Set planning goals to revitalize your student life facilities.
Student life facilities—including residence halls, recreation facilities, and student unions—can help your institution build community while integrating student learning and social experiences. This three-day event will combine architectural and institutional perspectives to give you the latest in student life facility:
Working time has been incorporated throughout the event to help you apply the concepts you learn. You will leave with a comprehensive workbook with conference materials and resources that you can reference during the event and back on campus.
As part of this program, you will have the chance to visit the University of Texas at Austin. On this tour you will be able to visit a number of recreational facilities, tour the Student Activities Center, and participate in a discussion about the residence hall and dining facility currently being built.
Representatives from student affairs, student recreation, residence life, and facilities can all collectively learn how a holistic capital planning effort can ensure that student life considerations are top of mind when building the most impactful facilities possible on campus. When you register two people, a third can attend for 50% off!
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Learning Outcome:After participating in this conference, you will be able to set planning goals to revitalize your student life facilities.
In this visioning exercise, you and your team will have the opportunity to assess your current facilities and brainstorm how your ideal facilities can best address trends. Through the guidance of our experts on hand, we will guide your visioning session as you address:
This session will lay out key factors to consider when adding to an existing student facility suite. From pre-project planning to facility proximity, this session will help ensure your planning efforts address key foundational elements, including:
While a single project plan would be ideal, the reality is that most institutions must phase-in their projects over time. Learn from our expert speaker how your institution can best position itself over time, through phased planning and intentional timelines. Included in this discussion will be:
Joe Atkins, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a principal of VMDO Architects and Co-Leader of the firm’s Higher Education Studio. He has more than 25 years of experience designing iconic buildings and landscapes for college and university campuses—many integrating innovative programs into powerful and historic campus settings. His upfront planning and design efforts are instrumental in creating sites and structures that fit seamlessly with their surroundings, are carefully attuned to their use, and contribute to making lasting and meaningful places. Joe brings clear conceptual thinking, strong design vision, and diligent attention to detail to each of his engagements. He is particularly adept at distilling the needs and desires of a wide spectrum of stakeholders and responding with inspired architecture. By fusing the disciplines of engineering, campus planning, and landscape architecture, his teams translate inventive educational programs into built form.
Derek has more than 26 years of experience primarily in housing and dining services at Kansas State University as well as the University of Georgia. Recently promoted to the Assistant VP for Student Life with responsibility for the Health Center, Counseling Center, Child Care Center and Recreation Center. Has participated in more than $200 Million in new construction and $40 Million in renovations in the past 10 years. Served on the leadership team that lead the university master plan and north corridor university/city master plans. Actively involved in ACUHO-I having taught primarily facilities management topics at the CHO Institute, National Housing Training Institute, South African Housing Training Institute, and recently elected to the ACUHO-I Board as the Facilities and Physical Environment Director.
Suzanne leads a dynamic team of full-time and graduate staff in academic success initiatives, recruitment and training processes, faculty engagement programs, student organization advising, and departmental assessment. She has worked at Clemson University for almost 20 years in a variety of positions including Orientation, Leadership Learning, Civic Engagement, and Student Government Advising. She also teaches in the Women’s Leadership program and guest lectures for the I-LEAD program at Clemson University.
Suzanne collaborates with many areas across campus through her work on the Summer Reading Book Committee, University Creative Inquiry Committee, President’s Commission on Women, Women’s Leadership Academic Major Steering Committee, and the Student Affairs Inclusive Excellence Committee. She is the current editor of The Journal of College and University Student Housing for the Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I). The publication is printed two times each year in addition to a digital special issue released once a year.
Jim has worked in student affairs and student housing for nearly forty years. For the last twenty-six years, he has been at the University of Miami serving as an assistant and associate director in housing, as well as director of the Toppel Career Center, prior to returning to his “roots” in housing in 2009. For the last two years Jim has led a housing facilities strategic planning process in collaboration with a team of outside consultants and a collaborative team from within the university. Their efforts have recently moved into the design and permitting for the first phase of a three-phase, $400 million housing renewal program.
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The rate is $149 for single or double occupancy, plus applicable tax.
A room block has been reserved for the nights of November 12, 13 and 14, 2017.
Make your reservations prior to Monday, October 23, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early. Rooms are subject to hotel availability.
The Austin Marriott South places you in the center of the Live Music Capital of the World. Explore destinations near you including downtown Austin, South Congress and Franklin Park. With Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to the east and vibrant downtown destinations to the north, it's easy to access everything Austin has to offer. The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service to downtown.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) is approximately 7 miles from the Austin Marriott South.
Shuttle: Fare is approximately $12, per person, one-way. Visit SuperShuttle’s website or call 800-258-3826 to make your reservation.
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“This style of conference allows teams to work on major goals regarding revitalizing student life facilities.”- Dr. Sandi Carlisle, Director of Campus Recreation, Northern Illinois University
“The content was well-organized and presented in a fashion suitable for the audience. There were great opportunities to engage in dialogue and network with others.”- Torrance Brouillard-Bruce, Executive Director of Residential Life and Housing, University of the Pacific
“Very helpful for those thinking of beginning any new construction or renovations on their campus.”- Clinton Edmiston, Associate Director, University of the Pacific
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