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What changes if college athletes are employees?

What changes if college athletes are employees? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Northwestern University athletes won their case before the National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday and were ruled to be employees eligible to form a union.
The win on March 26 effectively …
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Wooing a New Generation of Museum Patrons

Wooing a New Generation of Museum Patrons | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Museums are preparing for the eventual passing of the baton from the baby boom generation, which has long been the lifeblood of giving and boardroom leadership.
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These are the wealthy ones, but even they think and may behave very different as they mature. And it's not just museums.


Generational change is always occurring as new blood takes the place of the old. But as the boomers’ children take over, there is concern among administrators and trustees that millennials are not poised to meet the financial and leadership demands of increasingly complex — and expensive — museums.

“We’re not just talking about replacing one generation with another generation,” said Kaywin Feldman, director of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. “We’re talking about a new generation that behaves so differently than the last one.”

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Drowning in Light: The cheaper it gets the more of it we use

Drowning in Light: The cheaper it gets the more of it we use | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"In 1996, Yale economist William D. Nordhaus calculated that the average citizen of Babylon would have had to work a total of 41 hours to buy enough lamp oil to equal a 75-watt light bulb burning for one hour. At the time of the American Revolution, a colonial would have been able to purchase the same amount of light, in the form of candles, for about five hour’s worth of work. And by 1992, the average American, using compact fluorescents, could earn the same amount of light in less than one second. That sounds like a great deal."

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And the cheaper light gets, the more light we use. Maybe that's a good thing for higher education:


Many of the first treatises denying the existence of ghosts and witches came from larger cities in the Netherlands and England, which featured some of the earliest and most extensive street lighting in Europe.

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Plan for Transformation of Higher Education

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University of Chicago Is Outlier With Growing Debt Load

University of Chicago Is Outlier With Growing Debt Load | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
The University of Chicago has been trying to stand out from its elite rivals and is doing so in one category: amassing debt. That’s put its credit rating at risk.
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“Their view is that this is a time for us to make a lot more headway than we would during the regular arms race,” said Fred Prager, founding partner of San Francisco-based investment bank Prager & Co., the university’s financial adviser. “The money is going to the programmatic strengths.”

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Editorial: College of the Future

Editorial: College of the Future | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

In the current issue of Change magazine, the editor issues a call for crowdsourcing a future novel about higher education set in 2044. We bet that SCUPers could bring some dense and thoughtful insights to the scenario she is developing.


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In this editorial, I'm going to depart from my habit of pulling together the articles in an issue to muse about the setting for a science-fiction novel. So let's do some crowdsourcing here: To make the setting as dense and realistic as possible, I'd like you to provide suggestions for additional features of the landscape. 


The novel is set in 2044. Clio, my hero (she's way too plucky to be called a heroine) is 25 years old-that is, in late adolescence-and she's decided, after an intensive two-year internship in Nicaragua, to move on to the next stage of her life.


So here are the kind of advanced learning and credentialing opportunities that are open to her, so that she can maximize her chances of a prosperous and satisfying adulthood.


The residential colleges and universities that still remain (many closed in the aftermath of the Really Great Recession of 2022) look much the same as they did at the beginning of the century. They provide the scions of the Onepercenters with a safe haven for consolidating the social bonds of their global network. They also offer a few Managers and Workers of exceptional ability (identified by their Coaches-see below) the opportunity to enter the Onepercenter clubhouse by acquiring the requisite social capital-a strategy that both maintains the myth of equal opportunity and infuses the Onepercenter community with a certain hybrid vigor.

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FiveThirtyEight Seeks Data-Driven Freelance Writers | Oppty for Data-Driven SCUP Member?

FiveThirtyEight Seeks Data-Driven Freelance Writers | Oppty for Data-Driven SCUP Member? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
We've hired our initial team of staff writers and editors, and we’re well on our way to building our team of visual, computational and database journalists. We can't wait to show you their work. But we’re also looking for a few good men and women to contribute writing and analysis to FiveThirtyEight on a freelance basis.  

Let me be a bit more specific about what we’re looking for.

First, and most important, we’re looking for freelance features and articles that involve original research, analysis, or reporting -- specifically those that involve statistical analysis, data mining, programming, data visualization, or other data-journalism methods. FiveThirtyEight is not the right outlet for “smart takes,” opinion pieces, or long-form essays that don’t involve some data component. We would potentially have interest in features that involve shoe-leather reporting (i.e., interviewing, first-person observation) if they are numerate as well as literate, and help our readers put data and statistics into context.

