SCUP Links
Follow
Find
94.9K views | +674 today
SCUP Links
Members of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) scan higher education, inside and out, and present this curated collection of links, articles, and resources.
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

What is your campus doing for veterans? - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities recently completed a 2012 re-do of a survey first conducted in 2008. They survey found an increase in veteran support services.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Tenth Annual Campus Sustainability Day - SCUP New England Regional Video Panel at 1 pm today

Tenth Annual Campus Sustainability Day - SCUP New England Regional Video Panel at 1 pm today | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Campus Sustainability Day Events Tuesday at 1 pm, regionally-focused SCUP North Atlantic area local Campus Sustainability Day webcast, led by Rick Martin of Syracuse University

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

How Urban Parks (Campuses) Enhance Your Brain: Importance of Open Space

How Urban Parks (Campuses) Enhance Your Brain: Importance of Open Space | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
A break from the bustle of the city can do your mind good, recent research shows.


Interesting research at the University of Michigan demonstrates better memory retention from talking a walk to clear one's head; and much better retention from talking a walk in a park.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

The Triple Helix Framework for Regional Development & Strategic Doing

The Triple Helix Framework for Regional Development & Strategic Doing | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The Indiana University Kokomo Regional Transformation Initiative is needed, according to IU Kokomo's chanceller Michael Harris, because "In light of the many economic challenges, it is our mission and obligation to offer hope, be forward looking, optimistic and work toward a future in abundance. A necessary condition is that higher education must embrace a leadership role in regional transformation. 


While finding out more about the triple helix (institutions, governments, businesses) initiative—for which IUK received a 2012 University Economic Development Association Award of Excellence in Leadership and Collaboration—we discovered the Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD).


The PCRD is about "strategic doing"—which is a response to the question, "[H]ow do we think and act strategically in open, loosely joined networks?" If your institution is taking a look a leading a regional planning initiative, we're sure this will be one of your resources.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Lane Community College’s Student Success Leadership Team: A Hybrid Organizational Mechanism for Implementing Ambitious Strategic Directions

Lane Community College has a reputation for innovation, so it's not surprising to find it as the subject of this League for Innovation Leadership Abstract by Sonya Christian, executive vice president and chief academic officer, Lane Community College, explaining the integrated nature of Lane's SSLT. She begins, " Extending the learning college paradigm to its own organizational structure, Lane’s SSLT operates like an air traffic control center, tracking the development of related initiatives, grants, and projects whose purpose is to move the dial on student achievement. Part research collective, part leadership team, part communications hub, and part collaborative change agent, SSLT has supported a widespread cultural shift at the college with student success at the center."


"As communications hub and means for dissemination of research and innovation, the hybrid structure of SSLT has been very effective. In addition, a tone of respect and common purpose has developed among members who have come to know the value of each other’s work in a deeper way. SSLT has become what Parker Palmer called a “subject centered” educational space, where members’ contributions can be recognized, where collective conversations help solve problems, and where redesign efforts lead to new interventions."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

'The only really necessary people in the education process now are the professor and the student.' - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

'The only really necessary people in the education process now are the professor and the student.' - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
In addition to managing SCUP's Mojo, we're also taking another MOOC, The Current/Future State of Higher Education 2012 (CFSHE12). It's being managed by the fellow who made the short MOOC video that we hope you have already watched, George Siemens. The quote above is from Jeffrey Selingo, of The Chronicle of Higher Education, quoted by a graduate student from a lecture by Selingo. The graduate student, Scott Studham, is also taking the #CFHE12 MOOC, and is posting his notes for others in the MOOC to see. The slide at the right, and the following lists, are also from those notes.

Most at risk in coming disruption:  
    Commodity courses
    The bundled one-size-fits-all experience
    The credential.
 
The least at risk in coming disruption:  
   Maturing students, 
   Research,  
   Student Professor relationship.
We plan to mine the CFHE12 MOOC for relevant content to share with SCUPers during our Change-Disruption Mojo in January–March 2013.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Emery Community Arts Center | SCUP Award-Winning Community Space - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

Emery Community Arts Center | SCUP Award-Winning Community Space - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The University of Maine at Farmington received a 2012 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for a New Building, Merit Award for its Emery Community Arts Center.


