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3 Trends Are About To Create A Higher-Education Earthquake

3 Trends Are About To Create A Higher-Education Earthquake | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Higher education has remained pretty much the same for hundreds of years, but that may be about to change.
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"Since the first wave of massive online courses launched in 2012, a backlash has focused on their failures and commercial uncertainties. Yet if critics think they are immune to the march of the MOOC, they are almost certainly wrong. Whereas online courses can quickly adjust their content and delivery mechanisms, universities are up against serious cost and efficiency problems, with little chance of taking more from the public purse."

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Is College Worth It? Clearly, New Data Say

Is College Worth It? Clearly, New Data Say | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"The pay gap between college graduates and everyone else reached a record high last year, according to the new data, which is based on an analysis of Labor Department statistics by the Economic Policy Institute in Washington. Americans with four-year college degrees made 98 percent more an hour on average in 2013 than people without a degree. That’s up from 89 percent five years earlier, 85 percent a decade earlier and 64 percent in the early 1980s."

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The Rising Cost of Not Going To College

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Paul Taylor will speak Monday, July 14, at SCUP–49 in Pittsburgh. Register by July 7 or register on site.


"But do these benefits outweigh the financial burden imposed by four or more years of college? Among Millennials ages 25 to 32, the answer is clearly yes: About nine-in-ten with at least a bachelor’s degree say college has already paid off (72%) or will pay off in the future (17%). Even among the two-thirds of college-educated Millennials who borrowed money to pay for their schooling, about nine-in-ten (86%) say their degrees have been worth it or expect that they will be in the future. "

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APPA Thought Leaders Report 2013: The Rising Cost of Higher Education

APPA Thought Leaders Report 2013: The Rising Cost of Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Thought Leaders Report 2013: The Rising Cost of Higher Education [PDF].

Author:APPAPrice:$ 0.00 (Member Price: $ 0.00)

ISBN:1-890956-74-0

Date Published:September 2013Cover type:PDF

No of Pages:40

Notes:Produced in conjunction with APPA's Center for Facilities Research (CFaR)


The 2013 Thought Leaders symposium, sponsored in part by DTZ, a UGL company, and Jacobs, focused on the topic of the rising cost of higher education.  More than three dozen higher education leaders--including presidents, provosts, business officers, consultants, association executives, and facilities professionals--participated in a facilitated discussion and work session to identify, prioritize, and recommend solutions on the issues related to the cost of higher education.  

Contents:
* Executive summary
* The challenge of rising costs in higher education
* Colleges in crisis - a summation
* The top issues in higher education facilities
   1. Align the programs and priorities of the institution with its mission and vision
   2. Build campus-wide understanding of the "arms race" between institutions on campus spending
   3. Better utilize and manage space
   4. Involve faculty in decisions about facilities and space
   5. Identify programs and facilities that need investment
   6. Manage rising labor costs
   7. Understand the challenges posed by increasingly complex buildings
   8. Limit rising costs associated with complying with codes and regulations
   9. Reduce the cost of unfunded mandates on the institution
* References and resources
* List of symposium participants

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Should be in every planner's library.

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