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NACUBO: Data Point the Way

NACUBO: Data Point the Way | LilianFox | Scoop.it

While partnering with presidents and provosts, business officers must develop a new dialogue, a new set of tools, and a new set of behaviors with data-driven outcomes.


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Gregory A. Smith's curator insight, April 30, 2013 10:40 PM
This article synthesizes the opinions of various chief academic officers and chief business officers regarding strategies for leading institutions to become more data-oriented in their decision-making. Points of advice include developing a strong partnership between academic and business leaders; developing a data focus around the parameters of a strategic plan; recognizing that cultural change is essential to long-term data orientation; enlisting the support of the president; and practicing diplomacy.
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A Better Way to Diversify Colleges

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If private colleges banded together, they could collectively offer spots to the top two students in every one of the nation's 29,705 public high schools.

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 11, 2013 7:08 PM

If private colleges and universities formed a nationwide consortium, they could build a "percentage plan" of their own without the constraints imposed by state legislatures. Just as within large state systems, private institutions run the gamut nationally from prestigious research universities to more locally oriented bodies. If they joined together, they could collectively offer guaranteed admission, need-based financial aid, and support programs to the valedictorian and salutatorian of every one of the 29,705 public high schools in the United States.

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SCUP 2013 North Central One-Day Conference

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"More than ever before, community colleges are the "front door" to higher education, and student housing needs must be addressed in new ways with new partners for students to be able to succeed."

 

- Dr. Jan Rogers, Vice President, Student Affairs, Columbus State Community College.  


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 11, 2013 8:48 AM

Register now for the June 13 one-day SCUP regional conference at Columbus State Community College: 


The Affordable Student Housing Challenge:
Meeting Student Housing Needs at Community Colleges and Two-Year Regional Campuses

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A Faculty Refuge Becomes an Accreditor's Target

A Faculty Refuge Becomes an Accreditor's Target | LilianFox | Scoop.it
At the City College of San Francisco, the administration is lean, and faculty members have a lot of say. Now that ethos is threatening its future.

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 10, 2013 11:52 AM

One board member ia quoted as saying, ""People here don't think they have a boss."

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The University vs. the Internet

The University vs. the Internet | LilianFox | Scoop.it
Will online education dampen the college experience? Yes. Will it be worth it? Well...

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 6, 2013 6:00 PM

In some respects, this is the latest chapter in an old story of faculty entrepreneurship. By the mid-twentieth century, the president of the University of California, Clark Kerr, was already describing the Berkeley faculty as “individual entrepreneurs held together by a common grievance over parking.” Today, as star professors increasingly work for themselves, more faculty members at less prestigious institutions face low wages, meager benefits, and—since many lack tenure—minimal job security. But if the new technology threatens some professors with obscurity, others face obsolescence. Language instructors may someday be replaced by multilingual versions of Siri on your iPhone. One of my colleagues speaks of the imminent “evisceration” of graduate study, once young people who might have pursued an academic career are deterred as it becomes harder and harder to find a dignified job after years of training.

James L. Morrison's comment, April 12, 2013 12:54 PM
I just checked out Udemy.com as a venue for a course on planning and one on environmental scanning. I was intrigued to see that some courses were attracting thousands of students; professors get 70% of the tuition (which they set). I suspect that there will be more Udemys in the future and more professors using this route to supplement their incomes.
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Nearest Neighbor Method for Reference Group Formation - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

Nearest Neighbor Method for Reference Group Formation - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | LilianFox | Scoop.it

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, February 19, 2013 7:20 PM

Peer group, aspirational group, competitive group—here's a model for determining that using a combination of analytics and judgment.


A Planning for Higher Education Interview with Gerry McLaughlin,

Josetta McLaughlin, and Richard Howard, authors of "Reference Group Formation Using the Nearest Neighbor Method," Planning for Higher Education, 41:2 (2013).
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A Better Way to Diversify Colleges

A Better Way to Diversify Colleges | LilianFox | Scoop.it
If private colleges banded together, they could collectively offer spots to the top two students in every one of the nation's 29,705 public high schools.

