Tuesday, May 31, 2011

American Economic Association drops double-blind peer review process

"The American Economic Association announced last week that it is ending "double blind" peer review, the traditional system in the social sciences in which authors of submitted articles are not known to reviewers, nor are reviewers known to authors. Political Analysis, a key journal in political science, is making a similar shift."
Full article from Inside Higher Ed.  
AEA announcement

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Higher education presidents not strongest supporters of tenure

The survey was conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Social and Demographic Trends Project in association with the Chronicle of Higher Education in March and April this year.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What makes a good App? A usability survey

Web design guru Jakob Nielsen has released a new and free survey: Usability of iPad Apps and Websites (2nd edition).
As reported in this RWW article:  It provides an " in-depth analysis about how people are using iPads. As is usual with Nielsen reports, it also lustily lists all the design flaws that his users found - such as touchable areas that are too small, low discoverability and "swipe ambiguity."

Monday, May 16, 2011

Corporate Recruiters Survey 2011

The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) has released its Corporate Recruiters Survey 2011 report.
    Read the latest report.
  • School ranking comes before academic quality for MBA recruiters (see related article from CNN Money)
  • Globally, more companies are hiring in 2011 and the average number of new hires is expected to increase. 
  • In 2011, European companies are poised to exceed the average annual starting salary that US employers plan to offer MBA graduates.
  • Demand for MBA graduates in the United States is expected to be strongest in the finance, accounting, health care, pharmaceutical, consulting, and high-tech sectors; in Europe, energy and utilities; and in Asia, high technology, products and services, finance, and accounting.