Planning Facilities that Serve the Undergraduate STEM Learning Environment
February 12 - 13, 2009
Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Coon Rapids Campus
Audience: The workshop was open to institutions in early stages of planning and/or moving forward in the planning process. Institutions were encouraged to send a team of planners that includes STEM faculty and administrative colleagues from facilities, finance, technology services, and academic affairs.
Agenda: The workshop was an opportunity for your team to work through the various stages of planning, both in plenary and break-out sessions. These sessions were facilitated by academics and architects who are experienced PKAL workshop leaders: Jeanne Narum, Director of PKAL, Jim Swartz, PKAL Consultant and Grinnell College, Zibby Ericson, Principal, Kahler Slater, Brenda Lyseng, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and Jon Crump, Principal, Leo A Daly.
They worked with participating teams to explore issues such as how to:
- plan teaching and learning spaces that accommodate inquiry-based pedagogies, reflect research in the learning sciences, facilitate student collaboration, and enable faculty to effectively use information technology
- plan a facility that will meet institutional goals of sustainability
- plan spaces that are welcoming destinations for all students, and signal the value the institution places on learning, teaching, and research in STEM fields
- plan spaces for teams of STEM faculty and undergraduates engaged in interdisciplinary collaborations and undergraduate research
Each institutional team developed a 'planning agenda for action' during the workshop.
Thursday, February 12
2:00 - 3:00 Registration and Refreshments
3:00 - 3:15 Welcome, Logistics, and Expectations
3:15 - 5:00 Setting the Stage: Snapshots & Questions to Ask Powerpoint (PowerPoint 68.4MB Mar3 09)
What questions is your team asking? What should you be asking?
5:00 - 5:45 Cluster Session: Campus Team Time with Similar Teams
What is your vision? your goals? What is needed to accomplish your goals?
5:45 - 6:45 Dinner
7:00 - 7:20 The MnSCU Context Powerpoint (PowerPoint 19.3MB Feb4 09)
Led by Sally Grans-Korsh,System Director of Facilities Planning & Programming, MnSCU
7:20 - 8:30 Telling Your Story - Century College
What story do your facilities tell?
Friday, February 13
8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 - 9:15 Phases of Planning and Design Powerpoint (PowerPoint 3.7MB Mar3 09)
10:15 - 10:40 Networking Time
10:40 - 11:30 Sustainability and Renovation Powerpoint (PowerPoint 5.4MB Mar3 09)
11:30 - 11:50 Lessons Learned - Southwest Minnesota State University
Led by Betsy Desy, Dean, and Cindi Holm,Facilities Director
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch, Tour of ARCC labs
1:45 - 2:30 Built Pedagogies Powerpoint (PowerPoint 12.1MB Mar3 09)
2:30 - 3:30 Consulting Time
3:30 - 4:15 Campus Team Time: Agenda for Action
4:15 - 5:00 Reporting Out Campus Action Plans (Microsoft Word 36kB Mar3 09)
Pre-workshop Requirement: We asked that each institutional team complete the assignment (Microsoft Word 37kB Jan12 09).
Questions? Contact Brenda Lyseng, STEM Project Specialist at the Office of the Chancellor at 651-649-5773 or firstname.lastname@example.org.