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Higher education isn’t in crisis

Higher education isn’t in crisis | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Janet Napolitano reviews two recently published books about higher education, and offers her view of the "higher education crisis".

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Robert Hicks's curator insight, March 20, 9:27 AM

Janet Napolitano reviews two recently published books about higher education, and offers her view of the "higher education crisis".

jcass49's curator insight, March 23, 1:15 PM

My thoughts precisely. Those who think higher ed is "in crisis" have a vested interest in selling this idea, particularly because they wish to monetize higher ed the way they have other industries.

Amy@BurnsMcD's curator insight, March 25, 3:58 PM

'There should be no comfort taken in maintaining the status quo.' - Janet Napolitano

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Next Phase for Gates's Completion Agenda

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has just announced a "strategy reboot" that focuses on data and information, finance and financial aid, college readiness, and innovation and scale.

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How To Work With Anyone's Productivity Style

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Most people have 1 of 4 different productivity styles. Simple, clear tips for how to communicate effectively with each productivity style.

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The Trends Report: 10 key shifts in higher education

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A special issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at 10 key shifts in higher education—its most pressing problems and cutting edge solutions. Subscription required.

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Shrink The FAFSA? Good Luck With That

Shrink The FAFSA? Good Luck With That | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The complexity of the FAFSA — the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—discourages many low-income students from applying for financial aid. Making the form simpler, though, could be just as complex.

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How Student Affairs Can Help Returning Adult Students Get Involved

How Student Affairs Can Help Returning Adult Students Get Involved | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"More thought and study should be given to how out of class services can holistically support the experience of returning adult students both on campus and in their home environments."

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Location, location, location: Are top universities too far away from low-income high school graduates?

Location, location, location: Are top universities too far away from low-income high school graduates? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new study finds that physical distance is an important factor for low-income community college students when deciding which four-year institution to transfer to.

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Fast, Fair and Open: FCC Proclaims Internet a Utility

The US Federal Communications Commission today chose to reclassify broadband Internet as a telecommunications service. What does this mean for higher ed? Hopefully, cheaper and faster broadband.

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How Wayne State Police Helped Breathe Life Into a Blighted Detroit Strip

How Wayne State Police Helped Breathe Life Into a Blighted Detroit Strip | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Detroit police response time can take over an hour, so Wayne State University police did something unorthodox—expanded their coverage to all crimes within 4 miles of the school. The result? A revitalized neighborhood that welcomes students, businesses, and long-term residents.
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Blurring the Nonprofit/For-Profit Divide

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"Public-benefit" is a type of incorporation that rests somewhere between for-profit and nonprofit status. As a California non-profit institution becomes the first public-benefit university, a question arises: is this a legitimate new business model for higher ed?

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4 Reasons to Rethink Entrepreneurship Education

Entrepreneurship education is trendy, but the premise may be flawed—most programs focus on starting a business but don't address sustaining it.

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Daniel Tan's curator insight, March 26, 9:30 PM

The wedding is always the easy part. What sustains is called the marriage.

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New faculty model at U. Denver could be prototype for reform

As National Adjunct Walkout Day approaches, the University of Denver announces new faculty appointment, promotion, and tenure policies that emphasize professional pathways and long-term contracts for valued, non-tenure-track faculty.

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How One Campus United Behind a Budget-Cutting Effort

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The College of Wooster involved everybody on campus in a budget-trimming exercise that used over 100 cost-saving ideas submitted by faculty, staff, and students.

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Reimagining the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program Through the Lens of Intellectual Entrepreneurship

Reimagining the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program Through the Lens of Intellectual Entrepreneurship | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Given a certain amount of flexibility, institutions can use programs and partnerships like the IE Consortium as models for expanding the boundaries of the McNair program. New Planning for Higher Education article!

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Singapore’s New “Learning Hub” Rethinks University Classroom Design in the Internet Age

Singapore’s New “Learning Hub” Rethinks University Classroom Design in the Internet Age | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Cornerless rooms, communal tables, and a public central atrium promote accessibility, serendipity, and connectivity at Nanyang Technological University's new Learning Hub.

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Does NCAA Ban On Paying Student Athletes Violate Federal Law?

Next week, a US federal court will consider a lawsuit against the NCAA—that the NCAA's rule against paying athletes for appearing on tv or in video games violates anti-trust laws because companies cannot get together and make agreements about how much they will pay workers. Will this argument have weight in court?

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A New Life for Dead Malls

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Austin Community College purchased a failing mall and is renovating it into a mixed-use community with instructional space, a library, offices, and a regional workforce center.

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Donna Bryan's curator insight, March 12, 4:02 PM

Great idea with some many malls, etc being vacant.

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Shock over Sweet Briar turns to determination to stop the college from closing

Shock over Sweet Briar turns to determination to stop the college from closing | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Reactions to and fallout from the recent announcement that Sweet Briar College would shut down.

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Michigan State Tests Telepresence Robots for Online Students

Michigan State Tests Telepresence Robots for Online Students | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Some online students in Michigan State University's hybrid classes have moved from fixed screens on the wall to telepresence robots that can move and look around. The results have been overwhelmingly positive for the online students as well as those in class.

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Another Super-Duper Tech Tool List Is Here

A list of the latest and greatest free and near-free tech tools to help you work smarter, not harder. Courtesy of Your Nerdy Best Friend, Beth Ziesenis, who will speak at SCUP–50 in Chicago this July.

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Universities fear the federal research funding pipeline is withering

Universities fear the federal research funding pipeline is withering | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

US lawmakers are too focused on research with short-term goals, a group of research leaders say, and spending less on necessary, basic research with long-term results.

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Colleges appeal to Congress to cut regulations they say drive up costs

Colleges appeal to Congress to cut regulations they say drive up costs | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A task force made entirely of professionals from higher education released a report that US federal regulations on higher ed are too excessive and costly.

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College Faculties Have a Serious Diversity Problem

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A visual representation of faculty hiring practices illustrates how the preference for prestigious institutions seriously limits faculty diversity.

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More Than Half of America's Millennials Lack Basic Workplace Skills

More Than Half of America's Millennials Lack Basic Workplace Skills | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new report finds that, despite being more educated than ever before, more than half of US millennials lack proficiency when it comes to applying reading and math skills at the workplace.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 25, 3:46 PM

We need to rethink School, but not as part of a neo-liberal economic and political agenda. That is what got Canadian and American School reform into its current quandary.

 

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Arturo Gutiérrez-Luna's curator insight, February 27, 10:08 PM

añada su visión ...

Daniel Tan's curator insight, March 26, 9:31 PM

Going full circle - employers expect new graduate-employees to have artisan skills

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Organizational Portfolio Management and Institutions of Higher Education

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The outcome of organizational portfolio management is a tighter alignment of institutional resources with strategic objectives and defined mission. New Planning article!

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