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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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Six Projects Selected for the 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards

Six Projects Selected for the 2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The six winners of the AIA/ALA Library Building Awards exemplify how the library's role has changed.

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Vision Integrated Planning: From Vision to Facilities Master Plan

Vision Integrated Planning is a process that higher education administrators can use to map out their strategic, marketing, and learning environment opportunities and goals within the context of the institution’s vision. Free for SCUP members, for-fee for non-members.

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Houghton College to Become First College in Nation to Construct $84 Million Bio-dome over Main Campus

Houghton College to Become First College in Nation to Construct $84 Million Bio-dome over Main Campus | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new bio-dome will keep a northeastern New York college at a pleasant 74 degrees year-round. Thanks Inside Higher Ed for this April Fool's Joke!

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Will Performance-Based Funding Further Disadvantage Disadvantaged Students?

Will Performance-Based Funding Further Disadvantage Disadvantaged Students? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

35 US states have either implemented or are developing performance-based funding policies (PBF) for higher ed. What are the unintended consequences of PBF?

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Complications of Race and Class Fuel Perceptions of UVA Incident

Complications of Race and Class Fuel Perceptions of UVA Incident | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Last week's assault of U of Virginia student Martese Hill by state Alcoholic Beverage Control agents reflects how history, current events, and town/gown relationships complicate and fuel racially-charged incidents.

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Ethan Bernick's curator insight, March 24, 1:11 PM

University of Virginia students reflect on how the states Alcoholic Beverage Control appears to be targeting African American students. They say it is like something you would see in the news happening before their eyes. 

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Comparing Millennials to Other Generations

Comparing Millennials to Other Generations | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

From the Pew Research Center, an interactive graphic that compares race/ethnicity, educational attainment, household income, etc. across 4 different generations—both how generations stack up today and in their youth.

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Daniel Tan's curator insight, March 26, 9:23 PM

Gen Z coming at the horizon. Borned between 1995 to 2009, the oldest are at the 17, almost completing their K12 education phase, and going into the work force or higher education.

 

Due to their common connectivity, they are globally more alike than the Gen Y, X and baby boomers.

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Changing the Landscape at the University of Southern Indiana Through a Locally Developed, Customized Environmental Scanning Process

Changing the Landscape at the University of Southern Indiana Through a Locally Developed, Customized Environmental Scanning Process | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

An environmental scanning model that uses trends in the external environment to identify a university’s distinctive competitive strengths. New Planning article, free for SCUP members.

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Book Review: Postsecondary Play

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Although there are some flaws, this new collection of essays offers interesting and challenging ideas for how higher education can use games, social media, and digital technology. From Planning for Higher Education (subscription required).

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Reimagining the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program Through the Lens of Intellectual Entrepreneurship

Reimagining the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program Through the Lens of Intellectual Entrepreneurship | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Given a certain amount of flexibility, institutions can use programs and partnerships like the IE Consortium as models for expanding the boundaries of the McNair program. New Planning for Higher Education article!

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Singapore’s New “Learning Hub” Rethinks University Classroom Design in the Internet Age

Singapore’s New “Learning Hub” Rethinks University Classroom Design in the Internet Age | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Cornerless rooms, communal tables, and a public central atrium promote accessibility, serendipity, and connectivity at Nanyang Technological University's new Learning Hub.

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Does NCAA Ban On Paying Student Athletes Violate Federal Law?

Next week, a US federal court will consider a lawsuit against the NCAA—that the NCAA's rule against paying athletes for appearing on tv or in video games violates anti-trust laws because companies cannot get together and make agreements about how much they will pay workers. Will this argument have weight in court?

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A New Life for Dead Malls

A New Life for Dead Malls | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Austin Community College purchased a failing mall and is renovating it into a mixed-use community with instructional space, a library, offices, and a regional workforce center.

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Donna Bryan's curator insight, March 12, 4:02 PM

Great idea with some many malls, etc being vacant.

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What Are Universities For?

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Six scholars on how (or if) American higher ed needs to change to address its challenges.

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In Defense of the Campus

Why won't online learning completely replace the physical campus? "There is still no algorithm for serendipity."

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Robert Hicks's curator insight, April 4, 8:16 AM

Another op ed piece refuting the "End of College" and the like.

