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Informal Learning Environments

Planning for Higher Education Journal

Campus Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse

By integrating historic buildings into your campus planning, their continued reuse can help solve some of the specific challenges facing university planners today.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Collaborative Spaces Transform Teaching, Amplify Learning, and Maximize Resources

A wide range of interactive, hands-on, and socially enhanced settings provide space for the most effective and dynamic teaching and learning in higher education today.
Conference Presentations

Designing for Academic Success

Discovery, assessment, and scholarship all play a role in how we can shape spaces to meet educational goals.
Conference Presentations

Designing Libraries for Learning

Planning for Higher Education Journal

Does Space Matter?

Developing an understanding of the lived student experience in relation to physical space is critical in order for designers to create spaces that work for the mobile, fast-paced, and multifaceted lives of university students.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Enhancing the Student Experience in the Sciences

Science education and science student retention are improved by transforming an underutilized campus space into an Academic Support Center that colocates critical undergraduate academic services.
Conference Presentations

Informal Learning Spaces

Webinar Recordings

Libraries in Shaping the Future of Higher Education

In what ways will libraries continue to be the intellectual hubs where users interact with ideas in both physical and virtual environments to expand learning and facilitate the creation of new knowledge?
Conference Presentations

One Campus. Two Institutions. Three Libraries.

Discuss the evolution of three libraries built in three separate centuries on the Bronx Community College of The City University of New York campus.
Partner Content

Planning Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Campus Environments

Student-centered insights on the design of formal learning environments and informal study and lounge spaces can help campuses increase the sense of belonging and improve learning outcomes for underrepresented students. The author is a SCUP Fellow for the 2020–2021 program. Read her full research project final report which infuses student-centered research into a playbook that can guide universities and design teams through key DEI strategies for planning, designing, and assessing physical campus space.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Space Jam

Much of the conversation around the return to campus this fall has focused on academic courses. But other events and meetings will also need to be accommodated.
Conference Presentations

The Informal Learning Environment

One of three presentations in a collection of informal learning environment imagery presented in twelve minutes or less by campus design leaders.
Conference Presentations

The Informal Learning Environment

One of three presentations in a collection of informal learning environment imagery presented in twelve minutes or less by campus design leaders.
Report

The Planning and Design of Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Campus Environments

This is a SCUP Fellow Research Project Final Report for the 2020–2021 program. Space is not neutral; we perceive physical environments differently based on our backgrounds, experiences, and abilities. This new, research-based playbook can guide universities and design teams through key strategies and possible metrics relative to DEI to use when planning, designing, and assessing physical campus space.
Conference Presentations

What Does it Mean to Relate Learning With Space, Behaviors, and Outcomes?

Session participants will learn how to recognize and assess informal learning spaces that enable self-directed active learning.