Insights

  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • June 4, 2020

    How Library Leaders Are Thinking About the Fall

    Advising Leaders, Forecasting Trends

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

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  • June 4, 2020

    How Campus Architects and Planners Are Thinking About the Fall

    Advising Leaders, Forecasting Trends

    brightspot spoke with campus architects and planners from higher education institutions across the country to learn how they are thinking about the fall. Read on for their reflections and access resources to help you move forward.

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  • June 4, 2020

    How Student Affairs Leaders Are Thinking About the Fall

    Advising Leaders, Forecasting Trends

    brightspot spoke with student affairs leaders from higher education institutions across the country to learn how they are thinking about the fall. Read on for their reflections and access resources to help you move forward.

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  • May 25, 2020

    Taking the Pulse of Students During COVID-19

    Advising Leaders

    In this whitepaper, we share findings from brightspot's Student Experience Snapshot survey so colleges and universities can make informed decisions about reopening in the fall, identify considerations as they redesign their institutions in response to the pandemic, and make recommendations to act on the findings.

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