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The Forces Behind The Decline Of For-Profit Colleges

For-profit colleges used to enroll 1 in 9 US students. Today, some are shutting down, cutting back, even going bankrupt. What forces are causing these challenges?

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The Chief Data Officer in Higher Education

The Chief Data Officer in Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Data-driven decision making is more important to higher ed than ever, but requires specialized skills and plans. Here's how the University of South Carolina addressed this challenge with a new position (Chief Data Officer) and a data governance plan.

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The Global Search for Education: Digital Literacy Tips & Tricks

Are digital natives digitally literate? Five skills students need to intelligently and mindfully use social media.

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More college grads are getting better jobs

Fewer recent college grads are underemployed (working in jobs that don't require a degree) thanks to an increase in higher-skill jobs and employers willing to train new graduates.

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Effective Use of Resources: SCUP–11 in Retrospect

Ray Haas reflects on an address he gave at SCUP's 11th conference. New Planning article! Free for members; $3 for nonmembers.

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Unpacking "Career Readiness"

A new report from ACT summarizes the requirements for success in higher ed and the workplace, and how these competencies could focus the future of assessment.

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A Breakthrough Game Design for Student Success

Through the Breakthrough Models Academy, four schools teamed to develop a gaming model focused that applies "the structure of adaption" to the challenge of student success and degree completion. "Our team determined that we could build a multi-player, interactive game for students who are new to the institution that would embed them in a compelling ‘gamescape’, intended to keep them coming back for more meaningful interaction."

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Study provides foundation for the future of digital higher education

A new, comprehensive study of the role technology plays in higher education urges universities to capitalize on technologies that effectively support student learning, to embrace blended learning environments, and to customize degree programs to serve the needs of students in a digital age.

The paper is published on the LINK Research Lab website and is part of the MOOC Research Initiative, a project focused on Massive Open Online Courses that was funded by a $835,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and administered by Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada.

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How quickly will states get to zero in funding for higher education?

Article documents the trend toward states disinvesting in higher education and how this affects families and schools. In particular, the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education reports that "the annual state investment in higher education was about 55 percent of what it had been in 1980".

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From SCUP Conference Speaker to POTUS

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SCUP annual conferences have featured a wide range of influential presenters. One went on to become president of the United States.

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Why Starbucks is offering workers a college education, hold the debt.

Starbucks and Arizona State University announced the expansion of their partnership program: Now, all Starbucks employees working 20+ hours/week are eligible for a four-year, tuition-free online education at ASU.

Why? Execs on both sides say they value the importance of an educated society and a “balance between profit and social impact”.

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Wisconsin’s Fight Over Faculty Rights: What’s at Stake, and What’s Next

Proposed legislation in Wisconsin to overhaul the public university system would hit faculty hardest. Here, an analysis of the legislation's potential impact on faculty and answers to commonly asked questions. Subscription to The Chronicle of Higher Education required.

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The Quantified Student: An App That Predicts GPA

The Quantified Student: An App That Predicts GPA | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

In a small experiment, researchers used a phone's activity trackers to predict student GPA based on where the student spent time. One finding? Students with better grades studied in louder locations.

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Lessons From a Competency-Based Education Experiment

Paul LeBlanc, president of Southern New Hampshire University, explains his vision of competency-based education and what has surprised him from his college's own experiment.

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American higher education enrollment declines again

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The number of students enrolled in US higher ed declined this spring. While the improving economy and demographic shifts play a role, is this also a reflection of public sentiment towards higher ed?

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A New College for Old Credits

College Unbound, a program that helps adults finish incomplete degrees, is now allowed to award undergraduate degrees in Rhode Island.

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Is Harvard Showing Bias Against Asian-Americans?

Is Harvard Showing Bias Against Asian-Americans? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A group of more than 60 organizations has filed a complaint with the federal government claiming Harvard holds higher expectations for its Asian applicants than other minorities.

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This Is The Future Of College

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Experts say that within the next 10 to 15 years, the college experience will become rapidly unbundled and focus more on projects, competencies, and soft skills and less on seat time and lectures.

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First Lady Commencement Address at Tuskegee University

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First lady Michelle Obama delivers the commencement address to the 2015 graduates of Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama

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What Do Great College Professors Have in Common?

Knowing your stuff, having empathy for students, facilitating inquiry, and being a learner are key elements to being a great college professor. Mostly, they’re masters at knowing “how to simplify and clarify complex subjects”. 

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What’s Keeping Higher Education CIOs up at Night?

What’s Keeping Higher Education CIOs up at Night? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Higher Education Chief Information Officers are under increasing pressure to manage competing priorities in a context of a rapid change. In addition to new learning models and the proliferation of online education, CIOs need to build relationships, manage stretched budgets, and keep their networks secure. Article follows infographic.

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Student Loan Facts They Wish They Had Known

Student Loan Facts They Wish They Had Known | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Personal stories about student loans painted a picture of clueless teenagers, frazzled parents and college administrators who may not question students about their debt levels.

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A New Normal

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Make strategic, integrated planning the new normal on your campus by taking the SCUP Planning Institute workshops. Register today for workshops 1 and 2 at #SCUP50 in Chicago this July.

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