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Shock over Sweet Briar turns to determination to stop the college from closing

Shock over Sweet Briar turns to determination to stop the college from closing | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Reactions to and fallout from the recent announcement that Sweet Briar College would shut down.

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Michigan State Tests Telepresence Robots for Online Students

Michigan State Tests Telepresence Robots for Online Students | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Some online students in Michigan State University's hybrid classes have moved from fixed screens on the wall to telepresence robots that can move and look around. The results have been overwhelmingly positive for the online students as well as those in class.

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Another Super-Duper Tech Tool List Is Here

A list of the latest and greatest free and near-free tech tools to help you work smarter, not harder. Courtesy of Your Nerdy Best Friend, Beth Ziesenis, who will speak at SCUP–50 in Chicago this July.

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Universities fear the federal research funding pipeline is withering

Universities fear the federal research funding pipeline is withering | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

US lawmakers are too focused on research with short-term goals, a group of research leaders say, and spending less on necessary, basic research with long-term results.

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Colleges appeal to Congress to cut regulations they say drive up costs

Colleges appeal to Congress to cut regulations they say drive up costs | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A task force made entirely of professionals from higher education released a report that US federal regulations on higher ed are too excessive and costly.

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College Faculties Have a Serious Diversity Problem

College Faculties Have a Serious Diversity Problem | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A visual representation of faculty hiring practices illustrates how the preference for prestigious institutions seriously limits faculty diversity.

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More Than Half of America's Millennials Lack Basic Workplace Skills

More Than Half of America's Millennials Lack Basic Workplace Skills | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new report finds that, despite being more educated than ever before, more than half of US millennials lack proficiency when it comes to applying reading and math skills at the workplace.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 25, 3:46 PM

We need to rethink School, but not as part of a neo-liberal economic and political agenda. That is what got Canadian and American School reform into its current quandary.

 

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Arturo Gutiérrez-Luna's curator insight, February 27, 10:08 PM

añada su visión ...

Daniel Tan's curator insight, March 26, 9:31 PM

Going full circle - employers expect new graduate-employees to have artisan skills

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Organizational Portfolio Management and Institutions of Higher Education

Organizational Portfolio Management and Institutions of Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The outcome of organizational portfolio management is a tighter alignment of institutional resources with strategic objectives and defined mission. New Planning article!

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Why Strategy Execution Unravels—and What to Do About It

Why Strategy Execution Unravels—and What to Do About It | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Why is it so hard to implement strategy? 5 reasons why implementation really fails (they may not be what you think) and what you can do about it.

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Roselyne Lecuyer's curator insight, February 16, 4:28 AM

Reframing execution as  "the ability to seize opportunities aligned with strategy while coordinating with other parts of the organization on an ongoing basis". Interesting ! 

 

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Faculty’s Role in Higher Education Innovation

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Faculty are leading many necessary innovations in higher ed. A new report commissioned by the Gates Foundations looks at what faculty are doing to change higher ed, and what gets in their way.

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Daniel Tan's curator insight, March 26, 9:35 PM

When faculty innovate, usefulness is assumed and built-in.

 

The challenges is usually transferability (or cross usefulness), scalability and critical mass/sustainability.

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Maximizing Impact: Purposefully Incorporating Diversity Efforts Within Postsecondary Systemwide and Institutional Strategic Plans

Maximizing Impact: Purposefully Incorporating Diversity Efforts Within Postsecondary Systemwide and Institutional Strategic Plans | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Only when diversity is purposefully included in a strategic plan can true diversity strategic planning take place.

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The Rich Man's Dropout Club

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Peter Thiel's fellowship offered 24 students $100,000 each to leave college and work on start-up ventures. Five years later, what have the fellowship recipients learned?

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 9, 5:26 PM

I think we have two extremes here. There should be a blend, not favouring one or another. For example, why should anyone be permitted to apply for a master's degree without having worked at least 5 years in the field? Adding 2 school years to a bachelor's degree makes you a master? I hardly think so.

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Measuring the Unmeasurable in Higher Education: Taking a Page From Health Care

Measuring the Unmeasurable in Higher Education: Taking a Page From Health Care | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Twenty years ago, health care professionals made the same argument some in higher ed have made—success is too difficult to measure. Today, evidence proves that efforts to measure health care success have improved outcomes and reduced errors. What higher ed can learn from the health care industry.

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collegesperth's curator insight, February 4, 7:54 PM

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Health courses Perth are a pathway to many career options, such as: House Worker / In-home Respite Worker,Nursing Assistant / Assistant Coordinator / Care Supervisor,Care Worker / Support Worker (Community, Accommodation, Disability or Transport)

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How Student Affairs Can Help Returning Adult Students Get Involved

How Student Affairs Can Help Returning Adult Students Get Involved | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"More thought and study should be given to how out of class services can holistically support the experience of returning adult students both on campus and in their home environments."

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Location, location, location: Are top universities too far away from low-income high school graduates?

Location, location, location: Are top universities too far away from low-income high school graduates? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new study finds that physical distance is an important factor for low-income community college students when deciding which four-year institution to transfer to.

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Fast, Fair and Open: FCC Proclaims Internet a Utility

The US Federal Communications Commission today chose to reclassify broadband Internet as a telecommunications service. What does this mean for higher ed? Hopefully, cheaper and faster broadband.

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How Wayne State Police Helped Breathe Life Into a Blighted Detroit Strip

How Wayne State Police Helped Breathe Life Into a Blighted Detroit Strip | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Detroit police response time can take over an hour, so Wayne State University police did something unorthodox—expanded their coverage to all crimes within 4 miles of the school. The result? A revitalized neighborhood that welcomes students, businesses, and long-term residents.
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Blurring the Nonprofit/For-Profit Divide

Blurring the Nonprofit/For-Profit Divide | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"Public-benefit" is a type of incorporation that rests somewhere between for-profit and nonprofit status. As a California non-profit institution becomes the first public-benefit university, a question arises: is this a legitimate new business model for higher ed?

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4 Reasons to Rethink Entrepreneurship Education

Entrepreneurship education is trendy, but the premise may be flawed—most programs focus on starting a business but don't address sustaining it.

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Daniel Tan's curator insight, March 26, 9:30 PM

The wedding is always the easy part. What sustains is called the marriage.

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New faculty model at U. Denver could be prototype for reform

As National Adjunct Walkout Day approaches, the University of Denver announces new faculty appointment, promotion, and tenure policies that emphasize professional pathways and long-term contracts for valued, non-tenure-track faculty.

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How One Campus United Behind a Budget-Cutting Effort

How One Campus United Behind a Budget-Cutting Effort | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The College of Wooster involved everybody on campus in a budget-trimming exercise that used over 100 cost-saving ideas submitted by faculty, staff, and students.

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Making Makerspaces Work on Campus

Makerspaces are a hot topic, but it can be tricky to figure out how to make them work on your campus. An article on successful makerspaces and 4 tips for starting a makerspace on your campus.

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Daniel Tan's curator insight, March 26, 9:33 PM

"make and make" vs "make or break"

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College Freshmen Seek Financial Security Amid Emotional Insecurity

College Freshmen Seek Financial Security Amid Emotional Insecurity | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

College freshman are confident in academic skills but are looking to colleges for help developing their social skills. This and more from the report "The American Freshman: National Norms Fall 2014," which was released this week.

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