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Campus Sustainability Day

Campus Sustainability Day | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Celebrating sustainability in higher education
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Wednesday, October 23. Plan something!

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A Better Way to Diversify Colleges

A Better Way to Diversify Colleges | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
If private colleges banded together, they could collectively offer spots to the top two students in every one of the nation's 29,705 public high schools.
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If private colleges and universities formed a nationwide consortium, they could build a "percentage plan" of their own without the constraints imposed by state legislatures. Just as within large state systems, private institutions run the gamut nationally from prestigious research universities to more locally oriented bodies. If they joined together, they could collectively offer guaranteed admission, need-based financial aid, and support programs to the valedictorian and salutatorian of every one of the 29,705 public high schools in the United States.

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Community colleges do the “heavy lifting” on college graduation goals :: Reengineering Virginia's Community Colleges

Community colleges do the “heavy lifting” on college graduation goals :: Reengineering Virginia's Community Colleges | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

“Perhaps the space between the median income of Virginia families and the cost of a baccalaureate degree has become one of those unmet needs we were built to address.”

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Virginia Community Colleges Chancellor Glenn DuBois, speaking at his annual Planning Retreat. Chancellor DuBois is the closing plenary speaker at SCUP's Mid-Atlantic Region's 2013 conference at Georgetown University on April 7–9, "Academic Relevance—Is Higher Education Still the Gateway to Opportunity in America?"


“Dropping out of high school or refusing to attend college can doom generations of a family to a cycle of failure…,” he said. “These 21st Century students, my friends, represent our biggest challenge. The best thing I can say about them is that they give us a reason to get up in the morning and make a difference.”


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February 24, 2013 Issue of Updates From The SOURCE on Community College Issues, Trends & Strategies

February 24, 2013 Issue of Updates From The SOURCE on Community College Issues, Trends & Strategies | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
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STEM and the Community College

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As science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers paths heat up, students are getting a good start in their education from a most unexpected source. Community colleges have two distinct roles: certifying technicians for the workforce or providing the first two years of a bachelor's degree.

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Tidewater Community College plan speeds college degree process

Tidewater Community College plan speeds college degree process | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
VIRGINIA BEACH Local educators are working on a plan to enable students to graduate from high school with associate degrees or certificates of general studies from Tidewater Community College.
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"The state legislature is requiring all community colleges in Virginia to hammer out such plans with their public school divisions by April. TCC got the ball rolling in December in a joint meeting with school leaders from Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach.


It went well, said Edna Baehre-Kolovani, the president of Tidewater Community College. She added she hopes the process will present opportunities for a positive side effect: finding ways to lower the number of students who land in remedial classes at TCC.


'I was really energized," she said. "I was very encouraged.'"

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Personal Learning Networks: Knowledge Sharing as Democracy

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Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
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Read this! One of the missions of SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo is to provide a friendly online space that is filled with planning colleagues, and where SCUPers who aren't yet comforable with online engagement can learn and practice—while contributing to our pool of knowledge.


"Undeniably, as the ever-growing Internet economy and the rise of the virtual workplace—with their corresponding technologically-intensive competency requirements for knowledge workers—have shown, knowing—and the ability to learn—how to participate and share knowledge competently in online spaces has become a necessity. The Internet’s capacity to store information and to facilitate networked communication has also led to an exponential rise in the amount of data, information, knowledge and wisdom that is readily available and accessible to the general public. Social networks have been proposed as a solution to manage the rapid flow of this information. As citizens become increasingly present online—connecting on social networking sites and across virtual workscapes—knowing how to engage in these virtual spaces has become crucial for full participation."

