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The 10 Tricks That Will Make You Appear Smarter In Meetings

The 10 Tricks That Will Make You Appear Smarter In Meetings | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Tips for how to get through boring and pointless meetings with your professional reputation intact (or even improved).

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Donna Bryan's curator insight, April 26, 9:04 AM

Networking and how to make it couont

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Change Agent Leadership

Change agenda leadership must identify future trends and needs, lead change agendas, invest in what makes a difference, and remain authentic and courageous. New Planningarticle! Free for SCUP members; fee for nonmembers.

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The ‘Maker Movement’ Goes to College

The ‘Maker Movement’  Goes to College | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Makerspaces are popping up on campuses across the US—from large research universities to community colleges—and incorporating more players from the institution and the community. Subscription required.

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What People Think About College: a Snapshot of Public Opinion

Most Americans value education beyond high school, but don't believe colleges are changing to meet the needs of graduates, according to a new survey from Gallup and the Lumina Foundation.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 21, 12:41 PM

Eighty percent agreed or strongly agreed that colleges have to change. Great. But change to what? And how? And should every college change in the same ways? The answer to the last question is "no," by the way, and any college implementing any change has to do so with a vision and purpose for what those changes might accomplish FOR THE STUDENTS. Just sayin'

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Are master’s degrees on their way out? Alternatives grow as enrollment fades

Are master’s degrees on their way out? Alternatives grow as enrollment fades | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Are new, just-in-time learning providers behind the recent decline in graduate enrollment?

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Beta X Zhu's curator insight, April 16, 8:02 AM

Do you wanna do ur master degree after 4-year exhausted university? If the answer is 'yes' then u probably go through this article and consider what they said. 

Since everyone can do their master, this degree seems more less important and wasn't a guarantee for work nowadays.

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Microsoft Office Lens: The Office tool we've been waiting for

A new app lets you take a picture of a document and immediately edit it in Microsoft Word. 

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Daniel Tan's curator insight, April 9, 2:10 AM

Great tool - tried it out and works well. Has built-in OCR.

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What Are Universities For?

What Are Universities For? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Six scholars on how (or if) American higher ed needs to change to address its challenges.

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In Defense of the Campus

Why won't online learning completely replace the physical campus? "There is still no algorithm for serendipity."

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Robert Hicks's curator insight, April 4, 8:16 AM

Another op ed piece refuting the "End of College" and the like.

Brady Mick's curator insight, May 10, 9:17 PM

Physical human contact is a superb method for the communication of ideas, beliefs, stories and experiences; thus summarized as learning. The human brain is wired for the sensory experience by connection to our intellectual and emotional nature. Professor Kuusisto makes excellent points about the vitality of the sensory experience on campus. These points resonate as truths from my memory and perspective of what an excellent learning experience was (is today).

 

Then I think of my 11 year old son. I listen to him playing Destiny and other games on his Xbox. We live in Ohio but his best friend is a fellow on-line gamer who lives in Puerto Rico. When my son is in the midst of his cohort of online friends and strangers, and they are focused on a pursuit within the game, I wonder about the future of education - and human interaction for that matter.

 

I humbly submit that the need for sensory interaction in order to engage in a serendipitous learning experience has already changed beyond recognition. We "experienced" learners are also being required to redefine proper and good learning as defined from our past - online meetings, social media, etc. For example I read an idea such as Professor Kuusisto's; I have a reaction; I am provoked to respond via a readymade communication system; I respond with interest on what results may follow. I define this as a midline quality learning experience. Honestly I wonder about the value of the classroom at all, as Professor Kuusisto’s reasoning for the value of the campus contained no reference to classroom experiences.

 

My son is not gaming only; he is learning social interaction, mythology, strategy, leadership, complexity, science, art, humanity, motivational psychology, etc. etc. Oh - and most important he is in emotional and intellectual growth throughout the sensory experience. I am quite certain I didn't have these learning experiences when I was 11. The campus experience will be a vital part of my sons learning process as he matures. But the definition of that experience is likely to be entirely different than mine was; and of higher value and results I hope.

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Can Business School Save a Company?

Can Business School Save a Company? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

So much focus is on how higher ed can prepare students for employers. Here, a story on how one higher ed program helps prepare employers for a new economy.

