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Learning Environments

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A Different Kind of SMART

In this presentation, we discuss how to identify and select appropriate metrics—equally focused on education and research—for evaluating “SMART” research laboratories.
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A Laboratory Campus for the Handicapped

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A Research-Based Approach to Designing Higher Education Academic Spaces

This session will explore the new Academic and Residential Complex at the University of Illinois at Chicago to demonstrate the important role that research played in shaping its design.
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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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Adapt or Perish

This session explores critical education/workforce gaps in higher education and how they can be addressed through academic planning and learning environments.
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Adapting Campus Spaces for Generation Z at Carnegie Mellon University

In this session we'll share two recent CMU projects addressing Gen Z's preference for experiential learning, their digital proficiency, and their entrepreneurial spirit—and you can learn now to apply these methods to learning spaces on your campus.
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Adapting the Campus

We will share how The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is navigating the fall semester and its overall vision for the campus, including opening a living and learning neighborhood to enhance student life and success in the midst of the pandemic.
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Assessing Learning Environments to Improve Utilization

The team will share how they used software tools to assess and improve the utilization of their learning environments.
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Beyond Boundaries

In this session, we will share explicit, purposeful strategies for how to administer shared academic arts and campus life programs that foster interdisciplinary inquiry.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Book Review: Academic Library Makerspaces

Built on the authors’ wide-ranging examination of the literature and examples drawn from a variety of higher education institutions, this book offers a detailed roadmap of steps and strategies for planning these facilities and successfully integrating them into the academic fabric of an institution.
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Bringing it to the City

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.
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Campus Planning and Design

As colleges and universities pivot to more online learning and remote work while meeting new demands for the wellness and safety of our campus communities, this panel will reveal what we can learn about new directions in campus planning and design.
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Campus Tour | Loyalist College

Join us for a campus tour that will guide you through the college's state-of-the-art facilities and give you an inside look at its uniquely supportive community.
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Campus Tour | University of Hawaii at Manoa

This tour will showcase the University of Hawaii’s flagship campus and the unique challenges the university faces with regard to long-term planning, campus redevelopment, and designing in a tropical environment.
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Campus Tour | University of Toronto

This tour will lead attendees through the eight-story building that features a 500-seat lecture theatre, state-of-the-art collaborative classrooms, workshops, lab spaces, and fabrication facilities as well as several large multidisciplinary research centers and institutes.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

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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Changing Landscapes and Environments in Health Professions Education

Come learn how the campus built environment is changing in response to the healthcare industry's evolving challenges and opportunities.
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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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Classrooms of the Future in Buildings of the Past

As the university re-evaluates undergraduate learning environments, a pilot classroom in historic Harvard Hall is the springboard for integrated planning and design processes.
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Coffee Chat: COVID-19 Physical Distancing in Classrooms

We are all trying to figure out how to safely bring students back to classrooms for the fall semester. A discussion about 6-foot physical distancing layout modifications in existing classrooms, reduced occupancy yields when dealing with fixed seating versus movable seating, creating instructor zones, creating alternate instruction spaces.
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Coffee Chat: Maker Movement

Amid the pandemic, makers on campuses across the world have pitched in by crafting 3-D printed face shields, ventilator components, and other life-saving innovations. The value of the maker movement is apparent; but how do we adjust maker spaces to a quarantined, social-distancing world? SCUP members Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham and Heather Taylor moderated this discussion.
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Coffee Chat: The Physical-Virtual Nature of Learning Design

The COVID-19 disruption will accelerate the connection of the physical campus to the virtual learning experience. Planners who think of their campuses as large, interactive gameboards designed to connect students and faculty with virtually integrated architecture will have an advantage. Gaming gives us planning clues to build now for our learning demands. SCUPers Brady Mick and Lauren Della Bella moderated this discussion.
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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.
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College Campus Landscapes Within a Learning Ecosystem

College campus landscapes may help restore student attentional capacity for learning when intentionally viewed as educational resources or integrated with academic content.
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Connecting Wellbeing With Learning and Engagement

We'll demonstrate how two universities are using design to drive impact, sharing resources, and working together to build programs that prioritize student wellbeing.
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Considering Students’ Neurodiversity

Given the continuum of human neurodiversity, active learning environments may optimize the learning experience for some students, while creating new challenges for others. When designing active learning spaces, it is imperative to consider student neurodiversity.
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Constructing the Interdisciplinary Ivory Tower

