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Nine universities on one small campus? It’s real. It’s here. And it could be higher ed’s future.

Nine universities on one small campus? It’s real. It’s here. And it could be higher ed’s future. | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Nine state universities share one campus in an effort to reduce college costs, produce an educated workforce, and encourage college completion among populations that traditionally struggle to get their degrees—and it's working.

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How Colleges Rely on Helicopter Parents

How Colleges Rely on Helicopter Parents | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A sociologist's study of the university/student/parent relationship finds educational and professional success today requires moderate-to-extensive financial, emotional, and logistical parental support, through college and the transition to the labor force.

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Calgary to offer group lodgings for Fort McMurray evacuees

This city’s just a couple of hundred
spots shy of being all booked up for
Fort McMurray-area evacuees, according
to Calgary Emergency Management Agency
head Tom Sampson.
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How Each Presidential Candidate's Education Policy Will Change The Workforce

How Each Presidential Candidate's Education Policy Will Change The Workforce | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A breakdown of the 3 main US presidential candidates' educational policy ideas.

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Why colleges’ brands look so similar

Why colleges’ brands look so similar | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

College slogans and marketing materials are often incredibly similar. Why do so many universities struggle to differentiate from each other?

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Julie Mango's curator insight, May 10, 11:49 AM
Learn-by-Doing is a way of life ;-)
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Dissecting One (Extremely Boring) College Lecture

Dissecting One (Extremely Boring) College Lecture | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Three teaching experts offer color commentary on a classroom lecture and discuss the pros and cons of this enduring teaching format.

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Howard University opens $70 million laboratory building, with hopes for more to come

Howard University opens $70 million laboratory building, with hopes for more to come | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The Interdisciplinary Research Building, the first new academic building of its kind on the university campus in more than 30 years, brings together medicine, engineering, dentistry, pharmacy, and chemistry.

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JetBlue Will Pay Employees’ College Tuition Upfront

The new program covers tuition upfront and provides students with a "success coach" to walk them through the process of earning a degree.

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Transforming Institutions, Transforming Lives

Transforming Institutions, Transforming Lives | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Ten years of helping institutions change has taught the Gates Foundation an important lesson—innovation is powerful by itself, but becomes transformational when it is integrated across the institution.

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Former chancellors of research universities warn their future is in peril

Former chancellors of research universities warn their future is in peril | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new report recommends changes that need to happen to keep US research public universities competitive.

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What Counts as Learning While Making?

What Counts as Learning While Making? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

As the maker movement makes strides in education, it's important to identify learning benefits throughout the process, not just at the end.

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Building a Culture of Curiosity: A Leaders & Lessons Conversation with Dr. Archie Cubarrubia

Building a Culture of Curiosity: A Leaders & Lessons Conversation with Dr. Archie Cubarrubia | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Data is the engine driving much of the innovation in higher education. Dr. Archie Cubarrubia of Miami Dade College shares how they are putting a focus on data to make student learning outcomes transparent to their community.

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Washington State U Tests Napping Pods

Washington State U Tests Napping Pods | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Each unit plays ambient music and provides privacy while the student takes a timed power nap. When naptime is up, the unit vibrates the student awake.

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How Should Higher Education be Regulated? The Case for Management-Based Regulation

Want to make US higher education regulation more streamlined and effective? One professor argues that we should make accreditation more rigorous while reducing the reporting and compliance burden many institutions face.

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Behind Some Campus Protests, a Team of Paid Professionals

Behind Some Campus Protests, a Team of Paid Professionals | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

An online petition site is changing how some student activists operate by offering them free coaching, advice on how to "optimize" their demands, and even protest posters.

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High failure rates spur universities to overhaul math class

High failure rates spur universities to overhaul math class | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

US students' struggle with math is "the most significant barrier" to finishing a degree in STEM (and non-STEM) fields. Here's how some universities are using active learning principles to improve math instruction.

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George Mason Faculty Demands Review of University's Agreements With Donors

George Mason Faculty Demands Review of University's Agreements With Donors | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The controversy over a Koch Foundation donation to George Mason demonstrates why transparency and stakeholder engagement is so critical in decision-making.

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Is college choice impacted by data in the College Scorecard?

Is college choice impacted by data in the College Scorecard? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new paper provides evidence of how high school seniors use information from the College Scorecard.

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7 Essential Lessons From The Harvard Innovation Lab

7 Essential Lessons From The Harvard Innovation Lab | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Want to create a culture where innovation thrives? Learn from the head of an innovation lab that has incubated over 600 start-ups.

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A Stronger Nation | 2016

A Stronger Nation | 2016 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A report on the progress of Lumina Foundation's Goal 2025—that by 2025, 60% of Americans will hold degrees—shows progress is being made...slowly.

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The data problem that perpetuates America's ongoing college-value debate

The data problem that perpetuates America's ongoing college-value debate | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Why is the value of college still debated even with piles of evidence to the contrary? The Bureau of Labor Statistics data is being misinterpreted.

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10 Seconds At A Time, A Teacher Tries Snapchat To Engage Students

10 Seconds At A Time, A Teacher Tries Snapchat To Engage Students | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

How one professor uses Snapchat to illustrate concepts taught in his class.

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How Cities Can Use Local Colleges to Revive Themselves

How Cities Can Use Local Colleges to Revive Themselves | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

After the large tire companies left Akron, University of Akron's president implemented a plan that repurposed local knowledge and strength to 21st century products. Now both the university and its region are thriving.

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Andy Nolan's curator insight, March 31, 4:55 AM
You can also read my blog 'Universities Can Lead the Way to Local Growth' here: https://aardvarknoseface.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/universities-can-lead-the-way-to-local-growth/
Andy Nolan's curator insight, March 31, 4:55 AM
You can also read my blog 'Universities Can Lead the Way to Local Growth' here: https://aardvarknoseface.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/universities-can-lead-the-way-to-local-growth/