Safe, Smart Campuses for the Pandemic and Beyond
To examine how colleges are continuing to function during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Chronicle
gathered a group of design experts, architects, public-health officials, college leaders, and student affairs officers for this virtual forum. Panelists discussed the lessons learned and how they are applying them to help everyone on campus thrive in spite of the present challenges:
Who Guarantees That Your Campus is Safe for Return?
Published 2020 Recorded June 23.
In this webinar, Harvard’s Joseph Allen and John Macomber discussed their new book, Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity
, and in particular, what are best practices today as organizations think about prudent return.
This is part of the series “Less Talk, More Action: Tactical Topics to Return to Campus.”
How to Transform Your Learning Environments for COVID-19
Space Planning for Healthy Classrooms
Published 2020 Recorded June 18.
While it’s daunting to have to reconfigure classrooms and reexamine pedagogy and campus operations, in the best light this pandemic offers an opportunity for rapid experimentation and innovation. Panelists from leading planning and design firm Sasaki and Smith College discussed how institutions can dig into their existing classroom data to engage in scenario modeling and clearly understand how classroom capacities and scheduling will shift this fall.
Coffee Chat: Emotional Intelligence
Time for a Check In
Published 2020 Recorded June 17.
Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and harness your emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problem solving, to regulate your own emotions when necessary, and to help others do the same. The coronavirus pandemic is proving to be the greatest test of emotional intelligence in a generation. It’s time for a check-in.
Coffee Chat: COVID-19 Physical Distancing in Classrooms
Published 2020 Recorded June 10.
We are all trying to figure out how to safely bring students back to classrooms for the fall semester. A discussion about 6-foot physical distancing layout modifications in existing classrooms, reduced occupancy yields when dealing with fixed seating versus movable seating, creating instructor zones, creating alternate instruction spaces.
Subtle Design Factors Have a Dramatic Effect in Residence Hall Safety
Campuses focus on safety as they welcome students back into residence halls—but it won't be the only thing they consider. In this new normal, the mission of community and collaboration hasn't changed, but the ways in which it is achieved may have to.
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Integrating Security With Wellness and Biophilic Design
Illustrating the latest security, wellness, and biophilic design integration strategies, this session will provide you with essential tools for evaluating both prospective designs and existing conditions on your campus.
How the Built Environment Can Support Mental Health on Campus
The built environment has a powerful impact on the mental health and wellness of students. Mental well-being can be supported throughout the campus by incorporating many thoughtful planning and design approaches.
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Planning for Higher Education Journal
Mind and Body
Wellness Center Trends in U.S. Higher Education
From Volume 45 Number 4 | July–September 2017
Serving the needs of the whole person—mental health, medical care, recreation and fitness, and other services—is critical to both student and institutional success.