A Report on LSC Session at SCUP-49: Planning for Assessing 21st Century Spaces for 21st Century Learners

Each of the facilitators described how the LSC Guide could inform the work of different members of a planning team. Cathy Wolfe, Director of Campus Planning at George Mason University, identified how diverse members of an academic community could take advantage of the Guide as a major planning resource:

  • Senior administrators, including officers for development and community relations
    … enhancing their awareness of what it takes to create transformational learning experiences, giving them language and rationale for securing financial support from stakeholders at the local, state and federal levels.

  • Administrative officers with responsibility for the learning environment on a campus
    … providing real-world stories from a range of institutions from which a shared language can emerge about best practices in shaping and sustaining a physical environment that enhances student learning

  • Faculty
    … giving them easy access to adaptable examples of creative thinking about spaces that enhance learning, challenging them to think about questions to be asking 

  • Members of campus planning offices, those responsible for planning, designing, constructing and maintaining the physical plant
    … informing their discussions about each stage of the planning process, from initial planning through the evolution of spaces over time. 

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