In a world where everything has gone digital, higher education campuses are no exception. Digital and forward-looking campus space management trends now include larger residence halls with larger community spaces, interactive classrooms with flexible layouts, and real-time scheduling for utilities and physical spaces.
A recent study shows that 25% of full-time college students in the United States are also employed full-time1. The valuable time these (or any) students devote to studying is impacted significantly by where they learn and study. These often-unrecognized factors are critical to their educational success.
Implementing space management tools and systems to improve the campus environment directly benefits the auxiliary concerns of both students and staff. Students no longer struggle to figure out where to study or worry about trying to focus on a lesson in a cramped classroom. Faculty no longer face the daunting task of working in a space that is not conducive to their teaching style. These issues are eliminated or alleviated by embracing smart mobile and on-site scheduling and communication.
Higher education campuses play a critical role in the impact a learning and study environment has on their students and faculty. But, how can this environment be managed with limited resources?
Campuses are turning toward cloud-based resource and space management to assist in scheduling their classrooms, meeting rooms and quiet study areas. A modern institution, like one that uses the EMS Software platform, has a campus infrastructure that connects its students and faculty to the learning and collaboration spaces they need to be most successful each day.