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Snapshot: The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 2012 | U.S. Green Building Council

Snapshot: The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 2012 | U.S. Green Building Council | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Worth checking out: Snapshot: The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in 2012 on www.usgbc.org
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A nice annual summary of USGBC and the green building industry in 2012.

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Report: Career and Technical Education | Five Ways That Pay

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From Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce. The authors describe the paper this way:


A four-year degree is the surest path to a middle class job, but what about jobs for workers in the middle? In a new report, we find that there are 29 million jobs that pay middle-class wages and don't require a four-year degree. We also explore in major detail the five essential Career and Technical Education pathways that lead to these jobs: employer-based training, industry-based certifications, apprenticeships, postsecondary certificates, and associate's degrees. 

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The Best Green Ideas of 2012

The Best Green Ideas of 2012 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Best provocative new book: The Space Between. This one was a very tough call, given The Walkable City, Jeff Speck’s definitive work on how to shape cities that put people, not cars, first, and Chuck Marohn’s burning fiscal indictment of sprawl, Thoughts on Building Strong Towns.  But my nod goes to Eric Jacobsen’s Christian case for cities, The Space Between, because of its freshness.

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A good read. Timely.

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The Future of Learning: 12 Views on Emerging Trends in Higher Education - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

In 2010 William G.Flynn and Jeff Vredevoogd wrote “The Future of Learning: 12 Views on Emerging Trends in Higher Education” for Planning for Higher Education.…...
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What changes have you seen in the past two years, or coming at us this year?

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, December 27, 2012 12:55 PM

This article is one of the five most read Planning articles in the past two years. We think that we've seen Trend 4 accelerate: "4. Colleges and universities will be expected to deliver more education in less space—to increase their learning per square foot."


What changes in these trends have you seen in the last 2 years?

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Being Open to Tension by Design

Being Open to Tension by Design | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Sannier is a radical visionary. In the flow that was EDUCAUSE, there aren't many in the crowd who can inspire, educate, and elevate at the rate that Sannier can. He might not get to where he wants to go, but at least he's willing to give it a shot. Having backing from Pearson can't hurt. It's like Sannier is head of a secret/not-secret skunkworks. Is there tension between the OpenClass idealism and the rest of Pearson proper? Maybe. However, I think it's a good tension. Differences in thinking and doing are healthy for a company like Pearson. However, it's time to up the ante. Sannier has a solid vision for how he wants to scale and grow the academic side of higher education, but what about Student Affairs? Where do we fit in the mix of scale and big ideas? When Sannier and Pearson decide to partner with, and possibly leverage, their Student Affairs connections, then, students will have a complete package for learning and engagement.

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Eric Stoller writing about a conversation with Adrian Sannier, SVP of Product for Pearson Education, head of its OpenClass LMS, while at the recent EDUCAUSE conference.

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Resolving to Look Inward in 2013: Suggested Resolutions for Higher Education

Resolving to Look Inward in 2013: Suggested Resolutions for Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

I do have a few suggestions for institutions of higher education -- individual ones, but in many ways, higher education institutions in the aggregate. Some apply particularly for research universities (and therefore the AAU), others to higher education institutions of all kinds. They are in that sense general and directional, and all are largely related to the first:


  • We resolve to spend more time looking inward examining our culture and clarifying as organizations what we stand for and what kind of place we want to be -- and what we are not and do not want to be. We resolve to communicate, and defend, that to others. We will regain our independence and our voice.
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We think that examining and better understanding the culture is essential,

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"There's nothing wrong with cautious leadership in higher education" - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

This Inside Higher Ed essay was written by SCUPer Terry Brown, who is interim senior special assistant for academic and student affairs in the University of Wi…
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It is true that we are faced with an existential choice: adapt or die. But if in adapting we lose who we are, we have not survived. I encourage campus leaders to put down their Harvard Business Review and go see Spielberg’s "Lincoln," whose example of leadership in the midst of great social turmoil has more relevance to the context of American higher education which was itself founded on "a faith in slow, deliberate, incremental transformation."

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Riddle

Case Study

Designing informal learning spaces using student perspectives
Matthew Riddle, LaTrobe University, Australia
Kay Souter, LaTrobe University, Australia

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This article describes the design of informal learning spaces at an Australian university that support students in the generation of knowledge. Recent learning space design projects at La Trobe have been informed by a number of pre-existing projects, including a small research project on student use of technologies, a national project on learning space design, and a significant curriculum renewal process at the university. It demonstrates the ways in which evidence based on student perspectives and principles developed through applied research in teaching and learning can inform real world learning space design projects in a higher education context.

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Take Two Hours of Pine Forest and Call Me in the Morning

Take Two Hours of Pine Forest and Call Me in the Morning | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
These days, screen-addicted Americans are more stressed out and distracted than ever. And nope, there’s no app for that. But there is a radically simple remedy: get outside.
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More research, this time from Japan, about walks in the woords being better for you than those in the city. Perhaps evidence of one direction college campuses might take in the future?

