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book: Fundraising Strategies for Community Colleges: The Definitive Guide for Advancement (9781579227319): Steve Klingaman: Books

Fundraising Strategies for Community Colleges: The Definitive Guide for Advancement

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 Fundraising Strategies for Community Colleges is a hands-on, step-by-step guide to building a million-dollar-a-year development office.


Community colleges educate nearly half the undergraduates in America yet receive as little as two percent of all gifts to higher education. Private philanthropy is now essential to the mission of community colleges. In order to gain a fair share, community colleges can rely on this book to deploy strategies effectively used by 4-year colleges. The author, Steve Klingaman, has raised over $40 million dollars for two-year and four-year colleges over a 25-year development career.


With its emphasis on planning the work and working the plan, Fundraising Strategies for Community Colleges offers practical advice and concrete steps on how to build a strong advancement team with robust Annual Fund, grants, major gifts, planned giving programs.[end quote]

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Amazon.com: The End of Business As Usual: Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution (9781118077559): Brian Solis: Books

Amazon.com: The End of Business As Usual: Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution (9781118077559): Brian Solis: Books | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

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Free book only today: Leading at a Higher Level, Revised and Expanded Edition: Blanchard on Leadership and Creating High Performing Organizations eBook: Ken Blanchard: Kindle Store

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Progress and Cycles | Dean Dad at Inside Higher Ed

Dean Dad reviews The Progress Principle by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer, and recommends it for, among other things, its perspective on progress and cycles:


"The one idea of this book is that the feeling of 'progress,' even when small, is a powerful motivator. People who achieve little victories are far more likely to stay engaged with what they’re doing and put forth solid effort than people who don’t get those victories. The major advice of the book was to structure work (and management) to recognize the value of small victories, and to encourage a sense of forward motion whenever possible.


And then I thought about semesters."


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Mozilla Learning, Freedom and the Web

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by Anya Kamenetz and the participants of the 2010 Mozilla Festival


How can the ideas of the open source movement help foster learning? What are the most effective ways to bring learning to everyone? How does openness help the spread of knowledge? Part exhibition catalog, part manifesto, this is a concise, fun-to-read introduction to what Mozilla is doing to support learners everywhere.

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SCUP Portfolio on Planning in the Community College

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Seven articles and three book reviews, about planning in community colleges, from SCUP's journal, Planning for Higher Education. Only available free to members, as a benefit of SCUP membership.

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Amazon.com: The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home (9780061995033): Dan Ariely: Books

Amazon.com: The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home (9780061995033): Dan Ariely: Books | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"In Predictably Irrational (2008), Ariely explored the reasons why human beings frequently put aside common sense and why bad things often happen when they do. Here, in this equally entertaining and clever follow-up, Ariely shows us the other side of the irrationality coin: the beneficial outcomes and pleasant surprises that often arise from irrational behavior. Although pleasant should be taken as a relative term, since the outcomes are not necessarily pleasant for the person who was behaving irrationally. Take, for example, Thomas Edison’s obsession with DC current, and his irrational hatred of AC: trying to prove how dangerous AC was, he inadvertently—with his development of the electric chair—demonstrated to the world how powerful it could be. Ariely is an engaging and efficient writer, amusing us with stories about irrational behavior while staying away from needless technical terminology and bafflegab. Thought-provoking, entertaining, and smart: a winning combination." --David Pitt

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Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn (9780670022823): Cathy N. Davidson: Books

Amazon.com: Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn (9780670022823): Cathy N. Davidson, Duke University


We're halfway through this book. It's very worth while and would make great Thanksgiving renewal reading!

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"When Cathy Davidson and Duke University gave free iPods to the freshman class in 2003, critics said they were wasting their money. Yet when students in practically every discipline invented academic uses for their music players, suddenly the idea could be seen in a new light-as an innovative way to turn learning on its head."  Ideas like video game curricula....

