Join us for the all-virtual SCUP 2021 Annual Conference where higher education leaders will share their stories — stories of boundary spanning, cross-functional teams, and resource alignment. These stories will motivate, connect, and ignite new ideas that will help you prepare for whatever is next.
We’re looking forward to sharing the stories that have made an impact in higher education.
Now, more than ever, we need to bring our experiences, our insights, our integrated planning success stories together. Aligning our resources, building relationships, and creating preparedness for change is where the SCUP community excels and is the very definition of integrated planning. For us to be stronger, we must plan together.
Be ready to learn about how integrated planning practices have created positive change, how planning helped to make something right, and what higher education’s next chapter will look like.
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Chief Evangelist, Canva; Former Chief Evangelist, Apple; Brand Ambassador, Mercedes Benz; Best-Selling Author of 13 Books with Over Ten Million Social-Media Followers
Guy will explain how to create innovative products and services using tactical and practical techniques. He’ll pull examples from Apple and other tech firms to illustrate ten key concepts of innovation and change. These are methods, honed from the front lines of tech businesses, that schools can apply when working with their staffs and also teach to their students.
Longest-serving President in the 148-year history of Paul Quinn College; World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine; Washington Monthly Magazine – one of America’s 10 Most Innovative College Presidents; Paul Quinn College – HBCU of the Year; Higher Education’s President of the Year award as named by Education Dive.
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Presented by: Christiana Moss, Principal, Studio Ma, Inc | Ji Mi Choi, Associate Vice President, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Arizona State University
Applying interdisciplinary planning to cultivate entrepreneurship research and innovation can boost student retention and drive revenue; it can also help students in art and design fields find lasting career success. Arizona State University has developed processes to bolster entrepreneurship and innovation while revitalizing downtown Phoenix’s cultural scene, resulting in a mutually beneficial town and gown development of collaboration hubs. Come learn how to develop strategic partnerships among university, developer, and consultant stakeholders at your institution as well as optimize site development for long-term improvements in recruitment, retention, and revenue.
Presented by: Yogesh Saoji, Planning and Urban Design Leader, DLR Group | Troy Glover, Senior Educational Planner, DLR Group | Anthony Brown, President, UNCF National Alumni Council, United Negro College Fund | Leroy Staggers, President, Morris College | Logan Hampton, President, Lane College
HBCUs have a tradition of providing affordable, culturally accessible higher education to minority and first-generation students as they support disadvantaged communities. The evolution of planning, partnerships, and pedagogy at HBCUs provides lessons for any stressed institution. United Negro College Fund and HBCU college leaders will examine enrollment, instruction, student success, historic preservation, and fundraising in a post-pandemic world and explore how we can transform these challenges into successes. Join the panel for an engaging discussion about physical, academic, financial, and operational strategies for reshaping and strengthening HBCUs and apply lessons learned to address diversity, equity, and inclusion at your institution.
Presented by: Larry Goldstein, Retired, Campus Strategies, LLC
Many institutions will not change their mission because of the pandemic, but they will need to change their approach to fulfilling that mission. This session will focus on a proven process for fairly and holistically evaluating all current academic programs and support functions to assess their value and contribution to institutional success. Reallocating resources is difficult in the best of times and performing this function under financial distress is exponentially tougher. Come learn how you can apply our collaborative approach at your institution to make this process more manageable and achieve better outcomes.
Presented by: Anastasia Huggins, Associate Principal, BNIM Architects | James Pfeiffer, Principal, BNIM Architects | Richard Fort, Dean, Industrial Technology Division, Johnson County Community College
With the cost of education skyrocketing, institutions must address the demographic cliff for future generations of learners. Community colleges offer important lessons regarding educational offerings across a diverse background and recognize how workforce development can inform campus planning and design. In this session, we’ll share how community colleges can use metrics to understand long-term projections around regional enrollment needs and use human purpose integrated design to build for the future.
