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Insights about the emerging shape and function of future universities
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4-year degree at 2-year prices urged

4-year degree at 2-year prices urged | Future Universities | Scoop.it

Community college students could complete their four-year university degree at two-year college prices under a recommendation approved Tuesday by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. ...

 

The proposal was included in systemwide operating budget recommendations for the 2014-16 biennium that total about $381.4 million in new spending from the state’s general fund.

In its capital outlay budget, SCHEV is recommending more than $98.1 million for maintaining facilities rather than building new ones.

 

While there “may be isolated projects that really need to go forward, which we understand,” the first priority should be maintenance, SCHEV Director Peter Blake said.


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The shape of university programs is shifting...slowly, but shifting.

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The Imperfect University: what do we know about HE leadership?

The Imperfect University: what do we know about HE leadership? | Future Universities | Scoop.it
What do we know about leadership in higher education?   Not a lot, seems to be the answer. I’ve written a bit before in the Imperfect University series about leadership in universities. There is a ...

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Facinating observations

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Times Higher Education - Professors feel stitched up over stressful career list

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The Siege of Academe

The Siege of Academe | Future Universities | Scoop.it
For years, Silicon Valley has failed to breach the walls of higher education with disruptive technology. But the tide of battle is changing. A report from the front lines.
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Coursera, or Socrates was not a Content Provider: The University of Toronto and Coursera Agreement | Academic Matters

Coursera, or Socrates was not a Content Provider: The University of Toronto and Coursera Agreement | Academic Matters | Future Universities | Scoop.it
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A detailed review of how Coursera operates, with an analysis of its terms and conditions. 

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Learning with 'e's: Five things

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The five things universities must do: use technology better, support academics, teachers need to engage with new technologies, and they will then gain confidence in using them, and finally, do more research on new technologies and their application.

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Does a dean have any say in the running of a university?

Does a dean have any say in the running of a university? | Future Universities | Scoop.it
Jonathan Wolff thought once he was made a dean, he would be able to improve the way universities are run. Ha!
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The management of universiites in the future is my PhD topic - particularly understanding the experience of those who do the managing today. This is one such personal experience.

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Online Universities: Why They Still Don't Measure Up

Online Universities: Why They Still Don't Measure Up | Future Universities | Scoop.it
"I hate to sound like a snob, but call me back when Harvard Business School offers an online MBA."...
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MOOC's Take a Major Step Toward College Credit - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

MOOC's Take a Major Step Toward College Credit - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Future Universities | Scoop.it
In a pilot project, the American Council on Education will evaluate five to 10 Coursera offerings and may recommend that colleges grant credit for them.
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Our universities are at great risk. We must act now to defend them

Our universities are at great risk. We must act now to defend them | Future Universities | Scoop.it
Howard Hotson: Frantic, unprecedented reform is threatening fundamental academic principles and the purpose of higher education itself (Our universities are at great risk.
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An Idea Too Sensible to Try, Until Now - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education

An Idea Too Sensible to Try, Until Now - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Future Universities | Scoop.it
An entrepreneur is running with the idea that a brand-new, technology-fueled, for-profit university can predefine itself as "elite."...
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Wanted: New visions of the university - University World News

Wanted: New visions of the university - University World News | Future Universities | Scoop.it
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The point here is to IMAGINE the future university, rather than starting from what we have today and assuming a linear future.

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popenici

popenici | Future Universities | Scoop.it
- a space for critical analysis and discussions on the future of higher education
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The university of 2020: predicting the future of higher education

The university of 2020: predicting the future of higher education | Future Universities | Scoop.it
The future is a difficult thing to predict. Still, looking at the decisions being made today, our live chat panel posit on what the future might hold for higher education institutions
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Another conversation about perspectives on the future of universities and higher education - ignore the predicting word though since predicition can only ever equal wishful thinking!

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Are British universities really destined for long term decline?

Are British universities really destined for long term decline? | Future Universities | Scoop.it
Predictions of a UK collapse into mediocrity may be premature and missing the point, says Ferdinand von Prondzynski
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The future of universities is unknown, so this sort of conversation is important - we can shape that future if we have an open conversation today.

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1. [Turing tape] You need an idea notebook. 2....

1. [Turing tape] You need an idea notebook. 2.... | Future Universities | Scoop.it
“1. [Turing tape] You need an idea notebook. 2. [Open-minded] Do not aim to solve some specific problem. 3. [Proliferate and select] You may need 10 to 100 ideas before you find a good one.
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» Napster, Udacity, and the Academy Clay Shirky

A lovely account of why the academy needs to take the time to respond now MOOCs and the change they represent, rather than squander that time by resisting. 

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How Twitter will revolutionise academic research and teaching

How Twitter will revolutionise academic research and teaching | Future Universities | Scoop.it
Social media is becoming increasingly important in teaching and research work but tutors must remember, it's a conversation not a lecture, says Ernesto Priego (How Twitter will revolutionise academic research and teaching
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