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More Community Colleges are Offering Housing to Recruit and Retain Students

More Community Colleges are Offering Housing to Recruit and Retain Students | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Community colleges are responding to the requests for housing. In 2000, 225 community colleges offered housing, by 2010 that number grew to 260, according to the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). Now in 2012, 391 two-year institutions are providing a place to live, reports the National Center for Education Statistics.

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

Excellent piece that summarizes this as well as anything we've seen so far.

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Building Communities of Practice in Higher Ed - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

Building Communities of Practice in Higher Ed - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

In her post titled Building Communities of Practice in Higher Ed she describes a visit to UNT by Milton Cox of Miami University, who "shared suggestions on how to 'mind the gap(s)' in higher education and consider the broken spaces between our current disciplines, departments and silos on campus."


It's a very interesting perspective on practical, cross-silo connection for campus students, faculty, and staff who need to work together. Here are some suggestions she gathered about setting up Faculty Learning Committees:

  • size: 8-12 faculty, professionals, Administrators, TAs, students
  • voluntary membership by application
  • Affiliate patterns: consultants, mentors, student associates
  • multidisciplinary and from different departments
  • encourage participant curiosity
  • allow for richness of innovations
  • permitted relief from dysfunctional units
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Russell Waldron's curator insight, September 25, 2014 10:32 PM

It seems to be paradoxically both natural and difficult to grow COPs in higher education. @laurapasquini describes the approach behind Collaborative Learning Communities (CLC) at UNT.