What do you think about this space in relation to the ACUI Summit's report, and the Utah experiential building article? (Those articles are available here, but only until Friday for non-SCUP members.)



In addition to creating community between the campus and its surroundings, the interior is designed to accommodate many informal interactions.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Building Communities of Practice in Higher Ed - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

Building Communities of Practice in Higher Ed - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

In her post titled Building Communities of Practice in Higher Ed she describes a visit to UNT by Milton Cox of Miami University, who "shared suggestions on how to 'mind the gap(s)' in higher education and consider the broken spaces between our current disciplines, departments and silos on campus."


It's a very interesting perspective on practical, cross-silo connection for campus students, faculty, and staff who need to work together. Here are some suggestions she gathered about setting up Faculty Learning Committees:

  • size: 8-12 faculty, professionals, Administrators, TAs, students
  • voluntary membership by application
  • Affiliate patterns: consultants, mentors, student associates
  • multidisciplinary and from different departments
  • encourage participant curiosity
  • allow for richness of innovations
  • permitted relief from dysfunctional units
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Making emeritus status more valuable could be a good thing for institutions. Here’s why and, possibly, how. - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

This Change magazine article reports on a study of emeritus and retired-faculty organizations (RFOs). “[T]raditional academic structures and career patterns are proving inadequate and are rapidly changing. In this context of reassessment, we thought it was time to look closely at emeritus status and recent initiatives to enhance this phase of the academic career.”

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Announcement: Awarding of the 2012 M. Perry Chapman Prize - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

Announcement: Awarding of the 2012 M. Perry Chapman Prize - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
The successful proposal was entitled: “Research on Learning Space Design: Present State, Future Directions.”


The research team for the proposal is led by Susan Painter, director, Research Studio, AC Martin of Los Angeles. The team also includes Jill Morelli, University of Washington School of Medicine; Janice Fournier, University of Washington; Susan Whitmer, Herman Miller; and Joseph Cevetello, University of Southern California.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Communication and Culture in Community Experience Design - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

Communication and Culture in Community Experience Design - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

For creating community this week through experience design, the MOOC creators bridge from space change to their civic mission. When Terry Calhoun yesterday quoted a friend describing our MOJO communications as building a bridge while crossing it, I felt not only the sense of the risky experience but also the efficiency and excitement of real-time design in collaboration. The readings this week anchor participatory design in real experiences and incredibly thoughtful process. They also make me want to follow the threads further back and further forward.


More.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Designing for Creativity | Metropolis Magazine

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

"Jonah Lehrer’s new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works, is not a design book, but it does have important implications for workplace designers. In his best-selling look at the science of creativity, the author talks to the likes of Milton Glaser and Harry West (the CEO of Continuum), studies the songwriting process of Bob Dylan, and visits Pixar Animation Studios and the 3M campus—all in search of what makes individuals and organizations capable of deep insights, eureka moments, and wild leaps of the imagination. Drawing on his extensive research for the book, Lehrer shared with us his ideas for the ultimate creative workplace."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Community in commercial space, too: Brookfield Office Properties’ Free Arts Programs

Community in commercial space, too: Brookfield Office Properties’ Free Arts Programs | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Nice. Is this convergence?


"By the end of the 150-minute concert some 260 people had come and gone, many of them office workers who discovered the concert by happenstance.


The program, it turned out, was presented not by one of New York’s major classical music organizations but by the building’s landlord, Brookfield Office Properties, a high-end commercial real estate operation that has emerged as a surprisingly significant player in the arts presentation business since 1988, when it established Arts Brookfield, its cultural arm. Arts Brookfield spends about $1 million a year staging free performances and visual arts exhibitions in the public spaces of the office buildings it operates in New York, most notably in the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Polytech Renaissance | The Rise of the Polytechnic University - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

James Martin and James E. Samelson are authors of The Sustainable University (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012). Martin is a professor of English at Mount Ida College (Mass.) and Samels is president and CEO of The Education Alliance.


In this brief piece from University Business magazine, they synopsize the history and future of polytechnicss, using some rising stars to make their point about "the quiet renaissance occurring at institutions where the captains of engineering innovation are educated in the new global economy."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

A CFO's look at planning a shared facility between Rogue Community College and Southern Oregon University

A CFO's look at planning a shared facility between Rogue Community College and Southern Oregon University | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo is a social network...


