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Discover 15 forward-looking design and management principles to help leaders hardwire new research buildings to spur researcher interactions and support collaborative projects in this infographic.
Facilities divisions are constantly fielding questions from stakeholders about specific cleaning methods or safety measures in certain buildings. To address these questions, many units have built online FAQs. The goal is for these pages to serve as a first stop for stakeholder inquiries.
At many institutions, living on campus is a crucial dimension of the student experience, as well as a key source of auxiliary revenue. But current public health evidence indicates that communal living could strongly facilitate virus transmission, and many campuses lack the ability to give each student the safest option of a private room and bathroom. Ultimately, all universities are facing the same question: what is the housing solution that provides students with an on-campus experience that’s as fulfilling as possible, while also protecting the community from outbreaks?
As critical as it is to prioritize an isolation and quarantine strategy as part of your repopulation strategy, it is just as important to determine what approach works best for the needs of your campus community. Inherent in every decision is a balance between cost and risk to public health. EAB has spent the past few months speaking to higher education leaders about their IQ strategies and have catalogued the spectrum of approaches into the following tiers.
The decision to pull-back from repopulation will be one of the most complicated any leadership team will make. Not only are the public health and financial consequences immense, but there are dozens of variables that could inform this decision. Some of these may contradict one another, and others—like faculty and student opinion—are not easily quantified.
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As colleges and universities struggle to set budgets for the upcoming fiscal year because of the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, many are looking for concrete guidance on how to reduce operating costs.
EAB’s experts will dive into the reopening question facing universities and provide guidance for leaders to aid their strategic planning for the fall.
In this session, we share benchmarking data from a recent EAB survey of higher ed facilities leaders on operations, maintenance, and other facilities activities.
Institutions are increasingly focused on growing international engagement. In this webinar, EAB experts unpack how the changing global landscape is impacting four areas of university operations.