2019 LSC National Colloquium

Kansas City Airport Marriott and Missouri Innovation Campus

The 2019 LSC National Colloquium focuses on these three themes.

  • The experience of all 21st century learners/users
  • Planning for assessing 21st century ecosystems for learning
  • Permeability: Focusing on the future of 21st century learners & learning spaces

In formal and informal settings, participants from campuses and design firms will share what is known and what we are learning from theory, research, and practice about how spaces matter to the experience of each learner, how spaces serve institutional goals for inclusivity and equity. (Friday)

Informed by stories from the field presented through case studies, empirical research, and poster sessions, the colloquium conversations examine what we know and what we are learning from theory and practice about questions that matter in the process of imagining and realizing spaces as ecosystems for learning. (Saturday)

Exploring the concept of permeability as means for embracing the future of planning for assessing 21st century learning spaces. (Sunday)

THEMES

  • The experience of all 21st century learners/users
  • Planning for assessing 21st century ecosystems for learning
  • Permeability: Focusing on the future of 21st century learners & learning spaces

GOALS

That all participants leave with a deeper understanding about what we know and what we need to know about:

  • How to shape a shared language and vision within a campus community about why spaces matter— to learners today and into the future, to the institution today and into the future; how to make the case to colleagues and clients.
  • How to examine campus culture for planning and assessing spaces that reflect that language and vision; how to identify and assess institutional assets (people, programs, places) relevant to realizing spaces that matter.
  • How to create and nurture a community with a shared commitment to incorporating attention to inclusivity—spaces serving all students, ecosystems—every space a learning space, and permeability—as a lens through which to design holistically.
  • How to incorporate attention to how institutional operations, programmatic initiatives, and how student successes are influenced by planning that embraces the future.