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Scientist Michael Faraday Celebrated in Design of Residence Hall to be WPI's 4th LEED Building

Scientist Michael Faraday Celebrated in Design of Residence Hall to be WPI's 4th LEED Building | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts plans to break ground for a new $38 million residence hall building in June 2012, with  fast track construction to be completed by July 2013.  This Green building was designed by Boston-based ADD Inc. to meet LEED Certification standards, and will be built by Daniel O'Connell's Sons of Holyoke, Mass. This residence hall will be WPI's fourth LEED-certified building. 


The building's design celebrates the work of Michael Faraday, a British scientist, chemist, physicist, and philosopher who lived from 1791 to 1867. Faraday is widely credited as being one of the most influential scientists in history.


Also under construction is a new parking garage featuring the first "rooftop fields" in Massachusetts. The garage will feature rooftop athletic fields for softball, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, rugby, and a variety of other recreational activities. That new facility is projected to open in January 2013, and will include sustainable features such as stormwater recharging, energy efficiency, an electric vehicle charging station, and the use of materials with recycled content; the very nature of the project is an important example of sustainable development in that the land is being used for two purposes under one footprint."

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SCUP Updates and Deadlines

Learn about upcoming deadlines and announcements.

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

 

Face-to-Face Events for

Higher Ed Planning Professionals!

 

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Upcoming events:
 
September 23, 2016 | Cambridge College | Boston, MA
Planning Institute 1
Laying the Groundwork for Strategic Planning

 

September 23, 2016 | SCUP Headquarters | Ann Arbor, MI
Planning Institute 1
October 2–3, 2016 | Evanston, IL
Planning Institute 1
Laying the Groundwork for Strategic Planning

 

October 3–5, 2016 | Evanston, IL
SCUP 2016 North Central Regional Conference
Integrated Planning: It’s What We Do!

 

October 7, 2016 | Northeastern University | Boston, MA
SCUP 2016 North Atlantic Symposium
Northeastern University’s Vision in Boston and Beyond

 

October 16–18, 2016 | Charlotte, NC
SCUP 2016 Southern Regional Conference
Planning with Clarity: Rethinking Conventional Models of Higher Education

 

October 16, 2016 | Charlotte, North Carolina
Planning Institute 1
Laying the Groundwork for Strategic Planning
 
November 3–4, 2016 | Chicago, IL
Planning Institute 2

 

November 7, 2016 | Simmons College | Boston, MA
SCUP Urban Campus Resilience Symposium
 
July 8–12, 2017 | Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC
SCUP–52, SCUP's Annual, International Conference
We Strengthen and Transform Higher Education
 
 
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An Ivy League professor on why colleges don’t hire more faculty of color: ‘We don’t want them’

An Ivy League professor on why colleges don’t hire more faculty of color: ‘We don’t want them’ | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

It's not that there aren't enough faculty of color to hire, Marybeth Gasman argues.

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Collaborating to Drive Student-Centered Innovation

Collaborating to Drive Student-Centered Innovation | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Student success requires two things—clarity about who is responsible for improving student outcomes, and cross-departmental collaboration and planning.

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Meet the 16 most innovative people in higher education

Meet the 16 most innovative people in higher education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

From student coaching to competency-based education, here's how these people are working to make college more accessible, affordable, and effective.

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Improving Student Outcomes - Who Should Be Accountable?

Improving Student Outcomes - Who Should Be Accountable? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Everyone's happy to point fingers for where improvements should start. New report identifies 5 obstacles hindering colleges from improving student outcomes and higher ed leaders' opinions on where the push should start.

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College requires ‘cultural competency’ training to avoid offending an often-overlooked culture: The military

College requires ‘cultural competency’ training to avoid offending an often-overlooked culture: The military | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Texas A&M University-San Antonio now requires all faculty and staff to get training to better understand their students who are connected to the military.
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The Innovation Campus: Building Better Ideas

The Innovation Campus: Building Better Ideas | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Can architecture spur creativity? Universities are investing in big, high-tech buildings in the hope of evoking big, high-tech thinking.

