Virtual Adaptations

Virtual Adaptations

Three Sessions/Three Topics

JULY 22  |  11 a.m.-12 p.m. EST COMPLETED

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Panelists:

  • Brent Cooley, MS, CIH, CSP Environment, Health & Safety Deputy Director, University of California Office of the President
  • John Doerksen, Ph.D. Vice Provost (Academic Programs and Students), Western University
  • Harold W. (Bill) Kohl, III, Ph.D. Professor of Epidemiology and Kinesiology, University of Texas Health Science Center – Houston
  • John Pierce, Ph.D. Vice Provost Teaching and Learning, Queens University
     

“Six feet apart” is the public health mantra of the moment and, in some ways, the antithesis of how many academic institutions have previously viewed campus life. What does it mean for classroom utilization? For residential life? For student health services? In this session, our panel discusses what “campus life” might mean — both in the wake of and in the long-term aftermath of a pandemic.

AUGUST 6  |  11 a.m.-12 p.m. EST COMPLETED

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Panelists:

  • Kenneth Hargreaves, MS, MBA External Relations Officer and Assistant Vice President, Strategy Implementation, Caltech
  • Jennie Massey, Ph.D. Associate Vice President, Student Experience, Western University
  • Stacey Sickels Locke, MBA, CFRE Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement and Development, University Maryland, Baltimore County

The short-term needs of both cities and campuses have fundamentally shifted due the pandemic — and some long-term ones are likely to change as well. In this panel discussion, we explore how the relationship between city and campus, and the physical infrastructure that both offer, can be leveraged to support public health, financial viability, and sustainability in a COVID-19 age.

 

AUGUST 11  |  11 a.m.-12 p.m. EST COMPLETED

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Panelists:

  • Pamela Garbini, Assistant Director, Space Management, Office of Physical Plant, Planning, Design, & Properties, Penn State University
  • Jeff Hollingsworth, Ph.D. Vice President and Chief Information Officer, University of Maryland
  • John Kyndt, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Bellevue University
  • Jill Scott, Ph.D. Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, University of Ottawa

Academic institutions across the world are rethinking how classes will be structured in the fall. Is this the end of the road for the in-person lecture? Are hybrid lab sessions a feasible option? What does this all mean for physical space requirements? Our panel will discuss these questions and more.

About Virtual Adaptations

COVID-19 has made a challenging higher education landscape even more adverse. The questions are imposing and difficult from “How will we start to repopulate our campuses and keep our students safe?” to “How will we survive if we don’t?” And the answers are complex if not unknown.

So in July and August we are taking our Adaptations program virtual. We are bringing some of our partners and clients in higher ed together to brainstorm, discuss and learn from one another.  

Our Adaptations series examines how educators are adapting to the ever-changing education landscape and how the built environment helps or hinders them in that effort.