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The California Community Colleges' Research and Planning Group's Conference Proceedings

The California Community Colleges' Research and Planning Group's Conference Proceedings | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The California Community Colleges' 2014 Research & Planning Conference proceedings (conference materials) are available for many sessions. Examples of session titles include: 


Presentation provides an overview, tools and examples of a 360-degree feedback approach to the evaluation of integrated planning processes.


Presentation introduces an integrated planning protocol developed and implemented by Yuba CCD and how faculty are engaged in the process.


Presentation explores the concerns and costs associated with students taking longer than necessary to finish a degree.
Presentation shares College of the Canyons’ online program planning and review system fully integrates department planning with budget development and college-wide strategic planning, including embedding SLOs into the online system. 
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The RP Group does quality work, almost always sharing it with the rest of the world. Thanks.

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The End of Amateurism Is Not the End of Competitive College Sports?

The End of Amateurism Is Not the End of Competitive College Sports? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"College sports already are imbalanced. And they’re doing just fine.


Actually, college sports aren’t merely imbalanced. They’re practically rigged."

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This can stimulate some thought, just as the season begins. We noticed that the title didn't specifically mention football. A lot of forces are converging on college football. Let's say that transformation is on the way. What do you think?

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'It was not our intent to destroy universities ... . That's not why we did it.'

'It was not our intent to destroy universities ... . That's not why we did it.' | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Love this.


"It wasn't our intent, I just want to be clear about that now, it was not our intent to destroy universities. That's not why we did it. We want to change universities, and we want them to work for the better.

Thinking in Models: for Design, for Learning…

A large part of this talk is about that change. It's interesting. We go from the first slide about people wanting to be relevant, wanting universities to be relevant, all the way to the last slide about what's going to replace universities, without doing all the thinking that we need to do in between. We need to do this thinking in between.

Let's begin our thinking with where the current trends, we're told, are going. We're told there will be tiered service models at universities. We're told there will be analytics and data-driven management. We're told there will be alternative credentials. To a certain degree, all of these three things are true.

To a certain degree, none of these three things are going to work themselves out in the way that the economist or economists or education reformers predict. When you look at that, basically it's like they have this model or design in their head of how we could rebuild the university system, wipe it all out, start over, and we'll have a new model.




Figure 1 - workflow process employed to assist LMS selection

This model of accountability and cost frameworks and all of that will solve all the problems that the current system has. Models are popular in education too. Here's a model (Figure 1) of a workflow-processed employee to assist LMS selection. You can't really read the small writing there. It goes from enrollment to program administration to learner interactions to content creation to assessment.

It's a fishbone diagram. If you're in economics or business, you're probably familiar with it.Models of how to select educational technology including customized lists of LMS features, a way of picking among those 305 features of a learning management system that you might want to solve the educational problems at your institution."

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You really need to read this. Or at least skim it. This is not your ordinary POV. "I criticize Coursera. I criticize the Stanford MOOCs and all of that, but when Norvig and Thrun launched their artificial intelligence MOOC, in the first week, 150,000 people signed up. Overall, I think it was something like 250,000 people signed up for one course, a really hard course that's really difficult to understand, in artificial intelligence.


Forget the fact that a lot of them dropped out. A lot of them didn't. Tens of thousands finished. This, by itself, indicates that the old model wasn't working. There was such a pent-up demand for upper-level university courses in artificial intelligence that, when one was finally made available, people knocked down the doors trying to get to it."

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Higher Ed Consultants' Best Case Scenarios Rarely Reality, Seen as Necessary

"According to the new research, colleges reported saving only 2 percent on average so far. That might increase to 2.2 percent when all is said and done, though, because of cuts the colleges are still making. That's pretty close to the low-end "base case" of savings consultants gave colleges, of 2.6 percent in savings, but a long way from the best-case scenario of 4 percent.while colleges may enjoy working with consultants to diagnose their problems, the consultants’ recommendations end up being fairly similar. ...


'There’s a playbook, so to speak, for this,' he said.


Still, he did not find a college that lost money using a consultant, only colleges that saved much less than the best-case scenario."

