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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:


SCUP Planning Institute - Step III
January 16-17 | Tempe, AZ


2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
March 8-10 | Norfolk, VA


2015 Pacific Regional Conference
March 22-24 | Portland, OR


2015 North Atlantic Regional Conference
April 12-14 | Providence, RI

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New Directions for Higher Education: Q&A with Trachtenberg on Three-Year Degrees

New Directions for Higher Education: Q&A with Trachtenberg on Three-Year Degrees | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"Too many of us in the academy run our disciplines like Soviet factories. We want to make a certain product and we want the world to consume our product, rather than looking at the world and saying what product it needs and then applying ourselves to providing an answer to society’s issue." Former George Washington University president on the importance of alternative models for degree completion.

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Academic entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial universities and biotechnology

If you want to make your university more entrepreneurial, what’s your first step? Change the culture. This article lays out an action plan for doing just that, and identifies the five characteristics of a successful entrepreneurial university.

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Fran Exposito's curator insight, Today, 5:00 AM

We can find in this article some information about what is Academic entreperneurship and entreprenurial universities related with biotechnology. This is a topic very strong today and this is a field some students would like to join in the future. Contribute to science throughout innovation, creativity and effort.

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Universities' Challenge

Universities' Challenge | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

For the first time, the annual number of British students choose to go to university in the US is more than 10,000. What’s behind this trend? The breadth of courses in the US and tuition fees in Britain.

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How Can Community Colleges Get a Piece of the Billions That Donors Give to Higher Education?

How Can Community Colleges Get a Piece of the Billions That Donors Give to Higher Education? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
LaGuardia Community College in Queens faces the challenge of marketing its worthy but unglamorous mission to raise money.
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The Future of Higher Education in a Digital Age

"...there's a lot to be said about what you can get in the traditional classroom experience." Students talk about the ongoing digital disruption in higher education.

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Planning Man Saves the Day!

Planning Man Saves the Day! | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

How do you make people care about academic continuity planning? If you're California State University, Northridge, you post a fun and informative video that walks your faculty through the process. Planning Man to the rescue!

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Salman Khan Is Changing the Way Kids Learn with His Khan Academy

Salman Khan Is Changing the Way Kids Learn with His Khan Academy | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

What started with a simple video to help his younger cousin with her math homework has grown into a vast educational resource that helped power the flipped classroom. Sal Kahn, founder of the Kahn Academy, is profiled and interviewed in this piece.

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The lifetime learner: A journey through the future of postsecondary education

The lifetime learner: A journey through the future of postsecondary education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

As the business environment and learner needs change, traditional higher education institutions will need to figure out how they fit into a new learning ecosystem and identify a sustainable role they can play—most likely, as infrastructure provider, content curator, or lifelong career coach.

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3 Ideas About Future Learning

3 Ideas About Future Learning | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

What is the future of learning? Learning that is personal, meaningful, and that happens in a supportive, facilitative environments, according to Peter Smith, founding president of Kaplan University’s Open College.

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U.S. student debt burden falling more on top earners, easing bubble fears

U.S. student debt burden falling more on top earners, easing bubble fears | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

New data may ease fears that high student debt will cripple the US economy. While student loan balances have quadrupled since 2014, most of that debt is held by the well-paid. In other words, heavy borrowing is usually rewarded with big salaries.

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Popular, short-term training programs may not pay off for students

Popular, short-term training programs may not pay off for students | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new study finds that students who complete short-term credential programs see no meaningful change in their earnings or chances of being employed. How can we make these programs more beneficial? Align them with local labor market opportunities and make sure they’re stackable toward a higher degree.

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The Future College Bookstore: Leave The Books, Take The Panini

The Future College Bookstore: Leave The Books, Take The Panini | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

As the demand for printed materials drops, college bookstores are the newest part of campus transforming themselves into amenities designed to attract students. Sleek new buildings house flexible retail space, tech support, wine bars, community rooms…but not a whole lot of books.

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Professors' emphasis on student-centered teaching methods hits 25-year high

Professors' emphasis on student-centered teaching methods hits 25-year high | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

More emphasis on student-centered instruction while online teaching slowly grows.More ethnically diverse faculty, but faculty who are women and non-white feel they must worker harder to be seen as legitimate scholars. This and more observations from UCLA’s survey of over 16,000 full-time faculty.