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 11, 2013 7:08 PM

If private colleges and universities formed a nationwide consortium, they could build a "percentage plan" of their own without the constraints imposed by state legislatures. Just as within large state systems, private institutions run the gamut nationally from prestigious research universities to more locally oriented bodies. If they joined together, they could collectively offer guaranteed admission, need-based financial aid, and support programs to the valedictorian and salutatorian of every one of the 29,705 public high schools in the United States.

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In 'Disturbing' Reversal, Chinese Applications Fall at U.S. Graduate Schools - Global - The Chronicle of Higher Education

In 'Disturbing' Reversal, Chinese Applications Fall at U.S. Graduate Schools - Global - The Chronicle of Higher Education | LilianFox | Scoop.it
After seven years of double-digit increases, the number of Chinese applications to graduate programs in the United States this spring fell an unexpected 5 percent.

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 10, 2013 11:57 AM

That is potentially troubling news for graduate schools, which have relied on robust increases in foreign-student numbers, particularly in disciplines like engineering and the sciences, to offset weakening domestic enrollments. Even with the surge in students from abroad, total first-time enrollments in American graduate programs have decreased for the past two years.

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A look at all 15 Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery reports from the Gates Foundation

But over all, the papers are more a cacophony of competing recommendations than they are a coherent policy agenda. The ideas that frequently recur might be politically ambitious (requiring colleges to disclose more data on graduates' employment and earnings, or automatically enrolling all student borrowers in income-based loan repayment), but they are discrete, small-bore policy prescriptions, not a broad vision for the future of federal financial aid.


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, March 14, 2013 9:14 AM

In the end, many papers warned explicitly against such an approach, arguing that colleges and the federal government need to do more to increase completion without compromising access. Many papers (a full list with links is here, and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators has created achart comparing recommendations) call for a radical overhaul of financial aid. All share some assumptions critical of financial aid in its current, access-oriented form. The organizations describe the system as broken: “inefficient, inequitable and inadequate,” in the words of the Education Trust; “based on a set of assumptions that no longer hold,” according to the Committee for Economic Development; a system that the National College Access Network wrote “cannot continue without change.”

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How It Feels [through Glass]

Want to see how Glass actually feels? It's surprisingly simple. Say "take a picture" to take a picture. Record what you see, hands free. Even share what you ...

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 8, 2013 2:47 PM

Take a couple of moments to watch this. Yes, it's beautiful. But ... just think about the world of 2020, when this type of mobile computing will be in the hands or on the faces of your students, faculty, and staff. 


We were brought to this video from a blog post about what it would be like in 2020 when books or articles you were reading were always available, everywhere, with no physical pages to turn—in a device you wear (and that can respond to subvocal or gestural commnds).


What will it mean to "know" something?

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A Primer on Environmental Scanning in Higher Education

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Phyllis T.H. Grummon, director of education and planning, Society for College and University Planning, shares a primer she has written for SCUP members on the basics of environmental scanning.

 

"A Primer on Environmental Scanning in Higher Education," Planning for Higher Education (2013, v41n2).


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Building Resilience | Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine

Building Resilience | Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine | LilianFox | Scoop.it

"We have an opportunity here step up to the plate and play an important role in enhancing and creating the social capital that makes our communities and our society resilient. While I love and value aesthetics and believe fervently that beauty matters, our work as urban designers and landscape architects is more than a matter of creating artful places. We can, and should, learn to design to increase social connectedness. What would that look like?"


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In 'Disturbing' Reversal, Chinese Applications Fall at U.S. Graduate Schools - Global - The Chronicle of Higher Education

In 'Disturbing' Reversal, Chinese Applications Fall at U.S. Graduate Schools - Global - The Chronicle of Higher Education | LilianFox | Scoop.it
After seven years of double-digit increases, the number of Chinese applications to graduate programs in the United States this spring fell an unexpected 5 percent.