Second, we’re looking for freelancers to cover relatively specific subjects -- e.g. hockey, weather, the economics of food -- as opposed to generalists. A list of subjects that we know we’d be interested in is included below.

Third, as the site has not yet launched, we’re thinking ahead and looking to develop relationships with writers to produce recurring series of articles for FiveThirtyEight. As a general guide, this might mean writing anywhere from once every other month for FiveThirtyEight to once every week or two. The articles might typically be somewhere between 750 and 2,000 words in length.

Fourth, we’re looking for authors who have a track record of publishing work under their byline. This could mean at The New Yorker, in an academic journal, or at an obscure blog. But we’ll want to be able to evaluate published examples of your work and consider how it might fit into our plans.

We recognize that these requirements are strict. But as disciplined as we are in our approach toward journalism, we’re hoping to apply it to a wide range of subjects in the news and in everyday life.
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We're thinking that there are many SCUP members who might find this a unique opportunity.

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How Vancouver Invented Itself

How Vancouver Invented Itself | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
"Vancouverism" is synonymous with tower-podium architecture, green space, and breathtaking views. But the city's development process is sometimes overlooked.
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Vancouver is the site of the Society for College and University Planning's 2016 annual, international conference. [PA]

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What Scandinavia Can Teach U.S. Teens About Coming of Age. Maybe.

What Scandinavia Can Teach U.S. Teens About Coming of Age. Maybe. | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"Imagine a weekly experience framed up by a cross-partisan array of educators and parents in which young people at the age of 14 or 15 would spend a year in guided learning about the values ... and hard skills of citizenship in America. Instead of shying away from the controversial stuff, in the way that tentative public schools have, it would lean right into the arguments. Indeed, it would present American civic identity as a series of arguments over the meaning, application and priority of principles like freedom, equality, justice, and opportunity.


There could also be elements of service and contribution, in the same way that in most religious rites of passage young people have to prove through good works that they have absorbed the lessons."

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Maybe. This is, we think, more cogent:


The latest Pew survey, released last week, tells us that Millennials are as pigeonhole-resistant as ever: individualistic yet networked, socially liberal yet mistrustful of others, pessimistic about the economy yet optimistic about the future.


Overlooked in most dissections of these findings, though, was a cruel fact: young people aren’t so young anymore. The Pew report was titled “Millennials in Adulthood,” and the cohort we once imagined as helicopter-parented kids now ranges from 18 to 33. That means not only that this massive generation is growing up but also that a new as-yet-unbranded generation of truly young folks is arriving.

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Perry Chapman Prize Call for Proposals $10,000 Award | Learning Environments

Perry Chapman Prize Call for Proposals $10,000 Award | Learning Environments | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Proposals are now being accepted for the 2014 Perry Chapman Prize! This year's prize will be awarded to the submission that provides the broadest range of research related to the following question:

How does the physical campus support institutional missions of learning and engagement?

The prize honors the intellectual contributions of M. Perry Chapman by awarding an individual $10,000 to pursue a particular research project in planning and design. The Perry Chapman Prize is supported by The Hideo Sasaki Foundation under the auspices of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP).

Proposals are due May 31, 2014. Visit the SCUP website for more information on the requirements and how to submit. And good luck!
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Growing Strategically: Global Trends in Post-Secondary Education

Alex Usher looks at trends affecting post-secondary education around the globe, including changes in public finance, demographics and technology. In addition to showing how these forces will create very specific friction points in terms of institutional enrolment and income patterns, He uses these medium-term projections as a base from which to show how different public policy scenarios may evolve over time. Finally, he looks at what strategies institutions can adopt and show how to stress-test these strategies against different possible scenarios. The result will is a thorough examination of the likeliest areas of opportunity for institutions wishing to grow over the coming decades.

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A different perspective on program prioritization.

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University of Guelph applauded for transformation; 'poster child' for prioritization

University of Guelph applauded for transformation; 'poster child' for prioritization | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Robert Dickeson worked with the 50-year-old university for two years. "The best Canadian example is the University of Guelph,” he said in a phone interview.  


"They were in good shape financially but they could see the handwriting on the wall. They could anticipate that there might be cuts or there might be problems or there might be issues if the same old funding formulas rocked along and there were changes in the demographics,” Dickeson said. ... The University of Guelph did everything right, according to Dickeson. 