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And : "[C]olleges in the study felt they needed consultants, and some of the projects they worked on required hundreds if not thousands of people. So they might not have been able to achieve much or any savings without the aid of consultants."

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IT and Academics Don't Plan Together Much, New Survey Finds

IT and Academics Don't Plan Together Much, New Survey Finds | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

From the Campus Technology report: "Campus IT is a disjointed effort at most campuses. For example, in more than four out of five colleges and universities, IT professionals report that they do not regularly develop joint plans with academic departments for IT initiatives. These are some of the results that came out of a survey of 152 higher ed IT people in June by MeriTalk, a government-focused Web site."

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And: "Nearly six out of 10 don't survey academic or research staff on IT needs; and more than six out of 10 lack a catalog of IT services. Perhaps that's why 57 percent of end users view IT as the 'fix it' folks and just 22 percent say IT is considered a 'trusted ally.'"


The survey itself can be downloaded from this website.

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Query: Graduate assistant space—What's new?

Query: Graduate assistant space—What's new? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Who out there has redesigned graduate assistant space to support the way grads work and study today (versus 20 years ago)? Semi-private offices just aren't an option for some of our buildings and programs - nor are they necessary.
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Please share what you have been doing or what you have learned about.

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Higher Ed Pays Attention to Design Thinking

Higher Ed Pays Attention to Design Thinking | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Using methods familiar to designers as an approach to problem solving in organizations is not a particularly new development, but now higher education may be looking at it as a way to reform how education is delivered.
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A good paragraph:


"Among the many memorable quotes from “The Deep Dive” is David Kelley’s remark that “Everything we create has to go through a design process.” Does that apply to the work of the higher education enterprise? It must. Everything colleges and universities do is a product of design, be it the curriculum, the campus, or all the programming that supports the institution—and the library. Higher education is better known for irrational processes for identifying problems and developing solutions, and that leads to poor design resulting in dysfunctional systems. In 1972 Cohen, March, and Olsen authored an article that described higher education as an “organized anarchy” in which decision making operated much like a garbage can into which multiple and unrelated solutions are dropped in hope of being connected to an existing problem. While not every institution is an organized anarchy, too many lack a systematic, IDEO-like approach to advancing the institution. In a previous essay, I attempted to bring attention to benefits that might accrue from colleges and universities adopting design thinking to tackle problems for which there are no easy solutions. It went mostly unnoticed. Given the many “wicked problems” confronting colleges and universities, higher education could use a new approach."

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Press Release: Campus Technology Announces 2014 Innovators Award Honorees -- Campus Technology

Press Release: Campus Technology Announces 2014 Innovators Award Honorees -- Campus Technology | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Campus Technology officially announces the winners of its 10th annual Innovators Awards. This year, 11 honorees were selected in six categories out of 215 nominations submitted from outstanding higher education institutions around the globe.
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A lot of integrative planning involved with these accomplishments:

  • A multi-institutional effort to develop predictive analytics for student success and link interventions to specific risk factors.
  • A full-service center offering efficient, accessible e-text, Braille, assistive technology and captioning to postsecondary institutions.
  • Open source software that integrates previously siloed administrative functions such as degree audit and articulation, student lifecycle and recruitment, registration and advising.
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Integrated by Design—Introducing the Flexible Learning Environments eXchange Repository (FLEXspace)

Integrated by Design—Introducing the Flexible Learning Environments eXchange Repository (FLEXspace) | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

SCUP has been working with this team to create a valuable tool for learning environment design—come and learn how to use it from the development team!

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The Flexible Learning Environments eXchange Repository (FLEXspace) is an open access repository designed to share examples of institutional learning spaces. It contains images and detailed attributes integrated across three domains: learning and assessment, instructional (AV) technology integration, and facilities. It will become an essential tool for those planning, designing, and programming learning spaces. Get an update on this exciting collaborative service, and bring your mobile device or laptop to take a "test drive" and provide critical feedback to the FLEXspace leadership team.  


