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As Elite Colleges Invite the World Online, Questions Remain on Their Business Plans - Planning News & Resources

As Elite Colleges Invite the World Online, Questions Remain on Their Business Plans - Planning News & Resources | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"They're exciting. Yes. But we, also, have wondered what the business plan is."

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New Policy Brief, "A Case for Fair Use: The Georgia State Decision"

A new EDUCAUSE Policy brief from Policy Specialist Joan Cheverie summarizes the long-awaited opinion released May 11, 2012 in the Georgia State University e-reserves copyright infringement case, and provides analysis of what this means for higher ed.


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Revenge of the Underpaid Professors - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Revenge of the Underpaid Professors - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

So, now good profs can "go rogue!"


"Today the cost of storing, processing, and moving digital information is indistinguishable from zero. People walk around with networked supercomputers in their pockets. Broadband is everywhere, or getting there soon. Meanwhile, a lot of smart people have spent the past decade and a half experimenting with and improving upon the principles of online-course design.


This means that, today, a supremely talented and criminally underpaid college teacher doesn't need to rely on a large, exploitative organization in order to reach students. All she needs is a company like Udemy, which provides course-building tools, free, along with an online marketplace where courses can be sold (or given away) to students. The teachers can charge whatever they like, and they keep 70 percent of revenues along with 100 percent of intellectual-property rights to the course."

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Keith Hampson Interviews William Lawton, Director at The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education

Keith Hampson Interviews William Lawton, Director at The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Interesting interview:


"KH: Your most recent report, and the subject of an upcoming conference, is international branch campuses (IBCs). What are the factors driving the growth of IBC's?


WL: The main drivers identified in our 2009 were: access to a portion of the international student market that do not wish to or cannot afford to study abroad, the revenues associated with that new market, prestige: visibility as an international institution with global ambitions, opportunities for student and staff mobility between campuses, international teaching experience for academic staff, ability for academic staff to maintain research output while working abroad, increased knowledge and understanding of other cultures on the home campus opportunities to develop new curricula, access to local institutions, including government and industry, a competitive edge in the international higher education market. To these we can add what might be a deciding factor in many cases: financial support from the host government. There are governments, notably in east and southeast Asia, that see IBCs as an integral part of their ‘regional education hub’ aspirations."

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International Consortia of Universities and the Mission/Activities Question | Inside Higher Ed

International Consortia of Universities and the Mission/Activities Question | Inside Higher Ed | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

If this topic interests you at all, this is a must-read. You'll learn more about internatioinal consortia than you could imagine. This is a really good core source document.


"To facilitate further discussions about the mission/activities question, I have pasted in (see below) the missions of the international consortia, networks, and associations that I know of. I've listed this information in reverse chronological order, in part to see what the newest consortia, networks and associations have decided to focus upon. If you know of any others that I have missed, please email me and I'll add them here. Please keep it in mind, though, that some of these missions are evolving as I write, and the websites I link to are variable in quality and how up-to-date they are."

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4 more trends in higher-education facilities | Building Design + Construction

4 more trends in higher-education facilities | Building Design + Construction | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

In February, we opened our 2012 series on design and construction trends in university buildings with a report on “fusion facilities”.

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2012 #SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture – General Design, Honor Award goes to the University of Chicago for Midway Crossings | Planning News & Resources

2012 #SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture – General Design, Honor Award goes to the University of Chicago for Midway Crossings | Planning News & Resources | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

2012 #SCUP Excellence in Landscape Architecture – General Design, Honor Award goes to the University of Chicago for Midway Crossings with BauerLatoza Studio; also James Carpenter Design Associates; Schuler Shook; Matrix Engineering Corporation...

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Lessons for 20th-Century Living: You Need to Know How to Place a Phone Call | Planning News & Resources

Lessons for 20th-Century Living: You Need to Know How to Place a Phone Call | Planning News & Resources | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"It may be hard to believe now, but in the 1920s people had to learn how to dial, much like we once learned how to text ... ." How many of us look at digital reading and feeling like this?

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Debt: Not just for undergrads

Debt: Not just for undergrads | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

These days, a law degree comes with $150,000 of debt -- and no guarantee of a job after graduation...


Sometimes perception is reality, and this is a growing perception.

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Amazon.com: Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room (9780465021420): David Weinberger: Books

Amazon.com: Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room (9780465021420): David Weinberger: Books | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Amazon.com: Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That the Facts Aren't the Facts, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room Is the Room (9780465021420): David Weinberger: Books...


Sounds good. Anyone read it?

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The Fallacy of Information Overload - Brian Solis

The Fallacy of Information Overload - Brian Solis | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Solis has a rewarding frame within which to look the pros and cons of "information overload"from both a personal and a planing professional view: "We are the engineers of the mdeia levees that presently overflow."


