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Systemic Changes in Higher Education | in education

Systemic Changes in Higher Education | in education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Abstract: A power shift is occurring in higher education, driven by two trends: (a) the increased freedom of learners to access, create, and re-create content; and (b) the opportunity for learners to interact with each other outside of a mediating agent. Information access and dialogue, previously under control of the educator, can now be readily fulfilled by learners. When the essential mandate of universities is buffeted by global, social/political, technological, and educational change pressures, questions about the future of universities become prominent. The integrated university faces numerous challenges, including a decoupling of research and teaching functions. Do we still need physical classrooms? Are courses effective when information is fluid across disciplines and subject to continual changes? What value does a university provide society when educational resources and processes are open and transparent?

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Think Strategically Across Higher Education!


Chicago, IL
July 11–15, 2015

 
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Pacific Regional Conference
1+1=3: Planning, Learning, and Building With Partners

March 22-24 | Portland, OR


North Central One-Day 

Mission/Vision/Planning Alignment - Your Institution and Your Business Community
April 8 | Milwaukee, WI


North Atlantic Regional Conference

Plans Within Plans: Campus in Context

April 12-14 | Providence, RI


North Central One-Day

Common Ground: Designing 21st Century Learning Space at Small & Large Institutions

April 29 | Ankeny, IA 


Mid-Atlantic Symposium
The Sustainable Campus 2.0
May 18 | Rutgers University–Livingston Campus | Piscataway, NJ


Southern Symposium

Carolinas Higher Education Sees Dynamic Growth

May 19 | Presbyterian College | Clinton, SC


Pacific Symposium
Access to Higher Education: The Branch Campus and Other Models for Expanding College and University Reach 

June 5  | University of Washington–Tacoma


SCUP Planning Institute 1
October 4 | Columbus, OH


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


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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Will Performance-Based Funding Further Disadvantage Disadvantaged Students?

Will Performance-Based Funding Further Disadvantage Disadvantaged Students? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

35 US states have either implemented or are developing performance-based funding policies (PBF) for higher ed. What are the unintended consequences of PBF?

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Complications of Race and Class Fuel Perceptions of UVA Incident

Complications of Race and Class Fuel Perceptions of UVA Incident | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Last week's assault of U of Virginia student Martese Hill by state Alcoholic Beverage Control agents reflects how history, current events, and town/gown relationships complicate and fuel racially-charged incidents.

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Ethan Bernick's curator insight, March 24, 1:11 PM

University of Virginia students reflect on how the states Alcoholic Beverage Control appears to be targeting African American students. They say it is like something you would see in the news happening before their eyes. 

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Comparing Millennials to Other Generations

Comparing Millennials to Other Generations | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

From the Pew Research Center, an interactive graphic that compares race/ethnicity, educational attainment, household income, etc. across 4 different generations—both how generations stack up today and in their youth.

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Daniel Tan's curator insight, March 26, 9:23 PM

Gen Z coming at the horizon. Borned between 1995 to 2009, the oldest are at the 17, almost completing their K12 education phase, and going into the work force or higher education.

 

Due to their common connectivity, they are globally more alike than the Gen Y, X and baby boomers.

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Changing the Landscape at the University of Southern Indiana Through a Locally Developed, Customized Environmental Scanning Process

Changing the Landscape at the University of Southern Indiana Through a Locally Developed, Customized Environmental Scanning Process | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

An environmental scanning model that uses trends in the external environment to identify a university’s distinctive competitive strengths. New Planning article, free for SCUP members.

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Book Review: Postsecondary Play

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Although there are some flaws, this new collection of essays offers interesting and challenging ideas for how higher education can use games, social media, and digital technology. From Planning for Higher Education (subscription required).

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Reimagining the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program Through the Lens of Intellectual Entrepreneurship

Reimagining the Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program Through the Lens of Intellectual Entrepreneurship | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Given a certain amount of flexibility, institutions can use programs and partnerships like the IE Consortium as models for expanding the boundaries of the McNair program. New Planning for Higher Education article!

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Singapore’s New “Learning Hub” Rethinks University Classroom Design in the Internet Age

Singapore’s New “Learning Hub” Rethinks University Classroom Design in the Internet Age | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Cornerless rooms, communal tables, and a public central atrium promote accessibility, serendipity, and connectivity at Nanyang Technological University's new Learning Hub.

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Does NCAA Ban On Paying Student Athletes Violate Federal Law?

