2015年5月30日 星期六

大學的部門獎

臺大翻譯研究所
文學翻譯獎
哲學系
第五屆「臺大學生哲學桂冠獎」頒獎典禮
入圍名單典禮報名校訊報導哲學桂冠獎得獎作品集第一輯連結哲學桂冠獎得獎作品集第二輯連結



Congratulations to the winners of this year's Harvey M. Applebaum award, which is conferred on a Yale College senior for an outstanding essay based on research in the Yale Library's government documents collections. The first prize ($500) was awarded to Anirudh Sivaram (Calhoun) for an essay on The President's Wartime Detention Authority: What History Teaches Us. The second prize ($300) went to Anna "Nina" Russell (Timothy Dwight) for Moving the Needle: How Prize and Quality Transparency Could Lower Costs and Improve Quality in United States Hospitals.http://guides.library.yale.edu/Applebaum

耶魯大學共設4個學生文化中心




UNIVERSITY | DEVELOPING: University announces three new cultural center directors
“These appointments come at a time of increased support for the centers, as recommendations made earlier this year by an invited consultation group go into effect. With all four centers now headed by full-time directors, they are well positioned for the work ahead.”

After months of deliberation, new directors have been announced for three of Yale’s cultural centers.
YALEDAILYNEWS.COM





University announces new directors of three cultural centers

In a University-wide email Friday morning, Yale College Dean Jonathan Holloway, Graduate School Dean Lynn Cooley and University Secretary and Vice President for Student Life Kimberly Goff-Crews announced the appointment of the directors, who will also serve as assistant deans of Yale College. Risë Nelson Burrow will assume the leadership of the Afro-American Cultural Center, Eileen Galvez will head La Casa Cultural, and Kelly Fayard will direct the Native American Cultural Center. All three will begin their directorships at the end of July. Saveena Dhall will continue in her position as director of the Asian American Cultural Center.
“These appointments come at a time of increased support for the centers, as recommendations made earlier this year by an invited consultation group go into effect,” the email said. “With all four centers now headed by full-time directors, they are well positioned for the work ahead.”
The cultural centers have received significant attention in the past year. In December, a committee of external consultants found that the cultural centers were underfunded and in poor physical condition. The centers’ leadership, the committee said, was also overextended and did not have adequate direction or oversight.
In March, Rodney Cohen announced that he would step down from from his post as director of the Af-Am House. His resignation came after weeks of protest from the center’s constituent students, including a petition signed by 147 students calling for his removal.
The new directors will operate under the supervision of Associate Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Student Engagement Burgwell Howard, who will also begin his tenure at Yale in the fall in a newly created position.
All three new directors have prior experience in diversity initiatives.
Burrow is currently director of Student Success Programs at Cornell University’s Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives. Galvez is assistant director of Illinois Wesleyan University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Fayard is a faculty representative for the Native American Student Association at Bowdoin College as well as an assistant professor of anthropology.
Howard said in an email that he hopes the new directors will draw upon their professional experience and work together as a team. Despite representing different cultures, the houses share many interests, he said.
“Given the many common issues and needs that underrepresented students share, it will be helpful to work collectively to support the community,” he said. “It is also true that students come to Yale with varying intersections of identities […] so it will behoove us to work together.”
Applications for the positions were reviewed by three separate search committees, each chaired by a faculty member and composed of graduate and undergraduate students, according to the email.  American Studies professor Alicia Schmidt Camacho, who headed the search for the La Casa director, said in an email that her committee selected three candidates to bring to campus for interviews. Holloway made the final selection.
Camacho said her committee received approximately 80 applications. The committee gave precedence to candidates who could be effective advisers to students and extend La Casa’s reach beyond its usual constituency, she said.
“We were mindful that the student body is growing and is very diverse, and that the Center is a resource not just for Latina/o students but the University and New Haven,” she said. “The Center Director should also connect with students on matters related to gender equity, LGBTQ concerns, first generation college enrollment and immigration experience  — all critical aspects of the student experience.”
(LGBT or GLBT is an initialism that stands for lesbiangaybisexual, and transgender.) 
All the new directors said in emails that they are excited to arrive on campus at a time when Yale has reaffirmed its commitment to the cultural centers.
Burrow said she researched the campus environment and recent developments with the centers before choosing to accept the position. She added that she is excited to build on the “strong legacy” of the Afro-American Cultural Center.
Fayard also cited the history of the Native American Cultural Center, adding that she has discussed both its past and future with students. Listening will be critical to her plans for the center, she said.
Galvez said she is excited by the prospect of working with a University that has committed to change.
“Change is something that I am invigorated by,” she said. “I am excited to be walking into a place that is open and willing to change as the students themselves evolve.”

