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Members of the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) scan higher education, inside and out, and present this curated collection of links, articles, and resources.
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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:


2014 Southern Regional Conference
October 20-22 | Orlando, FL


2014 North Atlantic Symposium
October 24 | Stony Brook, NY


SCUP Planning Institute - Step I
November 4 | Ontario, Canada


2014 North Central Regional Conference
November 5-7 | Ontario, Canada


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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How Southern New Hampshire U Develops 650-Plus Online Courses Per Year

How Southern New Hampshire U Develops 650-Plus Online Courses Per Year | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

In the past two years, Southern New Hampshire University increased its online course offerings by 67% and more than tripled its enrollment. How has the fastest growing not-for-profit online educator in the US managed to create so many new programs and courses?

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The Value of a College Degree

The Value of a College Degree | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

At a time when so many question whether college is worth the investment, the dollar value of a college degree is near its all-time high while the time required to recoup the costs of the degree has remained near its all-time low.

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Joan McGee's curator insight, Today, 1:10 PM

Of course!!

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Leon Botstein and the Future of Bard College

Leon Botstein and the Future of Bard College | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Leon Botstein has formed Bard College in his image—idealistic, earnest, and dismissive of bureaucracy and procedure. But when a school is built around a personality (and that personality's ability to draw large donors), what happens when that personality leaves?

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Why Aid for College Is Missing the Mark

Why Aid for College Is Missing the Mark | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Inequality in US higher education is growing— the biggest impact on college attainment is socioeconomic status. But the most disturbing part? Government financing doesn't solve inequities. It makes them worse.

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Forging Futures: Building Higher Level Skills Through University and Employer Collaboration

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In the UK, 1 in 5 of all job vacancies are “skills shortage” vacancies—employers can’t find people with the skills they need. This report features 12 case studies that explore how universities and employers from a variety of sectors are collaborating to address skills shortages.

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How universities are using bold campus architecture to market themselves

How universities are using bold campus architecture to market themselves | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The many iconic university buildings built recently remind us that architecture continues to be used as a branding and marketing tool. They represent the power of knowledge, establish the school’s identity, and attract students (and parents).

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Higher education in the US: The student's perspective

“It’s kind of a pay-to-play situation right now.” In this video produced by The Economist, students sound off about access, tuition, financing, debt, and how finding a job becomes the primary goal of higher education.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 10, 2:38 AM

Higher education in the US: The student's perspective

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How Kresge Approaches Higher Education Funding - Inside Philanthropy: Fundraising Intelligence - Inside Philanthropy

What makes the Kresge Foundation stand out is its strategic approach that strives to prepare underrepresented students for success and bolsters the capacity of the institutions that serve them.

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Udacity Blog: Announcing nanodegrees: a new type of credential for a modern workforce

Udacity Blog: Announcing nanodegrees: a new type of credential for a modern workforce | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Udacity teamed with AT&T to launch nanodegrees: compact, flexible, job-focused credentials that are stackable throughout the student’s career. Nanodegrees are intended for working students and designed to be completed in 6-12 months. Udacity is now piloting the first nanodegree—front-end web developer.

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Community College Students Face a Very Long Road to Graduation

Community College Students Face a Very Long Road to Graduation | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Vladimir de Jesus’s story highlights the conundrum of community colleges—students with the most barriers to graduation (competing obligations and complex needs) are enrolled in institutions that are frequently underfunded and struggle to provide the kind of integrated support their students need.

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The rise of the global university

In 2011, 4.3 million students enrolled in higher education outside of their home country. Population and economic growth in India, China, and Africa, along with worldwide technological changes in education delivery, mean more students than ever will study "abroad" (even if they never leave their house).

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Essay by Janet Napolitano on her first year as president of University of California

Essay by Janet Napolitano on her first year as president of University of California | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

“On my first day at the university…I said that I faced a steep learning curve, and my first job was to climb it.” Janet Napolitano, no stranger to complex organizations, reflects on her first year as president of the University of California system.

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Untapped potential: Making the higher education market work for students and taxpayers

Untapped potential: Making the higher education market work for students and taxpayers | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

How to reform US higher education (from a free-market, conservative perspective): 1) modernize federal oversight, 2) shift academic oversight from accreditors to a group of employers, nonprofits, and/or professional associations, and 3) give consumers (students) the information to make better choices.

