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Cut college tuition by getting 4-year degree in 3 years

Cut college tuition by getting 4-year degree in 3 years | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Some colleges, mostly small privates, have implemented plans to graduate students in 3 years. Hartwick College is one. Now, Ohio State University has a mandate to phase in 3-year bachelors degree this fall.


"Yet for all its pocketbook appeal, the three-year concept hasn't taken off, particularly at public universities. Legislation in Rhode Island in 2009 and Washington last year encourages public universities to develop three-year options, but no programs have been proposed to date, officials in both states say. State budget challenges have pushed a University of California committee's recommendation to a back burner, says system spokesman Steve Montiel.


At Ohio State University, which must phase in three-year degrees beginning this fall, provost Joe Alutto says a three-year degree may be "misdirected for an institution such as ours." He told legislators last year that students who earned college credit in high school tend to add a minor or second major rather than graduate early."

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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:
 
July 8-9, 2016 | Vancouver, BC, Canada
Planning Institute 2
Developing and Implementing a Strategic Plan

July 9, 2016 | Vancouver, BC, Canada
Planning Institute 1
Laying the Groundwork for Strategic Planning
 
 
July 9–13, 2016 | Vancouver, BC, Canada
SCUP–51, SCUP's Annual, International Conference
We Strengthen and Transform Higher Education
 
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
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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
 
 
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The Scariest Student Loan Number

The Scariest Student Loan Number | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Media reports often focus on 6-figure student debt, but a look at the data shows it's the student with a small amount of debt who is more at risk of financial troubles.

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Police Confront the Price Tag of Prepping for Guns on Campus

Police Confront the Price Tag of Prepping for Guns on Campus | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

BL As campus carry becomes legal in more states and active-shooter scenarios loom in the public consciousness, security officials are grappling with costs both big and small.

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What’s next? Fisher II, UT Austin, and affirmative action

What’s next? Fisher II, UT Austin, and affirmative action | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

What are the implications of yesterday's US Supreme Court's decision to uphold UT Austin's race-conscious  admissions?

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Reinvent or bust: An esteemed liberal arts college pushes for new revenue

Reinvent or bust: An esteemed liberal arts college pushes for new revenue | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

How one liberal arts college is trying to diversify revenue while maintaining the traditional liberal arts college experience.

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This chart tells a fascinating story about higher education

This chart tells a fascinating story about higher education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A chart produced by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation captures the complexity of the higher education landscape and why there can be no one-size-fits-all approach.

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Where was the class of 2015 six months after graduation?

Where was the class of 2015 six months after graduation? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Six months after graduation, the majority of graduates from the class of 2015 found jobs or returned for more education.

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‘This is just part of life now.’ UCLA lockdown shows terrifying is now familiar

‘This is just part of life now.’ UCLA lockdown shows terrifying is now familiar | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

UCLA students describe their experience during yesterday's active shooter lockdown, including the makeshift door locks and barricades they had to create.

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Plan to Define and Test What Students Should Know

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A new book by the authors of Academically Adrift unveils a faculty-led effort to chart competencies in six academic disciplines.

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States that tie higher education funding to performance have it all wrong, report says

States that tie higher education funding to performance have it all wrong, report says | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new report argues that performance-based funding models reinforce disparities within higher ed and don't improve degree completion.

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Programs to Help Students Afford College Favor the Rich

Programs to Help Students Afford College Favor the Rich | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

There are a lot of programs and incentives that are supposed to help poor students finish college. Unfortunately, data shows these programs mainly help well-off students.

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Nine universities on one small campus? It’s real. It’s here. And it could be higher ed’s future.

Nine universities on one small campus? It’s real. It’s here. And it could be higher ed’s future. | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Nine state universities share one campus in an effort to reduce college costs, produce an educated workforce, and encourage college completion among populations that traditionally struggle to get their degrees—and it's working.

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How important are high school courses to college performance? Less than you might think

How important are high school courses to college performance? Less than you might think | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Success in high school courses, even Advanced Placement classes, does not predict success in college. Why?

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U. of Cincinnati Grapples With the Legacy of a Black Man Killed by Its Police

U. of Cincinnati Grapples With the Legacy of a Black Man Killed by Its Police | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A university-commissioned third-party investigation found the university police department's heavy handed tactics and mismanagement were a "recipe for disaster".

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How to fill the skills gap for new college grads who don’t have work experience

How to fill the skills gap for new college grads who don’t have work experience | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new company acts as both boot camp and temp staffing agency to help new college grads get jobs and reduce risk for employers.

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Fine-Tuning the ‘Nudges’ That Help Students Get to and Through College

Fine-Tuning the ‘Nudges’ That Help Students Get to and Through College | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A researcher describes her group’s work to design and test behavioral interventions that colleges can use to help students find and stay on their path to a degree.

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How Community Colleges Use Job-Market Data to Develop New Programs

College systems are turning to companies for information that is more current and detailed than federal data on the skills that employers are looking for.

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New online platform to help fill empty seats in classrooms

The objective of the platform is to match need with excess capacity in classrooms – connecting employers and individual employees with classres that are not full.

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When Vocational Education Spurs Students to Strive for College

When Vocational Education Spurs Students to Strive for College | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Vocational high school courses used to be the option for students who weren't going to college. Now, these courses are encouraging students to pursue post-secondary education.

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Oregon State University To Open A Dorm For Recovering Addicts

Oregon State University To Open A Dorm For Recovering Addicts | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Students in recovery for drug or alcohol addiction will have a new housing option just for them.

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Dowling College, Long in Financial Trouble, Will Close on Friday

The small private institution was unable to find academic partners to keep it afloat.

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5 Damning Findings From the Baylor Investigation

"In short, virtually everything that could be wrong with a university's treatment of sexual assault was wrong at Baylor."

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Utah Valley University Changing Landscape with Latino Initiative

Close attention to details and early relationships with parents help one university recruit more Latino students.

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Designing Ways To Move Beyond Diversity On Campus

Designing Ways To Move Beyond Diversity On Campus | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Denison University has enrolled a diverse student population. Now they are using a number of strategies to get different groups engaged with each other.

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How Should Higher Education be Regulated? The Case for Management-Based Regulation

Want to make US higher education regulation more streamlined and effective? One professor argues that we should make accreditation more rigorous while reducing the reporting and compliance burden many institutions face.

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