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Where planning comes together. T​he power of SCUP is its community. We learn from one another, sharing how we’ve achieved success and, maybe more importantly, what we’ve learned from failure. SCUP authors, produces, and curates thousands of resources to help you prepare for the future, overcome challenges, and bring planning together at your college or university.
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Connecting the DotsLocked

Campus Form, Student Perceptions, and Academic Performance
Published 2018
This research evaluates the role the campus built environment plays in student retention and graduation, using the California State University (CSU) campuses as the sample.

Innovation in Student ServicesLocked

Planning for Models Blending High Touch-High Tech
Published 2002
The authors, who are among IBM best practice partners, share they have been successful in integrating technology into their student services projects, redesigning their processes, implementing change, and extending their brand.

Planning and Resource Strategy for Higher EducationLocked

A Guide for Universities in Africa
Published 2013
Doug and JoEllyn Fountain wrote the book they wish someone had handed them when they began working for eight years with a rapidly growing university in Uganda.

Continuity and ContextLocked

The Transformation of the University of Michigan Central Campus 1963–2003
Published 2018
The material included in this work is presented as a case study of one university’s successful program of campus planning and implementation over a period of 40 years.

Kings of Infinite SpaceLocked

How to Make Space Planning for Colleges and Universities Useful Given Constrained Resources
Published 2012
This book sketches an evolved comprehensive space planning practice, with its emphases on utilization, economic value, quality, and accountability both to the institutional mission and to stakeholders.

Learning Space Design for the Ethnically Diverse Undergraduate ClassroomLocked

Published 2015
This pilot study was conducted to evaluate how space contributes to the learning outcomes of a demographically diverse class of students at Morgan State University, a Historically Black Institution.

Financial Planning Guidelines for Facility Renewal and AdaptionLocked

Published 1989
This publication provides executive managers and trustees with guidelines for long-term financial planning for plant renewal and adaption.

Developing Research Methods for Analyzing Learning Spaces That Can Inform Institutional Missions of Learning and EngagementLocked

Published 2014
This research report explores the value of applying social science approaches to learning space design, toward understanding how students’s perceptions of campus space affect their learning experience.

Aligning the Strategic Campus Plan With the Institutional Mission in 2030Locked

University Campuses as Complex Adaptive Assemblages
Published 2017
This study reviews the scholarly literature and the expert views of practitioners in campus planning (both virtual and physical) to forecast how campuses might evolve between now and 2030.

In SyncLocked

Environmental Behavior Research and the Design of Learning Spaces
Published 2004
Designers and clients, whether in education or the corporate world, will each enjoy the way existing environmental/behavior research can be applied to the thoughtful consideration of these archetypes, either standing alone or used in combinations to create rich, interactive learning spaces.

The Non-Architect’s Guide To Major Capital ProjectsLocked

Planning, Designing, and Delivering New Buildings
Published 2005
This book provides the non-architect with a broad framework of understanding in the steps, phases, and sequence of planning, designing, and delivering a capital project.

Campus DesignLocked

Published 1992
This book shows how a campus is defined through its physical image—buildings and landscapes are designed to communicate the institution's purpose, presence and domain as well as generate an image charged with symbolism.
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