Presented by: Amy Hoffman, Higher Education Leader and Principal, DLR Group | Joshua Ellow, Alcohol and Other-Drug Counselor and Educator, Swarthmore College | Shawn Gaither, Principal, DLR Group | Jamye Hardy, Student Care Coordinator, Vanderbilt University
Students’ support networks are strained due to disruptive current events and students are looking to their universities for help. Providing support for students is a growing concern for campuses nationwide as staff are already stretched thin. With mental health stressors at an all-time high, we’ll bring you institutional perspectives from across the country regarding programs they’ve implemented to improve mental health and wellness on campus. We’ll share approaches and resources —including virtual reality —that you can use to meaningfully design healthier spaces and implement mental health and wellness programs on your campus.
Presented by: Rebekah Matheny, Associate Professor, Department of Design, The Ohio State University | Katherine Hunter, Student Research Assistant, The Ohio State University
In order to safely bringing students back to campus during the pandemic, it is imperative that we study diverse individual student journeys and actively engage them in co-designing the solutions. This session will explore the process, key insights, and design interventions from our research project focused on designing a post-pandemic return to campus. Come learn how you can apply student-centered research and design-thinking methods to solve the urgent problem of safely bringing students back to campus.
Presented by: Terry Hartle, American Council on Education
As we approach the first six months of a new administration and Congress, Terry Hartle, Senior Vice President of Government and Public Affairs at the American Council on Education, will provide perspective on the impact so far of the changes to the political landscape from the 2020 elections and the potential public policy road ahead for higher education and accreditation.
Presented by: Valarie Avalone, Director, Institutional Planning, Effectiveness, and Accountability, Monroe Community College | Larry Goldstein, Retired, Campus Strategies, LLC | Timothy Stokes, College President, South Puget Sound Community College
This session focuses on the unique financial challenges facing community colleges due to the pandemic. In addition to a brief overview of the range of financial challenges being experienced by the sector, two campus-based leaders will describe the reality at their respective institutions. The session will highlight the role integrated planning, aligned with resource management, plays in establishing financial stability that can support enhanced institutional effectiveness.
Presented by: Roland Lemke, Principal, CannonDesign | Paul Terzino, Director, Bernhard Center, Western Michigan University | Chris Sligh, Director, Office of Student Engagement, Western Michigan University | Renee V. Wallace, CEO, Doers Consulting Alliance
Inclusivity, diversity, and multiculturalism (IDM) is a programmatic driver within higher education, encouraging conversations on how best to serve underrepresented students and create welcoming environments for all. This session will explore the role IDM plays in Western Michigan University’s (WMU) design process and its influence on the development of its new student center. Join us to explore how you can foster IDM at your institution and design campus spaces that embrace a broad plurality of students.
Presented by: Charles Rudalavage, Education Practice Area Leader, Gensler | Ryan Glick, Adjunct Professor of Architecture, Third Year Design Studio Coordinator, Thomas Jefferson University
Future-proofing education spaces through hybrid learning models is an opportunity to empower students, spark innovation, and strengthen connections between the campus and its community. A higher education design expert, an educator, and a panel of students across hands-on disciplines will share their perspectives on how education spaces might evolve as hybrid learning becomes the new normal. As we accelerate towards a blended future of physical and virtual learning environments, you can begin rethinking how your institution’s educational spaces can provide diversity, multimodality, and flexibility.
Presented by: Rufus Glasper, President and CEO, League for Innovation in the Community College
Over the past year, there have been institutional shifts in practices, policies, and innovative approaches to change. This phase of a revolution of postsecondary education demonstrates that our ‘lived experience’ is not intended to last or remain unchanged permanently. This realization has been growing in awareness but is accelerated by a national pandemic. College planning has taken on a new meaning as variables of change. It encompasses and requires a recognition that there is a systemic confluence of forces that encompass infrastructure, technology, people, and social justice. Without continuous adaptation and thinking smarter, quicker, and more innovatively, an effective college will fail to integrate the dynamics of accelerated change, as they affect each institution’s policies, people, finances and student success outcomes. Join us to discuss the paradigm shift and its potential impact on our educational infrastructure, ecosystem, and role.
