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What Counts as Learning While Making?

What Counts as Learning While Making? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

As the maker movement makes strides in education, it's important to identify learning benefits throughout the process, not just at the end.

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Building a Culture of Curiosity: A Leaders & Lessons Conversation with Dr. Archie Cubarrubia

Building a Culture of Curiosity: A Leaders & Lessons Conversation with Dr. Archie Cubarrubia | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Data is the engine driving much of the innovation in higher education. Dr. Archie Cubarrubia of Miami Dade College shares how they are putting a focus on data to make student learning outcomes transparent to their community.

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Washington State U Tests Napping Pods

Washington State U Tests Napping Pods | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Each unit plays ambient music and provides privacy while the student takes a timed power nap. When naptime is up, the unit vibrates the student awake.

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Lifelong Learning and Technology

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A large majority of Americans consider themselves "lifelong learners"—both professionally and personally. While many go online to learn, most of these learning activities occur in traditional places—home, work, conferences, libraries, etc.

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The inquiry-based approach to higher ed that could prevent college students from dropping out

Research shows student learning communities (SLCs)—academic programs in which a group of students take a shared set of courses structured by a common theme—can increase academic achievement as well as student engagement and retention.

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Signs of Prosperity or Debt? What You Need to Know About Luxury Amenities on College Campuses

Signs of Prosperity or Debt? What You Need to Know About Luxury Amenities on College Campuses | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The campus amenities arms race is a popular story in media, but what does the data tell us about the growth of non-academic facilities on campus?

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Rethinking Gen Ed

Amid concerns that requirements may not mean much to students or professors, Harvard and Duke Universities both look to curricular changes to improve undergraduate education.
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Paying for higher education is getting even harder

Paying for higher education is getting even harder | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

What does it mean for higher ed if family incomes continue to decline while tuition continues to rise?

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Mount St. Mary’s University and the dilemma facing American higher education

Mount St. Mary’s University and the dilemma facing American higher education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

As we have seen at universities that recently hired corporate leaders as presidents (like Mount St. Mary's), the sensibilities of running a business don't always translate to academia—and maybe that's a good thing.

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Public Universities Struggle Without State Aid Amid Illinois Budget Crisis

Public Universities Struggle Without State Aid Amid Illinois Budget Crisis | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Illinois is now approaching eight months without a budget, and for state schools without a large endowment to rely on, the situation is getting dire.

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New Survey of Higher Ed Experts Finds Promise in Guided Pathways, Adaptive Learning

A survey of 100 higher ed administrators and experts focused on innovative initiatives to improve degree completion rates, the quality of student learning, and affordability.

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Some Lessons Learned From Berkeley's Fiscal Crisis

What can we learn from the fiscal crisis at Berkeley, "a dramatic example of the financial pressures facing even world-class universities as a result of state disinvestment in higher education"?

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Berkeley announces major strategic planning process to address long-term budget issues

Berkeley announces major strategic planning process to address long-term budget issues | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

University of California at Berkeley announced a major strategic planning initiative to address "the new normal"—in other words, long-term budget deficits.

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10 Seconds At A Time, A Teacher Tries Snapchat To Engage Students

10 Seconds At A Time, A Teacher Tries Snapchat To Engage Students | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

How one professor uses Snapchat to illustrate concepts taught in his class.

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How Cities Can Use Local Colleges to Revive Themselves

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After the large tire companies left Akron, University of Akron's president implemented a plan that repurposed local knowledge and strength to 21st century products. Now both the university and its region are thriving.

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Andy Nolan's curator insight, March 31, 4:55 AM
You can also read my blog 'Universities Can Lead the Way to Local Growth' here: https://aardvarknoseface.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/universities-can-lead-the-way-to-local-growth/
Andy Nolan's curator insight, March 31, 4:55 AM
You can also read my blog 'Universities Can Lead the Way to Local Growth' here: https://aardvarknoseface.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/universities-can-lead-the-way-to-local-growth/
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Moving Beyond “Fit”: Industry Engagement in Competency-Based Education Design

The success of competency-based education tomorrow depends upon strong industry-academic collaborations today.

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U.S. prosperity depends on success of the “left-behind”

The US's success as a nation depends on its ability to prepare the rank and file of tomorrow's workforce. Unfortunately, these are often the students are least likely to complete college.

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Patricia Stitson's curator insight, March 21, 4:26 PM
I really would like to see this issue re-framed.  We are already setting up defeat with the frame "left-behind".  The vernacular used to terrible.  We've already left them and and they fell behind.  A much more solvable problem would be one where there are people who have not been equipped (yet) with the tools of the future.  People learn and can adapt rapidly - if they understand that they equal  - and there is possibility.  Negative labels create negative people.
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ACE2016: Evolving Higher Education Business Models

A recent panel discussed the higher ed business model, in particular: the need for innovation, using data to spend more efficiently, and getting buy-in for taking risks.

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Earning a college degree means having skills other workers don’t have

Earning a college degree means having skills other workers don’t have | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"Do college graduates earn more because of the degree they got, or because of the knowledge they acquired in college? A new federal study suggests it's the latter."

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Universities to Boost Student Grad Rates by 20 Percent

Universities to Boost Student Grad Rates by 20 Percent | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The 11 members of the University Innovation Alliance report they're on track to increase their combined annual degrees awarded by almost 20%.

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Overcoming Institutional Barriers to Innovation

While each institution approaches change different, those that have successfully changes share some common strategies.

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Experiencing Developmental Education

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Community colleges are working to improve remedial education -- and have found success in doing so -- but have yet to introduce promising reforms at a large scale, finds new report.

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Colleges offer microgrants to help low-income students pay bills that can derail them

Colleges offer microgrants to help low-income students pay bills that can derail them | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"For low-income students...surprisingly small financial shortfalls are often all that stands between them and their goals."

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Manitoba Ed School Keeps 45% of Spots for Diversity

To add to the diversity of those who teach in Canada's elementary and secondary schools, the University of Manitoba will reserve 45% of the slots in its education bachelor's program for underrepresented students.

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