Upcoming LSC Meetings

LSC events and activities are grounded in the LSC goal to shape an emerging national community of practice: one that recognizes its responsibility to work toward a common language about learners and learning as a critical step in shaping 21st century learning spaces that serve 21st century learners.

The LSC involves a diverse cadre of stakeholders. LSC events and activities are designed by and intended for this diverse community of academic administrators, faculty in all disciplines, architects and other design professionals, representatives of national educational and professional societies.

May 4, 2017


  • Robert Beichner, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor of Physics and Director of the NCSU STEM Education Initiative - North Carolina State University
  • William R. LaCourse, Dean, College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences - University of Maryland Balitmore County
  • Jeanne L. Narum, Principal - Learning Spaces Collaboratory​
  • Robin Wright, Head, Department of Biology Teaching and Learning and Editor-in-Chief, CourseSource- University of Minnesota

The LSC will develop a packet of materials from 2016 and 2017 Roundtables that illustrate how priorities of the Division of Undergraduate Education at NSF- engaged student learning and institutional and community transformation- are served by attention to planning the physical environment for 21st century learners:

NSF Program Solicitation: NSF 15-585

Priorities include educating students to be leaders and innovators in emerging and rapidly changing STEM fields as well as educating a scientifically literate populace. Both of these priorities depend on the nature and quality of the undergraduate education experience.

The impact of spaces on learning will be illustrated by photos from the architectural portfolios that are part of the Roundtable experience.


May 18, 2017
(Roundtables are by invitation.)


June 7, 2017
(Roundtables are by invitation.)


June 9, 2017 (tentative)
(Roundtables are by invitation.)


June 22, 2017
(Roundtables are by invitation.)