An analysis of strategic and campus plans at 21 research institutions reveals lessons learned regarding planning and nurturing interdisciplinary space.
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Crafting an Innovation Landscape

The Innovation Landscape Framework is a tool for the integrated planning of initiatives that support innovation across campuses.
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Creating a Collaborative Innovation Space for Students

In this session, we will discuss a process that any campus can use for creating a place for students to generate ideas and solve problems.
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Creating Adaptive Learning Environments

A health professions building project at Central Michigan University provides focus for a theoretical and practical discussion of effective planning to optimize human, spatial, and digital connections for learner-centered environments.
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Curriculum and Campus By Design

We'll discuss Yale-NUS's unique educational model, the master planning and programming process for its new campus, and the campus's design.
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Curriculum Redesign

This session will explore how institutions can move away from “crisis teaching” and towards a mindfully-redesigned and thoughtfully-delivered curriculum spanning a range of models, from virtual to hybrid to in-person learning.
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De-Densifying Classrooms in the COVID-19 Era

Columbia College Chicago’s “logistic growth model,” a mathematical model that is adaptable to highly variable campus spaces, gives priority to human-centered solutions while also promoting physical and emotional well-being. It can flexibly accommodate instructors, teaching assistants, and students for different pedagogical uses and within different types of facilities.
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Designing Art Facilities that Support Truly Collaborative Approaches to Teaching and Learning

The author explores the planning process for U Chicago's new multidisciplinary arts center, Logan Center, the final design of which challenges thinking on conventional program pairs.
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Designing for Academic Success

Discovery, assessment, and scholarship all play a role in how we can shape spaces to meet educational goals.
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Designing Innovative Campuses for Tomorrow’s Students

Campus design and architecture will be the prime catalysts for transforming universities into our society’s engines of growth.
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Designing Libraries for Learning

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Developing Programs and Facilities for Next Generation Industry Leaders

We'll illustrate how industry-academic partnerships led to the reimagining of vocational education in a new, didactic facility for construction sciences.
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Developing Research Methods for Analyzing Learning Spaces That Can Inform Institutional Missions of Learning and Engagement

This research report explores the value of applying social science approaches to learning space design, toward understanding how students’s perceptions of campus space affect their learning experience.
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Different Models for Delivering Engineering Facilities

We will demonstrate how SNHU benchmarked engineering schools, helping SNHU envision their idea for a new school and identify state-of-the-art learning environments.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Digitizing Education

As students work with virtual cohorts, classrooms evolve into totally flexible spaces using ubiquitous mobile technology to communicate anywhere, anytime.
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Do We Need Classrooms Anymore?

The innovation and creativity so prized in the 21st-century economy thrives not in isolated, specialized spaces, but in open, flexible environments.
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Face to Face

We'll discuss how the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a public flagship university with a large residential population, changed instructional delivery across academics, educational, and residential spaces.
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Facilities That Support Peer-to-Peer Learning for Tomorrow’s Students

In this session, we will focus on both in-depth and high-level overviews of four new projects and how they specifically address STEM students' evolving space needs, including needs particular to first-generation and underrepresented minority students.
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Five Ways to Advance Higher Education for Future Viability

In the fall of 2020, SCUP’s Pacific Region held five sessions over eight weeks to explore the core topics shaping higher education as colleges and universities adapted in response to the pandemic. This publication offers key insights, findings, and questions from this Virtual Pacific Region Fall Series.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Flexing Beyond the Pandemic

The IT division at Minnesota State University, Mankato— working as part of a campus-wide collaborative effort—quickly and successfully installed new tech in more than 100 classrooms within months of COVID-19 first appearing. Outcomes of the large-scale project are seen as a key attractor for incoming students, regardless of where they are learning.
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From Siloed to Sustainable

In this session, you'll learn how to combine digital and physical environments, promote diversity and inclusion, and implement flexibility within campus spaces to prepare your institution for a more blended world.
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Go Outside! Learnscapes and Optimizing the Spaces In Between

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.
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Good Academic Planning Is What Happens . . .

