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Creating Community College Roadmaps for Success

Creating Community College Roadmaps for Success | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

In their respective communities, campus teams applied the theory of action through a variety of campus projects. They created integrated roadmaps across divisional boundaries; used various assessment strategies to build and act on available evidence of “what works”; aligned high-impact practices, student learning outcomes, and student support efforts in the curriculum and the cocurriculum; and engaged students in the process of project planning. Through communities of practice, based on specific topics (e.g., using e-portfolios, gathering evidence and measuring success, building navigable roadmaps), participating campuses were encouraged to share ideas, to explore solutions, to take risks, and to learn from failed starts. Understanding that one size would not fit all, each institution was given the support and freedom to design a context-sensitive model for student success. Each institution addressed specific areas of need in order to improve teaching and learning while strengthening pathways to completion.

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SCUP Updates and Deadlines

Learn about upcoming deadlines and announcements.

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Think Strategically Across Higher Education!


Chicago, IL
July 11–15, 2015

 
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SCUP Planning Institute - Step III
January 16-17 | Tempe, AZ


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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Future of the Campus in a Digital World

Future of the Campus in a Digital World | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Campuses that want to survive well into the 21st century need to change their trajectories now. SCUPer Michael Haggans provides 6 recommendations for doing just that.

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CNN to Air Film on US "Higher Education Crisis"

CNN to Air Film on US "Higher Education Crisis" | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Don't miss CNN's "Ivory Tower," a documentary on US higher education that asks if college is worth the cost. Airs today (Nov 20) 9 pm ET.

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Research on site: The Princeton campus as living lab

Research on site: The Princeton campus as living lab | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The "campus as living lab" concept is gaining steam and three projects from Princeton show why. By performing research in the environment that surrounds them, students improve their knowledge, their university, and broader society.

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Easy A's and What's Behind Them: Training Our Future Teachers

Easy A's and What's Behind Them: Training Our Future Teachers | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Of the 500 institutions they examined, the National Council on Teacher Quality found that in a majority of institutions (58%), grading standards for teacher candidates are much lower than for students in other majors on the same campus. This report looks at the state of teacher prep and offers suggestions to ensure new teachers are adequately prepared for one of the most difficult jobs there is.

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Bridging The STEM Divide

Bridging The STEM Divide | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Only 5% of the 500,000 associate degrees earned by women each year in the US are in the STEM fields. Community colleges are increasing the number of women in STEM fields with programs that encourage women to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math careers, and resources to support women enrolled in STEM degree programs.

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How Social Media is Changing College Recruiting

How Social Media is Changing College Recruiting | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Social media has changed college athlete recruitment strategies. University athletic departments can use social media to build closer, more direct relationships with prospects, gather intelligence on competing schools’ recruitment efforts, and learn more about how prospects act off the court (or field).

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Robert Hicks's comment, November 13, 6:31 PM
Although the article focuses mostly on athletes and recruitment, the warnings certainly apply to all college applicants, especially those seeking to attend highly selective schools. A student social media presence clearly makes a difference
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Three Ways to Shift Instructional Practices to Meet the Needs of 21st-Century Learners

Three Ways to Shift Instructional Practices to Meet the Needs of 21st-Century Learners | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

How do you engage adult learners? Make them equal partners in the learning process. Minimizing lectures, maximizing engagement, and preparing for the "ubiquitous class" all keep the focus on solving problems (as opposed to absorbing passive content).

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, November 12, 9:03 AM

Many of us have adult learners in our programs. This article shares some ways to help instructor to reshape their courses for this non-traditional student segment. Anyone try these already?

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Catapult centres ‘should number 30 by 2030’

Catapult centres ‘should number 30 by 2030’ | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The UK looks to expand Catapult Centers, technology and innovation centers that help commercialize research. Modeled after Germany’s Fraunhofer applied research institutes, the centers are jointly funded by government, industry, and collaborative projects.

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Postsecondary Trending Now: Integrated Planning and Advising Services

Postsecondary Trending Now: Integrated Planning and Advising Services | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

It’s now easier for staff and faculty members to collect, interpret, and use data to increase student success. Integrated Planning and Advising Services (IPAS) bring together data about student progress from various digital systems.

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What a GOP-Led Congress Means for Higher Ed

What a GOP-Led Congress Means for Higher Ed | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

In the US, Republicans now lead both chambers of Congress. What does this mean for federal education policy? Less regulation and less funding, resulting in a simplification of FAFSA, a re-thinking of the Higher Education Act, and likely squeezes to two discretionary programs: academic research and federal financial aid.

