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Academic Leader Urges Colleges to ‘Take the Lead’ on Accreditation

US colleges must take "take the lead in repositioning accreditation as a meaningful voice for high-quality college learning while we still can," writes Carol Geary Scheider.

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Four tough things universities should do to rein in costs

Four tough things universities should do to rein in costs | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A columnist explores four ways universities could cut costs—and why doing those things is harder that it may seem.

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Explore International Student Trends in 3 Charts

Explore International Student Trends in 3 Charts | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Three charts about international students in the US—where they come from, where they go, and what they study.

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College Sports Subsidy Scorecards

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How do universities pay to support NCAA Division I athletic programs? A new project looks at the spending increase on college athletic programs and whether athletics are worth the investment.

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"Palace of Ashes" - Chinese and American Higher Education

"Palace of Ashes" - Chinese and American Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new book argues that China's universities are rising while America's are in decline.

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Mizzou Football Players Pledge A Strike, Citing Systemic Racism

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University of Missouri football players have pledged to go on strike until university President Tim Wolfe resigns for the way he has handled a string of racially charged incidents. A St. Louis reporter explains the situation.

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Can better transportation increase diversity on college campuses?

Can better transportation increase diversity on college campuses? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Since the College of Staten Island introduced a shuttle bus service, the number of black and Latino students have increased by 49 and 48 percent respectively.

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Next Generation K-12: 10 Implications for HigherEd

Next Generation K-12: 10 Implications for HigherEd | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

How will changes in K-12 models and structures affect higher ed?

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Robert Hicks's curator insight, November 4, 2015 10:32 AM

Higher education needs to catch up to the changes being made at the K-12 level.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, November 5, 2015 10:53 AM

This article shares the challenges ahead for higher education institutions as they need to prepare for the next generation K12 students. What is your institution doing to tackle this?

Francisco Restivo's curator insight, November 8, 2015 4:03 PM

Everything is related to everything.

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Graduates of four-year universities flock to community colleges for job skills

Graduates of four-year universities flock to community colleges for job skills | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Adults with bachelor's degrees are enrolling in community colleges to upgrade skills or seek new careers.

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The innovation game in higher ed

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When it comes to innovation, higher ed finds itself in a tight spot—the rhetoric that higher ed needs to innovate is not supported by practices that encourage innovation.

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Are Public Universities Going to Disappear?

Are Public Universities Going to Disappear? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Facing giant budget cuts, the chancellor of the University of Kansas worries aloud about the future of state-funded higher education.

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malek's comment, October 22, 2015 2:44 PM
a scary Halloween scenario
Dana Hoffman's comment, October 22, 2015 6:00 PM
Lol!.....ikr?
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Community College Offers Transgender Student Housing Program

Students at Iowa Western Community College can opt-in to a program that assigns a roommate based on their gender identity or expression rather than their legal sex.

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Leading Strategic Planning at Colleges and Universities: The President's Job

During strategic planning, deciding what not to do is more important than deciding what to do. Can those decisions be made without the president's support and involvement?

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Four tough things columnists should do before writing about universities

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A response to "Four tough things universities should do to rein in costs". If you want to write about the problems with higher ed, you need to acknowledge some salient facts. 

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Diversity Training Is in Demand. Does It Work?

Diversity Training Is in Demand. Does It Work? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Institutions have offered diversity programs for 20 years now. Are those programs accomplishing their goals? (subscription may be required)

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CSUN Makes Academic Continuity Planning Fun (Again)

Check out California State University Northridge's site on academic continuity planning, which manages to be both helpful and funny.

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The Future of the University: Speculative Design for Innovation in Higher Education

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This essay proposes five models of innovation in higher education that expand our "Ideas of the University," envisioning educational start-ups in the spirit of entrepreneurial experimentation.

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University of Missouri Protests Spur a Day of Change

University of Missouri Protests Spur a Day of Change | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

After the football team added its clout to protests over racial issues, Timothy Wolfe announced that he was stepping down as president of the four-campus system, and the chancellor, R. Bowen Loftin, said he would move into another job.

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What happened to Industry Canada? Trudeau elevates scientific research in new cabinet role

What happened to Industry Canada? Trudeau elevates scientific research in new cabinet role | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau combined the science, technology, and industry ministries into a single Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development. Observers say the new ministry likely signals more federal support for scientific research and development.

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The era of soaring college prices might be at an end, report says

The soaring college prices and heavy borrowing that became commonplace during the recession is coming to an end, the College Board said Wednesday, as increases in tuition and fees continue to slow down.

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Museums, Always Educational, Now Confer Degrees

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Museums are adding degree programs to their educational offerings. Most degrees focus on teaching art and science.

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Positive News for HBCUs

Black graduates of historically black colleges and universities are significantly more likely to have felt supported while in college and to be thriving afterwards than are their black peers who graduated from predominantly white institutions, according to the newest data from an ongoing Gallup-Purdue University study.

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Students take racist comments and spread them all over campus

American University students angry about racist posts on social media publicize the comments in an effort to force change on campus

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Mitchell talks funding, accreditation, and alternative providers at LinkedIn seminar

Mitchell talks funding, accreditation, and alternative providers at LinkedIn seminar | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The US under secretary of education weighed in on a range of issues facing higher ed today, providing his predictions for the future of the industry.

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