SCUP Links
Follow
Find
70.6K views | +6 today
SCUP Links
Members of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) scan higher education, inside and out, and present this curated collection of links, articles, and resources. www.scup.org
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

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. 


Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

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

more...
esmeralda carranza's curator insight, March 6, 11:06 AM

try to do the best you can is better because this can help you to do everything easy

Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

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.
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Join 1,500+ peers, colleagues, and other experts for higher education's premier planning event. [PA]

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

What producer, star say about filming show in Steel City

What producer, star say about filming show in Steel City | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

PASADENA, Calif. -- The Pittsburgh-filmed "Those Who Kill" will bring with it familiar visuals and maybe even familiar faces among the locally based guest actors and background players hired for scenes. "Kill" follows Pittsburgh homicide detective Catherine Jensen (Chloe Sevigny, "Big Love") and forensic psychologist Thomas Schaeffer (James D'Arcy, "Cloud Atlas") as they hunt serial killers. 

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Another good reason to visit Pittsburgh July 12–15 for Plan to Transform Higher Education, the Society for College and University Planning's 2014 annual conference.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

An Era of Neglect - Special Reports - The Chronicle of Higher Education

An Era of Neglect - Special Reports - The Chronicle of Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
By Karin Fischer and Jack Stripling: A tale of erosion, seen through six people in the trenches:

It happened so slowly that no one really noticed at first. That’s the way erosion works. It is a gradual decay.


But somewhere along the line, over the past three decades or so, the deterioration of support for public higher education became hard to miss. Appropriations tanked. Tuition soared. College leaders embraced gloomy rhetoric about broken partnerships with the very people who had built these institutions from the ground up.


Now we have come to a precipice.

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

It might in some instances be awfully kind to call it "neglect."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Public schools' administrators pay increases more than privates for the first time in 4 years

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

This is according to a new CUPA-HR survey.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

SUNY chancellor seeks additional funds for capital improvements, hospitals and community colleges

SUNY chancellor seeks additional funds for capital improvements, hospitals and community colleges | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
In an Executive Budget hearing Thursday on higher education, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher sounded enthusiastic about embarking on several new initiatives
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

SCUP–49 keynoter Nancy Zimpher has a way with the state legislature: "As it does every year, the Executive Budget brings with it exciting new opportunities for SUNY as well as a few challenges that we would like to see addressed."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Cultivating the Next Generation of Academic Leaders: Implications for Administrators and Faculty

Cultivating the Next Generation of Academic Leaders: Implications for Administrators and Faculty | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"There is a fair amount of skepticism on the part of faculty, particularly successful faculty, about the value of academic leadership."


-Faculty Member


"We are really questioning the idea of protecting junior faculty from service… Strategically, we need to give people opportunities to show leadership and to develop their skills."


-Administrator

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

With many baby boomers preparing to retire, higher education is facing an anticipated shortage of academic administrators. Compounding this challenge, many mid-career faculty are reluctant to fill these important positions, concerned that academic leadership is incompatible with work-life balance, that it detracts from their commitments to research and teaching, and that it is tantamount to "going to the dark side." Further, administrative roles have become more complex over the past decade due to increased regulatory requirements and budget constraints.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Got Innovative Space on Your Campus? Share with your colleagues and peers

Got Innovative Space on Your Campus? Share with your colleagues and peers | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The Flexible Learning Environments eXchange – FLEXspace – is a robust, open access repository populated with examples of learning spaces.  It contains high resolution images and related information that describes detailed attributes of these spaces from institutions across the globe.  

The incentive for participation is to showcase innovative design solutions open to peer review ranking and comments.  As more contributions are received, the repository will emerge into a very useful planning resource for education and supporting entities at multiple levels.

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

The Beta of this forward-thinking initiative is available for review and input. SCUP is working with SUNY, the CSU system, ArtStore, ELI, CCUMC, and other organizations to provide this source of innovation ... and savings!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

South African dorms are made from shipping containers and old silos

For students, the building provides a much-needed option for convenient housing. Only about 5% of university students in South Africa live in official dorms, despite demand, and at least one government report blames a lack of housing for the country's incredibly high dropout rate (only about 15% of South African university students end up graduating).

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

APPA Thought Leaders Report 2013: The Rising Cost of Higher Education

APPA Thought Leaders Report 2013: The Rising Cost of Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Thought Leaders Report 2013: The Rising Cost of Higher Education [PDF].

