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Leveraging On-Campus Childcare as Part of the ‘New Normal’

Published July 15, 2021
Presented by Mohammed Abdelaal, University of Massachusetts-Amherst | Kristin Gruber-Gunert, Boston University | Kelly Jamison, University of Florida | Michael Lindstrom, studioMLA Architects | Walt Meissner, Boston University
Planning Types: Campus Planning

On-campus childcare will be crucial not only in allowing faculty and staff to return to campus post-COVID but also in recruiting and retaining the next generation of campus leaders. This session will focus on leveraging on-campus childcare, an overlooked but integral piece of a successful integrated strategy for returning to a robust in-person campus experience. Join our subject matter experts to find out how you can lead and participate in strategic planning around this critical work/life issue at your institution.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Benchmark your institution by reviewing national trends and strategies for integrating childcare into campus life.
  2. Identify opportunities on your campus to incorporate childcare into campus planning as either a new or existing resource.
  3. Determine how to evaluate and leverage your on-campus assets as an effective recruitment and retention tool for the next generation of faculty, particularly women.
  4. Compare campus planning strategies related to childcare facilities between two major higher education institutions, one public and one private.


Mohammed Abdelaal, Facilities/Campus Planner, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Kristin Gruber-Gunert, Director, Children's Center & Family Resources Office, Boston University
Kelly Jamison, University of Florida
Michael Lindstrom, Principal, studioMLA Architects
Walt Meissner, Associate Vice President, Operations, Boston University

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 1 Unit (SCUP56C1305) | AICP CM 1 Unit

Recorded 7/15/21.

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