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Is Anybody Reading the Syllabus? To Find Out, Some Professors Bury Hidden Gems

Is Anybody Reading the Syllabus? To Find Out, Some Professors Bury Hidden Gems | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Some professors are hiding instructions in the syllabus to find out how many students actually read it while others have completely changed how they develop their syllabi.

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Consolidating for Success

Consolidating for Success | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The merger between Georgia State University and the two-year Georgia Perimeter College wasn't driven by finances but by student success.

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You Don’t Know Your Students. This Professor Hopes to Change That.

You Don’t Know Your Students. This Professor Hopes to Change That. | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

To better serve his students, professor Michael Wesch decided to have his students teach him about their lives.

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Deconstructing CBE: A Different Approach

Considering competency-based education (CBE)? A new study takes a detailed look at how different institutions are deploying CBE.

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Q&A: Stanford University's Kelly Schmutte on Changing the Undergrad Experience

Q&A: Stanford University's Kelly Schmutte on Changing the Undergrad Experience | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A project at Stanford reimagines what higher education might look like 2025.

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Traditional colleges enter the coding boot camp market

Traditional colleges enter the coding boot camp market | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

In response to the coding skills gap, higher ed institutions are partnering with coding boot camps...or starting their own.

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An Online Education Breakthrough? A Master’s Degree for a Mere $7,000

An Online Education Breakthrough? A Master’s Degree for a Mere $7,000 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Georgia Tech's successful and affordable online master's degree has brought attention to a new group of people not being well--served by higher ed—older students without the time or money for a traditional master's degree.

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Small colleges face hurdles as they're pushed to change

Small colleges face hurdles as they're pushed to change | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Despite numerous challenges, small colleges are finding it difficult to change their business models. One group is working to make that easier.

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What's Causing The Increased Enrollment At HBCUs?

What's Causing The Increased Enrollment At HBCUs? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Several HBCUs are reporting record enrollment after years of decline. What's behind the increase? One theory: increased racial tension on college campuses.

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New College Rankings Are Out: NPR Ed Rates The Rankings!

New College Rankings Are Out: NPR Ed Rates The Rankings! | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

College rankings are out, but how do the rankings stack up? Which ranking is #1? NPR turns the tables and rates the rankings.

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Leading the Way in Learning Analytics | Ithaka S+R

Leading the Way in Learning Analytics | Ithaka S+R | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Some institutions are taking the lead in the development of learning analytics. Four strategies you may want to consider.

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Orienting the Academic Lab Towards Tomorrow | BLiNK

Orienting the Academic Lab Towards Tomorrow | BLiNK | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Student-driven learning has become a prolific idea that has gone beyond impacting just curriculum and teaching philosophies; it now informs the way we structure classrooms and design the spaces where learning is intended to occur.
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Lego-inspired social media character reveals the gallows humor of grad school life

Lego-inspired social media character reveals the gallows humor of grad school life | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

How one PhD student expresses the trials and tribulations of grad school using Lego tableaus.

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The “Jobs to Be Done” Theory of Innovation

The “Jobs to Be Done” Theory of Innovation | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Do you understand what "job" your students are trying to do? This introduction to Jobs Theory includes an explanation of how it was applied at Southern New Hampshire University.

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Universities Are Slowly Opening Their Doors to Former Convicts

Universities Are Slowly Opening Their Doors to Former Convicts | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"A program at San Francisco State University has quietly been helping former prisoners earn college degrees for decades. Now, it’s gaining wider attention as schools around the state begin to look for ways to help formerly incarcerated men and women gain access to higher education."

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Degree-Planning Tools and Learning Advisors

Degree-Planning Tools and Learning Advisors | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

New tools promise to help students graduate based on each student's strengths, weaknesses, preferences, and circumstances. But is technology alone enough to guide students to their degree?

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Prioritization Anxiety

Academy prioritization can feel like The Hunger Games to some faculty. Stories of academic program review gone wrong (and right).

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