Presented by: Linda Baer, Senior Consultant, Linda L. Baer Consultant | Donald Norris, President and Founder, Strategic Initiatives, Inc. | Joseph (Tim) Gilmour, Principal, Strategic Initiatives, Inc.
Higher education leaders must evolve in order to navigate the profound changes that are impacting their institutions. These challenging times require strategic foresight, transformative planning skills, and strong execution. With accelerated urgency driving the need for transformation, leaders must apply smart planning competencies to multiple campus areas in order to create a clear road map for future regeneration. Come learn about our framework for leading transformation, including a checklist for success, case studies in change, and resources for smart planning and strong execution that will help you respond to ongoing disruptive factors and plan for a thriving future.
Presented by: Susan Fitzgerald, Associate Managing Director, Moody’s Investors Service, Global Higher Education and Nonprofit Ratings | Debra Roane, Vice President/Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s Investors Service, Global Higher Education and Nonprofit Ratings | Michael Osborn, Vice President/Senior Analyst, Moody’s Investors Service, Global Higher Education and Nonprofit Ratings
The external environment confronting colleges and universities continues to rapidly evolve, driven by lingering effects of the pandemic, changing demographics and student preferences, a complex governmental funding environment, and exposure to a broad array of macroeconomic conditions. Moody’s will discuss the financial outlook for the higher education sector over the next two years and beyond. Within that context, they will review how they assess the financial health of individual institutions, which are better situated to thrive and which may struggle, and trends in capital funding strategies.
Presented by: Adam Griff, Director, brightspot strategy | Rebecca Celis, Principal, HGA | Charles Frame, Dean of Recruitment & Outreach, Normandale Community College | Dara Hagen, Vice President of Student Affairs, Normandale Community College
Student needs are complex and interdependent but services are typically siloed. Because of the long-term impacts of COVID-19, institutions require integrated services to ensure equitable and successful support for students. Using the renovation of Normandale Community College’s (NCC) College Services Building as a case study, we’ll discuss how integrating student services and creating an innovative service model can better promote student success. Come learn how to plan an integrated service model, align service delivery to meet student needs, and design an inclusive, student-centered built environment to foster student engagement.
Presented by: Shannon Dowling, Senior Associate, Ayers Saint Gross
Gain an early view of a yearlong study into creating a set of metrics for campus planners and facility designers to assess physical space on campus in support of the strategic planning values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We’ll review common themes found in strategic plans across institutional typologies and contributing research and studies on the topic. Student input on belonging, including a student design competition, provide thought starters to institutions in the form of scalable vignettes. The vignettes, alongside a developing list of criteria and metrics around campus environments, including outdoor space, building entries, public study and lounge space, formal instructional environments, research labs, and residence halls, will provide a roadmap for translating diversity, equity, and inclusion from core values and strategic themes to impactful, informed, and authentic physical projects.
Institutions are currently operating in a VUCA environment, requiring them to manage immediate pressures while still advancing long-term goals. In this session, we’ll share how Lakehead University developed a phased strategic approach to guide implementation of its strategic plan. Come learn how a revised approach can serve as a foundation to support a community-informed strategic plan implementation in a VUCA world.
Presented by: Leanora Paniccia, Associate Director, Atelier Ten | Casey Collins, Energy Manager, Duke University
LEED is not always suited to campus-wide, long-term perspectives on building development and carbon emissions reductions. It can often result in a more expensive process that misses the mark on achieving realized savings, leading universities to shift away from LEED. This session will focus on the next step in the evolution of green building and provide a comprehensive sustainability framework for responsible development with a holistic view of the campus and community wellbeing. Come learn how you can use this improved planning process for green building by outlining rigorous sustainable design standards and integrating operational tracking to examine facility performance.
Presented by: Karen Stout, President & CEO, Achieving the Dream
A pandemic, a rollercoaster economy, and continued racial injustice require going beyond realignment, redesign, and reform to equity-based transformation. How can we effectively tear down systemic barriers in everything from student access and success to teaching and learning? What will rebuilding for transformation look like? We must abandon the traditional three- to five-year planning cycle in favor of combining a macro-planning approach with shorter-term sprints (quick-turnaround scenario planning flexibility) to meet the changing needs of our students and communities.
