Category Archives: Preparing Future Professoriate course

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PhD in Europe vs. PhD in the US

There are considerable differences between a Ph.D. degree in Europe vs. getting a Ph.D. degree in the US. Here, I have very concisely summarized some key differences in terms of qualifications, required time, thesis topic, teaching requirement, coursework, funding and … Continue reading

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Higher Education: Microcredentials rather than Traditional Degrees

Once a rare commodity, the “Bachelor degree” has now become a matter of entitlement, and in fact, it is mainly a virtual commodity in the current era. As such, “the laws of economics must prevail to drive down its value … Continue reading

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The Importance of University Branding

“No matter what, the education industry is still a business, it runs on money and efforts taken by humans. It is like any other business that needs constant capital and nurturing. If a college/ university miss out on marketing themselves … Continue reading

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The Importance of College Athletic Programs to Universities

College athletics programs are in fact a multibillion-dollar industry in a close link to school branding and reputation. And while individual sports programs do not necessarily result in a profit, there are many other benefits to colleges with significant implications … Continue reading

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International standard for measuring quality of education

Quality has been and will continue to be an important aspect of higher education. An important part ensuring high quality is to have proper criteria and tools to assess it. In the past 20 years, higher education quality-assurance schemes have … Continue reading

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Future of the university

Remarkable changes, driven by the new work order, globalization and rapid technological change, is Pushing universities to redefine their role and the value they provide to their students and wider society. Out of the several ways that the universities will … Continue reading

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Benefits of Virtual Reality as an Educational Tool

Many studies have revealed that the best learning performance is achievable when a variety of teaching methods are utilized and that different one method might work better than another one when we go from one student to another. To this … Continue reading

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Open access

Here, I want to write about “Nature Scientific Reports” journal which is a highly respected and famous peer-reviewed open access journal in my field of study. I have adapted the following from the journal website.”Scientific Reports is an online, open … Continue reading

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Research Ethics: Data Fabrication

In what follows, I have copied the case summary I have found. After that, I have written my comments on this case. Case Summary: Elqutub, Maria Cristina Miron Maria Cristina Miron Elqutub, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: Based … Continue reading

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Harvard Mission Statement

I have written the following from the Harvard website: “The mission of Harvard College is to educate the citizens and citizen-leaders for our society. We do this through our commitment to the transformative power of a liberal arts and sciences … Continue reading

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