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Rickes Associates Thought Pieces

Published works by members of the Rickes Associates team

  • “Generations in Flux: How Gen Z Will Continue to Transform Higher Education Space” by Persis C. Rickes, Ph.D., Planning for Higher Education, July - September 2016
    This feature article addresses how the generational characteristics and traits of the rising Gen Z cohort will drive physical changes on college and university campuses.

  • Rickes Associates. “What Makes a Good Classroom.” In Classroom 360°: Environments and Learning Experiences Vol. 2, edited by Kassani, 10-45. Bogotá, Colombia: Kassani, 2016

  • Persis C. Rickes, Ph.D. “Classrooms for Collaboration and Engagement.” In Classroom 360°: Environments and Learning Experiences, edited by Kassani, 44-49. Bogotá, Colombia: Kassani, 2011

  • Make Way for Millennials! How Today’s Students are Shaping Higher Education Spaceby Persis C. Rickes, Ph.D., Planning for Higher Education, January - March 2009
    From generations in perspectives, through generational cycles, and on to the influence of millennials on campus space, this article discusses the trends and perspectives of millennial students.

  • Campus Center Planning or How to Avoid Going Bump-Bump-Bump by Persis C. Rickes, Ph.D., National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Newsletter, Winter 1997
    This article provides some direction for planning campus centers so that they can make a lasting difference in students’ lives.

  • Special Planning for Special Spaces by Ann Arbor, Society for College and University Planning, 1997
    Persis C. Rickes, Ph.D. was privileged to curate a selection of articles from SCUP’s journal, Planning for Higher Education, focusing on the variety of physical facilities present on a college or university campus.

  • Persis C. Rickes, Ph.D. and Ronald H. Kacmarczyk. The Complete College Catalog Book: A Guide to Catalog Processing and Production. Washington, D.C.: Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, 1984

Media References

  • "Rethinking Campus Spaces: How to Prepare for the Future of Learning and Work," Chronicle of Higher Education, December 2020
    Francie Diep, a report for CHE, interviewed some 40 thought leaders around the country regarding how the reality-altering Covid-19 pandemic will bring transformational changes to higher education space. Persis C. Rickes, Ph.D., was one of the thought leaders tapped for this focused brief. Please click here for the article.

  • "A Century of Campus Planning Past, Present, and Future," Facilities Manager, July/August 2014
    APPA’s Facilities Manager magazine speaks to Persis C. Rickes, Ph.D. on the accessibility of today’s higher education to the general public.

  • "How Much Campus Do You Need," The Presidency, Summer 2013
    A closer look by the American Council on Education to better understand how much campus is really needed for institutions to plan for the future.

  • “Helping Campuses Pave a Brighter Future,” Forbes Magazine, March 14, 2011
    Rickes Associates is featured in the Boston Women in Business section. The profile highlights the company’s success over the last 20 years and how founder Persis C. Rickes, Ph.D. and Vice President Monica C. Meyerhoff, M.Ed. lead a world-class team of higher education experts.

  • "To Monitor Office Behavior, Colleges Add Windows to Professors’ Doors," Chronicle of Higher Education, October 10, 2010
    Persis C. Rickes, Ph.D. comments on how faculty members will go to great lengths to preserve privacy.

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