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Welcome to SCUP's Change & Disruption cMOOC Week TwoThe following article from Planning for Higher Education v41n2 is published here today, and availa…
The following article from Planning for Higher Education v41n2 is available to everyone free, only from today through next Thursday.
Part One of "Transforming in an Age of Disruptive Change" by Donald Norris, Robert Brodnick,Paul Lefrere, Joseph Gilmour, and Linda Baer. (Part Two will be published on February 8.)
Almost twenty years ago, the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) published the book Transforming Higher Education: A Vision for Learning in the 21st Century (THE), written by Michael G. Dolence and Donald M. Norris. THE served as a manifesto of how the teaching, training, experiences, and perspectives offered by higher education needed to be realigned with the needs of society, then redesigned, redefined, and reengineered.
Today, higher education is faced with pressure to transform broadly and rapidly, partially because we have failed to achieve significant and needed change. ... This paper sets the stage for this conversation.
Revisiting What the Future Looked Like in 1995
Tracking Other Voices from 1995 to the Present
Establishing 2013 as Our New Vantage Point for the Future
Part Two (February 8)
Reinventing Strategies, Business Models, and Emerging Practices
Getting Started, Getting it Done
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How will teaching and learning in the early 21st century differ from its 20th century predecessor? Some shifts are already well underway. These include the growing embrace of open educational resources and of courses collaboratively designed and developed by teams including content area specialists, educational technologists, and instructional designers. Peer mentoring and grading are becoming more common, as is a gradual shift toward learner-centered pedagogies and competency-based, outcomes-oriented approaches.
Alongside these developments are five far-reaching developments.
1. A 21st century education will be geared toward 100 percent proficiency.
2. It will rest on the science of learning.
3. It will be data-driven.
4. It will be personalized.
5. It will take advantage of technology in ways that truly enhance the learning experience.
The section on "the science of learning" demonstrates a lot of learning going on right now about learning. The author, Steven Mintz is the executive director of the University of Texas System’s Institute for Transformational Learning and a professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin.
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Contrary to Matt Yglesias or Richard K. Vedder, Creon Critic argues why its really OK for people to give money to Harvard.
Interesting, especially the comments.
Call for Proposals!
The proposal deadline is May 31, 2014!
In honor of M. Perry Chapman’s passion for developing and sharing knowledge and his commitment to integrated planning and interdisciplinary collaboration in higher education, the The Hideo Sasaki Foundation, under the auspices of the Society for College and University Planning, is awarding $10,000 annually through 2016 to research projects based on selected questions.
This year's prize will be awarded to the research project that provides the broadest range of research related to the question:
How does the physical campus support institutional missions of learning and engagement?
The proposed research may address interior or exterior areas of the campus and may target formal and informal functions, activities or programs pertaining to students, faculty or administrative staff. The jury wishes to support the most rigorous research protocols possible, so please be clear about how your proposal meets the standards of valid and reliable research.
The proposed project may be part of a larger research effort, but must result in a product that meets the requirements of the prize: The product of the research should be capable of being shared and used in a variety of SCUP venues, including as an electronically published paper.
The proposed research for the 2014 prize may take place over more than one year and proposals should directly address the length of the proposed research. The jury may choose to award funds for multiple years, based on such proposals.
To learn more about Perry Chapman and the proposals details visit The Perry Chapman site or download the PDF.
Learn more and Submit your proposal today!
The report from the 2012's prize recipients is available here: Research on Learning Space Design:Present State, Future Directions.
The 2013 prize team is blogging updates in the Mojo.
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"The places creative, service, and working class jobs will grow the most by 2022." Another graph shows the "growth of jobs in America across three broad occupational classes – the creative class, service class, and working class – over the past half century. The trend could not be clearer. Working class jobs, which include those in factory production, construction and transportation, have declined from half the workforce to about 20 percent.
High-paying, knowledge-based creative class jobs in science and technology, business and management, the professions, arts, media, and entertainment have increased from just 15 percent of jobs to more than a third. Lower-paying service jobs in fields like retail sales, food prep, and personal care have increased from 30 percent to nearly half of all jobs."
