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Science of Spatial Learning: Nora Newcombe at NCWIT

Science of Spatial Learning: Nora Newcombe at NCWIT | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Great to see this coverage of SILC in US News and World Report, and I’m excited to hear Dr. Nora Newcombe speak at the NCWIT Summit Tuesday of this week.


"Spatial reasoning, which is the ability to mentally visualize and manipulate two- and three-dimensional objects, also is a great predictor of talent in science, technology, engineering and math, collectively known as STEM."

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SCUP Updates and Deadlines

Learn about upcoming deadlines and announcements.

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:


Think Strategically Across Higher Education!


Chicago, IL
July 11–15, 2015

 
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Upcoming events:


North Central One-Day 

Mission/Vision/Planning Alignment - Your Institution and Your Business Community
April 8 | Milwaukee, WI


North Atlantic Regional Conference

Plans Within Plans: Campus in Context

April 12-14 | Providence, RI


North Central One-Day

Common Ground: Designing 21st Century Learning Space at Small & Large Institutions

April 29 | Ankeny, IA 


Mid-Atlantic Symposium
The Sustainable Campus 2.0
May 18 | Rutgers University–Livingston Campus | Piscataway, NJ


Southern Symposium

Carolinas Higher Education Sees Dynamic Growth

May 19 | Presbyterian College | Clinton, SC


Pacific Symposium
Access to Higher Education: The Branch Campus and Other Models for Expanding College and University Reach 

June 5  | University of Washington–Tacoma


SCUP Planning Institute 1
October 4 | Columbus, OH


North Central Regional Conference
All for One:  From Community Colleges to Universities, Planning for a Culture of Collaboration 

October 5–7 | The Ohio State University | Columbus, OH


SCUP Planning Institute 1
October 11 | Fort Worth, Texas


Southern Regional Conference
Planning for Higher Education; Exploring New Frontiers 

October 12–14 | Fort Worth, TX

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What People Think About College: a Snapshot of Public Opinion

Most Americans value education beyond high school, but don't believe colleges are changing to meet the needs of graduates, according to a new survey from Gallup and the Lumina Foundation.

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Are master’s degrees on their way out? Alternatives grow as enrollment fades

Are master’s degrees on their way out? Alternatives grow as enrollment fades | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Are new, just-in-time learning providers behind the recent decline in graduate enrollment?

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Beta X Zhu's curator insight, April 16, 8:02 AM

Do you wanna do ur master degree after 4-year exhausted university? If the answer is 'yes' then u probably go through this article and consider what they said. 

Since everyone can do their master, this degree seems more less important and wasn't a guarantee for work nowadays.

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Microsoft Office Lens: The Office tool we've been waiting for

A new app lets you take a picture of a document and immediately edit it in Microsoft Word. 

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Daniel Tan's curator insight, April 9, 2:10 AM

Great tool - tried it out and works well. Has built-in OCR.

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What Are Universities For?

What Are Universities For? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

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.

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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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How to Refocus a Meeting After Someone Interrupts

How to Refocus a Meeting After Someone Interrupts | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A well-designed agenda, curious attitude, and a couple of body language tricks can help you stop meetings from devolving into venting sessions.

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How the University of Maryland will use the Uber platform to create experimental on-demand services

How the University of Maryland will use the Uber platform to create experimental on-demand services | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

An innovation council of students, faculty, and Uber staff will select on-demand services Uber can provide to the campus—from transportation during athletic events to ice cream delivery.

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Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015

Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A report released from the Pew Research Center details how teens use social media and technology.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, April 13, 10:31 AM

This Pew Research report shares some interesting data results regarding teens, their use of social media and other technologies. Any surprises?

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10 new innovations that could change the world

10 new innovations that could change the world | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Incredibly realistic 3D images, super strong and light materials, potable ocean water...how might these innovations affect your institution?

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Patrick Wallace's curator insight, April 9, 8:01 AM

Previous years lists included such ultra cool things as agricultural drones, ultraprivate smartphones, brain mapping, neuromorphic chips, genome editing, mobile collaboration, and micro 3-D printing. The 2015 list is just as exciting, take a look!

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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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Julie Labeau's curator insight, April 7, 8:30 AM

Life never stops when your older. And definitely not opportunities. You can have them as long as you want them. The world is at your service so long as you will seek for it. There's no age limit in learning. 

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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

Book Review: Postsecondary Play | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

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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