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Dickeson will be joining other SCUPers in Pittsburgh in July for SCUP–49, Plan for Transformation of Higher Ed. [NC]

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A New View of Opportunity and Risk Through Dashboards | July 2014, Pittsburgh

A New View of Opportunity and Risk Through Dashboards | July 2014, Pittsburgh | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Get a new view of your institution's risks and opportunities through dashboards that analyze and aggregate information from legacy systems, financial statements, and public agency data into actionable key performance indicators (KPI). Intelligent allocation of resources relies on accurate information. The University of California (UC), with its 41 dashboards and 157 KPIs, reduced the cost of risk, improved credit ratings, and enhanced performance. In particular, through business trends and landscape data presented in charts, graphs, and reports, UC has identified specific areas of loss and cut out millions in workers' compensation costs.


Learning Outcomes:


  1. Develop performance measures from interviewing administrators and risk managers across an enterprise.
  2. Refine performance measures into key performance indicators (KPIs) and key risk indicators (KRIs) for dashboard charts and tables.
  3. Leverage landscape and historical trend information from dashboards to pinpoint areas of loss and areas of opportunity.
  4. Examine programs and strategies to cut out costs in key areas.
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Join 1,500+ peers, colleagues, and other experts for higher education's premier planning event. [PA]

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9 reasons why badges are better than degrees - eCampus News

9 reasons why badges are better than degrees - eCampus News | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Those who once said that digital badges are great ‘supplements’ to a traditional degree are now argue that digital badges are a better alternative.
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Some good thoughts and links here. Recommended by Jim Morrisson.

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The Technology Disruptions of Today

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"Tech columnist David Pogue addresses how disruptive technology is changing our lives at the CoSN conference. ...


Moving on to students, Pogue reinforced what most educators already know: Communication has to be made in real time through social media and texting. Many students don't use the traditional forms of communications that adults do, such as email and landline phones."

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A series of informative tweets: "He touched on student data privacy as well. When the requested data is anonymous and in aggregate form, students don't mind providing it to receive a service, such as traffic patterns on a map. But they draw the line when someone gathers data attached to their name."

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SCUP is looking for a new CEO, in a new kind of role. Could it be you?

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. ...


The ideal candidate will be a leader with at least 10 years of senior-level leadership and management experience within higher education or a membership society.  Candidates with other relevant corporate or nonprofit experience will also be considered.  S/he must be a visionary and innovative thinker to support SCUP’s continued relevance and growth. 

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With this position, the society enhances its governance and leadership evolution by seeking a new kind of staff head, a president with a great deal of external focus, among other things.

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Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Spanning Silos—Building Connections

Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Spanning Silos—Building Connections | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
April 25, 2014 | University of Missouri - Kansas City | Kansas City, MO

Learn how to turn your goals for increased collaboration into realities by building new interdisciplinary-focused facilities.


In this one-day program, representatives from campuses and their designers from throughout the Heartland region will share examples of these kinds of projects. From medical, dental, and allied health education to digital libraries and campus learning commons to regional startup initiatives that focus on developing new entrepreneurs, you will hear and learn about how they turned goals for increased collaboration into realities in these new interdisciplinary-focused facilities. The program will conclude with tours of several new buildings on the UMKC campus, including the Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Miller Nichols Library, and The Student Union.

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No One Likes It? But Is It Different? Five Takes On the Obama Admin’s New Rules for For-Profits

No One Likes It? But Is It Different? Five Takes On the Obama Admin’s New Rules for For-Profits | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Probably the most important information for higher education planners this week was the Obama administration’s new set of rules for career education programs. Aimed, as Michael Stratford puts it, “mostly at for-profit colleges [it] is, in some ways, just the latest flashpoint in a years-long battle with the controversial sector of higher education. Or is it? “[I]n a sign of how contentious and charged the coming months may be, the only thing that all sides agreed on Friday was just how much they didn’t like the administration’s proposal.”

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Here are five takes on the proposed rules:


  1. Proposal Sets Stage for Gainful Fight, Inside Higher Ed

  2. State Attorneys General Open New Investigations Into For-Profit Colleges, The Chronicle of Higher Education

  3. Obama Administration Takes Action to Protect Americans from Predatory, Poor-Performing Career Colleges, Ed.gov

  4. For-Profit Schools Face New Default Rules, The New York Times

  5. Administration Plan Would Rein In For-Profit Colleges, The Wall Street Journal

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Newly-selected 2014–15 Board of Directors, Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)

