Learning Resources

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Conference Presentations

Creating a Vision and Value Proposition for the Urban Campus

Published 2020
In this session, presenters will show how the Student Center launched the institution’s comprehensive strategy to create a new interdisciplinary culture and an urban ecosystem for Chicago’s South Loop. Learn how you can harness capital assets and resources on your campus to deliver on a vision and drive business objectives, academic mission, and interdisciplinary engagement.
Conference Presentations

Make No Little Plans

Multi-Scale Transformative Planning Implementation
Published 2020
Master plans are more than a campus-wide tool, and with thoughtful planning and execution, institutions can craft a vision tailored to student needs related to housing, dining, and the co-curricular student experience.
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.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Student Centers Locked

Building Community with New Dining Experiences
From Volume 46 Number 2 | January–March 2018
Carefully integrating campus dining strategies into student centers, particularly given today’s ubiquitous digital technologies, has the potential to create and enhance student face-to-face interactions and informal learning.
Partner Content

Creating a Perfect Union

Published 2018
John Taylor, CEO of the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) collaborated with SCUP for an article in this issue of Learning By Design. A more perfect student union is possible when planners understand students and their campus environments, enabling more intentional design for creating and enhancing community building.

Partner: Learning by Design

Planning for Higher Education Journal

“Bubble Goo” Strategic Planning Case Study Locked

From Volume 42 Number 1 | October–December 2013
The strategic exercise provided the opportunity to formulate concepts and create frameworks for student life space and experience, all while defining a program for the transformation of the campus center.