Past Meetings

 

March 17, 2017
(Roundtables are by invitation.)

 

March 10, 2017
(Roundtables are by invitation.)

 

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL)
Transforming Undergraduate STEM Education: Implications for 21st Century Society 
November 3 - 5, 2016
Boston Park Plaza│ Boston, Massachusetts

Connecting the Dots: Change Initiatives Focusing on How, What, When & Where Learning Happens

Presenters:

  • Jeanne L. Narum, Principal - Learning Spaces Collaboratory
  • Kimberley Frederick, Professor of Chemistry - Skidmore College (representing The Council on Undergraduate Research [CUR])
  • Michael A. Palladino, Vice Provost for Graduate Students, Professor of Biology - Monmouth University (representing The Council on Undergraduate Research [CUR])

Campus-wide reform initiatives are mostly iterative and cyclical, particularly those focusing on student success, faculty careers, programs and pedagogies, community outreach. Those focusing on facilities projects are more linear, time-constrained. Using a template drafted by the Learning Spaces Collaboratory, we will explore how planning physical environments for learning can influence and is influenced by the broader institutional context and culture, how connecting the dots can realize more creative, sustainable transformation of the undergraduate STEM learning environment.

 

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Center for Architecture & Design
1010 Western AVE
Seattle, WA 98104

 

Join the Committee on Architects for Education for their first event and hear from Jeanne Narum about her national research on learning environments of the 21st century!

With a team of academic agents of change, Jeanne Narum produced an Learning Spaces Collaboratory (LSC) guide for planning which established a protocol of questioning to drive planning, beginning with: “what do we want our students to become?” More recently, she piloted LSC roundtables, exploring new ways to capitalize on lessons learned and catalyze a diverse community of stakeholders to explore and embrace questions about ‘what next.’ Some intriguing questions about how planning happens that are beginning to emerge are being shared with the broader community through the LSC website, LSC webinars, and in meetings with peers.

For more information, please visit the event website.

 

September 21, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(Roundtables are by invitation.)

A. People

Host

  • Pamela E. Scott-Johnson, Dean, College of Natural and Social Sciences - California State University, Los Angeles

Academics

  • Carlos Gutierrez, Professor of Chemistry - California State University, Los Angeles
  • Jeanne L. Narum, Principal – Learning Spaces Collaboratory (*Facilitator)

Architects

  • Michael Dannenberg, Director of New & Emerging Technologies/Associate Principal - Vantage Technology Consulting Group
  • Tom Fortier, Vice President and Director of Science + Technology – HOK
  • Richard M. Heinz, Vice President/Principal - Research Facilities Design
  • Rebecca Sharkey, Senior Associate - EHDD
  • Stephen C. Wright, Vice President, Education Practice Leader and Design Principal - LEO A DALY

The George Washington University Science and Engineering Hall
June 6, 2016 — 1:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Learning Spaces Collaboratory and The George Washington University
Hosts: Geneva Henry, Dean of Libraries and Academic Innovation—GWU; Can Korman, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies and Professor—GWU
Facilitator: Jeanne L. Narum, Principal—Learning Spaces Collaboratory (LSC)
(With thanks for support from Herman Miller)

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Through spring 2016, the LSC sponsored five regional roundtables exploring the future of planning learning spaces. These explorations were sparked by two current realities. First, the growing awareness of academics and architects across the country to evidence that attention to the physical environment for learning is a major step in achieving sustainable transformation of the undergraduate learning environment. Second, and equally important, that the changing context requires a more future-focused approach to planning learning spaces, one that embraces research on how learning happens, recognizes societal calls to action, signals the institutional vision of what it is to be.

Given those realities, roundtable participants began by examining questions driving the planning of current learning spaces (presented in architectural portfolios from participating architects). Through iterative discussions about questions, participants reached a consensus around issues and questions to shape the future of planning learning spaces.

This LSC forum at The George Washington University will be an opportunity to engage a broader community of stakeholders in examining what we’ve learned and in exploring the future—considering contextual questions and issues from the roundtables. 


The forum is designed as an opportunity to share the roundtable experience—questions examined and explored, sharing stories from the field, making all voices heard in shaping the future of planning learning spaces—learning spaces of all types, formal and informal, serving all disciplinary communities. 


Four key planning themes will be addressed, focusing: on the future; on planning; on learning; and on learning spaces. Roundtable participants and other national leaders will facilitate these discussions.

A resource book will be distributed prior to the forum. It will include summaries from the roundtables, materials from national reports about societal expectations of what undergraduates are to become, be prepared to do upon graduation.

June 2, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Roundtables are by invitation.)

