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IT— Planning in a Field That Changes Rapidly and Disrupts Everything - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

IT— Planning in a Field That Changes Rapidly and Disrupts Everything - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | DustinSantana | Scoop.it

Solving the long-range information technology planning problem by cultivating leadership, governance, and integrated planning.

 

Download the article free through Thursday, February 14, 2013.


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, February 8, 2013 9:02 AM

About the authors:

Michael Hites is senior associate vice president for administrative information technology services and CIO at the University of Illinois. He advances collaborative vision, strategy, management, and accountability for enterprise-wide information technology services within the University of Illinois’ multicampus environment. He has also led institutional research, library services, and distance education services. He has developed leadership program curricula and led strategic planning and IT planning for several universities. He is a former member of the SCUP Board of Directors and one of Computerworld’s Premier100 IT Leaders.


Kelly J. Block is assistant vice president for portfolio and planning management and leads the Portfolio and Process Management Office (PPMO) for the Office of the CIO at the University of Illinois. The PPMO focuses on providing services, tools, and standards for project and portfolio management, IT governance, and business process improvement.

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The A to Z of Social Media for Academia

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This post accompanies the newly established ‘Social Media News’ email list for academics and university support staff, sharing info about the latest platforms for use by academics in th...

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 26, 2013 11:17 AM

Nice list. Found too many new things we'll have to look at now.

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STEM and the Community College

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As science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers paths heat up, students are getting a good start in their education from a most unexpected source. Community colleges have two distinct roles: certifying technicians for the workforce or providing the first two years of a bachelor's degree.


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Reimagining Financial Aid To Improve Student Access and Outcomes - National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

Reimagining Financial Aid To Improve Student Access and Outcomes - National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators | DustinSantana | Scoop.it

"WASHINGTON, DC, FEBRUARY 13, 2013. As the student aid programs rapidly approach reauthorization in 2014, they continue to face severe funding and efficiency problems. With grant assistance from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through their 'Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery' (RADD) project, NASFAA today released a policy brief examining the current systems of student aid with an eye towards reimagining how they could be improved in the future. This report does not make specific recommendations, but rather puts forward broad ideas intended to generate discussion and debate with the goal of advancing key policy issues facing student aid.

 

'The issues discussed in this brief were generated through a multi-step process, layered with healthy, challenging, and innovative discussion regarding the current and future states of the federal student aid programs,' said NASFAA President Justin Draeger. 'While none of these policy considerations are put forward as definitive solutions, they are all worthy of additional consideration and discussion.'”


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, February 13, 2013 7:05 AM

The policy brief delves into four major areas of future study, including:  


  1. The Value of Institutional and Student “Skin in the Game” 
  2. Student Loan Reform
  3. Streamlining and Improving Consumer Information 
  4. Rethinking Entitlement and Professional Judgment
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Multimedia Makeover @ Providence College

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Almost every institution has one: a somewhat dingy and dimly lit basement area that hasn't been touched in decades. At Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island, that spot was the lower level of the Phillips Memorial Library, which students dubbed "the dungeon" prior to its 2010 transformation into a computer-equipped study lounge and information center.

Renamed the TecHub, the nearly 3,000-square-foot space features the latest in wireless connectivity, along with four Mac minicomputer terminals and data ports; two collaboration tables, each with a Mac minicomputer; a wall-mounted, flat-screen monitor to project images from a laptop; 50 electrical outlets; 50 data jacks; and enough tables and chairs to seat 85 students. Tucked into a corner is the TechStation, a help desk where students can obtain answers to either research or technology questions.


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 8, 2013 7:02 AM

This is an interview with John M. Sweeney, senior vice president for finance and business and chief financial officer.

Mohammed Omar Faruque Masud's curator insight, January 8, 2013 3:43 PM

This is an interview with John M. Sweeney, senior vice president for finance and business and chief financial officer.

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IT— Planning in a Field That Changes Rapidly and Disrupts Everything - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

IT— Planning in a Field That Changes Rapidly and Disrupts Everything - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | DustinSantana | Scoop.it

Solving the long-range information technology planning problem by cultivating leadership, governance, and integrated planning.

