Learning Resources

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Planning for Higher Education Journal

The Journeys Toward Utopia Locked

From Volume 30 Number 2 | Winter 2001–2002
The architecture of a higher education institution must be oriented toward achieving the objectives of utopian educational ideals.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Cornell’s Commitment to Housing for Freshmen Locked

From Volume 32 Number 1 | September–November 2003
Cornell's blending of a physical master plan and a social master plan brought about the decision that a modern, cohesive freshmen housing complex would be located on its North Campus.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Designing the University of the Future Locked

From Volume 34 Number 2 | January–March 2006
These authors identify transforming trends in society that are affecting the mission of universities, analyze the impact of those trends on the institutional and spatial structure of universities, and then summarize the factors that planners should be paying attention to in the future design of their institutions.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Dealing With the Press Locked

From Volume 26 Number 3 | Spring 1998
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Privatizing Public Higher Education: Beliefs that Fuel the Conversation Locked

From Volume 34 Number 3 | April–June 2006
Why do some people think privatization would be better and others think of it as anathema? This article addresses what lies behind nine related “beliefs” held by higher education leaders and policy makers.
Conference Presentations

Creating Empathy-Driven Design Collaborations with Virtual Reality

Published 2020
We will demonstrate how we incorporated VR into stakeholder engagement for the University of Virginia's Student Health and Wellness Center to address health outcomes, promote student learning, and collaborate with interdisciplinary partners across campus.
Webinar Recordings

Coffee Chat: Planning for Fall Revenue Locked

Published 2020
Recorded June 24. The pandemic changed the higher ed landscape, and as we look ahead, this discussion will help you think through enrollment challenges, discuss tuition increases, examine current perceptions of the value of an online education, and consider financial aid for fall 2020.
Conference Presentations

Centering Wellbeing and Whole Student Health on Campus

Published 2021
Join us as we take a deep dive into three universities’ recent campus projects aimed at promoting student health and share takeaways at critical junctures of the integrated planning processes.