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Shaking up the leadership model in higher education | McKinsey & Company

Shaking up the leadership model in higher education | McKinsey & Company | "Capital Planning in Higher Education" | Scoop.it
Economic pressures, digital disruption, and rising job complexity are prompting universities to seek more “outsider” leaders for their top jobs.
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McKinsey & Company provides a good introduction to the changing leadership of colleges and universities.
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College Campuses Continue to Add New Buildings in Spite of Increased Stress on Facilities Management Budgets, According to Sightlines Report - EconoTimes

College Campuses Continue to Add New Buildings in Spite of Increased Stress on Facilities Management Budgets, According to Sightlines Report - EconoTimes | "Capital Planning in Higher Education" | Scoop.it
EconoTimes is a fast growing non-partisan source of news and intelligence on global economy and financial markets, providing timely, relevant, and critical insights for market professionals and those who want to make informed investment decisions.
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Build new or renovate - a classic conundrum, but an ever more risky choice
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While the rest of the world invests more in education, the U.S. spends less - The Hechinger Report

While the rest of the world invests more in education, the U.S. spends less - The Hechinger Report | "Capital Planning in Higher Education" | Scoop.it
The world’s developed nations are placing a big bet on education investments, wagering that highly educated populaces will be needed to fill tomorrow’s jobs, drive healthy economies and generate enough tax receipts to support government services. Bucking that trend is the United States. U.S. spending on elementary and high school education declined 3 percent from 2010 to …
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One might question the long term implications of this trend
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Private colleges to Clinton: Not so fast on free tuition

Private colleges to Clinton: Not so fast on free tuition | "Capital Planning in Higher Education" | Scoop.it
"We’re going to ruin some of the places where low-income students get the best education," says one college president.
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more on the question of 'free college' and its potential impact on higher education
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College Isn't Always the Way to Get Ahead. It's a Way to Not Fall Behind

College Isn't Always the Way to Get Ahead. It's a Way to Not Fall Behind | "Capital Planning in Higher Education" | Scoop.it
A quarter of college grads make no more than the typical high school grad.
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The Hidden Reason College Costs Keep Climbing

The Hidden Reason College Costs Keep Climbing | "Capital Planning in Higher Education" | Scoop.it
Even as long-neglected maintenance threatens to further escalate the price of higher education, universities continue to borrow and spend record amounts on new buildings.
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Each school has two endowments - one fiscal, one physical.  For years the focus has been on the fiscal endowment, as the physical endowment slowly fell further and further into disrepair.
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The State of U.S. Colleges — The Rich Get Richer, the Poor Get Downgraded

The State of U.S. Colleges — The Rich Get Richer, the Poor Get Downgraded | "Capital Planning in Higher Education" | Scoop.it
When it comes to finances, many U.S. colleges would rather not see the report card.
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Celebrate that college choice — but consider the debt

Celebrate that college choice — but consider the debt | "Capital Planning in Higher Education" | Scoop.it
The decision you make could pile on a financial burden that lasts decades
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7 questions about Lean from leaders in higher education

7 questions about Lean from leaders in higher education | "Capital Planning in Higher Education" | Scoop.it
In our work with college and university leaders who are seeking new ways to drive change and innovation, we hear many recurring questions about Lean.
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America's higher education brought low - Washington Post

America's higher education brought low - Washington Post | "Capital Planning in Higher Education" | Scoop.it
The ridiculous behavior by colleges provides endless teachable moments.
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Has it Really Come to This?

 

I always assumed that education, and particularly higher education was about questioning, and investigation of new, and at times controversial topics. 

 

"Another Washington State teacher, in her syllabus for “Women & Popular Culture,” warned that students risk “failure for the semester” if they use “derogatory/oppressive language” such as “referring to women/men as females or males.”

 

Please read the article, and comment.

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Can a New Coalition of Elite Schools Reshape College Admissions? - New York Times

Can a New Coalition of Elite Schools Reshape College Admissions? - New York Times | "Capital Planning in Higher Education" | Scoop.it
With its alternative to the Common Application, a group of selective colleges hopes to unearth a more “authentic” applicant as well as improve access. Some say it will merely up the ante.
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This alternative to the Common Application offers an opportunity for schools to gain a better understanding of the applicant, and offers the student potential feedback on their application and on the schools they are interested in, before the application deadline.

