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LEED 2012 Development | Meet the new LEED v4 | USGBC

"In response to overwhelming feedback from our members, core LEED users and engaged stakeholders, USGBC announced today that it will delay ballot on LEED 2012 until June 1, 2013. Because of this date change LEED 2012 is being renamed LEED v4.


Why the change?


This change is 100% in response to helping our stakeholders fully understand and embrace this next big step. We intend to do everything we can to ensure that the market is ready for LEED v4 because it represents progress on both carbon reduction and human health improvements.


We feel it is our obligation to our loyal users to fully build out the credit documentation, forms, and education prior to rating system ballot. Therefore we've decided to delay ballot on LEED v4 until June 1, 2013 (or potentially sooner)."

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SCUP Updates and Deadlines

Learn about upcoming deadlines and announcements.

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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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Samuel DuBose’s Death in Cincinnati Points to Off-Campus Power of College Police

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The shooting of Mr. DuBose, a black man, has prompted officials to reconsider a policy that allowed a university force to patrol an area far more complex than its campus. The University of Cincinnati is not the only urban campus with an armed police force; the Justice Department reports that 92 percent of public institutions and 38 percent of private campuses have police officers, as opposed to security guards.

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Librarians Leap to the Aid of Researchers Whose Funding Will Soon Depend on Open Access

Librarians Leap to the Aid of Researchers Whose Funding Will Soon Depend on Open Access | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
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As more federal agencies begin requiring grant recipients to make research results freely available to the public, college librarians have taken on a new role: helping researchers comply with open-access rules. (Subscription may be required to read article.)

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Do students get a fair hearing? An effort to change how colleges handle sexual assaults.

Do students get a fair hearing? An effort to change how colleges handle sexual assaults. | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
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The Safe Campus Act, a new US House bill, is notable for its efforts to ensure students are able to get a fair hearing on campus, and give law enforcement a more prominent role in such cases. Two prominent Greek-life groups have come out to publicly support the bill.

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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 medical school needs to be able to adapt to the changing world of medicine.

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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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Triaging Textbook Costs

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In the "era of the $400 college textbook," affordability initiatives take a utilitarian approach.

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Advice for New Students From Those Who Know (Old Students)

Advice for New Students From Those Who Know (Old Students) | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
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New supplies, new clothes, new start. How will you manage your first year of college? Upperclassmen and recent graduates from around the country offer words of wisdom.

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Pell Grants For Prisoners: An Old Argument Revisited

Pell Grants For Prisoners: An Old Argument Revisited | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
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Tomorrow, at a prison in Jessup, Md., Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta Lynch are expected to unveil a plan to create a limited pilot program allowing some students in prison to use Pell Grants to pay for college classes.

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George Washington University Drops SAT and ACT Scores for Applicants

George Washington University Drops SAT and ACT Scores for Applicants | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
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George Washington U becomes one of the largest colleges in the US to adopt a “test-optional” policy. 

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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, July 27, 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

Lessons From Sweet Briar | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

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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