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Delivered
October 20, 2020

2020 North Central Regional Conference | October 2020

Campus Tour: Northwestern University

The Functional Convergence of North Campus to Maximize Growth

Touring select spaces in the Kellogg Global Hub, our professional business school, and Mudd Hall, a mixed-use research and library building, this session will provide an overview of recent north campus development.
Abstract: Despite being constrained by a small, land-locked campus, Northwestern University has added nearly two million gross square feet to its north campus in the last 7 years. Major capital projects have focused on the convergence of academic, research, libraries, athletics, recreation, and support facilities in this compact area of campus. Touring select spaces in the Kellogg Global Hub, our professional business school, and Mudd Hall, a mixed-use research and library building, this session will provide an overview of recent north campus development.

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Delivered
October 19, 2020

2020 North Central Regional Conference | October 2020

Creating a Vision and Value Proposition for the Urban Campus

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.
Abstract: Columbia College Chicago’s transformational new Student Center—the product of a relentless vision, financial strategy, and academic mission—epitomizes the campus’s value proposition of place and community. In this session, we 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. Come 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.

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Delivered
October 19, 2020

2020 North Central Regional Conference | October 2020

Making Colleges Student Ready

It’s About Time!

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.
Abstract: Equity and inclusion on campus has never been more important and institutions must come to terms with their current practices in order to improve them. 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. A detailed survey of relevant research went into the development of this readiness tool. 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.

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Delivered
October 19, 2020

2020 North Central Regional Conference | October 2020

Simulation and Partnerships

Immersive Public Safety Training Comes to Campus

This session will explore trends and partnership development strategies around simulation-based training facilities for first responder students and professionals.
Abstract: Involving trainers in training facilities planning can enhance an institution’s curricula, better prepare students and law enforcement personnel for real-life situations, and generate revenue from outside agencies seeking enhanced training. This session will explore trends and partnership development strategies around simulation-based training facilities for first responder students and professionals. Today’s national conversation emphasizes community-based policing, domestic terrorism, and natural disasters; we’ll share how projects like Cuyahoga Community College’s public safety training village addresses these issues. Join us to learn how experiential training programs can enable your institution to emerge as a regional and national leader in public safety learning.

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Delivered
October 19, 2020

2020 North Central Regional Conference | October 2020

Keynote: Amidst Converging Storms | Part One

Planning and Strategy for Opening a Campus

In the first of two keynotes focusing on higher education’s “perfect storm,” a cross-disciplinary panel will speak to their current challenges in opening their campuses this fall, whether it be in-person, virtually, or in a hybrid capacity.
Abstract: In the first of two keynotes focusing on higher education’s “perfect storm”—the confluence of a global pandemic, financial crisis, shifting demographics, and a changing culture—a cross-disciplinary panel will speak to their current challenges in opening their campuses this fall, whether it be in-person, virtually, or in a hybrid capacity. The unique timing of this conference allows for sharing early lessons learned only weeks into the start of the academic year. Join us to find out which strategic and integrated planning frameworks your peers are using to guide their actions in navigating the most pressing issues of October 2020.

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Delivered
October 19, 2020

2020 North Central Regional Conference | October 2020

Loyola University

Intentional Partnerships for Livable and Resilient Campuses

Although unique in their practice and infrastructure challenges, Loyola University Chicago and Loyola University Medical Center used strategic partnerships, innovative planning solutions, and green infrastructure to create resilient, livable campuses. We’ll demonstrate how you can make tangible improvements and promote resiliency on your campus through green infrastructure.
Abstract: When properly planned in collaboration with municipal agencies, campus green infrastructure strategies promote resilience, sustainability, and livability as well as optimize campus stormwater management and drainage performance. Although unique in their practice and infrastructure challenges, Loyola University Chicago and Loyola University Medical Center used strategic partnerships, innovative planning solutions, and green infrastructure to create resilient, livable campuses. Investment in green infrastructure might seem like it has a limited impact, but through strategic partnerships and a comprehensive approach, we’ll demonstrate how you can make tangible improvements and promote resiliency on your campus through green infrastructure.

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Delivered
October 19, 2020

2020 North Central Regional Conference | October 2020

The Planning Continuum

How Campus Plans Inform Purposeful Decision Making

We’ll discuss how Purdue University’s culture of continuous planning leverages data, facility information, and design to engage new stakeholders, implement a campus-wide vision, and fast-track decision making.
Abstract: Academic life is closely tied to space and conversations about space reveal much about our priorities and personalities. Having a plan can help facilitate these conversations around a shared vision. We’ll discuss how Purdue University’s culture of continuous planning leverages data, facility information, and design to engage new stakeholders, implement a campus-wide vision, and fast-track decision making. The world of planning is changing, so come learn how creating the right scope to achieve the desired outcomes and inform decision making is critical for establishing a planning continuum on your campus.

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Delivered
October 19, 2020

2020 North Central Regional Conference | October 2020

Campus Tour: University of Illinois at Chicago

Adapting to COVID-19: Evolving Campus Spaces and University Partnerships

This virtual tour will explore formal learning spaces, the social spaces that connect them, the outdoor built environment, and the COVID-19 response strategies implemented to fulfill the academic and research mission of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) while protecting the health and safety of the university community.
Abstract: Like many universities, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by modifying the function and occupation of campus physical spaces. This virtual tour will explore formal learning spaces, the social spaces that connect them, the outdoor built environment, and the COVID-19 response strategies implemented to fulfill the academic and research mission of UIC while protecting the health and safety of the university community. Come learn how partnerships between university planners, architects, facilities management, grounds staff, public health experts, and medical experts have formed to prepare for the safe return to campus spaces.

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Delivered
October 9, 2020

2020 Pacific Regional Conference | August–October 2020

Lessons Learned From The Fall 2020 Reopening

What Will Stick?

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?

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