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SCUP Updates and Deadlines

Learn about upcoming deadlines and announcements.

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


Think & Act Strategically Across Higher Education!

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Upcoming events:

Workshop
March 5–6, 2016 | Tempe, AZ

Laying the Groundwork for Strategic Planning


March 6–8, 2016 | Arizona State University | Tempe, AZ
SCUP 2016 Pacific Regional Conference
Does the Campus Matter? How to Plan in the Age of EdTech


March 20–22, 2016 | The New School | New York, NY
SCUP 2016 North Atlantic Regional Conference
Behind the Headlines: How Institutions Are Innovating to Meet the New Reality


Workshop
March 22–23, 2016 | New York, New York 

Laying the Groundwork for Strategic Planning


March 30–April 1, 2016 | University of Delaware | Newark, DE
SCUP 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
Preparing for the Unexpected: Integrated Planning to the Rescue
July 9–13, 2016 | Vancouver, BC, Canada
SCUP–51, SCUP's Annual, International Conference
We Strengthen and Transform Higher Education
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What Americans say it takes to be middle class

What Americans say it takes to be middle class | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

While the economic gap between college graduates and those with a high school education has never been bigger, fewer Americans see a college education as a necessary to being middle class.

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New Challenges to Active Learning Initiatives

New Challenges to Active Learning Initiatives | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

What makes a successful active learning course, beyond faculty training and a well-designed classroom? This study found some interesting answers to this question.

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The US’ Top Game Design School Will Now Publish Its Own Games

The US’ Top Game Design School Will Now Publish Its Own Games | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The University of Southern California will establish its own publishing label, to bring its innovative student and faculty videogames directly to players.

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Why More Colleges Are Emulating Deals Like the ASU-Starbucks Alliance

Student-acquisition costs are lower and retention rates are higher for institutions that team up with companies to give tuition discounts to workers.

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College Towns Get New Housing, but It’s Decidedly Not Dorms

College Towns Get New Housing, but It’s Decidedly Not Dorms | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Near campuses around the country, developers are building housing for the staff, tapping into the desire among some younger workers to live in walkable, urban communities.

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How Much Would Bernie Sanders's Plan To Make College Free Actually Cost?

How Much Would Bernie Sanders's Plan To Make College Free Actually Cost? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Bernie Sanders, US Democratic presidential candidate, says he would make public college in the US tuition-free. How much would that cost per year?

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What Are Students Demanding?

What Are Students Demanding? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

An analysis of the demands from student organizers across 76 higher education institutions and coalitions in the US and Canada.

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Peer Mentors Help College Students Succeed

Peer Mentors Help College Students Succeed | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Peer mentors can help students succeed in college, and research has found that peer mentorship programs have positive effects on both mentors and mentees.

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Planning for University Crisis Management: The Seven-Step Approach

The seven basic steps that every university should consider adding to its crisis management plan. Planning article! Free to SCUP members; fee for non-members.

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6 Education Stories To Watch In 2016

NPR's senior education correspondent offers his predictions for the big stories in K-12 and higher education.

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The Return of the Holiday Rap: A Jedi's Chant

"On a campus far, far away… So far you have to take a bus from central campus to get there..." University of Michigan College of Engineering promises students the campus will look less like Tatooine and more like Naboo when complete.

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Majority of Freshmen at Public, Four-Year Institutions Live Within 50 Miles of Home

Majority of Freshmen at Public, Four-Year Institutions Live Within 50 Miles of Home | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

57.4% of incoming first year students attending US public four-year colleges enroll within 50 miles of home according to a recently released ACE-commissioned paper that explores how geography affects student choice.

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Digital Companies Need More Liberal Arts Majors

Digital Companies Need More Liberal Arts Majors | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

In-demand technical skills—like data analytics and business intelligence—will soon be done by machines. What can't be replaced by a computer? Liberal arts skills, like creativity, empathy, listening, and vision.

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Three predictions about the future of higher education

Three predictions about the future of higher education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Based on Moody's recent ratings actions, Jeff Selingo makes three predictions about the future of higher education.

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This article shares the top 3 predictions regards to the future of higher education based on Moody's recent results.

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Engaging on Purpose in Higher Education

To realize the golden age of learning, higher education partners—institutions, associations, and for-profit firms—must partner together.

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UVic announces world's first chair in transgender studies

UVic announces world's first chair in transgender studies | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"The University of Victoria has added a chair in transgender studies to its faculty—the first such position, the university says, in the world."

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Beyond Business: Global Commerce and the Liberal Arts

Beyond Business: Global Commerce and the Liberal Arts | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

People told Denison University it should offer a business degree, but when the institution looked more carefully at these requests, they determined what was really needed.

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Better by Design

Better by Design | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Integrated, cross-functional Student Success Teams were key to the implementation of Cal State Fullerton's strategic plan goals.

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Reformatting college: presidents put campus standards up for negotiation

At a meeting of the Council of Independent Colleges, a panel of presidents identified what they thought was essential for their institutions and what was negotiable.

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There is a dog in this fight: College to allow emotional support animals after Justice Department alleges discrimination

There is a dog in this fight: College to allow emotional support animals after Justice Department alleges discrimination | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

“Emotional support dogs” will now be allowed in student housing at Kent State University, which has settled a civil rights lawsuit brought by the U.S. Justice Department claiming the school discriminated against students with psychological disabilities.

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323 learners eligible for credit from MOOCs at Arizona State U.

Only 323 of 34,086 learners are eligible to take advantage of Arizona State's MOOCs-for-credit initiative with edX. The university calls it a "positive first step."
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The Lie About College Diversity

The Lie About College Diversity | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"...even if a school succeeds in using its admissions process to put together a diverse student body, it often fails at the more important goal that this diversity ideally serves: meaningful interactions between people from different backgrounds..."

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