Learning Spaces for Undergraduate Mathematics

What kind of learning spaces work for undergraduate mathematics learning communities? This question was posed by an architect with more experience in shaping spaces for learners and researchers in the laboratory sciences. We sent this question to colleagues at MAA (Mathematical Association of America), who forwarded the question to members of the MAA Project NExT. […]

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From the LSC Archives: NSF Distinguished Teaching Scholar Interviews

A collection of reflections by STEM faculty honored almost two decades ago as recipients of the NSF Director’s Award for Distinguished Teaching Scholars. In her role as Founding Director of Project Kaleidoscope, Jeanne L. Narum was commissioned by the National Science Foundation (2001 – 2005) to interview DTS Awardees and prepare a publication for distribution […]

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From the LSC Archives Postings: Essays

The People of Reform At the 2005 PKAL Seminar on Leadership at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, The keynote speaker was William Pulleybank described his work in orchestrating, in 2004, the development of IBM’s Blue Gene super computer, as well as his involvement with the Council on Competitiveness’s National Innovation Initiative (NI). The […]

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Structures for Science: A Handbook for Planning Facilities for Undergraduate Natural Science Communities (PKAL 1995)

The work of the LSC builds on decades of facilities-related initiatives undertaken by Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL), an NSF-funded project (1988) to identify and promote best practices in strengthening undergraduate STEM. The early PKAL leadership group quickly realized that attention to spaces was critical, if larger national goals for undergraduate learning were to be realized. In […]

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Report on Reports II

Transforming America’s Scientific and Technological Infrastructure: Recommendations for Urgent Action Project Kaleidoscope, 2006 The reports cited in these pages present specific recommendations for immediate action by one or many of the stakeholder communities: educational and business leaders, politicians and parents, staff of public and private funding agencies. The highlighted “calls to action” are one beginning […]

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LSC Guide II: 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 […]

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From the Archives: A Portfolio of Questions from LSC Webinars (2010 – 2015)

From the Archives-LSC Webinar Questions 2010-2015 Planning Toward Substantive, Sustainable Transformation of the Undergraduate Learning Environment A Portfolio: Questions extracted and distilled from the archive of LSC webinars A prompt for those responsible for the physical learning environment.

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The LSC Guide: Planning for Assessing 21st Century Spaces for 21st Century Learners

How do you measure return on investment of time, energy and funds expended in shaping and sustaining physical environments serving 21st century learners? How does space influence the nature of the learning experience? How can focusing on what students are to become, on how learning happens drive the process of shaping and sustaining 21st century learning environments? This guide, […]

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