「散養」free range parenting運動,在柏林是一種常態

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  • 【推薦閱讀】「散養」運動,在柏林是一種常態
    德國家長,大多非常重視獨力和責任;他們並不是不管小孩,而是信任他們。柏林不需要「散養」(free range parenting)運動,因為那根本就是常態。
    住在柏林的美國作家莎士基博士,剛搬去德國首都柏林的時候,在帶孩子的方式上面所受到的巨大的文化衝擊,讓她重新思考很多原來視為理所當然的育兒真理。
    下列是幾件柏林家長會做的驚人之事:
    》不硬逼小孩讀書
    》鼓勵小孩玩火
    》讓小孩獨自前往幾乎所有的地方
    》在小孩開始上學時開派對
    》天天帶小孩出門
    >>閱讀完整文章,了解更多德國教育哲學
    http://www.cw.com.tw/article/article.action?id=5067952
    住在柏林的美國作家莎士基博士,日前在《時代》雜誌網站的部落格寫了一篇文章,形容她這位美國媽媽,剛搬去德國首都柏林的時候,在帶孩子的方式上面所受到的巨大的文化衝擊,讓她重新思考很多原來視為理所當然的...
    CW.COM.TW


    2015年5月28日 星期四

    上海復旦校慶宣傳片抄東京大學 校方邊否認邊刪片

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    上海復旦校慶宣傳片抄東京大學 校方邊否認邊刪片

    2015/5/28 — 20:05

    正值第110週年校慶的上海名校復旦大學,爆出校慶宣傳片抄襲日本東京大學、校慶標誌抄襲蘋果Touch ID的醜聞,校方一邊否認,一邊撤下宣傳片。
    復旦昨日在官方微博及微信發佈最新宣傳片,旋即被網民發現與日本東京大學2014年的宣傳片《Explorer》非常相似,有抄襲之嫌。復旦宣傳部副部片、該片製片人騰育棟向傳媒表示,宣傳片是根據復旦2009年畢業生的真人真事改篇,劇本創作過程獨立,但今日下午已將宣傳片自微博及微信刪除。
    昨日(27日)是復旦大學110週年校慶,校方早於一週前已大肆宣傳宣傳片《To My Light》,形容是「美麗科幻+人性敘事+硬朗大片」;但在影片發佈後,網民發現該片從選角、劇情及畫面,全部抄襲東京大學去年的宣傳片《Explorer》,令不少復旦校友非常憤慨,大呼丟臉。有網民認為,復旦不只抄襲,成品還比不上原作的質素。
    東京大學2014年宣傳片《Explorer》:
    兩片對比(大圖為復旦影片,小圖為東大影片):
    與此同時網民還發現,復旦110週年校慶的標誌中的圖案,與蘋果程式Touch ID標誌上的指紋幾乎完全一樣。
    復旦大學校慶宣傳直幅。圖:微博
    復旦大學校慶宣傳直幅。圖:微博
    蘋果Touch ID 標誌
    蘋果Touch ID 標誌
    復旦110年校慶標誌與Touch ID標誌對比。圖:微博
    復旦110年校慶標誌與Touch ID標誌對比。圖:微博

    2015年5月27日 星期三

    東京都法院日前裁定,東京都政府須向22名教師賠償5370萬日元(約338萬港元)


    " 日本東京都22名公立校學教師,因在校內畢業典禮播放國歌「君之代」時拒絕起立,退休後被校方拒絕再聘用;東京都法院日前裁定,東京都政府須向22名教師賠償5370萬日元(約338萬港元)。裁判官認為,東京都教育部門的決定沒有合理性,法官吉田徹認為:「起立齊唱國歌的命令,間接限制了原告的思想自由,因其違反起立齊唱的規定而拒絕再聘用,理據不足」,當局亦違反了活用退休人士知識與能力的原則,裁定東京都方面須向22名教師賠償相當於一年年薪(211萬-259萬日元)的金額。
    2003年10月,東京都教育委員會下令,公立學校教師在入學及畢業儀式上,必須站立領唱國歌,多名教師因拒絕站立,被東京都教育委員會處以扣薪及停課等懲罰。本案22名原告於2007-2009年間退休申請再入職,卻因當時未有起立而不獲聘用。
    法官指出,一般而言 90% 至 95% 的退休人士會再獲校方聘用,然而校方卻以原告拒絕起立為由,不予再聘用,是違反了眾原告的期望。
    原告代表泉健二在庭審後表示,因為無法忍受齊唱國歌而選擇安靜地坐下,批評因此舉而拒絕再聘用的學校苛刻。東京都教育委員會教育長中井敬三則對判決表示極度遺憾。"
    日本東京都22名公立校學教師,因在校內畢業典禮播放國歌「君之代」時...
    THESTANDNEWS.COM

    2015年5月26日 星期二

    ‘Eye-watering’ salary rises for university chiefs cannot be justified, says report;談全美最高薪水的大學校長和捐款目標、校長的紅利:RPI/YALE/USC

