July 23, 2012
An Architect and Scholar Weighs the Value of the Physical Campus
At the annual conference for the Society for College and University Planning two weeks ago, I ran into Michael Haggans, a man who is wading into a contentious topic in higher education's digital age: What is the value of a physical campus? Do we still need it?
Mr. Haggans, an architect who is now a visiting scholar at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, is no sentimentalist. He acknowledges that online tools may supplant some of the things that people at colleges now do