Presented by: Greg Havens, Principal, Sasaki | Brenda Allen, President, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania | Dominque Hawkins, Partner, Managing Principal, Preservation Design Partnership
During a challenging time in higher education, Lincoln University offers important lessons for small liberal arts institutions and HBCUs seeking to renew their future vision while honoring and integrating their past. At Lincoln University, a renewed interest in institutional and campus history is inspiring a bold vision for a small liberal arts campus and its culturally-significant buildings. Join us to find out how your institution can incorporate its history within its vision, develop strategies for historic building stabilization and renewal, and integrate building strategies with broader campus planning goals.
Presented by: Royce Robertson, Director, Instructional Design and Academic Technology, Le Moyne College
Your institutional mission is an important element of what makes your institution distinctive. The rapid expansion of online course and program development may compromise that distinctiveness if there are not mature, intentional, mission-aligned practices put in place to ensure that the mission comes to life in the online classroom. We’ll: 1) explain how process maturity and instructional design interact, 2) review basic elements of institutional missions, and 3) consider ways that mission statements get translated into instructional strategies. There are implications for institutional planning when you attempt to design and develop mission-aligned online courses and programs.
Presented by: Elizabeth Tutelman, Senior Vice Provost, Strategic Communications, Temple University | Larisa Genin, Dean of the W. Frank Barton School of Business and Professor, Wichita State University | Eileen Strempel, Dean of the Herb Alpert School of Music, University of California – Los Angeles | Joseph Youngblood, John S. Watson School of Public Service, Thomas Edison State University
Higher education experienced extraordinary challenges in 2020 and tackled them head on with agility and creativity. Transformative leadership can help our institutions thrive even in the face of a world health disaster, its attendant fiscal challenges, and systemic racial and social injustice. This presentation will demonstrate how leaders can surmount these obstacles by aligning strategic priorities for the future. Come learn how to work across boundaries, differences, and beliefs while intentionally developing the essential skills and abilities you need to strengthen your institution and community.
Presented by: Steve Foran, Senior Consultant and Director, Jacobs Engineering | George Mathey, Principal, Dober Lidsky Mathey | Kevin Bell, Director of Facilities, University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine
Higher education planners need new ways to assess current space allocation and portfolio management practices to develop effective solutions that support future-focused research and instruction. Research institutions in particular must continually ask how they can excel and attract top talent while meeting internal, institutional, and system demands for efficiency. In this session, you’ll learn multiple techniques —analytical, participatory, and action-oriented —that will help you enroll stakeholders, think strategically, and act more constructively to advance space management approaches at your institution.
Presented by: Brian Beatty, Hy-Flex
HyFlex courses and programs provide opportunities for both classroom and online learning, allowing students to choose their participation mode for each class session. In this presentation, we’ll: 1) explain the HyFlex teaching approach, 2) briefly review design values and principles, and 3) consider ways that faculty and design professionals can create accessible, equitable and high-quality learning for all students, regardless of participation mode. We’ll also discuss implications for institutional planning associated with the implementation of HyFlex courses and programs.
Presented by: Guy Kawasaki, Chief Evangelist, Canva; Former Chief Evangelist, Apple; Brand Ambassador, Mercedes Benz; Best-Selling Author of 13 Books with Over Ten Million Social-Media Followers
This speech explains how to create innovative products and services using tactical and practical techniques. Guy pulls examples from Apple and other tech firms to illustrate ten key concepts of innovation and change. These are methods, honed of the firing line of tech businesses, that schools can apply to their own staffs as well as teach to their students.
Presented by: Kevin Smith, Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects | Arthi Kasetty, Director, Office of Facilities Management, Harvard University | Justin Butwell, Director of Physical Plant, Marist College
Renovation —as opposed to new construction —leverages existing assets, which is inherently more sustainable and cost-efficient, and allows facilities to remain in their established central campus locations. Virtually every campus has at least one building that seems to defy any attempt at renovation, but with some imaginative reinvention, we’ll demonstrate how you can transform your campus’s outdated facility and realize its full potential. In this session, you’ll learn from three institutions’ different but successful approaches: wrapping an existing building; inserting new construction within an existing complex; and reorienting an existing building.
