The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) recently published “The Connected Campus: Building Long-Term Value and Agility by Connecting Offerings, Organizations and Operations,” a white paper written by brightspot in collaboration with Knoll, on their website. The research paper explores how different colleges and university react and adapt to demographic, technological and cultural shifts over time.
1. Significant changes in demographics, technology and economics continue to transform the higher education experience, while also reshaping its business model.
2. Separations that previously defined higher education are changing and a more connected campus is emerging to better serve students, faculty, administration, alumni, community and other stakeholders.
3. Campus spaces can be designed to enable student success, as well as planned to optimize utilization of the physical campus and its assets.
4. Planning with a lifecycle approach and continuous improvement can yield much more sustainable solutions that ultimately lower operational costs.
5. The current and future campus is an evolving hybrid of physical and digital instruction.
6. Campus spaces and services that support Generation Z, the most diverse and entrepreneurial generation ever, in their college experience will allow them to thrive as they transition to the workforce and a future of blended working and learning.
SCUP is a member-based organization for college and professional planners. The organization plans multiple learning opportunities every year—from conferences to publications—to support thought leadership and education in the higher education planning space.
Read the full white paper here.