A Vision for the Future
The momentum for change in higher education has accelerated even more dramatically in a new normal brought on by a global pandemic. Higher education institutions must adapt while continuing to meet the needs of a diverse population, empowering people to learn and work to their full potential. We all need opportunities for socialization—and active learning environments are here to stay. Students still place value on traditional classroom settings as they consider a post-COVID-19 world. For now, learning spaces will need to foster confidence in people that their well-being is protected. Individual and collaborative areas will require mobile elements that offer variety, choice, and user control. Leveraging virtual learning and connection is even more critical to keep students, faculty, and staff engaged.