Presented by: Rebekah Gayley, Project Manager, Ohio State University-Main Campus | Laura Wheaton, Associate, Ayers Saint Gross | Bill Haverly, Director, Facilities Planning Design & Construction, University of Missouri – Kansas City
The virtual engagement methodologies that enabled us to continue planning in 2020 can elevate our post-pandemic processes and improve their equity and sustainability. In this session, we’ll examine virtual and in-person engagement in planning processes —both within flagship institutions and across the town and gown relationship —and explore post-pandemic best practices. Come practice your skills in identifying potential stakeholders for a theoretical project and evaluating methodologies for quality and quantity of engagement.
Presented by: Ken Steele, President and Chief Futurist, Eduvation Inc.
‘In turbulent times, visionary leaders and their committed crews recognize the winds of change, reset their sails and change course so they emerge in a better position than before. The global pandemic of 2020-21 has been a once-in-a-century disruption for education at all levels, which has magnified pre-existing inequities and vulnerabilities, and compressed a decade‚Äôs worth of social and technological change into a year. Even once this threat has past, many of our campuses will see recurrent disruptions from extreme weather events, other zoonotic viruses, geopolitical conflict, wildfires or flooding. We know now that business and academic continuity will demand flexible, lower density approaches and an integrated, omnichannel approach to student services, scholarship and learning. It can be challenging to step back from moments of crisis and see them in perspective, as moments also brimming with opportunity to regroup, rethink our strategies and refocus our resources to lead positive.
Presented by: Bob Mong, President, University of North Texas at Dallas | Corey Bradford, President, Harris-Stowe State University | Elizabeth Foster, Principal, Page Southerland Page, Inc. | Derrek Niec-Williams, Executive Director, Campus Planning, Architecture & Development, Howard University | Ryan Losch, Associate Principal / Urban Designer, Page Southerland Page, Inc.
Universities are essential partners in addressing the critical challenges facing urban communities. In this session, we’ll discuss how urban institutions are serving essential roles in their cities by addressing inequities in education, economic opportunities, and health. Come find inspiration from three groundbreaking institutional leaders who are facilitating meaningful strategic change through campus and city collaboration and a commitment to serving the broader community.
Presented by: Jacqueline Ashby, Program Coach, University of British Columbia-Vancouver
Solo climbing mountainous terrain is like managing change in higher education —it requires meticulous planning, considerable effort, and the ability to adapt to a changing environment. This session will discuss how to take key climbing skills —assessing a changing environment and determining which tools, resources, and expertise are needed to manage change —and apply them to higher education. It will share a framework to plan for and manage change so you can achieve your personal and professional objectives.
Presented by: Jessica Figenholtz, Higher Education Practice Leader, Associate Principal, Perkins and Will | Tina Whalen, Dean, University of Cincinnati | Jody Gerome, Senior Associate Dean Medical Education, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
During the pandemic, institutions are pivoting away from traditional silos and turning to internal integration to advance whole student wellbeing —building human capacity, resiliency, and confidence to meet challenges and persist. Wellbeing should not be an afterthought, but rather a driving principle that guides decisions throughout the planning process. We’ll demonstrate how two universities are using design to drive impact, sharing resources, and working together to build programs that prioritize student wellbeing. Join us to find out how intentional integration of curriculum, adjacencies, policies, and recruitment can benefit your bottom line and campus environment.
Presented by: Elliot Felix, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, brightspot strategy
As colleges and universities plan for the future, they now confront unprecedented technological, demographic, social, and economic change. So, SCUP created the next generation of its Campus Facilities Inventory (CFI) to help leaders see how their campus compares to national benchmarks and understand how things might change in the future. In this session, we will explore some of the findings from the 2021 CFI benchmarking and hear from a panel of institutions about changes they are making and using CFI data to inform their planning efforts.