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Hampshire College

In this session, Hampshire College provides a model for how resource-limited campuses can leverage their sustainability assets to support curricular and community transformation.
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How to Transform Your Learning Environments for COVID-19

While it’s daunting to have to reconfigure classrooms and reexamine pedagogy and campus operations, in the best light this pandemic offers an opportunity for rapid experimentation and innovation. Panelists from leading planning and design firm Sasaki and Smith College discussed how institutions can dig into their existing classroom data to engage in scenario modeling and clearly understand how classroom capacities and scheduling will shift this fall.
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Hybrid Learning Environments

Recently, Morgan State University began constructing its new Thurgood Marshall residence hall and we'll explore how we used design and technology to support the building's hybrid environment.
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In Sync

Designers and clients, whether in education or the corporate world, will each enjoy the way existing environmental/behavior research can be applied to the thoughtful consideration of these archetypes, either standing alone or used in combinations to create rich, interactive learning spaces.
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Informal Learning Spaces

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Innovative Universities of the Future

In this session, a historian and an architect will share conceptual new forms for innovation, exploring structures for hybrid education and speculative designs from five 'reinvented' universities.
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Insights

This capstone session will identify key insights from the series, pose new questions, and offer creative, actionable ideas for moving higher education forward.
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Inspiration, Realization, and Cross-disciplinary Success

Leaders involved in the planning, design, operation, and evolution of two successful STEM and innovation centers will share the most impactful decisions affecting the long-term success of their work, including how location, governance, funding, programming, and promotion influence dynamic interdisciplinary results.
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Institutional Resilience

In this session, we'll demonstrate through two University of Pennsylvania projects how institutions can approach sustained enrollment, cross-disciplinary collaboration, navigating the funding environment, and adapting to changing user needs in support of long-term institutional resilience.
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Integrating Place and Pedagogy to Foster Active Learning

Planners from four universities will explore how active learning environments are evolving on their campuses, leading to more engaging learning experiences and improving student outcomes.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Is a Capital Project on Your Plate?

Here are eight steps proven to help planners navigate the complexities and avoid the pitfalls that are too often part of the process when planning and funding capital projects.
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Isttaniokaksini / Science Commons

Isttaniokaksini—the Blackfoot name bestowed on the new Science Commons for transdisciplinary science at the University of Lethbridge—means deep knowledge and awareness growing out of the unknown. Planned for many generations into the future, the design creates a highly sustainable, flexible, and supportive platform for discovering solutions to the challenges facing humanity, nature, and the universe.
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Learning Space Design for the Ethnically Diverse Undergraduate Classroom

This pilot study was conducted to evaluate how space contributes to the learning outcomes of a demographically diverse class of students at Morgan State University, a Historically Black Institution.
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Learning Spaces of the Future

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Lessons Learned From The Fall 2020 Reopening

During the Fall of 2020, institutions across the Pacific Region will develop and implement protocols for reopening. What will stick? What’s been merely disruptive versus an acceleration of much needed changes as higher education evolves to better serve students? How are new approaches supporting an institution’s core mission?
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Making an IMPACT!

Discussion will focus on the changing expectations for librarians, especially as instructional partners, the redesigning of library learning spaces to support instructional innovation, and elements necessary for developing a faculty learning community focused on enhancing student-centered learning.
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Mindful Redesign for New and Effective Learning Environments

Join us to discuss what our campuses are planning for the immediate and distant future of teaching and learning.
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Mitigating Stress

Backed by neuroscience research from the NBBJ Fellowship Program with New York Times best-selling author Dr. John Medina—an initiative by the global design and planning firm NBBJ—this session presents research and ideas to create more uplifting experiences at work and how to mitigate stress for frontline workers, both immense challenges in light of an ongoing pandemic and the associated economic uncertainty.
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No Net New Space

We'll share the process used at Longwood University to reallocate existing space to align with a new core curriculum centered on deep learning, creativity, and collaboration—and will demonstrate how your institution can use it to assess existing space, reallocate underutilized space, align budget, and advocate for student and faculty buy-in.
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Not Your Typical Classroom

This session will explore current and emerging approaches for medical teaching environments that enhance learning outcomes as well as inventive ways of leveraging building infrastructure for maximum functionality.
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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.
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Paradigm Shift

Experts in design and education, along with a diverse, multi-disciplinary student panel, will share their perspectives on the future of hands-on learning.
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Peer Engagement as a Common Resource

This research project introduces a common means for researchers in space design, education, and information science to develop principles and best practices to improve return on investment in the design of informal learning environments.
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Permeability by Design