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Very nice---http://www.inzenium.com/
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2013 Research & Planning Conference | The RP Group

Each year, the RP Conference convenes institutional researchers and planners in community colleges across California to exchange local approaches to common issues, learn about the latest developments in the field and strengthen relationships within our community. It is a hands-on conference of your peers and by your peers expanding your research and planning toolkit to help you support your institution's capacity for evidence-based decision-making and inquiry. 


This two-day conference will take place in April 2013 and the exact dates and venue information will be released shortly.

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There is currrently a Call for Proposals open. The RP Group has a nifty set of online rsources and tools for planning. 

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PLACE MAKING: Strategic Identity + Creation | March 24–27, Auraria Higher Education Center, Denver

PLACE MAKING:  Strategic Identity + Creation | March 24–27, Auraria Higher Education Center, Denver | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

What kind of place should a campus be? Does it need to be physical? Can it be virtual? What planning ensures the success of a campus? How is place created? Why is place making in higher education important? How does the concept of place transform over time? How do you engage with a place before and after you spend time there? What’s the future of place making? Is it a deliberate process or is it accidental? What kind of investment should be put into place making? How does place interact with learning? Does society influence place or does place influence society? How does a changing demographic affect place? What makes a good place?  

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Registration is open. Scholarship are available. Deadline for scholarships is January 14.


Step I is available in conjunction with this event. Scholarships are available.

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Catching Up to LEED Buildings | UT Austin, February 19

Catching Up to LEED Buildings | UT Austin, February 19 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Many universities set out to design, build, and operate their buildings more sustainably. What challenges and opportunities are they running into? Come learn more about Campus Sustainability Policies, Energy Modeling, “Greening” Design and Construction Contracts, and Operating and Maintaining Green Buildings after completion. Following the panel dialogs, we will tour the LEED Gold Certified Student Activity Center, where the conference is being held.

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This is a SCUP Southern Regional Symposium on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Attendance at regional SCUP events like this one has been exploding over the past several years. 

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The Future of Learning: 12 Views on Emerging Trends in Higher Education - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

In 2010 William G.Flynn and Jeff Vredevoogd wrote “The Future of Learning: 12 Views on Emerging Trends in Higher Education” for Planning for Higher Education.…...
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

This article is one of the five most read Planning articles in the past two years. We think that we've seen Trend 4 accelerate: "4. Colleges and universities will be expected to deliver more education in less space—to increase their learning per square foot."


What changes in these trends have you seen in the last 2 years?

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 2, 2013 10:24 AM

What changes have you seen in the past two years, or coming at us this year?

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Holiday Break Tests the Spirits of Freshmen and Their Parents

Holiday Break Tests the Spirits of Freshmen and Their Parents | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
The first vacation from college is a time for learning and readjustment.
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The holidays are past, but this quick read has more than a few insights into our students that are relevant when they come back on campus.

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Interdisciplinary Collaboration on Campus: Five Questions

Interdisciplinary Collaboration on Campus: Five Questions | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

In recent decades, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes for Health (NIH), and the National Academies (2004) have all called for more interdisciplinary scholarship to respond to compelling global problems (Klein, 2010; Rhoten & Pfirman, 2007). Moreover, many campus administrators see interdisciplinary collaboration, particularly in teaching and research, as a strategy for capitalizing on scarce resources and procuring more in the future.


So the siren's song of interdisciplinarity is difficult for many colleges and universities to resist. At the same time, the literature on interdisciplinary collaboration warns of the many challenges that

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A valuable read for planners. The five questions are these:


  • Do You Have Enough Time?
  • Do You Have the Right People?
  • Do You Have the Right Departments?
  • Do You Have the Right Policies?
  • Do You Have Sufficient Resources?


There are practical implications. And, does this resonate with you?


I see two types of people come out of graduate school: People who are so imbued with their disciplinary perspective that they're purists in a way that they'll give up as they go along, but also some people who are more open to looking at things in multiple ways. Those people have to worry about job security and they don't have very much clout in the system. So the very people who might be able to create change are disadvantaged in being able to produce that change.

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The Perfect Storm for Universities

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Even if universities may look well on the surface there is an increasing (and justified) concern that all will change soon. New data and analysis increase the anxiety that the current monopoly of h...
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Interesting perspective:


Michael Sandel, professor of Government at Harvard University and one of the best known intellectuals around the world recently noted:


The most fateful change that unfolded in the last three decades was not an increase in greed. It was the expansion of markets, and of market values, into spheres of life where they don’t belong.”


Universities are set to learn that this is not only true, but see the serious consequences of ignoring implications of this on their sustainability.

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PLACE MAKING: Strategic Identity + Creation | March 24–27, Auraria Higher Education Center, Denver

PLACE MAKING:  Strategic Identity + Creation | March 24–27, Auraria Higher Education Center, Denver | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

What kind of place should a campus be? Does it need to be physical? Can it be virtual? What planning ensures the success of a campus? How is place created? Why is place making in higher education important? How does the concept of place transform over time? How do you engage with a place before and after you spend time there? What’s the future of place making? Is it a deliberate process or is it accidental? What kind of investment should be put into place making? How does place interact with learning? Does society influence place or does place influence society? How does a changing demographic affect place? What makes a good place?  

