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Where planning comes together. T​he power of SCUP is its community. We learn from one another, sharing how we’ve achieved success and, maybe more importantly, what we’ve learned from failure. SCUP authors, produces, and curates thousands of resources to help you prepare for the future, overcome challenges, and bring planning together at your college or university.
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Webinar Recordings

Re-imagining Space Utilization

Published 2021
Engage with Ohio University’s ambitious approach to right-sizing and aligning physical space to programmatic needs. If you are entertaining radical change, this session will help you understand where to start, how to deliver in practice, and how to identify and express impacts that are mission-aligned to gain stakeholder buy-in.
Conference Presentations

In Search of Hybrid

Somewhere Between Analog and Digital
Published 2021
This session will explore the evolution of Harvard Business School's space and technology planning process through two completed distance learning projects—one envisioned before COVID and one created after.
Conference Presentations

Keynote | Villanova

Published 2021
Learn about the decade-long collaborative design process for an important new Villanova University campus development along a bustling regional thoroughfare.
Conference Presentations

Reaping the Benefits of a New Building? Without Building New

Published 2021
In this session, we'll demonstrate how to renovate your campus spaces to maximize programming and performance, using a planning approach that addresses the unique challenges of modernizing existing buildings, accommodating future-focused programming needs, and minimizing operational costs.
Webinar Recordings

The Faculty Factor

Creating Buy-In for Difficult Planning
Published 2021
In this sessino we explore the successes and failures involved in two planning initiatives that required broad-based faculty support in order to reverse issues with programmatic quality, student success, and institutional accreditation.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

‘Colorblind-Spots’ in Campus Design Locked

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

Streamlining the Process of Student Success and Persistence Locked

Curriculum Complexity Analyses Can Deploy Timely Academic Support Services
From Volume 49 Number 1 | October–December 2020
A combination of course prerequisite simplification and focused efforts by academic advising and tutoring services, when and where needed most, can substantially improve student achievement and degree attainment.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Telling the Untold Stories Locked

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.
Conference Presentations

Go Nowhere Without a Partner

Published 2020
This session will demonstrate how to meet complex needs for economic mobility and the workforce through several diverse partnerships. You’ll learn about various sources you can use to achieve successful project results as well as how you can nurture your campus and community partnerships for the long term.
Conference Presentations

Simulation and Partnerships

Immersive Public Safety Training Comes to Campus
Published 2020
This session will explore trends and partnership development strategies around simulation-based training facilities for first responder students and professionals.
Conference Presentations

The Planning Continuum

How Campus Plans Inform Purposeful Decision Making
Published 2020
We’ll discuss how Purdue University’s culture of continuous planning leverages data, facility information, and design to engage new stakeholders, implement a campus-wide vision, and fast-track decision making.
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