Facilities Assessment

Conference Recordings

A New Plan for Building Green

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.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

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.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Digital Assessment

Digital assessment helps to identify points of strength and challenge within non-curricular areas.
Webinar Recordings

How Assessment Can Improve Your Campus’s Active Learning Spaces

Come join us for an engaging and interactive session that will provide you with critical, campus-tested planning tools that you can use in your own classroom assessment to improve your campus learning environment.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

It Takes a (Virtual) Village

This large community college successfully embraced virtual communication platforms and moved forward with a viable 10-year plan during a global health crisis, economic turbulence, and technological change.
Conference Presentations

Master Planning Engagement Strategies for Underrepresented Students

This session offers new practices that yield social equity in campus planning and building design.
Conference Recordings

Minnesota Sustainable Building Guidelines

The University of Minnesota follows the state’s sustainable building guidelines, specifically Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), and uses post-occupancy evaluations (POE) to measure user satisfaction with campus buildings. In this session, we’ll demonstrate how to implement sustainability initiatives, which have a significant impact on campus building performance and by extension, user performance and wellbeing.
Conference Presentations

Post-Occupancy Evaluation for Active Learning Environments

We will explore exemplary active-learning environments and the evaluation methodology we used to measure how these environments have elicited learning behaviors that foster student engagement.
Conference Recordings

SCUP Fellow Presentation | Peripheral Vision

Gain an early view of a yearlong study into creating a set of metrics for campus planners and facility designers to assess physical space on campus in support of the strategic planning values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Conference Presentations

SCUP Fellows Research Presentation

The design, implementation and results of this SCUP Fellowship research project will be highlighted and compared to other assessment methods with the goal of understanding your own institution’s assessment needs and plans around active learning spaces.
Example Plans

Strategic Plan for the School of Medicine

This document represents the 2010 update to the school’s plan, based on extensive efforts toward reassessment, revision, and collaborative planning.
Conference Presentations

Student Success

We'll focus on tools and solutions that your institution can incorporate into its facilities planning process to ensure your learning spaces contribute to student success.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Michigan Technological University used active stakeholder engagement, frequent reviews, and vigorous discussion to develop its aspirational master plan.
Conference Recordings

Using SCUPs Campus Facilities Inventory (CFI) to Inform Your Integrated Planning

In this session, we will explore some of the findings from the 2021 CFI benchmarking and hear from a panel of institutions about changes they are making and using CFI data to inform their planning efforts.