Upcoming LSC Webinars

 

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

 

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

 

December 4, 2017
3:30 - 5:00 pm EST

What do we know about 21st century learners? What do we need to know? What is learner-centered planning?

Facilitators:

  • James Goblirsch, Principal – HGA Architects and Engineers
  • Felix Kronenberg, Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures and Director, Language Learning Center – Rhodes College
  • David Reid, Principal – Gould Evans
  • Eliza Reilly, Executive Director – National Center for Science and Civic Engagement and Research Professor, Department of Technology and Society – Stony Brook University

 

January 22, 2018
3:30 - 5:00 pm EST

What difference do spaces make to learners and learning? How do we know? What difference does attention to spaces make in the broader institutional context? What stories and data will help make our case?

Facilitators:

  • Shirley Dugdale, Principal – Dugdale Strategy LLC
  • Representative from EYP Architecture & Engineering
  • Joan K. Lippincott, Associate Executive Director – Coalition for Networked Information
  • Representative from Shepley Bulfinch