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Call for Conference Papers | Fostering Reasonable Expectations " International Town & Gown Association

Call for Conference Papers | Fostering Reasonable Expectations " International Town & Gown Association | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
“Fostering Reasonable Expectations”
June 2-5, 2013
Buffalo, New York
(Deadline February 1, 2013)
Our goal is to create a conference learning experience in which we generate new knowledge by challenging participant’s assumptions, broadening our perspectives, and creating shared tools for transforming ideas into action. We also want a conference experience that is fun and creative. With that in mind, the committee is particularly interested in non-traditional proposals that engage participants as knowledge makers, creating on-site learning laboratories in which “the answers are in the room” attendees frame the questions and share successes, failures and lessons learned. 
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Along with this call from the ITGA, SCUP's journal, Planning for Higher Education, is seeking papers for the March–June 2013 issue, themed "Cultivate-Collaborate," within which rubric town and gown articles fit quite well. Contact managing editor Claire Turcotte, claire.turcotte@scup.org, to learn more.

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2013 Research & Planning Conference | The RP Group

Each year, the RP Conference convenes institutional researchers and planners in community colleges across California to exchange local approaches to common issues, learn about the latest developments in the field and strengthen relationships within our community. It is a hands-on conference of your peers and by your peers expanding your research and planning toolkit to help you support your institution's capacity for evidence-based decision-making and inquiry. 


This two-day conference will take place in April 2013 and the exact dates and venue information will be released shortly.

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There is currrently a Call for Proposals open. The RP Group has a nifty set of online rsources and tools for planning. 

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To Close the Skills Gap, Re-Value the Associate Degree : New England Board of Higher Education

To Close the Skills Gap, Re-Value the Associate Degree : New England Board of Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

This problem actually provides an opportunity that may be unique to New England: It is time to re-value the associate degree in our part of the world.


Just because employers can require a bachelor’s degree or higher for a particular job does not mean they have to. Very often, an associate degree can provide important hands-on skilled training—especially for entry level or “middle skill” jobs—that bachelor’s degrees don’t provide.


And, when an employer is able to hire an associate degree-holder for a job that may have previously required a bachelor’s degree, they may save some labor costs and look forward to workers staying in their positions longer as they pursue additional education and training and move up the ladder.

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A suggestion with a case study by Noemi Custodia-Lora, assistant dean of liberal arts and sciences and Lane A. Glenn, president at Northern Essex Community College. And David R. Legg, vice president of quality assurance with Charm Sciences.

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A CFO's look at planning a shared facility between Rogue Community College and Southern Oregon University

A CFO's look at planning a shared facility between Rogue Community College and Southern Oregon University | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo is a social network...


Based on a shared goal of easing students’ transition between Rogue Community College and Southern Oregon University, the institutions embarked on a jointly owned multimillion-dollar building. A detailed commingling model melds the activities of each institution into a seamless unit.

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For Community Colleges, a National Spotlight Is a Mixed Blessing

For Community Colleges, a National Spotlight Is a Mixed Blessing | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"The expectations legislatures place on them are higher than ever, campus chiefs said at [the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)] gathering in San Francisco, but they're finding more understanding, too."

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This time around, the scrutiny reflects a more nuanced understanding of the challenges that two-year colleges face.

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SCUP 2013 North Central One-Day Conference

SCUP 2013 North Central One-Day Conference | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"More than ever before, community colleges are the "front door" to higher education, and student housing needs must be addressed in new ways with new partners for students to be able to succeed."


- Dr. Jan Rogers, Vice President, Student Affairs, Columbus State Community College.  

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

Register now for the June 13 one-day SCUP regional conference at Columbus State Community College: 


The Affordable Student Housing Challenge:
Meeting Student Housing Needs at Community Colleges and Two-Year Regional Campuses

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Community College (free) Webinar Series on Adult Education Begins March 7

OVAE, of the U.S. Department of Education, in collaboration with AACC and ACCT, is hosting a series of community college webinars in 2013. The first, on March 7, will focus on transforming adult education. Register now.

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

"Welcome to the first webinar in OVAE’s 2013 community college webinar series. This event will bring together experts from the field and local practitioners to discuss efforts to transform adult education to better prepare adult learners to successfully transition to postsecondary education. The webinar will feature Barbara Endel from Jobs for the Future to discuss the work of the Accelerating Opportunity initiative in scaling up its adult education reform model in seven states. Judy Alamprese from Abt Associates will share the key findings from her recent study on transforming reading instruction in adult education programs. The webinar will also highlight the work of LaGuardia Community College in developing bridge programs that ease ABE and GED students’ transitions to postsecondary education and training."

