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‘Colorblind-Spots’ in Campus Design

Educational leaders are noting that conventional campus design planning efforts have neglected to include the voices of historically underserved communities. Socio-spatial inquiry can help institutions offer an equity approach to inclusivity and authentic engagement.
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“Bubble Goo” Strategic Planning Case Study

The strategic exercise provided the opportunity to formulate concepts and create frameworks for student life space and experience, all while defining a program for the transformation of the campus center.
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A Collaborative, Ongoing University Strategic Planning Framework

Planners at Cleveland State University describe that institution’s highly communicative and participatory strategic planning process.
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A Future Pathway

This presentation will demonstrate how leaders can surmount 2021’s obstacles by aligning strategic priorities for the future.
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A Model for Creating a Campus Sustainability Plan

Institutions of higher education have a special obligation to lead sustainability efforts in order to provide the next generation of young adults with the information and tools needed to take on the challenges of the future.
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A University’s Successful Campus Relocation Using Integrated Planning

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.
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Achieve Culture Change to Implement Your Strategic Plan

This is a reprint of an article originally published in Dean & Provost, volume 19, issue 4, December 2017.
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Balanced Scorecard Implementation in a School of Nursing

Implementing the balanced scorecard measurably improved the overall effectiveness of planning activities and increased individual involvement in and understanding of the strategic planning process.
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Challenging “If You Build It, They Will Come”

Active learning spaces can be catalysts for improved teaching and learning. Yet the key to planning for and effectively implementing them on campus is faculty who are willing to change, accept, and evolve their instructional delivery.
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Champions of the Strategic Plan

Webpage where the university proudly celebrates champions of the strategic plan.
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Changing the Future of Health Care

Designed and built for collaborative, interdisciplinary education through a highly engaged process, this building transforms health care education and health care for the entire state.
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Collaborating for Our Future

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Conversations With Central Administration

Central administration is not creating curriculum; rather, it is encouraging the faculty to understand limitations and embrace broad institutional visions.
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Crafting the Master Plan: A Collaborative Challenge for Community Colleges

Master planning can help an institution address major challenges, but you have to know how to do it right. This article examines the planning process, with special emphasis on community and consensus building, using case studies from two rapidly growing community college districts in Texas and California.
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Creating a New Campus Destination

The project offers preservation, building revitalization, and adaptive reuse as an alternative model for sustainable campus growth.
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Creating Empathy-Driven Design Collaborations with Virtual Reality

We will demonstrate how we incorporated VR into stakeholder engagement for the University of Virginia's Student Health and Wellness Center to address health outcomes, promote student learning, and collaborate with interdisciplinary partners across campus.
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Data-driven Space Strategies for Research-intensive Institutions

In this session, you'll learn multiple techniques—analytical, participatory, and action-oriented—that will help you enroll stakeholders, think strategically, and act more constructively to advance space management approaches at your institution.
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Designing an Inclusive Engagement Process for Diverse Campus Representation

In this session, presenters share their layered, inclusive planning process that engages and empowers campus and community constituents to celebrate cultural expression through the built environment.
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Developing Shared Metrics to Guide Multi-level Institutional Planning

This session will focus on the development and use of consistent metrics through the program review process and other key university processes to support integrated planning at the department, school, and university levels.
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Don’t Get Me Started

This session will address the university's setbacks, challenges, opportunities, and solutions in launching a shoestring integrated planning process amidst multiple crises.
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Education for Sustainability in Further and Higher Education

So, what’s happening ‘down under’ in campus sustainability? Providing an international context, our authors use Australian examples to describe planning for campus greening, learning for sustainability (curriculum), institutional learning, and competency-based training initiatives.
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Entrepreneurial Planning

Join this session for a facilitated, interactive journey with two college and university leaders that will explore the application of the effectuation model to college planning.
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Experiences and Insights from Use of a Design-Build Process in Founding a New Campus

Design-build was the best choice for K-State Olathe because of the flexibility with regard to unknown users and change stakeholder expectations.
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Framework for Drafting a Campus‐Wide Academic Master Plan

This document introduces the process the institution will take to develop an academic master plan, based on objectives outlined in the institution’s strategic plan.
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Get a Week’s Worth of Strategic Planning Done in One Day

In one eight-hour day, six teams came together to perform scanning, analysis, and prioritization activities, all toward one goal: setting “positive, but not delusional” strategic directions that would be the basis of the college’s strategic plan.
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Go Nowhere Without a Partner

This session will demonstrate how to meet complex needs for economic mobility and the workforce through several diverse partnerships. You’ll learn about various sources you can use to achieve successful project results as well as how you can nurture your campus and community partnerships for the long term.
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How to Create a Welcoming Campus

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In Search of Hybrid

This session will explore the evolution of Harvard Business School's space and technology planning process through two completed distance learning projects—one envisioned before COVID and one created after.
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Incorporating Critical Race Theory in Physical Planning

Learn from Portland Community College's ongoing exploration of what it means to apply Critical Race Theory to the built environment.
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Increasing Alumni Giving at HBCUs

