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Ouch. Capital Funding and Development Isn’t Always Fun.

Ouch. Capital Funding and Development Isn’t Always Fun. | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"Like a good neighbor TU is there, here, there, over here, over there, next to here, there, next to there and of course they are here as well. At what point does the University recognize that infinite growth in a finite location is not going to work. Too much of a good thing is just too much." - project neighbor

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Ouch. Capital Funding and Development Isn’t Always Fun— Read the quote, above, and empathize with Towson U’s Kris Phillips, who like many planners has to manage a great deal of distrust. SCUP’s Mid-Atlantic region is holding a symposium at Towson State University about “Alternative Financing and Delivery of College and University Facilities,” you can sympathize with Phillips, on campus, face to face, on October 13. He's a SCUP member and also on the program. [ma]


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2013 SCUP Excellence in Planning for an Existing Campus, Honor Award

2013 SCUP Excellence in Planning for an Existing Campus, Honor Award | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The jury said, “It is a university project but also a City of Philadelphia project in terms of its impact and how it extends the city. It gives to the city.”

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This project is at the University of Pennsylvania. The application process for the 2014 awards is open now.

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Penn State Scandal Worries Football Season Merchants

Penn State Scandal Worries Football Season Merchants | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Businesses near the Penn State campus fear the child molestation scandal and the resulting sanctions that will weaken the football program for years could spell economic trouble for years.

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Drexel University - SCUP 2012 Excellence in Planning for an Existing Campus Honor Award!

SCUP 2012 Excellence in Planning for an Existing Campus Honor Award goes to Drexel University for Drexel University Campus Master Plan with Goody Clancy; also Andropogon Associates; Kittelson & Associates; Rickes Associates; W-ZHA; Meloria Environmental Design.


Plenty of great master planning sessions at SCUP–47 in July.


Congratulations to all!

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Science Center open for classes | PointerView.com | Proudly Serving West Point, NY | West Point News and Commentary

The interior windows, which provide a glimpse from the hallways into the laboratories and classrooms, is a unique feature, Hartke said.


“Wherever possible we wanted to place these windows so when cadets are passing by they can look in and see what’s going on inside,” Hartke said. “We got the idea from a study as a way to increase student interest in the sciences.”


If cadets are exposed to more science in action, then they may consider the option of making it their major. Another way to increase the visibility of science is through display cases, which Hartke said will contain various eye-catching science items throughout the facility.


“To me, the greatest excitement there is here—and there’s actually many pieces to get excited about—is ‘making science visible,’” Lachance said. “A lot of the labs and equipment had been buried out of sight in the basement, and people in our own department never knew some of the things we had down there.”

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Penn's LEED Buildings - Almanac, Vol. 58, No. 20

Penn's LEED Buildings - Almanac, Vol. 58, No. 20 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Weiss Pavilion: Penn’s Fifth Certified LEED Building (01/31/12, Penn's LEED Buildings - Almanac, Vol.


A nice review of its green buildings, in the University of Pennsylvania's Almanac.

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Change You Can Believe in? Higher Education over the next Decade

Change You Can Believe in? Higher Education over the next Decade | SCUP Links | Scoop.it



A proceeding of the SCUP 2011 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference at Umass (and other locations nearby). It is available to attendees of the event and as a benefit of membership to all SCUP members:



Presented by: Michael Halleran, Provost, William & Mary, College of William and Mary


Higher education is experiencing a period of intense change, comparable to that experienced during the mid-19th and mid-20th centuries. This change is part of fundamental shifts extending beyond higher education and having a great impact on it. To be able to plan in such an environment, one has to understand what forces are creating these changes at the global, national, and local levels, how they interact and how they affect higher education. With that understanding, it becomes possible to develop plans that can take root in a moving landscape.

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SCUP Excellence in Planning for a District or Campus Component | Honor Award Brandeis University for the Carl J. Shapiro Science Center with Payette

SCUP Excellence in Planning for a District or Campus Component | Honor Award  Brandeis University for the Carl J. Shapiro Science Center with Payette | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

2011 SCUP Excellence in Planning for a District or Campus Component | Honor Award


Brandeis University for the Carl J. Shapiro Science Center with Payette; also John Moriarty & Associates; Buro Happold Consulting Engineers; Simpson Gumpertz and Heger; Nitsch Engineering

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Self-Service Budgeting at Drew University | User Friendly | Business Officer

Self-Service Budgeting at Drew University | User Friendly | Business Officer | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Howard Buxbaum explains how, "[A]t Drew University, a new software application offers easy-to-use options for deans and department heads to calculate their respective budgets. When people select criteria and enter their own figures, errors and confusion are lower and ownership begins to take hold."