Brady Mick's curator insight, May 10, 9:17 PM

Physical human contact is a superb method for the communication of ideas, beliefs, stories and experiences; thus summarized as learning. The human brain is wired for the sensory experience by connection to our intellectual and emotional nature. Professor Kuusisto makes excellent points about the vitality of the sensory experience on campus. These points resonate as truths from my memory and perspective of what an excellent learning experience was (is today).

 

Then I think of my 11 year old son. I listen to him playing Destiny and other games on his Xbox. We live in Ohio but his best friend is a fellow on-line gamer who lives in Puerto Rico. When my son is in the midst of his cohort of online friends and strangers, and they are focused on a pursuit within the game, I wonder about the future of education - and human interaction for that matter.

 

I humbly submit that the need for sensory interaction in order to engage in a serendipitous learning experience has already changed beyond recognition. We "experienced" learners are also being required to redefine proper and good learning as defined from our past - online meetings, social media, etc. For example I read an idea such as Professor Kuusisto's; I have a reaction; I am provoked to respond via a readymade communication system; I respond with interest on what results may follow. I define this as a midline quality learning experience. Honestly I wonder about the value of the classroom at all, as Professor Kuusisto’s reasoning for the value of the campus contained no reference to classroom experiences.

 

My son is not gaming only; he is learning social interaction, mythology, strategy, leadership, complexity, science, art, humanity, motivational psychology, etc. etc. Oh - and most important he is in emotional and intellectual growth throughout the sensory experience. I am quite certain I didn't have these learning experiences when I was 11. The campus experience will be a vital part of my sons learning process as he matures. But the definition of that experience is likely to be entirely different than mine was; and of higher value and results I hope.

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Can Business School Save a Company?

Can Business School Save a Company? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

So much focus is on how higher ed can prepare students for employers. Here, a story on how one higher ed program helps prepare employers for a new economy.

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How much should you pay for a degree?

How much should you pay for a degree? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new tool may help potential college students choose the postsecondary path they're most likely to complete. The tool bases its recommendation on a number of factors, including high school performance, excitement about college, and employment status during college.

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Why This Tech Company Is Training 1,000 Inner-City Women

Why This Tech Company Is Training 1,000 Inner-City Women | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

UST Global has developed an accelerator training program to pipeline more minority women—both with and without computer science or IT majors—into IT and computer science jobs.

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The Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology: Integrated Academic Planning With Regional Job Markets and Capital Investments

The Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology: Integrated Academic Planning With Regional Job Markets and Capital Investments | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The Tennessee technical education system excels at student completion and job placement thanks to an integrated approach that links academic programs to regional employment sectors. New Planning article! Free for SCUP members; fee for nonmembers.

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March Madness 2015: Duke University Leads College Basketball’s Data Revolution

The data revolution moves beyond learner analytics to player analytics. Duke University's men's basketball team uses data to assess player performance and refine game strategy.

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Higher education isn’t in crisis

Higher education isn’t in crisis | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Janet Napolitano reviews two recently published books about higher education, and offers her view of the "higher education crisis".

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Robert Hicks's curator insight, March 20, 9:27 AM

Janet Napolitano reviews two recently published books about higher education, and offers her view of the "higher education crisis".

jcass49's curator insight, March 23, 1:15 PM

My thoughts precisely. Those who think higher ed is "in crisis" have a vested interest in selling this idea, particularly because they wish to monetize higher ed the way they have other industries.

Amy@BurnsMcD's curator insight, March 25, 3:58 PM

'There should be no comfort taken in maintaining the status quo.' - Janet Napolitano

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Next Phase for Gates's Completion Agenda

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has just announced a "strategy reboot" that focuses on data and information, finance and financial aid, college readiness, and innovation and scale.

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How To Work With Anyone's Productivity Style

How To Work With Anyone's Productivity Style | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Most people have 1 of 4 different productivity styles. Simple, clear tips for how to communicate effectively with each productivity style.

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The Trends Report: 10 key shifts in higher education

The Trends Report: 10 key shifts in higher education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A special issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at 10 key shifts in higher education—its most pressing problems and cutting edge solutions. Subscription required.

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