Presented by: Mecca Salahuddin, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Performance Excellence, Alamo Colleges
The ability to integrate planning at multiple levels —organizational, unit, and individual —strengthens our ability to formulate and implement strategies. This session will demonstrate how our Integrated Performance Excellence Framework (IPEF) guides planning at multiple levels of the institution, all of which are tied to our strategic policy, plan, and processes. You will be able to identify potential gaps and solutions within your institution’s planning activities to create better alignment with your strategic plan and integrate the work at multiple levels of the organization.
Presented by: Michael Lindstrom, Principal, studioMLA Architects | Walt Meissner, Associate Vice President, Operations, Boston University | Kristin Gruber-Gunert, Director, Children Center & Family Resources Office, Boston University | Kelly Jamison, University of Florida | Mohammed Abdelaal, Facilities/Campus Planner, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
On-campus childcare will be crucial not only in allowing faculty and staff to return to campus post-COVID but also in recruiting and retaining the next generation of campus leaders. This session will focus on leveraging on-campus childcare, an overlooked but integral piece of a successful integrated strategy for returning to a robust in-person campus experience. Join our subject matter experts to find out how you can lead and participate in strategic planning around this critical work/life issue at your institution.
Presented by: Rebecca Celis, Principal, HGA | Noah Holm, Academic Technologist, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities | Angela Foss, Associate Vice President of Innovation – College of Engineering, Technology, Southern New Hampshire University | Adaheid Mestad, Design Anthroplogist, HGA
Understanding the human experience is essential to successfully adapting campuses for virtual learning. This session will share stories and lessons learned from two institutions regarding their campus adaptations in an effort to improve student retention. We’ll showcase research findings and applications on how the switch to virtual learning during the pandemic may result in long-term adaptations to campus spaces. Come learn how you can apply the latest research to your plans for short and long-term campus adaptations to accommodate virtual learning outcomes.
Presented by: Brian Berry, Associate Professor and Director, Applied Science Program, University of Arkansas at Little Rock| Erin Finzer, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
In the midst of post-COVID enrollment and financial troubles the University of Arkansas at Little Rock learned to leverage planning and accreditation to build community and resilience. This session will address the university’s setbacks, challenges, opportunities, and solutions in launching a shoestring integrated planning process amidst multiple crises: retrenchment, restructuring, leadership changes, an accreditation visit, COVID, and new enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Find out how your institution can apply out concrete, low-cost, real-life strategies for initial integrated planning initiatives as well as respond to common setbacks and pitfalls in a VUCA context.
Presented by: Thomas Huf, Senior Program Manager, Facilities Programming and Planning, University of Massachusetts-Amherst | Tilman Wolf, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, UMass | Andrew Lover, Associate Professor Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UMASS | Heather Sharpes-Smith, Executive Director of Ed Tech, UMass Amherst
Public universities have a responsibility to deliver high-quality education safely to a large number of students. Planning effective instructional delivery while minimizing transmission of COVID is a timely, complex example of balancing disparate educational needs. We’ll discuss how the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a public flagship university with a large residential population, changed instructional delivery through a process of design, implementation, and evaluation across academics, educational, and residential spaces. Join us to gain insight on our post-pandemic approach, encompassing planning, execution, and monitoring based on public health guidance, institutional needs, physical space, and academic requirements.
Presented by: Alice Kimm, Partner, JFAK Architects | Heidi Creighton, Associate Principal, BuroHappold Engineering | Mia Lehrer, President, Studio-MLA | Julie Hendricks, Campus Architect | Director of Design & Construction Services, UC Santa Barbara, University of California-Santa Barbara
Pandemics aren’t going away, which is why institutions must invest in permanent outdoor learnscapes to optimize educational outcomes. In this session, we’ll discuss how to connect structure, landscape, and sustainability to counter VUCA and establish stable and productive learning environments that enhance performance, creativity, and wellness through connections to nature and newly-expanded views and perspectives. Come discover new ways to transform your outdoor campus spaces with wellness-oriented designs to offset enrollment decline, maintain stable learning conditions, and stabilize class sizes.