By reviewing historical perspectives and conducting current-day personal interviews, the authors researched ways to engage HBCU alumni in giving back to their alma maters.
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Integrate Design Thinking Liberating Structures to Increase Buy-in

Come learn action-oriented strategies for engaging students, faculty, staff, alumni, and local community in all phases of strategic planning on your campus.
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Keynote | Villanova

Learn about the decade-long collaborative design process for an important new Villanova University campus development along a bustling regional thoroughfare.
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Master Planning Engagement Strategies for Underserved and Underrepresented Students

Learn about new master planning engagement and assessment tools that can reveal and remedy disparities that underserved and underrepresented students encounter.
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Master Planning Outreach Strategies for Underrepresented Students

This session shares how we developed new practices and tools to deliver better campus experiences for students from nontraditional backgrounds, yielding social equity in campus planning and building design.
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Operational Plan Feedback Form

Worksheet for providing feedback on operational plan documents.
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Operational Planning Assumptions

List of assumptions to guide the operational planning exercise.
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Pivot! Planning During a Pandemic and Staying on Course

In this session, we'll share best practices and lessons learned in virtually adapting the cycle of planning and budgeting processes to an uncertain, volatile, and virtual environment.
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Post-Pandemic Engagement

In this session, we'll examine virtual and in-person engagement in planning processes—both within flagship institutions and across the town and gown relationship—and explore post-pandemic best practices.
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Problem-Solving Skills

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Re-imagining Space Utilization

Engage with Ohio University’s ambitious approach to right-sizing and aligning physical space to programmatic needs. If you are entertaining radical change, this session will help you understand where to start, how to deliver in practice, and how to identify and express impacts that are mission-aligned to gain stakeholder buy-in.
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Reaping the Benefits of a New Building? Without Building New

In this session, we'll demonstrate how to renovate your campus spaces to maximize programming and performance, using a planning approach that addresses the unique challenges of modernizing existing buildings, accommodating future-focused programming needs, and minimizing operational costs.
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Redesigning a Budget Model with a Grassroots Approach

While redesigning a campus budget model could happen relatively quickly from a technical standpoint, time spent in extensive engagement, collaboration, and conversation is key to successful implementation.
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Researching Lead Users to Predict the Future

Lead users represent the future that’s already here. Let them be your crystal ball the next time you face a forward-thinking planning project.
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Revitalization at Harvard’s Center

Come learn how we successfully navigated stakeholder outreach and generated a campus center design solution within the existing building.
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SCUP Fellow Presentation | Naming Issues on Campus

In this session, we’ll describe the trends, challenges, and opportunities related to re-naming and de-naming on campus.
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Simulation and Partnerships

This session will explore trends and partnership development strategies around simulation-based training facilities for first responder students and professionals.
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Speed, Efficiency, and Consensus Through the Collaborative Process

Come learn from our unique approach in which actual users participate in designing an outpatient center on the Nebraska Medical Campus, allowing implementation of new processes and efficiencies known only to medical center staff.
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Stakeholder Analysis and Engagement Toolkit

This toolkit includes recommendations and worksheets to help you analyze your stakeholders and determine how to meaningfully engage them in the planning process.
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Strategic Plan Implementation in a VUCA Environment

In this session, we'll share how Lakehead University developed a phased strategic approach to guide implementation of its strategic plan.
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Strategic Resource Allocation

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.
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Strategies for Engaging Faculty in Change

In difficult times, planning and the successful implementation of that planning requires the buy-in and support of a range of stakeholders—particularly the faculty. We interviewed Sandra Patterson-Randles, chancellor emerita and professor of English at Indiana University Southeast, to discuss how to best engage faculty in planning initiatives.
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Streamlining the Process of Student Success and Persistence

A combination of course prerequisite simplification and focused efforts by academic advising and tutoring services, when and where needed most, can substantially improve student achievement and degree attainment.
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Telling the Untold Stories

Through historical study, outreach, and education, undergraduate students at George Mason University began research that developed into the Enslaved Children of George Mason Project. The goal was to broaden the university narrative, encourage discussion about American ideals of equality and freedom, and transform a complex historical legacy and memorial into an inclusive campus place for reflection and dialogue.
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The Changing Academic Workspace

In this session, we'll share how to develop a workspace roadmap that uses the lenses of people, space, culture, policy, and technology.
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The Faculty Factor

In this sessino we explore the successes and failures involved in two planning initiatives that required broad-based faculty support in order to reverse issues with programmatic quality, student success, and institutional accreditation.
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The Planning Continuum

We’ll discuss how Purdue University’s culture of continuous planning leverages data, facility information, and design to engage new stakeholders, implement a campus-wide vision, and fast-track decision making.
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Voices from the Field: Episode #3

Mike Martin, Associate Dean Science, Math, and Health at John Carroll University discusses how the administration addressed the first few weeks of the COVID-19 crisis and how they have creatively shifted gears with students and faculty toward what’s next.