Past Webinars

 

November 13, 2017
3:30 - 5:00 pm EST

What do we know about the culture of planning on our campus? What do we know from research and experience about best practices in planning?  How can institutional strategic initiatives focusing on faculty and on programs be integrated into initiatives focusing on space?  

Facilitators:

  • Bennett Goldberg, Director of the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching – Northwestern University
  • John Starr, Principal – Lord Aeck Sargent
  • Jim Swartz, Dack Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Center for Science in the Liberal Arts – Grinnell College
  • Tim Winstead, Regional Director – Ewing Cole

 

October 16, 2017
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. 

What do we know about the future in which our students will live and work? What do we need to know?  How do spaces anticipate the future for our students? How do spaces signal an institutional vision of its future?

 

AUDACIOUS QUESTIONS:

  • How can an institution better serve the needs of its students – not just for improved learning but to also to close gaps between the academic environment and the professional world most students will enter upon graduation?
  • How can we proactively plan for change?
  • What difference will our planning make over the long-term at the institutional level?
  • How can an institution better serve the needs of its students – not just for improved learning but to also to close gaps between the academic environment and the professional world most students will enter upon graduation?
  • What do we know about the future? What do we not know? What do we need to know?

Facilitators:

  • Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa, Associate Director – Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP
  • James Haliburton, Lecturer, College of Architecture – Texas A&M University
  • Philip D. Long, Chief Innovation Officer, Project 2021 and Associate Vice Provost for Learning Sciences – The University of Texas at Austin
  • Parke Rhoads, Principal – Vantage Technology Consulting Group

What keeps me up at night is thinking about the need to get the planning “right” if the spaces are to be right, about how the ideal team of planners is precisely like the ideal team of learners—working toward a common language, ready and able to try on new ideas for size, open to the risks of critique, working on a problem that is personally meaningful and that has a future to it.  —Phil Long, 2011 LSC Colloquium

 

June 21, 2017
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EDT

These will be a low-tech opportunity for participants to converse with those from the roundtables and forum responsible for particular essays, reflections and other features of the report. Background materials, from report drafts, will be shared prior to conversations.

To register for this conversation, please fill out the online form.

This conversation is a no-cost interactive conference call.

 

Facilitators:

  • Kristen Eshleman, Director of Digital Innovation – Davidson College
  • Dana Gierdowski, Teaching Assistant Professor of Rhetoric & Composition – North Carolina State University
  • Jeanne L. Narum, Principal – Learning Spaces Collaboratory
  • ​David Oakland, Principal – VMDO 
  • Tim Winstead, Principal – Hanbury

From the LSC Blueprint for PlanningThe Invisible Learner

Reflections on their roundtable experience by a cadre of participating architects. 

April 20, 2017
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EDT

The pursuit of audacious questions focusing on the future of planning learning spaces is central to the roundtable experience, one that engages academics and architects in non-project-related blue-sky discussions. This pursuit takes about 2 ½ hours, with the charge that the small working teams pose a question and make a case for its relevance in our day. For example: 

How do academics and architects collaborate in imagining new spaces for learning, in arriving at a common language and vision, engage in a planning process that reflects and enhances institutional culture?

Join us in this LSC Webinar to see what works at Clemson University and Grinnell College.

 

Facilitators

  • Floyd Cline, Architect - Perkins+Will
  • Richard M. Heinz, Vice President/Principal - Research Facilities Design
  • Dennis Lester, Associate Director of Science & Technology, Watt Family Innovation Center - Clemson University
  • Jeanne L. Narum, Principal - Learning Spaces Collaboratory
  • Barbara Speziale, Associate Director of Academics, Watt Family Innovation Center - Clemson University
  • James Swartz, Dack Professor of Chemistry - Grinnell College

A report from the LSC Roundtable Experience at California State University Los Angeles

February 16, 2017
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EST
(Registration is now closed)
 

Facilitators:

  • Emily Allen, Dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology – California State University Los Angeles
  • David Connors, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Letters – California State University Los Angeles
  • Michael Dannenberg, Director of New & Emerging Technologies/Associate Principal – Vantage Technology Consulting Group
  • Carlos Gutierrez, Professor of Chemistry – California State University, Los Angeles
  • Jeanne L. Narum, Principal – Learning Spaces Collaboratory (*Moderator)
  • Carlos Rodriguez, Dean of the Library – California State University Los Angeles
  • Pamela E. Scott-Johnson, Dean, College of Natural and Social Sciences, Professor of Psychology – California State University Los Angeles

After participating in the LSC Roundtable at Loyola University, Dean Pamela Scott-Johnson and Professor Carlos Gutierrez explored with their colleagues at California State University Los Angeles the idea of bringing a roundtable to their campus. 20 academics joined five architects in the four-hour discussion, beginning with individual questions and concluding with a short list of questions and ideas to pursue in coming months. This was a roundtable assembled with no major campus facilities projects in the future; it ended with some ambitious ideas about the campus as an ecosystem for learning that capitalized on existing assets - particularly their students, faculty, and urban setting. 

