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Written by expert practitioners with decades of planning experience, our e-books offer ​in-depth explanations, powerful research, and exceptional insight​ to help you tackle new challenges and sticky problems.

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An Analytics HandbookLocked

Moving From Evidence to Impact
Published 2019
Data is powerful but not if you don't know how to use it. This handbook is designed to help any higher ed leader unleash the power of data that is always available but seldom leveraged.
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Connecting the DotsLocked

Campus Form, Student Perceptions, and Academic Performance
Published 2018
This research evaluates the role the campus built environment plays in student retention and graduation, using the California State University (CSU) campuses as the sample.
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Continuity and ContextLocked

The Transformation of the University of Michigan Central Campus 1963–2003
Published 2018
The material included in this work is presented as a case study of one university’s successful program of campus planning and implementation over a period of 40 years.
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Aligning the Strategic Campus Plan With the Institutional Mission in 2030Locked

University Campuses as Complex Adaptive Assemblages
Published 2017
This study reviews the scholarly literature and the expert views of practitioners in campus planning (both virtual and physical) to forecast how campuses might evolve between now and 2030.
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Peer Engagement as a Common ResourceLocked

Managing Interaction Patterns in Institutions
Published 2015
This research project introduces a common means for researchers in space design, education, and information science to develop principles and best practices to improve return on investment in the design of informal learning environments.
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Learning Space Design for the Ethnically Diverse Undergraduate ClassroomLocked

Published 2015
This pilot study was conducted to evaluate how space contributes to the learning outcomes of a demographically diverse class of students at Morgan State University, a Historically Black Institution.
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A Tribute to Achievement and ExcellenceLocked

2014 SCUP Awards Winners
Published 2015
The society’s 2014 award program recognizes and applauds individuals and organizations whose achievements exemplify excellence and dedication in planning for higher education. Jurors share their comments and trends pulled from the 2014 winners.
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Transforming Higher Education in AfghanistanLocked

Success Amidst Ongoing Struggles
Published 2015
What are the major issues for higher education in a fragile state? Surely they include stability, safety for students and staff, continued access to learning, funding, retaining staff, and maintaining quality. But how can these be achieved?
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Developing Research Methods for Analyzing Learning Spaces That Can Inform Institutional Missions of Learning and EngagementLocked

Published 2014
This research report explores the value of applying social science approaches to learning space design, toward understanding how students’s perceptions of campus space affect their learning experience.
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The SCUP Academy Report 2014Locked

Published 2014
This report synthesizes the trends observed by more than 90 members of SCUP’s planning academies through the 2013 fall concurrent session proposal review process for SCUP’s 2014 annual, international conference (SCUP–49).
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Transforming in an Age of Disruptive ChangeLocked

Published 2013
A look at what the future looked like in 1995, and what happened in higher education as we moved through seventeen years to 2013? Then, a look ahead . . . Remember: Just because we are changing a great deal does not mean we are transforming.
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Planning and Resource Strategy for Higher EducationLocked

A Guide for Universities in Africa
Published 2013
Doug and JoEllyn Fountain wrote the book they wish someone had handed them when they began working for eight years with a rapidly growing university in Uganda.
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