Concurrent Sessions:
Considering the challenges of accommodating technologies

Concurrent Sessions:
Considering the challenges of accommodating technologies

Saturday, September 13, 2003
10:30 - 11:45 am

Presenter:
James W. Perry, Campus Executive Officer & Dean, Professor of Biological Sciences- University of Wisconsin - Fox Valley
Scott Morton, Senior Estimator- Oscar J. Boldt Construction Co.

Abstract:
There is an increasing number of different media and computing technologies available to today's providers of higher education. In planning for the construction of the spaces that are used for undergraduate science education, especially laboratory spaces, an institution must identify the needs of each individual space, the preferences of the faculty, and the expectations of the students. The institution must then evaluate the potential methods of providing for these interrelated needs.

This session will outline the steps an institution should take to insure that they can maximize the value obtained for their construction dollar, create a learning environment that is flexible enough to allow for different pedagogies, and does not preclude the future incorporation of new technologies.

Topics to be covered include laboratory layout and design for both low and high technology requirements, and how to avoid common problems in creating multifunctional spaces.