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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Universal Design in the Age of COVID-19Locked

Changes Are Demanding That Campuses Include All Learners
From Volume 48 Number 4 | July–September 2020
Demographics on campuses have changed, expectations for accessibility have increased, and the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need to provide inclusive experiences for all learners. Thirty years after the ADA was signed into law, much has been achieved; however, there is more to be accomplished at colleges and universities if we are to provide inclusive experiences for all learners. A renewed approach to campus planning and design, informed by the principles of Universal Design and Universal Design for Learning, and with a commitment to delivering hybridized online and in-person models of educational delivery, is needed now.
Webinar Recordings

Coffee Chat: Re-Opening

Returning to the New Normal
Published 2020
Recorded July 1. As campuses consider re-opening plans, from staff for summer hours to students in the fall, environmental health and safety is critical. Michelle Santoro and Frank Baxter from Skanska USA Building moderated this Coffee Chat about strategies, lessons, and plans for safely re-opening.
Webinar Recordings

Who Guarantees That Your Campus is Safe for Return?

Published 2020
Recorded June 23. In this webinar, Harvard’s Joseph Allen and John Macomber discussed their new book, Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity, and in particular, what are best practices today as organizations think about prudent return.
Webinar Recordings

Back to School Through the Lens of ASHRAE

Published 2020
Recorded June 15. Panelists Susanna M. Baker, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Bill Bahnfleth, ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) and Penn State University, discussed requirements for a typical campus upgrade and reviewed ASHRAE recommendations on improving campus safety in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They also addressed some of the unique challenges for an urban campus response to maintaining campus safety.
Webinar Recordings

Voices from the Field: Episode #9

Captive Creativity: Finding New Ways to Meet Established Goals
Published 2020
University of Alaska Anchorage Interim Provost John Stalvey explains their “alternate delivery” model, how flexibility and creativity allow them to meet student learning outcome goals during COVID-19, and how they’re supporting the local economy and moving ahead with current capital projects.
Webinar Recordings

Impact of COVID-19 on Campus

An Overview
Published 2020
Recorded June 3. Panelists Michelle Maheu, Wellesley College, and Rear Admiral Francis X. McDonald, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, shared their insights about developing response processes and the potential outcomes on their respective campuses, especially when making decisions when information is limited and the variables are unknown. This session was moderated by Deirdre Fernandes, a reporter with the Boston Globe.
Webinar Recordings

Coffee Chat: Maker Movement

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Published 2020
Recorded May 13. Amid the pandemic, makers on campuses across the world have pitched in by crafting 3-D printed face shields, ventilator components, and other life-saving innovations. The value of the maker movement is apparent; but how do we adjust maker spaces to a quarantined, social-distancing world? SCUP members Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham and Heather Taylor moderated this discussion.
Conference Presentations

Decarbonizing Your Campus

Planning for Electrification and Resilience
Published 2020
This session will discuss transitioning away from fossil fuels for campus heating and transportation and explore new technical, procurement, and phasing strategies to cost-effectively achieve carbon reduction and resiliency goals.
Conference Presentations

How a Substation Project Enabled a New Academic Research Building at Penn

Published 2020
This session will explore how the University of Pennsylvania is achieving new student learning and research spaces within an infrastructure project.
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

Mid-century Make-over

Creating a 21st Century Learning Center and Student Hub
Published 2020
As part of repositioning for the 21st century, Drexel University renovated the Korman Center, a 1950s library, and the academic quad to serve as a 24/7 student hub and interdisciplinary academic study center that encourages student collaboration.
Conference Presentations

Building Beyond the Campus

Leveraging Partnerships and Creating Connections
Published 2020
Universities can leverage public-private partnerships to expand beyond the boundaries of the campus to relieve space constraints as well as facilitate collaboration with allied institutions.
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