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Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students

Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The “deeper learning” model, which emphasizes critical thinking, communication, and learning to learn, has positive outcomes for students from any background, according to the American Institutes for Research (AIR).

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Tracey Vickery's curator insight, Today, 9:34 AM

Always amazing that finds like this are news.  Seriously?  The brain is wired for challenge....surface learning and learning without purpose and understanding is not challenging. This is one of the biggest differences between American education and other countries.  We cover twice the material in our textbooks while others go deep.  What difference does it make?  From my observations, international students are more likely to connect the material in creative ways, actually recall the material because they can connect it, and end up with a mind more interested in learning. 

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Can Games Save Higher Education?

Can role-immersion games solve almost all of the problems afflicting higher education? That’s debatable. But they do spark passionate engagement from students, compelling them to work harder…voluntarily.

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Killer Apps in the Gigabit Age

The age of gigabit connectivity—internet speeds about 10x faster than the US average today—is approaching. What new activities and applications might emerge in the gigabit age? Telesurgery, immersive 3D experiences (including classes), and joining Thanksgiving dinner by holograph are just a few ideas.

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Mentoring in a Millennial World

Mentoring in a Millennial World | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Having grown up using social networks and mobile devices to crowdsource information and wisdom, millennials are most likely to seek a broad array of learning relationships to support them at work. They see mentoring as a learning process that occurs across a range of relationships — senior leaders, peers, junior colleagues, clients, and customers.

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Why Clay Shirky Banned Laptops, Tablets and Phones from His Classroom

Why Clay Shirky Banned Laptops, Tablets and Phones from His Classroom | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Lids down. Clay Shirky, leading technologist and recent SCUP-49 plenary, now bans devices during his lectures. After thoughtful consideration of the science behind attention, multi-tasking, and social media, he no longer believes he can or should fight for attention; rather, he sees himself as a partner with students, protecting against distraction.

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A New Age of Reason for Academic Libraries

A New Age of Reason for Academic Libraries | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The academic library community is ready to move beyond collective hand-wringing about its future and recast its identity as an active collaborator across institutional boundaries that empowers individuals and encourages exploration and exchange.

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A Technology-Rich Alternative to Traditional Higher Education

A Technology-Rich Alternative to Traditional Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

According to Arizona State University, the current residential model of higher education is not scalable and does not work for higher education. The answer? Online education—but it needs to be done right.

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Higher Education in India: Vision 2030

Higher Education in India: Vision 2030 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A vision for higher education in India: by 2030, one out of every four graduates in the world will be a product of the Indian higher education system. Achieving this vision will require transformation across all levers of India’s higher education system.

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toddsvec's curator insight, October 12, 5:44 PM

India will focus on the four tools below to get to their goal:


  • Expansion of a differentiated university system with a three-tiered formalized structure
  • Transition to a learner-centered paradigm of education
  • Intensive use of technology
  • Reforms in governance



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How Much of Your Data Would You Trade for a Free Cookie?

How Much of Your Data Would You Trade for a Free Cookie? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

During an arts festival in New York, people willingly divulged personal information—including fingerprints and partial Social Security numbers—for a free cookie. Despite recent security breaches, our society remains lax on keeping data private.

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James Young's comment, October 7, 7:52 AM
great article. thanks for posting!
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Department Awards $75 Million in "First in the World" Grants to 24 Colleges and Universities

Department Awards $75 Million in "First in the World" Grants to 24 Colleges and Universities | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

President Obama's grant competition has three priorities—college access and completion, STEM enrollment and completion, and reduced time to completion. Innovations include: new project-based majors that allow for self-pacing and acceleration and an online experience for adult students that incorporates virtual learning communities and wraparound coaching.

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Google's University Street View Puts a New Spin on Virtual Campus Tours

Google's University Street View Puts a New Spin on Virtual Campus Tours | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Virtual campus tours are becoming more common thanks to Google and sites like CampusTours and YouVisit.

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Exploring the Google Glass UX

After developing apps for Google Glass, user experience (UX) designers have a better idea of Glass's strengths and opportunities—in particular, brief usage scenarios that deliver info relevant to the user's immediate context. The wearable holds great promise for industry and education.

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