 

Download the article free through Thursday, February 14, 2013.


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, February 8, 2013 9:02 AM

About the authors:

Michael Hites is senior associate vice president for administrative information technology services and CIO at the University of Illinois. He advances collaborative vision, strategy, management, and accountability for enterprise-wide information technology services within the University of Illinois’ multicampus environment. He has also led institutional research, library services, and distance education services. He has developed leadership program curricula and led strategic planning and IT planning for several universities. He is a former member of the SCUP Board of Directors and one of Computerworld’s Premier100 IT Leaders.


Kelly J. Block is assistant vice president for portfolio and planning management and leads the Portfolio and Process Management Office (PPMO) for the Office of the CIO at the University of Illinois. The PPMO focuses on providing services, tools, and standards for project and portfolio management, IT governance, and business process improvement.

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"[W]hile educational technology and online education offers the potential to provide lower-cost options, the larger challenge of fixing existing institutions should not be solely focused on changing instructional models. The WSJ then calls out that Minnesota’s growth in administrative costs far outpace instructional costs. ...

 

The article then describes the various challenges that the university faces as it attempts to lower its total costs, including reducing the number of help-desk phone numbers from 73 to 1. Another challenge highlighted in the article is that despite the massive investment in ERP systems, universities such as Minnesota do not have visibility into critical data needed to manage costs."


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 5, 2013 10:15 AM

Long excerpts here, from the original Wall Street Journal article, which is behind a paywall.

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STEM and the Community College

STEM and the Community College | DustinSantana | Scoop.it

As science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers paths heat up, students are getting a good start in their education from a most unexpected source. Community colleges have two distinct roles: certifying technicians for the workforce or providing the first two years of a bachelor's degree.


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Reimagining Financial Aid To Improve Student Access and Outcomes - National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

Reimagining Financial Aid To Improve Student Access and Outcomes - National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators | DustinSantana | Scoop.it

"WASHINGTON, DC, FEBRUARY 13, 2013. As the student aid programs rapidly approach reauthorization in 2014, they continue to face severe funding and efficiency problems. With grant assistance from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through their 'Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery' (RADD) project, NASFAA today released a policy brief examining the current systems of student aid with an eye towards reimagining how they could be improved in the future. This report does not make specific recommendations, but rather puts forward broad ideas intended to generate discussion and debate with the goal of advancing key policy issues facing student aid.

 

'The issues discussed in this brief were generated through a multi-step process, layered with healthy, challenging, and innovative discussion regarding the current and future states of the federal student aid programs,' said NASFAA President Justin Draeger. 'While none of these policy considerations are put forward as definitive solutions, they are all worthy of additional consideration and discussion.'”


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, February 13, 2013 7:05 AM

The policy brief delves into four major areas of future study, including:  


  1. The Value of Institutional and Student “Skin in the Game” 
  2. Student Loan Reform
  3. Streamlining and Improving Consumer Information 
  4. Rethinking Entitlement and Professional Judgment
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The Department of Change: 2013: Resilience vs. campus sustainability?

The Department of Change: 2013: Resilience vs. campus sustainability? | DustinSantana | Scoop.it

Has “sustainability” run its course? Is it time for the Next Big Thing? 

So now what? Is it time for the Next Big Thing?  Has “sustainability” run its course? Before we think about that, what has sustainability accomplished? Well, on campuses at least, there are more courses, majors, schools, colleges and certificates in sustainability than ever; fairly rapid growth because many students want to learn about it. More campuses are offering sustainability curricula. More students are signing up for these classes. This is no small feat and a very hopeful sign. Likewise, campus carbon emissions are moderating or even going down. Green buildings are going up. Zero waste efforts are also on the rise. Local food programs/campus gardens are taking root. Renewable energy is up. And we are getting better at measuring all these impacts (STARS!). Great environmental improvements. Yet missing from the list of sustainability’s accomplishments are two important categories: fiscal equity and social justice.