    美國耶魯大學給予前校長李文一筆850萬美元(約新台幣26000萬元)酬職金,這筆特別獎金也讓外界不得不羨慕美國高等學府主管令人咋舌的高待遇。
    根據聯邦報稅資料,耶魯指稱,這是一筆「額外退休福利」。李文(Richard C. Levin)於2013年離開耶魯大學。
    現年68歲的李文,出身經濟學家,擔任這所常春藤盟校校長將近20年,是耶魯有史以來任期最長的校長。期間掌管校方建設、募款運用、學校擴充等大筆預算開支。在他任內,耶魯收到的捐贈及財產從32億美元大幅成長到194億美元。
    「華爾街日報」報導,李文離開耶魯大學後,去年3月起擔任Coursera線上教學公司執行長一職。根據稅務資料,李文2013年在耶魯的年薪為115萬美元(約新台幣3560萬元),之前1年是138萬美元(約新台幣4270萬元)
    根據「高等教育紀事報」(Chronicle of Higher Education)報導,以2012年稅務資料而言,李文是全美36所私立大學校長中,年薪超過7位數者之一。
    薪資待遇排名第1的是紐約州特洛伊市的倫斯勒理工學院(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute/RPI 女校長傑克遜(Shirley Ann Jackson)。李文排在第10,但若以底薪而言,排在第3
    專家認為,最近以來,大學校長薪資漲幅速度遠快過通貨膨脹,甚至比一般大學教職員薪水都漲得快。
    ----
    我昨天讀此新聞時,也想起一位在RPI執教的朋友:為什麼校長薪水全美最高,教員卻有點苦哈哈:他們爭取到的科研經費以億元台幣當單位....
    今天讀了這則



    陳信行 不過新聞裡全美薪資最高的那位校長,剛好是我母校RPI的那位,帶來的麻煩可大了。這家1823年創校的全美第一家工學院,在她十幾年來的經營下,負債已經超過校產淨值,理論上破產了。董事會的反應:裁掉各系所秘書職位,然後再繼續幫校長加薪,再蓋一棟豪華校長公館!用

    *****USC的學生宿舍設備看似平常的村落,其實是高科技.....



    南加大就是因為董事會和校長還有校內各一級主管的共同努力, 設定美金60億元的募款目標並且具體的分為三等份用於學術研究和儀器設備以及學生的獎學金. 才會獲得校友的認同在四年內就募得40億元. 而目前具體的計畫就是耗費美金6.5億元新建9棟學生宿舍和生活村,不僅提供2017年秋天入學的2700位新生住宿, 這也會改善洛杉磯南區的經濟和整個都市的樣貌。 我們也可以有這樣的雄心壯志嗎?

    Massive residential-retail development is coming to life at the former University Village site.
    NEWS.USC.EDU




    ‘Eye-watering’ salary rises for university chiefs cannot be justified, says report

    Academic heads see 59% pay increase while lecturers decry secrecy at the top
    Neil Gorman former vice-chancellor Nottingham Trent University
     Neil Gorman, former vice-chancellor of Nottingham Trent University, got a £623,000 package in 2013-14. Photograph: David Sillitoe for the Guardian
    A pay increase for university vice-chancellors of nearly 60% in the last two decades cannot be justified by their performance in the job, research suggests.
    University heads have seen their salaries soar during recent years to an average of £260,000, with some receiving packages worth more than £400,000 a year. The salary levels have been criticised by lecturers’ unions, the Commons public accounts committee and business secretary Vince Cable. Now a study by Brighton University, which looked at the remuneration between 1998 and 2009 of 193 vice-chancellors leading 95 UK institutions, has uncovered a real-term pay increase of 59%. On average, vice-chancellors received pay awards that were four times those of lecturers and the differential has widened over time.
    The research, by economist Ray Bachan, from Brighton Business School, also looked at the extent to which the pay awards of university leaders were related to university performance measures, to shed light on whether headline pay awards were justified. In particular, it analysed vice-chancellors’ success in increasing the number of students from comprehensive schools and low-participation districts, and their record in bringing in income such as grants for teaching and research and capital funding.

