Planning for Higher Education Journal

It Takes a (Virtual) Village

Harper College Accomplished Integrated Campus Planning During a Time of Profound Change
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From Volume 51 Number 2 | January–March 2023
By Avis Proctor, EdD; Maria Coons, EdD; Krisan Osterby, MLA, ITGA; Stephen Siegle, MArch, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Harper College

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Integrated planning during profound change requires extra flexibility and attention to user engagement while utilizing new modes of interaction. This article summarizes a successful virtual and comprehensive planning process, including consensus-building, and approval at Harper College. It reviews results and lessons learned by this large community college as it embraced virtual communication platforms and moved forward with a viable 10-year plan during a global health crisis, economic turbulence, and technological change. The authors share the remote process used to set goals, assess resources, define needs, explore options, and guide decision-making with numerous stakeholders.

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