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Libraries as Informal Learning Spaces— excerpt from the first Chapman Prize Report + Call for 2013 Prize

Libraries as Informal Learning Spaces— excerpt from the first Chapman Prize Report + Call for 2013 Prize | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
The Call for the 2013 Perry Chapman Prize is live through May only. Respondents are asked to address the question: 
How does the physical campus support instit…
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SCUP will soon publish the monograph, "Research on Learning Space Design: Present State, Future Directions," by Susan Painter, Janice Fournier, Caryn Grape, Phyllis Grummon, Jill Morelli, Susan Whitmer, and Joseph Cevetello. This team received the 2012 Perry Chapman Prize to support their work.


From the introduction to the report from the 2012 recipients:


"Although several hundred articles and a number of books on these topics had been written by the fall of 2012, the field is still at an early stage of development. A first step in creating value from this existing body of work is to gather, summarize, and evaluate how far the field has come in identifying the elements that will allow us to thoughtfully design learning spaces and evaluate their impact. This was the purpose of the project being reported here: a literature review undertaken by a small group of researchers and campus architects/planners who had applied for and been awarded a small grant from the Perry Chapman estate, administered through the Sasaki Foundation in honor of M. Perry Chapman and administered by the Society for College and University Planning."


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Library spaces - "The researchers used mapping exercises, student-gathered photographs, surveys, interviews, and design charrettes. Their findings paint a detailed picture of students’ study lives that has implications for institutions that want to make the library relevant to those lives: 

Students are highly scheduled and on the go all of the time. There is no “average” day for a student. Academic, social, recreational, work, volunteer, and personal activities are all in the mix and each day is different. They eat on the go and carry their belongings with them, although they don’t carry their laptops. Students’ schedules are “offset” from librarians’ schedules. Students study in the library, at home/in their dorms, and in the computer lab. They use computer technology throughout the day and in multiple locations.

 The researchers also reported results from the design charrettes that show student needs and preferences:

Flexibility: spaces that meet a variety of needs. Students want to move easily among the spaces. Group and individual study areas are important, as are spaces to relax, a café, and computing and media viewing areas.   Comfort: spaces that provide comfort and have a “family room” atmosphere. This includes easy access to coffee and food, natural light, and an environment with soothing textures, sounds, and great warmth. The space should support sitting, slouching, putting one’s feet up, and lying down.  Technology: technology and tools should be intuitively integrated into the space. This includes high-end technology such as media players, smart boards, and plasma screens as well as low-tech items such as power outlets, staplers, and three-hole punch tools.Staff support: Students rarely made distinctions between the types of staff they needed in the library; rather, they expected to interact with a generic staff member who would be able to provide reference assistance, check out materials, answer IT questions, and brew a great latte. There were very few mentions of a reference or information desk. Librarians cannot assume that they know how students do their academic work or what they need.Resources: students included library materials in their designs, ranging from academic and reference books to leisure magazines and DVDs.  " Ackn. SCUP
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SCUP Updates and Deadlines

Learn about upcoming deadlines and announcements.

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Face-to-Face Events for

Higher Ed Planning Professionals!

 

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Upcoming events:
 
 
 

 March 19–21, 2017 | University of Washington | Seattle, WA

SCUP 2017 Pacific Regional Conference
GAME CHANGERS: Leveraging the Unexpected and Making the Most of It!

 

March 19, 2017 | Seattle, WA
Planning Institute 1
Laying the Groundwork for Strategic Planning
 
April 2, 2017 | Princeton, NJ
Planning Institute 1
Laying the Groundwork for Strategic Planning

 

April 2–4, 2017 | Hyatt Regency | Princeton, NJ
SCUP 2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
Necessity is the Mother of REinvention

 

April 18, 2017 | St. Louis, MO
Planning Institute 1
Laying the Groundwork for Strategic Planning

 

April 19–20, 2017 | St. Louis, MO
Planning Institute 2
Developing and Implementing a Strategic Plan
 
July 8–12, 2017 | Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC
SCUP–52, SCUP's Annual, International Conference
We Strengthen and Transform Higher Education
 
 
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‘I’ll be in Canada': More students are looking to head north

‘I’ll be in Canada': More students are looking to head north | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Canada has been attracting more international students—both from the US and abroad.

