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Women as Academic Authors, 1665–2010

Women as Academic Authors, 1665–2010 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Women’s presence in higher education has increased, but as authors of scholarly papers—keys to career success—their publishing patterns differ from those of men. Explore nearly 1,800 fields and subfields, across four centuries, to see which areas have the most female authors and which have the fewest, in this exclusive Chronicle report. See how overall percentages differ from the important first-author position and—in two major bioscience fields—from the prestigious last-author position. See "About these data" for details.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, February 26, 2013 1:25 AM

It's timely to post this, as I see Gloria Steinhem and Amy Richards on Charlie Rose talking about "Makers" what is happening with feminism today, citing examples of so many fields and events that had been exclusively male, including the running of the Boston Marathon.  ~  D

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Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council Member Briefing Materials—Campus Resilience

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You're going to hear a lot more about the term "reslience" in the coming years. Here's an inside look at how Homeland Security views resilience of higher education institutions and their communities.

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Learn for Life: New Architecture for New Learning: S. Ehmann, S. Borges

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"Learn for Life is a diverse collection of inspiring architecture and spaces that support progressive and collaborative models of acquiring knowledge. In addition to new interpretations of traditional places for learning including kindergartens, schools, universities, libraries, and educational centers, the book also features commercial buildings whose architectural innovation is redefining our understanding of what it means to develop professionally in offices, corporate headquarters, conference rooms, convention centers, and laboratories. Also included are more experimental projects such as flexible, informal, and temporary installations and exhibits that offer further perspectives on the rapidly evolving topic of how best to learn in the new millennium."

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SCUP Grand Supporter, Herman Miller, among top nine US-based companies for sustainability practices

SCUP Grand Supporter, Herman Miller, among top nine US-based companies for sustainability practices | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Nine US-based companies including Molson Coors, Alcoa, Sonoco Products, Herman Miller and UnitedHealth Group have been awarded gold medals for sustainability practices in RobecoSAM and KPMG’s Sustainability Yearbook...
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"Every year RobecoSAM – known until last month as SAM – assesses the sustainability performance of more than 2,000 companies across 58 sectors. Based on an in-depth analysis, each company is scored on up to 120 financially material economic, environmental, social and governance criteria specific to its own industry, with a focus on long-term value creation."

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Transforming in an Age of Disruptive Change: Part 2 - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

Transforming in an Age of Disruptive Change: Part 2 - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Donald NorrisRobert BrodnickPaul LefrereJoseph Gilmour, and Linda Baer (of Strategic Initiatives and more), recently scanned the past 17 years of change in higher education (a highly praised summary, by the way, which you can download here (PDF), and then the current environment for higher education.

This week, they look ahead at opportunities for resilience and transformation.


"Transforming in an Age of Disruptive Change: Part 2," Planning for Higher Education(2013, v41n2).

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Can be downloaded for free through Thursday, February 28 only.

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Reference Group Formation Using the Nearest Neighbor Method

Reference Group Formation Using the Nearest Neighbor Method | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Gerald W. McLaughlin, associate vice president for enrollment management and marketing at DePaul University, Josetta S. McLaughlin, associate professor of management at Roosevelt University, and Richard D. Howard, retired from the University of Minnesota where he served as director of institutional research—report on a new method for determining "peers" for benchmarking and environmental scanning.

Reference Group Formation Using the Nearest Neighbor Method
 (PDF), Planning for Higher Education (2013, v41n2).

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Available for download at no cost only through Thursday, February 28.


Watch the authors explain their method, and more, in this Planning Interview.

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19 Degrees Of Separation « The Dish

19 Degrees Of Separation « The Dish | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Barabási credits this “small world” of the web to human nature—the fact that we tend to group into communities, whether in real life or the virtual world. The pages of the web aren’t linked randomly, he says: They’re organized in an interconnected hierarchy of organizational themes, including region, country and subject area. Interestingly, this means that no matter how large the web grows, the same interconnectedness will rule. Barabási analyzed the network looking at a variety of levels—examining anywhere from a tiny slice to the full 1 trillion documents—and found that regardless of scale, the same 19-click-or-less rule applied.

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What might this mean for the community of practice represented by SCUP, in the future?

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Transforming Higher Education with IT | The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation

Transforming Higher Education with IT | The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

President Obama recently announced a new initiative to address the question of higher education affordability. For decades, the cost of college has been growing faster than inflation, putting college out of reach for an increasing number of American families. However, if we are going to keep college cost increases down, information technology will have to play a key role, just as it has in a host of other industries. There are administrative costs and inefficiencies in higher education that are doing little to improve the quality of education but do make it less accessible to more students at a time when the opposite should be happening. ITIF will explore how IT can address these issues, looking at the experiences in various institutions and states and exploring what can be done at a federal level to improve productivity in higher education.

