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Rickes Associates Thought Pieces
A First Look at WICHE's "Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates" (10th Edition), Persis C. Rickes, Ph.D. and Elyse Skerker Sigal, M. Arch., 2021
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 Space” by 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
"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.
"The Future of the Faculty Office: Rethinking Traditional Spaces to Create a Student-Centered University," Steelcase Education, 2018
Persis C. Rickes, Ph.D. is quoted in this thoughtful and insightful examination on how faculty offices are evolving.
“Designs on the Future,” Public Purpose, Winter 2014
Persis C. Rickes, Ph.D. adds her thoughts on how colleges and universities need to rethink instructional space on campus over the next 10 years with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
"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.
Rickes Associates Quizzes
The College Town Creamery Cool Down. Beat the heat and get the scoop with this delectable college town ice cream quiz!
University Seals, Regalia, and Commencement Traditions. Can you master the college and university traditions and insignia quiz?
Pioneer Women in Education. In honor of Women's History Month, see how much you know about the women who paved the way in education.
Lights, Camera, Campus! Can you identify the university or college campus that has a starring role in these films?