Author:APPAPrice:$ 0.00 (Member Price: $ 0.00)

ISBN:1-890956-74-0

Date Published:September 2013Cover type:PDF

No of Pages:40

Notes:Produced in conjunction with APPA's Center for Facilities Research (CFaR)


The 2013 Thought Leaders symposium, sponsored in part by DTZ, a UGL company, and Jacobs, focused on the topic of the rising cost of higher education.  More than three dozen higher education leaders--including presidents, provosts, business officers, consultants, association executives, and facilities professionals--participated in a facilitated discussion and work session to identify, prioritize, and recommend solutions on the issues related to the cost of higher education.  

Contents:
* Executive summary
* The challenge of rising costs in higher education
* Colleges in crisis - a summation
* The top issues in higher education facilities
   1. Align the programs and priorities of the institution with its mission and vision
   2. Build campus-wide understanding of the "arms race" between institutions on campus spending
   3. Better utilize and manage space
   4. Involve faculty in decisions about facilities and space
   5. Identify programs and facilities that need investment
   6. Manage rising labor costs
   7. Understand the challenges posed by increasingly complex buildings
   8. Limit rising costs associated with complying with codes and regulations
   9. Reduce the cost of unfunded mandates on the institution
* References and resources
* List of symposium participants

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Should be in every planner's library.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

New Higher Ed Software Review Community & Forum

New Higher Ed Software Review Community & Forum | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Last month I organized a review community and forum focused on software for higher education. SoftwarePhD.com is exclusively for professionals at colleges and universities and just might be the tool that spares you from making your next software mis-purchase.

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

He says: "And, the feedback I have received thus far from the 300+ members institutions of SoftwarePhD.com has overwhelmingly confirmed this.  There is an appetite for greater transparency and increased collaboration. Ultimately, this will lead to better software products, more realistic customer expectations and greatly reduced inefficiency in the software selection process."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

The London School of Economics' new students' union: a lesson in architectural origami

The London School of Economics' new students' union: a lesson in architectural origami | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

[G]ymnastic feats with humble blocks, producing an angular avalanche of a building that appears to tumble precipitously in all directions.

This striking piece of redbrick origami is the school's £24m new Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, a souped-up home for the students' union that is as energetic on the outside as the activities going on within.


"It's a bit like a cruise ship," says Sheila O'Donnell. "A great stack of different functions, from a nightclub and gym, to cafes and prayer rooms, all these bits of different shapes and sizes interlocking together in a complicated jigsaw puzzle."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Why There’s No Actual Demand for Higher Education

Why There’s No Actual Demand for Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"[T]here is no inherent demand for education, and definitely not for the education they're peddling as a possible substitute for the traditional system of higher education.


Because the demand isn’t for education, per se. It’s for what we believe education can provide: a secure, stable life."

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Hmm.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

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.

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Academic Issues: A Conversation with Bob Dickeson | July 2014, Pittsburgh, SCUP–49

Academic Issues: A Conversation with Bob Dickeson | July 2014, Pittsburgh, SCUP–49 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Join an unstructured, informal conversation with a leader in American higher education. Robert Dickeson has been a university president, business CEO, co-founder of Lumina Foundation for Education, chief of staff to governors in two states, and consultant to more than 700 colleges and universities. Come with your questions and issues and join Bob Dickeson and your fellow participants in exploring solutions to higher education's most urgent challenges.
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Join 1,500+ peers, colleagues, and other experts for higher education's premier planning event.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Give Money to Fancy Colleges, Including Harvard

Give Money to Fancy Colleges, Including Harvard | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Contrary to Matt Yglesias or Richard K. Vedder, Creon Critic argues why its really OK for people to give money to Harvard.
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Interesting, especially the comments.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Call for Proposals Opens for the Perry Chapman Prize 2014 | $10,000 | Campus Environments

The Perry Chapman Prize 2014 

Call for Proposals!

The proposal deadline is May 31, 2014!


In honor of M. Perry Chapman’s passion for developing and sharing knowledge and his commitment to integrated planning and interdisciplinary collaboration in higher education, the The Hideo Sasaki Foundation, under the auspices of the Society for College and University Planning, is awarding $10,000 annually through 2016 to research projects based on selected questions.


This year's prize will be awarded to the research project that provides the broadest range of research related to the question:


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


The proposed research may address interior or exterior areas of the campus and may target formal and informal functions, activities or programs pertaining to students, faculty or administrative staff. The jury wishes to support the most rigorous research protocols possible, so please be clear about how your proposal meets the standards of valid and reliable research.


The proposed project may be part of a larger research effort, but must result in a product that meets the requirements of the prize: The product of the research should be capable of being shared and used in a variety of SCUP venues, including as an electronically published paper.

The proposed research for the 2014 prize may take place over more than one year and proposals should directly address the length of the proposed research. The jury may choose to award funds for multiple years, based on such proposals.


