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Does Performance Funding Work?

Does Performance Funding Work? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Does performance funding for higher education actually work? According to the authors of a new book on the topic, the answer is both yes and no.

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russpierson's curator insight, October 10, 2016 11:59 AM
Does it work? Yes ... And no.
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The Three Greatest Obstacles to Improving Student Success?

The Three Greatest Obstacles to Improving Student Success? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

In a recent survey, higher ed administrators and experts identified the biggest obstacles to improving student success and what they think are the most promising solutions.

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An Online Education Breakthrough? A Master’s Degree for a Mere $7,000

An Online Education Breakthrough? A Master’s Degree for a Mere $7,000 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Georgia Tech's successful and affordable online master's degree has brought attention to a new group of people not being well--served by higher ed—older students without the time or money for a traditional master's degree.

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Small colleges face hurdles as they're pushed to change

Small colleges face hurdles as they're pushed to change | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Despite numerous challenges, small colleges are finding it difficult to change their business models. One group is working to make that easier.

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What's Causing The Increased Enrollment At HBCUs?

What's Causing The Increased Enrollment At HBCUs? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Several HBCUs are reporting record enrollment after years of decline. What's behind the increase? One theory: increased racial tension on college campuses.

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New College Rankings Are Out: NPR Ed Rates The Rankings!

New College Rankings Are Out: NPR Ed Rates The Rankings! | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

College rankings are out, but how do the rankings stack up? Which ranking is #1? NPR turns the tables and rates the rankings.

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Leading the Way in Learning Analytics | Ithaka S+R

Leading the Way in Learning Analytics | Ithaka S+R | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Some institutions are taking the lead in the development of learning analytics. Four strategies you may want to consider.

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Orienting the Academic Lab Towards Tomorrow | BLiNK

Orienting the Academic Lab Towards Tomorrow | BLiNK | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Student-driven learning has become a prolific idea that has gone beyond impacting just curriculum and teaching philosophies; it now informs the way we structure classrooms and design the spaces where learning is intended to occur.
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Lego-inspired social media character reveals the gallows humor of grad school life

Lego-inspired social media character reveals the gallows humor of grad school life | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

How one PhD student expresses the trials and tribulations of grad school using Lego tableaus.

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The “Jobs to Be Done” Theory of Innovation

The “Jobs to Be Done” Theory of Innovation | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Do you understand what "job" your students are trying to do? This introduction to Jobs Theory includes an explanation of how it was applied at Southern New Hampshire University.

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Universities Are Slowly Opening Their Doors to Former Convicts

Universities Are Slowly Opening Their Doors to Former Convicts | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"A program at San Francisco State University has quietly been helping former prisoners earn college degrees for decades. Now, it’s gaining wider attention as schools around the state begin to look for ways to help formerly incarcerated men and women gain access to higher education."

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Degree-Planning Tools and Learning Advisors

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New tools promise to help students graduate based on each student's strengths, weaknesses, preferences, and circumstances. But is technology alone enough to guide students to their degree?

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Why Strategy Execution Unravels—and What to Do About It

Why Strategy Execution Unravels—and What to Do About It | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Strategy isn't always the hard part—implementation is. Here are 5 myths of strategy execution and how you can make sure your next strategy is a success.

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How Debates Change College Campuses

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Longwood University, which will host tonight's US vice-presidential debate, has used the debate to focus more of its curriculum on civic engagement.

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Boise State’s Innovation Guru Pushes a Start-Up Approach as a Model for Change

Boise State’s Innovation Guru Pushes a Start-Up Approach as a Model for Change | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

How an innovation center allows a midtier public university to experiment with new approaches to student success.

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An Ivy League professor on why colleges don’t hire more faculty of color: ‘We don’t want them’

An Ivy League professor on why colleges don’t hire more faculty of color: ‘We don’t want them’ | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

It's not that there aren't enough faculty of color to hire, Marybeth Gasman argues.

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Collaborating to Drive Student-Centered Innovation

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Student success requires two things—clarity about who is responsible for improving student outcomes, and cross-departmental collaboration and planning.

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Meet the 16 most innovative people in higher education

Meet the 16 most innovative people in higher education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

From student coaching to competency-based education, here's how these people are working to make college more accessible, affordable, and effective.

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Improving Student Outcomes - Who Should Be Accountable?

Improving Student Outcomes - Who Should Be Accountable? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Everyone's happy to point fingers for where improvements should start. New report identifies 5 obstacles hindering colleges from improving student outcomes and higher ed leaders' opinions on where the push should start.

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College requires ‘cultural competency’ training to avoid offending an often-overlooked culture: The military

College requires ‘cultural competency’ training to avoid offending an often-overlooked culture: The military | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Texas A&M University-San Antonio now requires all faculty and staff to get training to better understand their students who are connected to the military.
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The Innovation Campus: Building Better Ideas

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Can architecture spur creativity? Universities are investing in big, high-tech buildings in the hope of evoking big, high-tech thinking.

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Is Anybody Reading the Syllabus? To Find Out, Some Professors Bury Hidden Gems

Is Anybody Reading the Syllabus? To Find Out, Some Professors Bury Hidden Gems | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Some professors are hiding instructions in the syllabus to find out how many students actually read it while others have completely changed how they develop their syllabi.

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You Don’t Know Your Students. This Professor Hopes to Change That.

You Don’t Know Your Students. This Professor Hopes to Change That. | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

To better serve his students, professor Michael Wesch decided to have his students teach him about their lives.

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