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'Will they switch off Game of Thrones for this?' The art of alumni communication

'Will they switch off Game of Thrones for this?' The art of alumni communication | All About Alumni | Scoop.it
Remember, you’re up against Game of Thrones, Twitter and diminishing attention spans, so make it snappy
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What It Really Takes to Generate a Lifetime of Alumni Engagement - EverTrue

What It Really Takes to Generate a Lifetime of Alumni Engagement - EverTrue | All About Alumni | Scoop.it
What's the secret to generating a lifetime of alumni engagement? Switchboard's Kieran Hanrahan says it might just be social media. Learn why.
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Why I'm Skipping My Harvard Reunion (A Call to Action)

Why I'm Skipping My Harvard Reunion (A Call to Action) | All About Alumni | Scoop.it
If you're born poor and don't go to college you're likely to remain poor, but if you finish college you're as likely to become rich as to remain poor. At its core, inequality is about education. If there's hope, it must lie with the schools.
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Universities are reaching out - but some disadvantaged students remain hidden | Higher Education Network | The Guardian

Universities are reaching out - but some disadvantaged students remain hidden | Higher Education Network | The Guardian | All About Alumni | Scoop.it
If widening participation efforts are to pay off, universities must do more to find the young people who remain under the radar
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Alice Munro’s alma mater has plan to turn Nobel fame into new fundraising

Alice Munro’s alma mater has plan to turn Nobel fame into new fundraising | All About Alumni | Scoop.it
Western’s new position is an experiment in the broad-based public fundraising that is growing in popularity at Canadian universities (Alice Munro’s alma mater has plan to turn Nobel fame into new fundraising
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Transforming Universities: National Conditions of Their Varied Organisational Actorhood

Transforming Universities: National Conditions of Their Varied Organisational Actorhood | All About Alumni | Scoop.it

Despite major changes in the governance of universities overtly intended to transform them into authoritatively integrated collectivities, the extent of their organisational actorhood remains quite limited and varied between OECD countries. This is because of inherent limitations to the managerial direction and control of research and teaching activities in public science systems as well as considerable variations in how governance changes are being implemented in different kinds of states.

 

Four ideal types of university can be distinguished in terms of their strategic and operational autonomy and capability:

 

1: Hollow,

2: State-contracted,

3: State-chartered and

4: Private-portfolio.

 

These become established under different proximate and background conditions such that relatively high levels of organisational actorhood are unlikely to be achieved in many OECD countries without major shifts in state structures and policies.

 

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Minerva, November 2012

Transforming Universities: National Conditions of Their Varied Organisational Actorhood

Richard Whitley

DOI 10.1007/s11024-012-9215-5

Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK


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Leadership Perspectives: What Are You Rewarding?

Leadership Perspectives: What Are You Rewarding? | All About Alumni | Scoop.it
Most performance reviews and recognition programs don’t work. Companies continue to struggle in today’s economic times, and they continue to wonder why... (What Are You Rewarding?

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University Isn't Right For Everyone

University Isn't Right For Everyone | All About Alumni | Scoop.it
For some students opening their A-level results last Thursday it was a day of jubilation.
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Graduates 'urged to dumb down CVs' « This Is Jersey

Graduates 'urged to dumb down CVs' « This Is Jersey | All About Alumni | Scoop.it
(Worrying and demoralising article for graduates at the very least)
Jobcentre staff have told university graduates in Scotland that employers do not want cleaners with degrees and advised them to “dumb down” to find work, a survey has suggested. Graduates were apparently told that their ...
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10 Ways Recent Grads Can Stay Focused On The Job Hunt ...

10 Ways Recent Grads Can Stay Focused On The Job Hunt ... | All About Alumni | Scoop.it
For recent college graduates, this summer is different. This summer consists of prowling the Internet for jobs where that fancy new degree can be used. But it can be difficult to focus with the welcoming sun beaming through the ...
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Advice to Graduates: A Reading List To Become a Literate Global ...

Advice to Graduates: A Reading List To Become a Literate Global ... | All About Alumni | Scoop.it
I offer this advice to recent university graduates. The final months of university and first few months after academic life winds to an end are intense. You learn a lot and you find yourself adapting and trying to filter through the ...
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Chapter Alumnus: Jacksonville Alumni Association :: The Record ...

Chapter Alumnus: Jacksonville Alumni Association :: The Record ... | All About Alumni | Scoop.it
In his time of need, he was welcomed with open arms by the Jacksonville Alumni Association and rediscovered that brotherly camaraderie he'd been missing since moving away from home. Huddleston had always been fond of knocking on ...
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SUccess in the City – Boston Style! Alumni & Student Networking ...

SUccess in the City – Boston Style! Alumni & Student Networking ... | All About Alumni | Scoop.it
At SUccess in the City, students and recent graduates can network with established Syracuse alumni and members of the local alumni club all while making valuable connections that will serve them well throughout their ...
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Fundraising Through Crowdfunding in Higher-Ed | EverTrue

EverTrue presents the top higher-ed crowdfunding programs, featuring 20 colleges and universities with innovative fundraising techniques. Learn more.
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3 Infographics on Young Alumni Engagement

3 Infographics on Young Alumni Engagement | All About Alumni | Scoop.it
Being a millennial isn't just about when you were born. Young alumni have
needs, concerns, and dispositions that differ from other alumni
demographics.