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Designing a College Campus in ‘Big Hero Six’

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Disney takes a stab at the campus of the future in its new movie Big Hero Six. Much of the movie takes place in the fictional San Fransokyo Institution of Technology, a campus that mingles Mission Revival halls with sleek robotics labs.

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This University Teaches You No Skills—Just a New Way to Think

This University Teaches You No Skills—Just a New Way to Think | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

At a time when higher education is being pressured to focus on job preparation, a new university rejects that idea entirely. Instead, it teaches students how to think and communicate. “We wanted them to have the intellectual tools to succeed at jobs that don’t exist yet.”

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How Can Community Colleges Get a Piece of the Billions That Donors Give to Higher Education?

How Can Community Colleges Get a Piece of the Billions That Donors Give to Higher Education? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
LaGuardia Community College in Queens faces the challenge of marketing its worthy but unglamorous mission to raise money.
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The Future of Higher Education in a Digital Age

"...there's a lot to be said about what you can get in the traditional classroom experience." Students talk about the ongoing digital disruption in higher education.

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Planning Man Saves the Day!

Planning Man Saves the Day! | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

How do you make people care about academic continuity planning? If you're California State University, Northridge, you post a fun and informative video that walks your faculty through the process. Planning Man to the rescue!

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Salman Khan Is Changing the Way Kids Learn with His Khan Academy

Salman Khan Is Changing the Way Kids Learn with His Khan Academy | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

What started with a simple video to help his younger cousin with her math homework has grown into a vast educational resource that helped power the flipped classroom. Sal Kahn, founder of the Kahn Academy, is profiled and interviewed in this piece.

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The lifetime learner: A journey through the future of postsecondary education

The lifetime learner: A journey through the future of postsecondary education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

As the business environment and learner needs change, traditional higher education institutions will need to figure out how they fit into a new learning ecosystem and identify a sustainable role they can play—most likely, as infrastructure provider, content curator, or lifelong career coach.

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3 Ideas About Future Learning

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What is the future of learning? Learning that is personal, meaningful, and that happens in a supportive, facilitative environments, according to Peter Smith, founding president of Kaplan University’s Open College.

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U.S. student debt burden falling more on top earners, easing bubble fears

U.S. student debt burden falling more on top earners, easing bubble fears | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

New data may ease fears that high student debt will cripple the US economy. While student loan balances have quadrupled since 2014, most of that debt is held by the well-paid. In other words, heavy borrowing is usually rewarded with big salaries.

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Popular, short-term training programs may not pay off for students

Popular, short-term training programs may not pay off for students | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new study finds that students who complete short-term credential programs see no meaningful change in their earnings or chances of being employed. How can we make these programs more beneficial? Align them with local labor market opportunities and make sure they’re stackable toward a higher degree.

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The Future College Bookstore: Leave The Books, Take The Panini

The Future College Bookstore: Leave The Books, Take The Panini | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

As the demand for printed materials drops, college bookstores are the newest part of campus transforming themselves into amenities designed to attract students. Sleek new buildings house flexible retail space, tech support, wine bars, community rooms…but not a whole lot of books.

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No Exit Strategy: The effects of the 2010 Campus Plan on student life

No Exit Strategy: The effects of the 2010 Campus Plan on student life | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

After community groups rejected Georgetown University’s new campus plan and demanded that 100% of students live on-campus, the resulting compromise has students wondering if community groups’ interests are prioritized over those of the students.

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States Should Spend More on Public Higher Education and Less on Medicaid

States Should Spend More on Public Higher Education and Less on Medicaid | SCUP Links | Scoop.it


How can we guarantee US public colleges more stable funding? The answer is simple: The federal government would pay a higher share of Medicaid’s costs, and in return, states would return to the commitment of providing affordable public higher education.

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Where do billionaires go to university?

Where do billionaires go to university? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new study undermines the image of billionaires as self-taught self-starters. Not only are they far more likely to have an undergraduate degree, billionaires are more likely to have gone to elite US institutions, like the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, and Yale.

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7 countries where Americans can study at universities, in English, for free (or almost free)

7 countries where Americans can study at universities, in English, for free (or almost free) | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

US students can earn low-cost/free degrees from schools in Europe and South America…and they don’t have to speak the language.

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