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The “Jobs to Be Done” Theory of Innovation

The “Jobs to Be Done” Theory of Innovation | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Do you understand what "job" your students are trying to do? This introduction to Jobs Theory includes an explanation of how it was applied at Southern New Hampshire University.

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Universities Are Slowly Opening Their Doors to Former Convicts

Universities Are Slowly Opening Their Doors to Former Convicts | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"A program at San Francisco State University has quietly been helping former prisoners earn college degrees for decades. Now, it’s gaining wider attention as schools around the state begin to look for ways to help formerly incarcerated men and women gain access to higher education."

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Degree-Planning Tools and Learning Advisors

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New tools promise to help students graduate based on each student's strengths, weaknesses, preferences, and circumstances. But is technology alone enough to guide students to their degree?

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Prioritization Anxiety

Academy prioritization can feel like The Hunger Games to some faculty. Stories of academic program review gone wrong (and right).

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What Could It Look Like in 2025?

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"Based on present-day trends shaping American academia and society, here are four future scenarios that institutions may grapple with in the next 10 years."

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Vermont pushes to combine public colleges' administrations

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Vermont State Colleges' exploration of a unification of two colleges reflects increasing interest in institutional mergers...and the complications that can arise.

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How important are high school courses to college performance? Less than you might think

How important are high school courses to college performance? Less than you might think | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Success in high school courses, even Advanced Placement classes, does not predict success in college. Why?

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U. of Cincinnati Grapples With the Legacy of a Black Man Killed by Its Police

U. of Cincinnati Grapples With the Legacy of a Black Man Killed by Its Police | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A university-commissioned third-party investigation found the university police department's heavy handed tactics and mismanagement were a "recipe for disaster".

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How to fill the skills gap for new college grads who don’t have work experience

How to fill the skills gap for new college grads who don’t have work experience | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new company acts as both boot camp and temp staffing agency to help new college grads get jobs and reduce risk for employers.

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Fine-Tuning the ‘Nudges’ That Help Students Get to and Through College

Fine-Tuning the ‘Nudges’ That Help Students Get to and Through College | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A researcher describes her group’s work to design and test behavioral interventions that colleges can use to help students find and stay on their path to a degree.

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Consolidating for Success

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The merger between Georgia State University and the two-year Georgia Perimeter College wasn't driven by finances but by student success.

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You Don’t Know Your Students. This Professor Hopes to Change That.

You Don’t Know Your Students. This Professor Hopes to Change That. | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

To better serve his students, professor Michael Wesch decided to have his students teach him about their lives.

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Deconstructing CBE: A Different Approach

Considering competency-based education (CBE)? A new study takes a detailed look at how different institutions are deploying CBE.

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Q&A: Stanford University's Kelly Schmutte on Changing the Undergrad Experience

Q&A: Stanford University's Kelly Schmutte on Changing the Undergrad Experience | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A project at Stanford reimagines what higher education might look like 2025.

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Traditional colleges enter the coding boot camp market

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In response to the coding skills gap, higher ed institutions are partnering with coding boot camps...or starting their own.

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Untangling the Organizational Hairball

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You can't change processes in your organization without first understanding who the change will impact and then involving them in the change. Here's one exercise that can help you do both.

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The Enrollment Manager as Bogeyman

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"In the eyes of their many critics, they are faceless, pragmatic technocrats with too much power. But it’s worth imagining what higher education would look like without enrollment managers playing a critical role."

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Getting Teams with Different Subcultures to Collaborate

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One key to integrated planning success—understanding and working with many different cultures within your institution. Here are three steps for understanding and working with different cultures in your organization.

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The Scariest Student Loan Number

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Media reports often focus on 6-figure student debt, but a look at the data shows it's the student with a small amount of debt who is more at risk of financial troubles.

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Police Confront the Price Tag of Prepping for Guns on Campus

Police Confront the Price Tag of Prepping for Guns on Campus | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

BL As campus carry becomes legal in more states and active-shooter scenarios loom in the public consciousness, security officials are grappling with costs both big and small.

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What’s next? Fisher II, UT Austin, and affirmative action

What’s next? Fisher II, UT Austin, and affirmative action | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

What are the implications of yesterday's US Supreme Court's decision to uphold UT Austin's race-conscious  admissions?

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