SCUP 2021 Annual Conference Session Listing

Reaching across campuses: Bringing ideas together.

Over 60 sessions! These sessions are listed in alphabetical order by title.

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2020 Foresight: Scenario Planning in the Age of Pandemic

  • Presenter(s): Jan O’Brien, Associate Director, Thompson Rivers University | Dana Prymak, Research Associate / Envision TRU Administrative Coordinator, Thompson Rivers University
  • Abstract: The disruptive nature of a post-COVID world provides the perfect opportunity for institutions to use scenario planning as a tool to navigate through an uncertain future. Scenario planning is especially useful for communicating external and internal trends and bridging a discussion between the most recent visioning exercise and transition. In this presentation, we’ll demonstrate a step by step how-to for you to apply on your own campus with a vivid description of deliverables, tools, and ‘gotchas.’

A Future Pathway: Leading in a Global Public Health Crisis and Social and Racial Injustice

  • Presenter(s):Elizabeth Tutelman, Senior Vice Provost, Strategic Communications, Temple University | Larisa Genin, Dean of the W. Frank Barton School of Business and Professor, Wichita State University | Eileen Strempel, Dean of the Herb Alpert School of Music, University of California – Los Angeles | Joseph Youngblood II, John S. Watson School of Public Service, Thomas Edison State University
  • Abstract: Higher education experienced extraordinary challenges in 2020 and tackled them head on with agility and creativity. Transformative leadership can help our institutions thrive even in the face of a world health disaster, its attendant fiscal challenges, and systemic racial and social injustice. This presentation will demonstrate how leaders can surmount these obstacles by aligning strategic priorities for the future. Come learn how to work across boundaries, differences, and beliefs while intentionally developing the essential skills and abilities you need to strengthen your institution and community.

A New Plan for Building Green

  • Presenter(s): Leanora Paniccia, Associate Director, Atelier Ten | Casey Collins, Energy Manager, Duke University
  • Abstract: LEED is not always suited to campus-wide, long-term perspectives on building development and carbon emissions reductions. It can often result in a more expensive process that misses the mark on achieving realized savings, leading universities to shift away from LEED. This session will focus on the next step in the evolution of green building and provide a comprehensive sustainability framework for responsible development with a holistic view of the campus and community wellbeing. Come learn how you can use this improved planning process for green building by outlining rigorous sustainable design standards and integrating operational tracking to examine facility performance.

A University’s Successful Campus Relocation Using Integrated Planning

  • Presenter(s): Sara Mathov, Vice President for Innovation and Strategic Initiatives, University of Western States | Joseph Brimhall, President, University of Western States
  • Abstract: In this age of rapid change, many institutions must consider reevaluating their campus facilities in major ways. This session will discuss how the University of Western States used integrated planning and data-informed decision making to design, build, and relocate to a new campus over a two-year period. Join us to discover how you can use data collection and analysis strategies combined with constituent engagement to effectively facilitate planning and implementation of adaptable student-centered learning spaces.

Achieving a Sustainable Campus Master Plan through Integrative Design

  • Presenter(s): Sheena Zhang, Senior Environmental Designer, Atelier Ten | Natalie Shivers, Associate University Architect, Princeton University | Shana Weber, Director, Office of Sustainability, Princeton University
  • Abstract: The building sector contributes forty percent of carbon emissions globally. Given the climate crisis, it is imperative that campus facilities and planning departments address sustainability in a rigorous and fiscally responsible way. This session will explore Princeton University’s campus master plan, which engages an ethos of sustainability through the lens of carbon emissions, landscape design, energy, and water efficiency, from design through construction. Find out how you can apply Princeton’s ambitious sustainability goals and lessons learned to your master plan and sustainably develop your projects for the benefit of your campus environment and community.

Addressing Mental Health and Implementing Holistic Wellness on Campus

  • Presenter(s): Amy Hoffman, Higher Education Leader | Principal, DLR Group | Joshua Ellow, Alcohol and Other-Drug Counselor and Educator, Swarthmore College | Shawn Gaither, Principal, DLR Group | Jamye Hardy, Student Care Coordinator, Vanderbilt University
  • Abstract: Students’ support networks are strained due to disruptive current events and students are looking to their universities for help. Providing support for students is a growing concern for campuses nationwide as staff are already stretched thin. With mental health stressors at an all-time high, we’ll bring you institutional perspectives from across the country regarding programs they’ve implemented to improve mental health and wellness on campus. We’ll share approaches and resources—including virtual reality—that you can use to meaningfully design healthier spaces and implement mental health and wellness programs on your campus.