 


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Claire T. Carney Library Renovation and Addition | UMass, Dartmouth

Claire T. Carney Library Renovation and Addition | UMass, Dartmouth | DustinSantana | Scoop.it

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, February 7, 2013 8:48 AM
"Wrestling with Rudolph: Changing an important complex by a major (but difficult) architect poses both dangers and the chance to keep his work alive."
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Disruptive Trends to Watch in 2013

Disruptive Trends to Watch in 2013 | DustinSantana | Scoop.it
Game-changing ideas that could break out in the new year.

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 13, 2013 9:46 AM

Number four, of four, pertains:


4. Low-cost, online, competency-based learning universities. Innosight Institute Education Executive Director and Disrupting Class co-author Michael Horn noted this one. He said, "We'll see UniversityNow and others rise up and get more attention as their ultra-affordable degrees (no government dollars or loans needed) that are aligned to real work-force needs gain increasing traction in today's market. Some will take the best from MOOCs and mash them up with teachers, tutors, coaches and more to give students a complete learning experience." Horn also suggested that companies like Code Academy and DevBootcamp will increasingly provide face-to-face mechanisms that complement MOOCs. ... 


It is still early enough in the development of any of these areas that market leaders in respective sectors have sufficient time to formulate response strategies. They should be doing much more than watching and analyzing however — they should be actively experimenting in the disruptive space, either through organic efforts or through investments and partnerships.


Market leaders also should ensure that they monitor a set of metrics that help them identify the acceleration or deceleration of a particular trend, because response windows can close quickly.  

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Sharing. Good capture on this wave of ongoing disruption via the higher education bubble.
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, January 13, 2013 2:31 PM
I'm sharing commentary from SCUP's insights below, very useful for change leadership planning.  Are you "doing much more than watching and analyzing?" — Are you "actively experimenting in the disruptive space?"
 
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Number four, of four, pertains:


4. Low-cost, online, competency-based learning universities. Innosight Institute Education Executive Director and Disrupting Class co-author Michael Horn noted this one. He said, "We'll see UniversityNow and others rise up and get more attention as their ultra-affordable degrees (no government dollars or loans needed) that are aligned to real work-force needs gain increasing traction in today's market.

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Some will take the best from MOOCs and combine them with teachers, tutors, coaches.  

... [Others] 
will provide face-to-face mechanisms that complement MOOCs...

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Some will take the best from MOOCs and mash them up with teachers, tutors, coaches and more to give students a complete learning experience."

Horn also suggested that companies like Code Academy and DevBootcamp will increasingly provide face-to-face mechanisms that complement MOOCs. ... 


It is still early enough i... that market leaders... have sufficient time to formulate response strategies.


They should be doing much more than watching and analyzing however — they should be actively experimenting in the disruptive space, either through organic efforts or through investments and partnerships.


Market leaders also should ensure that they monitor a set of metrics that help them identify the acceleration or deceleration of a particular trend, because response windows can close quickly.  

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The Creative Walk | Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine

The Creative Walk | Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine | DustinSantana | Scoop.it

"[W]e know, both intuitively and practically, that socially interactive spaces, furnished with warm materials and rich textures, are beneficial and useful to the people who occupy them. But how do you convince the data-driven person who pays the bills? Buildings cost money. Owners want their dollars to go far. That’s reasonable. It’s because of this that architects are asked to prove that their designs marry performance and efficiency with inspiration and user comfort."


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Gregory A. Smith's curator insight, February 20, 2013 10:00 AM

This is a fascinating piece about designing workplaces to stimulate creativity and productivity. Having recently come through the design phase for a new library building, I have a better appreciation for what we and our architects came up with, particularly in the attributes of our atrium and thoroughfares.

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Mojo Week 5 | Change-Disruption | Learning from Information Technology - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

Mojo Week 5 | Change-Disruption | Learning from Information Technology - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | DustinSantana | Scoop.it
According to Michael Hites and Kelly J. Block, of the University of Illinois, information technology is a ...Field That Changes Rapidly and Disrupts Everythin…

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, February 8, 2013 8:18 AM

"When an institution must respond to disruptive change, good IT planning is a necessity." Do you agree? What are your professional experiences with planning for and responding to information technology?

