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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

Voices from the Field: Episode #16

Helping Vulnerable Students Meet Basic Needs
Published 2020
From The Hope Center at Temple University, Paula Umaña discusses caring and communication: the need to identify your most vulnerable students, then ensure that available assistance is visible and easy for them to access.
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

How to Transform Your Learning Environments for COVID-19

Space Planning for Healthy Classrooms
Published 2020
Recorded June 18. While it’s daunting to have to reconfigure classrooms and reexamine pedagogy and campus operations, in the best light this pandemic offers an opportunity for rapid experimentation and innovation. Panelists from leading planning and design firm Sasaki and Smith College discussed how institutions can dig into their existing classroom data to engage in scenario modeling and clearly understand how classroom capacities and scheduling will shift this fall.
Webinar Recordings

Coffee Chat: Emotional Intelligence

Time for a Check In
Published 2020
Recorded June 17. Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and harness your emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problem solving, to regulate your own emotions when necessary, and to help others do the same. The coronavirus pandemic is proving to be the greatest test of emotional intelligence in a generation. It’s time for a check-in.
Webinar Recordings

Coffee Chat: COVID-19 Physical Distancing in Classrooms

Published 2020
Recorded June 10. We are all trying to figure out how to safely bring students back to classrooms for the fall semester. A discussion about 6-foot physical distancing layout modifications in existing classrooms, reduced occupancy yields when dealing with fixed seating versus movable seating, creating instructor zones, creating alternate instruction spaces.
Conference Presentations

Integrating Security With Wellness and Biophilic Design

Published 2019
Illustrating the latest security, wellness, and biophilic design integration strategies, this session will provide you with essential tools for evaluating both prospective designs and existing conditions on your campus.
Partner Content

How the Built Environment Can Support Mental Health on Campus

Published 2018
The built environment has a powerful impact on the mental health and wellness of students. Mental well-being can be supported throughout the campus by incorporating many thoughtful planning and design approaches.

Partner: Learning by Design

Planning for Higher Education Journal

Mind and BodyLocked

Wellness Center Trends in U.S. Higher Education
From Volume 45 Number 4 | July–September 2017
Serving the needs of the whole person—mental health, medical care, recreation and fitness, and other services—is critical to both student and institutional success.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Mens Sana in Corpore SanoLocked

Planning for Health and Wellness as a Building Block of Academic Success
From Volume 45 Number 4 | July–September 2017
Campus planning that encourages a healthy lifestyle also augments scholastic achievement, improving grades and increasing graduation rates.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

“Menus That Matter” at the Heart of Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Bronson Healthy Living CampusLocked

From Volume 45 Number 1 | October–December 2016
Culinary and food professionals can serve as positive change agents in society.
Blog

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.