Conference Recordings

Bringing a Program Back to Campus

Published October 6, 2020
Presented by Steven Schonberger, SmithGroup | Rhonda Longworth, Eastern Michigan University | Robert Densic, Eastern Michigan University
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Eastern Michigan University

Students who participate in off-campus programs frequently desire more on-campus integration, but limited financial resources require creative solutions to optimize space utilization and effectiveness. Eastern Michigan University’s College of Business has been located off campus in downtown Ypsilanti since 1991. For cultural and financial reasons, the university started to explore bringing the college back on campus. Come learn how bringing a program back to campus can provide your institution with opportunities for reinforcing or changing campus culture, building partnerships, and enhancing program integration.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Use strategies and analysis to decide whether to bring a program back to campus or leave it in a remote location.
  2. Ask the right questions when considering the relocation of an off-campus program.
  3. Identify opportunities for campus culture reinforcement or change.
  4. Gather the data you need to inform and support your decision regarding program relocation.

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 1.0 Unit (SCUPS20C893) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit


Steven Schonberger

Higher Education Strategist

Rhonda Longworth

Provost and Executive Vice President
Eastern Michigan University

Robert Densic

Manager, Planning and Design and University Architect
Eastern Michigan University

Recorded October 6, 2020.

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