 


(Carlos Rodriguez, Dean of the Library at Cal State LA, in conversation with colleagues about spaces that embrace entering learners, then sending them out well-prepared for the metaphorical "merry-go-round" of life.)

 

 

December 1, 2016​
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EST

Registration is now closed. Please fill out this online form if you would like to purchase a copy of the webinar recording.
Registration fee per institution: $200. This fee includes access to a recording of the webinar.

(To register for all 4 Fall LSC webinars, please use this form.)

 

Facilitators:

  • Kevin M. Crosby, Dean, Division of Natural and Social Sciences and Director, NASA Wisconsin Space Grant ConsortiumCarthage College
  • Michael Reagan, Vice President, Science+Technology Market Sector Lead—Stantec
  • Charles Piper, PrincipalBCWH Architects
  • Garret Westlake, Executive Director of the da Vinci CenterVirginia Commonwealth University

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November 1, 2016​
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EDT

Registration is now closed. Please contact us if you would like to purchase a copy of the webinar recording.

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Facilitators:

  • Joe Atkins, Principal—VMDO
  • Jay Verspyck, Senior Designer—Shepley Bulfinch 
  • Verna Case, Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning, and Research—Davidson College
  • Debra March, Dean of Library Services—Young Harris College 

Featured:

 

October 5, 2016​
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EDT

Registration is now closed. Please contact us if you would like to purchase a copy of the webinar recording.

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Moderator:

  • Jeanne L. Narum, Principal—Learning Spaces Collaboratory

Facilitators:

  • Howard S. Wertheimer, Director, Capital Planning and Space Management—Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ameet D. Doshi, Director, Service Experience and Program Design, Subject Librarian for Public Policy—Georgia Institute of Technology Library
  • Ryan Jones, Associate Partner—Lake|Flato

 

Featured:

 

September 15, 2016​
3:30 - 4:45 p.m. EDT

Registration is now closed. Please fill out this online form if you would like to purchase a copy of the webinar recording.
Registration fee per institution: $200. This fee includes access to a recording of the webinar.

(To register for all 4 Fall LSC webinars, please use this form.)

A Snapshot of the September 2016 LSC Webinar - Calibrating the Return of Investing in Active Learning Spaces: The Institutional Perspective

Questions explored:

  • What comes first in planning active learning spaces: attention to space or pedagogy?  
  • How to balance an institution’s need to provide more classroom seats to accommodate growing enrollments, more tuition income against institutional goals for increased retention, student success?  
  • How to create a balance of active-learning spaces—formal and informal, from large lecture halls to corners and hallways signaling that learning happens everywhere?

Moderator:

  • Robert Emery Smith, Director of Classroom Innovation, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning—Stanford University

Facilitators:

  • Kristin Ambrose, Senior Associate—Ayers Saint Gross
  • Tom Bauer, Associate Principal—Bora Architects
  • Elizabeth J. Beise, Associate Provost, Academic Planning & Programs—University of Maryland, College Park
  • Jon Dorbolo, Associate Director, Technology Across the Curriculum—Oregon State University
  • Hilary Gossett, Assistant Director of Academic Facilities—University of Maryland, College Park
  • John Greydanus, Director of Academic Technologies—Oregon State University

 

Featured:

 

 

How does the institutional culture for planning influence the process of planning new or renovated learning spaces in the undergraduate setting?

How can ongoing campus-wide strategic initiatives—focusing on faculty development, student success, programmatic and pedagogical reform, outreach and community engagement—provide an intellectual infrastructure for undertaking a particular facilities initiative?

How can a broader community come together around intersecting big-picture questions, around a common language about learning, institutional vision before, during, and following a particular facilities initiative?

How can academics and architects charged with responsibility for learning spaces navigate through an increasingly complex planning process, toward the goal of serving the broader institutional vision of its future?

These persisting questions, emerging from the Spring 2016 LSC Roundtables, set the stage for the Fall 2016 LSC Webinars. 

 

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