Student Experience

Webinar Recordings

Advancing Institutional Sexual Violence Prevention Education Through Faculty Research: Part 4

Ella Goodwin, a Lafayette College senior and co-president of a student organization called Pards Against Sexual Assault, shares a student’s desire for clear institutional planning in areas of critical student concern.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Book Review: Stories from the Educational Underground

Example Plans

Futures Work

From April 2020, the institution’s president led faculty and staff in a rigorous planning and exploration process to ensure that the college remained accessible and thriving through the pandemic and beyond. This bridge plan document details the action steps resulting from that process.
Webinar Recordings

How Students are Feeling & How Institutions are Planning

Inform your planning and decision-making for the fall as you prepare for a new academic year by using data from a recent national student survey and institutional perspectives gathered from more than 60 institutions. In this program, we offer five recommendations for acting on these insights so that colleges and universities can adapt and enhance the programs and places they offer, how they operate, and how they are organized.
Webinar Recordings

Impact of COVID-19 on Campus

Panelists Michelle Maheu, Wellesley College, and Rear Admiral Francis X. McDonald, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, shared their insights about developing response processes and the potential outcomes on their respective campuses, especially when making decisions when information is limited and the variables are unknown. This session was moderated by Deirdre Fernandes, a reporter with the Boston Globe.

This is the first installment of the series “Less Talk, More Action: Tactical Topics to Return to Campus.”

Conference Recordings

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.
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.
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.

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

Social Equity and the Modern Campus

Campus framework plans for Oregon State University and Bellevue College fully integrate social equity with engagement processes and physical solutions to improve the sense of welcome and inclusion.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

The Impact of Technologies on Learning

A study at the University of Washington called “Listening to the Learner, ” asked students about their desire for using technology in coursework, and facult about current approaches/barriers. Curricula were developed that intergrate education technology in a learner-centered way.

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.
Partner Content

Use Evidence to Plan Facilities That Drive Student Success

In this article, the author draws upon research from his book How to Get the Most Out of College to highlight the evidence that campus planners and designers can use to help drive student success.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Walking for Wellness

Planners at the University of Georgia used “feeling maps” to help identify and create healthier connections for faculty, students, and staff traversing between campus destinations.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

You Belong Here

Many marginalized student populations don’t see themselves as higher education material. Creating places on campus that reaffirm to them that they belong is vital.