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SCUP Updates and Deadlines

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:


Think Strategically Across Higher Education!


Chicago, IL
July 11–15, 2015

 
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2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

Planning for Change: Cultural, Technological, and Economic Shifts in Higher Education
March 8-10 | Norfolk, VA


2015 Pacific Regional Conference
1+1=3: Planning, Learning, and Building With Partners

March 22-24 | Portland, OR


2015 North Central One-Day 

Mission/Vision/Planning Alignment - Your Institution and Your Business Community
April 8 | Milwaukee, WI


2015 North Atlantic Regional Conference

Plans Within Plans: Campus in Context

April 12-14 | Providence, RI


2015 North Central One-Day

Common Ground: Designing 21st Century Learning Space at Small & Large Institutions

April 29 | Ankeny, IA 

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How Wayne State Police Helped Breathe Life Into a Blighted Detroit Strip

How Wayne State Police Helped Breathe Life Into a Blighted Detroit Strip | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Detroit police response time can take over an hour, so Wayne State University police did something unorthodox—expanded their coverage to all crimes within 4 miles of the school. The result? A revitalized neighborhood that welcomes students, businesses, and long-term residents.
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Blurring the Nonprofit/For-Profit Divide

Blurring the Nonprofit/For-Profit Divide | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"Public-benefit" is a type of incorporation that rests somewhere between for-profit and nonprofit status. As a California non-profit institution becomes the first public-benefit university, a question arises: is this a legitimate new business model for higher ed?

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4 Reasons to Rethink Entrepreneurship Education

Entrepreneurship education is trendy, but the premise may be flawed—most programs focus on starting a business but don't address sustaining it.

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New faculty model at U. Denver could be prototype for reform

As National Adjunct Walkout Day approaches, the University of Denver announces new faculty appointment, promotion, and tenure policies that emphasize professional pathways and long-term contracts for valued, non-tenure-track faculty.

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How One Campus United Behind a Budget-Cutting Effort

How One Campus United Behind a Budget-Cutting Effort | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The College of Wooster involved everybody on campus in a budget-trimming exercise that used over 100 cost-saving ideas submitted by faculty, staff, and students.

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Making Makerspaces Work on Campus

Makerspaces are a hot topic, but it can be tricky to figure out how to make them work on your campus. An article on successful makerspaces and 4 tips for starting a makerspace on your campus.

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College Freshmen Seek Financial Security Amid Emotional Insecurity

College Freshmen Seek Financial Security Amid Emotional Insecurity | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

College freshman are confident in academic skills but are looking to colleges for help developing their social skills. This and more from the report "The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2014," which was released this week.

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What can we learn from the badging movement?

What can we learn from the badging movement? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Badges could be a great way to represent ongoing learning and skills developed post-graduation, but to succeed, it will need two things—rigor and relationships

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And So We Meet, Again: Why The Workday Is So Filled With Meetings

And So We Meet, Again: Why The Workday Is So Filled With Meetings | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The former CEO of Mattel blamed the toy company's lack of innovation on a number of things, in particular, bad meetings. One method for better meetings? Make them shorter.

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No Tax Raises on 529s: Revenge of the Upper Middle Class

No Tax Raises on 529s: Revenge of the Upper Middle Class | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The Obama administration dropped its plan to raise taxes on 529 college savings accounts after Republicans and Democrats claimed it would hurt middle class families. But who really would have been affected by the tax increase?

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Universities fear the federal research funding pipeline is withering

Universities fear the federal research funding pipeline is withering | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

US lawmakers are too focused on research with short-term goals, a group of research leaders say, and spending less on necessary, basic research with long-term results.

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Colleges appeal to Congress to cut regulations they say drive up costs

Colleges appeal to Congress to cut regulations they say drive up costs | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A task force made entirely of professionals from higher education released a report that US federal regulations on higher ed are too excessive and costly.

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College Faculties Have a Serious Diversity Problem

College Faculties Have a Serious Diversity Problem | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A visual representation of faculty hiring practices illustrates how the preference for prestigious institutions seriously limits faculty diversity.

