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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Keep on Keepin’ on Locked

Customized Retention Practices Helped Low Income and Single Mom Students to Persist
From Volume 49 Number 2 | January–March 2021
A support program for low-income and/or single-mother students to improve their persistence and retention was revisited 15 years after it had been launched at Charter Oak State College. Did follow-up with the graduates show that the effort had aided the former participants in obtaining their college degree? Had the collaboration between the institution’s Academic Services, Enrollment Management, and Financial Aid departments—and the support they offered—help the students to persevere? Based on survey results, was the program still of value, and what improvements needed to be made?
Conference Presentations

Centering Wellbeing and Whole Student Health on Campus

Published 2021
Join us as we take a deep dive into three universities’ recent campus projects aimed at promoting student health and share takeaways at critical junctures of the integrated planning processes.
Webinar Recordings

Unleashing the Power of Difference

Creating Neuro-Inclusive Learning Spaces
Published 2021
We live in a neurodiverse world. Spaces that support sensory needs can allow a wider range of students to flourish, creating a more equitable—and more flexible—environment. Leaders from Thomas Jefferson University and Verona Carpenter Architects will share examples across typologies of innovative solutions, unleashing the generative power of difference.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Universal Design in the Age of COVID-19 Locked

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.
Conference Presentations

Making Colleges Student Ready

It’s About Time!
Published 2020
We will share a tool we developed through the National Institutes for Historically-Underserved Students for institutions to assess their readiness to support underserved students. In this session, you will learn about this tool and the detailed survey of relevant research that went into its development as well as discover how you can employ this tool on your campus.
Conference Presentations

Vision to Reality

Reshaping Institutional Models for Underserved Populations
Published 2020
Come learn how you can translate institutional values of access and equity into resilient physical planning strategies that will help your institution support underserved students in a time of crisis.
Conference Presentations

Planning for Equity

Supporting Students Now and in the Fall
Published 2020
Come join our panelists for an in-depth discussion of research into student inequities and how their institutions plan to improve the student support system on their campus this fall.
Webinar Recordings

Voices from the Field: Episode #4

Empowering Underrepresented Students for the Long Term During Crisis and Contingency Planning
Published 2020
Pat McGuire, president of Trinity Washington University in Washington, DC, discusses how her all-women’s undergrad program is maintaining support for underrepresented students.
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.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

If Tuition Rises . . . Locked

. . . Does Racial and Ethnic Minority Student Enrollment Plummet?
From Volume 48 Number 1 | October–December 2019
When the cost of American higher education goes up, access to economic opportunity, social mobility, and positive academic outcomes are, subsequently, restricted for students of color. Campus admissions and retention planning professionals are first witnesses to the inequality.
Conference Presentations

Highlander Accelerator

Upending Conventional Models for Higher Education in Underserved Neighborhoods
Published 2019
In this session, we will discuss how to successfully plan campus facilities that accommodate place-specific educational content for non-traditional and underrepresented students as well as lifelong learning for community members.
Example Plans

Diversity Plan Locked

Private Doctoral/Research University (MA, United States)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan for the unit.

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