Bringing it to the City: Career Boosts, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

  • Presenter(s): Christiana Moss, Principal, Studio Ma, Inc | Ji Mi Choi, Associate Vice President, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Arizona State University
  • Abstract: Applying interdisciplinary planning to cultivate entrepreneurship research and innovation can boost student retention and drive revenue; it can also help students in art and design fields find lasting career success. Arizona State University has developed processes to bolster entrepreneurship and innovation while revitalizing downtown Phoenix’s cultural scene, resulting in a mutually beneficial town and gown development of collaboration hubs. Come learn how to develop strategic partnerships among university, developer, and consultant stakeholders at your institution as well as optimize site development for long-term improvements in recruitment, retention, and revenue.

Building a Path Forward: Overcoming Pandemic Impacts on HBCUs

  • Presenter(s): Yogesh Saoji, Planning and Urban Design Leader, DLR Group | Troy Glover, Senior Educational Planner, DLR Group | Anthony Brown, President, UNCF National Alumni Council, United Negro College Fund | Leroy Staggers, President, Morris College | Logan Hampton, President, Lane College
  • Abstract: HBCUs have a tradition of providing affordable, culturally accessible higher education to minority and first-generation students as they support disadvantaged communities. The evolution of planning, partnerships, and pedagogy at HBCUs provides lessons for any stressed institution. United Negro College Fund and HBCU college leaders will examine enrollment, instruction, student success, historic preservation, and fundraising in a post-pandemic world and explore how we can transform these challenges into successes. Join the panel for an engaging discussion about physical, academic, financial, and operational strategies for reshaping and strengthening HBCUs and apply lessons learned to address diversity, equity, and inclusion at your institution.

Building Diversity Through Innovative Engagement and Flexible Design

  • Presenter(s): Christopher Kleingartner, Science and Technology Practice Leader, Perkins and Will | Kent Marsh, Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Planning and Facilities Management, University of Colorado – Colorado Springs
  • Abstract: Historically disenfranchised students are now gaining unprecedented empowerment and awareness, and in this session, we’ll show how strategic and innovative engagement further empowers student diversity through design. Designing campus spaces with equitable access for all students can greatly improve their sense of engagement, safety, wellness, and belonging. Join us to learn how you can engage diverse student groups in the design process with social media and new technology to create more inclusive and equitable campus spaces.

Connecting Wellbeing With Learning and Engagement

  • Presenter(s): Jessica Figenholtz, Higher Education Practice Leader, Associate Principal, Perkins and Will | Tina Whalen, Dean; Professor, CAHS College of Allied Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati | Noël Davis, Project Manager, Campus Development, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University
  • Abstract: During the pandemic, institutions are pivoting away from traditional silos and turning to internal integration to advance whole student wellbeing‚Äîbuilding human capacity, resiliency, and confidence to meet challenges and persist. Wellbeing should not be an afterthought, but rather a driving principle that guides decisions throughout the planning process. We’ll demonstrate how two universities are using design to drive impact, sharing resources, and working together to build programs that prioritize student wellbeing. Join us to find out how intentional integration of curriculum, adjacencies, policies, and recruitment can benefit your bottom line and campus environment.

Data-driven Space Strategies for Research-intensive Institutions

  • Presenter(s): Steve Foran, Senior Consultant and Director, Jacobs Engineering | George Mathey, Principal, Dober Lidsky Mathey | Kevin Bell, Director of Facilities, University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine
  • Abstract: Higher education planners need new ways to assess current space allocation and portfolio management practices to develop effective solutions that support future-focused research and instruction. Research institutions in particular must continually ask how they can excel and attract top talent while meeting internal, institutional, and system demands for efficiency. In this session, you’ll learn multiple techniques‚Äîanalytical, participatory, and action-oriented‚Äîthat will help you enroll stakeholders, think strategically, and act more constructively to advance space management approaches at your institution.

