Up to 20 years ago campus housing was provided using one model: institution-owned-and-managed. The past two decades has seen new models being used and we can expect campus housing models to continue to diversify in the coming years.
In my my Our great-grandchildren's view of our work blog post I highlighted some of the macro factors that are now greatly influencing higher education and campus housing. The list included government debt, politics, more scrutiny of and interest in the campus housing model and emerging changes in enrollment patterns. Technology such as mobile computers and social networking are dramatically changing our society, not just higher education, so it should be included in the list of macro factors as well.
The macro factors formed the basis of a presentation I made at the OACUHO conference last month where I shared some of the themes that are emerging in the campus housing models that are available to institutions:
- Public-private-partnerships are a viable option
- New models focus more on undergrad housing
- Models are becoming more complex – design to agreements
- Mix of models at more institutions
- On or near campus remains important
- Management of student life remains important
- Emerging model is partnering with properties that have been around for years
Would you add, subtract anything from the list or stress any particular theme as being especially important in all models?
Here is the full presentation: