BOSTON—Academic advisers on university campuses face a common problem: Students rarely ask for advice at the right time. "They're either the high achievers who don't need much help, or students who are already failing out of their classes,” says Allison Calhoun-Brown, a political scientist who oversees advising at Georgia State University (GSU) in Atlanta. “What we need is an early warning system," she adds, a system that can flag a student who needs advising, perhaps long before the student is aware.
Higher education institutions will risk funds being withdrawn if they do not address gender inequality, according to a new report.
The national review of gender equality in higher education, which was done by the Expert Group and commissioned by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), outlined the need for a greater gender balance of staff.
Story by Marése O’Sullivan, UTV, Dublin, 27 June 2016
South Africa’s government is planning a major overhaul of its student funding system. This comes in the wake of protests at the country’s universities that saw students successfully freeze fee increases for the 2016 academic year.
Article by Temwa Moyo, Nimi Hoffmann and Sioux McKenna, 29 April 2016, University World News
Universities globally are increasingly challenged by disruptive innovation that is revolutionary, unpredictable and moving at an unprecedented pace. In this context, universities have to navigate demands for ever-increasing scrutiny from funders, regulatory bodies and societal stakeholders to be accountable for achieving public good purposes such as promoting social justice and equality.
An article by Heather Nel, 06 May 2016, University World News