Insights

  • July 24, 2020

    Webinar: Adaptive Campus Planner

    Advising Leaders

    Join us for an interactive webinar on August 6th at 2pm ET where we’ll introduce the Adaptive Campus Planner to jumpstart how you adapt this fall.

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  • July 24, 2020

    Adaptive Campus Planner: Your Resource for Pivoting Your Existing Plan

    Advising Leaders

    As colleges and universities respond to changing conditions and increased community spread of COVID-19 in their regions, many are revisiting fall reopening plans and making adjustments. To help institutions respond to these changes, we created a tool called the Adaptive Campus Planner, drawn from our conversations with dozens of universities and work advising universities on if, how, and what to reopen. Read more and download the Planner.

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  • July 21, 2020

    Five Best Practices in Communicating Change

    Managing Change

    Communication needs to be clear, swift, and timely as campuses collectively learn and adapt to the best protocols for minimizing COVID-19 risks on campus. Learn five best practices in communicating change and pitfalls to avoid.

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  • July 16, 2020

    Taking the Pulse of Your Students This Fall

    Advising Leaders

    How can you quickly yet holistically take the pulse of your students this fall? In order to help institutions take the pulse of their students and inform how they adapt, brightspot is creating a network of institutions who can learn from us and each other.

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  • July 10, 2020

    Shifting to Remote Facilitation: Lessons from the Home Office

    Designing Experiences

    Regardless of the endless speculations we can make about the future, in-person and remote workshops are grounded in the overarching goals of design thinking workshops: participatory, agile, and practical. Read about potential challenges of remote workshops and learn workaround recommendations.

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  • July 1, 2020

    Creating brightspot’s Council of Student Advisors

    brightspot Culture

    As we work to make the student experience more engaging and more equitable, we are excited to share the details on one of our new initiatives as part of our commitment to racial justice: the Council of Student Advisors (CSA). Every year brightspot strategy sets out to learn and grow. As a learnin…

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  • July 1, 2020

    How Can We Keep Student Services Human in an Increasingly Automated World?

    Designing Experiences

    No matter how automated services may be in the future, we believe services are at the core, human-centered because services will always need to be tailored to the human’s complex, emotional, and unpredictable nature as long as services are meant to serve people.

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  • June 5, 2020

    Our Commitment to Racial Justice

    brightspot Culture

    A financial crisis and a pandemic that have hit Black Americans the hardest, and now more senseless killing of Black Americans. We can't begin to understand the pain that Black Americans are facing, but we know we must act.

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  • June 5, 2020

    The 6 P’s of Reopening your Campus Post-COVID-19: A Conversation with NYU Shanghai’s David Pe

    Advising Leaders, Forecasting Trends

    Having resumed the spring semester in-person, Chinese universities serve as a window into what reopening might look like. brightspot sat down with New York University Shanghai’s Dean of Students, David Pe, to discuss their process and implementation for reopening their Pudong, Shanghai campus in early May 2020.

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  • June 4, 2020

    How Professional School Leaders Are Thinking About the Fall

    Advising Leaders, Forecasting Trends

    brightspot spoke with professional school leaders from higher education institutions across the country to learn how they are thinking about the fall.

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