6 lessons about campus redesign

New thinking in campus redesign about flexible learning and collaborative campus spaces, as well as smart re-use of space, is helping institutions become flexible and remain change-ready, effectively creating more efficient teaching and better, more cost-effective, long-range development planning.

So what, then, are some key principles in flexible use planning for the teaching environments of tomorrow?

1. Focus on student needs first

At Dunwoody College in Minneapolis, we’ve seen more change than most. When you’ve been around for a more than a century you learn—and re-learn—about evolving. Over the decades we’ve grown from one of the country’s earliest dedicated technical-education institutions to one that offers a Bachelor of Architecture, and a School of Engineering with four-year engineering degrees, in addition to a core set of offerings.…Read More

6 lessons our college learned about campus redesign

Change. It’s an essential part of any educational institution—and it should be. To succeed today, higher ed must thoughtfully and continually evolve to stay ahead of the opportunities technology now affords. Just as importantly, colleges must anticipate the changing needs of students and their eventual employers. With each of these critical assessments, however, come logistical hurdles and financial burdens.

Now new thinking in flexible learning and collaborative campus spaces, as well as smart re-use of space, is helping institutions become flexible and remain change-ready, effectively creating more efficient teaching and better, more cost-effective, long-range development planning.

So what, then, are some key principles in flexible use planning for the teaching environments of tomorrow?…Read More