What is your career plan for the next 10, 20, 40 years? Do you have one? People are living longer & working longer. Good jobs will continue to get more scarce, especially for the "working class." Continuing education and long-term planning are a must.
— without reinventing the wheel. Keene State U, which has 40 percent first-gen students, is doing so.
A growing trend? Outsourcing (or crowd sourcing) niche student affairs programs that are too expensive for a single institution to develop on its own.
Rutgers' engineering school has developed a tool, called "The Swarm," that tracks students as they move across the New Brunswick and Piscataway campuses on a typical day. The tool - which uses class schedules and housing assignments to predict where students travel on campus during the course of a day -- will show campus officials where students congregate and how the campus bus system is used.
"You can see how they aggregate, what different tracks they take, what are the hot spots by the hours of the day, what buses are they on," Rutgers President Robert Barchi said. "The patterns that come out of this are very interesting."
SCUPer Antonio Calcado is the driving force in this planning, which is about much more than just timing and transportation.
The Steel City is already coming back from decades of problems. Now new mayor Bill Peduto needs to find a way to continue and accelerate that growth...
Join us for SCUP–49, "Plan for the Transformation of Higher Education," in Pittsburgh on July 12–16, higher education's premier planning event for 2014.
What I learned there -- besides how weird corporate-sponsored conferences are, right down to commercials they looped on screens between talks -- is that there is a system of content generation that feeds thinkpieces and thinkfluencers with greater speed and sound bite concision than most professors can offer.
"Has Afghan higher education been transformed? Basically yes, with the caveats noted, and indeed to a surprising degree given its limited resources and the little support it has received."
This timely Planning for Higher Education feature article reveals 13 years of very complicated, nation-wide integrated planning for higher education—in a war zone. Its 32 pages may also be the best available general past, present, and future look at Afghan higher education.
The SCUP authors are Mohammed Osman Babury, deputy minister for academic affairs at the Ministry of Higher Education in Afghanistan and Fred M. Hayward, senior higher education advisor at the Ministry of Higher Education
"New York University Journalism professor Clay Shirky explained to Slate the proliferation of ellipses in casual (and even some business) communication is just one way to speed things up. “People are communicating like they are talking, but encoding that talk in writing," he said."
A little bit of understanding about how the use of the language in communications is changing, especially among younger people.
Robert Dickeson worked with the 50-year-old university for two years. "The best Canadian example is the University of Guelph,” he said in a phone interview.
"They were in good shape financially but they could see the handwriting on the wall. They could anticipate that there might be cuts or there might be problems or there might be issues if the same old funding formulas rocked along and there were changes in the demographics,” Dickeson said. ... The University of Guelph did everything right, according to Dickeson.
Dickeson will be joining other SCUPers in Pittsburgh in July for SCUP–49, Plan for Transformation of Higher Ed. [NC]
try to do the best you can is better because this can help you to do everything easy
Join 1,500+ peers, colleagues, and other experts for higher education's premier planning event. [PA]
PASADENA, Calif. -- The Pittsburgh-filmed "Those Who Kill" will bring with it familiar visuals and maybe even familiar faces among the locally based guest actors and background players hired for scenes. "Kill" follows Pittsburgh homicide detective Catherine Jensen (Chloe Sevigny, "Big Love") and forensic psychologist Thomas Schaeffer (James D'Arcy, "Cloud Atlas") as they hunt serial killers.
Another good reason to visit Pittsburgh July 12–15 for Plan to Transform Higher Education, the Society for College and University Planning's 2014 annual conference.
It happened so slowly that no one really noticed at first. That’s the way erosion works. It is a gradual decay.
But somewhere along the line, over the past three decades or so, the deterioration of support for public higher education became hard to miss. Appropriations tanked. Tuition soared. College leaders embraced gloomy rhetoric about broken partnerships with the very people who had built these institutions from the ground up.
Now we have come to a precipice.
It might in some instances be awfully kind to call it "neglect."
