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Conference Presentations

Incorporating Critical Race Theory in Physical Planning

Published 2019
Learn from Portland Community College's ongoing exploration of what it means to apply Critical Race Theory to the built environment.
Conference Presentations

Master Planning Outreach Strategies for Underrepresented Students

Published 2019
This session shares how we developed new practices and tools to deliver better campus experiences for students from nontraditional backgrounds, yielding social equity in campus planning and building design.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Collaborating for Our FutureLocked

Multistakeholder Partnerships for Solving Complex Problems
From Volume 46 Number 4 | July–September 2018
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Researching Lead Users to Predict the FutureLocked

From Volume 46 Number 3 | April–June 2018
Lead users represent the future that’s already here. Let them be your crystal ball the next time you face a forward-thinking planning project.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Achieve Culture Change to Implement Your Strategic PlanLocked

From Volume 46 Number 2 | January–March 2018
This is a reprint of an article originally published in Dean & Provost, volume 19, issue 4, December 2017.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Balanced Scorecard Implementation in a School of NursingLocked

A Case Study Analysis
From Volume 45 Number 4 | July–September 2017
Implementing the balanced scorecard measurably improved the overall effectiveness of planning activities and increased individual involvement in and understanding of the strategic planning process.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Changing the Future of Health CareLocked

The University of North Dakota’s New School of Medicine and Health Sciences
From Volume 45 Number 4 | July–September 2017
Designed and built for collaborative, interdisciplinary education through a highly engaged process, this building transforms health care education and health care for the entire state.
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Redesigning a Budget Model with a Grassroots ApproachLocked

From Volume 45 Number 3 | April–June 2017
While redesigning a campus budget model could happen relatively quickly from a technical standpoint, time spent in extensive engagement, collaboration, and conversation is key to successful implementation.
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A Model for Creating a Campus Sustainability PlanLocked

From Volume 44 Number 1 | October–December 2015
Institutions of higher education have a special obligation to lead sustainability efforts in order to provide the next generation of young adults with the information and tools needed to take on the challenges of the future.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Creating a New Campus DestinationLocked

From Volume 43 Number 4 | July–September 2015
The project offers preservation, building revitalization, and adaptive reuse as an alternative model for sustainable campus growth.
Example Plans

Supporting Document Locked

Public Doctoral/Research University (CA, United States)
This document introduces the process the institution will take to develop an academic master plan, based on objectives outlined in the institution’s strategic plan.

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“Bubble Goo” Strategic Planning Case StudyLocked

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.
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