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Campus Sustainability Day 2012! #Campusday

Campus Sustainability Day 2012! #Campusday | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

October 24, Higher Education: Moving Sustainability Forward"—Campus Sustainability Day 10!


Plan now to make something happen on your campus October 24.

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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!

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Upcoming events:


Redesigned! SCUP Planning Institute 1
October 4–5 | Columbus, OH
(This offering is spread over two half days)


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


Redesigned! 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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University of California System Set to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

University of California System Set to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The minimum wage for university employees and contract workers will go up incrementally over the next two years, university officials said.

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Great Colleges to Work For in 2015

Did your institution make the list?

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Chris McKenna Coutts's curator insight, Today, 3:28 PM

Congratulations to Weber State University for being one of the Great Colleges to Work For in 2015.

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A College in Maine That Tackles Climate Change, One Class at a Time

A College in Maine That Tackles Climate Change, One Class at a Time | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

As institutions look for ways to fight climate change, the College of the Atlantic has made the search for solutions a central part of its curriculum.

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What the Landmark Ruling on Gay Marriage Means for Higher Education

What the Landmark Ruling on Gay Marriage Means for Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The biggest—and most unclear—changes will likely happen at US Christian colleges, which have largely forbid same-sex relationships among students and faculty members and may lose their tax-exempt status should they continue to do so.

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In Newark, higher ed’s renewed focus on manufacturing aims to reclaim Edison’s legacy

In Newark, higher ed’s renewed focus on manufacturing aims to reclaim Edison’s legacy | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Newark's higher ed institutions are partnering with local industries and agencies to align industry, educational, and economic development goals.

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Lessons From Sweet Briar

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The biggest lesson others can learn from Sweet Briar? The importance of transparency and engagement when making significant decisions.

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University Opens Student 'Texting Lane'

University Opens Student 'Texting Lane' | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Students who indulge in "distracted walking"—texting while walking—now have a designated lane at Utah Valley University. 

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Want more college graduates? Improve our K–12 system

College completion debates often miss a key point—students who come to college ready are more likely to finish college.

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Law Schools Fund Firms to Train Recent Graduates

Legal incubators give new law graduates experience running a legal practice and expand services to people who otherwise couldn't afford a lawyer.

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Diverse Conversations: Colleges that Excel at Multicultural Recruiting

Most US colleges and universities have a diversity plan on the books, but not all these plans get desired results. Here are 5 college and universities succeeding at multicultural recruiting and how they are making it happen.

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Coursera, Apple, and the Future of Global Higher Education

Apple's WWDC 2015 keynote, which shares upcoming developments in the tech company, did not include anything involving education. What would happen if Apple bought Coursera and invested in the business of the 21st century—education?

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New Pew survey on global economic sentiment

New Pew survey on global economic sentiment | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Seven years after the beginning of the global financial crisis, a Pew Research Center survey of 40 nations finds that people in fewer than half the countries have a positive view of their economy. People in emerging economies are more optimistic than those in advanced economies about conditions for the next 12 months.

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A tale of two academias: campus chief financial officers peer into the future

A tale of two academias: campus chief financial officers peer into the future | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A recent survey of campus chief financial officers finds a growing resource gap among academic institutions and that many institutions are trying to solve their financial issues symptomatically, not strategically.

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Obamacare has changed medicine. Now med schools need to change, too.

Obamacare has changed medicine. Now med schools need to change, too. | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A doctor specializing in health-care policy argues that medical schools need to adapt to the sweeping legislation by changing the way they prepare future health-care leaders.

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Sophia Nguyen's curator insight, July 18, 9:36 AM

I found this article interesting because it shows that medicine is evolving and so does medical school to meet the new needs of the next generation.

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5 Ideas To Ease The Burden Of Student Loans

5 Ideas To Ease The Burden Of Student Loans | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Student debt will become a hotter topic as the US presidential election heats up. Here are 5 ideas from policy experts that could ease the burden of student loans.

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U-Mich. survey: 22.5% of female undergrads were victims of sexual misconduct

U-Mich. survey: 22.5% of female undergrads were victims of sexual misconduct | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

More than 20 percent of female undergraduates surveyed at the University of Michigan said they experienced non-consensual sexual behavior in the past 12 months.

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Promises, promises: What can we learn about education from Kalamazoo?

Promises, promises: What can we learn about education from Kalamazoo? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

It's been 10 years since donors in Kalamazoo, MI, offered college scholarships to all local high school graduates. The results? Higher ed graduation rates are higher than the national average, but not as high as some had hoped.

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It’s Time to Make Accreditation Reports Public

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal questions the effectiveness of higher ed accrediting agencies. One way to improve the accrediting process? Make the reports public.

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Defining Competency

The US Department of Education and regional accreditors have both recently released guidance for how to assess and improve competency-based programs.

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Everyone Complains About Evaluations. A Nobel Laureate Offers an Alternative.

Instead of using student evaluations to measure course quality, one professor suggests measuring how often a professor uses teaching methods associated with better student outcomes, regardless of how well the professor delivers those methods. (Subscription required)

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Postsecondary Trending Now: Skills that Employers Value

Postsecondary Trending Now: Skills that Employers Value | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A survey of employers and higher ed administrators found a disparity between the kinds of skills each group thought students needed most.

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College is not a commodity. Stop treating it like one.

College is not a commodity. Stop treating it like one. | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Debates about the value of college often miss a key point—that a lot of the value depends on the amount of effort the students puts into her education, not just the quality of the institution.

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The Forces Behind The Decline Of For-Profit Colleges

For-profit colleges used to enroll 1 in 9 US students. Today, some are shutting down, cutting back, even going bankrupt. What forces are causing these challenges?

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