Presented by: Megan Marler, ArtStor; Joseph A. Moreau, Vice Chancellor of Technology, Foothill-De Anza Community College District; Bradford Snyder, Associate Director, Classroom Technology Services, SUNY College at Cortland; Lisa A. Stephens, Senior Strategist, SUNY Academic Innovation, University at Buffalo; Clare van den Brink, Cornell University


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Donald M. Norris is the SCUP 2014 K.C. Parsons Founders' Award Recipient

Donald M. Norris is the SCUP 2014 K.C. Parsons Founders' Award Recipient | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Donald M. Norris, Ph.D. is president and founder of Strategic Initiatives, Inc.  He has been active in the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) for more than 30 years, starting during his service as a university planner and institutional researcher at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston and continuing through his distinguished consulting career.  He has co-authored seven books and monographs for SCUP that have dramatically influenced the field of strategic planning over the past thirty years, including Transforming Higher Education: A Vision for Learning in the 21st Century (1995), A Guide to Planning for Change (2008), and Transforming in an Age of Disruptive Change (2013).  His work also includes ground-breaking practices in analytics and optimizing student success and institutional performance. He was program chair of SCUP-21 in 1986 and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by SCUP in 1994. 

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Congratulations to Donald M. Norris on his recognition of his exceptional achievements in higher education plannng. The Society for College and University Planning has awarded bim its highest honor, the 2014 K.C. Parsons Founders' Award for Distinguished Service.

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"I've not actually heard of any of the people you just mentioned . . . "

"I've not actually heard of any of the people you just mentioned . . . " | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"I’ve written before about the growing tendency of professionals in higher education to exist blissfully unaware of the goings-on of other parts of the sector. At the time, I was concerned I might have overstated the case.  I’m no longer concerned."

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If someone does know what's going on in many parts of higher education then it's likely to be someone who has planning responsibilities.

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The Best of Campus Planning, Architecture, and Landscape Architecture | 2014

Plan for the Transformation of Higher Education is higher education's premier planning conference—you will find most of the planning professionals who receive these SCUP awards in gorgeous (and transformed) Pittsburgh, July 12–16.


Below, the 2014 recipients of the Society for College and University Planning's annual awards recognizing excellence in the above fields. Details, including images, about each project and award will be available shortly. See those details about the 2013 recipients now.

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2014 SCUP Excellence in Planning for a District or Campus ComponentHonor Award College of Charleston for Dixie Plantation Master Plan with Ayers Saint GrossHonor Award University of Chicago for New Academic Complex and Campus Precinct with Ann Beha ArchitectsSpecial Citation Kent State University and the City of Kent, OH for College Town Kent with NBBJ
2014 SCUP Excellence in Planning for an Existing Campus
Honor Award Tecnologico de Monterrey, Regeneración - A Vision Plan for the Distrito Tec and Monterrey with Sasaki Associates, Inc.Honor Award University of Texas at Austin for University of Texas at Austin Campus Master Plan with Sasaki Associates, Inc.Merit Award University of Wisconsin-Madison for Campus Master Plan with Ayers Saint Gross
2014 SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture – Open Space Planning and Design
Honor Award

Duke University for Hybrid Landscape West Campus with Reed Hilderbrand LLC

Merit Award

University of Wisconsin-Waukesha for University Field Station Master Plan with GRAEF

2014 SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture – General Design
Honor Award Stony Brook University/The State University of New York for Simons Center for Geometry and Physics with Dirtworks Landscape Architects, PCHonor Award University of British Columbia for Pedestrian Campus, University of British ColumbiaHonor Award University of Massachusetts Amherst for Southwest Concourse Revitalization with Stephen Stimson Associates Landscape ArchitectsMerit Award University of Pennsylvania for Shoemaker Green with Andropogon Associates Ltd.
2014 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for a New Building
Honor Award Massachusetts College of Art and Design for Tree House Residence Hall with ADD Inc.Honor Award SUNY-ESF College of Environmental Science and Forestry for Gateway Center with Architerra Inc.Honor Award University of California, San Diego for University of California, San Diego - Medical Education and Telemedicine Building with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLPHonor Award University of Utah, Salt Lake City for Natural History Museum of Utah with Ennead ArchitectsMerit Award California State University, Northridge for Student Recreation Center with LPA, Inc.Merit Award

