Colleges and universities should implement a policy of joint ownership for faculty work that is uploaded and used for blended and online courses, write Edward Maloney, executive director of Georgetown's Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, and Joshua Kim of the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning. "At the same time, every college and university would be wise to affirm principles of faculty control of and access to the intellectual property created for teaching," they write in this commentary.
An EdX survey finds that 39% of workers say they are lacking proficiency in data skills, while 37% say they lack business and soft skills. The data shows that 40% feel uncomfortable asking their employer for help improving their skills, and only 33% say providing such resources is an employer's responsibility.
A survey of likely 2020 voters shows that the majority believe in the value of bachelor's and associate degrees and believe that colleges and universities "provide a high-quality education to their students." Respondents were most favorable in their opinion of community colleges and vocational or trade schools and least positive about for-profit colleges.
Recent graduates can use their social media profiles to show potential employers they have what it takes to succeed in the workplace, says Jennifer Bodner, CEO of Babbit Bodner. She notes that employers often check out candidates' social media and that too many pictures of them hanging out in bars, or too much use of bad grammar, could ding their chances of being hired.
A CNBC survey found that parents making $1 million or more annually spent only about $1,000 to better their children's chances of getting into the college of their choice. The data shows that 33% of parents recommended extracurricular activities for their children to boost their chances with few spending money for test-prep services or donations to schools.
A lack of accountability and transparency is undermining the diversity of postdoctoral hiring, especially in STEM fields, writes California State University-Dominguez Hills professor Terry McGlynn. In this commentary, he suggests systemic changes that need to be made to ensure diversity and equity in hiring practices.
Some campus library administrators, including those at the University of Oklahoma, are turning to artificial intelligence, such as chatbots, to answer common questions and aid researchers. Other emerging technology includes using AI to pair faculty in similar research areas and to fulfill some teaching assistant duties.
Candidates should take time to tailor a specific follow-up note after an interview to express what inspired them about the organization and to share any new information they may have left out, writes Stephanie Eberle, assistant dean of the Stanford University's BioSci Careers community. Candidates should write a note to each interviewer separately and be sure to convey a consistent message of interest to each, she recommends.
Enrollment of students from India at UK colleges and universities is on the rise, with most students pursuing business and engineering degrees, according to UK data. The numbers are a turnaround from declining enrollment of Indian college students coming to the UK in the past decade.
College graduates entering the workforce for the first time should highlight their leadership skills, help others achieve their goals and show commitment to their job, says author Vicki Bracket. She recommends that they make time to build a professional network and be patient while seeking new opportunities.