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May 7, 2014

SCUP Webinar
Campus Landscaping: Impact on Recruitment and Retention

May 20, 2014 | Winston-Salem State University | Winston-Salem, NC

SCUP 2014 Southern Symposium
Executing Campus Master Plans in Times of Shrinking Resources

May 23, 2014 | University of Calgary | Calgary, Alberta, (Canada)

SCUP 2014 Pacific Symposium
Higher Education Innovation in Challenging Times—An Integrated Approach

June 13, 2014 | George Mason University | Fairfax, VA
SCUP 2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium
Learning Spaces Workshop – Mason’s New Exploratory Hall Learning Spaces

July 12–16, 2014 | David L. Lawrence Convention Center | Pittsburgh, PA

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The League of Ordinary Gentlemen's Symposium on Higher Education in the 21st Century

Welcome to the League of Ordinary Gentlemen's Higher Education Symposium. The League is a blog site where you can always find engaging and interesting ideas and conversations. The people who write here, like ti write. Putting to good use the concept of "wrapping external content inside a SCUP sandwich" we are going to "read along" and bring you tidbits from this series of post about higher education.

Introducing The Higher Education in the 21st Century Symposium

by Michelle Togut

Higher education has caught up to some of the advances brought by the computer age. But the older model of the undergraduate experience remains very much alive on campuses across the country. The question today is who does that model serve? Certainly not adult students, who make up an increasing percentage of college students. Nor necessarily working students, who may need to stagger out their education in order to afford it. As we move further into the 21st century, our current system of higher education will likely undergo vast changes to make it not only more cost effective but also more relevant to the student body it serves.

What is the Future of the Disciplinary Expert in the Academy?

by Alex Small

In a world that changes faster and faster and confronts us with more and more information, the last thing you need (at least after crossing certain basic levels of competence) is more training designed around the most efficient path to discovery of known results.  You should encounter sophisticated role models approaching new ideas, because you’ll spend your life confronting more and more new ideas.  In a changing world, anchors matter more, not less.  I hope for a balance, where pedagogy researchers provide guidance on how to present ideas, and people doing basic disciplinary research decide what ideas to present.

Ten College Admissions Myths

by Wendie Lubic

The Common Application makes it easy to apply to multiple schools who accept it.  (Emphasis in original.) The only thing that the Common App makes easier is that applicants don’t have to fill in basic data for each application, and there is one main essay. Each school has it’s own supplement which can be quite involved to fill out, and you still have to pay for each application!

More to come!

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Comment by Terry Calhoun on April 8, 2013 at 6:38pm

The Liberal Arts and Humanities, Law School, and Careers for the Somewhat Unpractical Student

by New Dealer

I am able to cause a minor freak-out when describing my undergraduate and graduate school programs to most people. Not because the institutions were super-elite (though my undergrad institution was) but because the programs were small. For undergrad, I went to what seems to be a uniquely American institution, the small liberal arts college. This means that graduate students are either negligent or non-existent, most classes are de-facto seminars because they rarely exceeded 25-30 students, and all the instruction was all done by professors because of the previously mentioned lack of graduate students. In graduate school (for my Master’s, not law school), I was one of nine directors in a program of sixty-three or so actors, playwrights, and directors. Most of my classes were just with the same eight other people for three years.

The reason this seems to freak people out is that they cannot imagine attending educational institutions that are this personal and not anonymous.

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