Modesto Junior College, Yosemite Community College District for Student Services Building with Perkins+Will

Merit Award

University of Baltimore for John and Frances Angelos Law Center with Ayers Saint Gross

2014 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for Building Additions or Adaptive Reuse
Honor Award Arizona State University for Student Health Services with orcutt | winslow and Lake | Flato ArchitectsHonor Award Bridgewater State University for Science and Mathematics Center with PayetteHonor Award Thompson Rivers University for Old Main Academic Building Addition with Diamond Schmitt ArchitectsHonor Award University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for Claire T. Carney Library with designLAB architectsHonor Award University of Washington for Odegaard Undergraduate Library with The Miller Hull PartnershipMerit Award Brown University for Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World with Anmahian Winton ArchitectsMerit Award Colorado State University for Durrell Center with 4240 ArchitectureMerit Award

Georgetown University for Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, STUDIOS Architects

Merit Award Riverside Community College District for Center for Social Justice and Civil Liberties with LPA Inc.Merit Award University of Pennsylvania for George A Weiss Pavilion at Franklin Field with Crawford Architects
2014 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for Restoration or Preservation
Honor Award Arizona State University for Manzanita Hall with Studio Ma with Solomon Cordwell BuenzHonor Award Northwestern University for Charles Deering Library West Entry Restoration with HBRA Architects, Inc.

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Planning for Disruption | 'Modularity is overtaking interdependent architectures.'

Planning for Disruption | 'Modularity is overtaking interdependent architectures.' | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Harvard Business School Professor Clay Christensen spoke about disruption in higher ed as a keynote speaker at the Harvard IT Summit.
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"'Modularity is overtaking interdependent architectures.'


Christensen made a connection between higher ed today and the reign of mainframe computing. 'At the time of the mainframes, the proprietary architecture mattered most and the components were secondary. Everybody knew IBM and Digital, but not the maker of their components. The PC’s arrival flipped all that, and the component makers like Intel then became more important.'


He continued, 'Harvard will still have its unique architecture, but the courses are becoming modular, like PC components. The brand [recognition] could move away from the universities to the courses.'


With more ways to access learning, a difficult question looms: 'Is this [transformation] a threat or an opportunity for Harvard?' There was a long silence after Christensen posed the question.


Finally, [Harvard President] Margulies, sitting in the front row, answered.


'It’s both,' she said."

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Using Predictive Analytics, Adaptive Learning to Transform Higher Education

Using Predictive Analytics, Adaptive Learning to Transform Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"Seven universities are working on a year-long planning project to improve student success thanks to $225,000 grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. ...


Each university is working on a number of different strategies, but enough of them have some overlap that they can help each other as they go along. For example, The University of Akron and Portland State University are both working on credentialing knowledge, while The University of Akron and Georgia State are working on adaptive learning, among other things."

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

Each institution's goal for the grant is briefly described. We think these projects will yield useful lessons learned for others.

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From www.govtech.com - Today, 7:10 AM


"Seven universities are working on a year-long planning project to improve student success thanks to $225,000 grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. ...


Each university is working on a number of different strategies, but enough of them have some overlap that they can help each other as they go along. For example, The University of Akron and Portland State University are both working on credentialing knowledge, while The University of Akron and Georgia State are working on adaptive learning, among other things."

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Content Licensing Creates 'Existential Crisis' for Libraries

Content Licensing Creates 'Existential Crisis' for Libraries | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Old-fashioned media—books, tapes, CDs, etc.—are governed by the first-sale doctrine, a legal provision that allows a buyer to do whatever she wants with a copy.


The licensing of digital media, however, gives publishers far more power. Instead of selling an album outright, they can sell permission to access its contents for a fixed amount of time. (This is a boon for textbook publishers in particular. Under a digital regime, they may not have to worry about losing sales to students buying used copies.)


The licensing model stands to become the norm as physical media get phased out, says Mr. Hoek. “This isn’t just a music problem,” he says. Anything made of “ones and zeroes” can be kept on a leash.