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Public Universities to Offer Free Online Classes for Credit

Public Universities to Offer Free Online Classes for Credit | DustinSantana | Scoop.it
In an unusual arrangement with a commercial company, the universities hope that those who pass the free courses will pay tuition to complete a degree program.

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 23, 2013 6:10 PM

It's here: A free intro course, for credit. And maybe you'll like the experience enough to select that school for more. And maybe the school learns more about you when you take the course.


“It’s a bold strategy on the part of the institutions,” said Michael Tanner, vice president for academic affairs at the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. “In some sense, it’s a new recruitment strategy: give them a free sample, and maybe they’ll find they have an appetite for it. It’s hard to say how well it will work. The MOOC business will become crowded over time.”

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SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo - Join our collegial odyssey—based on v41n1 of "Planning for Higher Education"

SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo - Join our collegial odyssey—based on v41n1 of "Planning for Higher Education" | DustinSantana | Scoop.it
SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo is a social network

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IRS Says Colleges Must Be 'Reasonable' When Calculating Adjuncts' Hours | The Chronicle

Preparation time, not just hours in the classroom, should be counted, the agency says in a proposed rule. Eligibility for health benefits is at stake.

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 8, 2013 7:13 AM

This is a bg deal: 


"The proposed rules, announced in the Federal Register on January 2, don't provide a hard and fast formula for how to calculate an adjunct's workload, but "further guidance may be provided," the announcement says. The agency is collecting comments on the proposal through March 18.

In the meantime, colleges must "use a reasonable method for crediting hours of service," the IRS document says. In the case of an adjunct faculty member, the document adds, it would not be a reasonable method of calculating an instructor's work hours for colleges to take into account "only classroom or instruction time and not other hours that are necessary to perform the employee's duties, such as class-preparation time."

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Your Massively Open Offline College Is Broken

Your Massively Open Offline College Is Broken | DustinSantana | Scoop.it

"The end game is degrees that are little more than receipts for work done elsewhere. Empire State, Excelsior, Thomas Edison, all these institutions and more convert a loose set of credits into a diploma, without much of anything resembling a curriculum. A kid named Richard Linder just figured out how to get an Associates Degree by stitching together 60 credits from 8 separate institutions, not one credit of which was earned in a college classroom. (Fully a quarter were from various forms of FEMA certification.) Linder gets an A for moxie, but it doesn’t say much for the institutions nominally policing educational coherence.

 

This vitiation of the diploma is Goodhart’s Law in action, where a socially useful metric becomes increasingly worthless, because the incentives pushing towards adulteration are larger than those pushing towards purity. This is not some bad thing that was done to us in the academy. We did this to ourselves, under the rubric of ordinary accreditation, at nonprofits and state schools. Yet I've never once heard the professors fulminating about MOOCs also suggest shutting down Excelsior College. In the academy, we are terrible at combating threats from the current educational system, but we are terrific at combating threats to it.

 

The thing to understand about the current conversation is how bad things were, for how many students, long before organizations like University of the People ever launched. In the academy, we’ve been running a grey market in unsupervised internships and larger and larger lectures for a generation already. MOOCs threaten that market."


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, February 13, 2013 6:16 AM

Did you see what he did there, in that title?


Provocative prose from one of the most renowned Internet observers, Clay Shirky.

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Offline: love, loss, and dating without Facebook

Offline: love, loss, and dating without Facebook | DustinSantana | Scoop.it
There’s only been one girl in this year without the internet. I liked her "that way," and she didn’t like me "that way," and so that was that. But it was fun while it almost lasted.
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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, February 9, 2013 8:47 PM

"I was surprised how little I 'knew' about her from my hours of conversation, versus his minutes of Google work." 