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On Elite Campuses, an Arts Race

On Elite Campuses, an Arts Race | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Facing funding cuts and possible liquidation, on-campus art museums are working to prove their relevancy to the school’s academic mission. Elite schools are investing in art museums and centers as durable cultural landmarks that enrich the college experience while state schools incorporate art into engineering and biomedical programs.

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Radical Ideas for Reinventing College, From Stanford's Design School

Standard University's Design School spent a year asking this question: what is the future of the on-campus experience in an age of online learning? This TED-like talk explores the four answers they came up with.

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Collaboration Raises the Bar: How Visions Aligned to Create UC Davis West Village, the Nation’s Largest Planned Zero Net Energy Community

When visions are aligned, public-private partnerships can leverage initial assumptions into more ambitious programs to meet placemaking, sustainability, and other goals.

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Future of the Campus in a Digital World

Future of the Campus in a Digital World | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Campuses that want to survive well into the 21st century need to change their trajectories now. SCUPer Michael Haggans provides 6 recommendations for doing just that.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, November 24, 9:14 AM

What steps should traditional campuses consider to provide value in the digital education age?

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CNN to Air Film on US "Higher Education Crisis"

CNN to Air Film on US "Higher Education Crisis" | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Don't miss CNN's "Ivory Tower," a documentary on US higher education that asks if college is worth the cost. Airs today (Nov 20) 9 pm ET.

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Research on site: The Princeton campus as living lab

Research on site: The Princeton campus as living lab | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The "campus as living lab" concept is gaining steam and three projects from Princeton show why. By performing research in the environment that surrounds them, students improve their knowledge, their university, and broader society.

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Easy A's and What's Behind Them: Training Our Future Teachers

Easy A's and What's Behind Them: Training Our Future Teachers | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Of the 500 institutions they examined, the National Council on Teacher Quality found that in a majority of institutions (58%), grading standards for teacher candidates are much lower than for students in other majors on the same campus. This report looks at the state of teacher prep and offers suggestions to ensure new teachers are adequately prepared for one of the most difficult jobs there is.

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Bridging The STEM Divide

Bridging The STEM Divide | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Only 5% of the 500,000 associate degrees earned by women each year in the US are in the STEM fields. Community colleges are increasing the number of women in STEM fields with programs that encourage women to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math careers, and resources to support women enrolled in STEM degree programs.

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How Social Media is Changing College Recruiting

How Social Media is Changing College Recruiting | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Social media has changed college athlete recruitment strategies. University athletic departments can use social media to build closer, more direct relationships with prospects, gather intelligence on competing schools’ recruitment efforts, and learn more about how prospects act off the court (or field).

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Robert Hicks's comment, November 13, 6:31 PM
Although the article focuses mostly on athletes and recruitment, the warnings certainly apply to all college applicants, especially those seeking to attend highly selective schools. A student social media presence clearly makes a difference
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Three Ways to Shift Instructional Practices to Meet the Needs of 21st-Century Learners

Three Ways to Shift Instructional Practices to Meet the Needs of 21st-Century Learners | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

How do you engage adult learners? Make them equal partners in the learning process. Minimizing lectures, maximizing engagement, and preparing for the "ubiquitous class" all keep the focus on solving problems (as opposed to absorbing passive content).

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, November 12, 9:03 AM

Many of us have adult learners in our programs. This article shares some ways to help instructor to reshape their courses for this non-traditional student segment. Anyone try these already?

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Catapult centres ‘should number 30 by 2030’

Catapult centres ‘should number 30 by 2030’ | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The UK looks to expand Catapult Centers, technology and innovation centers that help commercialize research. Modeled after Germany’s Fraunhofer applied research institutes, the centers are jointly funded by government, industry, and collaborative projects.

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Postsecondary Trending Now: Integrated Planning and Advising Services

Postsecondary Trending Now: Integrated Planning and Advising Services | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

It’s now easier for staff and faculty members to collect, interpret, and use data to increase student success. Integrated Planning and Advising Services (IPAS) bring together data about student progress from various digital systems.

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