15 JULY 2019 : EVENTS

Gould Evans Education Leadership Selected to Present at SCUP 2019

Gould Evans Principal David Reid and Associate Principal Kelly Dreyer will present at the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) 2019 Annual Conference in Seattle, July 14–16.

David Reid, Principal, leads Gould Evans' research efforts into emerging 21st-century pedagogies and how they interact with the built environment. David presents with long-time collaborator Cheryl McConnell, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs at Rockhurst University, on Monday, July 15, 1:55 PM– 2:55 p.m.:

Adapt or Perish: Equipping Students With Workforce Skills
Presented by: Cheryl McConnell, Associate Vice President Academic Affairs, Rockhurst University | David L. Reid, Principal, Gould Evans Convened by: Gregory Blackburn, Principal | Higher Education Design Studio Leader, Harley Ellis Devereaux 89% of employers say colleges are not adequately preparing students for the workforce. This session explores critical education/workforce gaps in higher education and how they can be addressed through academic planning and learning environments. We’ll share data from 11 national studies and our longitudinal research that identifies critical workforce competencies where colleges have an opportunity to raise their value proposition. You will learn innovative strategies and processes to realign academic programming, support services, and physical facilities with critical competencies for post-graduation success.

Kelly Dreyer, Associate Principal, is an accomplished designer with a storied history of collaboration with education clients. He joins partners from Gould Evans' University of Kansas Earth, Energy, and Environment Center project to present on Tuesday, July 16, 8:30– 9:30 a.m.:

Using Campus Development to Build Industry Partnerships and Dismantle Academic Silos
Presented by: Kelly Dreyer, Associate Principal, Gould Evans | Robert Goldstein, Haas Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas | James E. Modig, University Architect, University of Kansas Convened by: Teri Mathers, Senior Project Manager, Cumming Construction Management Inc Preparing graduates for the workforce requires higher ed to work more closely with industry and organize academic opportunities around real-world problems, not departments. We will detail how the University of Kansas (KU) strategically used new campus building developments to do both develop industry partnerships and interdisciplinary collaborations. You will learn how to design, build, and operate a new and transformative campus development with an integrated approach to facilities, courses, and management, including strategies to gain industry partnerships.

The full conference program is available here.