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The ultimate town vs gown

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  When you think of the many times when you walk in the streets of Oxford in a state of boisterous intoxication at night, you can imagine that there must be a local resident or two being woken...
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Town and gown battles going back 658 years.


"[S]tudents nowadays are much gentler than those of yesteryears. A look back at history will reveal the extent of the open hostility between town and gown. This Sunday marks 658th anniversary of the riots of St. Scholastica’s Day, where many students and locals died. The trigger of the riots was a dispute between two students and a taverner on 10th February, 1355. The two students, named Walter Spryngeheuse and Roger de Chestefield, were having a drink at Swyndolnestok Tavern, near the corner of St.Aldate’s and Queen Street. The quality of the wine was not up to their standards, and when the students decided that verbal insults were not enough, they literally poured their dissatisfaction onto the taverner John Croidon by throwing the liquid in his face. The conflict escalated when Croidon got assualted by the students."

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Anne Bosworth's comment, February 14, 2013 12:49 AM
Try reading that first sentence aloud without taking a breath.
Eliane Muret's comment, February 18, 2013 5:31 AM
I think the right verb in the last sentence is... assaulted
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A Women's College Tries a Transformation - Administration - The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Women's College Tries a Transformation - Administration - The Chronicle of Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Armed with data and projections about budgets and future enrollments, Wilson College, in Pennsylvania, considers a slew of changes, including men.
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Really good story from Scott Carlson. He addresses a planning process, a transparency with data, several sides of an important cultural and identity issue for the college, and some dealing with what we're talking about in the Mojo right now asa  "lack of urgency" about coping with the external forces of change. Some will see some lessons to learn in this story.


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Inter-school Collaboration Produces Award-Winning Net Zero Habit Home in DC

Inter-school Collaboration Produces Award-Winning Net Zero Habit Home in DC | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Metropolis examines contemporary life through design--architecture, interior design, product design, graphic design, crafts, planning, and preservation.


Three years ago, faculty and students from three schools came together to form the Empowerhouse Collaborative. The participants—Parsons The New School for Design; the Milano School for International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at The New School; and Stevens Institute of Technology—joined forces to compete in the US Department of Energy 2011 Solar Decathlon. We wanted to change the way affordable housing is designed and developed.


This December 4th we realized our goal, joining Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. (DC Habitat) and the D.C. government to celebrate the dedication of Empowerhouse, a new home for two local families in the Deanwood neighborhood of Washington. This was also a celebration of a series of firsts in the district: the first net-zero-site, the first Passive House, and one of the first low-impact residential developments."

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A New Humanism: Part 4 | Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine

A New Humanism: Part 4 | Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Metropolis examines contemporary life through design--architecture, interior design, product design, graphic design, crafts, planning, and preservation.
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This is the fourth of a series of posts that spell out a set of ideas called A New Humanism: in architecture, landscapes, and urban designThey’re about enlarging the way we think about design by applying, in day to day practice, a broader range of insights into the cutting edge sciences of nature and human nature — using them to understand how our evolved mind-and-body actually experience the places we design, and why people respond the ways they do. Next, how does it work in practice? Architecture professor Grant Hildebrand’s convincing study of The Origins of Architectural Pleasure; and the power, in E.O. Wilson’s term, of “Biophilia”.

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Report: Career and Technical Education | Five Ways That Pay

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From Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce. The authors describe the paper this way:


A four-year degree is the surest path to a middle class job, but what about jobs for workers in the middle? In a new report, we find that there are 29 million jobs that pay middle-class wages and don't require a four-year degree. We also explore in major detail the five essential Career and Technical Education pathways that lead to these jobs: employer-based training, industry-based certifications, apprenticeships, postsecondary certificates, and associate's degrees. 

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e-Headlines

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STEM and the Community College

As science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers paths heat up, students are getting a good start in their education from a most unexpected source. Community colleges have two distinct roles: certifying technicians for the workforce or providing the first two years of a bachelor's degree.

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