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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

This Is The Ultimate Routine For A Perfect Work Day | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

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

Martin Luther King’s prophetic comments about education reform | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

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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Educational Jargon Generator

No need to spend time thinking up jargon for your next plan or report—now this generator will do it for you! Are you guilty of any of these?

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How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Work

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How can you make difficult conversations less, well, difficult? Eight tips for delivering disappointing news, sharing negative feedback, and disagreeing with your boss.

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ROOHUL HAQ's curator insight, January 18, 8:25 AM

Interesting topic

Sharon Probets's curator insight, January 31, 3:24 PM

The most difficult conversation is the one with have in our head.  Every other difficulty stems from that mindset.

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Top 10 IT Issues, 2015: Inflection Point (EDUCAUSE Review)

Top 10 IT Issues, 2015: Inflection Point (EDUCAUSE Review) | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A number of EDUCAUSE's Top 10 IT Issues point to the need for integrated planning: IT collaborations with academy leadership, IT as part of an institutional approach to student support, and the connection of IT priorities with institutional strategy.

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Virtual Personal Assistant App Helps Students Manage College Life

Virtual Personal Assistant App Helps Students Manage College Life | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new mobile app that helps students navigate college—both literally and figuratively—is winning praise from students and higher ed administrators alike.

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Boston, in Old College Try, Uses Campuses in 2024 Olympic Bid

Boston, in Old College Try, Uses Campuses in 2024 Olympic Bid | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Boston's partnership with its colleges allowed the city to put in a sustainable and cost-effective bid to host the Olympics. The sporting venues are already built,  there's housing for athletes, and the brain power at schools of urban planning, design, and business are ready to tackle logistical and financial challenges.

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Associations weigh in on how to gauge post-college outcomes

Associations weigh in on how to gauge post-college outcomes | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Three associations have put together a framework for measuring the value of a college degree that goes beyond short-term outcomes such as employment and earnings.

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Daniel Tan's curator insight, March 26, 9:43 PM

Paying back by graduates towards business, society and markets.

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Long a College Town, Worcester Now Looks the Part

Long a College Town, Worcester Now Looks the Part | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Home to nine higher ed institutions, Worcestester, MA, played the long game when it came to redeveloping itself into a student-friendly town. The results? Worcester is now the second-largest city in New England with an unemployment rate lower than its home state's.

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America as 100 College Students

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A great infographic that distills US higher ed student demographics and characteristics into a representative 100 students.

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Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 12, 2:49 PM

Check this out in detail!

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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

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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

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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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Should Urban Universities Help Their Neighbors?

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The University of Chicago is teaming up with the city, nonprofits, and community groups to revitalize the troubled Woodlawn neighborhood on its border. Initiatives include down payment support for employees to purchase homes in Woodlawn and a program to help local businesses complete for university contracts.

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Stimulating Change Through Recombinant Facilities (1997) | PHE 50 Classic Articles

Stimulating Change Through Recombinant Facilities (1997) | PHE 50 Classic Articles | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

This week's classic Planning for Higher Education article looks at how traditional and virtual environments can be integrated...circa 1997.

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Placing Academics at the Heart of Higher Education Planning

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A new Planning article from Robert Dickeson argues that the academic plan should inform and drive all other institutional plans.

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'American Higher Education in Crisis?' -- A Fact-Filled and Thought-Provoking Must-Read

Goldie Blumenstyk's new book, American Higher Education in Crisis?, is a well-researched analysis of US higher ed at a critical crossroads, according to reviewer Dr. Ricardo Azziz.

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Obama’s free-tuition plan: Four questions

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How four groups of stakeholders—Congress, state governments, higher ed, and the public—might react to President Obama's ambitious proposal for tuition-free community college.

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Robert Hicks's comment, January 29, 4:41 PM
More opinion on free community college http://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/28/free-college
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When a Fancy Degree Scares Employers Away

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Elite degrees are becoming a liability for job applicants at some tech companies. Where start-ups value self-motivation and self-direction, degrees signal a need for feedback systems and external motivations.

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In Time of Disruption, Media Companies and Colleges Look to Each Other for Help

Two industries facing disruption—higher ed and journalism outlets—are partnering up in a tag-team approach to innovation.

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No Discernible Growth in US Higher Ed Online Learning

No Discernible Growth in US Higher Ed Online Learning | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The new IPEDS data for the Fall 2013 term shows that, for the first time since 2003, there is no discernible growth in online learning. What does this mean for institutions planning for broad-based growth in online learning?

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Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 12, 2:52 PM

No growth, but overall numbers are greatly increasing because population is increasing...there's a difference!