Facilities Workshop

Workshop Application, Fees & Cancellation

Application deadline: April 20, 2009

Planning Facilities for Undergraduate Science,
Engineering & Mathematics Workshop

Beloit College
Beloit, Wisconsin
June 13 - 15, 2009

Application Process

All workshop activities are designed to build institutional teams informed about and committed to strengthening the undergraduate science and mathematics programs for which they are responsible through the planning and designing of better spaces for science. Participants are highly encouraged to attend as members of an institutional team. Suggested team members include senior administrators with budget authority; other administrators and staff responsible for facilities management, information technologies, development, advancement, and/or curricular planning; and faculty leaders at all career stages with insights and expertise in shaping 21st century learning environments, intellectual and social.

Teams will be selected from applications received by Monday, April 20, 2009. Applications received after April 20 will be considered on a space-available basis.

Information requested on the online application form:

  1. Contact information for team members
  2. Describe the current status of planning new (renovated) spaces for science on your campus. In particular, reflecting one theme of this workshop, how planning for curricular and pedagogical change and renewal influences and is influenced by your planning for new spaces for science.
  3. Tell us who is involved overall in planning your new spaces for science, describing briefly the contribution each is bringing to the process; identify the proposed workshop team. (Note: the ideal team represents different on-campus constituencies and includes someone with budget authority.)
  4. Describe the current ‘vision’ that is driving your planning—what difference will new spaces make, and to whom?
  5. Tell us the one or two burning questions that your institutional planning group would like addressed during the workshop.
  6. The letter of support from the President or Senior Administrator may be faxed to the PKAL National Office at 202-331-1283, or mailed to: PKAL Facilities Workshop; Project Kaleidoscope; 1730 Rhode Island Avenue, NW – Suite 803; Washington, DC 20036.

Teams will be given preference, however individual participants will be accepted as observers, subject to available space. Observers should follow the application procedure outlined above.

Workshop Fees & Cancellation Policy

The application fee for the workshop is $450.00 per person. The fee includes meals and workshop materials. Participants will be invoiced. Project Kaleidoscope accepts payment by check or credit card (Visa or Mastercard only). Participants are responsible for the cost of lodging and travel.

Workshop cancellations must be made in writing to Project Kaleidoscope at applications@pkal.org. Full refunds will be provided to those who cancel by 5:00 pm Eastern on Friday, May 29. Cancellations received after this date will not receive a refund. Full workshop fees will be charged for "no-shows" (no refunds will be given). Registrations are transferable within an institution..


Please call at 202-232-1300 or write to applications@pkal.org