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​In higher education, planning is just one piece of the puzzle. Partnering with different organizations allows us to share valuable content that lies outside our area of expertise, preparing SCUP’s community for what’s next in institutional effectiveness, sustainability, and learning environments.

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Considering Students’ Neurodiversity

The Next Imperative When Designing Active Learning Environments
Published 2020
Active learning environments are being designed and implemented across college and university campuses to support a range of collaborative, evidence-based pedagogies. Given the continuum of human neurodiversity, these environments may optimize the learning experience for some students, while creating new challenges for others. When designing active learning spaces, it is imperative to consider student neurodiversity.

Partner: Learning by Design

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Secret Service

Subtle Design Factors Have a Dramatic Effect in Residence Hall Safety
Published 2020
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.

Partner: Learning by Design

Webinar Recordings

Strengthening Higher Education and Creating Coherence Through Integrated Institutional Effectiveness

A Conversation with Daniel Seymour
Published 2019
In this webinar recording, Daniel Seymour offers a straightforward three-part narrative that links “designing IIE” to the act of “creating coherence” which then enables an institution to “demonstrate its responsibility” to its stakeholders.

Partner: Association for Higher Education Effectiveness (AHEE)

Partner Content

Permeability by Design

Fostering flow, creating connectivity, promoting creative solutions.
Published 2019
Permeable spaces invite people in, encourage use, are flexible and memorable, and allow coming and going. You can infuse permeability into almost any learning space. Read how three campuses (Texas A&M University Campus, Clemson University, and University of Calgary) are using permeability in their emerging design elements.

Partner: Learning by Design

Partner Content

The Traveling Mother

Navigating, visualizing and utilizing lactation spaces in U.S. airports
Published 2019
An analysis of lactation spaces in US airports, led by one of the authors of the SCUP–Penn Nursing joint study of lactation policy and facilities in higher education. Originally published by Building and Environment journal.

Partner: University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Partner Content

An Intersection of College and Community: Transforming Unused Facilities Into Vibrant Learning Centers can be a Win-Win

Published 2019
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) collaborated with SCUP for an article in this issue of Learning By Design. Read how Austin Community College repurposed facilities in an abandoned mall into a high-tech center for developmental math instruction.

Partner: Learning by Design

Partner Content

Creating a Perfect Union

Published 2018
John Taylor, CEO of the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) collaborated with SCUP for an article in this issue of Learning By Design. A more perfect student union is possible when planners understand students and their campus environments, enabling more intentional design for creating and enhancing community building.

Partner: Learning by Design

Partner Content

Not Just Student Housing: The Next Step to Private-Public Partnerships

Published 2018
With [P3s] potential to provide greater financial options to universities and, in some instances, social and economic revitalization to their surrounding communities, public-private partnerships will continue to gain greater acceptance.

Partner: Learning by Design

Partner Content

How the Built Environment Can Support Mental Health on Campus

Published 2018
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.

Partner: Learning by Design

Partner Content

2018 SCUP Excellence Awards

Published 2018
Read about the winning projects and teams from SCUP’s 2018 Excellence Awards program.

Partner: Learning by Design

Report

P3 Performance for Higher Education

Published 2018
This is the SCUP Fellow Research Project Final Report for the 2016–2017 program.

The researcher’s intention was to better understand P3 models and learn how they have performed, possibly generating some useful lessons for how P3 models can be applied with desired outcomes.