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Businesses turn to local universities for customized degree programs

Businesses turn to local universities for customized degree programs | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Customization is entering a new arena in higher education. After designing an MBA degree specifically to help Spectrum Health develop a new generation...
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The Humbling of a Would-Be Disruptor

The Humbling of a Would-Be Disruptor | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Free for 24 hours. Paul Freedman's Ivy Bridge College pushed the limits of what the traditional regulatory system allows, and the system pushed back.
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"And with what Mr. Freedman calls "the humility of experience," he now acknowledges that he built Altius with "some arrogance" about what it could achieve." And there's a lot more arrogance out where that came from.

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Online course providers increasingly using the term 'learning experience'

"As ed tech companies and universities search for the most effective way to teach students online, some have found the term “course” no longer captures what it means to pursue an education. Enter the “learning experience” -- a term being used to describe a module of higher education not anchored to a specific place or time."

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

Worthy of a quick read, if you can handle the distraction of the thoughts it provokes.

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lorrinda's curator insight, November 7, 2013 7:00 AM

higher education not anchored to a specific place or time is a game-changer for making learning more accessible.

Steve Klien's curator insight, November 8, 2013 1:13 PM

Online course not a "course?"

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In Memoriam

Larry Fournier, retired principal of Rutherford & Chekene in San Francisco, died on September 20, 2013, of cancer.

 

William C. Turner, director, office of capital projects with the University of New Mexico-Main Campus in Albuquerque, NM, died on September 24, 2012. 

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Trends in Project Delivery—Methods to Maximize Value

Trends in Project Delivery—Methods to Maximize Value

November 1, 2013 | Portland State University | Portland, OR

https://www.scup.org/page/regions/pa/2013/one-day/20131101

Register Now!   Onsite registration WILL NOT be available

Photos: left, Portland State University, Symposium location; right, ASRC Recreation Center, scheduled tour

 

Portland State University

Traditional Design-Bid-Build was the predominant delivery model for public and private institutions for many decades.  While it is still the basis for most construction contracts, it is hardly the norm.  Colleges and universities are utilizing a variety of alternative models including CM/GC (CM at Risk), Design-Build, IPD, Public-Private Partnerships, and hybrid strategies that take the best aspects of each to customize procurement to try to maximize value.  While almost all institutions are experimenting with one form or another of alternate delivery, this movement is often happening at the individual campus level. 

 

On November 1, SCUP will host the Pacific Regional Symposium at Portland State University gathering planners and leaders from institutions across the country to discuss what is working and why.  Five presenters will each discuss case studies highlighting one or more alternative delivery strategies that they have used to maximize value for their institution.  The Symposium will begin with an overview of the various delivery methods that are being used and culminate with a panel discussion discussing advantages and lessons learned that they have encountered.  Please join us for the Symposium followed by a tour of the recently completed ASRC Recreation Center delivered with the design-build model.

 

Symposium Speakers

 

George Austin
Project Manager
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

 

Ron Blaj
Director of Capital Projects and Construction
Portland State University

 

Jack Cleary
Associate Vice President, Academic Projects & Operations
Stanford University

 

John Finke
Program Manager and Team Leader

NDC HEDC Public-Private Partnerships
National Development Council

 

Paul M. Leef
Campus Architect & Director, Planning Design & Construction
University of Colorado Boulder

 

Robynne T. Parkinson
Attorney
Thaxton Parkinson PLLC

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The U.S. Public School System Is Becoming The Land of The Poor

The U.S. Public School System Is Becoming The Land of The Poor | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
In vast swaths of America, the conversion of the "public" school system into a separate and unequal educational system catering to the poor and powerless is almost complete.
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The Devil's in the Performance-Based Details

The Devil's in the Performance-Based Details | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act offers a chance for bold action, says the president of Loyola University, urging a recognition of institutional diversity among the measures for federal funding: "They lump us all together—two-years, four-years, private, public, and for-profit—because they do not see us distinguishing ourselves on issues of cost, waste, and access."


