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Mentoring in a Millennial World

Mentoring in a Millennial World | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Having grown up using social networks and mobile devices to crowdsource information and wisdom, millennials are most likely to seek a broad array of learning relationships to support them at work. They see mentoring as a learning process that occurs across a range of relationships — senior leaders, peers, junior colleagues, clients, and customers.

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Why Clay Shirky Banned Laptops, Tablets and Phones from His Classroom

Why Clay Shirky Banned Laptops, Tablets and Phones from His Classroom | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Lids down. Clay Shirky, leading technologist and recent SCUP-49 plenary, now bans devices during his lectures. After thoughtful consideration of the science behind attention, multi-tasking, and social media, he no longer believes he can or should fight for attention; rather, he sees himself as a partner with students, protecting against distraction.

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A New Age of Reason for Academic Libraries

A New Age of Reason for Academic Libraries | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The academic library community is ready to move beyond collective hand-wringing about its future and recast its identity as an active collaborator across institutional boundaries that empowers individuals and encourages exploration and exchange.

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A Technology-Rich Alternative to Traditional Higher Education

A Technology-Rich Alternative to Traditional Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

According to Arizona State University, the current residential model of higher education is not scalable and does not work for higher education. The answer? Online education—but it needs to be done right.

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Higher Education in India: Vision 2030

Higher Education in India: Vision 2030 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A vision for higher education in India: by 2030, one out of every four graduates in the world will be a product of the Indian higher education system. Achieving this vision will require transformation across all levers of India’s higher education system.

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toddsvec's curator insight, October 12, 5:44 PM

India will focus on the four tools below to get to their goal:


  • Expansion of a differentiated university system with a three-tiered formalized structure
  • Transition to a learner-centered paradigm of education
  • Intensive use of technology
  • Reforms in governance



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How Much of Your Data Would You Trade for a Free Cookie?

How Much of Your Data Would You Trade for a Free Cookie? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

During an arts festival in New York, people willingly divulged personal information—including fingerprints and partial Social Security numbers—for a free cookie. Despite recent security breaches, our society remains lax on keeping data private.

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James Young's comment, October 7, 7:52 AM
great article. thanks for posting!
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Department Awards $75 Million in "First in the World" Grants to 24 Colleges and Universities

Department Awards $75 Million in "First in the World" Grants to 24 Colleges and Universities | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

President Obama's grant competition has three priorities—college access and completion, STEM enrollment and completion, and reduced time to completion. Innovations include: new project-based majors that allow for self-pacing and acceleration and an online experience for adult students that incorporates virtual learning communities and wraparound coaching.

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Google's University Street View Puts a New Spin on Virtual Campus Tours

Google's University Street View Puts a New Spin on Virtual Campus Tours | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Virtual campus tours are becoming more common thanks to Google and sites like CampusTours and YouVisit.

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Exploring the Google Glass UX

After developing apps for Google Glass, user experience (UX) designers have a better idea of Glass's strengths and opportunities—in particular, brief usage scenarios that deliver info relevant to the user's immediate context. The wearable holds great promise for industry and education.

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Managing Competency-Based Learning

Managing Competency-Based Learning | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Southern New Hampshire University is spinning off the custom learning management system it built around competency-based education. The system stresses data, analytics, and relationship management.

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Start Up, Slow Down

Start Up,  Slow Down | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Excellent insight into the blurring line between academic research, the licensing of patentable ideas, and going to market as a start-up. Should entrepreneurial students focus on school and let opportunities pass or risk dropping out while trying to launch a potentially lucrative invention?

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College of Tomorrow - US News

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In their special report "College of Tomorrow," U.S. News & World Report looks at how colleges and universities are adapting as demographics, the economy, and technology change the landscape of higher education.

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Donna Bryan's curator insight, September 29, 12:58 PM

Interesting read and sharing

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The Upside of Strategic Discipline

Discipline is an often-overlooked determining factor in successful strategic initiatives. This study of how small private liberal arts colleges reacted to the recent recession reveals that discipline is central to long-term sustainable innovation.

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Forging Futures: Building Higher Level Skills Through University and Employer Collaboration

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

In the UK, 1 in 5 of all job vacancies are “skills shortage” vacancies—employers can’t find people with the skills they need. This report features 12 case studies that explore how universities and employers from a variety of sectors are collaborating to address skills shortages.

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How universities are using bold campus architecture to market themselves

How universities are using bold campus architecture to market themselves | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The many iconic university buildings built recently remind us that architecture continues to be used as a branding and marketing tool. They represent the power of knowledge, establish the school’s identity, and attract students (and parents).

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Higher education in the US: The student's perspective

“It’s kind of a pay-to-play situation right now.” In this video produced by The Economist, students sound off about access, tuition, financing, debt, and how finding a job becomes the primary goal of higher education.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 10, 2:38 AM

Higher education in the US: The student's perspective

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How Kresge Approaches Higher Education Funding - Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence - Inside Philanthropy

What makes the Kresge Foundation stand out is its strategic approach that strives to prepare underrepresented students for success and bolsters the capacity of the institutions that serve them.

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Udacity Blog: Announcing nanodegrees: a new type of credential for a modern workforce

Udacity Blog: Announcing nanodegrees: a new type of credential for a modern workforce | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Udacity teamed with AT&T to launch nanodegrees: compact, flexible, job-focused credentials that are stackable throughout the student’s career. Nanodegrees are intended for working students and designed to be completed in 6-12 months. Udacity is now piloting the first nanodegree—front-end web developer.

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Community College Students Face a Very Long Road to Graduation

Community College Students Face a Very Long Road to Graduation | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Vladimir de Jesus’s story highlights the conundrum of community colleges—students with the most barriers to graduation (competing obligations and complex needs) are enrolled in institutions that are frequently underfunded and struggle to provide the kind of integrated support their students need.

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The rise of the global university

In 2011, 4.3 million students enrolled in higher education outside of their home country. Population and economic growth in India, China, and Africa, along with worldwide technological changes in education delivery, mean more students than ever will study "abroad" (even if they never leave their house).

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Essay by Janet Napolitano on her first year as president of University of California

Essay by Janet Napolitano on her first year as president of University of California | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

“On my first day at the university…I said that I faced a steep learning curve, and my first job was to climb it.” Janet Napolitano, no stranger to complex organizations, reflects on her first year as president of the University of California system.

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Building the University of the Future

Building the University of the Future | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

This article and video features Georgetown University's Chief Information Officer Lisa Davis's perspective on emphasizing "cloud, social, mobile", "the internet of things", and delivering technology from "a single plane of glass".

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"Dimensional" Admissions

Asking them to create a portrait of what they would bring to the college community, Bennington College now allows applicants to create their own application portfolio—high school transcript optional.

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Higher Education's Six Sigma

Higher Education's Six Sigma | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

This Gallup survey of college graduates identifies six crucial elements of the college experience that strongly correlate to long-term success and wellbeing. The key? Make students feel supported and engage them in experiential and deep learning.

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Op-ed: Change Is Critical to the Future of Higher Education

Op-ed: Change Is Critical to the Future of Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

This short essay by Western Governor's University President Robert Mendenhall stresses accountability and affordability, access and agility, and how competency-based education requires fundamental change.

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