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Alcorn State gives faculty a role in deciding administrators' fate | Inside Higher Ed

Dean prioritization:


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Dickson Idusuyi, the Faculty Senate president and an associate professor of social science at the university, said that discussions have centered around how to make Alcorn more efficient and whether some departments need restructuring. Idusuyi said the university has had a culture where deans stay on in their jobs year after year. “They stay in these positions too long to be effective,” he said. “It doesn’t mean they are not doing their work or they are inefficient. Being a dean is not a lifetime appointment. Just like there is reassessment in the business world, there should be a reassessment of these positions.


Brown said that one problem with the existing situation was that the deans were not being re-evaluated regularly.


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Overblown-Claims-of-Failure Watch: How Not to Gauge the Success of Online Courses

Overblown-Claims-of-Failure Watch: How Not to Gauge the Success of Online Courses | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Online courses are experiencing sky-high dropout rates, and that's probably a good thing.


"All praise the MOOC dropout, our best indication yet of system just beginning to find its footing."


Join SCUP's MOJO (not a MOOC) this fall: More about the Campus-Space MOJO. Do some or all of the 9 voyages. You choose.

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Slow Down! How “Slow Work” Makes Us More Productive

"More broadly, the philosophy of “slow work” challenges the unsustainable practice of doing everything as fast as possible and offers an alternative workplace framework for energizing people and helping people better align their personal and professional priorities. It urges us to punctuate our routines in ways that might initially appear to compromise productivity but actually enhance long-term creativity.


What follows are a handful of practical ways that one can begin to “work slow” in order to more strongly grip short-term demands and feel some creative energy to inspire us for the long-term.

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Telling the Story of the Adler School « Cannon Design Blog

Telling the Story of the Adler School « Cannon Design Blog | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Building on previous research at #SCUP47:


"Design is at the intersection of art and science and similarly, design research encompasses scientific rigor, business viability, social science humanism and artistic and visual storytelling."

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Consortium of Colleges Takes Online Education to New Level

Consortium of Colleges Takes Online Education to New Level | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Major universities are joining Stanford, Princeton and others to expand Coursera, a venture that offers free massive open online courses, or MOCCs.

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#SCUP47 presenter quoted in this NYT article: “This is the tsunami,” said Richard A. DeMillo, the director of the Center for 21st Century Universities at Georgia Tech. “It’s all so new that everyone’s feeling their way around, but the potential upside for this experiment is so big that it’s hard for me to imagine any large research university that wouldn’t want to be involved.”

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SCUP 47 Campus Tour Northwestern's Science Complex

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University of Chicago Landscape Tour

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Popular video forecasts the end of traditional higher education

In Bill Sams’ future, only the children of the ultra-wealthy will attend on-campus college courses, the student loan industry will collapse, and Google will build an omniscient online educational system while Apple and Amazon team up to create a...

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The Collaboration Department | Do You Have a Chief Collaboration Officer (CCO)?

Not just IT!



"Technology today is all about facilitating collaboration. Collaboration within and across our institutions. Collaborations around data and ideas. Collaboration on multiple screens on multiple (and mobile devices). Robust collaboration requires communication, flexibility, resiliency, and choice. A collaborative organization provides platforms and tools that allow individuals and groups to connect, build relationships, and form networks. A system built for collaboration pushes people to the front and technology to the rear."


What would be the advantages of re-branding our IT Departments as Collaboration Departments?"

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'Campus mapping is going through an adventurous phase.'

'Campus mapping is going through an adventurous phase.' | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"What is fascinating, however, is how rarely universities use maps of themselves except as straightforward representations of what is there: surely a peculiar omission when one thinks of the number of geographic and geolocational facilities that universities have and the way that maps have become a crucial part of everyday life (think only of all the mapping apps that are now available covering topics as diverse as running and the location of aeroplanes in the sky), as well as a bulwark of numerous economic and social institutions (think of the way in which electronic maps are being used in the U.S. electoral campaign, for example, or are being used as means of identifying the warp and weft of customers, as in the Carnegie Mellon project Livehoods."

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ptolemy's comment, July 5, 2012 8:49 AM
about time that Universities begin to understand the dynamic rather than static value of maps and the different uses that they can be put to - especially with planning and communication. GIS is a powerful tool for this that a few campuses have been using with remarkable success. Also a great tool to work with communities on. Would be good to see this trend get more traction!
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Selling the College Experience to Students Who Take Classes Online

Selling the College Experience to Students Who Take Classes Online | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A Web-based education need not involve never leaving the house. Who'll be first to offer the best networking amenities?