  • Linda Baer, Senior Consultant, i4Solutions (Maplewood, MN)
  • Sue Henderson, President, New Jersey City University (Jersey City, NJ)
  • Jolene Knapp, CAE, SCUP Executive Director, ex officio
  • Ellen Stanton Milstone, Senior Strategic Planning and Budget Officer, Arizona State University Foundation (Tempe, AZ)
  • Jill Morelli, Director of Facilities, University of Washington School of Medicine (Seattle, WA)
  • Michael Purcell, Assistant University Architect, American University (Washington, DC)
  • Douglas M. Roberts, System Director of Budgets and Financial Planning, Kentucky Community and Technical College System (Versailles, KY);
  • Alexandria Roe, Associate Vice President for Capital Planning and Budget, University of Wisconsin System (Madison, WI)
  • Nicholas R. Santilli, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and Professor of Psychology, Notre Dame College (South Euclid, OH)
  • Philip Simpson, Assistant Director of Facilities Planning, University of Colorado at Boulder (Boulder, CO)
  • Mark S. Valenti, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Sextant Group (Pittsburgh, PA)
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The 2014–15 SCUP Board of Directors will begin their term on July 16, 2014.  These board members will then select their own chair, vice chair, and secretary/treasurer.
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  • Linda Baer, Senior Consultant, i4Solutions (Maplewood, MN)
  • Sue Henderson, President, New Jersey City University (Jersey City, NJ)
  • Jolene Knapp, CAE, SCUP Executive Director, ex officio
  • Ellen Stanton Milstone, Senior Strategic Planning and Budget Officer, Arizona State University Foundation (Tempe, AZ)
  • Jill Morelli, Director of Facilities, University of Washington School of Medicine (Seattle, WA)
  • Michael Purcell, Assistant University Architect, American University (Washington, DC)
  • Douglas M. Roberts, System Director of Budgets and Financial Planning, Kentucky Community and Technical College System (Versailles, KY);
  • Alexandria Roe, Associate Vice President for Capital Planning and Budget, University of Wisconsin System (Madison, WI)
  • Nicholas R. Santilli, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and Professor of Psychology, Notre Dame College (South Euclid, OH)
  • Philip Simpson, Assistant Director of Facilities Planning, University of Colorado at Boulder (Boulder, CO)
  • Mark S. Valenti, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Sextant Group (Pittsburgh, PA)
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'[O]f all the machines that humanity has created, few seem more precisely calibrated to the destruction of hope than the academic job market'

'[O]f all the machines that humanity has created, few seem more precisely calibrated to the destruction of hope than the academic job market' | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
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A personal story.

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Executing Campus Master Plans in Times of Shrinking Resources | #SCUP Symposium at Winston-Salem State University | May 20

Executing Campus Master Plans in Times of Shrinking Resources | #SCUP Symposium at Winston-Salem State University | May 20 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it



Learn how higher education institutions across the Carolinas
are rethinking their priorities and potential funding sources.

Upcoming Deadline:

April 8:
Early-Bird Registration
Ends

Program | View the Agenda | Register Now

Overview

Sporadic enrollment growth, dwindling resources, and increased pressure for efficiency have caused campuses to rethink their priorities and potential funding sources. 

Join your colleagues at Winston-Salem State University where you'll meet a cross-section of stakeholders from colleges and universities and design organizations who believe in and practice integrated planning.

You'll share in these timely and intriguing discussions about:

  • The shift to focus on more renovation projects may be required to meet the need for quality academic space
  • Meeting student desires with new and renovated projects
  • Private-public partnerships being considered on campus
  • Should a campus renovate or build new?

To finish the day, a guided walking tour will be conducted of the recently renovated Student Success Center and other recent projects on campus.

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No One's Looking at Your Native Ads, Either

No One's Looking at Your Native Ads, Either | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Uh oh.
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How can a nonprofit learning organization get ahead of this?

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The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past.

The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past. | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Drawing on Pew Research Center’s extensive archive of public opinion surveys and demographic data, The Next America is a rich portrait of where we are as a nation and where we’re headed—toward a future marked by the most striking social, racial and economic shifts the country has seen in a century.
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Five Ways that 21st and 20th Century Learning Will Differ

Five Ways that 21st and 20th Century Learning Will Differ | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

How will teaching and learning in the early 21st century differ from its 20th century predecessor? Some shifts are already well underway. These include the growing embrace of open educational resources and of courses collaboratively designed and developed by teams including content area specialists, educational technologists, and instructional designers. Peer mentoring and grading are becoming more common, as is a gradual shift toward learner-centered pedagogies and competency-based, outcomes-oriented approaches.


Alongside these developments are five far-reaching developments.


1.  A 21st century education will be geared toward 100 percent proficiency.

2.  It will rest on the science of learning. 

3.  It will be data-driven.

4.  It will be personalized.

5.  It will take advantage of technology in ways that truly enhance the learning experience.

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The section on "the science of learning" demonstrates a lot of learning going on right now about learning. The author, Steven Mintz is the executive director of the University of Texas System’s Institute for Transformational Learning and a professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin.

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