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book: Literary Study, Measurement, and the Sublime:Disciplinary Assessment | The Teagle Foundation

book: Literary Study, Measurement, and the Sublime:Disciplinary Assessment | The Teagle Foundation | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

An assessment book that is a free download from the Teagle Foundation: 


"What happens when the disciplines make themselves heard in the discussions of learning outcomes assessment that are ubiquitous in higher education today? What do disciplinary perspectives and methodologies have to bring to the table? This volume engages these questions from the perspective of literary study, with essays by education leaders, faculty from English and foreign language departments, and assessment experts that offer a wide range of perspectives. Together, these essays take a pulse of a discipline. They explore what is at stake in the work of assessment in the literature classroom, what we stand to gain, what we fear to lose, and whether current assessment methods can even capture the outcomes we care about most: the complex, subtle, seemingly ineffable heart of learning. They also implicitly invite teachers and scholars in other disciplines to come to the table, and carry the discussion further.


The essays in this volume are divided into four sections that focus on:


  • Outcomes assessment in the context of current national discussions of higher education and the work being done by various professional organizations.
  • Approaches to assessing "sublime learning" (that is, learning that can seem unassessable) and creativity.
  • The question of what outcomes assessment can measure in the literature classroom, as well as the theoretical and political implications of doing so.
  • Case studies and templates for the assessment of literature programs, with related discussions of the assessment of writing and foreign language acquisition."
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Amazon.com: Mission and Place: Strengthening Learning and Community through Campus Design (American Council on Education/Praeger Series on Higher Education.) (9780275981235): Daniel R. Kenney, Rica...

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Amazon.com: Robert A. M. Stern: On Campus (9781580932837): Robert A.M. Stern: Books

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Amazon.com: Thinking, Fast and Slow (9780374275631): Daniel Kahneman: Books

Thinking, Fast and Slow

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Any professional with planning and leadership roles should read this book for a better understanding of individuals and group dynamics.

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book: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

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Those SCUPers who enjoy learning how people think and learn will enjoy this new book. In The New Yorker, Jona Lehrer reviews it, and says:

 

"It’s impossible to overstate the influence of Kahneman and Tversky. Like Darwin, they helped to dismantle a longstanding myth of human exceptionalism. Although we’d always seen ourselves as rational creatures—this was our Promethean gift—it turns out that human reason is rather feeble, easily overwhelmed by ancient instincts and lazy biases. The mind is a deeply flawed machine. ...

 

This new book will certainly accomplish that—Kahneman has given us a new set of labels for our shortcomings. But his greatest legacy, perhaps, is also his bleakest: By categorizing our cognitive flaws, documenting not just our errors but also their embarrassing predictability, he has revealed the hollowness of a very ancient aspiration. Knowing thyself is not enough. Not even close."

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I Moved Your Cheese: For Those Who Refuse to Live as Mice in Someone Else's Maze

I Moved Your Cheese: For Those Who Refuse to Live as Mice in Someone Else's Maze | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

It's not that the mouse is in the maze, it's that the maze is in the mouse. 

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Preservation Green Lab Releases New Report on the Environmental Value of Building Reuse

Preservation Green Lab Releases New Report on the Environmental Value of Building Reuse | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Why not upgrade that existing building, instead?


"The Greenest Building analysis finds that it can take 10 to 80 years for a new energy efficient building to compensate, through efficient operations, for the climate change impacts created by its construction. The study finds that the majority of building types in different climates will take between 20-30 years to overcome the initial carbon impacts from construction."


Download that PDF here.

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Amazon.com: Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation (9781594485381): Steven Johnson: Books

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"This sweeping study of the history of innovation breaks out the seven patterns of innovation like "the slow hunch" and "serendipity." It debunks the myth of the lone genius and presents the real-world dynamics and context that enable innovation. Johnson shows how understanding the roots of innovation can lead to our own creative breakthroughs."

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Amazon.com: UCLA: The First Century (9781906507374): Marina Dundjerski: Books

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Available as pre-order. To be published in March 2012.

"Of the many photographs in a new history of UCLA, one is especially arresting. The photo, from April 1929, shows the school’s first four buildings on its soon-to-open Westwood campus with little else around for miles but rolling hills and a few houses. 'The campus is so far out in the country that it’s obvious only farmers will ever be the students’ neighbors,' the caption reads, quoting a not-particularly-far-sighted journalist at the time."

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Integrating Higher Education Planning and Assessment: A Practical Guide

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by David Hollowell, Michael F. Middaugh, and Elizabeth Sibolski


Free to SCUP members. $10 for nonmembers.