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

Even as SCUP takes a deep, hard look at how it licenses its knowledge content, that kind of deep, hard look by publishers is worrying college and university librarians:


As more and more books, videos, and sound recordings are licensed and distributed through online-only means, the amount of materials available for libraries to collect is shrinking.


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Learning-Centric Data Scientists to Take Over Higher Ed

"Instructional designers were yesterday’s hot new member of the course development team. Today, the must-have course development team member (along with faculty and instructional designers and media specialist and librarians) is the data scientist.

And not just any data scientist.  A data scientist who is also an expert in program assessment.  A data scientist who is also a learning geek, steeped in all things Bloom and constructivist.

Maybe these learning-centric data scientists have always been wandering around campus.  Hanging out with the good people in Institutional Research, ensconced over at the Ed School.

From here on out the learning-focused data scientists are the new superstars.  The cool kids.  The big women and men on campus."

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

Well, not really. But they are one symptom of drastically changing times. "This is a shift away from the model of a solo professor creating / delivering / evaluating each course to a team-based and data-centric teaching model."

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"Building Excellence from the Ground Up: Stony Brook at 50 Years, October 24

"Building Excellence from the Ground Up: Stony Brook at 50 Years, October 24 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

This symposium will reflect on Stony Brook University's rapid development into a leading public research university, examine several initiatives that have transformed the Stony Brook campus, and discuss its challenges and opportunities in maintaining a research university for the coming decades.


Learning Outcomes:


  1. Review the development history of the campus, a process characterized by growing enrollments, rapid expansion, and continuous improvement to deepen an understanding of how to foster academic excellence in a public university.
  2. Discover how an institution reinvented itself from a rough-at-the-edges campus, through site restoration, environmental sustainability and energy reductions into a more sustainable environment.
  3. Investigate various methods used to maintain, renew, re-purpose, or replace ageing research facilities to better support modern scientific effort and contrast results obtained from the different approaches.
  4. Recognize how campus life and residential programs shape the quality and character of campus experience, thereby impacting student achievement, student engagement, student retention rates, and their lifelong associations with a newly creating university.


Register Now

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Does the 'Phenomenon of Enclosure' Threaten the Commons?

Does the 'Phenomenon of Enclosure' Threaten the Commons? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"The history of online learning is the history of a plethora of patents. (Watters, 2014) This is a patent for setting up a regional network in the south western United States. That's Nevada. That's Arizona. That's New Mexico. That's Utah. That's Colorado or Wyoming, one of the square ones. Calling it a patent thicket is more than a slight understatement. And it's not just patents, of course, it's copyright, trademarks, even trade secrets. 

Here's one that came out a few weeks ago - I've actually got the screen capture - trademark for pi. (Poulsen, 2014) Yes, pi, the pi that you're all familiar with, 3.141 whatever. A colleague memorized it to 100 digits. I've memorized it to, what, one. 

This is not simply an isolated instance. It's the norm. It's a phenomenon that took place in the industrial revolution. It's a phenomenon taking place in the information revolution. It's a phenomenon of enclosure. You would think we learned from the last time, but we didn't. And it threatens the commons, the common heritage, common knowledge, common culture that we all thought that we own."

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

A must-read, IOHO. This is only one of many issues examined in this first of three talks which run as a series. Downes is examining "not the problem MOOCs solve at the moment but the problem MOOCs were designed to solve." Since Downes was instrumental in developing the concept of a MOOC, his insights are both clear and from a POV unfamiliar to many higher education leaders.

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Reimagining the Undergraduate Experience: 4 Provocative Ideas

Reimagining the Undergraduate Experience: 4 Provocative Ideas | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Four broad provocations emerged:


The “open loop” university. I mentioned this idea, which imagines the college experience as a series of “loops” over a lifetime, in my column last week. This plan would admit students at 18 but give them six years of access to residential learning opportunities, to use anytime in their life. It would allow alumni to return mid-career for professional development and new students to get real-life work experience.

Paced education. This abolishes the class year and replaces it with adaptive, personalized learning that allows students to move through phases of learning at their own pace. The goal is to help students make better choices about what they want to study and understand their own learning style.