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Should College Endowments Be Taxed? - Forbes

Should College Endowments Be Taxed? - Forbes | "Capital Planning in Higher Education" | Scoop.it
Last week, the often-provocative Victor Fleischer rocked the higher education world with a New York Times op-ed that accused universities of hoarding their often-enormous endowments instead of spending the funds on student aid.
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This suggestion should send shivers through many endowment managers and college presidents.

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Three ways higher ed leaders can respond to declining public confidence (opinion)

Three ways higher ed leaders can respond to declining public confidence (opinion) | "Capital Planning in Higher Education" | Scoop.it
Richard M. Freeland suggests three ways higher education leaders can respond to declining public support and confidence.
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A very thoughtful man
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Swelling College Endowments Tempt Lawmakers Looking for Tax Dollars

Swelling College Endowments Tempt Lawmakers Looking for Tax Dollars | "Capital Planning in Higher Education" | Scoop.it
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This is a very scary prospect for higher education - endowments taxed to allow corporations to pay less tax
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Opinion | Small colleges fight to survive, amid warnings of shaky finances

Opinion | Small colleges fight to survive, amid warnings of shaky finances | "Capital Planning in Higher Education" | Scoop.it
But some are adapting to new market realities.
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Difficult times for small colleges
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What College Admissions Directors Think About Free College

What College Admissions Directors Think About Free College | "Capital Planning in Higher Education" | Scoop.it
Bernie Sanders’s idea has made its way into Hillary Clinton’s education plan, but private schools are pushing back.
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An interesting dilemma - will free public college for some reduce the number of applicants at the privates
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Consumers get more information about a purchase they once made on trust: college

Consumers get more information about a purchase they once made on trust: college | "Capital Planning in Higher Education" | Scoop.it
Pssst! You wanna buy a college education? Of course you do! People with college degrees earn about $1 million more over their lifetimes than those with only high school diplomas, and are far mo
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Meeting discusses challenges facing liberal arts colleges

Meeting discusses challenges facing liberal arts colleges | "Capital Planning in Higher Education" | Scoop.it
Professors and presidents consider whether their business models, demographics and programs must change for institutions to thrive.
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How Colleges Can Again Be Levelers of Society

How Colleges Can Again Be Levelers of Society | "Capital Planning in Higher Education" | Scoop.it
Higher education has become a guardian of class division and privilege, but leadership can reverse that.
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Concealing the Calculus of Higher Education

Concealing the Calculus of Higher Education | "Capital Planning in Higher Education" | Scoop.it
Choosing which school to attend is one of the biggest financial decisions that many people will ever make. Why are some schools making it harder to compare the potential costs?
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Stop Blaming Colleges for Higher Education’s Unaffordability

Stop Blaming Colleges for Higher Education’s Unaffordability | "Capital Planning in Higher Education" | Scoop.it
The real culprits are wealth inequality and the political leaders who allowed it to become so extreme.
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The loss of public funding and the stagnation of wages is a major factor in the "apparent" increase in the cost of higher education
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Baby boomers and the end of higher education

Baby boomers and the end of higher education | "Capital Planning in Higher Education" | Scoop.it
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According to Jeffrey Selingo, we have only ourselves (if you are over 50) to blame for the current dearth of funding for higher education.  Certainly, there is some truth in what he writes.

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Moody’s Predicts That America’s Small, Private, Liberal-Arts Colleges Are on Their Way Out - The Atlantic

Moody’s Predicts That America’s Small, Private, Liberal-Arts Colleges Are on Their Way Out - The Atlantic | "Capital Planning in Higher Education" | Scoop.it
The Sweet Briar phenomenon
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How to fix America’s crazy high costs of college

How to fix America’s crazy high costs of college | "Capital Planning in Higher Education" | Scoop.it
Your typical college student is no longer the 18-year-old freshman from the suburbs living in the dorm on campus.
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