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The American Institute of Architects - Provider Best Practices- Reporting Course Attendance Using QR Codes, For Providers

The American Institute of Architects - Provider Best Practices- Reporting Course Attendance Using QR Codes, For Providers | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Check this out! The AIA CEU folks have recognized SCUP's professional development staff for innovative ways of reducing the stress and costs around reporting attendance at events via QR codes.

Doing more for members, with less, innovatively. Be part of the next innovation in late September: http://www.scup.org/pubs/MOJO.

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Learning, Freedom, and the Web | Anya Kamenetz | July 9, Chicago #SCUP47

Learning, Freedom, and the Web | Anya Kamenetz | July 9, Chicago #SCUP47 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The continuing transformation of higher education, with the twin pressures of economics and technological innovation, will challenge colleges and universities to find new efficiencies and specialization, embrace and incorporate a student's personal learning networks and paths, blend experiential and digital approaches, and adopt free and open-source educational resources. The dialogue is an evolving one, but Kamenetz will share her initial findings, and asks you to consider the impact of tuition and student loans, as well as technology and social media, on higher education.


Anya Kamenetz is bringing an entirely unexpected perspective on the future of knowledge, talent, and innovation. An educational futurist and the rare speaker on issues facing Millennials (while actually belonging to this generation), she delivers audiences core insights into change, technology, and talent.

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2012 #SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture – General Design, Honor Award goes to the University of Chicago for Midway Crossings

2012 #SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture – General Design, Honor Award goes to the University of Chicago for Midway Crossings with BauerLatoza Studio; also James Carpenter Design Associates; Schuler Shook; Matrix Engineering Corporation


Midway Crossings would make a nice, informal inside-Chicago trip at SCUP–47, July 7–11.

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Russia Moves to Improve Its University Rankings | Facilities Involved

A brain drain from Russia has been funneling its brightest minds to the West, while the nation’s embattled higher education system struggles to find its place in the post-Soviet world.


“Those involved in higher education have a formidable challenge in this country because the dead weight of the past is enormous,” Dr. Gilman said.


Yefim Pivovar, rector of the Russian State University for the Humanities, one of the most prestigious liberal arts universities, known as R.G.G.U., said that Russian universities were still far behind in physical infrastructure, which, he said, also affected rankings.


He said that R.G.G.U. had been exchanging students with Laval University in Canada for 20 years.


“They have kilometers of underground passageways between buildings,” he said. “We don’t have a single university with such passageways. I’m talking about the material base. I think they have seven rinks for Canadian hockey. That’s what we need to be doing. It’s not a question of ratings, but of the quality of our material base,” he said.

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For-profit group's new leader calls for self-regulation and collaboration | Inside Higher Ed

"Steve Gunderson is determined to stay positive as the leader of for-profit colleges’ primary trade group. It won’t be easy." The title link is to Inside Higher Ed. Here's a similar story in The Chronicle.


A tough job, at a tough time. We hope he'll share some of those challenges and opportunities with us at SCUP–47 in Chicago, in July.

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Emerging Forces That Drive the Need for Prioritization: What Campus Leaders Are Telling Us

Executive summary of a SCUP-46 presentation on academic and other program prioritization. Previously only available to SCUP members and SCUP-46 attendees.


Dickeson will update this popular session in July 2012 at SCUP-47, Chicago.

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Molly Broad SCUP-46 Plenary Executive Summary: The View from Washington on Trends in Higher Education

RELEASE TO THE PUBLIC OF A SCUP-46 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 



Executive Summary of: “Trends in Higher Education - A View From Washington,” as presented by Molly Corbett Broad, president of the American Council on Education (ACE) on Wednesday morning last July in National Harbor at the society’s 46th annual conference and idea marketplace.


Stay current on plans for SCUP-47 in Chicago, July 7-11, 2012: http://www.scup.org/S47-sm.


We’ve brought the executive summary of Broad’s presentation out from behind password protection to share more widely. You can access that here: . The entire set of executive summaries is available only to SCUP members, here: http://www.scup.org/asset/59382/.


Also, members-only, if you go to the SCUP-46 Proceedings page - http://www.scup.org/page/annualconf/46/proceedings - and log in, you can watch Broad’s presentation in streaming video.


