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May 7, 2014

SCUP Webinar
Campus Landscaping: Impact on Recruitment and Retention

May 20, 2014 | Winston-Salem State University | Winston-Salem, NC

SCUP 2014 Southern Symposium
Executing Campus Master Plans in Times of Shrinking Resources

May 23, 2014 | University of Calgary | Calgary, Alberta, (Canada)

SCUP 2014 Pacific Symposium
Higher Education Innovation in Challenging Times—An Integrated Approach

June 13, 2014 | George Mason University | Fairfax, VA
SCUP 2014 Mid-Atlantic Regional Symposium
Learning Spaces Workshop – Mason’s New Exploratory Hall Learning Spaces

July 12–16, 2014 | David L. Lawrence Convention Center | Pittsburgh, PA

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How NFC Can Revolutionize MTech for Higher Education


Added by Kyle H. Albert on April 25, 2014 at 2:11am — No Comments

Digital Visible

The physical implications of the digital transformation of higher education are becoming visible.

Classrooms and libraries are being retooled in response to changes in basic assumptions that have guided campus development for more than a century.

Student housing and campuses are evolving in…


Added by Michael Haggans on April 13, 2014 at 11:05pm — No Comments

The Best of Campus Planning, Architecture, and Landscape Architecture | 2014

Below are the 2014 recipients of the Society for College and University Planning's annual awards recognizing excellence in the above fields. Details, including images, about each project and award will be available shortly. See details about the…


Added by Terry Calhoun on April 11, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Student Loan Borrowers Win, Nightmare Forms Remain

Narmak Nassirian has his finger on the pulse of what’s coming at higher ed in many areas. Last week, he appeared in both Time and the Huffington Post, with regard to student loans (see…


Added by Terry Calhoun on April 11, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Classrooms: Bigger, Flatter, Faster and Fewer - interesting and true


At UQ we have found that this is true but the BIGGER also means more students in a classroom at the same time so the room needs to be huge.

Six hundred students do a 3 hour session in a 9000 sqf flat floor space that has flexible furniture. Subjects are biology and engineering.

I would be very interested in knowing how many others are looking at large flat floor venues like this.


Barbara Robinson

Space Manager, University of…


Added by Barbara robinson on November 25, 2013 at 10:04pm — 6 Comments

Design for the changing educational landscape

Our book on learning spaces 'Design for the changing educational landscape: space, place and the future of learning' was published in the US by Routledge on November 13th.

This book attempts to look at all the forces driving the provision and pedagogic performance of the many spaces, real and virtual, that now accommodate the experience of learning in schools, higher and further education and business and cultural institutions and provides pointers towards the creation and design of… Continue

Added by Andrew Harrison on November 25, 2013 at 6:21pm — No Comments

A Month of Focus on Learning Environments: Research & Tools

More Infra-Structure— Also published for SCUP members this week, in Planning for Higher Education.

  • "Limitless Learning: Creating Adaptable Environments to Support a Changing Campus" by Michael O'Neill: "To enter the world of higher education today is to walk into a world of…

Added by Terry Calhoun on November 24, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Classrooms: Bigger, Flatter, Faster and Fewer

Even in the digitally driven future of higher education, three-dimensional classroom spaces will be needed.  They won’t be used in the traditional manner and they won’t be the traditional kind.  They will be bigger, flatter, faster and there will be fewer classrooms for the same number of students. (more)

Added by Michael Haggans on November 17, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Relevance of the Campus

The long term survivability of traditional higher education is in doubt.  MOOC's, SPOC's and digital disruption are ideas prominently in play.  Yet belief in the value of the physical campus, however difficult to define, endures.  Duke Oakley, former UCLA Campus Architect and Assistant Vice…


Added by Michael Haggans on November 7, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Changing Nature of Faculty Roles

"The Changing Nature of Faculty Roles" is the theme of a worthy issue of Peer Review, Summer 2013, Vol. 15, No. 3. The full table of contents and links can be found here. Below, we share links and some details on of the content most likely to interest SCUPers.…


Added by Terry Calhoun on November 6, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Full Bundle

In the regulated monopolies of cable television, the consumer has little choice.  In the emerging landscape of higher education, the consumer has many choices.  From the piece-by-piece approach of DIY-U, to traditional institutions adding MOOC’s to hybrid models such…


Added by Michael Haggans on September 28, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Community & College Mojo Week Five | Social Media Comes of Age: Universities Get Results From Social-Powered Campaigns

Greetings, Mojo participants and Planning for Higher Education readers,

Social media is no longer a new phenomenon—Myspace, in fact, was launched a decade ago this month—but a firmly established tool in the communications toolbox. Still, there…


Added by SCUP on September 6, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Higher Education Is a Public Good | Opening Day of SCUP–48, Cultivating Integration in Planning for Higher Education

You're missing out on a great conference. As one attendee just said to me:

"In five years of attending higher education conferences I have never seen two better keynotes."…


Added by Terry Calhoun on July 29, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Campus Forever?

It is hard to find anyone who thinks his or her own undergraduate campus will cease to be.  It is as if these places will go on forever.  

At a recent SCUP conference I asked attendees to tell me why their campus would or would not exist in 2040.  One said their campus would morph into a “multi-purpose…


Added by Michael Haggans on July 28, 2013 at 10:39pm — No Comments

A Foretaste of Sunday's "Flipped Session" on Higher Ed in Africa

“Indigenous” Higher Education in Developing Countries Needs a Boost from Planning

by Douglas Fountain, MPA, and JoEllyn Murillo Fountain, PhD


There are thousands of universities in developing countries, and nobody seems to be paying much attention to them. Many of these are “young”—less than 15 years old—and have not had the opportunity to grow and thrive in long-established higher education systems. Many also operate with scant resources in…


Added by JoEllyn Fountain on July 27, 2013 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Legacy and a Blank Slate

Provosts and presidents are asking how much campus they actually need.  Campus planners are caught between decisions of building or not building.  As each…


Added by Michael Haggans on July 12, 2013 at 9:07am — No Comments

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