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 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 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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  • 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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  • April 27, 2020

    Higher Ed After COVID-19 Peaks and How to Plan for It

    Advising Leaders

    In this whitepaper, we share our view on what the world might look like after COVID-19 peaks, and we’ll offer six suggestions for what to do about it to help your people, programs, and places adapt.

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  • April 2, 2020

    How Colleges and Universities Can Better Sustain Students of Color and Historically Underserved Students

    Designing Experiences

    Students are becoming more diverse in all senses of the word, technology is changing how students learn and access support services, and institutions and students face financial pressures. In this whitepaper, we identify insights and make recommendations to help you transform your programs, places, and people to better support Students of Color and Underserved Students.

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  • June 13, 2019

    Why Universities Should Create Coworking Hubs

    Advising Leaders

    Universities can prepare for the future using education space design. Follow these 5 steps to learn how to create a coworking space on your campus.

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  • March 21, 2019

    Enabling Innovation and Organizational Change at Colleges and Universities

    Managing Change

    Higher Education institutions must prioritize student experience and affordability. Learn how to evolve services, process, policies, spaces, and teams.

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  • January 9, 2019

    Three Driving Forces Transforming the Landscape of Higher Education Today

    Forecasting Trends

    Colleges and universities are facing unprecedented cultural, demographic, and technological shifts. Learn how to stay ahead of the changing landscape.

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  • August 24, 2018

    The Flexible University Workplace

    Forecasting Trends

    The workplace is becoming more flexible. Freelance and contract work is on the rise – 34% of the U.S. works on a freelance or contract basis and that’s expected to soon rise to 50%.

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