To learn more about Perry Chapman and the proposals details visit The Perry Chapman site or download the PDF.


The proposal deadline is May 31, 2014!


Learn more and Submit your proposal today!

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

The report from the 2012's prize recipients is available here: Research on Learning Space Design:Present State, Future Directions.


The 2013 prize team is blogging updates in the Mojo.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Plan for the Transformation of Higher Education | July, Pittsburgh

Register now to participate in the Society for College and University Planning’s robust annual, international conference education program that will present practical solutions and applications, fresh approaches, and best planning practices. Our annual, international conference provides interactive programs that engage with tangible, precise takeaways to build your effectiveness with all your planning stakeholders.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Where the Good and Bad Jobs Will Be, 10 Years From Now

Where the Good and Bad Jobs Will Be, 10 Years From Now | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"The places creative, service, and working class jobs will grow the most by 2022." Another graph shows the "growth of jobs in America across three broad occupational classes – the creative class, service class, and working class – over the past half century. The trend could not be clearer. Working class jobs, which include those in factory production, construction and transportation, have declined from half the workforce to about 20 percent.


High-paying, knowledge-based creative class jobs in science and technology, business and management, the professions, arts, media, and entertainment have increased from just 15 percent of jobs to more than a third. Lower-paying service jobs in fields like retail sales, food prep, and personal care have increased from 30 percent to nearly half of all jobs."

more...
Tim Reeder's curator insight, March 1, 10:12 AM

What is your career plan for the next 10, 20, 40 years? Do you have one? People are living longer & working longer. Good jobs will continue to get more scarce, especially for the "working class." Continuing education and long-term planning are a must.

Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

I'm First: Reach out to and support first-gen college students—

I'm First: Reach out to and support first-gen college students— | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

without reinventing the wheel. Keene State U, which has 40 percent first-gen students, is doing so.

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

A growing trend? Outsourcing (or crowd sourcing)  niche student affairs programs that are too expensive for a single institution to develop on its own.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

What's next for Rutgers' 700 buildings and 6K acres of land? University develops master plan

What's next for Rutgers' 700 buildings and 6K acres of land? University develops master plan | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Rutgers' engineering school has developed a tool, called "The Swarm," that tracks students as they move across the New Brunswick and Piscataway campuses on a typical day. The tool - which uses class schedules and housing assignments to predict where students travel on campus during the course of a day -- will show campus officials where students congregate and how the campus bus system is used.


"You can see how they aggregate, what different tracks they take, what are the hot spots by the hours of the day, what buses are they on," Rutgers President Robert Barchi said. "The patterns that come out of this are very interesting."

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

SCUPer Antonio Calcado is the driving force in this planning, which is about much more than just timing and transportation.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

A City On The Upswing, Pittsburgh’s New Mayor Aims To Woo Newcomers

A City On The Upswing, Pittsburgh’s New Mayor Aims To Woo Newcomers | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
The Steel City is already coming back from decades of problems. Now new mayor Bill Peduto needs to find a way to continue and accelerate that growth...
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Join us for SCUP–49, "Plan for the Transformation of Higher Education," in Pittsburgh on July 12–16, higher education's premier planning event for 2014.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Just who does The New York Times turn to for higher ed expertise?

Just who does The New York Times turn to for higher ed expertise? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

What I learned there -- besides how weird corporate-sponsored conferences are, right down to commercials they looped on screens between talks -- is that there is a system of content generation that feeds thinkpieces and thinkfluencers with greater speed and sound bite concision than most professors can offer.


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Afghanistan Higher Education: The Struggle for Quality, Merit, and Transformation

Afghanistan Higher Education: The Struggle for Quality, Merit, and Transformation | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"Has Afghan higher education been transformed? Basically yes, with the caveats noted, and indeed to a surprising degree given its limited resources and the little support it has received."

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

This timely Planning for Higher Education feature article reveals 13 years of very complicated, nation-wide integrated planning for higher education—in a war zone. Its 32 pages may also be the best available general past, present, and future look at Afghan higher education.


The SCUP authors are Mohammed Osman Babury, deputy minister for academic affairs at the Ministry of Higher Education in Afghanistan and Fred M. Hayward, senior higher education advisor at the Ministry of Higher Education

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

These Things You Do Every Day Have Changed The English Language As We Know It

These Things You Do Every Day Have Changed The English Language As We Know It | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"New York University Journalism professor Clay Shirky explained to Slate the proliferation of ellipses in casual (and even some business) communication is just one way to speed things up. “People are communicating like they are talking, but encoding that talk in writing," he said."

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

A little bit of understanding about how the use of the language in communications is changing, especially among younger people.

more...
No comment yet.