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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Using Big Data

How Moneyball and an Ardent Baseball Fan Shaped Successful Metrics-Based University Planning
From Volume 48 Number 1 | October–December 2019
Over the last three decades, the University of Texas at El Paso has refined its planning system and integrated metrics within a comprehensive planning framework—to produce dramatic outcomes.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Super-Sizing Active Learning

The University of Illinois at Chicago had small spaces. It was time to trade up.
From Volume 48 Number 1 | October–December 2019
Campuses are familiar with small spaces outfitted with active learning design, but what could be added to a large space—such as a lecture hall for freshman pre-requisite courses—to keep students engaged in the instruction?
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Relic or Relevant Locked

Is Stanford University’s Main Quad Still a Place for Community Engagement?
From Volume 48 Number 1 | October–December 2019
The university’s founders specified that the space that would become the Main Quad, along with its buildings, should facilitate human discourse and connection. Has it reached across generations to remain an active place for student life?
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If Tuition Rises . . . Locked

. . . Does Racial and Ethnic Minority Student Enrollment Plummet?
From Volume 48 Number 1 | October–December 2019
When the cost of American higher education goes up, access to economic opportunity, social mobility, and positive academic outcomes are, subsequently, restricted for students of color. Campus admissions and retention planning professionals are first witnesses to the inequality.
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Adjunct Faculty Can Increase Student Success Locked

Create Opportunities for Them to Lift Graduation and Retention Rates
From Volume 48 Number 1 | October–December 2019
Although the numbers of adjunct faculty members at most institutions of higher education have increased, those instructors rarely are included in programs to improve student achievement. But Cal Poly Pomona, by providing modest resources and mentoring, generates opportunities for adjuncts to positively affect student success.
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Phased Transformations of Academic Buildings

Can’t vacate the facility? Renovation in stages can be planned efficiently.
From Volume 48 Number 1 | October–December 2019
When you’re renovating a campus building, you’re contending with dust, noise, vibration, the risk of budget overruns, relocating occupants, extended timelines, and more. Following best practices of experienced planners can help you to mitigate the most common challenges.
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KPIs Drive Strategic Planning and Execution Locked

And Feedback Steers the Institution in the Right Direction
From Volume 47 Number 4 | July–September 2019
Quantitative tools are essential for developing a framework, but properly identifying stakeholders and keeping them involved is what connects planning to execution.
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Middle Skills Education Locked

Planners Are Reimagining Ways to Meld Instruction and Industry
From Volume 47 Number 4 | July–September 2019
Many jobs of the future will require more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year degree. How should we prepare the next generation of employees?
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Another Day Older, Another Day Better Locked

Institutions Are Infusing New Life Into Mid-Century Campus Buildings
From Volume 47 Number 4 | July–September 2019
While they might be historical gems, are mid-century campus buildings still structurally sound? Is their location and architecture meaningful to the institution? What about energy efficient and fiscally responsible? College and university leaders must make the call: to fix or not to fix.
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Toward Commercializing University Research in the Caribbean Locked

Creating a Science and Technology Park Model
From Volume 47 Number 4 | July–September 2019
STPs can boost declining economies by reaping profits from innovations and products created through university research. Yet given the capital and time investment for a project to be viable, The University of the West Indies should gain commitment from all constituents—especially regional governments and the private sector—prior to beginning development.
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