2009 PKAL Workshop on Undergraduate Learning Spaces

Agenda

Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009
   
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. FACILITIES TOUR (Optional)
Meredith College Science & Mathematics Building
Bus departs from Millenium Hotel for Meredith at 9:30 a.m.
   
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. REGISTRATION
Atrium of French Family Science Center
   
2:00, 2:30 p.m. Bus from Hotel to Campus
   
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

PLENARY SESSION I

Opening: Welcome; Introductions; Expectations

Snapshot Tour: Spaces that Work-In Serving Learning

Workshop facilitators and participants will examine examples of contemporary spaces for learning considering how these spaces reflect answers to questions about student learning, faculty teaching, sustainability, etc. Spaces to be explored include those serving undergraduate students and faculty in STEM fields, as well as the formal and informal learning spaces that serve all members of the campus community of learners (e.g., classrooms, laboratories, information commons, technology-enhanced learning spaces, etc.)

Questions to be explored:

  • what vision of how 21st century learners learn is implied/explicit in this space
  • what kind of planning needed to happen to arrive at this space?

Panel: The People and the Process

    Wendy Newstetter, Director of Learning Sciences Research, Department of Biomedical Engineering -Georgia Institute of Technology
    Jeffery T. Niesen, Vice President for Construction Management -The Boldt Company
    Joan K. Lippincott, Associate Executive Director -Coalition for Networked Information
    L. Paul Zajfen, Principal - CO Architects

Workshop facilitators will describe best practices for mobilizing an effective planning process for shaping and reshaping learning spaces that work.
   
4:40 – 5:30 p.m.

CLUSTER SESSION I

Periodically throughout the workshop, teams will meet in clusters with consulting workshop facilitators to work on their individual roadmaps for action.

   
5:45 – 6:20 p.m. RECEPTION
   
6:30 – 7:25 p.m. DINNER
   
7:35 – 8:45 p.m.

PLENARY SESSION II
Thinking about the Relationship of Learning and Space

    Elliot Felix, Associate Director-DEGW
    Wendy Newstetter, Director of Learning Sciences Research, Department of Biomedical Engineering -Georgia Institute of Technology

This presentation builds on the work at Georgia Tech in shaping problem-based learning spaces, and is an introduction to and outline of larger efforts to think deeply about the relationship of learning and space. (The Tech PBL experience will be described more fully in a Saturday break-out.)

9:00 p.m. Bus from Campus to Hotel
   
   
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2009
(breakfast at hotel; other sessions at Duke)
   
7:30 – 8:15 a.m.

BREAKFAST AT HOTEL

Tables will be identified for ‘birds-of-a-feather’ for participants in similar spheres of responsibility and/or addressing similar planning challenge to have informal, self-generated discussions. (bus to campus: 8:30 a.m.)

8:30 a.m. Bus from Hotel to Campus
   
8:45 – 9:40 a.m.

BREAKOUT SESSION I: SPACES FOR LEARNING

Breakout I-A: Problem-based Learning (PBL)—The Perspective of the Academic

    Wendy Newstetter, Director of Learning Sciences Research, Department of Biomedical Engineering -Georgia Institute of Technology

Breakout I-B: Student-centered Active Learning Environments/Undergraduate Programs (SCALE-UP—The Perspective of the Academic

    Robin Wright, Associate Dean for Faculty & Academic Affairs, College of Biological Sciences -University of Minnesota

Breakout I-C: 21st Century Learning Environments that Serve Contemporary Student Learning Goals—The Perspective of the Architect

    L. Paul Zajfen, Principal - CO Architects

       
    9:40 – 10:00 a.m. BREAK
       
    10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

    PLENARY SESSION III
    The Duke University Story: The Link and New Science Spaces

      Robert L. Byrd, Associate University Librarian, Duke University Libraries - Duke University
      Ron Eiswerth, Associate Principal -RMJM Hillier
      Edward D. Gomes, Jr., Associate Dean for Technology Services, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences-Duke University
      Tom Kearns, Principal-Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott
      Carole Wedge, President -Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott
      Lee W. Willard, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Planning, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences-Duke University

    Introducing the Duke University experience with shaping and reshaping spaces for undergraduate learning learning: The ‘Link’ and new science spaces

       
    11:00 – 11:55 a.m.