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 10, 2013 11:57 AM

That is potentially troubling news for graduate schools, which have relied on robust increases in foreign-student numbers, particularly in disciplines like engineering and the sciences, to offset weakening domestic enrollments. Even with the surge in students from abroad, total first-time enrollments in American graduate programs have decreased for the past two years.

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In 'Disturbing' Reversal, Chinese Applications Fall at U.S. Graduate Schools - Global - The Chronicle of Higher Education

In 'Disturbing' Reversal, Chinese Applications Fall at U.S. Graduate Schools - Global - The Chronicle of Higher Education | LilianFox | Scoop.it
After seven years of double-digit increases, the number of Chinese applications to graduate programs in the United States this spring fell an unexpected 5 percent.

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 10, 2013 11:57 AM

That is potentially troubling news for graduate schools, which have relied on robust increases in foreign-student numbers, particularly in disciplines like engineering and the sciences, to offset weakening domestic enrollments. Even with the surge in students from abroad, total first-time enrollments in American graduate programs have decreased for the past two years.

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The University vs. the Internet

The University vs. the Internet | LilianFox | Scoop.it
Will online education dampen the college experience? Yes. Will it be worth it? Well...

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 6, 2013 6:00 PM

In some respects, this is the latest chapter in an old story of faculty entrepreneurship. By the mid-twentieth century, the president of the University of California, Clark Kerr, was already describing the Berkeley faculty as “individual entrepreneurs held together by a common grievance over parking.” Today, as star professors increasingly work for themselves, more faculty members at less prestigious institutions face low wages, meager benefits, and—since many lack tenure—minimal job security. But if the new technology threatens some professors with obscurity, others face obsolescence. Language instructors may someday be replaced by multilingual versions of Siri on your iPhone. One of my colleagues speaks of the imminent “evisceration” of graduate study, once young people who might have pursued an academic career are deterred as it becomes harder and harder to find a dignified job after years of training.

James L. Morrison's comment, April 12, 2013 12:54 PM
I just checked out Udemy.com as a venue for a course on planning and one on environmental scanning. I was intrigued to see that some courses were attracting thousands of students; professors get 70% of the tuition (which they set). I suspect that there will be more Udemys in the future and more professors using this route to supplement their incomes.
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NACUBO: Data Point the Way

NACUBO: Data Point the Way | LilianFox | Scoop.it

While partnering with presidents and provosts, business officers must develop a new dialogue, a new set of tools, and a new set of behaviors with data-driven outcomes.


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Gregory A. Smith's curator insight, April 30, 2013 10:40 PM
This article synthesizes the opinions of various chief academic officers and chief business officers regarding strategies for leading institutions to become more data-oriented in their decision-making. Points of advice include developing a strong partnership between academic and business leaders; developing a data focus around the parameters of a strategic plan; recognizing that cultural change is essential to long-term data orientation; enlisting the support of the president; and practicing diplomacy.
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NACUBO: Data Point the Way

NACUBO: Data Point the Way | LilianFox | Scoop.it

While partnering with presidents and provosts, business officers must develop a new dialogue, a new set of tools, and a new set of behaviors with data-driven outcomes.


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Gregory A. Smith's curator insight, April 30, 2013 10:40 PM
This article synthesizes the opinions of various chief academic officers and chief business officers regarding strategies for leading institutions to become more data-oriented in their decision-making. Points of advice include developing a strong partnership between academic and business leaders; developing a data focus around the parameters of a strategic plan; recognizing that cultural change is essential to long-term data orientation; enlisting the support of the president; and practicing diplomacy.
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In 'Disturbing' Reversal, Chinese Applications Fall at U.S. Graduate Schools - Global - The Chronicle of Higher Education

In 'Disturbing' Reversal, Chinese Applications Fall at U.S. Graduate Schools - Global - The Chronicle of Higher Education | LilianFox | Scoop.it
After seven years of double-digit increases, the number of Chinese applications to graduate programs in the United States this spring fell an unexpected 5 percent.