Worth a skim to think about "real" versus "virtual"

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Free book download: Transforming Higher Education—A Vision for Learning in the 21st Century - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

Almost twenty years ago, the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) published Transforming Higher Education: A Vision for Learning in the 21st Ce... written by Michael G. Dolence and Donald M. Norris. THE served as a manifesto of how learning needed to be realigned, redesigned, redefined, and reengineering if it were to fulfill the needs of society in the emerging global Information Age. The following iconic diagram portrayed the interconnected nature of the 4 R’s of Transformation that were used as a lens to explore the elements of the transformative imperative


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AAC&U Monographs | Informal essays and provocations into institutional missions


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, February 7, 2013 2:56 PM

Informal essays and provocations that support and deepen inclusive and intentional campus-based consideration of an institution’s own civic mission and the civic mission of higher education today.

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A Clear Path to Payment @ U. Illinois

A Clear Path to Payment @ U. Illinois | DustinSantana | Scoop.it

In 2008, our USFSCO leadership team—consisting of an assistant director, five associate directors, two directors, and the executive director—recognized the unique changes in the economic environment, families' decreased resources for paying college expenses, and the limited purchasing power of financial aid. We asked parents and students how we could minimize the impact of these issues on students, so they would not feel they had to drop out.

 

In their conversations with us, students and parents expressed their desire for additional payment options, more proactive outreach regarding services, and improved educational support systems for financial literacy on each of our three campuses, so that students could more easily address their financial obligations to the university. Over the course of the next two years, our leadership team developed six different strategies to address these concerns:


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 8, 2013 7:05 AM

"ANDREA PELLEGRINI is assistant director, Student Money Manage-ment Center, University of Illinois. JOSEPH SHROYER is associate director, University Student Financial Services and Cashier Operations. JUDITH FLINK, executive director, USFSCO, contributed to the article.

Balkrishna Bokil's curator insight, June 7, 2013 2:32 AM

This experiment will show a path to many organisations which are facing the  problem of dropping out of students. Message----Go to the people and they will give you the innovative ideas. You must be ready to accept them and have a courage to implement them. People have problems and they have solutions too.

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The Creative Walk | Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine

The Creative Walk | Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine | DustinSantana | Scoop.it

"[W]e know, both intuitively and practically, that socially interactive spaces, furnished with warm materials and rich textures, are beneficial and useful to the people who occupy them. But how do you convince the data-driven person who pays the bills? Buildings cost money. Owners want their dollars to go far. That’s reasonable. It’s because of this that architects are asked to prove that their designs marry performance and efficiency with inspiration and user comfort."


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Gregory A. Smith's curator insight, February 20, 2013 10:00 AM

This is a fascinating piece about designing workplaces to stimulate creativity and productivity. Having recently come through the design phase for a new library building, I have a better appreciation for what we and our architects came up with, particularly in the attributes of our atrium and thoroughfares.

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Offline: love, loss, and dating without Facebook

Offline: love, loss, and dating without Facebook | DustinSantana | Scoop.it
There’s only been one girl in this year without the internet. I liked her "that way," and she didn’t like me "that way," and so that was that. But it was fun while it almost lasted.
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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, February 9, 2013 8:47 PM

"I was surprised how little I 'knew' about her from my hours of conversation, versus his minutes of Google work." 


Worth a skim to think about "real" versus "virtual"

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Building a Space for Calm—In Psychiatric Wards

Building a Space for Calm—In Psychiatric Wards | DustinSantana | Scoop.it
The right architecture can reduce violence — even in psychiatric wards.

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 12, 2013 8:16 AM

"To reduce the odds of such aggression, it’s time we put our growing understanding about stress-reducing design into architectural practice. At a time when health care payment policies are changing to reward better quality, reducing emotional trauma in care facilities should not only improve the lives of patients and health care workers, but perhaps even lower the cost of care as well."

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The Complicated World of Higher Education for Troops and Veterans

The Complicated World of Higher Education for Troops and Veterans | DustinSantana | Scoop.it
With more than $10 billion being spent this year educating troops and veterans, the order has been given: help them graduate. But how?

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, February 5, 2013 4:32 PM

“'There is very little data as relates to persistence and completion for veterans,' said Bryan J. Cook, director of the Center for Policy Analysis at the American Council on Education. 'The primary source of data for all students is one that looks at a small sample of first-time, full-time students, a group which most veterans do not fall into.'

That may soon change."