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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

Telling the Untold StoriesLocked

George Mason University Frames the Conversation Around Its Institutional Namesake and His Legacy
From Volume 48 Number 3 | April–June 2020
Through historical study, outreach, and education, undergraduate students at George Mason University began research that developed into the Enslaved Children of George Mason Project. The goal was to broaden the university narrative, encourage discussion about American ideals of equality and freedom, and transform a complex historical legacy and memorial into an inclusive campus place for reflection and dialogue.
Conference Presentations

Making Colleges Student Ready

It’s About Time!
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 North Central Regional Conference. We will share a tool we developed through the National Institutes for Historically-Underserved Students for institutions to assess their readiness to support underserved students. In this session, you will learn about this tool and the detailed survey of relevant research that went into its development as well as discover how you can employ this tool on your campus.
Conference Presentations

Designing an Inclusive Engagement Process for Diverse Campus Representation

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Southern Regional Conference. In this session, presenters share their layered, inclusive planning process that engages and empowers campus and community constituents to celebrate cultural expression through the built environment.
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

Education, Opportunity, and Justice in a Post-COVID World

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Annual Conference. Leaders across higher education have had to confront the collision of three pandemics—health, economic, and racial. No institution has escaped worrying about the wellbeing of staff, students, faculty and alumni; no school has gone untouched by the economic fallout of going online or staying in place; all anticipate new costs whether instruction is online or hybrid. Where does diversity, equity, and inclusion fit in this world? Should it fit?
Conference Presentations

Planning for Equity

Supporting Students Now and in the Fall
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Annual Conference. This session will discuss the equity and access issues amplified by the pandemic and how institutions are adapting this fall's programs and environments to alleviate these issues. Come join our panelists for an in-depth discussion of research into student inequities and how their institutions plan to improve the student support system on their campus this fall.
Conference Presentations

The Empowered University

Shared Leadership for Academic Success and Crisis Management
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Annual Conference. Freeman A. Hrabowski III has led a transformation of University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) from a young, regional institution to an innovative research university. In this opening keynote, he discusses his new book, The Empowered University, which probes the ways in which an empowering culture and shared leadership enable a campus to tackle tough issues when times are good and manage challenges when crises emerge.
Webinar Recordings

Voices from the Field: Episode #20

Opportunity Amid Disruption
Published 2020
Recorded June 29. Hear how Grand Valley State University’s Loren Rullman frames the changes COVID-19 brings to student life, using the word “more”—more technology, more options, more outside-the-box thinking, and more action and cultural change—as we look ahead to the transformation of campuses for fall and beyond.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

If Tuition Rises . . .Locked

. . . Does Racial and Ethnic Minority Student Enrollment Plummet?
From Volume 48 Number 1 | October–December 2019
When the cost of American higher education goes up, access to economic opportunity, social mobility, and positive academic outcomes are, subsequently, restricted for students of color. Campus admissions and retention planning professionals are first witnesses to the inequality.
Example Plans

Diversity Plan Locked

Private Doctoral/Research University (MA, United States)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan for the unit.

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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Welcome to CampusLocked

Planning for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
From Volume 47 Number 1 | October–December 2018
Creating and sustaining a more welcoming and inclusive campus environment positions both institutions and students to succeed in a more diverse world.
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