Based on a shared goal of easing students’ transition between Rogue Community College and Southern Oregon University, the institutions embarked on a jointly owned multimillion-dollar building. A detailed commingling model melds the activities of each institution into a seamless unit.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Cornell Unveiling Plans for Roosevelt Island Tech Center

Cornell Unveiling Plans for Roosevelt Island Tech Center | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

We're watching this with great interest.


"Some of the renderings to be released Monday show a glassy, five-story academic center designed by the architect Thom Mayne. It will have only six classrooms and be filled instead with open spaces and small “huddle rooms” for breakaway discussion, said Ung-joo Scott Lee of Mr. Mayne’s firm, Morphosis Architects.


The building, according to the architects and university officials, will be a “net zero” building, producing as much energy as it consumes. A canopy of photovoltaic cells for solar power undulates over the top, and plans are being considered to have wells harvesting geothermal energy and to work with companies currently experimenting with submerging turbines in the East River to gather energy from the current.

Cornell NYC Tech, as the new campus is to be called, is “the first graduate research institution where someone is trying to design it from the ground up in the information age,” Daniel P. Huttenlocher, its dean, said.        

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

'Technology spending can constantly increase and still not seem like enough.'

"High Tech, High Stakes," is the title of a University Business article by Nancy Gunza, in which she makes the case that business officers should be paying a lot of attention to information technology planning. Along the way, he impliedly makes the case for overall integrated planning. "Every school's strategic plan embraces bold institutional and transformational goals that can be achieved only by leveraging IT resources. Attracting and retaining students and faculty requires a commitment to maintaining and sometimes leading innovations in educational delivery systems. The business officer needs to be in sync with strategic plans and how they relate to IT functions and priorities in order for the institution to thrive and evolve.


"From designing experimental classrooms for instructional technology to considering what kinds of mobile devices to use for information distribution, institutions continue to press forward with information technology applications. "People often don't realize," wrote Stephens, "that the infrastructure and security issues involved in providing such [things as] mobile services are significant. But that fact doesn't mean the demand will go away or that we can ignore it."


Meanwhile, colleges and universities already have fleets of professionals dedicated to filling technology demands, so why should a chief business officer focus specifically on IT? The typical answer is simple: Information technology is central to the institution's strategic vision, compliance issues, financial reporting, and internal controls. But, when you consider the fact that EDUCAUSE reported in its October 2011 Core Data Service Report that median central IT spending per institutional FTE ranged from $562 in associate's institutions to $2,051 in private doctoral institutions, it's clear that technology already has a front-row seat at the strategy table.


What's more, access to the latest technology has become a critical factor in the educational experience for students."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Re-thinking Revenue: As state appropriations continue to erode, public universities are re-envisioning their revenue streams

One of our favorite higher education writers, Stephen G. Pelletier, takes on a big-picture look at the evolution of institutional revenue streams (PDF). He's writing in Public Policy, the magazine of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU).


"One university bought a conference resort. Another is building biomass facilities that generate energy. Yet another might expand its renowned food service operation to also serve other institutions.

Three different institutions, three quite different activities. Look beyond the differences, though, and several common themes emerge. Each activity can generate revenue. Each is fundamentally entrepreneurial. And none is predicated on state funding.

In the greater landscape of public colleges and universities, these three activities may be exceptions that prove a rule. Certainly not every AASCU institution could or should buy a hotel, build a biodigester or franchise its food service. Still, these three examples underscore an emerging principle of the “new normal,” which is that today, every public college and university needs to think anew—and broadly, creatively and entrepreneurially—about how to generate income."
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Better Block | Community, Engagement, Innovation - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

"Dozens of college students, including three vanloads from Kansas State University ... used imagination coupled with elbow grease and donated materials to demonstrate how Grand could look and feel if it was a more urbane street. 

