them on the grades they have achieved. 2/10
These achievements now provide an opportunity for us to accept even more Scottish-domiciled students to the University of Glasgow @UofGlasgow – particularly those who may come from #WideningParticipation backgrounds @UofGWP – with an increase in places funded by the @scotgov 3/10
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Live tweet of a state budget and #COVID19 impact seminar at my school @UNG_News: #HigherEducation #highered #gapol 1/x
President in her state of university noted that not having students on campus would have serious existential impact on the school. Official is overviewing how we got here: state budget cuts, Covid impact, etc. State went from proposed 14% cuts to 11% cuts. No furloughs. 2/x
Two capital projects approved: takeover space of Lanier Tech and new business innovation center. (Capital projects are separate budget allocations than those that fund ongoing state business) 3/x
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So excited for the #NtlMtg20 to kick-off!!!

Ready to hear from @NASPADavid, Aimee, Courtney & so many other amazing people in our field!
Really awesome that @hecaod has Closed Captioning & an ASL interpreter on screen! #NtlMtg20 Image
And it's a GREAT time to say Happy 5th Year Anniversary to @hecaod!!! #NtlMtg20
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New Education Policy

Highlights

Very important #Thread

* Universalization from ECCE to Secondary Education by 2030, aligning with SDG4

Attaining Foundational Learning & Numeracy Skills through National Mission by 2025

100% GER in Pre-School to Secondary Level by 2030
Bring Back 2Cr out of School Children

Teachers to be prepared for assessment reforms by 2023

Inclusive & Equitable Education System by 2030

Board Exams to test core concepts and application of knowledge

Every Child will come out of School adept in at least one Skill
Common Standards of Learning in Public & Private Schools

#MajorReforms: School Education

Board exams will be low stakes & test actual knowledge instead of rote learning

Mother tongue to be a medium of instruction till 5th grade
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