Kira’s set of bias-fighting tools are designed to reduce the impact one person’s bias can have during human review. A Reviewer Analytics feature aims to ensure that admissions officers are rating applicants consistently and fairly: by calculating the average rating for each reviewer across all applications, colleges can identify outliers who are scoring applicants with too much or too little rigor. To counter groupthink, which can give more weight to the loudest voice in the room, the software combines feedback from multiple reviewers without each reviewer seeing their colleagues’ ratings and notes and produces an overall average score for each applicant’s responses. … [Read more...] about Schools are using software to help pick who gets in. What could go wrong?
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For several reasons, including financial expense, cadavers have been on the way out for more than 20 years. Back in 1996, schools were already introducing virtual dissections on desktops conjured via CD-ROM. By 2018, doctors were considering whether cadaveric dissections were necessary at all. In a poll, 58% of doctors, including surgeons, felt that cadaver dissections could be replaced. Technology has also advanced so much that students can not only turn body parts over in the air, witnessing their various folds and shapes, but they can work with digital humans that can behave like sick bodies. … [Read more...] about Kaiser Permanente is redesigning medical school, starting with the cadaver
The Berkeley-Haas school has codified a well-defined culture into a set of core brand values: namely, “question the status quo (innovate and champion bold ideas),” “students always (never feel you have learned all you need),” “beyond yourself (consider larger interests than short-term profits, go beyond personal ambition),” and “confidence without attitude (without arrogance employ analysis, trust and collaboration).” The values are oriented toward the reduction of overconfidence and self-focus, which are perceived to be excessively present among the business graduates and leaders of the top business schools. … [Read more...] about What Happened When UC Berkeley’s B-School Cherry-Picked Students Who Personify Its Values
With adaptable and durable design details, the collection of 11 pieces was designed with functionality in mind. One jacket has a detachable hem, hood, and sleeves, and a tool belt can be converted into a fanny pack. Oh, and that jacket? Stab-proof pockets. (Still, be careful with those garden shears.) Fiskars claims to have kept the earth in mind when it comes to sourcing and producing the collection as well, saying that the materials are organic and recycled. … [Read more...] about This home improvement brand now sells high fashion. It’s surprisingly good
He wrote on Twitter: “We wish to address the poor performance of Bengaluru South in SSLC exams under BEST project to help students perform better. We are now distributing free copies of Sanjeevini Guides to all schools identified under the project.”We wish to address poor performance of B'luru South in SSLC exams under BEST project … [Read more...] about Tejasvi Surya distributes guidebooks to improve constituency’s performance in SSLC exams