Rolling out stretches of coiled burlap to establish temporary curbs, they narrowed the width of what's now a boring runway for traffic from six lanes to three. The areas recaptured from cars were then decorated with donated potted trees, shrubs and flowers so people could actually feel the experience of wider sidewalks ... and even a temporary bus shelter that was so convincing that buses began stopping there to pick up passengers." (emphasis added)


more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Campus Development News | Buildings & Grounds

Campus Development News | Buildings & Grounds | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Lots of good links this week at Buildings & Grounds:


• Coalition Backs Big Borrowing Measure, 1st in 24 Years, for New Jersey Colleges

• Golfers Jeer U. of Montana for Plans to Build on 9-Hole Course

• St. Leo U. Buys Benedictine Sisters’ Monastery for $3.9-Million

• RU Hungry? Because Rutgers U. May Move Its Food Trucks

The U. of Oregon is preparing to open the $65-million, 103,000-square-foot Lewis Integrative Science Building. The building, connected to others in the university’s science complex, features open labs, offices for faculty members and graduate students, and an atrium with a three-story whiteboard to encourage “cross-pollination,” university officials say. The building is designed to earn LEED platinum certification. (U. of Oregon photo)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

From Technology Review: The Crisis in Higher Education - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

From Technology Review: The Crisis in Higher Education - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A deep look at Tech & Learning from an unusual perspective. This is a substantive paper, well worth reading. The Crisis in Higher Education was written by Nicholas Carr, the author of The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. "


He begins:


"A hundred years ago, higher education seemed on the verge of a technological revolution. The spread of a powerful new communication network—the modern postal system—had made it possible for universities to distribute their lessons beyond the bounds of their campuses. Anyone with a mailbox could enroll in a class."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

James Duderstadt makes the case for research universities and the future of America - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

In the Association of Governing Board’s magazine, Trusteeship, James J. Duderstadt reports on the results of work by the National Academies which resulted in 10 strategic recommendations for ways to strengthen the impact of r.... In the article, he elaborates on each one. Two of them are:


Recommendation 3: The role of business in the research partnership should be strengthened, facilitating the transfer of knowledge, ideas, and technology to society and accelerating “time to innovation” in order to achieve our national goals.


Recommendation 4: Universities must increase cost-effectiveness and productivity in order to provide a greater return on investment for taxpayers, philanthropists, corporations, foundations, and other research sponsors.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Campus Planning: A Holistic Approach - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

Campus Planning: A Holistic Approach - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
After attending SCUP’s 47th Annual Conference in Chicago, I returned to Atlanta inspired and invigorated by the various programs and ideas presented.  I was es…...


"As we all know, businesses have been challenged in recent years to adapt to the changing economy, shifts in worker demographics and technological advances that affect the workplace. These same outside forces are also affecting college campuses, resulting in increased or decreased student enrollment, the need for more, fewer or different types of teaching spaces and a need to integrate more closely with the local community. The master plan has become even more important as the embodiment of a college or university’s strategic vision and values. Not only must it provide a roadmap for physical improvements, it must also act as a marketing tool that justifies proposed improvements to the state or potential donors."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

Project Oasis: The Story of UIC’s Informal Learning Space Program - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

Project Oasis: The Story of UIC’s Informal Learning Space Program - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
We thank the presenters for their permission to share this 2012 SCUP annual conference presentation in SCUP's Mojo.


Project Oasis, University of Illinois at Chicago's (UIC) informal learning space program, transforms underutilized spaces on campus into places where students can gather, interact, and study. Learn how one entrepreneur started the program and how a partnership with the development office and donors helped it mature. A student will share insights on the appeal and importance of the project. This session also will review the attributes used to make each "oasis" similar, yet unique, and how UIC is evaluating these learning spaces.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Scoop.it!

Project Oasis: The Story of UIC’s Informal Learning Space Program - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

Project Oasis: The Story of UIC’s Informal Learning Space Program - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
We thank the presenters for their permission to share this 2012 SCUP annual conference presentation in SCUP's Mojo.


Project Oasis, University of Illinois at Chicago's (UIC) informal learning space program, transforms underutilized spaces on campus into places where students can gather, interact, and study. Learn how one entrepreneur started the program and how a partnership with the development office and donors helped it mature. A student will share insights on the appeal and importance of the project. This session also will review the attributes used to make each "oasis" similar, yet unique, and how UIC is evaluating these learning spaces.

more...
No comment yet.