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Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention | The Art Institute of Chicago

Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention | The Art Institute of Chicago | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Getting ready for SCUP-47, in Chicago, in only 8 months, Make No Isolated Plans: http://www.scup.org/page/annualconf/47.


At the title's link: "Architect Bertrand Goldberg’s dramatic sculptural forms and innovative engineering have long been recognized as seminal contributions to the built environment of Chicago, most notably his groundbreaking design for Marina City (1959–1967). This exhibition, the first comprehensive retrospective of the architect’s work, positions Goldberg’s career within a broad historical framework that extends from his experimental origins at the Bauhaus in Germany and the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition to his visionary plans for the postwar American city."

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How can our courses and teaching capitalize on the benefits of a physical campus?

How can our courses and teaching capitalize on the benefits of a physical campus? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

That's a good question to ask SCUP–47 attendees. This is a provocative, timely piece in The Chronicle of Higher Education:


"Lately, though, I have been pondering a middle way, and slowly forming the conviction that the survival of traditional college campuses—for those of us who deem that survival a good thing—could depend upon our taking fuller advantage of a particular feature of our situation. It's a feature that can never be rendered obsolete or diminished by the rise of new technological innovations: the ground upon which we are standing.


I mean, quite literally, the physical presence of a campus, with all of its built and natural environs, and its location within an equally grounded local city or town."

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AASHE is SCUP's K.C. Parsons Founders’ Award for Distinguished Achievement in Higher Education Planning

AASHE is SCUP's K.C. Parsons Founders’ Award for Distinguished Achievement in Higher Education Planning | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has been named recipient of the SCUP 2012 K.C. Parsons Founders’ Award for Distinguished Achievement in Higher Education Planning.


The awards committee said, “the nerve and energy touched by AASHE is at the center of the soul of higher education. AASHE is advancing higher education and moving the needle forward.”


AASHE will present a session at SCUP–47.

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'Billions in the Current System = Much Resistance to Major Change?

“There are also billions of dollars resting in the current system, so there is much resistance to major change.”


Kathy Davidson interviewed in Learning, Freedom and the Web by Anya Kamenetz and others, a publication available at no cost in both PDF and HTML versions.

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SCUP–47, higher ed's premier planning event for 2012: Chicago, July 7-11. This session on how to NOT have to build an expensive library addition.

SCUP–47, higher ed's premier planning event for 2012: Chicago, July 7-11. This session on how to NOT have to build an expensive library addition. | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A 15-second "tour" about a SCUP–47 concurrent session:


Find out how Emery University optimized use of its existing library facility instead of building a new $70M underground addition. SCUP-47, Make No Isolated Plans, Chicago, July 7-11

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Clemson's Cooper Library: From Quiet Book Repository to Social Hub

SCUP–47 is higher education's premier planning conference in 2012. Chicago, July 7–11.


A Library Journal article about the SCUP–47 concurrent session, "'Road Map' For Making the Most Rather Than Making Do." When it opened over 40 years ago, Clemson University’s Robert Muldrow Cooper Library was a state of the art facility and architectural focal point of the South Carolina campus. The 184,839 square foot, six-story library retains its architectural prominence, but it has gone from a quiet study and book repository to the campus meeting place and social hub. The library’s vision and mission reflects an engaged and vibrant service mindset in a forward-thinking university.

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The Value of 'Weak Ties' in Your Professional Network | Register for SCUP-47 Now!

Defined as the folks you meet at conferences, etc. (like at SCUP–47 in Chicago, July 7–11):


"Weak ties in a career context were formally researched in 1973, when sociologist Mark Granovetter asked a random sample of professionals how they had found their new job. It turns out that 82% of them found their position through a contact they saw only occasionally or rarely. In other words, the contacts who referred jobs were "weak ties." Granovetter accounts for this result by explaining that your good friends tend to be from the same industry, neighborhood, religious group, etc. Consequently, their information is similar to yours -- a job a good friend knows about, you probably already know about too."

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Chicago SummerDance | Explore Chicago

This eleven-week admission free festival features one-hour dance lessons by professional instructors, followed by two hours of live music and dancing on a 4,900 square foot open-air dance floor in Grant Park.

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Just getting ready for SCUP-47 in Chicago in July 2012.

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