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Planning for Higher Education Journal

‘Colorblind-Spots’ in Campus DesignLocked

Planners and Architects Can Offer Solutions That Center on Social Justice
From Volume 49 Number 1 | October–December 2020
Educational leaders are noting that conventional campus design planning efforts have neglected to include the voices of historically underserved communities. Socio-spatial inquiry can help institutions offer an equity approach to inclusivity and authentic engagement.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Book Review: The New American College TownLocked

Designing Effective Campus and Community Partnerships
From Volume 48 Number 4 | July–Sep 2020
Conference Presentations

Evolution of a Mall into a Future-Proofed Campus

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Southern Regional Conference. We’ll explore how Austin Community College District transformed a declining mall into the Highland Campus, which supports student success through embracing new pedagogies, technology, and integrated programs that prepare students for the future.
Conference Presentations

Hillsborough Community College Ybor City Campus Tour

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Southern Regional Conference. This virtual tour will explore how the campus embraces its multi-cultural history and uses the Ybor City National District as a living laboratory to facilitate its programs with a focus on Hillsborough Community College’s community connections.
Conference Presentations

How the Performing Arts Foster Successful Long-term Town and Gown Relationship Growth

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Southern Regional Conference. This session will discuss how performing arts facilities, when successfully planned, designed, and programmed, can enhance and respond to evolving campus and community cultural demands.
Webinar Recordings

Voices from the Field: Episode #15

Your Character is Showing! Inclusive Community Care Amid the Crisis
Published 2020
As a campus built on standards of social justice and experiential learning, Roger Williams University used COVID-19 as an opportunity to think creatively about ways to serve its community. Chief of Staff Brian Williams shares how the school showed its character throughout the crisis, coming up with personal ways to connect with prospective families, support off-campus communities, and open pathways to learning.
Webinar Recordings

Voices from the Field: Episode #3

From Crisis to Collaboration and Creativity
Published 2020
Mike Martin, Associate Dean Science, Math, and Health at John Carroll University discusses how the administration addressed the first few weeks of the COVID-19 crisis and how they have creatively shifted gears with students and faculty toward what’s next.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Book Review: Research Universities and the Public Good

Discovery for an Uncertain Future
From Volume 47 Number 4 | July–September 2019
This book offers a good look inside the way research faculty view their role in the university. The perspectives shared are broadly applicable for all planners at post-secondary institutions, especially in their considering complex organizations that have both unlimited potential and finite resources.
Conference Presentations

Highlander Accelerator

Upending Conventional Models for Higher Education in Underserved Neighborhoods
Published 2019
In this session, we will discuss how to successfully plan campus facilities that accommodate place-specific educational content for non-traditional and underrepresented students as well as lifelong learning for community members.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Is a Capital Project on Your Plate?Locked

A Guide to Developing Effective Places for Teaching and Learning
From Volume 45 Number 4 | July–September 2017
Here are eight steps proven to help planners navigate the complexities and avoid the pitfalls that are too often part of the process when planning and funding capital projects.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

“Menus That Matter” at the Heart of Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Bronson Healthy Living CampusLocked

From Volume 45 Number 1 | October–December 2016
Culinary and food professionals can serve as positive change agents in society.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Engaged Institutions, Responsiveness, and Town-Gown RelationshipsLocked

Why Deep Culture Change Must Emphasize the Gathering of Community Feedback
From Volume 43 Number 4 | July–September 2015
Campus planners cannot discern the future requirements of their host communities if they do not know what those stakeholders want and need from their local institutions of higher learning.
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