Next week, a US federal court will consider a lawsuit against the NCAA—that the NCAA's rule against paying athletes for appearing on tv or in video games violates anti-trust laws because companies cannot get together and make agreements about how much they will pay workers. Will this argument have weight in court?

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A New Life for Dead Malls

A New Life for Dead Malls | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Austin Community College purchased a failing mall and is renovating it into a mixed-use community with instructional space, a library, offices, and a regional workforce center.

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Donna Bryan's curator insight, March 12, 4:02 PM

Great idea with some many malls, etc being vacant.

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Shock over Sweet Briar turns to determination to stop the college from closing

Shock over Sweet Briar turns to determination to stop the college from closing | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Reactions to and fallout from the recent announcement that Sweet Briar College would shut down.

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Michigan State Tests Telepresence Robots for Online Students

Michigan State Tests Telepresence Robots for Online Students | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Some online students in Michigan State University's hybrid classes have moved from fixed screens on the wall to telepresence robots that can move and look around. The results have been overwhelmingly positive for the online students as well as those in class.

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Another Super-Duper Tech Tool List Is Here

A list of the latest and greatest free and near-free tech tools to help you work smarter, not harder. Courtesy of Your Nerdy Best Friend, Beth Ziesenis, who will speak at SCUP–50 in Chicago this July.

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How much should you pay for a degree?

How much should you pay for a degree? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new tool may help potential college students choose the postsecondary path they're most likely to complete. The tool bases its recommendation on a number of factors, including high school performance, excitement about college, and employment status during college.

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Why This Tech Company Is Training 1,000 Inner-City Women

Why This Tech Company Is Training 1,000 Inner-City Women | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

UST Global has developed an accelerator training program to pipeline more minority women—both with and without computer science or IT majors—into IT and computer science jobs.

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The Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology: Integrated Academic Planning With Regional Job Markets and Capital Investments

The Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology: Integrated Academic Planning With Regional Job Markets and Capital Investments | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The Tennessee technical education system excels at student completion and job placement thanks to an integrated approach that links academic programs to regional employment sectors. New Planning article! Free for SCUP members; fee for nonmembers.

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March Madness 2015: Duke University Leads College Basketball’s Data Revolution

The data revolution moves beyond learner analytics to player analytics. Duke University's men's basketball team uses data to assess player performance and refine game strategy.

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Higher education isn’t in crisis

Higher education isn’t in crisis | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Janet Napolitano reviews two recently published books about higher education, and offers her view of the "higher education crisis".

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Robert Hicks's curator insight, March 20, 9:27 AM

Janet Napolitano reviews two recently published books about higher education, and offers her view of the "higher education crisis".

jcass49's curator insight, March 23, 1:15 PM

My thoughts precisely. Those who think higher ed is "in crisis" have a vested interest in selling this idea, particularly because they wish to monetize higher ed the way they have other industries.

Amy@BurnsMcD's curator insight, March 25, 3:58 PM

'There should be no comfort taken in maintaining the status quo.' - Janet Napolitano

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Next Phase for Gates's Completion Agenda

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has just announced a "strategy reboot" that focuses on data and information, finance and financial aid, college readiness, and innovation and scale.

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How To Work With Anyone's Productivity Style

How To Work With Anyone's Productivity Style | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Most people have 1 of 4 different productivity styles. Simple, clear tips for how to communicate effectively with each productivity style.

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The Trends Report: 10 key shifts in higher education

The Trends Report: 10 key shifts in higher education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A special issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at 10 key shifts in higher education—its most pressing problems and cutting edge solutions. Subscription required.

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Shrink The FAFSA? Good Luck With That

Shrink The FAFSA? Good Luck With That | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The complexity of the FAFSA — the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—discourages many low-income students from applying for financial aid. Making the form simpler, though, could be just as complex.

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How Student Affairs Can Help Returning Adult Students Get Involved

How Student Affairs Can Help Returning Adult Students Get Involved | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"More thought and study should be given to how out of class services can holistically support the experience of returning adult students both on campus and in their home environments."

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Location, location, location: Are top universities too far away from low-income high school graduates?

Location, location, location: Are top universities too far away from low-income high school graduates? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A new study finds that physical distance is an important factor for low-income community college students when deciding which four-year institution to transfer to.

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Fast, Fair and Open: FCC Proclaims Internet a Utility

The US Federal Communications Commission today chose to reclassify broadband Internet as a telecommunications service. What does this mean for higher ed? Hopefully, cheaper and faster broadband.

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