LSC Guide to the Roadmap: Questions That Matter

The LSC Guide to the LSC Roadmap captures questions emerging from LSC Roundtables (2016 -2018), organizing them in a format useful for those responsible for spaces that matter in the undergraduate setting.

The notion of a Yardstick for Planning was introduced at the first LSC Roundtable at the Georgia Institute of Technology. It is metaphorical language that speaks of how much needs to be done before designing and digging. This dedication of significant time to think through the project is a critical time to get inside the institutional culture, to codify what is important to the institution.
We initiate this Guide with a Collection of questions that matter. These questions, reflecting roundtable discussions, can be addressed in an iterative fashion at different stages in the planning process. They are a resource for attention to spaces, be it remodeling, repurposing, building anew, and/or within discussions about other institutional initiatives.

Collection: questions that matter
TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. Are We Prepared to Ask Audacious Questions?
II. Have We Put the Learner/User at the Center of Our Planning?
III. How Can We Capitalize on Relevant National Reports to Advance Our Planning?
IV. How Can We Capitalize on Existing Institutional Assets?
V. What Do We Want Our Learners to Be, Become—Now and into the Future?
VI.What Do We Want Our Spaces to Be, Become—Now and into the Future?
VII. Do We Have a Collective Understanding About How to Plan for “Spaces That Matter”?
VIII. What Do We Need to Know About “Spaces That Matter”?
IX. How Can We Motivate Colleagues and Stakeholders to Share Our Vision?
X. As Our Planning Proceeds, What Do We Want Our Spaces to Be Able to Do, When Will We Be Ready to Think About a Job Description for Spaces We Are Shaping?

(Additional postings to this Collection will be made on a regular basis.)

EXHIBITS:
A. LSC Roundtables
B. LSC Collection: spaces that work
C. SYNTHESIS: LSC Roundtable Transcripts (2016 -2018)