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Penn State’s Spanier Enjoyed Success and Secrecy

Penn State’s Spanier Enjoyed Success and Secrecy | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

An in depth review of Graham Spanier's tenure at Penn State:


"In his 16 years as president, Spanier and his administration had a history of circling the wagons in the face of criticism or scrutiny, fitting into what many say was an insular Penn State culture that preceded his tenure. It occurred when high-profile Penn State employees came under fire, when student actions threatened to embarrass the university, and when people sought to obtain information that almost any other public institution would be required to release.


That instinct might have accelerated Spanier’s downfall."

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Annapolis Group survey finds high satisfaction among liberal arts college graduates | Inside Higher Ed

Here's that "community" thing at work, again, detailed in a report from the Annapolis Group with support for 4-year liberal arts colleges:


"All college and university presidents like to think their institutions are something special, but presidents at the roughly 130 liberal arts colleges represented by the Annapolis Group now have some data to back up their claims and some ammunition with which to engage in the intensifying competition that many face from public universities.


The group compared survey responses of alumni of the Annapolis Group institutions with those of alumni of private universities, the top 50 public universities and a broader group of public flagship universities. The study found that graduates of Annapolis Group institutions tended to be more satisfied with their experiences as undergraduates, and more likely to believe that their educations had a significant impact on their personal and professional development."

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SCUP 2011 Mid-Atlantic Regional One-Day Conference - Design Matters

SCUP 2011 Mid-Atlantic Regional One-Day Conference - Design Matters | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us....
- Winston Churchill

The design of a college or university campus plays an important role in the life of the institution. Campus and building design affects an institution’s ability to attract students, to encourage donors, and to support a vital academic community. Colleges and universities should be asking their architects not only for technical competence and program solutions but also for positive contributions to “place.” This seminar answers the questions, “why?” and “how?”

Begin your day in a building that has greatly contributed to admissions at Johns Hopkins. Learn from architectural historians, noted authors and experts in campus design, an award winning masterplanning team, and an instructive case study as you join others on October 10 at Johns Hopkins University for SCUP's 2011 Mid-Atlantic One-Day, "Design Matters".

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Rutgers University's Hurricane Sandy Report

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Much to learn in this report.“While there were many positive findings, the university knows there are always opportunities to learn and improve,” Keleman added.Most of the recommendations for improvement identified in the review have been implemented, including:refining response protocols;improving protection of information and communication infrastructure;identifying alternative work sites for staff in the event of relocation; andincreasing social media links on the campus status page.Other recommendations are in the process of being implemented, such as upgrading generator systems and increasing emergency supplies in residence halls and other locations on all campuses. Rutgers will continue to solicit input and support from the entire university community to further improve emergency management systems and practices.The report, which was developed largely for internal planning purposes, was thoroughly reviewed to ensure that advisory information and specifics of university security remained confidential, can be found here.

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As veterans' needs change so do college services

As veterans' needs change so do college services | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
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The author touches on programs at San Diego Mesa College, Southwestern Illinois College, Voncennes University, Broward College, and Baltimore City Community College. Lots of energy on the ground out there.

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jonathan sanchez's curator insight, February 5, 2015 9:32 AM

As I research my capstone project I am trying to get a tenor for the state of US veterans.

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Swarthmore College Residence Halls, Swarthmore, Pa. - Award Winners, Student Housing - EcoHome Magazine

Swarthmore College Residence Halls, Swarthmore, Pa. - Award Winners, Student Housing - EcoHome Magazine | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
The new campus housing references the past but its modern design looks forward.

 

Nice list of sustainable products, and there are other campus projects on the website.

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NJIT president proposes collaborating with UMDNJ to create research lab in Newark

NJIT president proposes collaborating with UMDNJ to create research lab in Newark | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"The notion for the facility, which would be called the Newark Laboratory for Life Sciences Innovation, is six months in the making but has not yet been discussed publicly..."

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Newark Project Aims to Link Living and Learning

Newark Project Aims to Link Living and Learning | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A development, called Teachers Village, will feature three charter schools and affordable housing for educators in the city’s decayed downtown.


Fascinating.

