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Ohio State Gets $483 Million Bid for Parking Lease

Ohio State Gets $483 Million Bid for Parking Lease | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"“We can’t go on raising tuition forever. We’re looking at all our assets and asking, ‘If they’re nonessential assets, how can we turn them into revenue?’ ”


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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:


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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The Credit Hour Is Here to Stay, at Least for Now

The Carnegie Foundation released a report that the Carnegie Unit, or credit hour, is still the best way to track a student's progress through higher ed—mainly because there's no better alternative.

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‘The Hunting Ground’ exposes an ‘epidemic’ of rape in American colleges

‘The Hunting Ground’ exposes an ‘epidemic’ of rape in American colleges | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival is poised to reframe the national conversation about rape on US college campuses. The film will see broad theatrical release in March. 

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Undocumented Undergrads Continue to Face Challenges

A new study examines the unique educational and financial challenges faced by undocumented college students. Despite high stress levels, the majority of these students earn high grades. 

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University Classroom Design Principles to Facilitate Learning

University Classroom Design Principles to Facilitate Learning | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A review of classroom design principles...from the instructor's point of view. Our newest Planning for Higher Education article.

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A Counterculture Spirit Flourishes, Preserved Under Fiberglass Domes

A Counterculture Spirit Flourishes, Preserved Under Fiberglass Domes | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A 1970s experiment in communal housing at the University of California, Davis, continues to draw students with its sustainable, grow-your-own ethos.

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First Lady Invites Students and Educators to State of the Union

Ahead of President Obama's State of the Union Address, profiles of the students and teacher Michelle Obama has invited to watch the speech with her. Their stories illustrate the education topics the president will address.

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Should Urban Universities Help Their Neighbors?

Should Urban Universities Help Their Neighbors? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The University of Chicago is teaming up with the city, nonprofits, and community groups to revitalize the troubled Woodlawn neighborhood on its border. Initiatives include down payment support for employees to purchase homes in Woodlawn and a program to help local businesses complete for university contracts.

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Stimulating Change Through Recombinant Facilities (1997) | PHE 50 Classic Articles

Stimulating Change Through Recombinant Facilities (1997) | PHE 50 Classic Articles | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

This week's classic Planning for Higher Education article looks at how traditional and virtual environments can be integrated...circa 1997.

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Placing Academics at the Heart of Higher Education Planning

Placing Academics at the Heart of Higher Education Planning | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new Planning article from Robert Dickeson argues that the academic plan should inform and drive all other institutional plans.

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'American Higher Education in Crisis?' -- A Fact-Filled and Thought-Provoking Must-Read

Goldie Blumenstyk's new book, American Higher Education in Crisis?, is a well-researched analysis of US higher ed at a critical crossroads, according to reviewer Dr. Ricardo Azziz.

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Obama’s free-tuition plan: Four questions

Obama’s free-tuition plan: Four questions | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

How four groups of stakeholders—Congress, state governments, higher ed, and the public—might react to President Obama's ambitious proposal for tuition-free community college.

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Robert Hicks's comment, January 29, 4:41 PM
More opinion on free community college http://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/28/free-college
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When a Fancy Degree Scares Employers Away

When a Fancy Degree Scares Employers Away | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Elite degrees are becoming a liability for job applicants at some tech companies. Where start-ups value self-motivation and self-direction, degrees signal a need for feedback systems and external motivations.

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And So We Meet, Again: Why The Workday Is So Filled With Meetings

And So We Meet, Again: Why The Workday Is So Filled With Meetings | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The former CEO of Mattel blamed the toy company's lack of innovation on a number of things, in particular, bad meetings. One method for better meetings? Make them shorter.

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No Tax Raises on 529s: Revenge of the Upper Middle Class

No Tax Raises on 529s: Revenge of the Upper Middle Class | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The Obama administration dropped its plan to raise taxes on 529 college savings accounts after Republicans and Democrats claimed it would hurt middle class families. But who really would have been affected by the tax increase?

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A 50-year trivia tradition so intense it consumes a campus

What started as an on-campus trivia contest at Lawrence University has spread to surrounding communities...and beyond.

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Why are so many college students failing to gain job skills before graduation?

Why are so many college students failing to gain job skills before graduation? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Two recent studies found that the majority of college graduates do not have the complex reasoning skills needed in today's workplace.

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This Is The Ultimate Routine For A Perfect Work Day

This Is The Ultimate Routine For A Perfect Work Day | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A recent study found that working for 52 minutes then breaking for 17 is the most productive way to structure your day. A visual guide to actually working smarter, not harder.

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Obama's higher education plan for the end of his term

US President Obama reviewed a number of higher ed priorities during yesterday's State of the Union address, but didn't mention others. This is a guide to all of the higher ed initiatives the Obama administration would like to tackle during its final two years.

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Martin Luther King’s prophetic comments about education reform

Martin Luther King’s prophetic comments about education reform | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Comments Martin Luther King made about the purpose and value of education are still true today.

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Educational Jargon Generator

No need to spend time thinking up jargon for your next plan or report—now this generator will do it for you! Are you guilty of any of these?

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How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Work

How to Handle Difficult Conversations at Work | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

How can you make difficult conversations less, well, difficult? Eight tips for delivering disappointing news, sharing negative feedback, and disagreeing with your boss.

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ROOHUL HAQ's curator insight, January 18, 8:25 AM

Interesting topic

Sharon Probets's curator insight, January 31, 3:24 PM

The most difficult conversation is the one with have in our head.  Every other difficulty stems from that mindset.

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Top 10 IT Issues, 2015: Inflection Point (EDUCAUSE Review)

Top 10 IT Issues, 2015: Inflection Point (EDUCAUSE Review) | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A number of EDUCAUSE's Top 10 IT Issues point to the need for integrated planning: IT collaborations with academy leadership, IT as part of an institutional approach to student support, and the connection of IT priorities with institutional strategy.

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Virtual Personal Assistant App Helps Students Manage College Life

Virtual Personal Assistant App Helps Students Manage College Life | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new mobile app that helps students navigate college—both literally and figuratively—is winning praise from students and higher ed administrators alike.

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Boston, in Old College Try, Uses Campuses in 2024 Olympic Bid

Boston, in Old College Try, Uses Campuses in 2024 Olympic Bid | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Boston's partnership with its colleges allowed the city to put in a sustainable and cost-effective bid to host the Olympics. The sporting venues are already built,  there's housing for athletes, and the brain power at schools of urban planning, design, and business are ready to tackle logistical and financial challenges.

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Associations weigh in on how to gauge post-college outcomes

Associations weigh in on how to gauge post-college outcomes | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Three associations have put together a framework for measuring the value of a college degree that goes beyond short-term outcomes such as employment and earnings.

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