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Link to the Recording of - Trends, Tools, and Tactics for Better Library Design - A Blended Librarian Webcast

Link to the Recording of - Trends, Tools, and Tactics for Better Library Design - A Blended Librarian Webcast | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Elliot Felix of brightspot Strategy, a library design expert, shares his perspectives on the latest trends, tools, and tactics. As the founder and director of brightspot, Elliot has played a major role in the design of the new Hunt Library at North Carolina State University. He also co-conceived and participated in the development of the Learning Space Toolkit. In this webinar, Elliot provided an overview of trends impacting the design and operation of library spaces as well as the services offered within them. He’ll also introduce some tools you can use along with advice on how you can put them into practice.


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, October 15, 2013 8:23 AM

Library architecture - spaces/places!

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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A mobile learning environment will always represent a blending of sorts–physical movement, personal communication, and digital interaction.

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Do you agree?

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Could LEED Kill the College Dorm Mini-Fridge?

Could LEED Kill the College Dorm Mini-Fridge? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
One school has already banned them from its dorm to save energy. Will others follow?
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Short. Leading edge energy savings, or a student revolt (at some other institution, of course)?

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People are biased against creative ideas, studies find | Cornell Chronicle

People are biased against creative ideas, studies find | Cornell Chronicle | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The study found that:


  • Creative ideas are by definition novel, and novelty can trigger feelings of uncertainty that make most people uncomfortable.
  • People dismiss creative ideas in favor of ideas that are purely practical -- tried and true.
  • Objective evidence shoring up the validity of a creative proposal does not motivate people to accept it.
  • Anti-creativity bias is so subtle that people are unaware of it, which can interfere with their ability to recognize a creative idea.
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

As a planner, are you aware of this automatic anti-creativity bias? Do you account for it in your work with stakeholder groups and others?

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Gilbert C FAURE's comment, October 9, 2013 10:49 AM
so true!, even in research settings and environments!! and I would say, right now very true when there is money shortage as it is now in France. Other explanations might be cultural. And when bureaucracy is thriving, creativity vanishes... If you have real good explanations or if you have solutions to modify attitudes particularly of students, please share
Gilbert C FAURE's curator insight, October 9, 2013 10:50 AM

thanks Cornell for this study, but conclusions are not optimistic

Gilbert C FAURE's comment, October 9, 2013 10:53 AM
and it is even more dramatic when evaluators of research projects do not favour and support creativity
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University governance after Penn State

As a crisis of university governance, Penn State should serve as the proverbial wake up call for university boards of trustees. Traditionally, university trustee positions have been filled with politically connected friends and big donors. As a result, the boards of many universities have more closely resembled a booster club than a real board of directors, with many trustees lacking prior corporate governance experience.

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Spaces for Making Informatics-savvy Undergraduates at Northern Kentucky University | Learning Spaces Collaboratory

Spaces for Making Informatics-savvy Undergraduates at Northern Kentucky University | Learning Spaces Collaboratory | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
How to arrive at physical spaces for learning that motivate students at all stages of learning, from all disciplinary communities to explore the power and potential of informatics are lessons learned from the story of the Griffin Hall Center for Informatics at Northern Kentucky University. 
 
From its initial cocktail napkin rendering onward, the Griffin Center for Informatics has aimed to embody a complex and still largely unfamiliar term—informatics—with grace and power.
 
  • It is silo-breaking.
  • It is cutting-edge.
  • It is real-world.
Join this webinar to learn from Dean Kevin Kirby the evolution of the space and program—from its initial cocktail napkin rendering to becoming the focal point for NKU’s efforts to engage broader groups of people with the informatics fields.
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Should be another great Learning Spaces Collaboratory event.

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World Campus drives Penn State enrollment to all-time high | Penn State | CentreDaily.com

World Campus drives Penn State enrollment to all-time high | Penn State | CentreDaily.com | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Penn State’s enrollment has increased to an all-time high of 98,000 students, and the jump over last year was fueled by growth in the university’s online education system, the World Campus.
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How is your campus embracing online education?

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Inside Look: Libraries

Inside Look: Libraries | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Heading to the campus library used to mean needing serious study silence or a spot for solitary scholarly pursuits.
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Blurbed, "While still a place where one can study, today’s campus libraries are active spaces that offer so much more," this excellent overview of current libraries, including excellent images, is another great article from Melissa Ezarik.

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SCUP Pacific Region's '360 News'

SCUP Pacific Region's '360 News' | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
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This adjustable block of content is "pinned" to stay in this ULH position.