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, December 28, 2012 4:56 PM

Registration is open. Scholarship are available. Deadline for scholarships is January 14.


Step I is available in conjunction with this event. Scholarships are available.

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Barriers to Entry

Higher education needs to experiment with various institutional structures if it wants to thrive in the next few decades.  In practical terms, that means finding ways to make it easier for new actors to hang out shingles.  As long as most of higher ed consists of “mature” institutions, the sector as a whole will behave accordingly.  It’s more difficult -- possible, yes, but much harder -- for an institution with decades of obligations to make significant changes than it is for a newcomer.  If we want a badly-needed infusion of new ideas, energy, and approaches, we need a host of new institutions with the ability to try new things.  

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This is in the context of this:


My fellow IHE blogger, Lee Skallerup Bessette, got a bit of a discussion going on Twitter over the break when she posted a real estate listing for an abandoned college campus.  In the context of adjunct activism, she proposed pulling people together to buy the campus and start their own college.

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The Timeless Strategic Value of Unrealistic Goals - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

The Timeless Strategic Value of Unrealistic Goals - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
The Timeless Strategic Value of Unrealistic Goals  
Strategic intent takes the long view: the act of such intent is to operate from the future backward, disreg…
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This was the most popular tweet of 2012 from SCUP's @Plan4HigherEd twitter stream.

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5 Great Ways for Students to Collaborate on Twitter

5 Great Ways for Students to Collaborate on Twitter | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Twitter is a brilliant resource for student collaboration. Here are 5 great ways for students to collaborate using social network.
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And, some of these tips are not just for students. They work well for professionals who are using online resources for career learning. For example, the following use of hashtags is something we've been encouraging in our Mojo. We're using the hashtag #ChangeMojo from January–March and we used #CampusMojo last quarter. (And it is still a useful hashtag to use for relevant resources.)


1. Collaborate on Projects Using Hashtags

A group of students can use Twitter for research on a particular topic and start their own hashtag to quickly and collaboratively save all their findings into one common stream. By adding the hashtag to each relevant tweet they find they will each individually be able to search for it and see the results collected by other members of the team or class, regardless of whether they are in the same location. A great homework assignment would be to ask students to research a particular topic on Twitter, marking relevant tweets with a hashtag in this way and then looking at the stream together and analysing their results in class the next day.

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Preparing For The World Of 2030 : NPR

Preparing For The World Of 2030 : NPR | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
A report by the National Intelligence Council projects that in 2030 the U.S. influence in global affairs will decrease, China will continue to rise as a global power, and a global middle class will grow significantly.
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Are you ready to MOOC? A conversation with George Siemens

Are you ready to MOOC? A conversation with George Siemens | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

18:29 – A lot of the burden is on the learner. Are learners ready? (See also Preparing Adults for Lifelong Learning.) How well prepared is the average adult to filter the massive flow of information?


19:30 – Human beings are naturally “meaning makers.” George cites Pirolli on information foraging. We categorize, we connect.  That’s not new. But now the flow of information is at a pace that we can’t cognitively handle anymore – and probably haven’t been able to for a century or more. Past methods simply don’t work.

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A worthwhile podcast, with an abbreviated transcript.

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Kate Maclean's curator insight, December 30, 2012 6:31 AM

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ntly taken part in a CLD miniMooc, hosted by Aberdeen University. I am very excited by the potential of this learning tool, especially as I work in a widely-scattered geographic area (the Highlands of Scotland). I believe the developer (Ramone Bisawi) was going to send me a 'how to set up a Mooc' factsheet, as I have colleagues in tourism and equalities who are interested. keep up the good work!

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Not Just at The University of California | Change Over College Rebranding Causes Protests

Not Just at The University of California | Change Over College Rebranding Causes Protests | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
College students, who have often protested over cafeteria food, dorm life and tuition increases, have begun to object to collegiate marketing campaigns.
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University brands have to look fresh and new, not only to impress prospective donors but also so they can translate well on the multiple platforms their logos will live on — including mobile phones, Web sites and tablets, Mr. Simon said. “The old standard used to be for a designer, ‘Does it fax?’ ” Mr. Simon said. “Now it’s, ‘Does it work as a Twitter icon?’“

Elizabeth Scarborough, chief executive of SimpsonScarborough, an ad and marketing agency that works with colleges and universities, said, “A lot of schools are taking a much more corporate approach.” Referring to chief marketing officers, she said “a C.M.O. didn’t even exist on most campuses 10 years ago.”

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Emerging Forces in Campus Planning | March 7, U of South Florida

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

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 be analyzing two Florida west coast campus master plans and 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), University of South Florida (USF), and Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU).


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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SCUP Planning Institute Step I

SCUP Planning Institute Step I | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

What is a Step I class like? Very interactive! 

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Register Online

Registration deadline is January 16, 2013


Next Step I Workshop:

Special Note! This is both Step I & II


January 30–Feb 1, 2013
Fresno, CA


Hosted by State Center Community College District

Note: Registration is managed by the hosting institution.


Register Online

Registration deadline is January 16, 2013

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