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Substantial.

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Nearest Neighbor Method for Reference Group Formation - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

Nearest Neighbor Method for Reference Group Formation - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Peer group, aspirational group, competitive group—here's a model for determining that using a combination of analytics and judgment.


A Planning for Higher Education Interview with Gerry McLaughlin,

Josetta McLaughlin, and Richard Howard, authors of "Reference Group Formation Using the Nearest Neighbor Method," Planning for Higher Education, 41:2 (2013).
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Satellite city for 80,000 people to be built near Chengu, China

Satellite city for 80,000 people to be built near Chengu, China | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Work is about to start on a high-density, car-free "satellite city" for 80,000 people close to Chengdu in China.
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Wow. "The city’s perimeter is defined by a clear edge, from which the city center can be reached on foot within 10 minutes. An extended recreation system connects the pedestrian network to trails that run through the green buffer and surrounding farmland. The infrastructure and public-realm networks include electric shuttles, plazas, parks and links to the recreation system. As a primarily pedestrian city, only half of the road area is allocated to motorized vehicles. All residential units will be within a two-minute walk of a public park."

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The 21st Century Campus Paradox - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

The 21st Century Campus Paradox - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Many worry that traditional higher education is over valued yet also believe that there is something of lasting worth in the shared experiences of campus life…
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This is the paradox of the 21st century campus:  feeling the need for “campus” while technological and pedagogical realities are moving higher education away from the campus.

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s comment, February 19, 2013 9:46 AM
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Being a Good Colleague with Social Media | Inside Higher Ed

Being a Good Colleague with Social Media | Inside Higher Ed | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"Social media is often stereotyped as a frivolous, navel-gazing enterprise, and completely antithetical to the deep thinking and thoughtful questioning of academia. However, most gradhackers know that academia and social media are not at all incompatible. Used well, social media can be a vibrant and fruitful space for networking, exchanging ideas, and--dare I say it--building supportive friendships. Some of my best scholarly friends are folks I initially met on Twitter, and then got to know in person at conferences...

 

What other tips do you have for being a good colleague with social media?"

 

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Not frivolous. But our recent article shows that no one is managing it well on campus.

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Higher education grapples with accreditation in the digital age

Higher education grapples with accreditation in the digital age | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

At a recent forum sponsored by Stanford's Graduate School of Education, innovators and experts discussed credits and accountability as online learning and societal shifts transform education.

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Turning Off Google Docs | Inside Higher Ed

"Scanning the headlines today, I came across this article about Oxford University turning off Google Docs.


Having made a friend at Oxford of a colleague in IT there, Tony Brett, I looked at my watch, recognized that it was noon for him, emailed him the link with a subject line: Tell Me More!  To which Tony immediately replied with this more extended discussion of the technical security rational for the administrative decision.


Sounds about right to me.  Based on this evidence, were I in the position to advise administration, or make the decision myself, I would do the same thing."

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February 24, 2013 Issue of Updates From The SOURCE on Community College Issues, Trends & Strategies

February 24, 2013 Issue of Updates From The SOURCE on Community College Issues, Trends & Strategies | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
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Worth subscribing to and visiting regularly.

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For Making the Most of College, It's Still Location, Location, Location

For Making the Most of College, It's Still Location, Location, Location | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
If college were merely about the "sale of information," the enterprise would have gone the way of Borders a long time ago.
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

One of our favorite writers, Scott Carlson, examines place, libraries, and campuses, and concludes:


"People who predicted the death of the library made the mistake of thinking that libraries were merely useful for information distribution—an understandable error, given that libraries' central role involved passing around books and journals. But pundits now make the same mistake when thinking about the college campus. If college were merely about the 'sale of information,' the enterprise would have gone the way of Borders a long time ago."
 

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Higher education's premier planning event in 2013 | July, San Diego, SCUP–48

Higher education's premier planning event in 2013 | July, San Diego, SCUP–48 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

David N. Cox
SCUP–48 Conference Program Chair, and Executive Assistant to the President, University of Memphis


Now more than ever, providing rich effective academic and research programming in a changing fiscal and market environment requires the whole academy—academic, student, financial, physical, IT, and advancement affairs.


SCUP–48’s focus on 'cultivating integration' will provide a unique opportunity to bring all of those parts of higher education together. The conference is designed for cross-divisional conversations and institutional team building. Plan to join us in San Diego in July.


-David

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A Primer on Environmental Scanning in Higher Education

A Primer on Environmental Scanning in Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Phyllis T.H. Grummon, director of education and planning, Society for College and University Planning, shares a primer she has written for SCUP members on the basics of environmental scanning.


"A Primer on Environmental Scanning in Higher Education," Planning for Higher Education (2013, v41n2).