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University of Pennsylvania for The Music Building | A SCUP Excellence Awards Recipient in 2011

University of Pennsylvania for The Music Building  | A SCUP Excellence Awards Recipient in 2011 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Nominate work on your campus! The deadlines for SCUP 2012 nominations are January 20 and February 17, depending upon the award category.


The jury said, “ . . . the scale and how it relates to the neighborhood feels right . . .”


“The final design solution is exemplary in its care of an existing landmark, while adding a contextually appropriate yet unmistaken building of today,” says David Hollenberg, university architect. “By all accounts, the music building restoration and addition has met and exceeded all of the university’s expectations,” he adds.


Here is the building's official page on the University of Pennsylvania website. Here is the Anne Beha Architects project page.

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Curtis Institute of Music : Lenfest Hall Doubles Campus Size

Curtis Institute of Music : Lenfest Hall Doubles Campus Size | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

This facility (Philadelphia) opened in September and was the campus' first major expansion in more than 20 years. It doubles the campus size to more than 200,000 sf. The title link takes you to a photo gallery. You could also go to Renderings & Plans.

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Freeman A. Hrabowski | SCUP-46 Video | Shaping the University's Culture for the Future: Vision, Leadership, and Planning

Freeman A. Hrabowski | SCUP-46 Video | Shaping the University's Culture for the Future: Vision, Leadership, and Planning | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Above left, Freeman A. Hrabowski just after being introduced by SCUP president-elect Niraj Dangoria, right, of Stanford University. "Shaping the University's Culture for the Future: Vision, Leadership, and Planning" was the title of Hrabowski's plenary session at the society's anual conference in 2011. Hrabowski is president, University of Maryland Baltimore County. His session energized the nearly 1,500 higher education professionals in attendance.


At the title link are the proceedings from the conference, available to attendees and also to all SCUP members. If you log in as a SCUP member, you will be able to view the entirety of Hrabowski's speech.

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Clery Act Reminder – Why the Penn State Scandal Matters to the Academy | University Business Magazine

Time for a quick brush-up on the Clery Act, with motivation provided by Penn State. Some practical advice in this lawyer's delineation of the Act's importance to campuses:


"In the end, the events in Happy Valley serve to remind every institute of higher education of its legal obligations under the Clery Act. In light of the foregoing, and if you have not done so already, we recommend the following steps be taken immediately to comply with the Clery Act, to increase the chances that crimes are “reported” and properly handled and to decrease the likelihood that allegations, such as the ones that are currently rocking Penn State, will occur at your institution.


  • Establish a close relationship with your local law enforcement agency so that information related to criminal activity can quickly and easily be exchanged and/or disseminated. This can also be invaluable in properly responding to security threats on campus."
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Communication Breakdown Led to Crisis of Confidence in Penn State's Leadership - Administration - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Communication Breakdown Led to Crisis of Confidence in Penn State's Leadership - Administration - The Chronicle of Higher Education | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

We're beginning to see inside the Penn State leadership:

 

"How much information should college presidents share with their governing boards when handling sensitive matters? That question has been at the center of conversations this week as college-governance experts and campus leaders search for lessons from the Penn State child-sex-abuse scandal.

 

A communication breakdown between senior officials and trustees at Pennsylvania State University in reacting to the case against a former football coach, Jerry Sandusky, contributed to what some crisis-communications experts say was a weak initial response by the institution. And a decision not to notify the full board about the state attorney general's investigation and the charges against Mr. Sandusky may have hastened the departure of President Graham B. Spanier, according to people with knowledge of the board's deliberations."

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SCUP 2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference - Beyond Plan "C": Retooling for Integrated Planning Using the Campus as a Learning Laboratory

SCUP 2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference - Beyond Plan "C": Retooling for Integrated Planning Using the Campus as a Learning Laboratory | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

April 15-17 at Penn State University:

 

From the moment you step into the opening plenary session until the closing session two days later, you will be involved, engaged, and informed.

 

In this highly interactive conference, we will take advantage of Penn State’s extensive campus as a learning laboratory. Between concurrent sessions on Monday and Tuesday mornings, we will learn first hand from Penn State representatives about some of the most challenging planning issues facing the university today. Following the tracks laid out in the call for proposals, participants will have the opportunity to join teams, move to specific areas of campus, and work together with the Penn State representatives, experts, and facilitators to unpack and explore specific planning issues in context.

 

Morning sessions will help frame the issues being explored in the “campus laboratory” by sharing the experiences of other institutions and industry experts facing similar planning issues.

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