Permeable spaces invite people in, encourage use, are flexible and memorable, and allow coming and going. You can infuse permeability into almost any learning space. Read how three campuses (Texas A&M University Campus, Clemson University, and University of Calgary) are using permeability in their emerging design elements.
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Planning and Designing for Innovation

This session is all about these innovation buildings—their design, use, and operations.
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Planning for Future Learning

The session examines how North Carolina A&T State University (NCA&T) created an interdisciplinary engineering research and innovation facility centered around maker and fabrication spaces.
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Planning for the Future of the Smart Campus

This session will draw from foresight analysis and interviews with campus leaders to consider the necessary adjustments to pedagogy, learning spaces, and emerging technologies and recommend appropriate planning and design approaches for navigating the year(s) ahead.
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Planning for the Virtual Learning Campus Landscape

This session will share stories and lessons learned from two institutions regarding their campus adaptations in an effort to improve student retention.
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Planning Interrupted

From the onset of COVID-19, Moore College has demonstrated how a dense urban campus can adapt to the new normal by transforming common space for maximum use to enhance the creative arts education pedagogy—join us to learn about their innovative strategies.
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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.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Reading Here, There, and Everywhere

The expanding hybrid physical-digital information landscape is challenging how we plan the 21st-century campus to support new types of literacy for our students and researchers.
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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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Research on Learning Space Design

This report is a collection that summarizes and evaluates how far the field of learning space design has come in identifying the elements that will allow us to thoughtfully design learning spaces and evaluate their impact.
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Resilience in the Great Outdoors

Before the Fall 2020 semester, the Siebel Center for Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign partnered with architects and engineers to lead a virtual design charrette focused on extending the life of outdoor campus spaces as learning environments. They also reached out to schools around the country to learn about their recent experiences with these spaces.
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Revitalization

We will share how the renovation of The Ohio State University’s Biomedical and Materials Science Engineering Complex’s managed project objectives to achieve the best use of space, phased construction, budget, and sustainability goals.
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Safe, Smart Campuses for the Pandemic and Beyond

To examine how colleges are continuing to function during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Chronicle gathered a group of design experts, architects, public-health officials, college leaders, and student affairs officers for this virtual forum. Panelists discussed the lessons learned and how they are applying them to help everyone on campus thrive in spite of the present challenges:
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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.
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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.
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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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Smart Building Smart Campus

The research project by SCUP Fellow Angie Foss was to explore the opportunities to bring online learners virtually into Southern New Hampshire University’s new, state-of-the-art Innovation and Design Education building for their College of Engineering, Technology, and Aeronautics. Her research included the development of two modes of delivery—remote labs and augmented reality/virtual interactions—and she also discusses the impact to the project by the immediate shift to all-remote learning due to COVID-19.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Strategies to Successfully Navigate the Design of STEM Facilities

Successfully planning interdisciplinary, inter-college STEM facilities requires a special set of tools to navigate the challenges that arise when dealing with a diverse set of users.
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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.
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Student Success

In this session, we'll share how institutions have made changes in their metrics, planning and design strategies, and campus facilities that contribute to recruitment, academic growth, and graduation rates.
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Super-Sizing Active Learning

Campuses are familiar with small spaces outfitted with active learning design, but what could be added to a large space—such as a lecture hall for freshman pre-requisite courses—to keep students engaged in the instruction?
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Take It Outside to Help Solve Campus Space Shortages

The expanded use of outdoor spaces can help meet a current challenge, but this should also spark a longer-term strategic effort to better utilize their potential for enhancing the student academic experience.
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Teaching, Learning, Doing in Collaborative Spaces

The intermingling of undergraduate students with grad students, post-docs, faculty, and commercial interests in one innovative facility results in better academic experiences.
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The Challenge of Making Buildings Flexible

How can buildings be both flexible and concrete? The answer is critical as institutions try to keep up with rapid changes in technology, curriculum, teaching techniques, and demographics.
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The Connected Campus

Campus environments play a vital role in student success. By making changes to their combination of spaces, institutions can respond to the shifts transforming higher education. Elliot Felix shares how colleges and universities can prepare for a more blended world by bringing together the digital and physical, enabling greater diversity and inclusion, and implementing flexible structures, staffing, space, and services. Sponsored Content: Knoll and brightspot strategy.
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The Dynamics of Student Engagement and Socialization in Virtual Environments

