08
Apr

Lastest Phd Importance News

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A Brief History of the Economics of Wage Discrimination
But in certain high-importance, high-income sectors, such as technology, women hold a surprising minority of jobs and are less likely to stay in the industry altogether: Today, even as so many barriers have fallen — whether at elite universities …
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New methodology to find out about yeast changes during wine fermentation
In his PhD thesis, Rubén Martínez, a graduate in Biology and Biochemistry, has developed a new methodology that makes it possible to know what physiological state the yeast is in at each point in the wine fermentation process. “By drawing an analogy …
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31
Mar

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Nominations accepted for new Dixon Award for graduate innovation
The student-driven fellowship will support as many as six doctoral students pursuing innovative experiences in preparation for careers outside of academia, with funding that begins this fall. “First and foremost, the Dixon Award will boost the career …
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Campaigner Helena Kennedy and playwright David Greig become honorary
Several, however, have enjoyed careers in the arts and other non-academic spheres and they include Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws, QC, who becomes an Honorary Fellow as a leading human rights lawyer and civil liberties campaigner Sir Peter Maxwell …
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ANOTHER VIEW: Cuts Anger Former Professor
We must further find the courage and resources to restore those valuable eliminated vocational programs in an effort to provide marketable skills and training for a non-academic track workforce. The state of the college has placed us at a serious …
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06
Mar

Photonics West 2014 Sees Growth in Event Attendance, Exhibit Visitors

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Photonics West 2014 Sees Growth in Event Attendance, Exhibit Visitors
Photonics industry insiders gave job interviewing tips, a crash course in feasibility analysis, and their perspectives on entrepreneurship and other non-academic careers to about 100 students attending one of several industry events at Photonics West …
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UK. IMarEST to play multi-faceted role at Oceanology International
With active involvement in the conference programme; a raft of associated events and on-stand activities; and a key role in 'Careers Day' the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) is taking its most active position ever in …
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18
Feb

Lastest Why Phd News

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PhD graduate wins Outstanding Doctoral Research Award
Juliana, who recently completed her PhD in the Department of Management Science, has won the 2013 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Operations and Production Management category. The competition was open to students …
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Former Miss Perham on her way to a Ph.D. in biomedical research
Next month, she'll be triumphantly holding up her Ph.D. in biomedical research, the same way she used to hold up her derby trophies after hard-fought wins. Advertisement. Since graduating from Perham High School in 2004, Nicky has kept herself busy …
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News | PhD student lands £30k prize
David Shearing, a 30 year old PhD student, was among five artists last month who won the Sky Academy Arts prize. Through the use of video, light and sound design, the project looks to change the way that weather is experienced in a theatre. Shearing's …
Read more on Leedsstudent

27
Nov

Evaluation Forms: Effective Method for Gathering Feedback

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At most universities, student ratings of courses are required. This is due to a variety of reasons. Gathering evidence on teaching helps departments make informed decisions related to tenure, retention and promotion. Requesting student to complete evaluation forms sends the message that effective teachers are a clear focus.

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Evaluation Forms for Improved Performance

The most important function of evaluation forms is to provide the instructor with feedback that can be used to directly improve performance. Instructors can refine their methods to provide students with better learning experiences. Therefore, evaluations play a positive role in enhancing the climate of teaching and learning.

While evaluations show instructors what they are doing right and wrong, actually making the necessary changes can be difficult. Many instructors do not know exactly how to revise their methods to improve learning. Additionally, it can be confusing when attempting to reconcile contradictory statements or weigh comments in relation to scaled criteria. Click here for website with free evaluation forms

The best way to implement student feedback is through consultation with colleagues. A secondary opinion can be extremely useful when interpreting open ended or opposing viewpoints. For evaluations to lead to change, instructors must reflect on their goals and beliefs related to the course. Reflection on subject matter and learning processes is necessary when attempting to make improvements with feedback from evaluation forms.

01
Apr

Avoiding Oculus VR Education Fantasies

Written by Blog Editor. Posted in Academic News

Why virtual reality matters for learning less than we might wish.

Inside Higher Ed | Blog U

15
Mar

Elsewhere in Science, 14 March 2014

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Elsewhere in Science, 14 March 2014
In the article, Benderly cited a paper in Academic Medicine noting the coincidence of the rise in women in academic medicine and the emergence of the clinician-educator track at medical schools. These clinician-educator positions are less prestigious …
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Veronica Mars, the newly crowned queen of Kickstarter cinema
(When her job interview for that upscale law firm asks her about the tape and then adjourns for lunch, she jokes that she hopes, when they come back, they'll ask her about “STD's.” A very dark Veronica joke if ever there was one.) So here's the …
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26
Feb

Meet the police constable with a PhD

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Meet the police constable with a PhD
Musa Ambuchi could be the only police constable with a doctorate degree in Kenya. Or East Africa for that matter. A constable is the lowest rank within the police command structure. This is the cadre that does most of the police leg work, especially …
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J. Marvin Herndon, PhD, Presents Comprehensive Review of Terracentric
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Science fiction sometimes foreshadows science fact. Remember the movie Forbidden Planet and the Martian epic Total Recall? Each had within their planets powerful alien-built reactors. The evidence continues to …
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Putting more students on the Ph.D. path is UTD prof's goal
<bold>Professor David Ford asks </bold>for a show of hands as he teaches a business class on organizational behavior at the University of Texas at Dallas. He was honored last year by The PhD Project for his work to increase the number of doctoral …
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17
Feb

Charter schools

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RSA Economist Debate – Golden Age of the Internet later this week. This event is full, but you can listen to the podcast of the event page. www.rsa.org.uk/events/detail.asp?eventID=1791Les Suw Charman panelists, Danny Meadows-Klue, John Naughton, Karen Thomson, and Tom Standage.


Charter schools
OF 658 Chicago schools, charter schools are only 126 publicly funded but independently run and largely without union rules. Fifteen others are due to open this year. More significant, however, is that four of the most recently approved charters are …
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The situation is still out of control, Christian militia (photo) hunting …
Stubborn religious violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) binds Muslims out of the country en masse. Aid agencies are now warning that the exodus of Muslim traders and livestock could lead to catastrophic famine and economic …
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ESRI John Fitzgerald: “I’m an economist I do not do sex …”
“I’m an economist, I do not do sex and violence,” said “The Pat Kenny Show this morning, when the broadcaster asked how young people’s lives could be married to live at home in their 30s. Mr. Fitzgerald, chief economist at the Economic and …
Read more on Irish Independent

05
Nov

Calm Candidates Do Better On Standardized Job Tests, Study Shows

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Calm Candidates Do Better On Standardized Job Tests, Study Shows
Going through the job-interview process can generate anxiety for even the most qualified candidates, but according to a new study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, remaining calm is the key to performing well on standardized job tests.
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The Byrds' Roger McGuinn and country artist Marty Stuart discuss joint tour
"I've been waiting since I was 16 years old to play with Roger," Stuart says during a Monday morning phone interview. "Roger's such a musical … Our job was to re-energize traditional country music and present it in the 21st century." Similarly …
Read more on The Express Times – LehighValleyLive.com

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