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Webinar Recordings

Safe, Smart Campuses for the Pandemic and Beyond

Published 2020
Recorded October 12.To examine how colleges are continuing to function during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Chronicle gathered a group of design experts, architects, public-health officials, college leaders, and student affairs officers for this virtual forum. Panelists discussed the lessons learned and how they are applying them to help everyone on campus thrive in spite of the present challenges:
Webinar Recordings

Great Days in New Ways!

Using COVID-19 to Push Sustainability Forward
Published 2020
Recorded August 13. This webinar will discuss finding ways to keep sustainable packaging for different styles of service, operational hurdles for trash pickup, and how to tell your campus' story to keep sustainability programs alive. Learn how speed, safety, and sustainability can coexist, as well as how food waste and food insecurity have been affected as a result of COVID-19, and what can be done to combat them.
Webinar Recordings

Coffee Chat: Feeding and Comforting the Campus Community in a Pandemic

Published 2020
Recorded August 5. Join us for a discussion on food production and distribution in campus eateries during COVID-19. Questions regarding how the pandemic will influence the dining experience, the evolving menu of sustainable, healthy food, variety and choice, and how students come together to share a meal will be considered.
Conference Presentations

Make No Little Plans

Multi-Scale Transformative Planning Implementation
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. Master plans are more than a campus-wide tool, and with thoughtful planning and execution, institutions can craft a vision tailored to student needs related to housing, dining, and the co-curricular student experience.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Enhancing the Student Experience Through PlacemakingLocked

Georgia Tech’s West Village Dining Commons
From Volume 46 Number 4 | July–September 2018
Students thrive in authentic, multifunctional spaces that foster both individual reflection and social interaction and further the connection between place and the human experience.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Design-Build Delivers Added Value to the University of North GeorgiaLocked

From Volume 46 Number 2 | January–March 2018
Design-build delivery helps higher education institutions control costs, streamline processes and communications, and more efficiently and effectively meet project objectives.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Student CentersLocked

Building Community with New Dining Experiences
From Volume 46 Number 2 | January–March 2018
Carefully integrating campus dining strategies into student centers, particularly given today’s ubiquitous digital technologies, has the potential to create and enhance student face-to-face interactions and informal learning.
Example Plans

Sustainability Plan Locked

Private Baccalaureate College (CA, United States)
The college’s first broad sustainability strategy, with a special focus on food and dining services.

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Planning for: Allergen-Free Dining

Published February 28, 2020
Nearly half of all college students today avoid at least one food allergen, according to a report listed in our Spring 2020 issue of Trends in Higher Education. As the number of students with disclosed food allergies continues to rise, allergen-free dining has become a key consideration in creating a healthy and inclusive campus—as well as in recruitment and retention efforts. Recently, Michigan State University opened an allergen-free dining hall on its campus called Thrive. We caught up with Gina Keilen, Registered Dietitian, Culinary Services, at Michigan State to learn more about the planning process and how her team’s efforts are positively impacting the campus community.