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Higher Education in India & Its challenges :

State Government Victoria Australia presents India Education Summit 2014: conceived and organized by Businessworld. Over the past decade, India has made laud...
APM Group's curator insight, September 11, 2014 7:52 AM

Education in India despite of high quality is always questioned for its practicability. Most of the basic schools are yet to be modernizing in their approach. The basic thing that I found in Indian school is the absenteeism of the latest trends like facility management, housekeeping services and others.!

New Study Says Open-Plan Offices Are Bad

New Study Says Open-Plan Offices Are Bad | SCUP Links |

[C]riticisms of the open-plan are legion. But Burkeman’s predictable diatribe was backed up by a new Harvard study that reached some fairly unhealthy conclusions about open-plan offices. The study, by researchers Jungsoo Kim and Richard de Dear, found that of the 42,700 office workers surveyed, nearly half of those in completely open-plan offices (sans partitions) complained about environmental noise levels. Even more surprising, cubicle workers—distinguished between those in offices with low and high partitions—were more greatly disatisfied with the noise around their workstations. 

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

This is our shocked face /

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Reimagining the Undergraduate Experience: 4 Provocative Ideas

Reimagining the Undergraduate Experience: 4 Provocative Ideas | SCUP Links |

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.

Sayward Henry's curator insight, July 1, 2014 8:06 AM

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?!

Community Colleges Get Strategic About Enrollment

Community Colleges Get Strategic About Enrollment | SCUP Links |

For decades, the community-college sector expanded almost automatically as it helped broaden access to higher education, says Peter S. Bryant, a senior vice president at the consulting firm Noel-Levitz. But waiting for students to show up is no longer enough, says Mr. Bryant, who has seen more business lately from community colleges. "There's a growing realization," he says, "that there has got to be a much more strategic approach."

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

Very important message for community college planners about enrollment.

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