Consensus and Community

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Keck Consultation Reports

Counsel at an Early Stage of Facilities Planning
The Keck/PKAL Consultation Program
On this campus, the Keck/PKAL consultants recognized that the community had moved too quickly to consider new facilities. They recommended a significant ‘step-back’ from thinking about spaces and suggested that a first step in the process of successful facilities planning was to have a broad consensus on goals.


A PKAL essay: Leadership in building a facility for STEM education
Frank G. Rothman
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.
Another Way to Articulate Community
Asking the Right Questions: Toward Building Communities
Community is the spirited enactment of the conviction that ideas are important, and that they gain life when people bring different perspectives to their consideration. Communities embrace a common vision, yet allow— even promote— difficult dialogues. This is the challenge to leaders, within the faculty and the administration, as your planning proceeds.
Characteristics of the Ideal Spaces for Science
Investing in Facilities - The People and the Process: The Role of the Dean
Elizabeth S. Boylan
Planning Spaces that Make a Difference: Critical Questions