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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.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Challenging “If You Build It, They Will Come”Locked

Success of Active Learning Is About More Than the Space
From Volume 48 Number 2 | January–March 2020
Active learning spaces can be catalysts for improved teaching and learning. Yet the key to planning for and effectively implementing them on campus is faculty who are willing to change, accept, and evolve their instructional delivery.
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.
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.
Conference Presentations

Master Planning Engagement Strategies for Underserved and Underrepresented Students

Published 2020
Learn about new master planning engagement and assessment tools that can reveal and remedy disparities that underserved and underrepresented students encounter.
Conference Presentations

Speed, Efficiency, and Consensus Through the Collaborative Process

Published 2019
Come learn from our unique approach in which actual users participate in designing an outpatient center on the Nebraska Medical Campus, allowing implementation of new processes and efficiencies known only to medical center staff.
Conference Presentations

Incorporating Critical Race Theory in Physical Planning

Published 2019
Learn from Portland Community College's ongoing exploration of what it means to apply Critical Race Theory to the built environment.
Conference Presentations

Master Planning Outreach Strategies for Underrepresented Students

Published 2019
This session shares how we developed new practices and tools to deliver better campus experiences for students from nontraditional backgrounds, yielding social equity in campus planning and building design.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Collaborating for Our FutureLocked

Multistakeholder Partnerships for Solving Complex Problems
From Volume 46 Number 4 | July–September 2018
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Researching Lead Users to Predict the FutureLocked

From Volume 46 Number 3 | April–June 2018
Lead users represent the future that’s already here. Let them be your crystal ball the next time you face a forward-thinking planning project.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Achieve Culture Change to Implement Your Strategic PlanLocked

From Volume 46 Number 2 | January–March 2018
This is a reprint of an article originally published in Dean & Provost, volume 19, issue 4, December 2017.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Balanced Scorecard Implementation in a School of NursingLocked

A Case Study Analysis
From Volume 45 Number 4 | July–September 2017
Implementing the balanced scorecard measurably improved the overall effectiveness of planning activities and increased individual involvement in and understanding of the strategic planning process.
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