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More Than Half of America's Millennials Lack Basic Workplace Skills

More Than Half of America's Millennials Lack Basic Workplace Skills | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new report finds that, despite being more educated than ever before, more than half of US millennials lack proficiency when it comes to applying reading and math skills at the workplace.

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Carlos Oropeza's curator insight, February 18, 5:09 PM

Modelos organizacionales que dan y quitan.

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, February 25, 1:27 PM

Too many reports cite American students falling behind their global peers.  This report rightly mentions that we have been talking Bout school reform for years.  the social and economic gap in our society continues fueled by inequity in educational outcomes.  Perhaps it is time to talk about a revolution in education rather than reform.  We need new frameworks in poverty schools--creative problem solving by educators that will create a vision of providing all students the skills needed for a changed world

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 25, 3:46 PM

We need to rethink School, but not as part of a neo-liberal economic and political agenda. That is what got Canadian and American School reform into its current quandary.

 

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Organizational Portfolio Management and Institutions of Higher Education

Organizational Portfolio Management and Institutions of Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The outcome of organizational portfolio management is a tighter alignment of institutional resources with strategic objectives and defined mission. New Planning article!

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Why Strategy Execution Unravels—and What to Do About It

Why Strategy Execution Unravels—and What to Do About It | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Why is it so hard to implement strategy? 5 reasons why implementation really fails (they may not be what you think) and what you can do about it.

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Roselyne Lecuyer's curator insight, February 16, 4:28 AM

Reframing execution as  "the ability to seize opportunities aligned with strategy while coordinating with other parts of the organization on an ongoing basis". Interesting ! 

 

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Faculty’s Role in Higher Education Innovation

Faculty’s Role in Higher Education Innovation | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Faculty are leading many necessary innovations in higher ed. A new report commissioned by the Gates Foundations looks at what faculty are doing to change higher ed, and what gets in their way.

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Maximizing Impact: Purposefully Incorporating Diversity Efforts Within Postsecondary Systemwide and Institutional Strategic Plans

Maximizing Impact: Purposefully Incorporating Diversity Efforts Within Postsecondary Systemwide and Institutional Strategic Plans | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Only when diversity is purposefully included in a strategic plan can true diversity strategic planning take place.

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The Rich Man's Dropout Club

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Peter Thiel's fellowship offered 24 students $100,000 each to leave college and work on start-up ventures. Five years later, what have the fellowship recipients learned?

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 9, 5:26 PM

I think we have two extremes here. There should be a blend, not favouring one or another. For example, why should anyone be permitted to apply for a master's degree without having worked at least 5 years in the field? Adding 2 school years to a bachelor's degree makes you a master? I hardly think so.

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Measuring the Unmeasurable in Higher Education: Taking a Page From Health Care

Measuring the Unmeasurable in Higher Education: Taking a Page From Health Care | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Twenty years ago, health care professionals made the same argument some in higher ed have made—success is too difficult to measure. Today, evidence proves that efforts to measure health care success have improved outcomes and reduced errors. What higher ed can learn from the health care industry.

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collegesperth's curator insight, February 4, 7:54 PM

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Health courses Perth are a pathway to many career options, such as: House Worker / In-home Respite Worker,Nursing Assistant / Assistant Coordinator / Care Supervisor,Care Worker / Support Worker (Community, Accommodation, Disability or Transport)

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Significant Themes Threading Through Discussions on Public-Private Ventures

Public higher education in the United States has become more privatized over the last half-century. As universities explore the role of public-private ventures, what are they talking about? New Planning article.

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The Credit Hour Is Here to Stay, at Least for Now

The Carnegie Foundation released a report that the Carnegie Unit, or credit hour, is still the best way to track a student's progress through higher ed—mainly because there's no better alternative.

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‘The Hunting Ground’ exposes an ‘epidemic’ of rape in American colleges

‘The Hunting Ground’ exposes an ‘epidemic’ of rape in American colleges | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival is poised to reframe the national conversation about rape on US college campuses. The film will see broad theatrical release in March. 

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