June 16, 2021
In this post, we share what library, student affairs, and campus architect leaders all agreed went well over the past year, what they would have changed, and what they all agreed is needed in order to move forward.
March 10, 2021
In order to make true progress on equity and inclusion, higher education must consider and address the unique challenges of underrepresented students, including students with physical disabilities. Three youths share their insights to help institutions better understand the perspective of those searching for a college with a disability, and the unique challenges they face.
January 20, 2021
How can academic leaders best make the case for programs, initiatives, and capital projects to their audience, whether a foundation, a government, a partner, or other stakeholders? We developed a simple tool for higher ed leaders to get on the same page, literally, as they think through and make the case for a new programmatic and/or capital project.
December 15, 2020
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.
August 28, 2020
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.
August 7, 2020
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.
July 24, 2020
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.
July 16, 2020
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.
June 5, 2020
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.
June 4, 2020
brightspot spoke with professional school leaders from higher education institutions across the country to learn how they are thinking about the fall.