"Social media has gifted us a new democracy. And with it, the ability to connect to people around the world and create, share, and devour knowledge, entrainment, and irrelevant information at will. It’s as intimidating as it is beautiful. We have passed the Attention Rubicon and there is no turning back. The towers of social media will not come crumbling down upon the foundation of a former reality when we or the generations before us led a much simpler life. The key for us now is forged in self-control or some form of aspirational governance that focuses our connects and interactions.


Indeed, there is a very real human cost of social connectivity. But, the symptoms of information overload are only a reflection of our inability or lack of desire to bring order to our chaos. See, we are the engineers of the media levees that prevent overflow."

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History Flushed: The digital age promised vast libraries, but they remain incomplete

History Flushed: The digital age promised vast libraries, but they remain incomplete | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

IN 1086 William the Conqueror completed a comprehensive survey of England and Wales.


The digital age promised vast libraries, but they remain incomplete. From The Economist.

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Grazing: Steve Ehrmann: Dysfunctional Illusions of Rigor

Grazing: Steve Ehrmann: Dysfunctional Illusions of Rigor | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Very brief read that is useful for clarifying "rigor."


"'Rigor' is a term I've heard used frequently in conversations about college courses, but rarely (until now) defined. Nelson's book chapter, adapted in Tomorrow's Professor 1058 and 1059, explains the problems inherent in each of those illusions, and suggests a way of defining rigor that is more likely to educate students than to repel or reject them. (For example, he discovered that giving every exam twice and allowing students to use the better of the two grades actually improved student learning because most of them studied twice for each exam.) Although the extensive data he cites come mainly from science and mathematics education research in colleges, most of his argument applies equally well to other fields."

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Nebraska project aims to revive depopulating rural areas | Inside Higher Ed | Planning News & Resources

Nebraska project aims to revive depopulating rural areas | Inside Higher Ed | Planning News & Resources | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"A new role for land grant institutions? "As modern economics continue to encroach on the family farm and as jobs move to cities, people – especially young people – are fleeing rural America."

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Master Planning to Solve the Puzzle of Residential Life | College Planning & Management

This author, Julia Nugent of HMFH Architects, is a SCUP member:


"A residential master plan also informs overall campus planning because it addresses such a significant portion of an institution’s buildings. It allows a more thoughtful approach to campus projects, so that a new science facility is not competing with a first-year community for university funds, building sites, and attention. And finally, an effective plan supports programmatic decision-making on campus, allowing leaders to look at their institution as a whole and focus on areas that need attention. If, for example, a university concludes that it must offer a first-year experience that bridges the transition from home to campus life, then it may need to reconsider placing freshman in three residence towers near the athletic complex because smaller housing communities are reserved for juniors and seniors. Here, the residential master plan would help by articulating the current system, how existing facilities could be used differently, and what new construction might be integrated into the campus fabric to achieve these goals.

It can be easy to be lulled by the expediency of repairing buildings each summer as issues come up, when the overall condition of residential facilities should be considered. Replacing bathroom fixtures in Residence X because it will reduce water consumption is good, but in a residential master plan, university leaders can see how Residence X fits into the entire campus and whether Residence X, new bathrooms or not, meets student needs and the overall residence life program."

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Autonomous Vehicles and the Parking Bubble: No More Parking Lot Construction?

Autonomous Vehicles and the Parking Bubble: No More Parking Lot Construction? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"[R]ight now depending on how you count we have somewhere between three and eight parking spaces per car. If the cars don't need to sit idly waiting for you until you want to leave (imagine a world of cheap, ubiquitous taxis) that number is going to become totally ridiculous. After exploding for about 60 years, the torrent of parking construction is going to halt very suddenly and then start shifting into reverse."

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As Elite Colleges Invite the World Online, Questions Remain on Their Business Plans - Next - The Chronicle of Higher Education

They're exciting. Yes. But we, also, have wondered what the business plan is. The Chronicle editor Jeff Selingo muses:


"With some real dollars at stake, do these elite universities know something about the future of higher education that the rest of us don’t? Or with their billions in endowments, do they have the luxury of throwing money at ideas, to see which ones stick? Or are they simply altruistic, and want to provide free education to the world?


From where I sit, it doesn’t seem like any of these universities have a business plan for these massive open online courses or MOOC’s, as they are known. In recent weeks, at various gatherings, I’ve heard plenty of ideas for a business model, although I’m not sure all of them are viable. They could eventually follow the iTunes model and sell access to a course for $1.99. That starts adding up to real money if you get 100,000+ people to sign up. Depending on the course subject, they could sell access to corporate recruiters. That’s essentially what Sebastian Thrun did last fall, when he sent the résumés of his best students from his Stanford MOOC to Google and other Silicon Valley companies.


