NoemiStanton
Follow
14 views | +0 today
 
Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
onto NoemiStanton
Scoop.it!

Overblown-Claims-of-Failure Watch: How Not to Gauge the Success of Online Courses

Overblown-Claims-of-Failure Watch: How Not to Gauge the Success of Online Courses | NoemiStanton | Scoop.it
Online courses are experiencing sky-high dropout rates, and that's probably a good thing.

 

"All praise the MOOC dropout, our best indication yet of system just beginning to find its footing."

 

Join SCUP's MOJO (not a MOOC) this fall: More about the Campus-Space MOJO. Do some or all of the 9 voyages. You choose.


Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
No comment yet.

From around the web

NoemiStanton
Interesting post
Curated by NoemiStanton
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

The NCAA vs. Student Athletes: The End of the 'the Best Business Model in the World'?

The NCAA vs. Student Athletes: The End of the 'the Best Business Model in the World'? | NoemiStanton | Scoop.it
"The players are the workers who generate the money."

Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 30, 2013 4:45 PM

"College sports is a multi-billion-dollar business. Do its workers deserve to be paid? 

It's a simple question taking a convoluted journey through our legal system. But student-athletes are closer to getting their day in court, since a judge ruled yesterday that NCAA athletes can legally pursue a cut of the billions of dollars flowing to college sports through TV deals."

Rebekah Brown, CPA's comment, March 7, 2013 10:28 AM
Very interesting article. NCAA is a big business.... but they prevent their athletes from having a job and in some cases a decent education (they are just not alloted the time) So should they be compensated in some other way? And if they do how does it change the world of college sports?
250657's curator insight, November 20, 2013 11:05 AM

This article enlightens readers about how hard student athletes work to make college sports a multi-billion dollar business yet the athletes do not get paid.

Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

Mojo Week 6 | Change-Disruption | Learning from Mobile Computing and the Impacts on Campus - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

Mojo Week 6 | Change-Disruption | Learning from Mobile Computing and the Impacts on Campus - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | NoemiStanton | Scoop.it

From wired to wireless, mobile computing is changing how students, faculty, and staff connect with the university and each other. Colin Currie's article "Impact of Mobile Computing: Anticipating the Effects on the Campus" addresses  the latest change and disruption  in higher education caused by smart phones and tablets.


Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

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 | NoemiStanton | 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…

Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
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.

Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

College leaders need to reframe discussion of value

A national survey of 305 businesses across sectors, conducted for the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), demonstrated powerfully that employers are much less interested in undergraduate major than they are in oral and written communication skills, critical thinking and analytical reasoning, the ability to analyze and solve complex problems, quantitative literacy, the ability to collaborate and to work in diverse groups, the capacity for ethical decision making and for creativity and innovation -- all of which align completely with the essential learning outcomes articulated in AAC&U’s “Liberal Education and America’s Promise” (LEAP) initiative.

 

These data run counter to recent arguments by some governors that job skills training should be prioritized at the expense of liberal arts programs. These elected officials need to be introduced to today’s liberal arts— where liberal education is integrated with preparation for the world of practice, and where the outcomes directly address the stated needs of America’s employers."


Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, February 4, 2013 8:09 PM

Things are getting tough in the small liberl arts colleges marketplace.

Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

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 | NoemiStanton | 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.


Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
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.

Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

The University’s Dilemma

The University’s Dilemma | NoemiStanton | Scoop.it

In the face of disruptive change, higher education needs a new, more innovative business model.


Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 17, 2013 6:48 AM

A deep look at possibilities for new models for higher education as a business. In one section, titled "Know Thyself," the author says "Before taking action, universities and colleges need to take stock in their own positioning: 'Know yourself,' as Sun Tzu advised. Using the language of business strategy, institutions must understand their “value propositions” from a set of four distinct benefits." 


Those four distinct benefits are labeled Selection, Knowledge, Certification,  and Immersion. Definitely worth a read for perspective and ideas.

Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

STEM and the Community College

STEM and the Community College | NoemiStanton | 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.


Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

Anticipating and Planning for Technologies - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

Anticipating and Planning for Technologies - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | NoemiStanton | Scoop.it

Guiding Social Media at Our Institutions by Tanya Joosten, Laura Pasquini, and Lindsey Harness— "The pedagogical benefit of social media use beyond its application as a motivational technique continues to be unaddressed by many universities." In our PlanningInterview with Joosten, we joked that the title could well have been "[No One Is] Guiding Social Media at Our Institutions."Read the article (PDF)Watch the Planning Interview with Tanya Joosten.Podcast and transcript coming soon.
 Impact of Mobile Computing: Anticipating the Effects on the Campus by Colin Currie— "Familiarity with mobile web use and the incorporation of that technology into our teaching and learning practices are quickly becoming key literacies."Read the article (PDF)


Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

Faculty Representation in Governance - ProfHacker

Faculty Representation in Governance - ProfHacker | NoemiStanton | Scoop.it

"Because the mere presence of some faculty members doesn’t constitute representation."


Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 24, 2013 6:22 AM

Some suggestions for steps to take to achieve a more meaningful faculty representation on committees. Interesting in light of the video interview for this Friday's Planning article in SCUP's Mojo.

Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

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" | NoemiStanton | Scoop.it
SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo is a social network

Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

Revolution Hits the Universities

Revolution Hits the Universities | NoemiStanton | Scoop.it
Nothing has more potential to let us reimagine higher education than massive open online course, or MOOC, platforms.

Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
Anne Bosworth's curator insight, February 2, 2013 10:13 PM

To all the administrators and retention peeps to whom I predicted this 10 years ago...I hate to say, "I told ya so," but...

GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC's curator insight, February 3, 2013 2:38 AM

Critical to HE, MOOCs, on-line learning  Ackn.SCUP -  Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:  Must-read:   "As we look to the future of higher education, said the M.I.T. president, L. Rafael Reif, something that we now call a 'degree' will be a concept 'connected with bricks and mortar' — and traditional on-campus experiences that will increasingly leverage technology and the Internet to enhance classroom and laboratory work."

Pedro Barbosa's curator insight, February 3, 2013 4:17 AM

How the education scenario is changing to a new landscape.

 

Pedro Barbosa | www.pbarbvosa.com | www.harvardtrends.com

Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

The ultimate town vs gown

The ultimate town vs gown | NoemiStanton | Scoop.it
  When you think of the many times when you walk in the streets of Oxford in a state of boisterous intoxication at night, you can imagine that there must be a local resident or two being woken...

Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, February 13, 2013 11:40 AM

Town and gown battles going back 658 years.


"[S]tudents nowadays are much gentler than those of yesteryears. A look back at history will reveal the extent of the open hostility between town and gown. This Sunday marks 658th anniversary of the riots of St. Scholastica’s Day, where many students and locals died. The trigger of the riots was a dispute between two students and a taverner on 10th February, 1355. The two students, named Walter Spryngeheuse and Roger de Chestefield, were having a drink at Swyndolnestok Tavern, near the corner of St.Aldate’s and Queen Street. The quality of the wine was not up to their standards, and when the students decided that verbal insults were not enough, they literally poured their dissatisfaction onto the taverner John Croidon by throwing the liquid in his face. The conflict escalated when Croidon got assualted by the students."

Anne Bosworth's comment, February 14, 2013 12:49 AM
Try reading that first sentence aloud without taking a breath.
Eliane Muret's comment, February 18, 2013 5:31 AM
I think the right verb in the last sentence is... assaulted
Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau launches inquiry on campus financial products

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau launches inquiry on campus financial products | NoemiStanton | Scoop.it

Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it is launching an inquiry into the impact of financial products marketed to students through colleges and universities. The CFPB intends to use the information gathered to determine whether these arrangements are in the best interest of students.

 

“We have seen many colleges establish relationships with financial institutions to offer banking services to their students,” said CFPB Director Richard Cordray. “The Bureau wants to find out whether students using college-endorsed banking products are getting a good deal.”


Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

2 Questions— Space Change Organizational Trauma & How Do Faculty Use Space? - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

2 Questions— Space Change Organizational Trauma & How Do Faculty Use Space? - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | NoemiStanton | Scoop.it
In our Planning interview with the authors of Agency and Influence: The Organizational Impact of a New School of Education Building, which will be released t…

Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 24, 2013 10:47 AM

In our Planning interview with the authors of "Agency and Influence: The Organizational Impact of a New School of Education Building," which will be released tomorrow, two faculty-related questions were raised that I thought worthy of further discussion.


You can watch that interviewlisten to or download that interview (MP3), or read that interview. These questions are independent of the article's content.


Question 1: Space Change Organizational Trauma


Do planners typically alert the occupants, such as faculty, who are planning new space, or moving into new space, that the move itself can be organizationally traumatic?


Question 2: How Do Faculty Use Space?


In the case of a building like the education building that is the topic of this interview, do planners study—pre- and post-move—how the faculty use spaces? If so, are the compilations or resources that share the process or results of such studies available?

Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

STEM and the Community College

STEM and the Community College | NoemiStanton | 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.


Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

Wisconsin considers tighter for-profit rules as campuses close in Milwaukee | Inside Higher Ed

Wisconsin considers tighter for-profit rules as campuses close in Milwaukee | Inside Higher Ed | NoemiStanton | Scoop.it

"Wisconsin is shaping up to be an important front in the battle over for-profit higher education, with a likely crackdown in Milwaukee and a brewing debate over tighter regulations at the state level.

 

Milwaukee’s city council is set to vote this week on a proposed ordinance that would require for-profits to jump through new hoops to receive city money, including real estate subsidies for private developers that work with the sector. The ordinance, which is likely to pass, follows the shuttering last fall of a controversial Everest College campus, which went belly-up less than two years after opening its doors."å


Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, February 5, 2013 3:26 PM

Different "performance standards" for colleges?

Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

Higher education grapples with accreditation in the digital age

Higher education grapples with accreditation in the digital age | NoemiStanton | Scoop.it

At a recent forum sponsored by Stanford's Graduate School of Education, innovators and experts discussed credits and accountability as online learning and societal shifts transform education.


Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

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 | NoemiStanton | 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.'”


Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
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
Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

Disruptive Trends to Watch in 2013

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

Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
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.  

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, January 13, 2013 2:24 PM
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?"
 
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:


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 combine them with teachers, tutors, coaches.  

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

_________________________
    


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.  

Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

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

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

Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
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."
Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

Essay on what professors can learn from MOOCs by Coursera Co-Founder


Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, January 24, 2013 6:04 AM

"MOOCs are still the wild west of higher education, and there is no “one size fits all” approach to building one."


Yes, they are, including ours.

Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

STEM and the Community College

STEM and the Community College | NoemiStanton | 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.


Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

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 | NoemiStanton | 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.'”


Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
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
Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

College leaders need to reframe discussion of value

A national survey of 305 businesses across sectors, conducted for the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U), demonstrated powerfully that employers are much less interested in undergraduate major than they are in oral and written communication skills, critical thinking and analytical reasoning, the ability to analyze and solve complex problems, quantitative literacy, the ability to collaborate and to work in diverse groups, the capacity for ethical decision making and for creativity and innovation -- all of which align completely with the essential learning outcomes articulated in AAC&U’s “Liberal Education and America’s Promise” (LEAP) initiative.

 

These data run counter to recent arguments by some governors that job skills training should be prioritized at the expense of liberal arts programs. These elected officials need to be introduced to today’s liberal arts— where liberal education is integrated with preparation for the world of practice, and where the outcomes directly address the stated needs of America’s employers."


Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, February 4, 2013 8:09 PM

Things are getting tough in the small liberl arts colleges marketplace.

Rescooped by NoemiStanton from SCUP Links
Scoop.it!

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" | NoemiStanton | Scoop.it
SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo is a social network

Via Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
more...
No comment yet.