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Early demographic data hints at what type of student takes a MOOC | Inside Higher Ed

Do American MOOCs threaten disruption for international universities?


"The preponderance of international students taking MOOCs, if it persists, could have implications for the strategic directions of their providers. For example, Udacity recently made a deal with Pearson that will enable the young company to use Pearson’s testing centers to administer in-person exams to far-flung students. Pearson owns testing centers in 170 countries


It may turn out that MOOCs from elite U.S. institutions might pose the greatest disruptive threat to foreign universities, says Paul LeBlanc, the president of Southern New Hampshire University. 'It’s a bigger play, perhaps, in Asia than in the U.S.,' he said."

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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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One-Day and Workshop-Only registrations available!
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Upcoming events:


Redesigned! SCUP Planning Institute 1
July 11 | Chicago, IL 


Redesigned! SCUP Planning Institute 2
July 10-11 | Chicago, IL 


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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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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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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Wisconsin’s Fight Over Faculty Rights: What’s at Stake, and What’s Next

Proposed legislation in Wisconsin to overhaul the public university system would hit faculty hardest. Here, an analysis of the legislation's potential impact on faculty and answers to commonly asked questions. Subscription to The Chronicle of Higher Education required.

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The Quantified Student: An App That Predicts GPA

The Quantified Student: An App That Predicts GPA | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

In a small experiment, researchers used a phone's activity trackers to predict student GPA based on where the student spent time. One finding? Students with better grades studied in louder locations.

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Lessons From a Competency-Based Education Experiment

Paul LeBlanc, president of Southern New Hampshire University, explains his vision of competency-based education and what has surprised him from his college's own experiment.

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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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The Chief Data Officer in Higher Education

The Chief Data Officer in Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Data-driven decision making is more important to higher ed than ever, but requires specialized skills and plans. Here's how the University of South Carolina addressed this challenge with a new position (Chief Data Officer) and a data governance plan.

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The Global Search for Education: Digital Literacy Tips & Tricks

Are digital natives digitally literate? Five skills students need to intelligently and mindfully use social media.

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