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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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Deconstructing CBE: A Different Approach

Considering competency-based education (CBE)? A new study takes a detailed look at how different institutions are deploying CBE.

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Q&A: Stanford University's Kelly Schmutte on Changing the Undergrad Experience

Q&A: Stanford University's Kelly Schmutte on Changing the Undergrad Experience | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A project at Stanford reimagines what higher education might look like 2025.

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Traditional colleges enter the coding boot camp market

Traditional colleges enter the coding boot camp market | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

In response to the coding skills gap, higher ed institutions are partnering with coding boot camps...or starting their own.

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Untangling the Organizational Hairball

Untangling the Organizational Hairball | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

You can't change processes in your organization without first understanding who the change will impact and then involving them in the change. Here's one exercise that can help you do both.

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The Enrollment Manager as Bogeyman

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"In the eyes of their many critics, they are faceless, pragmatic technocrats with too much power. But it’s worth imagining what higher education would look like without enrollment managers playing a critical role."

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Getting Teams with Different Subcultures to Collaborate

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One key to integrated planning success—understanding and working with many different cultures within your institution. Here are three steps for understanding and working with different cultures in your organization.

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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

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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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Prioritization Anxiety

Academy prioritization can feel like The Hunger Games to some faculty. Stories of academic program review gone wrong (and right).

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What Could It Look Like in 2025?

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"Based on present-day trends shaping American academia and society, here are four future scenarios that institutions may grapple with in the next 10 years."

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Vermont pushes to combine public colleges' administrations

Vermont pushes to combine public colleges' administrations | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Vermont State Colleges' exploration of a unification of two colleges reflects increasing interest in institutional mergers...and the complications that can arise.

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