Category: PFP16F

The topic for this week’s discussion is about one thing that can be changed in future higher education. For me, I believe comprehensive pedagogy and professional development programs are essential for faculty members in the future higher education. In Virginia …

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Due to the perverse incentives in current higher education system, the faculties, especially the new assistant professors, are suffering from higher pressure to become tenure or secure a desirable financial funding. To help mitigate the hyper-competition and build a healthy …

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Inclusive education aims at promoting respect and equity for all groups of students. While normal education may focus on particular student groups with a single characteristics, e.g. gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation, inclusive education covers a wide range of differences …

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The US higher education attracts students all over the world due to its high quality and diversity, and at the same time, it is an expensive choice for most international students. According to  HSBC’s the Value of Education on the costs of …

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Most of the Chinese parents, especially that in middle class, are sending their children to United States to receive quality education and get a US degree. Attracted by the outstanding reputation of US universities and the unique style of US …

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Online self-archiving is great way to realize open access and open science. By sharing their updated research work on different online platforms, the researcher (e.g. scientist and engineer) can get the maximum exposure while accelerating the development in certain field. For …

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Open Access is a great approach to have more people get access to high-quality research results and correspondingly broaden their impact. In the Environment field, there is actually not much complete Open Access (OA) journals. Publishers, such as Elsevier and …

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MOOCs, also known as massive online courses, has been employed for a very long time with booming courses (from 0 in Oct. 2011 to over 4000 in Feb. 2016) and participated students. Among which, Coursera is the most famous one …

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Ethics, at the first glance, is a really big and general word. The definition of “ethics” by Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy is “systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior”. The professional ethics we covered during the class should be categorized into …

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Mission statements, as Dean DePauw mentioned during the class, usually provides guidance for the development of higher education institutions.  As mission statements focusing more on the university’s current performance, status, and targets, vision statements outline a university’s future goals, motivating and …

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