CONAHEC News and Information

Monday, Oct. 10, 2016

A Canadian professor has recorded two hour-long You Tube lectures criticizing his university’s policy on “political correctness” and objecting to government legislation that would prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression.

Friday, Oct. 07, 2016

Juan Manuel Santos, the president of Colombia, was awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his "resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end."

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/10/07/496986466/colombias-pr...

Wednesday, Oct. 05, 2016

Seattle International Foundation (SIF) has renewed its partnership with the Institute of International Education (IIE) to support impactful leaders driving change in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

Monday, Oct. 03, 2016

“Since joining the organization in August 2009, Ms. McBride has strengthened CBIE's role as a catalyst for the internationalization of our education institutions in Canada,” said Patrick Deane, Chair of CBIE’s Board and President, McMaster University.

Friday, Sep. 30, 2016

The Board of Directors of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, following an extensive search process, has named a new executive director and CEO. Esther Brimmer, Ph.D., a foreign policy expert and academic, will lead NAFSA, effective January 1, 2017. She will succeed Marlene M. Johnson, who has served as NAFSA executive director and CEO since 1998.

http://www.nafsa.org/Content.aspx?id=54101

Friday, Sep. 30, 2016

Seeking to strengthen and formalize a partnership founded in research and extension, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Mexican Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at working collaboratively to address sustainable agriculture and natural resource management.

Thursday, Sep. 29, 2016

The 'micro-masters' online degree is gaining momentum, and the biggest challenge to colleges in running the programmes may be preventing cheating and fraud. More than a dozen colleges announced plans on Tuesday to offer an alternative credential by that name — roughly equivalent to between a quarter and a half of the course material from a typical masters degree — that students can finish by taking a series of short online courses... more

Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2016

WASHINGTON, September 27, 2016–The Board of Directors of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, following an extensive search process, has named a new executive director and CEO. Esther Brimmer, Ph.D., a foreign policy expert and academic, will lead NAFSA, effective January 1, 2017. She will succeed Marlene M. Johnson, who has served as NAFSA executive director and CEO since 1998.

Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2016

Convoca UNAM al Congreso Internacional “Interacciones. Las Universidades en el pasado y el presente de Iberoamérica” 

En el marco del décimo aniversario del Instituto de Investigaciones sobre la Universidad y la Educación (IISUE) de la UNAM, se llevará a cabo el Congreso Internacional “Interacciones. Las Universidades en el pasado y el presente de Iberoamérica”, el cual, busca crear un espacio de análisis y reflexión sobre el actual estado de las instituciones de educación superior, sus retos y el futuro de las mismas.
Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2016

If Canadian universities were private corporations, their customer turnover rates would be ruinous. Up to 20 per cent of students quit university, never to return to any postsecondary program, while 20 to 50 per cent drop out of the program they had initially chosen.

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