Insights

  • July 28, 2021

    2021 Campus Facilities Inventory Report

    Forecasting Trends

    Learn more about the 2021 Campus Facilities Inventory, a revealing survey of 88 higher-education institutions across the country who shared data on their buildings, as well as recent and planned changes to their facilities.

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  • June 24, 2021

    Space Changes on the Post-Pandemic Campus

    Forecasting Trends

    How will campuses change post-pandemic? Based on roundtable discussions and interviews with dozens of colleges and universities, read about 12 detailed changes coming soon to a campus near you.

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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 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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  • 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 Thought About Reopening for Fall 2020

    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 Thought About Reopening for Fall 2020

    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 Thought About Reopening for Fall 2020

    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 Thought About Reopening for Fall 2020

    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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  • November 15, 2019

    The Seven Roles of Research Commons

    Forecasting Trends

    In this post, we break down the seven types of research commons found at academic libraries today, and give our best advice for how to establish yours.

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