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Removing Barriers to Integrated Planning | SCUP's North Central Region's 2012 Conference

Removing Barriers to Integrated Planning | SCUP's North Central Region's 2012 Conference | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Registration is open for "Crossing Boundaries—Making Connections: Removing Barriers to Integrated Planning," SCUP's North Central Region's 2012 annual conference, to be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 7–10. More here.


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Designing for Creativity | Metropolis Magazine

Designing for Creativity | Metropolis Magazine | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

We asked the author of Imagine:How Creativity Works to help us envision a more perfect workplace environment—one that draws on the lessons of neuroscience, architecture, and city planning to foster innovation and ingenuity.

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Students Fear Venturing Out Alone at Night on Campus.

Students Fear Venturing Out Alone at Night on Campus. | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Good article:


"The University of Miami plans on adding license-plate recognition software to its surveillance system, and smart cameras at Johns Hopkins use algorithms to detect potentially troubling behaviors, including loitering, cars stopping suddenly and people who fall. ...


An app called the Guardian lets Brown students estimate how long it will take them to walk a particular distance, triggering an alarm unless the timer is deactivated on arrival."

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A Sobering Look at College Affordability - Head Count - The Chronicle of Higher Education

"So where does that leave colleges? Back in the day, tuition discounting was a way for colleges to get ahead, Mr. Zucker said, bringing in a better class than they otherwise could. Now, he said, with all of those economic forces working against students and their families, discounting is “necessary to live to fight another day.”"

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Beyond Practice | The Architect as Integrator | Metropolis Magazine

Beyond Practice | The Architect as Integrator | Metropolis Magazine | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"If Architecture v 1.0 (pre-20th Century) belonged to the polymath who built knowledge through broad exposure, and Architecture v 2.0 (20th Century) belonged to the specialist who became selectively authoritative through focused immersion, then Architecture v 3.0 (today) belongs to the integrator who broadens her reach by building connections."

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Set in Stone: Study of Cultural Arts Building Boom

Set in Stone: Study of Cultural Arts Building Boom | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Worth a look!


"Civic leaders, arts organizations, donors and government officials can better plan new or expanded arts facilities by first focusing on the arts organizations’ missions and assessing demand for the projects, according to a new study from the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago. ...


The work was based on interviews with people in more than 500 organizations and drew data from more than 700 building projects, including both new facilities and major renovations. The costs of the projects ranged from $4 million to $335 million. It relied on rare, behind-the-scenes access to the discussions surrounding the buildings."

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College Planners Discuss How They Push for Change

Three podcast interviews by Scott Carlson of:


  • Ira Fink, Fink & Associates (space)
  • Sandy Shugart, president of Valencis College (community colleges)
  • Rob Brodnick, University of the Pacific (strategic planning)
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Northwestern University's Science Complex Campus Tour

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Kate and Jeff check out the fountain at U Chicago Law Building

Kate and Jeff check out the fountain at U Chicago Law Building | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
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How can our courses and teaching capitalize on the benefits of a physical campus?

How can our courses and teaching capitalize on the benefits of a physical campus? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

That's a good question to ask SCUP–47 attendees. This is a provocative, timely piece in The Chronicle of Higher Education:


"Lately, though, I have been pondering a middle way, and slowly forming the conviction that the survival of traditional college campuses—for those of us who deem that survival a good thing—could depend upon our taking fuller advantage of a particular feature of our situation. It's a feature that can never be rendered obsolete or diminished by the rise of new technological innovations: the ground upon which we are standing.


I mean, quite literally, the physical presence of a campus, with all of its built and natural environs, and its location within an equally grounded local city or town."

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Study: For-profit college degrees don’t help grads earn more

Study: For-profit college degrees don’t help grads earn more | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Study: For-profit college degrees don’t help grads earn more...
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Mixed Signals: Smart Phone Sensors Recruited to Deliver Indoor GPS: Scientific American

Mixed Signals: Smart Phone Sensors Recruited to Deliver Indoor GPS: Scientific American | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Duke University researchers are developing a mobile app that uses WiFi antennas, cellular radios and other detectors to guide smart phone users...
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Innovative Leadership: Examples of Excellence | SCUP in Raleigh, NC, Oct 21–24

Innovative Leadership: Examples of Excellence | SCUP in Raleigh, NC, Oct 21–24 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Registration is open for "Innovative Leadership: Examples of Excellence," SCUP's Southern Region's 2012 annual conference, to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina on October 21–24. More here. 


  • August 17 - Scholarship deadline.
  • Take Step I October 21st (It is being held in conjunction with this event. Scholarships are available.)
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Icon or Eyesore? | Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine

Icon or Eyesore? | Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Metropolis examines contemporary life through design--architecture, interior design, product design, graphic design, crafts, planning, and preservation.

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