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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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An unexpected discovery behind a wall at U-Va. teaches researchers about science

An unexpected discovery behind a wall at U-Va. teaches researchers about science | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Architects at the University of Virginia may have discovered the oldest chemistry lab in the US, hidden in the school's iconic Rotunda.

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MIT floats a new online credential: The MicroMaster’s

Massachusetts Institute of Technology will try out "inverted admission" for certain master's degrees—anyone can take online courses and complete exams to earn a MicroMasters but top performers can complete the full degree on campus.

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A Converted Warehouse Meets College In This Fancy Student Residence

A Converted Warehouse Meets College In This Fancy Student Residence | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new student residence in Berlin transforms an old factory into a vertical campus with a sleek, modern feel.

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$50,000 In Student Loans? You Probably Don't Think College Was Worth It

$50,000 In Student Loans? You Probably Don't Think College Was Worth It | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Among recent graduates, only 38% "strongly agreed" that college was worth the cost. That number dips to 18% among recent grads with $50,000+ in debt.

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5 Leadership Lessons From Pope Francis

5 Leadership Lessons From Pope Francis | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

In honor of Pope Francis's US visit, five lessons we can learn from his leadership style.

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Julio Cesar Palacio Valencia.'s curator insight, September 27, 2015 10:26 AM

Para reflexionar y tomar atenta nota.

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Reflections of a First-Year President

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After 1 year on the job, what has this college president learned? You must know your institution's culture, know your staff, and know yourself.

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After a decade, GSEHD's wait for renovation continues

After a decade, GSEHD's wait for renovation continues | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

George Washington University's Graduate School of Education and Human Development building is long overdue for a renovation.

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The Brink of Closure: What Motivates Higher Education to Change?

The Brink of Closure: What Motivates Higher Education to Change? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

As we know from global climate change, threatening a person's existence will not motivate him to change. The same theory can be applied to higher education, according to this reflection from a faculty member who saw his college closed and shuttered.

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Amid competency-based education boom, a meeting to help colleges do it right

A group of college officials is meeting in Phoenix next month to share information about how to develop competency-based credentials. The agenda also features discussions about what academic quality should look like in those programs.

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Why Are Colleges Really Going Test-Optional?

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George Washington University recently announced it would no longer require applicants to submit SAT scores, hoping to improve campus diversity. But does going test-optional actually do that?

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Rutgers Survey Underscores Challenges Collecting Sexual Assault Data

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Some say the results of the poll conducted by Rutgers University are unreliable because only 30 percent of students filled out the survey, and questions were broadly framed.

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Loan Servicing Recommendations Released

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The Obama administration's interagency task force on student loan servicing issued its recommendations last week (report linked).

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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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Calgary Food Bank and Mount Royal University Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Mount Royal University has signed an agreement with Calgary Food Bank, strengthening a previous partnership between the two organizations and allowing them to share knowledge, expertise, and resources.

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Cracks In The Foundation Of Disruptive Innovation

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How useful is the concept of "disruption"? According to two researchers who examined the 77 case studies used to support Clay Christensen's theory of disruption, not very.

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Maree Conway's curator insight, October 8, 2015 6:16 PM

Disruption itself is a useful way to think about change even without a theory to support it. The theory of 'disruptive innovation', like any theory will be strong and it will wane or become less useful. A theory's usefulness depends on the degree of change in the environment to which it is being applied. The conditions which made the theory useful usually do not last forever.

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Like Fares On A Plane, College Tuition Bills Vary Widely

Like Fares On A Plane, College Tuition Bills Vary Widely | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

This interactive graphic shows the average price families pay at 1,550 four-year colleges.

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Moody's predicts college closures to triple by 2017

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Moody's Investor Service predicts that falling enrollment at small colleges will triple the rate of college closures by 2017.

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How Higher Ed Can Up Its Game: 3 Big Ideas

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Three themes from the annual Schools for Tomorrow conference in New York: college graduation rates, training teachers and doing more for low-income, high-achieving students.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, September 25, 2015 12:51 PM

This article shares 3 ideas based on things shared during the recent Schools for Tomorrow conference.

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Data-Informed Campus Design

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Three experts offer insight on the role data plays in higher education campus planning, the types of tools used during this process, and where data will take us in the future.

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A new ranking of colleges that do most for low-income students

The University of California system is doing the most for low-income students, according to the  College Access Index, a new ranking system designed to highlight an aspect of colleges that too often remains hidden: economic diversity.

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Tracey Vickery's curator insight, September 25, 2015 5:10 PM

About time.  Although disappointed when it comes to the endowment per student numbers. 

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President Obama's New 'College Scorecard' Is A Torrent Of Data

President Obama's New 'College Scorecard' Is A Torrent Of Data | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The Obama administration unveiled its long-awaited College Scorecard on Saturday. It aims to help prospective students decide what school best fits their needs, but instead provides a heap of data prospective students must sift through.

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Slowing Down: 6 Strategies for Deep Listening

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“What I like about the idea of deep listening, which might seem counterintuitive, is the active part of it. Deep listening calls upon us to be active as we engage with others, as well as open to what they are saying without judging their ideas or attempting to control the discourse or discursive context.”

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Cooper Union’s Leadership Crisis, in 5 Damning Allegations

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A court filing by New York’s attorney general paints a deeply unflattering — if disputed — portrait of the institution’s leaders. Here’s how he says they’ve failed. (Login may be required.)

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How One University Keeps Tabs on Students Who Defer Enrollment or Take a Leave

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A Utah State student services rep describes the U's nimble adjustments to support structures for Mormon student missionaries.

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