Perhaps the best idea I’ve heard so far is that the universities could use these courses as an alternative admissions system."

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Nebraska project aims to revive depopulating rural areas | Inside Higher Ed

A new role for land grant institutions?


"As modern economics continue to encroach on the family farm and as jobs move to cities, people – especially young people – are fleeing rural America. The problem isn’t new and isn’t unique to this corner of southeast Nebraska. But after years of false starts and failed efforts to reverse depopulation, University of Nebraska researchers believe they’re building an infrastructure that will help revitalize rural parts of their state that, in many cases, have been shedding residents for half a century or more.


The project makes sense in both the abstract and the concrete. As a land-grant university, the university’s flagship campus in Lincoln is charged with working in rural communities and training the state’s agricultural workers. Speaking more practically, fewer and fewer students are graduating from Nebraska high schools each year, making it harder for college recruiters to fill their entering classes with in-state students. State appropriations to the university are also lagging.


A booming rural Nebraska, the theory goes, could bring a replenished tax base and more in-state applicants."

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How Tech Is Changing College Life [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Tech Is Changing College Life [INFOGRAPHIC] | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

How central is technology to modern college life? This infographic breaks it down.

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AASHE is SCUP's K.C. Parsons Founders’ Award for Distinguished Achievement in Higher Education Planning | Planning News & Resources

AASHE is SCUP's K.C. Parsons Founders’ Award for Distinguished Achievement in Higher Education Planning | Planning News & Resources | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has been named recipient of the SCUP 2012 K.C. Parsons Founders’ Award for Distinguished Achievement in Higher Education Planning.

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Major Trends in University Residence Halls | Building Design + Construction | Planning News & Resources

Major Trends in University Residence Halls | Building Design + Construction | Planning News & Resources | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Building Teams invested in programming, designing, and constructing collegiate residential facilities would do well to consider several trends that are influencing activities in this sector: • Alternative financing – Many universities are taking a...

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Projects for Student Affairs That Pay for Themselves | SCUP 2012 Southern One-Day Symposium May 16

Projects for Student Affairs That Pay for Themselves | SCUP 2012 Southern One-Day Symposium May 16 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

This image of the opening session is shared by SCUP board member Ken Higa.

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Amazon.com: The End of Business As Usual: Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution (9781118077559): Brian Solis: Books

Amazon.com: The End of Business As Usual: Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution (9781118077559): Brian Solis: Books | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Amazon.com: The End of Business As Usual: Rewire the Way You Work to Succeed in the Consumer Revolution (9781118077559): Brian Solis: Books...

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The For-Profit Postsecondary School Sector: Nimble Critters or Agile Predators?

The For-Profit Postsecondary School Sector: Nimble Critters or Agile Predators?
David J. Deming, Claudia Goldin, Lawrence F. Katz
NBER Working Paper No. 17710
Issued in December 2011
NBER Program(s): CH ED LS

"Private for-profit institutions have been the fastest growing part of the U.S. higher education sector. For-profit enrollment increased from 0.2 percent to 9.1 percent of total enrollment in degree-granting schools from 1970 to 2009, and for-profit institutions account for the majority of enrollments in non-degree granting postsecondary schools. We describe the schools, students, and programs in the for-profit higher education sector, its phenomenal recent growth, and its relationship to the federal and state governments. Using the 2004 to 2009 Beginning Postsecondary Students (BPS) longitudinal survey we assess outcomes of a recent cohort of first-time undergraduates who attended for-profits relative to comparable students who attended community colleges or other public or private non-profit institutions. We find that relative to these other institutions, for-profits educate a larger fraction of minority, disadvantaged, and older students, and they have greater success at retaining students in their first year and getting them to complete short programs at the certificate and associate degree levels. But we also find that for-profit students end up with higher unemployment and “idleness” rates and lower earnings six years after entering programs than do comparable students from other schools, and that they have far greater student debt burdens and default rates on their student loans.

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Response to the Challenge | University Business Magazine

Response to the Challenge | University Business Magazine | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Roy Flores, chancellor of Pima County Community Colleges on preserving the institution and achieving its mission despite the new economic "normal."


"Underlying the cuts seems to be a shift in culture, a change in the tenor of the public conversation regarding higher learning. Of course, some of the talk is mere political theater, such as characterizing as “snobs” those who think everyone could benefit from some postsecondary education. But the trend seems to be that education is fair game when attempting to advance political agendas for short-term, tactical gain.


Now, I am not so naïve or nostalgic to believe that the good old days were free of hard dealing in education. But underneath the Realpolitik was a core belief that having people attending college is a public good. In statehouses, in some quarters of the nation’s capital and elsewhere, that fundamental proposition is being assailed."

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