Panelists from three institutions will share their campus projects and discuss how you can employ virtual student engagement and socialization practices—including how to leverage facilities—to enhance the student experience on your campus.
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The European Experience

After a full year of shutdowns, virtual learning, and constant adaption, we will discuss how University College London and the University of Dublin responded to government mandates and how the crisis has shaped living and working arrangements.
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The Future Campus

A panel of three institutions and a learning technologist will offer their diverse perspectives on these issues and how they're influencing the physical and virtual campus environment: an unprecedented pandemic; rapidly-accelerating climate change; a mobile technology-enabled society; and critical issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion
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The Geometry of Learning

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

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.
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The Role of Community Colleges in Future-proofing Education

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.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

The Transdisciplinary Atelier

Transdisciplinarity requires us to engage and co-depend on each other, and the Transdisciplinary Atelier responds by providing the space and time needed for evolving cross-boundary projects.
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The Value of Higher Education Academic Makerspaces for Accreditation and Beyond

Institutions of higher education are incorporating makerspaces and skills on their campuses in support of institutional goals and accreditation requirements.
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Throw Out Your Books

This session will use recent library projects to study the effect of major program shifts on student behavior and discourse.
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Tour | Wentworth Institute: Center for Engineering, Innovation & Sciences

Join us for a virtual tour of Wentworth Institute’s newest academic building, the Center for Engineering, Innovation & Sciences (CEIS)—its ground-breaking design was serves academic and social needs on campus as well as the wider, local community.
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Tour: The University of South Florida’s (USF) Center for Advanced Medical Learning & Simulation (CAMLS)

The University of South Florida’s (USF) Center for Advanced Medical Learning & Simulation (CAMLS) is a world-class facility dedicated to simulation-based healthcare education, training, and developing innovative solutions that improve patient outcomes and reduce preventable medical errors.
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Transforming Vacated Office Space Into Modern Learning Environments

We will discuss how Sacred Heart University acquired the GE world headquarters facility, transforming it to create a modern, nationally branded campus.
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UIC’s Recovery Plan

Come learn about the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)’s recovery plan for residence halls and classrooms as well as its established protocols for enabling the safe return of students for the fall 2020 semester.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Universal Design in the Age of COVID-19

Demographics on campuses have changed, expectations for accessibility have increased, and the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need to provide inclusive experiences for all learners. Thirty years after the ADA was signed into law, much has been achieved; however, there is more to be accomplished at colleges and universities if we are to provide inclusive experiences for all learners. A renewed approach to campus planning and design, informed by the principles of Universal Design and Universal Design for Learning, and with a commitment to delivering hybridized online and in-person models of educational delivery, is needed now.
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University-Industry Collaborations Are Driving Creation of Next-Generation Learning Space

New spaces, ranging from fabrication and prototyping studios to innovation districts, reflect a growing entrepreneurship and maker culture and give students the tools they need to succeed in a rapidly evolving marketplace.
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Unleashing the Power of Difference

We live in a neurodiverse world. Spaces that support sensory needs can allow a wider range of students to flourish, creating a more equitable—and more flexible—environment. Leaders from Thomas Jefferson University and Verona Carpenter Architects will share examples across typologies of innovative solutions, unleashing the generative power of difference.
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Using Alumni Surveys to Assess the Impacts of Active Learning Spaces on Development of Collaboration Skills

This is the SCUP Fellow Research Project Final Report for the 2018–2019 program. The goal of this research was to evaluate the gains, if any, in the collaboration skill development of students who experienced part of their undergraduate or graduate learning within active learning spaces at Thomas Jefferson University, and to attempt to pinpoint the factors contributing to that.
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Using Metrics to Maximize the UW-Platteville Engineering Facility

We’ll discuss how we leveraged metrics and space utilization studies to achieve a unifying one-building solution for all engineering programs at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville rather than the original master plan vision for three buildings.
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Using Technology to Facilitate a Safe Return to Campus

In order to facilitate a return to campus post-COVID, Penn State leveraged technology and cross-functional teams to successfully plan and implement safe social distancing measures across various rooms types using a decentralized management model.
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What We’ve Learned and What’s Next

We'll highlight approaches and lessons learned from two New York City institutions during the pandemic, including creatively retrofitting their campus facilities amidst a crisis period of declining revenue and enrollments.