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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
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.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Creating a New Campus DestinationLocked

From Volume 43 Number 4 | July–September 2015
The project offers preservation, building revitalization, and adaptive reuse as an alternative model for sustainable campus growth.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Cultivating IntegrationLocked

Urban Farming on a Medical University Campus
From Volume 41 Number 3 | March–May 2013
The MUSC Urban Farm is designed to be a living classroom where students, faculty, staff, and the community come together to explore the connection between food and health.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

A DIY Campus Preservation PlanLocked

Lessons Learned at the University of Mary Washington
From Volume 40 Number 2 | January–March 2012
A for-credit academic class of graduate students gets involved with UMW’s campus heritage and works to integrate it with the overall campus master planning process.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Education for Sustainability in Further and Higher EducationLocked

Reflections Along the Journey
From Volume 36 Number 4 | July–September 2008
So, what’s happening ‘down under’ in campus sustainability? Providing an international context, our authors use Australian examples to describe planning for campus greening, learning for sustainability (curriculum), institutional learning, and competency-based training initiatives.
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