Presented by: Carissa Oyedele, Associate Principal, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners | Mario Violich, Principal, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners | Miguel Powers, English Professor, Fullerton College, North Orange County Community College District | Cherry Li-Bugg. PhD., Vice Chancellor, Educational Services and Technology, North Orange County Community College District | Ester Plavdjian, Student, Cypress College
Institutions need innovative student engagement strategies that cultivate collaborative governance in order to reflect changing learning paradigms and evolving societal needs, including recent pandemic-fueled inequities. This session will share diverse planner, leadership, faculty, and student perspectives on engagement and collaboration at North Orange County Community College. Join our panel to discuss how traditionally underserved students are reshaping higher education and gain tools and solutions that you can apply to engagement efforts on your campus.
Presented by: Christopher Kleingartner, Science and Technology Practice Leader, Perkins and Will | Kent Marsh, Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Planning and Facilities Management, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs
Historically disenfranchised students are now gaining unprecedented empowerment and awareness, and in this session, we’ll show how strategic and innovative engagement further empowers student diversity through design. Designing campus spaces with equitable access for all students can greatly improve their sense of engagement, safety, wellness, and belonging. Join us to learn how you can engage diverse student groups in the design process with social media and new technology to create more inclusive and equitable campus spaces.
Presented by: Amanda Garvey, Senior Associate, Thornton Tomasetti | Nicole Imbergamo, Senior Sustainability Project Manager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) | Gail Carlson, Director, Buck Lab for Climate and Environment, Colby College | Minakshi Amundsen, Assistant Vice President, Facilities and Campus Planning, Colby College
When it comes to toxic chemicals in the built environment, there is an urgent need for market transformation. This is a social and environmental justice issue, as our decisions affect the wellbeing of the people who build and use our buildings as well as those who live near building material production facilities. This session will explore the topic of organizational change related to healthier materials and how institutions can serve as change agents. Federal regulations are behind the curve; join us to learn new tools and strategies to help your institution take the lead in piloting and scaling material initiatives.
Presented by: Paula Kinney, Director of Strategic Planning and Effectiveness, Saint Paul College-A Community and Technical College | Nichole Sorenson, Dean of Institutional Research, Planning and Grants, Saint Paul College-A Community and Technical College
The pandemic hit during a crucial part of Saint Paul College’s annual planning process, forcing processes, events, training, and decision-making to move to a totally virtual environment. In addition to pivoting operations, Saint Paul College also faced uncertain financial conditions. In this session, we’ll share best practices and lessons learned in virtually adapting the cycle of planning and budgeting processes to an uncertain, volatile, and virtual environment.
Presented by: Sara Mathov, Vice President for Innovation and Strategic Initiatives, University of Western States | Rosalia Messina, Vice President of University Affairs, University of Western States
In this age of rapid change, many institutions must consider reevaluating their campus facilities in major ways. This session will discuss how the University of Western States used integrated planning and data-informed decision making to design, build, and relocate to a new campus over a two-year period. Join us to discover how you can use data collection and analysis strategies combined with constituent engagement to effectively facilitate planning and implementation of adaptable student-centered learning spaces.
Presented by: Nasrin Fatima, Associate Provost, Binghamton University
Although many institutions have clear processes for collecting data at the institutional level, we often overlook unit-level data collection aligned with institutional metrics, resulting in hindered outcomes. In order to achieve institutional outcomes, we must collect actionable data on key performance indicators at different unit levels. This session will share how Binghamton University has established an integrated data collection and tracking process and the ways in which the pandemic has affected this process and shifted institutional priorities. Come learn from examples of departmental-, divisional-, and institutional-level dashboards and find out how to use them to inform planning and improve performance.
Presented by: Kelly Sanford, Senior Strategist, brightspot strategy | David Schnee, Principal, Group 4 Architecture, Research + Planning | Jonathan Eldridge, Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Student Learning & Success, College of Marin | Stacey Thompson, Vice President of Academic Services, Chabot College
Even as ‘non-traditional’ students become the norm at community colleges, too many campus spaces and services fail to meet their needs. Inclusive engagement strategies can help ensure that we design for today’s students. We’ll share how the College of Marin and Chabot College’s Integrated Learning Centers are serving changing student populations using our team’s inclusive library design approach. You’ll learn how incorporating inclusive engagement and outreach in your planning process can result in facilities that allow students to better navigate the ‘hidden curriculum’ of college life and strengthen campus cohesion.