It explains what this is, has core regional content and links to all sorts of things. 

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Discover NEW MODELS (of Integrated Planning)

SCUP 2014 Pacific Regional Conference

Discover NEW MODELS (of Integrated Planning)

March 23–26, 2014 | Loews Hollywood Hotel | Hollywood, CA

http://www.scup.org/page/regions/pa/2014

 

Save the date!  

The Pacific Region Conference is set for March 23rd through the 26th.  This year’s conference will be held in beautiful Hollywood, California at the Lowes Hotel.  We are very excited to introduce a new schedule and format.  With over 13 million people and more than 100 Universities and Colleges of higher education in the greater metropolitan area, this vibrant community will be an ideal learning environment for our study.  

 

SOMETHING DIFFERENT.  The SCUP 2014 Pacific Regional Conference will be held in beautiful warm and sunny Southern California in late March and we’re doing something different with the schedule.  Not only will we hold tours of major universities and colleges in the greater LA area the weekend before, but we will also have tours and workshops interspersed throughout the conference.  Imagine going to a contributed paper session on a topic in the morning then seeing the results on that campus in the afternoon?  And if you don’t want to go on a tour, we will hold on-site (free) workshops and extended sessions during the conference plus feature networking opportunities.  We will also have information on other on-your-own optional activities in the area, many of which are accessible via subway!

 

The architecture is tremendous and varied as sampled on the walking architectural tour of downtown L.A., home of the Disney Concert Hall.  Come early and tour the Getty or the other museums or take in a top-name show at the Hollywood Bowl (a short walk from the conference hotel).  Immerse yourself in the movie studios and perhaps take in a big-time movie world premiere!  After all… we are staying in the hotel that hosts the Academy Awards! 

 

We are also offering tours of different types of institutions:

 

  • LARGE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES
  • SMALL PRIVATE COLLEGE CAMPUSES
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUSES

 

Make plans NOW to come out to Hollywood in March!

Registration for the conference is now open.  Please keep your eyes on the website for information on the wide array of tours being planned.  Pre-registration for the tours will be required.

 

Deadline to submit your proposal has been extended to October 18!

There are only days left for you to submit your proposals. At the request of our membership, the deadline has been extended to October 18th.  Please consult the SCUP website for information on how to have your proposal considered.

 

This year’s theme focuses on integrated planning and the positive affect on each of our disciplines.  Share with us what you've been doing to create new models of integrated planning (e.g., Institutional Direction, Academic, Facilities, Resource & Budget Planning, etc.) at your SCUP 2014 Pacific Regional Conference in Hollywood, CA.

We seek quality proposals from educational institutions and their partners for inclusion in the conference program. We are especially interested in:

  • Campus examples of effective integrated planning—academic, financial, operational and physical
  • A recent project that demonstrates new approaches to planning
  • An innovative approach to addressing planning challenges
  • Experience in partnering across disciplines or with other outside entities for improved outcomes
  • A new process that is replicable and scalable
  • Innovations in new project/program delivery methods
  • Projects that demonstrate effective change management
  • Creative approaches and solutions to long-standing challenges
  • Lessons learned from both successful and challenging planning processes
  • … or other examples of implementation of creative approaches to problem solving using integrated planning methods that may be of interest to your colleagues

Don't miss this great opportunity to share with your colleagues what new models you've created!

Learn more and submit your proposal today.

 

Conference scholarships available

Participation of institutional members at the SCUP regional conferences and events is a high priority for the SCUP region. We recognize the financial hardships experienced by institutions of higher education in the current fiscal environment. In order to provide support to members interested in continuing their professional training and development and to promote participation in regional activities, the SCUP Pacific Council has set aside scholarship funds to defray the cost of attending the 2014 conference.  The deadline for a full Conference Scholarship is 11:59 PM EST, January 20, 2014. Apply now at https://www.scup.org/page/regions/pa/2014/scholarship.

 

Pacific Region Schedule:  At-A-Glance

 

 

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Why Our Brains Love Curvy Architecture

Why Our Brains Love Curvy Architecture | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
People are far more likely to call a room beautiful when its design is round instead of linear. The reason may be hard-wired into the brain.
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David, Goliath, Gladwell, Analytics | Inside Higher Ed

"Higher ed failed Caroline.  (And all the other Caroline's that start out wanting to do STEM and end up not being able to finish the major that they want).

