Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM)

Planning for Higher Education Journal

“A Moment of Grace”

The author examines how four institutions—Northern Arizona University, Emory University, Berea College, and Ithaca College—are incorporating sustainability into their curricula.
Example Plans

Access to Excellence

This academic plan document enumerates the institution’s academic goals and strategies, with special focus on generating or enhancing interdisciplinary connections between the primary academic themes.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Book Review: Equity in Science

The author identifies five science disciplines as outlier exemplars for their work and success in creating equity-based change, using them to explore how equity issues seep into the everyday life of higher education. Multiple actionable steps are proffered to as readers in the conclusion on how we can address systematic change.
Conference Presentations

Branding and Design Strategies That Build STEM Career Awareness

This session will explore an integrated approach to planning, design, and branding an HBCU's new STEM facility, including carefully developed digital messaging, to encourage student awareness of STEM academic pathways and professional opportunities.
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Build the Future

Campus master plan document for a STEM-focused institution, deeply aligned with its strategic plan.
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Creating a Place for Introductory Mathematics

Sometimes thinking outside the box requires designing within the box—be that box a university prerequisite or a campus facility.
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Designing for STEM

Community colleges are developing sophisticated simulation laboratories, makerspaces, and innovation centers to prepare students to successfully enter the STEM workforce and meet the needs of high-tech employers.
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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.
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Quality Enhancement Plan


Smart Building, Smart Campus

This is a SCUP Fellow Research Project Final Report for the 2019–2020 program. This report explores the hypothesis that user-centered design would better address STEM student needs and could increase the likelihood of a broader adoption of remote labs.
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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The Tuskegee Trajectory

The university’s strategic plan details five broad goals with supporting strategies and measures for success. Focus centers on student success and leveraging technology for the 21st-century learning experience.