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'American Higher Education in Crisis?' -- A Fact-Filled and Thought-Provoking Must-Read

Goldie Blumenstyk's new book, American Higher Education in Crisis?, is a well-researched analysis of US higher ed at a critical crossroads, according to reviewer Dr. Ricardo Azziz.

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Obama’s free-tuition plan: Four questions

Obama’s free-tuition plan: Four questions | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

How four groups of stakeholders—Congress, state governments, higher ed, and the public—might react to President Obama's ambitious proposal for tuition-free community college.

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Robert Hicks's comment, January 29, 4:41 PM
More opinion on free community college http://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/28/free-college
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When a Fancy Degree Scares Employers Away

When a Fancy Degree Scares Employers Away | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Elite degrees are becoming a liability for job applicants at some tech companies. Where start-ups value self-motivation and self-direction, degrees signal a need for feedback systems and external motivations.

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In Time of Disruption, Media Companies and Colleges Look to Each Other for Help

Two industries facing disruption—higher ed and journalism outlets—are partnering up in a tag-team approach to innovation.

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No Discernible Growth in US Higher Ed Online Learning

No Discernible Growth in US Higher Ed Online Learning | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The new IPEDS data for the Fall 2013 term shows that, for the first time since 2003, there is no discernible growth in online learning. What does this mean for institutions planning for broad-based growth in online learning?

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Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 12, 2:52 PM

No growth, but overall numbers are greatly increasing because population is increasing...there's a difference!

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5 Things Colleges Can Expect From Congress in 2015

The 114th US Congress session opens today. What can higher ed expect from a Congress with more Republican power? More gridlock, less funds, and competing priorities.

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Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 12, 2:50 PM

Watch this carefully...

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Are Black Colleges Boosting Minority Representation in the Sciences?

Are Black Colleges Boosting Minority Representation in the Sciences? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

By focusing on both the technical and soft skills necessary for a successful career in STEM fields, HBCUs are providing the support necessary to prepare more minority students for STEM careers.

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Mrs. Everett's curator insight, January 5, 1:21 PM

By putting this issue on the agenda, the media is playing the role of gatekeeper.

Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 12, 2:50 PM

Interesting reading...

Wron Ga's curator insight, January 18, 1:47 PM

Poprzez skupienie się na obu umiejętności technicznych i miękkich niezbędnych do udanej kariery w dziedzinach ścisłych, HBCUs udzielają wsparcia niezbędnego do przygotowania większej liczby studentów mniejszości kariery STEM.

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GOP wants accountability, innovation from accreditation – at least right now

More Republicans will be in the US House of Representatives in 2015. What does that mean for higher ed? Likely, 2014’s message from Republicans won’t change—do more with accountability, innovation, and, above all, student achievement.

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What did the world’s top 10 billionaires study at university?

What did the world’s top 10 billionaires study at university? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A look at the college careers of the top self-made billionaires in the US (those that didn’t inherit their wealth).

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Top 20 Most Awesome Company Offices

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From learning spaces to working spaces—20 innovative and fun company offices.

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Sophie Brien's curator insight, February 20, 11:21 AM

Ils ont osé la créativité et le résultat est spectaculaire

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Coursera CEO Richard Levin: Democratizing Learning Takes Time

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The CEO of Coursera discusses disruption in higher education—what it means and how it's still pretty far away.

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Daniel Tan's curator insight, March 26, 9:48 PM

Changing education one campus, course, class, lesson, student at a time. However, the starting point to the response is still the greatest challenge - the professor, lecturer, trainer or teacher.

 

In most cases, the students are more ready than the instructor.

 

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.

 

But when the teacher is not ready, the students might disappear :)

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Virtual Personal Assistant App Helps Students Manage College Life

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A new mobile app that helps students navigate college—both literally and figuratively—is winning praise from students and higher ed administrators alike.

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Boston, in Old College Try, Uses Campuses in 2024 Olympic Bid

Boston, in Old College Try, Uses Campuses in 2024 Olympic Bid | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Boston's partnership with its colleges allowed the city to put in a sustainable and cost-effective bid to host the Olympics. The sporting venues are already built,  there's housing for athletes, and the brain power at schools of urban planning, design, and business are ready to tackle logistical and financial challenges.

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Associations weigh in on how to gauge post-college outcomes

Associations weigh in on how to gauge post-college outcomes | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Three associations have put together a framework for measuring the value of a college degree that goes beyond short-term outcomes such as employment and earnings.

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Daniel Tan's curator insight, March 26, 9:43 PM

Paying back by graduates towards business, society and markets.

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Long a College Town, Worcester Now Looks the Part

Long a College Town, Worcester Now Looks the Part | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Home to nine higher ed institutions, Worcestester, MA, played the long game when it came to redeveloping itself into a student-friendly town. The results? Worcester is now the second-largest city in New England with an unemployment rate lower than its home state's.

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America as 100 College Students

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A great infographic that distills US higher ed student demographics and characteristics into a representative 100 students.

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Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 12, 2:49 PM

Check this out in detail!

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Should Parental Connections Provide A Leg Up In College Admissions?

While affirmative action policies have been challenged in court, legacy admissions remain largely unquestioned.

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New N.H. tourism director hopes to work with colleges

New Hampshire's new tourism director aims to work with the state's higher ed institutions to promote New Hampshire as a place to visit and learn.

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A is for Education

When your college GPA determines your post-grad opportunities, what do you do? You sign up for easy-A classes. A student offers an alternative method for measuring academic success borrowed from NCAA basketball bracketology.

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Blowing Off Class? We Know

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Colleges are integrating the data they collect—from how often a student logs in to read the course packet to how many campus social activities she attends—to improve student retention and graduation rates.

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StudentGeneratedInduction's curator insight, March 22, 6:19 PM

A view of big data approaches in action. Some advantages & some that didn't work.

 

"put “attendance triggers” into its academic monitoring system, but disabled them for the many military students it enrolls after realizing that missed classes were inevitable for active-duty personnel but not necessarily predictive of academic trouble. The alerts were just annoying."

 

 

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E-Sports at College, With Stars and Scholarships

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E-sports, or video game competitions, are catching on at campuses across the US. What started as a grassroots effort now has leagues, championships, competitive prizes, and athletic scholarships—all with major financial support from video game producers.

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Erma F. Ballesteros's curator insight, December 17, 2014 12:33 AM

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Changing the way we teach

This engineering professor's motto? Everybody learns by doing. How one class got students off Facebook and into learning.
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Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 12, 2:53 PM

Kinesthetic learning!

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This Will Revolutionize Education

For nearly 100 years, we've been asking the wrong questions about technology and learning. It's not which technology is more effective, but how best to use each technology to promote meaningful thought processes.

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Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, December 11, 2014 11:02 AM

Fantastic!  Technology might change, but it cannot replace the importance of human interaction and mental processing. It is the learning going on inside the students' heads that matters. Teachers are the key:  "The teacher's role is to guide the social process of learning... and make students feel important and accountable for doing the work of learning."   The philosophy behind creating a community of co-learners with students and teachers is a perfect example of  the Learning Commons.  Collaboration and communication are factors that will revolutionize education, technology provides us some nifty tools as assistance.  

Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 12, 2:53 PM

Powerful stuff!