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Whether you call them huddle rooms, breakout rooms or collaboration rooms, small group spaces cropping up in various campus buildings are changing the way academic facilities are used.

As global collaboration increases in higher education, so do concerns about violence abroad.

The Ringling College of Art and Design’s campus in Sarasota, Florida, has given the Alfred R. Goldstein library its own three-story structure in the heart of the campus.

Meghan Hollowell is dean of College Support Services at The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

From IT support staff to upper-level administration, everyone wants to protect student data from the hackers who hope to pilfer it.

As the trend in active learning classrooms has accelerated internationally, colleges in the U.S. can learn from the cutting-edge classroom design and technology that other countries have built.

Imagine a relay race with no one to hand off the torch?  This is the daunting challenge we face with the future of agricultural education. Nationwide, fewer than one out of ten students are likely to consider agriculture as a career and among agricultural students, one out of ten will actually consider agricultural education as an option.

The ongoing wave of school violence has forced higher ed to enhance emergency-response training in teacher education programs.

Source: National Behavioral Intervention  Team Association; 2015 survey

After the Virginia Tech tragedy, colleges began to build teams of administrators and faculty to better recognize and support distraught individuals on campus.

TRAVEL BENEFIT—Assumption College (above) and other institutions are offering their students discounted rides with services such as Uber.

Discounted Lyft and Uber rides present a transportation alternative for students on a growing number of campuses large and small.

By 2019, students will have access to two new residence halls totaling 85,000 square feet and featuring three floors of double rooms and four-person suites. 

Here are four strategies to successfully address and manage special dietary needs on campus.

In your experience, what is the biggest challenge for college dining halls in operating separate locations or kitchen areas dedicated to serving students with special diets?

Improving space utilization is a goal on every campus, with data analysis tools and software key to many efforts. Ultimately, there are different cases for different spaces.

When it comes to space utilization, what is one aspect that higher ed institutions may not necessarily be thinking about but should consider?

“Current trends in wellness combined with the space efficiencies of shared spaces over private offices and labs should lead to common facilities that optimize access to daylight, fresh air and connection to the outside. The enhanced experience of these healthier spaces will offset any perceived benefits of private rooms that tax space utilization rates.”

Three new buildings added 800,000 square feet to Notre Dame’s football stadium. The Indiana university touts the four-year endeavor, completed in fall 2017, as the largest construction project in its 175-year history.

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