    It found that, while some of the pay increase could be explained by improvements in these areas, a “significant proportion” of the rise in vice-chancellors’ pay bore no relation to performance.Bachan said: “ significant proportion of the sizeable annual increases are not easily explainable in terms of university performance, and this raises some concern.”
    Vice-chancellors at pre-1992 or “old” universities received higher average pay increases of 66%, compared with 53% for the heads of former polytechnics or “new” universities and 43% for those in charge of art, music and drama colleges.
    The research suggests that the presence of other high-paid staff in an institution pushes up vice-chancellors’ pay. University remuneration Remuneration committees, which set pay rates, may also seek to set the salary at a level commensurate with comparable institutions, said the study, which was published this month in the Fiscal Studies journal.
    In 2013-14, the average vice-chancellor salary was £260,290, according to recent research published by the University and College Union (UCU). Eighteen leaders enjoyed a pay increase of more than 10% in that year, while the largest increase was 70%. On average, vice-chancellors were paid 6.4 times more than the mean staff salary. The report reveals that 20 institutions had more than 100 members of staff earning more than £100,000 a year. One vice-chancellor was paid more than £600,000 after receiving five years of bonuses at once, just before he retired.
    Neil Gorman, the head of Nottingham Trent University, was given a package worth £623,000, including pension, salary and benefits in kind, for the academic year 2013-14. The next highest paid was Malcolm Gillies, of London Metropolitan University, who earned £453,000 and stepped down last year, and Andrew Hamilton, of the University of Oxford, with a total package of £442,000.




    As vice-chancellors enjoyed a pay bonanza, lecturers had to threaten strike action to receive a proposed pay award for 2014-15 of 1%, increased to the 2% offer eventually accepted.
    Sally Hunt, UCU general secretary, said: “The huge variations in vice-chancellors’ pay rises highlight the lack of any rationale behind these eye-watering increases. Our recent report on vice-chancellors’ pay and expenses found there is still considerable determination to maintain secrecy around how pay at the top is decided. “The minutes of remuneration committee meetings show that they rarely gave clear and satisfactory explanations of the pay-determining process. The huge increases have been an embarrassment for the sector in these recent years of austerity and fee rises. The time has come for full disclosure of senior pay and perks in our universities, including the reasons behind vice-chancellors’ pay increases.”
    Carl Lygo, the vice-chancellor of the private BPP University, has claimed that tuition fee income has been used to fund big pay increases. “Where has all the extra money gone?” he said. “I fear the answer may be that it has gone to boost pension funds, research and vice-chancellors’ pay.”
    Universities UK, which represents executive heads of Britain’s institutions, declined to comment on the study.






    2015年5月25日 星期一

    Williams College: 另類名校/王偉雄

  • Williams College

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    Official site for this four-year liberal arts college in Williamstown, Massachusetts. 2000 students choose from 30 majors in 24 departments.
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    Williams College is a private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, .... to do so, following Princeton University, Amherst College, and Davidson College.



  • 另類名校/王偉雄

    圖片來源:http://www.williams.edu/
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    阿樂兩天前收到 Williams College 的通知,說錄取了他。他的第一個反應是欣喜,因為 Williams 是頂尖的大學,很難考入,他本來也只是在候補名單;他的第二個反應是躊躇,因為他已準備入讀 UC Berkeley,現在要重新考慮,在 Berkeley 和 Williams 兩者擇其一。
    Berkeley 是國際知名的研究型大學,Williams 是一間文理學院(liberal arts college) ,不但在美國以外少為人知,就是在國內,東北部以外的地方也沒有多少人聽過這所大學,甚至會誤會是一間社區學院。華人之中如果知道 Williams 大名的,恐怕大多是由於留意到這是歌手王力宏讀的大學,而且除此以外的都不知道。
    然而,在所謂精英的圈子(例如政界、法律界、和學術界),Williams 的聲望十分高,校友網絡亦相當強大。像 Williams College, Amherst College, Swarthmore College, 和 Wellesley College 這些最高質素的文理學院,可以說是另類名校 — 不廣為人知,但應該知道的人,都會同意這些都是一流學府。
    文理學院一般只有二千左右的學生,絕大部份是本科生(有些文理學院有碩士課程),師生比例很低,例如 Williams 就低至七比一,小班教學(少於二十人),學生較容易得到教授的親自指導。文理學院中的名校大多非常富有,Williams 的捐贈基金(endowment) 就有二十多億美元,因此,設施和各種資源都充足完備。
    至於學費,看來非常昂貴,例如 Williams 的每年學費接近五萬美元,加上住宿及其他費用,要六萬多美元;不過,如果學生的家庭每年收入少於某數目(例如十五萬美元),都會得到資助,減免學費及其他費用,減一半是很平常的事,有些甚至完全免費。如果是四年都免費,那就等於贈送你二十多萬美元,不可謂不慷慨矣!當然,最重要的還不是金錢,而是所受到的高質教育。
    Berkeley 和 Williams 的選擇,我讓阿樂自己決定,完全沒有左右他或給他壓力,因為我知道他很清楚這兩間大學的優點和缺點,也清楚自己的好惡和長短。他跟兩位有見識、而且對 Berkeley 和 Williams 都沒有偏愛的長輩談過,也有和朋友討論,然後「閉關」思考了一段長時間。他最後決定入讀 Williams,放棄 Berkeley。我很替他高興,但也不得不承認,兒子當不了我的校友,我是感到有點可惜的。