Handbook on Facilities
Part 1.4 Leadership and Institutional Vision
- A PKAL essay: Leadership in building a facility for STEM education
- For campus leaders, providing appropriate facilities for science* education represents both a major challenge and a major opportunity. Typically, a new building should last for 30 years; it must therefore provide facilities for the science of the future, which cannot fully be anticipated.
- A PKAL essay: Planning, leadership & community
- The process of reaching a campus consensus on the shape of programs and/or spaces for the future of undergraduate STEM programs in itself can create a healthy community, one that is informed about, sympathetic with, and supportive of, a strong science program.
- A Vision of 21st Century Undergraduate Science and Math at Hamilton College
- This statement from Hamilton College outlines a coherent vision for the sciences across all disciplines, with the specific aim of guiding the planning and building process for new science facilities.
- Hamilton College Departmental Visions
- Mission statements from STEM departments at Hamilton College that were used, in part, to help plan new science facilities on campus.
- Informal Learning in an Emersive Educational Environment
- The learning environment must be seen as a product that needs to be developed. This development includes recognizing a need, understanding the need, proposing solutions to meet the need, introducing the product into service, and measuring the outcomes. Facility design must incorporate this product development and the MIT Learning Lab for Complex Systems provides an excellent example of this. In addition, the MIT Learning Lab boasts unique features such as specialty shop fabrication areas, integrated specialty spaces, and large-scale project areas.
- Vision for the Sciences at St. Olaf College