Designing an Inclusive Post-pandemic Return to Campus

  • Presenter(s): Rebekah Matheny, Associate Professor, Department of Design, The Ohio State University | Stephanie Orr, Director, Office of Distance Education and eLearning, The Ohio State University | Katherine Hunter, Student Research Assistant, The Ohio State University
  • Abstract: In order to safely bringing students back to campus during the pandemic, it is imperative that we study diverse individual student journeys and actively engage them in co-designing the solutions. This session will explore the process, key insights, and design interventions from our research project focused on designing a post-pandemic return to campus. Come learn how you can apply student-centered research and design-thinking methods to solve the urgent problem of safely bringing students back to campus.

Developing Programs and Facilities for Next Generation Industry Leaders

  • Presenter(s): Tobias Newham, Associate Principal, The Beck Group | Christa Slejko, Director, Campus Master Planning and Sustainability, Dallas County Community College District | Rusty Vaughn, Director, Campus Master Planning and Sustainability, Construction Education Foundation of North Texas
  • Abstract: With a shortage of skilled labor in the construction industry, the construction technology program at North Lake College aims to close that gap while creating an attractive, career-focused educational alternative to the traditional four-year college degree. We’ll illustrate how industry-academic partnerships led to the reimagining of vocational education in a new, didactic facility for construction sciences. Come find out how your institution can inspire the next generation of industry leaders by elevating vocational education programs and facilities.

Don’t Get Me Started: Launching Integrated Planning Through Crises and Change

  • Presenter(s): Brian Berry, Associate Professor and Director, Applied Science Program, University of Arkansas at Little Rock | Erin Finzer, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Abstract: In the midst of post-COVID enrollment and financial troubles the University of Arkansas at Little Rock learned to leverage planning and accreditation to build community and resilience. This session will address the university’s setbacks, challenges, opportunities, and solutions in launching a shoestring integrated planning process amidst multiple crises: retrenchment, restructuring, leadership changes, an accreditation visit, COVID, and new enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Find out how your institution can apply out concrete, low-cost, real-life strategies for initial integrated planning initiatives as well as respond to common setbacks and pitfalls in a VUCA context.

Every Campus Has One: Redeeming the Intractable Modernist Building

  • Presenter(s): Kevin Smith, Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects | Arthi Kasetty, Director, Office of Facilities Management, Harvard University | Justin Butwell, Director of Physical Plant, Marist College
  • Abstract: Renovation as opposed to new construction‚ leverages existing assets, which is inherently more sustainable and cost-efficient, and allows facilities to remain in their established central campus locations. Virtually every campus has at least one building that seems to defy any attempt at renovation, but with some imaginative reinvention, we’ll demonstrate how you can transform your campus’s outdated facility and realize its full potential. In this session, you’ll learn from three institutions’ different but successful approaches: wrapping an existing building; inserting new construction within an existing complex; and reorienting an existing building.

Face to Face: Essential Instructional Delivery During and After COVID

  • Presenter(s): Thomas Huf, Senior Program Manager, Facilities Programming and Planning, University of Massachusetts-Amherst | Tilman Wolf, Associate Provost, UMass | Andrew Lover, Associate Professor Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UMass | Heather Sharpes-Smith, Executive Director of Ed Tech, UMass Amherst
  • Abstract: Public universities have a responsibility to deliver high-quality education safely to a large number of students. Planning effective instructional delivery while minimizing transmission of COVID is a timely, complex example of balancing disparate educational needs. We’ll discuss how the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a public flagship university with a large residential population, changed instructional delivery through a process of design, implementation, and evaluation across academics, educational, and residential spaces. Join us to gain insight on our post-pandemic approach, encompassing planning, execution, and monitoring based on public health guidance, institutional needs, physical space, and academic requirements.

Go Outside! Learnscapes and Optimizing the Spaces In Between

  • Presenter(s): Alice Kimm, Partner, John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK) | Collette Creppell, Vice President of Campus Planning and Design, Chapman University | Heidi Creighton, Associate Principal, BuroHappold Engineering | Mia Lehrer, President, Studio-MLA | Julie Hendricks, Director of Design & Construction Services, Campus Architect, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
  • Abstract: Pandemics aren’t going away, which is why institutions must invest in permanent outdoor learnscapes to optimize educational outcomes. In this session, we’ll discuss how to connect structure, landscape, and sustainability to counter VUCA and establish stable and productive learning environments that enhance performance, creativity, and wellness through connections to nature and newly-expanded views and perspectives. Come discover new ways to transform your outdoor campus spaces with wellness-oriented designs to offset enrollment decline, maintain stable learning conditions, and stabilize class sizes.

