From the LSC Archives - Learning spaces that work:

  • Clearly reflect educational goals for the curricular and co-curricular programs within an overall institutional framework, for the immediate and the long term
  • Recognize the increasingly social character of learning, research and teaching by facilitating productive interaction between and among students and faculty
  • Acknowledge the role of serendipity in learning by including spaces for exploiting the unplanned, teachable moment
  • Are so inviting, safe, and well-equipped that they are used by the community most hours of the day, most days of the week, that they give the community a sense of ‘home’
  • Anticipate the future by being open to change, allowing experimenting with new  research-based programmatic, pedagogical, and technological initiatives.
  • Respect and add distinction to the community of learners they serve.
  • Reflect an institutional awareness of the world beyond the campus in which students will live and work upon graduation.
  • Contribute to the humanity of the campus.

(Project Kaleidoscope Volume  III.  1995. Adapted)