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How One Campus United Behind a Budget-Cutting Effort

How One Campus United Behind a Budget-Cutting Effort | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The College of Wooster involved everybody on campus in a budget-trimming exercise that used over 100 cost-saving ideas submitted by faculty, staff, and students.

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Making Makerspaces Work on Campus

Makerspaces are a hot topic, but it can be tricky to figure out how to make them work on your campus. An article on successful makerspaces and 4 tips for starting a makerspace on your campus.

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Daniel Tan's curator insight, March 26, 9:33 PM

"make and make" vs "make or break"

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College Freshmen Seek Financial Security Amid Emotional Insecurity

College Freshmen Seek Financial Security Amid Emotional Insecurity | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

College freshman are confident in academic skills but are looking to colleges for help developing their social skills. This and more from the report "The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2014," which was released this week.

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What can we learn from the badging movement?

What can we learn from the badging movement? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Badges could be a great way to represent ongoing learning and skills developed post-graduation, but to succeed, it will need two things—rigor and relationships

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Naveen Rajput's curator insight, February 4, 12:40 PM

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Daniel Tan's curator insight, March 26, 9:37 PM

Badges are useful when they recognize and accord value of the owner.

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And So We Meet, Again: Why The Workday Is So Filled With Meetings

And So We Meet, Again: Why The Workday Is So Filled With Meetings | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The former CEO of Mattel blamed the toy company's lack of innovation on a number of things, in particular, bad meetings. One method for better meetings? Make them shorter.

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No Tax Raises on 529s: Revenge of the Upper Middle Class

No Tax Raises on 529s: Revenge of the Upper Middle Class | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The Obama administration dropped its plan to raise taxes on 529 college savings accounts after Republicans and Democrats claimed it would hurt middle class families. But who really would have been affected by the tax increase?

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A 50-year trivia tradition so intense it consumes a campus

What started as an on-campus trivia contest at Lawrence University has spread to surrounding communities...and beyond.

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Why are so many college students failing to gain job skills before graduation?

Why are so many college students failing to gain job skills before graduation? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Two recent studies found that the majority of college graduates do not have the complex reasoning skills needed in today's workplace.

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Jo Dane's curator insight, February 2, 6:07 PM

Interesting to see the difference in employee perceptions versus graduate perceptions! But this does raise serious questions as to how students learn at Uni.

Daniel Tan's curator insight, March 26, 9:40 PM

Same conclusions of earlier works by Levy - convergence of disparate data points of independent work and studies.

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This Is The Ultimate Routine For A Perfect Work Day

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A recent study found that working for 52 minutes then breaking for 17 is the most productive way to structure your day. A visual guide to actually working smarter, not harder.

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Obama's higher education plan for the end of his term

US President Obama reviewed a number of higher ed priorities during yesterday's State of the Union address, but didn't mention others. This is a guide to all of the higher ed initiatives the Obama administration would like to tackle during its final two years.

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Martin Luther King’s prophetic comments about education reform

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Comments Martin Luther King made about the purpose and value of education are still true today.

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Jayson Yelbert's curator insight, February 3, 10:08 AM

This article is about kings view on how people in college are learning not to gain knowledge but to gain power over the masses of people. King states how  this is an  educational and societal problem that needs to be fixed because knowledge shouldn't be used t control but instead to better the opportunities for the masses. 

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Why Strategy Execution Unravels—and What to Do About It

Why Strategy Execution Unravels—and What to Do About It | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Why is it so hard to implement strategy? 5 reasons why implementation really fails (they may not be what you think) and what you can do about it.

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Roselyne Lecuyer's curator insight, February 16, 4:28 AM

Reframing execution as  "the ability to seize opportunities aligned with strategy while coordinating with other parts of the organization on an ongoing basis". Interesting ! 

 

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Faculty’s Role in Higher Education Innovation

Faculty’s Role in Higher Education Innovation | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Faculty are leading many necessary innovations in higher ed. A new report commissioned by the Gates Foundations looks at what faculty are doing to change higher ed, and what gets in their way.

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Daniel Tan's curator insight, March 26, 9:35 PM

When faculty innovate, usefulness is assumed and built-in.

 

The challenges is usually transferability (or cross usefulness), scalability and critical mass/sustainability.

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Maximizing Impact: Purposefully Incorporating Diversity Efforts Within Postsecondary Systemwide and Institutional Strategic Plans

Maximizing Impact: Purposefully Incorporating Diversity Efforts Within Postsecondary Systemwide and Institutional Strategic Plans | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Only when diversity is purposefully included in a strategic plan can true diversity strategic planning take place.

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The Rich Man's Dropout Club

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Peter Thiel's fellowship offered 24 students $100,000 each to leave college and work on start-up ventures. Five years later, what have the fellowship recipients learned?

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 9, 5:26 PM

I think we have two extremes here. There should be a blend, not favouring one or another. For example, why should anyone be permitted to apply for a master's degree without having worked at least 5 years in the field? Adding 2 school years to a bachelor's degree makes you a master? I hardly think so.

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Measuring the Unmeasurable in Higher Education: Taking a Page From Health Care

Measuring the Unmeasurable in Higher Education: Taking a Page From Health Care | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Twenty years ago, health care professionals made the same argument some in higher ed have made—success is too difficult to measure. Today, evidence proves that efforts to measure health care success have improved outcomes and reduced errors. What higher ed can learn from the health care industry.

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collegesperth's curator insight, February 4, 7:54 PM

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Significant Themes Threading Through Discussions on Public-Private Ventures

Public higher education in the United States has become more privatized over the last half-century. As universities explore the role of public-private ventures, what are they talking about? New Planning article.

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The Credit Hour Is Here to Stay, at Least for Now

The Carnegie Foundation released a report that the Carnegie Unit, or credit hour, is still the best way to track a student's progress through higher ed—mainly because there's no better alternative.

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‘The Hunting Ground’ exposes an ‘epidemic’ of rape in American colleges

‘The Hunting Ground’ exposes an ‘epidemic’ of rape in American colleges | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival is poised to reframe the national conversation about rape on US college campuses. The film will see broad theatrical release in March. 

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Undocumented Undergrads Continue to Face Challenges

A new study examines the unique educational and financial challenges faced by undocumented college students. Despite high stress levels, the majority of these students earn high grades. 

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University Classroom Design Principles to Facilitate Learning

University Classroom Design Principles to Facilitate Learning | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A review of classroom design principles...from the instructor's point of view. Our newest Planning for Higher Education article.

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Cafel 27's curator insight, February 18, 11:51 AM

learning design

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A Counterculture Spirit Flourishes, Preserved Under Fiberglass Domes

A Counterculture Spirit Flourishes, Preserved Under Fiberglass Domes | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A 1970s experiment in communal housing at the University of California, Davis, continues to draw students with its sustainable, grow-your-own ethos.

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First Lady Invites Students and Educators to State of the Union

Ahead of President Obama's State of the Union Address, profiles of the students and teacher Michelle Obama has invited to watch the speech with her. Their stories illustrate the education topics the president will address.

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