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Paper argues more support for adjuncts won't cost much

“[Although] leaders in higher education do face budgetary constraints and uncertainty over future funding sources, it is a myth that resources are the sole reason that prevents us from ensuring that all our faculty members are adequately supported so they can provide the highest quality of instruction to their students,” reads Delphi’s “Dispelling the Myths: Locating the Resources Needed to Support Non-Tenure-Track Faculty.”

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The link above is to an Inside Higher Ed story. The complete paper, from the Delphi Project, is Changing Faculty and Student Success (pdf). 

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'The contributions community colleges make to individual students, local and regional economies, states, and the nation as a whole.'

'The contributions community colleges make to individual students, local and regional economies, states, and the nation as a whole.' | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Because of the importance of the content, which should be widely disseminated, SCUP members are sharing these four timely articles from the society's journal, Planning for Higher Education. Anyone can download the pdf file on this page, through Sunday, October 20.


Download your copy now in SCUP's Community Colleges Roundtable.


Contents

  • The Maryland Model of Community College Student Degree Progress by Craig A. Clagett 
  • Expanding College Completion The Challenge of Capacity by Janice N. Friedel, Mark M. D’Amico, Stephen G. Katsinas, and Phillip D. Grant 
  • Local and Regional Economic Contributions of Community Colleges by Trudy Bers 
  • A National Economic Case Statement for Community Colleges by Christopher M. Mullin and Kent Phillippe
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Don't miss this related upcoming SCUP event, November 4 at Lincoln University (PA)— "Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment." There is a great line-up of local speakers and panelists, many from community colleges. Register now!


This one-day workshop focuses on how institutions can ensure that they are achieving their mission through a culture of evidence, and the role of academic quality, continuous improvement and accountability in the accreditation process.


It comprises two consecutive workshops that address tools for integrated planning and assessment and evaluating assessment programs.

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The Evolution of Urban Planning in 10 Diagrams

The Evolution of Urban Planning in 10 Diagrams | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
A new exhibit from the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association showcases the simple visualizations of complex ideas that have changed how we live.
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Thoughtful.

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ZiyCharMatt's curator insight, February 20, 2015 12:02 PM

This article shows in pictures, the different urban plans that form our cities  and physical reality. I found it to be extremely Interesting and helpful because it showed the history of Urban planning, including the new urbanism that we are heading towards, clearly with aesthetically pleasing and easy to understand Models that help to more vividly illustrate the concepts in one's Head. 

 

-Charles Bradbury

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Put Your Best Story Forward | Credit Rating Reviews

Put Your Best Story Forward | Credit Rating Reviews | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Preparing for a credit rating calls for a presentation by campus leaders that showcases the institution’s positives. Industry experts suggest a scenario that is collaborative, informative, orderly, and upbeat.

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And credit ratings could be institutional effectiveness indicators.

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Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014

Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Gartner, Inc. today highlighted the top ten technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2014. Analysts presented their findings during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, being held here through October 10.


Via Bob Baker
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  • Mobile Device Diversity and Management
  • Mobile Apps and Applications
  • The Internet of Everything
  • Hybrid Cloud and IT as Service Broker
  • Cloud/Client Architecture
  • The Era of Personal Cloud
  • Software Defined Anything
  • Web-Scale IT
  • Smart Machines
  • 3-D Printing
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One City's $88 Million Plan to Send More Kids to College

One City's $88 Million Plan to Send More Kids to College | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
In 2008, Syracuse started ramping up K-12 academic support and promising graduates full college tuition. Now it's rising above the national averages for college enrollment.
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Vinh Ho always knew he was going to college. Even though English wasn't his first language, even though his mom has only a grade-school education, and even though he grew up in a city where 51 percent of teenagers drop out of high school, Ho worked hard enough and was smart enough to earn a place at the University at Pennsylvania.

His hometown of Syracuse, N.Y., wants to instill that kind of academic ambition in every student. That's no easy task for the faded industrial city, in which more inner-city kids drop out of high school than make it to college graduation.

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