Implementing HyFlex Learning Environments: Access, Equity and Continuity

  • Presenter(s): Brian Beatty
    Associate Professor of Instructional Technologies Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies, San Francisco State University
  • Abstract: HyFlex courses and programs provide opportunities for both classroom and online learning, allowing students to choose their participation mode for each class session. In this presentation, we’ll: 1) explain the HyFlex teaching approach, 2) briefly review design values and principles, and 3) consider ways that faculty and design professionals can create accessible, equitable and high-quality learning for all students, regardless of participation mode. We’ll also discuss implications for institutional planning associated with the implementation of HyFlex courses and programs.

Innovative Tools for Engaging Challenges in Collaborative Governance

  • Presenter(s): Carissa Oyedele, Associate Principal, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners | Mario Violich, Principal, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & PlannersMario Violich, Principal, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners | Miguel Powers, English Professor, Fullerton College, North Orange County Community College District | W. Cherry Li-Bugg, Vice Chancellor, Educational Services and Technology, North Orange County Community College District | Ester Plavdjian, Student, Cypress College
  • Abstract: Institutions need innovative student engagement strategies that cultivate collaborative governance in order to reflect changing learning paradigms and evolving societal needs, including recent pandemic-fueled inequities. This session will share diverse planner, leadership, faculty, and student perspectives on engagement and collaboration at North Orange County Community College. Join our panel to discuss how traditionally underserved students are reshaping higher education and gain tools and solutions that you can apply to engagement efforts on your campus.

Integrating Inclusivity, Diversity, and Multiculturalism in Design

  • Presenter(s): Roland Lemke, Principal, CannonDesign | Paul Terzino, Director, Bernhard Center, Western Michigan University | Chris Sligh, Director, Office of Student Engagement, Western Michigan University | Renee V. Wallace, CEO, Doers Consulting Alliance
  • Abstract: Inclusivity, diversity, and multiculturalism (IDM) is a programmatic driver within higher education, encouraging conversations on how best to serve underrepresented students and create welcoming environments for all. This session will explore the role IDM plays in Western Michigan University’s (WMU) design process and its influence on the development of its new student center. Join us to explore how you can foster IDM at your institution and design campus spaces that embrace a broad plurality of students.

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

  • Presenter(s): Michael Lindstrom, Principal, studioMLA Architects | Walt Meissner, Associate Vice President, Operations, Boston University | Richard Yeager, Director for Campus Planning, University of Massachusetts-Amherst | Kristin Gruber-Gunert, Director, Children‚Äôs Center & Family Resources Office, Boston University | Kelly Jamison, University of Florida, Associate Director, Baby Gator Child Development & Research Center
  • Abstract: 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.

Piloting, Scaling, and Committing to Healthier Building Materials

  • Presenter(s): Amanda Garvey, Senior Associate, Thornton Tomasetti | Nicole Imbergamo, Senior Sustainability Project Manager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) | Sandy Beauregard, Director of Sustainability, Colby College
  • Abstract: When it comes to toxic chemicals in the built environment, there is an urgent need for market transformation. This is a social and environmental justice issue, as our decisions affect the wellbeing of the people who build and use our buildings as well as those who live near building material production facilities. This session will explore the topic of organizational change related to healthier materials and how institutions can serve as change agents. Federal regulations are behind the curve; join us to learn new tools and strategies to help your institution take the lead in piloting and scaling material initiatives.

Planning for the Virtual Learning Campus Landscape

  • Presenter(s): Rebecca Celis, Principal, HGA | Noah Holm, Academic Technologist, Office of Classroom Management, University of Minnesota | Angela Foss, Associate Vice President of Innovation, Southern New Hampshire University | Adaheid Mestad, Design Anthropologist, HGA
  • Abstract: Understanding the human experience is essential to successfully adapting campuses for virtual learning. This session will share stories and lessons learned from two institutions regarding their campus adaptations in an effort to improve student retention. We’ll showcase research findings and applications on how the switch to virtual learning during the pandemic may result in long-term adaptations to campus spaces. Come learn how you can apply the latest research to your plans for short and long-term campus adaptations to accommodate virtual learning outcomes.