Integrating Higher Education Planning and Assessment: A Practical Guide provides insight on the higher education assessment process with an emphasis on planning and metrics. Using their extensive experience on the University of Delaware campus the authors give numerous examples of the integrated nature of planning. Intended for anyone on campus who is involved with the planning or accrediting process, this book provides a useful resource.

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Chapter 4: Community College Budgeting and Financial Planning Issues: A Case Study

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Written by Jennifer Krieger, Kentucky Community and Technical College System, this is a case study which explicates how the Kentucky Community and Technical College System approaches budgeting.


It's one of 14 chapters in the book, Integrated Resource and Budget Planning. SCUP members can download the book for any electronic reading device as a benefit of membership. Nonmembers can purchase the book for only $10 here, or in the Apple and Amazon stores.

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Amazon.com: Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything (9781594202292): Joshua Foer: Books

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Another long weekend read possibility, unless we forget. And this one reminds us of when Einstein was once asked by a reported for his phone number. He reahed behind his desk and handed the reported a telephone book. (Remember those?) The reported, more or less asked if he didn't even know his own number and Einstein replied that it was a waste of brain space to memorize anything you can look up inside of two minutes.


We wonder what he would say - and bother to memorize - now?


"Foer's unlikely journey from chronically forgetful science journalist to U.S. Memory Champion frames a revelatory exploration of the vast, hidden impact of memory on every aspect of our lives.


On average, people squander forty days annually compensating for things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, Foer found a vital truth we too often forget: In every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories.


Moonwalking with Einstein draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of memory, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human remembering. Under the tutelage of top "mental athletes," he learns ancient techniques once employed by Cicero to memorize his speeches and by Medieval scholars to memorize entire books. Using methods that have been largely forgotten, Foer discovers that we can all dramatically improve our memories.


At a time when electronic devices have all but rendered our individual memories obsolete, Foer's bid to resurrect the forgotten art of remembering becomes an urgent quest. Moonwalking with Einstein brings Joshua Foer to the apex of the U.S. Memory Championship and readers to a profound appreciation of a gift we all possess but that too often slips our minds."

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A Plea to College Presidents: Exercise Your Moral Leadership - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Cathy N. Davison is a neuroscientist from Duke University. In August she published the book, Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn. She was visiting UC Davis when during the recent pepper spraying:


"We also need to learn from our mistakes, because as protesters are being shifted out of the city parks of metropolitan areas, they are moving to college campuses. First, the claim that the Occupy encampments are unsanitary, unsafe, and insecure is almost comical to someone at Duke, where "tenting" has been a venerable student tradition since 1986. "Krzyzewskiville" is an encampment of students staying in tents, in winter, for weeks at time in order not to lose priority getting into Duke home basketball games. A few years ago, in one of my classes, we studied K-Ville's rules as a model of self-organizing and self-policing communities. If K-Ville can thrive despite the frenzy of winning and losing championship basketball games, so can a well-organized group of students advocating on behalf of their educational future."

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SCUP Book - Integrating Higher Education Planning and Assessment: A Practical Guide

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SCUP members can download this book for use on their campus, for free, as a benefit of membership. Others may purchase it for only $10.

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Amazon.com: University Planning and Architecture: The Search for Perfection eBook: Paul Roberts, Jonathan Coulson, Isabelle Taylor: Kindle Store

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SCUP book: Integrated Resource and Budget Planning

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Integrated Resource and Budget Planning at Colleges and Universities is the culmination of several years of discussions, face-to-face roundtables, conference calls, and virtual meetings by the Society for College and University Planning’s Resource & Budget Planning Advisory Group. Each chapter is a tool for SCUP members that was crafted by experienced, on-campus peer-practitioners. (See the table of contents, below.) There is a bit of opinion and some original research, but this publication is mostly very practical descriptions, analysis, and insights into tools and processes. We hope you find it to be informative, interesting, and useful. You won't just put this SCUP publication on your shelf. It will be wherever you have a digital device, be it a Kindle, an iPad, or smart phone.

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Amazon.com: The Creating Brain: The Neuroscience of Genius (9781932594072): Nancy C. Andreasen: Books

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What four things made the Renaissance? How does that affect learning.
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