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The Education Revolution Is Here Right Now -- Don't Miss It

The Education Revolution Is Here Right Now --  Don't Miss It | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"As we progress further into the digital age, the skill set requirements at our campuses will be different.  Really different.  The role of the faculty will change, moving from lecturing and teaching to mentoring and coaching.  Enrollment management for campus-based students is vastly different from management of online enrollment, and requires different skill sets.  Institutions will need to create new policies and governance structures to address online and digital learning. The rhythm of the internal operations at institutions will be vastly different in a digital world.  Just think about non-profit institutions having to respond in minutes or seconds, rather than weeks, to student inquiries.  In this new world, I think colleges will find it  difficult — very difficult —   to successfully  apply past policies and operational procedures to the digital market.  The people challenge will be both skill sets and the depth of available talent.  This will drive institutions to look at partnerships to outsource services with companies who have the depth of core competencies required to sustain an acceptable service level for students and results for the colleges.


Doss:     Well . . . In some ways, this future seems a bit grim, to say the least, for some incumbent institutions.  Do you think we are going to wake up one day and see colleges go out of business?


Beyer:   I am optimistic about the future of higher education."

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Hmm: "On the other hand we may look back seven to ten years from now and ask where did all the colleges go?   I guess one way to think about this is that for sure there will be winners and losers."

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Great News: College Enrollment Is Down « The Dish

Great News: College Enrollment Is Down « The Dish | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Terry Hartle of the American Council on Education is also heartened by the news:


Higher education enrollment has risen over the last 20 years, Hartle says, but the trend is counter-cyclical. During bad economies, people rush to finish a degree or pick up new skills. That’s why 2007 and 2008 saw a 13 percent increase in enrollment, the biggest jump in 25 years. The half-a-million person drop sounds big, he says, but it’s really just a return to normalcy. “Enrollment tends to level off or fall when the economy is improving,” he says. “Given how much enrollment surged during the economic downturn, a reduction was inevitable.”
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Are we ready for this?

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2013 Beloit Mindset List

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For this year's new students, born in 1995 ... . Their TV screens keep getting smaller as their parents’ screens grow ever larger. 

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Always a fun thing to look forward to as the new academic year approaches.

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The Future of Learning: 12 Views on Emerging Trends in Higher Education - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

In 2010 William G.Flynn and Jeff Vredevoogd wrote “The Future of Learning: 12 Views on Emerging Trends in Higher Education” for Planning for Higher Education.…...
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What changes have you seen in the past two years, or coming at us this year?

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, December 27, 2012 12:55 PM

This article is one of the five most read Planning articles in the past two years. We think that we've seen Trend 4 accelerate: "4. Colleges and universities will be expected to deliver more education in less space—to increase their learning per square foot."


What changes in these trends have you seen in the last 2 years?

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12 Obvious Science Findings of 2012: Scientific American

12 Obvious Science Findings of 2012: Scientific American | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Exercise is good for you, whereas high heels are not, and calling an ambulance saves lives
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4. People with more experience make better decisions

[A]ccording to a study released in December in the journalOrganizational Decision Making and Human Decision Processes. People with more experience in a field (in this case, basketball or designer goods), were better at making intuitive judgments about that field than newbies, the study found. But the experienced were no better at making decisions than amateurs when told to reason out their choices analytically. In other words, it’s okay to go with your gut — but only if you know what you're talking about.

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The Band Plays On … ‘Cognitive Dissonance Was There for All to See and Hear’

The Band Plays On … ‘Cognitive Dissonance Was There for All to See and Hear’ | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"Two distinctly different views of reality were on display at the 2014 Society for College and University Planning conference: traditional and nontraditional – bundled and unbundled. The cognitive dissonance was there for all to see and hear.


The traditional view bundles residential experience with marching bands and the book-lined study. The nontraditional view unbundles all of this, offering credit hours and progress toward a degree without dorms, touchdowns or libraries. This all makes sense as long as they are serving different audiences – different customers interested in different value propositions. When they need to appeal to the same customer this cognitive dissonance will take the f
orm of economic competition to squeeze what Rich DeMillo calls the middle."

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As SCUP board member Jill Morelli, University of Washington, tweeted last week: “@jkmorelli  #scup49 Michael Haggans is really challenging the status quo about the physical impacts of the digitizing of the university.” There are Haggan’s latest, post-conference thoughts at his blog, CampusMatters.net.

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State funding upturn: familiar pattern or newfound importance for higher ed?

State funding upturn: familiar pattern or newfound importance for higher ed? | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The 2014 legislative successes should allow institutions in numerous states to offer raises for the first time in several years, and to continue (or in some cases begin) to reinvest in programs or initiatives that have been cut or put off over several bad budget years.

That is a much more pleasant climate for campus leaders to operate in than was the one that has prevailed in recent years. On the question of whether the funding upturn represents merely a return to the normal cycle of increases in good times and cuts in bad, higher education officials are hopeful -- if not quite confident -- that something more is at play: a recognition by political leaders that higher education is essential to drive individual and state economic success.


"This is first and foremost about improved economic conditions in the states," says Daniel J. Hurley, director of state relations and policy analysis at the state college association. "But there is some evidence that higher education has been prioritized to a higher degree than what current state conditions would have portended."

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The Future of Learning: 12 Views on Emerging Trends in Higher Education - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

In 2010 William G.Flynn and Jeff Vredevoogd wrote “The Future of Learning: 12 Views on Emerging Trends in Higher Education” for Planning for Higher Education.…...
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This article is one of the five most read Planning articles in the past two years. We think that we've seen Trend 4 accelerate: "4. Colleges and universities will be expected to deliver more education in less space—to increase their learning per square foot."


What changes in these trends have you seen in the last 2 years?

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 2, 2013 10:24 AM

What changes have you seen in the past two years, or coming at us this year?

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The Future of Learning: 12 Views on Emerging Trends in Higher Education - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

The Future of Learning: 12 Views on Emerging Trends in Higher Education - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
In 2010 William G.Flynn and Jeff Vredevoogd wrote “The Future of Learning: 12 Views on Emerging Trends in Higher Education” for Planning for Higher Education.…...
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Here are the first four trends they examined:


  1. Globalization will influence and shape all aspects of teaching and learning.
  2. The wide range of ability, preparedness, background, opportunity, and motivation of higher education students will require more varied and holistic approaches to inclusive learning.
  3. The demand for more experiential, outside learning opportunities will require faculty to respond thoughtfully and proactively.
  4. Colleges and universities will be expected to deliver more education in less space—to increase their learning per square foot.
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Research: IT Predictions for 2013 -- Campus Technology

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The IT industry's transition to mobile computing, cloud services, social networking, and big data technologies--collectively referred to as the third platform--will accelerate in 2013, according to IDC Predictions 2013: Competing on the 3rd...
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Much more focused on the business and dollars end of these forthcoming changes, than on the capabilities and user/learner experiences. But useful knowledge about the continuing impact of these technologies on what we can, or must, do.

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