Planning the Future of the Past at Lincoln University

  • Presenter(s): Greg Havens, Principal, Sasaki | Brenda Allen, President, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania | Dominque Hawkins, Partner, Managing Principal, Preservation Design Partnership
  • Abstract: During a challenging time in higher education, Lincoln University offers important lessons for small liberal arts institutions and HBCUs seeking to renew their future vision while honoring and integrating their past. At Lincoln University, a renewed interest in institutional and campus history is inspiring a bold vision for a small liberal arts campus and its culturally-significant buildings. Join us to find out how your institution can incorporate its history within its vision, develop strategies for historic building stabilization and renewal, and integrate building strategies with broader campus planning goals.

Post-Pandemic Engagement: Synthesizing Virtual and In-Person Planning Methodologies

  • Presenter(s): Rebekah Gayley, Project Manager, Ohio State University-Main Campus | Laura Wheaton, Associate, Ayers Saint Gross Bill Haverly, Director, Facilities Planning Design & Construction, University of Missouri – Kansas City
  • Abstract: The virtual engagement methodologies that enabled us to continue planning in 2020 can elevate our post-pandemic processes and improve their equity and sustainability. In this session, we’ll examine virtual and in-person engagement in planning processes‚Äîboth within flagship institutions and across the town and gown relationship‚Äîand explore post-pandemic best practices. Come practice your skills in identifying potential stakeholders for a theoretical project and evaluating methodologies for quality and quantity of engagement.

Promoting Just and Resilient Urban Communities Through Integrated Planning

  • Presenter(s): Elizabeth Foster, Principal, Page Southerland Page, Inc. | James Davis, Associate Vice Chancellor, Facilities Planning and Development, University of North Texas System | Derrek Niec-Williams, Executive Director, Campus Planning, Architecture & Development, Howard University | Rafael Murillo, Senior Associate, Planning, Page Southerland Page, Inc.
  • Abstract: Universities are essential partners in addressing the critical challenges that urban communities face. Integrated campus planning is more important than ever for facilitating these partnerships. We’ll discuss how urban institutions are serving critical roles in their cities through progressive university and community partnerships that address inequities in education, economic opportunity, and health. In this session, you’ll find inspiration to engage in community partnerships through strategic and campus planning and bring concrete, actionable lessons learned back to your institution.

Renovating Student Services to Promote Success

  • Presenter(s): Adam Griff, Director, brightspot strategy | Rebecca Celis, Principal, HGA | Charles Frame, Dean of Recruitment & Outreach, Normandale Community College
  • Abstract: Student needs are complex and interdependent but services are typically siloed. Because of the long-term impacts of COVID-19, institutions require integrated services to ensure equitable and successful support for students. Using the renovation of Normandale Community College’s (NCC) College Services Building as a case study, we’ll discuss how integrating student services and creating an innovative service model can better promote student success. Come learn how to plan an integrated service model, align service delivery to meet student needs, and design an inclusive, student-centered built environment to foster student engagement.

Strategic Resource Allocation: More Important Than Ever Before

  • Presenter(s): Larry Goldstein, President, Campus Strategies, LLC
  • Abstract: Many institutions will not change their mission because of the pandemic, but they will need to change their approach to fulfilling that mission. This session will focus on a proven process for fairly and holistically evaluating all current academic programs and support functions to assess their value and contribution to institutional success. Reallocating resources is difficult in the best of times and performing this function under financial distress is exponentially tougher. Come learn how you can apply our collaborative approach at your institution to make this process more manageable and achieve better outcomes.

Succeed with Transformative Smart Planning Skills and Execution Competencies

  • Presenter(s): Linda Baer, Senior Consultant, Linda L. Baer Consultant | Donald Norris, President and Founder, Strategic Initiatives, Inc. | Joseph (Tim) Gilmour, Principal, Strategic Initiatives Inc.
  • Abstract: Higher education leaders must evolve in order to navigate the profound changes that are impacting their institutions. These challenging times require strategic foresight, transformative planning skills, and strong execution. With accelerated urgency driving the need for transformation, leaders must apply smart planning competencies to multiple campus areas in order to create a clear road map for future regeneration. Come learn about our framework for leading transformation, including a checklist for success, case studies in change, and resources for smart planning and strong execution that will help you respond to ongoing disruptive factors and plan for a thriving future.

