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Why Starbucks is offering workers a college education, hold the debt.

Starbucks and Arizona State University announced the expansion of their partnership program: Now, all Starbucks employees working 20+ hours/week are eligible for a four-year, tuition-free online education at ASU.

Why? Execs on both sides say they value the importance of an educated society and a “balance between profit and social impact”.

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Mark Chivere's curator insight, May 8, 6:07 AM

This is interesting...

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Discover Emerging Trends in Online Higher Education

Discover Emerging Trends in Online Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"...a look at three emerging trends in online instruction through the lens of institutions that are among the leaders in their implementation: synchronous instruction, gamification and project-based learning."

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Transforming a College

Transforming a College (2004) is an intensive case study of Elon College’s rise from a small marginal liberal arts college to a mid-sized and academically respected “university” with a distinctive national reputation both for its rise and its successful transformation. President Lambert’s afterword to the 2014 edition presents a clear description of Elon’s continued transformation.
New Planning book review! No fee; login required.

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Once invisible, college boards of trustees are suddenly in the spotlight

Once invisible, college boards of trustees are suddenly in the spotlight | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

As the US public questions the value of higher ed, college boards of trustees find themselves in a new spotlight—and more active in the governance of institutions.

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Low-Income Students Succeed at Small Private Colleges

Low-Income Students Succeed at Small Private Colleges | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new report this week from the Council of Independent Colleges shows that small and mid-size private colleges enroll—and graduate—a higher proportion of first-generation and low-income students than public and private research universities.

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Afomia Seleshi's curator insight, April 28, 12:46 PM

While I am not considered low-income, I will paying for college myself.

 

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SCUP 50th Anniversary Interviews: Mike Moss, Jim Young, and Claire Turcotte

SCUP 50th Anniversary Interviews: Mike Moss, Jim Young, and Claire Turcotte | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Meet SCUP's newest staff leaders—President Mike Moss and Chief Learning Office Jim Young—and find out their views on integrated planning and where SCUP is headed. New Planning article! Free for SCUP members; fee for nonmembers.

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Potential New Leaders of 2-Year Colleges Face Higher Hurdles

Potential New Leaders of 2-Year Colleges Face Higher Hurdles | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Community colleges face a leadership shortage right when leaders are needed the most.

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Can't Focus In Your Open Office? Wrap Yourself In This New Cocoon To Tune Out Distraction

Can't Focus In Your Open Office? Wrap Yourself In This New Cocoon To Tune Out Distraction | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Inspired by how students seek quiet areas in the library to study, a new desk is designed to mitigate the distractions in an open office environment.

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How to Refocus a Meeting After Someone Interrupts

How to Refocus a Meeting After Someone Interrupts | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A well-designed agenda, curious attitude, and a couple of body language tricks can help you stop meetings from devolving into venting sessions.

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How the University of Maryland will use the Uber platform to create experimental on-demand services

How the University of Maryland will use the Uber platform to create experimental on-demand services | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

An innovation council of students, faculty, and Uber staff will select on-demand services Uber can provide to the campus—from transportation during athletic events to ice cream delivery.

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Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015

Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A report released from the Pew Research Center details how teens use social media and technology.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, April 13, 10:31 AM

This Pew Research report shares some interesting data results regarding teens, their use of social media and other technologies. Any surprises?

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10 new innovations that could change the world

10 new innovations that could change the world | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Incredibly realistic 3D images, super strong and light materials, potable ocean water...how might these innovations affect your institution?

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Patrick Wallace's curator insight, April 9, 8:01 AM

Previous years lists included such ultra cool things as agricultural drones, ultraprivate smartphones, brain mapping, neuromorphic chips, genome editing, mobile collaboration, and micro 3-D printing. The 2015 list is just as exciting, take a look!

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Over 50 and Back in College, Preparing for a New Career

Over 50 and Back in College, Preparing for a New Career | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

As retirees return to college to prepare for a second degree, continuing education programs changes from an institution's sideline offering to a major opportunity for revenue.

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Dean Meyers's curator insight, April 23, 9:16 PM

Graphic recording (listed as a visual note-taker in this NY Times article) features in educational instruction for the bottom edge of the boomers looking for new careers.

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New report on building and sustaining innovation culture in higher ed

New report on building and sustaining innovation culture in higher ed | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Helping schools set up a culture focused on encouraging and bolstering innovation is the focus of a major new report

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Does It Make a Difference If Students Protest Their Schools' Investments?

Does It Make a Difference If Students Protest Their Schools' Investments? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Student campaigns urging universities to divest from industries such as fossil fuels and firearms have become increasingly popular. But financially speaking, they may be purely symbolic.
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Deadline Today. Save $150. Strategic Thinkers and Doers Conference. #SCUP50

Deadline Today. Save $150. Strategic Thinkers and Doers Conference. #SCUP50 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

“We Strengthen and Transform Higher Education” | July 11–15, 2015 | Hyatt Regency Chicago | Chicago, IL

SCUP’s 50th Anniversary Conference is where you’ll build your planning skills to help meet your daily and long-term campus issues. You will find out how your colleagues are tackling the hottest issues on campus!

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The 10 Tricks That Will Make You Appear Smarter In Meetings

The 10 Tricks That Will Make You Appear Smarter In Meetings | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Tips for how to get through boring and pointless meetings with your professional reputation intact (or even improved).

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Donna Bryan's curator insight, April 26, 9:04 AM

Networking and how to make it couont

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Change Agent Leadership

Change agenda leadership must identify future trends and needs, lead change agendas, invest in what makes a difference, and remain authentic and courageous. New Planningarticle! Free for SCUP members; fee for nonmembers.

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The ‘Maker Movement’ Goes to College

The ‘Maker Movement’  Goes to College | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Makerspaces are popping up on campuses across the US—from large research universities to community colleges—and incorporating more players from the institution and the community. Subscription required.

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What People Think About College: a Snapshot of Public Opinion

Most Americans value education beyond high school, but don't believe colleges are changing to meet the needs of graduates, according to a new survey from Gallup and the Lumina Foundation.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 21, 12:41 PM

Eighty percent agreed or strongly agreed that colleges have to change. Great. But change to what? And how? And should every college change in the same ways? The answer to the last question is "no," by the way, and any college implementing any change has to do so with a vision and purpose for what those changes might accomplish FOR THE STUDENTS. Just sayin'

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Are master’s degrees on their way out? Alternatives grow as enrollment fades

Are master’s degrees on their way out? Alternatives grow as enrollment fades | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Are new, just-in-time learning providers behind the recent decline in graduate enrollment?

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Beta X Zhu's curator insight, April 16, 8:02 AM

Do you wanna do ur master degree after 4-year exhausted university? If the answer is 'yes' then u probably go through this article and consider what they said. 

Since everyone can do their master, this degree seems more less important and wasn't a guarantee for work nowadays.

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Microsoft Office Lens: The Office tool we've been waiting for

A new app lets you take a picture of a document and immediately edit it in Microsoft Word. 

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Daniel Tan's curator insight, April 9, 2:10 AM

Great tool - tried it out and works well. Has built-in OCR.