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Reinvent or bust: An esteemed liberal arts college pushes for new revenue

Reinvent or bust: An esteemed liberal arts college pushes for new revenue | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

How one liberal arts college is trying to diversify revenue while maintaining the traditional liberal arts college experience.

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This chart tells a fascinating story about higher education

This chart tells a fascinating story about higher education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A chart produced by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation captures the complexity of the higher education landscape and why there can be no one-size-fits-all approach.

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Where was the class of 2015 six months after graduation?

Where was the class of 2015 six months after graduation? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Six months after graduation, the majority of graduates from the class of 2015 found jobs or returned for more education.

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‘This is just part of life now.’ UCLA lockdown shows terrifying is now familiar

‘This is just part of life now.’ UCLA lockdown shows terrifying is now familiar | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

UCLA students describe their experience during yesterday's active shooter lockdown, including the makeshift door locks and barricades they had to create.

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Plan to Define and Test What Students Should Know

Plan to Define and Test What Students Should Know | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new book by the authors of Academically Adrift unveils a faculty-led effort to chart competencies in six academic disciplines.

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States that tie higher education funding to performance have it all wrong, report says

States that tie higher education funding to performance have it all wrong, report says | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new report argues that performance-based funding models reinforce disparities within higher ed and don't improve degree completion.

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Programs to Help Students Afford College Favor the Rich

Programs to Help Students Afford College Favor the Rich | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

There are a lot of programs and incentives that are supposed to help poor students finish college. Unfortunately, data shows these programs mainly help well-off students.

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Nine universities on one small campus? It’s real. It’s here. And it could be higher ed’s future.

Nine universities on one small campus? It’s real. It’s here. And it could be higher ed’s future. | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Nine state universities share one campus in an effort to reduce college costs, produce an educated workforce, and encourage college completion among populations that traditionally struggle to get their degrees—and it's working.

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How Colleges Rely on Helicopter Parents

How Colleges Rely on Helicopter Parents | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A sociologist's study of the university/student/parent relationship finds educational and professional success today requires moderate-to-extensive financial, emotional, and logistical parental support, through college and the transition to the labor force.

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Calgary to offer group lodgings for Fort McMurray evacuees

This city’s just a couple of hundred
spots shy of being all booked up for
Fort McMurray-area evacuees, according
to Calgary Emergency Management Agency
head Tom Sampson.
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How Each Presidential Candidate's Education Policy Will Change The Workforce

How Each Presidential Candidate's Education Policy Will Change The Workforce | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A breakdown of the 3 main US presidential candidates' educational policy ideas.

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Why colleges’ brands look so similar

Why colleges’ brands look so similar | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

College slogans and marketing materials are often incredibly similar. Why do so many universities struggle to differentiate from each other?

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Julie Mango's curator insight, May 10, 11:49 AM
Learn-by-Doing is a way of life ;-)
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How Community Colleges Use Job-Market Data to Develop New Programs

College systems are turning to companies for information that is more current and detailed than federal data on the skills that employers are looking for.

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New online platform to help fill empty seats in classrooms

The objective of the platform is to match need with excess capacity in classrooms – connecting employers and individual employees with classres that are not full.

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When Vocational Education Spurs Students to Strive for College

When Vocational Education Spurs Students to Strive for College | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Vocational high school courses used to be the option for students who weren't going to college. Now, these courses are encouraging students to pursue post-secondary education.

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Oregon State University To Open A Dorm For Recovering Addicts

Oregon State University To Open A Dorm For Recovering Addicts | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Students in recovery for drug or alcohol addiction will have a new housing option just for them.

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Dowling College, Long in Financial Trouble, Will Close on Friday

The small private institution was unable to find academic partners to keep it afloat.

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5 Damning Findings From the Baylor Investigation

"In short, virtually everything that could be wrong with a university's treatment of sexual assault was wrong at Baylor."

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Utah Valley University Changing Landscape with Latino Initiative

Close attention to details and early relationships with parents help one university recruit more Latino students.

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Designing Ways To Move Beyond Diversity On Campus

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Denison University has enrolled a diverse student population. Now they are using a number of strategies to get different groups engaged with each other.

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How Should Higher Education be Regulated? The Case for Management-Based Regulation

Want to make US higher education regulation more streamlined and effective? One professor argues that we should make accreditation more rigorous while reducing the reporting and compliance burden many institutions face.

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Behind Some Campus Protests, a Team of Paid Professionals

Behind Some Campus Protests, a Team of Paid Professionals | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

An online petition site is changing how some student activists operate by offering them free coaching, advice on how to "optimize" their demands, and even protest posters.

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High failure rates spur universities to overhaul math class

High failure rates spur universities to overhaul math class | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

US students' struggle with math is "the most significant barrier" to finishing a degree in STEM (and non-STEM) fields. Here's how some universities are using active learning principles to improve math instruction.

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George Mason Faculty Demands Review of University's Agreements With Donors

George Mason Faculty Demands Review of University's Agreements With Donors | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The controversy over a Koch Foundation donation to George Mason demonstrates why transparency and stakeholder engagement is so critical in decision-making.

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