This is according to a new CUPA-HR survey.
In an Executive Budget hearing Thursday on higher education, SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher sounded enthusiastic about embarking on several new initiatives
SCUP–49 keynoter Nancy Zimpher has a way with the state legislature: "As it does every year, the Executive Budget brings with it exciting new opportunities for SUNY as well as a few challenges that we would like to see addressed."
"There is a fair amount of skepticism on the part of faculty, particularly successful faculty, about the value of academic leadership."
"We are really questioning the idea of protecting junior faculty from service… Strategically, we need to give people opportunities to show leadership and to develop their skills."
With many baby boomers preparing to retire, higher education is facing an anticipated shortage of academic administrators. Compounding this challenge, many mid-career faculty are reluctant to fill these important positions, concerned that academic leadership is incompatible with work-life balance, that it detracts from their commitments to research and teaching, and that it is tantamount to "going to the dark side." Further, administrative roles have become more complex over the past decade due to increased regulatory requirements and budget constraints.
The Flexible Learning Environments eXchange – FLEXspace – is a robust, open access repository populated with examples of learning spaces. It contains high resolution images and related information that describes detailed attributes of these spaces from institutions across the globe. The incentive for participation is to showcase innovative design solutions open to peer review ranking and comments. As more contributions are received, the repository will emerge into a very useful planning resource for education and supporting entities at multiple levels.
The Beta of this forward-thinking initiative is available for review and input. SCUP is working with SUNY, the CSU system, ArtStore, ELI, CCUMC, and other organizations to provide this source of innovation ... and savings!
For students, the building provides a much-needed option for convenient housing. Only about 5% of university students in South Africa live in official dorms, despite demand, and at least one government report blames a lack of housing for the country's incredibly high dropout rate (only about 15% of South African university students end up graduating).
Thought Leaders Report 2013: The Rising Cost of Higher Education [PDF].
Author:APPAPrice:$ 0.00 (Member Price: $ 0.00)
Date Published:September 2013Cover type:PDF
No of Pages:40
Notes:Produced in conjunction with APPA's Center for Facilities Research (CFaR)
The 2013 Thought Leaders symposium, sponsored in part by DTZ, a UGL company, and Jacobs, focused on the topic of the rising cost of higher education. More than three dozen higher education leaders--including presidents, provosts, business officers, consultants, association executives, and facilities professionals--participated in a facilitated discussion and work session to identify, prioritize, and recommend solutions on the issues related to the cost of higher education. Contents:* Executive summary* The challenge of rising costs in higher education* Colleges in crisis - a summation* The top issues in higher education facilities 1. Align the programs and priorities of the institution with its mission and vision 2. Build campus-wide understanding of the "arms race" between institutions on campus spending 3. Better utilize and manage space 4. Involve faculty in decisions about facilities and space 5. Identify programs and facilities that need investment 6. Manage rising labor costs 7. Understand the challenges posed by increasingly complex buildings 8. Limit rising costs associated with complying with codes and regulations 9. Reduce the cost of unfunded mandates on the institution* References and resources* List of symposium participants
Should be in every planner's library.
Last month I organized a review community and forum focused on software for higher education. SoftwarePhD.com is exclusively for professionals at colleges and universities and just might be the tool that spares you from making your next software mis-purchase.
He says: "And, the feedback I have received thus far from the 300+ members institutions of SoftwarePhD.com has overwhelmingly confirmed this. There is an appetite for greater transparency and increased collaboration. Ultimately, this will lead to better software products, more realistic customer expectations and greatly reduced inefficiency in the software selection process."
[G]ymnastic feats with humble blocks, producing an angular avalanche of a building that appears to tumble precipitously in all directions.
This striking piece of redbrick origami is the school's £24m new Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, a souped-up home for the students' union that is as energetic on the outside as the activities going on within.
"It's a bit like a cruise ship," says Sheila O'Donnell. "A great stack of different functions, from a nightclub and gym, to cafes and prayer rooms, all these bits of different shapes and sizes interlocking together in a complicated jigsaw puzzle."