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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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College News | About the Annapolis Group

College News | About the Annapolis Group | SCUP Links |

The Annapolis Group | | comprises approximately 130 leading national independent liberal arts colleges that have similar interests and concerns centering on the values of liberal arts education that inform their missions. The Annapolis Group provides a forum for member institutions to share best practices, seek higher levels of excellence, and advance the cause of liberal arts education on a national scale. Annapolis Group presidents and chief academic officers meet semi-annually, collaborating with one another and invited participants to:

  • increase their own professional effectiveness by discussing ideas, best practices, and questions of mutual concern;
  • articulate, interrogate, and promote the values of liberal arts education;
  • debate issues of institutional, regional, and national scope; and
  • develop new ways for their institutions — both individually and collectively — to serve the public good.

Through several forms of outreach, the Annapolis Group draws public attention to the educational goals and distinctive strengths of its member institutions and facilitates their participation in national conversations relating to higher education.

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CCBO: The BottomLine Online

CCBO: The BottomLine Online | SCUP Links |

"CCBO is committed to providing educational and professional support, networking opportunities, and timely trend and demographic information for business officers representing community colleges and community college system offices in the US and in Canada. The association works to help business officers better prepare for successful professional roles in the business and service enterprise of the community college. CCBO recognizes that excellence in the profession sets the standard for the future and strives to acknowledge those professionals who have excelled in the field."

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What a Year! | The Cultural Landscape Foundation

What a Year! | The Cultural Landscape Foundation | SCUP Links |

The work of the Cultural Landscape Foundation is important. You should check out its What's Out There parks, gardens, and landscape database. The title link is to its self-reporting on 2011 accomplishments.

"In 2011, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), with tremendous support from our Season of Events Sponsors The Davey Tree Expert Company and Charles Luck Stone Center, achieved several major milestones resulting in significant audience growth, valuable media coverage and attention for landscapes, landscape architecture and practitioners."

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HASTAC: Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory

HASTAC: Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory | SCUP Links |

HASTAC was the recipient recently of a large grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to work on "Badges for Lifelong Learning." Its 2011 conference is at the University of Michigan, Cecember 2-3.About HASTAC: 

"Many people are saying that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) kills science. You drill kids in STEM and you drill any inquisitive right out of them. What we really need is STEAM--Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS, and Math. We need to inspire kids with the scientific method, which happens not to be scientific exclusively but, basically, learning where any form of discovery is rewarded and encouraged. We think that is intrinsic to the humanities as well. That's why we invented HASTAC, with its iconic HAYSTACK logo, layering (even if abstractly) the humanities, arts, science, technology together in the collaboratory model."

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