Switchboard helps colleges and universities engage their young alumni every
day.
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Disintermediation and Alumni Engagement: A Definition

Disintermediation.

It's a longwinded, jargony, obnoxiously buzzing buzzword, but understanding
it is essential to effectively engaging your student and alumni
communities.
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The era of graduates from the university conveyor belt is over

The era of graduates from the university conveyor belt is over | All About Alumni | Scoop.it
How do we train people for the jobs of the future when we don’t know what those jobs will be? And how does an employer pick people when it is not clear that what they have been taught is relevant to the job in hand?
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Intrapreneurship – The rise of the entrepreneurial and open-minded employee - Intrapreneurshipconference.com

Intrapreneurship – The rise of the entrepreneurial and open-minded employee - Intrapreneurshipconference.com | All About Alumni | Scoop.it

Over the last few years we have heard a lot about the dynamics of entrepreneurship, it is almost fashionable now to be labelled an entrepreneur.
The world of enterprise and business revolves around people with an enterprising mindset; those that have the ability to look at things differently, approach the same issues/problems with a fresh and innovative approach.


So why cannot employees be entrepreneurial?


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Universities and Colleges as Economic Drivers; Measuring Higher Education’s Role in Economic Development

Universities and Colleges as Economic Drivers; Measuring Higher Education’s Role in Economic Development | All About Alumni | Scoop.it

Comprehensive examination of the relationship between higher education, state government, and economic development.

Local, state, and national economies are facing unprecedented levels of international competition. The current fiscal crisis has hampered the ability of many governments in the developed world to directly facilitate economic growth. At the same time, many governments in the developing world are investing significant new resources into local infrastructure and industry development initiatives. At the heart of the current economic transformation lie our colleges and universities. Through their roles in education, innovation, knowledge transfer, and community engagement, these institutions are working toward spurring economic growth and prosperity.

 

This book brings together leading scholars from a variety of disciplines to assess how universities and colleges exert impact on economic growth. The contributors consider various methodologies, metrics, and data sources that may be used to gauge the performance of diverse higher education institutions in improving economic outcomes in the United States and around the world. Also presented are new typologies of economic development activities and related state policies that are designed to improve understanding of such initiatives and generate new energy and focus for an international community of scholars and practitioners working to formulate new models for how public universities and colleges may lead economic development in their states and communities while still performing their traditional educational functions.

 

Universities and Colleges as Economic Drivers is meant to cultivate greater understanding among elected officials, business representatives, policymakers, and other concerned parties about the central roles universities and colleges play in national, state, and local economies.

Jason E. Lane is Director of Education Studies and Senior Fellow at the Rockefeller Institute of Government and Associate Professor of Educational Administration and Policy Studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York. D. Bruce Johnstone is Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Higher and Comparative Education at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, and former Chancellor of the State University of New York. Both have published several books focusing on both US and international higher education.

 

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Universities and Colleges as Economic Drivers
Measuring Higher Education’s Role in Economic Development

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Jason E. Lane - Editor
D. Bruce Johnstone - Editor
Nancy L. Zimpher - Foreword by
SUNY series, Critical Issues in Higher Education
Hardcover - 338 pages
Release Date: November 2012
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-4501-4

 


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Google Street View trike tours N.B. campuses - New Brunswick - CBC News

Google Street View trike tours N.B. campuses - New Brunswick - CBC News | All About Alumni | Scoop.it
New Brunswick universities are getting a new tour guide — Google's Street View trike.
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Colleges think marketing will solve admissions declines

Colleges think marketing will solve admissions declines | All About Alumni | Scoop.it
In an interview in today's New York Times book review section, National Public Radio host Ira Glass declared that messaging outweighs reality.
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10 money management tips for the recent grad | USA TODAY College

10 money management tips for the recent grad | USA TODAY College | All About Alumni | Scoop.it
I'm hopeful that other college students and recent graduates can benefit from this advice. 1. Separate necessities from luxuries. When you're living on a budget, it's important to differentiate between the things that you need to ...
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Graduating Not Graduation | Thoughts From The Couch

Graduating Not Graduation | Thoughts From The Couch | All About Alumni | Scoop.it
The word graduation seems so final. I prefer the term…graduating. Last weekend we spent two hours crowded 100 bleachers high in a high school gym watching Alex's brother graduate from high school. I carefully held my ...
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MBA Prep Step #10 – Business School is About the Relationships ...

MBA Prep Step #10 – Business School is About the Relationships ... | All About Alumni | Scoop.it
I know that some many of us are enamored by the prominent and super successful alumni of our MBA programs. Feel free to build relationships with those people, but remember everyone else is trying to reach them too.
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PhotoBlog - Sleeping in on graduation day

PhotoBlog - Sleeping in on graduation day | All About Alumni | Scoop.it
John Fiorenzo catches a brief nap during the address to the graduates at his Boston College Commencement ceremony while a classmate yawns behind him at Alumni Stadium on the university's campus in Boston on May 21 ...
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