A. People

Host

  • David Taeyaerts, Associate Vice Chancellor of Learning Environments & Campus Architect, Office of Campus Learning Environments (OCLE) - The University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Academics

  • Michael Carr, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs - Oakton Community College
  • Tomalee Doan, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Interim Head Librarian - Purdue University Libraries
  • Shirley  Dugdale, Space Strategy Consultant - Dugdale Strategy
  • Brendan Guenther, Director for Academic Technology, Innovation Hub for Learning & Technology - Michigan State University
  • Wendy Jeanes, Assistant Director, Office of Campus Learning Environments (OCLE) - The University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Julie Johnston, Director of Learning Spaces - Indiana University
  • Jeanne  L. Narum, Principal - Learning Spaces Collaboratory (*Facilitator)
  • Ann Roberts, Associate Dean of the Faculty and Director of the Learning and Teaching Center - Lake Forest College
  • Pete Sandberg, Assistant Vice President for Facilities - St. Olaf College
  • Mike Stieff, Associate Professor, Chemistry Education and Learning Sciences - University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Architects

  • Gensler – David Broz, Principal and Education Practice Leader
  • Gould Evans – David Reid, Principal
  • Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas – Tim Winstead, Principal
  • Harley Ellis Devereaux – Jack Bullo, Principal
  • Holabird & Root – James Baird, Director of Higher Education

 

B. Reports from the Roundtable 

May 12, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Roundtables are by invitation.)

A. People

Host

  • Tina Choe, Professor and Dean, Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering - Loyola Marymount University

 

Academics

  • Kristine Brancolini, Dean of the Library - Loyola Marymount University
  • Matt Frank, Manager of Classroom and Creative Services - Loyola Marymount University
  • Carlos Gutierrez, Professor of Chemistry - California State University, Los Angeles
  • Jane Hunter, Director, Academic Resources & Special Projects - The University of Arizona
  • Seamus Lagan, Professor of Physics - Whittier College
  • Jeanne L. Narum, Principal – Learning Spaces Collaboratory (*Facilitator)
  • Sarah Pickle, Assessment Librarian - Claremont Colleges Library
  • Andrea Rehn, Associate Professor of English and Director, Digital Liberal Arts Center - Whittier College
  • Pamela Scott-Johnson, Dean, College of Natural and Social Sciences - California State University, Los Angeles
  • Robert Smith, Director, Technology Services, Office of the Registrar - Stanford University

 

Architects

  • CO Architects - Arnold Swanborn, Associate Principal
  • Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects - Joseph Coriaty, Partner
  • Lake|Flato - Ryan Jones, Associate Partner
  • Research Facilities Design - Rick Heinz, Vice President/Principal
  • Vantage Technology Group - Michael Dannenberg, Director of New & Emerging Technologies/Associate Principal

B. Reports from the Roundtable 

April 26, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Roundtables are by invitation.)

A. People

Hosts

  • John Danneker, Director, Odegaard Undergraduate Library
  • Louise M. Richards, Assistant Director, Odegaard Undergraduate Library and Fisheries & Oceanography Librarian

 

Academics

  • Lara Branigan, Director of Design & Construction, Facilities Administration - Seattle University
  • Helen Chu, Director, Academic Technologies - University of Oregon Libraries
  • Alyce DeMarais, Professor of Biology - University of Puget Sound
  • Ania Dymarz, Head of Learning and Instructional Services, WAC Bennett Library - Simon Fraser University
  • Michel George, Associate Vice President for Facilities - Lewis and Clark College
  • Amy Kinsel, Dean of Social Sciences, Equity & Social Justice, Library, and Parent Child Center - Shoreline Community College
  • Diane Machatka, Senior Planner, Office of University Architect, Planning & Management - University of Washington
  • Donna McGee-Thompson, Head of the Student Learning Commons - Simon Fraser University
  • Jeanne L. Narum, Principal - Learning Spaces Collaboratory (* Facilitator)
  • Phil Reid, Associate Vice Provost, UW IT Academic Services; Professor of Chemistry - University of Washington

 

Architects

  • Ayers Saint Gross - Kristin Ambrose, Senior Associate
  • Bora Architects - Tom Bauer, Associate Principal           
  • The Miller Hull Partnership - Ruth Baleiko, Partner       
  • SRG Partnership - Bernard Mansavage, Principal           
  • ZGF - Dan Simpson, Principal

 

B. Reports from the Roundtable 

April 8, 2016
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Roundtables are by invitation.)

A. People

Host

  • Bennett Goldberg, Professor of Physics, Biomedical and Electrical Engineering, Professor of Science Education, Director, STEM Education Initiatives, Office of the Provost- Boston University

Academics

  • Susan Fliss. Associate University Librarian for Research, Teaching and Learning; Director and Librarian of Monroe C. Gutman Library – Harvard University
  • Arthur J. Lidsky, President – Dober Lidsky Mathey
  • Benjamin Linder, Professor of Design and Mechanical Engineering – Olin College of Engineering
  • Kathleen Morgan, Associate Professor of Psychology – Wheaton College
  • Jeanne L. Narum, Principal – Learning Spaces Collaboratory (* Facilitator)
  • Martha E. Ondras, Director of Design - Harvard Business School
  • Christine S. Paal, Director of Professional and Academic Services – Boston University
  • Janet Rankin, Interim Director, Teaching & Learning Lab - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • James V. Staros, Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology - University of Massachusetts Amherst

Architects

  • Ellenzweig
    Shirine Boulos-Anderson, Principal
  • EYP
    Kip Ellis, Lead Designer
  • ICON
    Ned Collier, Principal, Education Studio
  • Payette
    Heather Taylor, Associate Principal
  • Shepley Bulfinch
    ​Janette S. Blackburn, Principal
  • Stantec
    Michael Reagan, Vice President, Science+Technology Market Sector Lead
  • VMDO
    Joe Atkins, Principal
  • Wilson Architects
    Michael Maloof, Architect

B. Follow-up Reports

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