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 10, 2013 11:57 AM

That is potentially troubling news for graduate schools, which have relied on robust increases in foreign-student numbers, particularly in disciplines like engineering and the sciences, to offset weakening domestic enrollments. Even with the surge in students from abroad, total first-time enrollments in American graduate programs have decreased for the past two years.

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If you'd had this a year ago, you'd have known more about what was coming your way! - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

If you'd had this a year ago, you'd have known more about what was coming your way! - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | LilianFox | Scoop.it
Volume 9 of SCUP's Trends in Higher Education has just been published and can be downloaded here by SCUP members, or purchased by others for $125.
Volume 8 of…

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, February 17, 2013 1:08 PM

Here's a sample of one of the many observations and thoughts available now to the public from Volume 8, by Phllis T.H. Grummon, SCUP's director of education and planning.


Observation


The cost of delivering higher education in the US rose at the smallest rate in the history of the higher education Price index (hePi), less than one percent. the drop was due almost exclusively to a drop in the cost of utilities.


More.

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Is It Finally Time to Kill the Credit Hour?

Is It Finally Time to Kill the Credit Hour? | LilianFox | Scoop.it

Yet, even as we work toward an alternative, the credit hour is gaining new currency in state policy circles and through federal actions related to accreditation. It is very worrying that states have begun to tie performance incentives to simplistic measures of productivity, using that same old credit hour as the de facto indicator of what is “produced” with the time and money invested by students and the state. 

What policy leaders miss is that the credit hour was not designed to document the quality or level of student learning. 


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 2, 2013 2:23 PM

We need to take the time and learn from the assessment experiments that are going on all over higher education. We also need to build broad and compelling agreement on what twenty-first-century markers of student accomplishment actually look like. And, soberingly, that work is still in draft form.

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Crisis Planning— UC Florida Survives a Near Miss


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, March 18, 2013 8:40 PM

Excellent work by the crisis and emergency response people on this campus. Kudos.

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A Better Way to Diversify Colleges

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If private colleges banded together, they could collectively offer spots to the top two students in every one of the nation's 29,705 public high schools.

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 11, 2013 7:08 PM

If private colleges and universities formed a nationwide consortium, they could build a "percentage plan" of their own without the constraints imposed by state legislatures. Just as within large state systems, private institutions run the gamut nationally from prestigious research universities to more locally oriented bodies. If they joined together, they could collectively offer guaranteed admission, need-based financial aid, and support programs to the valedictorian and salutatorian of every one of the 29,705 public high schools in the United States.

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Houston Rising—Why the Next Great American Cities Aren’t What You Think

Houston Rising—Why the Next Great American Cities Aren’t What You Think | LilianFox | Scoop.it

Conventional urbanists—call them density nostalgists—continue to see the future in legacy cities that were built out before the dominance of the car and air-conditioning, and with them the prevalence of suburban lifestyles.


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 8, 2013 8:36 PM

He concludes: "The critical reason for this is likely to be missed by those who worship at the altar of density and contemporary planning dogma. These cities grow primarily because they do what cities were designed to do in the first place: help their residents achieve their aspirations—and that’s why they keep getting bigger and more consequential, in spite of the planners who keep ignoring or deploring their ascendance."

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The 21st Century Campus Paradox - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

The 21st Century Campus Paradox - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | LilianFox | Scoop.it
Many worry that traditional higher education is over valued yet also believe that there is something of lasting worth in the shared experiences of campus life…

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, February 18, 2013 1:20 PM

This is the paradox of the 21st century campus:  feeling the need for “campus” while technological and pedagogical realities are moving higher education away from the campus.

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s comment, February 19, 2013 9:46 AM
Very good read.
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Duke Adds Two New LEED Certifications | Duke Today Mobile

Duke Adds Two New LEED Certifications | Duke Today Mobile | LilianFox | Scoop.it

Duke now has 26 LEED-certified buildings.

 


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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 1, 2013 12:27 PM

Congratulations to Duke U. Great sustainability leaders there.