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SCUP Updates and Deadlines

Learn about upcoming deadlines and announcements.

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

 

Face-to-Face Events for

Higher Ed Planning Professionals!

 

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Upcoming events:
 
March 5–7, 2017 | Worcester Polytechnic Institute | Worcester, MA
SCUP 2017 North Atlantic Regional Conference
Building Bridges: Co-ops, Consortia and the Collaborative Economy 

 

March 5, 2017 | Worcester, MA
Planning Institute 1
Laying the Groundwork for Strategic Planning

 

March 19–21, 2017 | University of Washington | Seattle, WA
SCUP 2017 Pacific Regional Conference
GAME CHANGERS: Leveraging the Unexpected and Making the Most of It!

 

March 19, 2017 | Seattle, WA
Planning Institute 1
Laying the Groundwork for Strategic Planning
 
April 2, 2017 | Princeton, NJ
Planning Institute 1
Laying the Groundwork for Strategic Planning

 

April 2–4, 2017 | Hyatt Regency | Princeton, NJ
SCUP 2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
Necessity is the Mother of REinvention

 

April 18, 2017 | St. Louis, MO
Planning Institute 1
Laying the Groundwork for Strategic Planning

 

April 19–20, 2017 | St. Louis, MO
Planning Institute 2
Developing and Implementing a Strategic Plan
 
July 8–12, 2017 | Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC
SCUP–52, SCUP's Annual, International Conference
We Strengthen and Transform Higher Education
 
 
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U.S. still has a ways to go in meeting Obama’s goal of producing more college grads

U.S. still has a ways to go in meeting Obama’s goal of producing more college grads | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

As Obama’s time in office nears its end, the U.S. remains short of his goal to produce more college graduates by 2020.

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Five Cabinet Nominees Who Could Affect Education

Five Cabinet Nominees Who Could Affect Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A lot has been written about how Betsy DeVos, the nominee for US education secretary, could affect education. But what about the other nominees?

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The Best Strategic Leaders Balance Agility and Consistency

Too much consistency will make you rigid; too much agility will make you unfocused. To be a great leader, you must strike the right balance.

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Why are so many students failing to find good jobs after college?

Why are so many students failing to find good jobs after college? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Most students say they go to college so they can get a better job, yet new research says that career centers are not helping students achieve that goal.

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Make Colleges Diverse

Make Colleges Diverse | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The new American Talent Initiative wants to increase the number of Pell Grant recipients attending the 270 colleges with the highest graduation rates.

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After a falling, college graduation rates begin to rebound

After a falling, college graduation rates begin to rebound | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Graduation rates in the US have begun to rise and analysts expect their slow rise to continue. 

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Is College Worth It? Recent Grads Share Their Experiences

Is College Worth It? Recent Grads Share Their Experiences | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Nine recent college grads share how they they feel about their college experience...and their future.

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Canadian schools succeed in nudging one minority group to and through college

Canadian schools succeed in nudging one minority group to and through college | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

How Canadian universities are developing programs that support indigenous students.

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The Push for Sanctuary Campuses Prompts More Questions Than Answers

The Push for Sanctuary Campuses Prompts More Questions Than Answers | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

More students at US colleges are asking school leaders to establish "sanctuary campuses"—campuses that refuse to participate in the deportation of undocumented students, faculty, or staff.

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Learning From Failure in Student-Success Programs

Learning From Failure in Student-Success Programs | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Three colleges explain what went wrong during their student success initiatives and how they changed course. Subscription required.

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Colleges are pushed to stand behind what they sell with money-back guarantees

Colleges are pushed to stand behind what they sell with money-back guarantees | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

As prices rise, pressure to make schools share risk is winning broad bipartisan support.

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Lego professor of play: apply now for the most coveted job in education

Lego professor of play: apply now for the most coveted job in education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The world’s first professor of play – funded by Lego – is being sought by Cambridge University to lead a center that will research the importance of play to childhood learning and development.

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What U.S. higher education can learn from Canada: Bigger schools can be the best

What U.S. higher education can learn from Canada: Bigger schools can be the best | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

While elite institutions in the US have become more and more exclusive, the opposite is true in Canada.

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How Should States Structure “Free” College?

How Should States Structure “Free” College? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

As more states promise tuition-free higher education, a question remains—is it better to provide less assistance to more students, or more assistance to fewer students?

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A military college doubles down on making learning faster, longer lasting

A military college doubles down on making learning faster, longer lasting | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The Naval War College has incorporated games, simulations, and role playing into all areas of its curriculum. Its provost said these applied learning methods should be used more in civilian colleges, too.

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How Employees Shaped Strategy at the New York Public Library

The library empowered "innovation communities" of on-the-ground staff to design, test, and advocate for solutions to the library's most pressing problems.

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Students Want Their Personal Data to be Used to Improve the College Experience, Survey Says

Students Want Their Personal Data to be Used to Improve the College Experience, Survey Says | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

In particular, students want their data to streamline course registration, make it easier to obtain health care, and identify student organizations to join.

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Yale Sets Policy That Could Allow Renaming of Calhoun College

Yale Sets Policy That Could Allow Renaming of Calhoun College | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

After a long-running debate over the name of one of its residential colleges, Yale has developed an official procedure for considering the renaming of university buildings.

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Can't afford an NYU dorm? School to offer 'Grandma's spare room' instead

Can't afford an NYU dorm? School to offer 'Grandma's spare room' instead | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

NYU students can save money by lodging in older people's spare bedrooms thanks to a new program.

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How to Talk About Higher Ed Around the Thanksgiving Table: a Brief Guide

How to Talk About Higher Ed Around the Thanksgiving Table: a Brief Guide | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A primer on commonly asked questions about US higher education.

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When The Students On Campus Have Kids Of Their Own

When The Students On Campus Have Kids Of Their Own | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

There are more than 2 million single parents enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities. Some schools, like Wilson College in Pennsylvania, have figured out what it takes to help them succeed.

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General Assembly's Jake Schwartz on transparency, outcomes, and measuring what matters

General Assembly's Jake Schwartz on transparency, outcomes, and measuring what matters | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Coding boot camp General Assembly released a report last week that reported on student outcomes in its full-time programs. General Assembly's founder discusses how the report was created.

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Budgeting for Institutional Success

Budgeting for Institutional Success | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A look at responsibility-centered management (RCM) and some of the effects institutions see after adopting this budget model.

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