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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

The Enrollment Manager as Bogeyman | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"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

Getting Teams with Different Subcultures to Collaborate | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

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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The Scariest Student Loan Number

The Scariest Student Loan Number | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Media reports often focus on 6-figure student debt, but a look at the data shows it's the student with a small amount of debt who is more at risk of financial troubles.

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Police Confront the Price Tag of Prepping for Guns on Campus

Police Confront the Price Tag of Prepping for Guns on Campus | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

BL As campus carry becomes legal in more states and active-shooter scenarios loom in the public consciousness, security officials are grappling with costs both big and small.

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What’s next? Fisher II, UT Austin, and affirmative action

What’s next? Fisher II, UT Austin, and affirmative action | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

What are the implications of yesterday's US Supreme Court's decision to uphold UT Austin's race-conscious  admissions?

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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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Professionalism 101: The 'Getting A Job' Class

Professionalism 101: The 'Getting A Job' Class | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Some colleges have begun to teach basic employability skills—like punctuality, teamwork, and office etiquette.

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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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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

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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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How important are high school courses to college performance? Less than you might think

How important are high school courses to college performance? Less than you might think | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Success in high school courses, even Advanced Placement classes, does not predict success in college. Why?

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U. of Cincinnati Grapples With the Legacy of a Black Man Killed by Its Police

U. of Cincinnati Grapples With the Legacy of a Black Man Killed by Its Police | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A university-commissioned third-party investigation found the university police department's heavy handed tactics and mismanagement were a "recipe for disaster".

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How to fill the skills gap for new college grads who don’t have work experience

How to fill the skills gap for new college grads who don’t have work experience | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new company acts as both boot camp and temp staffing agency to help new college grads get jobs and reduce risk for employers.

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Fine-Tuning the ‘Nudges’ That Help Students Get to and Through College

Fine-Tuning the ‘Nudges’ That Help Students Get to and Through College | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A researcher describes her group’s work to design and test behavioral interventions that colleges can use to help students find and stay on their path to a degree.

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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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