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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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Register by June 1

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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American higher education enrollment declines again

American higher education enrollment declines again | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The number of students enrolled in US higher ed declined this spring. While the improving economy and demographic shifts play a role, is this also a reflection of public sentiment towards higher ed?

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A New College for Old Credits

College Unbound, a program that helps adults finish incomplete degrees, is now allowed to award undergraduate degrees in Rhode Island.

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Is Harvard Showing Bias Against Asian-Americans?

Is Harvard Showing Bias Against Asian-Americans? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A group of more than 60 organizations has filed a complaint with the federal government claiming Harvard holds higher expectations for its Asian applicants than other minorities.

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This Is The Future Of College

This Is The Future Of College | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Experts say that within the next 10 to 15 years, the college experience will become rapidly unbundled and focus more on projects, competencies, and soft skills and less on seat time and lectures.

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First Lady Commencement Address at Tuskegee University

First Lady Commencement Address at Tuskegee University | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

First lady Michelle Obama delivers the commencement address to the 2015 graduates of Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama

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What Do Great College Professors Have in Common?

Knowing your stuff, having empathy for students, facilitating inquiry, and being a learner are key elements to being a great college professor. Mostly, they’re masters at knowing “how to simplify and clarify complex subjects”. 

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What’s Keeping Higher Education CIOs up at Night?

What’s Keeping Higher Education CIOs up at Night? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Higher Education Chief Information Officers are under increasing pressure to manage competing priorities in a context of a rapid change. In addition to new learning models and the proliferation of online education, CIOs need to build relationships, manage stretched budgets, and keep their networks secure. Article follows infographic.

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Student Loan Facts They Wish They Had Known

Student Loan Facts They Wish They Had Known | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Personal stories about student loans painted a picture of clueless teenagers, frazzled parents and college administrators who may not question students about their debt levels.

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A New Normal

A New Normal | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Make strategic, integrated planning the new normal on your campus by taking the SCUP Planning Institute workshops. Register today for workshops 1 and 2 at #SCUP50 in Chicago this July.

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New report on building and sustaining innovation culture in higher ed

New report on building and sustaining innovation culture in higher ed | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Helping schools set up a culture focused on encouraging and bolstering innovation is the focus of a major new report

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Does It Make a Difference If Students Protest Their Schools' Investments?

Does It Make a Difference If Students Protest Their Schools' Investments? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Student campaigns urging universities to divest from industries such as fossil fuels and firearms have become increasingly popular. But financially speaking, they may be purely symbolic.
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Deadline Today. Save $150. Strategic Thinkers and Doers Conference. #SCUP50

Deadline Today. Save $150. Strategic Thinkers and Doers Conference. #SCUP50 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

“We Strengthen and Transform Higher Education” | July 11–15, 2015 | Hyatt Regency Chicago | Chicago, IL

SCUP’s 50th Anniversary Conference is where you’ll build your planning skills to help meet your daily and long-term campus issues. You will find out how your colleagues are tackling the hottest issues on campus!

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More college grads are getting better jobs

Fewer recent college grads are underemployed (working in jobs that don't require a degree) thanks to an increase in higher-skill jobs and employers willing to train new graduates.

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Effective Use of Resources: SCUP–11 in Retrospect

Ray Haas reflects on an address he gave at SCUP's 11th conference. New Planning article! Free for members; $3 for nonmembers.

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Unpacking "Career Readiness"

A new report from ACT summarizes the requirements for success in higher ed and the workplace, and how these competencies could focus the future of assessment.

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A Breakthrough Game Design for Student Success

Through the Breakthrough Models Academy, four schools teamed to develop a gaming model focused that applies "the structure of adaption" to the challenge of student success and degree completion. "Our team determined that we could build a multi-player, interactive game for students who are new to the institution that would embed them in a compelling ‘gamescape’, intended to keep them coming back for more meaningful interaction."

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Study provides foundation for the future of digital higher education

A new, comprehensive study of the role technology plays in higher education urges universities to capitalize on technologies that effectively support student learning, to embrace blended learning environments, and to customize degree programs to serve the needs of students in a digital age.

The paper is published on the LINK Research Lab website and is part of the MOOC Research Initiative, a project focused on Massive Open Online Courses that was funded by a $835,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and administered by Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada.

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How quickly will states get to zero in funding for higher education?

Article documents the trend toward states disinvesting in higher education and how this affects families and schools. In particular, the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education reports that "the annual state investment in higher education was about 55 percent of what it had been in 1980".

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From SCUP Conference Speaker to POTUS

From SCUP Conference Speaker to POTUS | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

SCUP annual conferences have featured a wide range of influential presenters. One went on to become president of the United States.

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Why Starbucks is offering workers a college education, hold the debt.

Starbucks and Arizona State University announced the expansion of their partnership program: Now, all Starbucks employees working 20+ hours/week are eligible for a four-year, tuition-free online education at ASU.

Why? Execs on both sides say they value the importance of an educated society and a “balance between profit and social impact”.

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Discover Emerging Trends in Online Higher Education

Discover Emerging Trends in Online Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"...a look at three emerging trends in online instruction through the lens of institutions that are among the leaders in their implementation: synchronous instruction, gamification and project-based learning."

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Transforming a College

Transforming a College (2004) is an intensive case study of Elon College’s rise from a small marginal liberal arts college to a mid-sized and academically respected “university” with a distinctive national reputation both for its rise and its successful transformation. President Lambert’s afterword to the 2014 edition presents a clear description of Elon’s continued transformation.
New Planning book review! No fee; login required.

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Once invisible, college boards of trustees are suddenly in the spotlight

Once invisible, college boards of trustees are suddenly in the spotlight | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

As the US public questions the value of higher ed, college boards of trustees find themselves in a new spotlight—and more active in the governance of institutions.

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