Insights

  • December 22, 2020

    How to Set Up a Flexible Workplace Program at Your College or University

    Designing Experiences

    More flexible working is coming to your institution and you need to be ready. This post will take you through how to set up a flexible workplace where people can choose where, when, and how to work.

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  • December 16, 2020

    Webinar: Repositioning America’s Colleges and Universities

    Webinar

    Check out this Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities panel discussion featuring Elliot Felix on Repositioning America’s Colleges and Universities: Strategies for Institutions Facing Demographic and Economic Challenges.

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  • December 15, 2020

    Beyond “Welcoming and Inclusive:” Designing Anti-racist Experiences

    Advising Leaders, Designing Experiences

    The fields of architecture and higher education don’t perpetuate “neutral” environments but instead environments that reinforce white culture and histories. In this post, we reflect on how to designing anti-racist experiences.

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  • December 10, 2020

    Webinar: Higher Education Flexible Workspaces

    Webinar

    In this Knoll webinar, learn the challenges and opportunities of post-Covid work models from higher education leaders who have instituted or are considering implementing a flexible, free address workplace strategy.

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  • November 17, 2020

    Announcing brightspot’s Founding Council of Student Advisors

    brightspot Culture

    Join us in welcoming the founding members of brightspot's Council of Student Advisors and read about the experiences that have defined them.

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  • November 17, 2020

    Webinar: Impacts from COVID-19 on Campus Planning and Design

    Webinar

    Elliot Felix and Adam Griff moderated this SCUP panel discussion that considered the short- and long-term changes to campus planning and design for the health, safety, and welfare of the campus community.

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  • October 9, 2020

    Online Course: Understanding and Improving Your Student Experience

    Webinar

    In this interactive three-part, free online course, participants will answer questions about the student experience through readings, presentations, discussions, and hands-on work—both in class and between sessions—with tools used to design student experiences.

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  • September 23, 2020

    Webinar: Creating a More Adaptive Institution in the Wake of COVID-19

    Webinar

    How can colleges and universities become more adaptive in the wake of COVID-19? Adam Griff and Elliot Felix facilitated this interactive SCUP panel discussion that brought together different institutions’ perspectives to understand the impact of COVID-19 on institutions and their student experience.

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  • September 15, 2020

    How COVID-19 is Creating Phygital Experiences with Technology as the Interface Between People and Space

    Forecasting Trends

    COVID-19 has made technology an even more important interface between people and space, enabling them to have safer and satisfying experiences that are a hybrid of physical and digital – phygital. In this article, we’ll outline the role of technology in phygital experiences, examples of technology fulfilling these roles, the benefits, and how user journeys have changed as a result.

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  • August 28, 2020

    How Can Colleges and Universities Better Adapt?

    Advising Leaders

    Institutions that have been defined by their stability and traditions will now have their fate determined by how well they can adapt to change. In this whitepaper, we make the case for colleges and universities to become more adaptable, offer brightspot’s approach to doing so, and provide examples of what and how to change.

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