Axis flip. Rather than traditional academic disciplines, the curriculum would be organized around common and transferable skills that could be used over the course of a lifetime. Schools and departments would be reorganized around “competency hubs” so that there would be deans of scientific analysis, quantitative reasoning, moral and ethical reasoning, communication effectiveness, among others.

Purpose learning. Instead of majors, students would declare a “mission” to help them find meaning and purpose behind their studies.

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

Jeff Selingo will speak Tuesday, July 15, at SCUP–49 in Pittsburgh. Register by July 7 or register on site.

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My Two favorites here are the Purpose Learning and the Open Loop ideas.  Wow, how empoering would it be for students to feel a self driven purpose for being in school beyong 'getting a job' or because it's the middle class thing to do after high school?

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Perspectives on the College Cost Crisis—Two Book Reviews In One

A review of:


Stretching the Higher Education Dollar: How Innovation Can Improve Access, Equity, and Affordability. Edited by Andrew P. Kelly and Kevin Carey. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2013. 272 pages. $60.00 Cloth; $29.95 Paper.


The Checklist for Change: Making American Higher Education a Sustainable Enterprise, by Robert Zemsky. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2013. 240 pages. $27.95 Cloth; $27.95 Web PDF. E-Book version available.

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Mary Taylor Huber concludes: "Kelly and Carey's edited collection will appeal more to those who find promise and excitement in the largely off-campus world of new educational entrepreneurs. Zemsky's book, though far from a warm embrace, will be more persuasive to those who love our campuses and would like to see them improved and sustained."

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Hey, Let’s Be Careful Out There - Metropolis Magazine - May 2014

Hey, Let’s Be Careful Out There - Metropolis Magazine - May 2014 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"Piecemeal fixes won’t do. Every concerned citizen in possession of a chunk of human knowledge, designers included, is needed in the creation of a new web of interactions between all stakeholders."

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Sounds like integrated planning.

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Plan for Higher Ed Transformation— Pittsburgh, July

Plan for Higher Ed Transformation— Pittsburgh, July | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
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Join 1,500+ peers and colleagues at higher education's premier annual planning conference.

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Face to Face—'an irresistible social side to learning'

Face to Face—'an irresistible social side to learning' | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
As I was reading this interesting piece by Stefan Popenici, MOOCs—A Tsunami of Promises,* my thoughts kept turning to the ongoing transformation in SCUP's five regional hotbeds of activity.From
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Popenici's words about the value to learning of the campus as a learning environment reflect, I think, a growing realization, Academy-wide of the value of place in learning. Learning environments—the theme of this symposium—is an area where one can trace the growth in integrated planning, design, and programming and tie it right to the information (Perry Chapman Prize, call is open now) and tools (FLEXspace) currently advancing a real-time transformation in built learning environments. Every day I communicate with SCUP members who are not just planning for, but leading that change.

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Great opportunity to lead SCUP staff: A new position, SCUP is looking for a President!

Great opportunity to lead SCUP staff: A new position, SCUP is looking for a President! | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
  • SCUP is looking for a new CEO, in a new kind of role— Please help us spread word of this search throughout the academy. From the position description*** at Korn Ferry, a few of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for SCUP President

    • Outstanding leadership skills;

    • A visionary and strategic thinker who is creative;

    • An understanding of the challenges and opportunities in academia;

    • An ability to build consensus and manage by influence;

    • Proven business and financial acumen;

    • A track record of building strong strategic alliances; and

    • Savvy about the application of technology.
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***Note that the link takes you to a page that appears to require a log-in to look at the job posting. On the right, you can sign in with LinkedIn. If you don't want to sign in at all, the second time you follow the link it will let you in without signing up.


As SCUP embarks on its 50th anniversary, the organization is well poised to build upon a rich history and strengthen its brand and service to the higher education community and beyond. The President will work closely with the Board of Directors during this exciting time to establish a refreshed strategic direction that is visionary and results in the enhancement and diversification of SCUPs portfolio of products and services. The President will build strong relationships with leaders across higher education to articulate SCUPs enhanced value and to expand membership.

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