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SCUP 2013 North Central One-Day

SCUP 2013 North Central One-Day | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The conference will include presentations, tours, and a panel discussion. Representatives from the administration, staff, facilities department, student body, and design and construction team will discuss the overall vision for the campus and how key elements were implemented and evaluated. Tours will highlight the sustainable features throughout the campus. The panelists will discuss successes and lessons learned from various projects’ efforts to integrate both the building goals and many sustainability goals during the design and construction process on campus.

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

Early bird registration savings end on March 14!

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How EdX Plans to Earn, and Share, Revenue From Free Online Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

How EdX Plans to Earn, and Share, Revenue From Free Online Courses - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
The nonprofit is giving university partners two options for sharing in the money its MOOCs bring in. But first, they have to bring it in.
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Harvard's EdX, "Track B" spin-off, reveals a bit about possible business models and who gets what money, when, for what, with its MOOCs.

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March 7, Emerging Forces in Campus Planning @ U South Florida

March 7, Emerging Forces in Campus Planning @ U South Florida | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

March 7 at the University of South Florida.


Pre-registration deadline tomorrow!


Emerging Forces in Campus Planning


SCUP and the University of South Florida (USF) are hosting an exciting one-day symposium on the USF campus in Tampa. Building on the energy from last year’s one-day symposium, we will analyze several west coast Florida campus master plans, then get the pulse from a panel of leaders from major Florida institutions of higher education, including: University of Florida (UF), University of Central Florida (UCF), and University of South Florida (USF). To add to the energy of these dynamic leaders, we have reached out to a group of faculty who will discuss the impact of planning for today’s student and student success from the academic point of view.


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Learning Outcomes:


  1. Identify how an institution can continue to improve the campus environment for its students, faculty, and staff through strategic decisions and with limited funds.
  2. Assess the campus planning and sustainability practices of other selected institutions.
  3. Evaluate the benefits of new high tech teaching environments on the learning process.
  4. Describe how evolving pedagogy and student success affects teaching and learning environments.
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SCUP Member News

Glenn Carels, architect at LPA, Inc. in Irvine, CA, has been named a 2013 American Institute of Architects Fellow. (02/2013)

Russell Davidson, president of KD&G Architects in Mount Kisco, NY, has been named a 2013 American Institute of Architects Fellow.

Jennifer Devlin-Herbert, principal at EHDD Architecture in San Francisco, CA, has been named a 2013 American Institute of Architects Fellow. (02/2013)

Turan Duda, partner at Duda/Paine Architects, LLP in Durham, NC, has been named a 2013 American Institute of Architects Fellow. (02/2013)

Gordon Gill, partner at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture in Chicago, IL, has been named a 2013 American Institute of Architects Fellow. (02/2013)

Craig Hamilton, principal at Cannon Design in Los Angeles, CA, has been named a 2013 American Institute of Architects Fellow. (02/2013)

James LaPosta Jr., principal and chief architectural officer at JCJ Architecture in Hartford, CT, has been named a 2013 American Institute of Architects Fellow. (02/2013)

Susan Pruchnicki, principal at Bond Architects, Inc. in Clayton, MO, has been named a 2013 American Institute of Architects Fellow. (02/2013)

Walter Schacht, vice president at Schacht Aslani Architects in Seattle, WA, has been named a 2013 American Institute of Architects Fellow. (02/2013)

George Shaw, partner at LMN Architects in Seattle, WA, has been named a 2013 American Institute of Architects Fellow. (02/2013)

Cynthia Walston, principal at FKP Architects in Houston, TX, has been named a 2013 American Institute of Architects Fellow. (02/2013)

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These SCUP members have all been recently recognized as Fellows of the American Institute of Architectws.

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Mojo Week 6 | Change-Disruption | Learning from Mobile Computing and the Impacts on Campus - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

Mojo Week 6 | Change-Disruption | Learning from Mobile Computing and the Impacts on Campus - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

From wired to wireless, mobile computing is changing how students, faculty, and staff connect with the university and each other. Colin Currie's article "Impact of Mobile Computing: Anticipating the Effects on the Campus" addresses  the latest change and disruption  in higher education caused by smart phones and tablets.

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Currie is CIO at Princeton University.

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Socialstructing Higher Education

What does the future hold for higher education? In this short animated film, we consider one set of possibilities based on current signals and trends.
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What could being an architecture student look like in 2020?

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Does Student Affairs Need a Technology MOOC? #saMOOC | Inside Higher Ed

Does Student Affairs Need a Technology MOOC? #saMOOC | Inside Higher Ed | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"Does your student affairs / higher education graduate program have a technology class? Have you ever hoped for a student affairs technology book? Maybe it's time to look at something outside of our usual wheelhouse. What am I talking about? Well, last October, I tweeted out a question about whether or not we should look at creating a Student Affairs Technology MOOC."

 

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Perhaps we should call ours a pMOOC?

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