Time is money…

What if Bachelor degrees were condensed into two years? Gaining a qualification would be less of a financial burden for students and institutions; those who intended to stop there with HE woud progress more quickly into the workforce; those who … Continue reading

Guest speaker, swissnex Boston

While in Boston, Basel GPP participants will make a visit to swissnex Boston. ‘Established in 2000 as the world’s first “science consulate,” swissnex Boston is the first of a global network of five knowledge outposts… swissnex Boston along with the … Continue reading

Access to HE…

Shared by Sebastien Hug, swissnex Boston, ‘In view of the GPP topic “Access to and within Higher Education” find below a link to a major NYT story, that was featured in this weekend’s edition’. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/13/business/student-loans-weighing-down-a-generation-with-heavy-debt.html?_r=1

not the Hokey Pokey..

Professor Shelli Fowler is not teaching GPP participants at the GPP 2012 Input Seminar the Hokey Pokey dance – she is urging seminar participants to get savvy with new technology in teaching.

Academia is a…

‘In many other lines of work, people with interesting CVs who gathered experiences in different fields and in a variety of jobs, are especially valued employees. In academia, they’re not welcome. In some respects, academia is a closed, self-sustaining and … Continue reading

Bachelor curriculum structures of the US and EU HE systems

Sharing an article comparing the Bachelor curriculum structures of the US and EU HE systems forwarded by Dr. Zahir from Curriculum Development, University of Basel, who presented at the GPP 2012 Input Seminar last week. Filsecker (2011)_Bachelor Curric…