Reimagining underutilized campus spaces: Opinion

April 9, 2021
Postsecondary institutions may need to reimagine how to reactivate underutilized campus spaces as the COVID-19 pandemic winds down, writes Mike Aziz. The author describes how postsecondary institutions often have unique spaces that are equipped with technology that makes them easy to transition to other uses. Aziz suggests that institutions with underutilized spaces consider using this space for flexible co-working, to provide support and counseling for entrepreneurs and small businesses, to expand their childcare facilities, for workforce partnerships and retraining, and as space for the public to enjoy outdoor activities and recreation centres. “Ultimately, while every college and university will confront its own specific challenges now and into the future, reimagining the role of a campus can be a useful way to begin reactivating these spaces,” writes Aziz. Inside Higher Ed (International)