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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.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

De-Densifying Classrooms in the COVID-19 EraLocked

A Scalable and Accurate Non-Linear Model Projects New Distanced Space Capacities
From Volume 48 Number 4 | July–September 2020
Columbia College Chicago’s “logistic growth model,” a mathematical model that is adaptable to highly variable campus spaces, gives priority to human-centered solutions while also promoting physical and emotional well-being. It can flexibly accommodate instructors, teaching assistants, and students for different pedagogical uses and within different types of facilities.
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.

Safe, Smart Campuses for the Pandemic and Beyond

Published 2020
Recorded October 12.To examine how colleges are continuing to function during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Chronicle gathered a group of design experts, architects, public-health officials, college leaders, and student affairs officers for this virtual forum. Panelists discussed the lessons learned and how they are applying them to help everyone on campus thrive in spite of the present challenges:
Conference Presentations

Lessons Learned From The Fall 2020 Reopening

What Will Stick?
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Pacific Regional Conference. During the Fall of 2020, institutions across the Pacific Region will develop and implement protocols for reopening. What will stick? What’s been merely disruptive versus an acceleration of much needed changes as higher education evolves to better serve students? How are new approaches supporting an institution’s core mission?
Conference Presentations

Paradigm Shift

A 21st Century Model for Hands-On Learning
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Southern Regional Conference. Experts in design and education, along with a diverse, multi-disciplinary student panel, will share their perspectives on the future of hands-on learning.
Conference Presentations

USF CAMLS Tour

Saving Lives Through Healthcare Simulation
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Southern Regional Conference. The University of South Florida’s (USF) Center for Advanced Medical Learning & Simulation (CAMLS) is a world-class facility dedicated to simulation-based healthcare education, training, and developing innovative solutions that improve patient outcomes and reduce preventable medical errors.
Conference Presentations

Adapting the Campus

Thoughtful Planning + Re-Shaping Physical Space in Real-Time
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Pacific Regional Conference. We will share how The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is navigating the fall semester and its overall vision for the campus, including opening a living and learning neighborhood to enhance student life and success in the midst of the pandemic.
Webinar Recordings

Campus Planning and Design

Impacts From COVID-19
Published 2020
Recorded September 22. As colleges and universities pivot to more online learning and remote work while meeting new demands for the wellness and safety of our campus communities, this panel will reveal what we can learn about new directions in campus planning and design.
Conference Presentations

Curriculum Redesign

Evolving Practices for Virtual and Physical Learning
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Pacific Regional Conference. This session will explore how institutions can move away from “crisis teaching” and towards a mindfully-redesigned and thoughtfully-delivered curriculum spanning a range of models, from virtual to hybrid to in-person learning.
Conference Presentations

UIC’s Recovery Plan

Preparing Residence Halls and Classrooms for Fall 2020
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Annual Conference. A diverse team of faculty and staff are leading The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)’s recovery plan, focusing first on space types and second on each building's particularities in order to determine safety measures. Come learn about UIC's recovery plan for residence halls and classrooms as well as its established protocols for enabling the safe return of students for the fall 2020 semester.
Conference Presentations

Planning for the Future of the Smart Campus

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Annual Conference. The COVID-19 pandemic has radically altered expectations on campuses everywhere, fundamentally disrupting every aspect of academic institutions with unknown long-term consequences. This session will draw from foresight analysis and interviews with campus leaders to consider the necessary adjustments to pedagogy, learning spaces, and emerging technologies and recommend appropriate planning and design approaches for navigating the year(s) ahead.
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