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Where planning comes together. T​he power of SCUP is its community. We learn from one another, sharing how we’ve achieved success and, maybe more importantly, what we’ve learned from failure. SCUP authors, produces, and curates thousands of resources to help you prepare for the future, overcome challenges, and bring planning together at your college or university.
Conference Presentations

Keynote | Katherine Newman

Published 2021
As the chief academic officer of the University of Massachusetts system and as a labor market sociologist, Katherine Newman will provide valuable insight on how global changes are affecting the academic, research, and public service mission of higher education.
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Drilling Through the Carbon Barrier

Published 2021
As a model for other institutions, we'll contextualize and detail two of the largest and deepest ground-source heat pump-chiller systems used to unlock campus-wide carbon neutrality—at Boston University and Ball State University.
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Institutional Resilience

Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Change Management
Published 2021
In this session, we'll demonstrate through two University of Pennsylvania projects how institutions can approach sustained enrollment, cross-disciplinary collaboration, navigating the funding environment, and adapting to changing user needs in support of long-term institutional resilience.
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Keynote | Morgan State University

Published 2021
While students have greatly enjoyed the inclusive atmosphere, comradery, and campus activities at Morgan State University (MSU), they were less enthusiastic about the outdated campus housing and dining facilities—join us to learn about the planning process behind MSU’s 21st-century 700-bed housing facility, including a state-of-the-art dining hall.
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Howard Forward

Achieving Strategic Goals for Long-term Financial Resilience
Published 2021
Come learn from Howard Forward, Howard University's targeted campus planning effort, how you can apply strategies from our focused campus planning to positively impact your institution's short and long-term resilience.
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Hybrid Learning Environments

Delivering the Academic Mission
Published 2021
Recently, Morgan State University began constructing its new Thurgood Marshall residence hall and we'll explore how we used design and technology to support the building's hybrid environment.
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Planning Interrupted

Improving Campus Space During COVID
Published 2021
From the onset of COVID-19, Moore College has demonstrated how a dense urban campus can adapt to the new normal by transforming common space for maximum use to enhance the creative arts education pedagogy—join us to learn about their innovative strategies.
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Reaping the Benefits of a New Building? Without Building New

Published 2021
In this session, we'll demonstrate how to renovate your campus spaces to maximize programming and performance, using a planning approach that addresses the unique challenges of modernizing existing buildings, accommodating future-focused programming needs, and minimizing operational costs.
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The Dynamics of Student Engagement and Socialization in Virtual Environments

Published 2021
Panelists from three institutions will share their campus projects and discuss how you can employ virtual student engagement and socialization practices—including how to leverage facilities—to enhance the student experience on your campus.
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Keynote | Villanova

Published 2021
Learn about the decade-long collaborative design process for an important new Villanova University campus development along a bustling regional thoroughfare.
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Innovative Universities of the Future

Exploring Five Plausible Models
Published 2021
In this session, a historian and an architect will share conceptual new forms for innovation, exploring structures for hybrid education and speculative designs from five 'reinvented' universities.
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No Net New Space

Realigning Existing Space with a Forward-Looking Vision
Published 2021
We'll share the process used at Longwood University to reallocate existing space to align with a new core curriculum centered on deep learning, creativity, and collaboration—and will demonstrate how your institution can use it to assess existing space, reallocate underutilized space, align budget, and advocate for student and faculty buy-in.
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