Supporting the Whole Student: New Models for Integrated Learning Centers

  • Presenter(s): Abigail Smith Hanby, Strategy Director, brightspot strategy || David Schnee, Principal, Group 4 Architecture, Research + Planning | Jonathan Eldridge, Senior Vice President of Student Learning and Success, College of Marin Stacey Thompson, Vice President of Academic Services, Chabot College
  • Abstract: Even as ‘non-traditional’ students become the norm at community colleges, too many campus spaces and services fail to meet their needs. Inclusive engagement strategies can help ensure that we design for today’s students. We’ll share how the College of Marin and Chabot College’s integrated learning centers are serving changing student populations using an inclusive library design approach. You’ll learn how incorporating inclusive engagement and outreach in your planning process can result in facilities that allow students to better navigate the ‘hidden curriculum’ of college life and strengthen campus cohesion.

The Learning Marketplace: Student-Centric, Community-Forward Integrated Planning and Design

  • Presenter(s): Lilian Asperin, Partner, WRNS Studio | Dr. Joel Kinnamon, Superintendent/President, College of the Desert | Dr. Scott Adkins, Director of Educational Centers, West Valley, College of the Desert | Chris Moore, Senior Consultant, Audiovisual and Integrated Technology Designer, Theatre Projects Consultants
  • Abstract: In order for institutions to deliver on the promise of higher education‚Äîpreparing students for independence, rewarding careers, and engaged citizenship in an equitable democracy‚Äîthey need to engage in student-centric, community-forward integrated planning and design processes. Higher education must evolve for future viability by supporting inclusivity, diverse learning styles, and local communities. We’ll share how a successful nexus of integrated planning, student-centric design, and innovative technology can point the way forward. Discover how your institution can prioritize wellness-based, inclusive design, innovative technology, local and regional opportunities, and collaborating with a diverse constituency.

The Next Chapter in the Paradigm Shift for Hands-on Learning

  • Presenter(s): Charles Rudalavage, Education Practice Area Leader, Gensler | Ryan Glick, Adjunct Professor of Architecture, Third Year Design Studio Coordinator, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Abstract: Future-proofing education spaces through hybrid learning models is an opportunity to empower students, spark innovation, and strengthen connections between the campus and its community. A higher education design expert, an educator, and a panel of students across hands-on disciplines will share their perspectives on how education spaces might evolve as hybrid learning becomes the new normal. As we accelerate towards a blended future of physical and virtual learning environments, you can begin rethinking how your institution’s educational spaces can provide diversity, multimodality, and flexibility.

The Process and Positive Outcomes of Indigenous Placemaking

  • Presenter(s): Joanne Dallaire, Elder, Ryerson University | Matthew Hickey, Partner, Two Row Architecture
  • Abstract: North American institutions have traditionally viewed their lands and histories through a western-oriented cultural lens. Awareness and inclusion of indigenous cultures can be useful in achieving desired outcomes for members of indigenous communities. Creating meaningful indigenous cultural recognition and inclusion on campus is as much about the process as it is the outcomes. Ryerson University’s experience with indigenous placemaking offers valuable, practical insights into a process that can help your institution to respect and advance indigenous cultures while balancing many other contextual factors.

The Role of Community Colleges in Future-proofing Education

  • Presenter(s): Anastasia Huggins, Associate Principal, BNIM Architects | James Pfeiffer, Principal, BNIM | Richard Fort, Dean, Industrial Technology Division, Johnson County Community College
  • Abstract: With the cost of education skyrocketing, institutions must address the demographic cliff for future generations of learners. Community colleges offer important lessons regarding educational offerings across a diverse background and recognize how workforce development can inform campus planning and design. In this session, we’ll share how community colleges can use metrics to understand long-term projections around regional enrollment needs and use human purpose integrated design to build for the future.

You Can’t Cut Your Way to Financial Stability

  • Presenter(s): Valarie Avalone, Director of Institutional Planning, Effectiveness, and Accountability, Monroe Community College | Larry Goldstein, President, Campus Strategies, LLC | Timothy Stokes, President, South Puget Sound Community College
  • Abstract: This session focuses on the unique financial challenges facing community colleges due to the pandemic. In addition to a brief overview of the range of financial challenges being experienced by the sector, two campus-based leaders will describe the reality at their respective institutions. The session will highlight the role integrated planning, aligned with resource management, plays in establishing financial stability that can support enhanced institutional effectiveness.