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How much should you pay for a degree?

How much should you pay for a degree? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new tool may help potential college students choose the postsecondary path they're most likely to complete. The tool bases its recommendation on a number of factors, including high school performance, excitement about college, and employment status during college.

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Low-Income Students Succeed at Small Private Colleges

Low-Income Students Succeed at Small Private Colleges | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new report this week from the Council of Independent Colleges shows that small and mid-size private colleges enroll—and graduate—a higher proportion of first-generation and low-income students than public and private research universities.

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Afomia Seleshi's curator insight, April 28, 12:46 PM

While I am not considered low-income, I will paying for college myself.

 

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SCUP 50th Anniversary Interviews: Mike Moss, Jim Young, and Claire Turcotte

SCUP 50th Anniversary Interviews: Mike Moss, Jim Young, and Claire Turcotte | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Meet SCUP's newest staff leaders—President Mike Moss and Chief Learning Office Jim Young—and find out their views on integrated planning and where SCUP is headed. New Planning article! Free for SCUP members; fee for nonmembers.

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Potential New Leaders of 2-Year Colleges Face Higher Hurdles

Potential New Leaders of 2-Year Colleges Face Higher Hurdles | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Community colleges face a leadership shortage right when leaders are needed the most.

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Can't Focus In Your Open Office? Wrap Yourself In This New Cocoon To Tune Out Distraction

Can't Focus In Your Open Office? Wrap Yourself In This New Cocoon To Tune Out Distraction | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Inspired by how students seek quiet areas in the library to study, a new desk is designed to mitigate the distractions in an open office environment.

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How to Refocus a Meeting After Someone Interrupts

How to Refocus a Meeting After Someone Interrupts | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A well-designed agenda, curious attitude, and a couple of body language tricks can help you stop meetings from devolving into venting sessions.

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How the University of Maryland will use the Uber platform to create experimental on-demand services

How the University of Maryland will use the Uber platform to create experimental on-demand services | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

An innovation council of students, faculty, and Uber staff will select on-demand services Uber can provide to the campus—from transportation during athletic events to ice cream delivery.

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Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015

Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A report released from the Pew Research Center details how teens use social media and technology.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, April 13, 10:31 AM

This Pew Research report shares some interesting data results regarding teens, their use of social media and other technologies. Any surprises?

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10 new innovations that could change the world

10 new innovations that could change the world | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Incredibly realistic 3D images, super strong and light materials, potable ocean water...how might these innovations affect your institution?

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Patrick Wallace's curator insight, April 9, 8:01 AM

Previous years lists included such ultra cool things as agricultural drones, ultraprivate smartphones, brain mapping, neuromorphic chips, genome editing, mobile collaboration, and micro 3-D printing. The 2015 list is just as exciting, take a look!

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Over 50 and Back in College, Preparing for a New Career

Over 50 and Back in College, Preparing for a New Career | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

As retirees return to college to prepare for a second degree, continuing education programs changes from an institution's sideline offering to a major opportunity for revenue.

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Julie Labeau's curator insight, April 7, 8:30 AM

Life never stops when your older. And definitely not opportunities. You can have them as long as you want them. The world is at your service so long as you will seek for it. There's no age limit in learning. 

Dean Meyers's curator insight, April 23, 9:16 PM

Graphic recording (listed as a visual note-taker in this NY Times article) features in educational instruction for the bottom edge of the boomers looking for new careers.

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Six Projects Selected for the 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards

Six Projects Selected for the 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The six winners of the AIA/ALA Library Building Awards exemplify how the library's role has changed.

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Vision Integrated Planning: From Vision to Facilities Master Plan

Vision Integrated Planning is a process that higher education administrators can use to map out their strategic, marketing, and learning environment opportunities and goals within the context of the institution’s vision. Free for SCUP members, for-fee for non-members.

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Houghton College to Become First College in Nation to Construct $84 Million Bio-dome over Main Campus

Houghton College to Become First College in Nation to Construct $84 Million Bio-dome over Main Campus | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new bio-dome will keep a northeastern New York college at a pleasant 74 degrees year-round. Thanks Inside Higher Ed for this April Fool's Joke!

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