Not a thumbs up moment for Janet in her new job

The University of Michigan has raided UC San Diego, hiring a pair of young computer scientists who've been drawing attention for their efforts to help Google find better ways to operate online. Jason Mars, an assistant professor, and Lingjia Tang, a member of the research faculty, decided to leave UCSD's Department of Computer Science and … Continue reading Not a thumbs up moment for Janet in her new job

MOOC Efficiency

Apparently, efficiency in the 21st century is not all that different from efficiency in the 20th century.  From Inside Higher Ed today:Some students taking free classes from Coursera may never know the right answers. A University of Michigan professor teaching one of the company's massive open online courses, or MOOCs, told students this week he could … Continue reading MOOC Efficiency

UCLA Among Top 10 Universities in R&D Spending in Fiscal Year 2010

Inside Higher Ed reports that UCLA is among the top ten universities in research and development spending.  It has been in that group for some time.  Basically, the key determinants are having a med school and getting a lot of federal research funding. The top ten are:Johns HopkinsU of Michigan (Ann Arbor)U of Wisconsin (Madison)U … Continue reading UCLA Among Top 10 Universities in R&D Spending in Fiscal Year 2010

Don’t Look for Holiday Cheer from the Washington Post

The Washington Post has looked west of late:UC-Berkeley and other ‘public Ivies’ in fiscal perilDaniel de Vise, Dec. 26, 2011, Washington PostAcross the nation, a historic collapse in state funding for higher education threatens to diminish the stature of premier public universities and erode their mission as engines of upward social mobility.  At the University … Continue reading Don’t Look for Holiday Cheer from the Washington Post