Insights

  • 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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  • August 17, 2020

    The Connected Campus

    Forecasting Trends

    brightspot and Knoll – with the help of nine innovators across the spectrum of higher education – have reflected on where colleges and universities have been and where they are going. We’ve imagined a future in which their offerings, operations, and organizations are better connected so they can not only survive but thrive.

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  • August 14, 2020

    Six Value Propositions for Academic Institutions Who Think Strategically About Facilities

    Achieving Impact

    By Allan Donnelly Facilities are a cost center for all institutions and each facility serves a function that helps the institution work toward its mission. According to Forbes, institutions can expect to pay twice as much as the cost of construction on operations and maintenance over the lifetime…

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  • August 7, 2020

    The Geography of Campus Closures and How to Avoid Them

    Advising Leaders

    College closures can create profound ripples that reverberate well beyond their doors, impacting local communities, and potentially derailing opportunities for economic advancement. In this whitepaper, read about risk factors four-year private not-for-profit and public institutions are facing, and best practices from colleges working to mitigate these risks.

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  • August 6, 2020

    Webinar: Adaptive Campus Planner

    Webinar

    In this engaging webinar, Elliot Felix, Maggie Walsh, and Kelly Sanford of brightspot help you understand and apply the Adaptive Campus Planner to plan and prepare for events that are shaping the operations of your institution.

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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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