Presented by: Tobias Newham, Associate Principal, The Beck Group | Christa Slejko, Director, Campus Master Planning and Sustainability, Dallas County Community College District | Russell Vaughn, VP Business Development, Texas AirSystems LLC
With a shortage of skilled labor in the construction industry, the construction technology program at North Lake College aims to close that gap while creating an attractive, career-focused educational alternative to the traditional four-year college degree. We’ll illustrate how industry-academic partnerships led to the reimagining of vocational education in a new, didactic facility for construction sciences. Come find out how your institution can inspire the next generation of industry leaders by elevating vocational education programs and facilities.
Presented by: Megan Blackwelder, Associate Vice President, Northwestern University | Amit Prachand, Assistant Vice President, Northwestern University | Shoshannah Cohen, Manager, Institutional Analysis, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University
This session will focus on the development and use of consistent metrics through the program review process and other key university processes to support integrated planning at the department, school, and university levels. Using coordinated data at multiple levels of an institution can better inform both strategic planning and budget decisions. We’ll share successful examples from Northwestern University that you can apply at your institution, including school-level dashboards that inform the annual strategic planning process as well as department-level planning.
Presented by: Jan O’Brien, Associate Director, Thompson Rivers University | Dana Prymak, Research Associate / Envision TRU Administrative Coordinator, Thompson Rivers University
The disruptive nature of a post-COVID world provides the perfect opportunity for institutions to use scenario planning as a tool to navigate through an uncertain future. Scenario planning is especially useful for communicating external and internal trends and bridging a discussion between the most recent visioning exercise and transition. In this presentation, we’ll demonstrate a step by step how-to for you to apply on your own campus with a vivid description of deliverables, tools, and ‘gotchas.’
Presented by: Sheena Zhang, Senior Environmental Designer, Atlier Tan | Natalie Shivers, Associate University Architect, Princeton University | Shana Weber, Director, Office of Sustainability, Princeton University | Daniel O’Shaughnessy, Associate Director, Planning, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
The building sector contributes forty percent of carbon emissions globally. Given the climate crisis, it is imperative that campus facilities and planning departments address sustainability in a rigorous and fiscally responsible way. This session will explore Princeton University’s campus master plan, which engages an ethos of sustainability through the lens of carbon emissions, landscape design, energy, and water efficiency, from design through construction. Find out how you can apply Princeton’s ambitious sustainability goals and lessons learned to your master plan and sustainably develop your projects for the benefit of your campus environment and community.
Presented by: Joanne Dallaire, Edler, Ryerson University | Matthew Hickey, Partner, Two Row Architecture
North American institutions have traditionally viewed their lands and histories through a western-oriented cultural lens. Awareness and inclusion of indigenous cultures can be useful in achieving desired outcomes for members of indigenous communities. Creating meaningful indigenous cultural recognition and inclusion on campus is as much about the process as it is the outcomes. Ryerson University’s experience with indigenous placemaking offers valuable, practical insights into a process that can help your institution to respect and advance indigenous cultures while balancing many other contextual factors.
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Includes access to all recorded sessions.
Pricing (ended June 1)
(Nonmember students must send a copy of their transcript to email@example.com.)
Includes access to all recorded sessions, for that day.
Note: All session recordings will be available 2 business days following the live session, for registered attendees.
*Cancellations must be made in writing and may be submitted by email to your registration team firstname.lastname@example.org by 6/28/2021. Refunds are subject to a processing fee – 10% of the total purchase. No-shows are not eligible for a refund, and funds committed by purchase order must be paid in full by the first day of the event. Refunds will be issued within 30 days of received written notification.
Scholarships will cover the cost of registration. Preference will be given to SCUP members.
On the application form, you will be asked to provide the following information:
Monday, June 14, 2021, at 12:00 PM Eastern
Scholarship applicants will be notified of award status by Monday, June 21, 2021.