    BREAKOUT SESSION II: SHAPING & RENOVATING SPACES

    These sessions expand on the Duke experience and on shaping spaces that enhance community of learners and enables technology-enhanced learning.

    Breakout II-A: Accommodating Information Technologies—The Perspective of the Academic

      Edward D. Gomes, Jr., Associate Dean for Technology Services, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences-Duke University
      and Colleagues

    Breakout II-B: Formal Technology-enhanced Learning Spaces—The Perspective of the Architect

      Tom Kearns, Principal-Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott
      Carole Wedge, President -Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott

    Breakout II-C: Informal Technology-enhanced Learning Spaces—The Perspective of the Architect

      Ron Eiswerth, Associate Principal -RMJM Hillier
       
    12:10 – 12:50 p.m. LUNCH & TIME FOR TEAMS
       
    1:00 - 2:00 p.m. GUIDED TOURS OF DUKE LEARNING SPACES INCLUDING THE LINK TEACHING & LEARNING CENTER
       
    2:20– 3:10 p.m.

    PLENARY SESSION IV
    Spaces that Work—In Serving Sustainability

      Jeffery T. Niesen, Vice President for Construction Management -The Boldt Company
      Panel of Architects

    Following an introduction to issues, panelists (and participants) will discuss photos that illustrate the outcome of a planning process that was an integrated, campus-wide effort to bring environmental issues and concerns into the planning process at all stages. The questions from the opening plenary will be adapted:

    • what vision of 21st century environmental stewardship/sustainability is explicit in this photo?
    • what was the planning process by which this space evolved and was realized?
       
    3:10 – 3:20 p.m. BREAK
       
    3:20 – 4:10 p.m.

    BREAKOUT SESSION III: SUSTAINABILITY

    Breakout III-A: The people and the process—The perspective of the architect

      Timothy F. Winstead, Principal & Director of Science & Technology -Freelon Group

    Breakout III-B: The people and the process—The perspective of the architect

      Mark W. Sealy, Principal - B J A C

    Breakout Session III-C: The people and the process—The perspective of the construction manager

      John Huggett, Project Manager - The Boldt Company
      Jeffery T. Niesen, Vice President for Construction Management -The Boldt Company
       
    4:20 – 5:00/5:30 p.m.

    CLUSTER SESSION II & TIME FOR TEAMS

    This will be a time for continued cluster conversations, time for teams to work alone. There will be opportunities to schedule individual team meetings with participating architects.

    5:00 p.m. Bus from Campus to Hotel and to NCCU Tours
       
    5:15 - 7:00 p.m.

    FACILITIES TOURS (Optional)
    North Carolina Central University’s BRITE Center and Mary M. Townes Science Center

    7:00 p.m. Bus from NCCU to Hotel
       
    EVENING ON YOUR OWN

       
    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2009
    (all sessions at the hotel)
       
    7:45 – 8:30 a.m. BREAKFAST & TIME FOR TEAMS TO WORK ON ROADMAP
       
    8:35 – 9:30 a.m.

    PLENARY SESSION V
    From Audits to Assessment

      Moderator:
      Joan K. Lippincott, Associate Executive Director -Coalition for Networked Information

      Panelists:
      Elliot Felix, Associate Director-DEGW
      Edward D. Gomes, Jr., Associate Dean for Technology Services, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences-Duke University
      Susan Whitmer, Education Solutions Integrator -Herman Miller for Education

    From audits to assessment: how to integrate into the planning process the means for ongoing assessment of the impact of spaces on student learning, faculty productivity and institutional effectiveness.

    Questions to be explored:

    • How does an institution create a measurable goal(s) for a project?
    • How does the institution measure progress towards or achievement of the goal?
       
    9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

    PLENARY SESSION V, continued

    Considering opportunities for ‘quick fixes,’ ‘sandboxing,’ and setting the stage for the involvement of design professionals. Panelists will share "good ideas" related to assessment followed by participant Q&A. Teams will have time to discuss assessment questions as it relates to their roadmaps.

       
    10:20 – 11:00 a.m..

    CLUSTER SESSION III

    Each team reports out on its roadmap for action within its cluster.

       
    11:05 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

    PLENARY SESSION VI
    Reporting-out & Closing Remarks

    Posters prepared by each team are posted for review by all workshop participants. Best ideas noted. Closing remarks by workshop facilitators.

    12:30 p.m. Bus from Hotel to RDU Airport