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Resource Guide: How To Plan College & University Spaces for the Future

October 11, 2017

We often encounter (some variation of) the question: how can college and university campuses plan for and prepare the spaces they will need 10 years from now?

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Thriving Institutions: New Lessons in Research and Practice

August 24, 2017

How are you at spotting trends? 

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Take a Photo Tour of Impact 360's Brand New Living and Learning Spaces

August 7, 2017

Our Campus Planning & Architecture team has been thrilled to work with Impact 360 in Pine Mountain, Georgia, completing a commons building, maintenance facility, new residence hall, artful landscaping, and more. 

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How Can Community Buy-In Facilitate Innovative Change?

July 11, 2017

The recent edition of the Chronicle of Higher Educations's “Presidents Share What Works” surfaces several themes, which we see daily in our strategic planning work—e.g., faculty involvement, transparency, new ideas—but what caught our eye was one of the subtler themes and its implications: strategic planning as an iterative process.

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18 Lessons from the Most Successful University Marketing Departments

April 24, 2017

In the current higher education landscape, colleges and universities are facing an increasing amount of competition as well as a declining pool of applicants.  For most institutions, the marketing team bears the responsibility of communicating the university's brand story and demonstrating the impact and value to potential students and other key stakeholders. As a result, the role and expectations of marketing and communications departments across institutions of higher education continues to expand.

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Avoiding the Presidential Spin Cycle and the Pendulum Theory of Hiring

March 29, 2017

A recent conversation with a board chair approaching the search for a new president prompted some reflection on presidential transitions. Our work with presidents, boards, higher education organization leaders, and leadership teams affords us a unique look at presidential transitions from all sides.

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Checklist for Maximizing Fall Enrollment

March 13, 2017

As the recruiting cycle reaches a frenzied pace during the spring semester, how are you preparing for fall enrollment?

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Student Housing Renovation vs Reconstruction

January 18, 2017

To compete in student enrollment, many colleges and universities need to evaluate whether their facilities and campus amenities are up to par. When it comes to attracting new students, residence hall amenities play an important role in the decision process. After all, students spend 80% of their college experience outside of the classroom. That's why it is so important for institutions to make the investment in student housing. 

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Helping High-Risk Students Succeed

January 17, 2017

College administrators and faculty want all students to thrive, but concern is greatest for those students who are most at risk to leave college before getting a degree. Such students are often termed “high risk” because their academic backgrounds or personal characteristics (for example, status as a first-generation college student) increase the likelihood that they will not be successful. Therefore, colleges target special programs toward these students, often requiring high-risk students to participate.

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Why Didn't They Choose Us? What Students Look For in a College

December 21, 2016

For many colleges, the summer is “closing the deal” time with new students. I used to joke about the fist-sized dent in my wooden desk, created over time from the frustration following conversations with accepted students who had informed me they were attending another college after all. 

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