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In Wisconsin, innovation does what budgets can’t

In Wisconsin, innovation does what budgets can’t | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A look at UW-Flex, an online competency-based program developed by University of Wisconsin.

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Meaningful Work: What Leaders Can Learn from NASA and the Space Race

Meaningful Work: What Leaders Can Learn from NASA and the Space Race | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Having trouble motivating your staff to implement your plan? New research on employee communications may have you change the way you talk about goals.

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Can an Investment in Instruction Improve a College’s Bottom Line?

A new white paper explores whether improvements in instructional quality can increase an institution's net revenue.

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For Pi Day, key figures on math and education in the U.S.

For Pi Day, key figures on math and education in the U.S. | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

In honor of Pi Day, some facts about math and education in the US.

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Hopkins hires hundreds in Baltimore, seeking to strengthen community

Hopkins hires hundreds in Baltimore, seeking to strengthen community | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

In dedicated effort to strengthen its local economy, Johns Hopkins has hired hundreds of workers from distressed Baltimore neighborhoods.

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Conversations With College Students on a Politically Divided Campus

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Students at one university started a "Civil Discourse Society" to have open, respectful conversations about politics.

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Transforming college into a hub of lifelong learning: Northeastern University’s Level bootcamp

Transforming college into a hub of lifelong learning: Northeastern University’s Level bootcamp | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

How one university is "future-proofing" itself by innovating around lifelong learning.

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3 Short-Term Measures for Showing Whether College Reform Will Work

3 Short-Term Measures for Showing Whether College Reform Will Work | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

How can you tell in the short-term if your student success initiative will work in the long-term? A new report identifies three measures that do just that.

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3 Ways Colleges Are Utilizing the Internet of Things

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Here's how colleges are using connected devices to improve learning and serve students better.

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Closing the skills gap: Creating workforce-development programs that work for everyone

Closing the skills gap: Creating workforce-development programs that work for everyone | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A research-based, systems approach to preparing people without college degrees for jobs with promising career paths.

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Program management market expands to the boot camp space

Program management market expands to the boot camp space | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

More companies are forming to help higher ed institutions open and manage online boot camps.

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Google Hopes To Hire More Black Engineers By Bringing Students To Silicon Valley

Google Hopes To Hire More Black Engineers By Bringing Students To Silicon Valley | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Howard University has teamed up with Google to open Howard West—a small training program at Google headquarters that aims to increase the number of black employees in the tech sector.

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Incentives Don’t Help People Change, but Peer Pressure Does

Incentives Don’t Help People Change, but Peer Pressure Does | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Incentives might give short-term results, but for lasting change, few things work better than peer pressure.

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This College Alternative Only Makes Money If You Make A Salary

This College Alternative Only Makes Money If You Make A Salary | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

MissionU, a cross between boot camp-style learning and traditional higher ed, only charges students 15% of their pre-tax income for 3 years after they graduate.

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Trump's Budget Blueprint Pinches Pennies For Education

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What Trump's proposed budget means for education funding in the US.

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National Survey Shows High Rates Of Hungry And Homeless Community College Students

National Survey Shows High Rates Of Hungry And Homeless Community College Students | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Researchers found that one third of community college students go hungry and 14 percent are homeless.

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A survey was done by the University of Wisconsin and t the rates of hungry and homeless students at community colleges across the country are higher than previously thought. The results show that one third of community college students go hungry and 14 percent are homeless. Students go through years of schooling just to go to college, receive a degree, and work for the rest of their lives. As kids we were always taught to do what we want to do in life, some of us want to be college graduates with a good career that pays well, the country is making it difficult for us college students to reach our goal. Yes there is a lot of scholarship offerings, grants, and loans that we can receive, but the cost of college is just too high that even with the help, students are still dropping out and even becoming homeless. 
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Training Students to Outpace Automation

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Community colleges and technical schools are adding "soft skills" like communication, critical thinking, and time management to their technical instruction.

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DACA, One Student's Story

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More than 750,000 young people have registered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Many, like college senior Daisy Romero, worry about their future in the U.S.

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The Right Way to Start a Meeting

The Right Way to Start a Meeting | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Want to have a more productive meeting? Try these 6 tips for starting your meeting off right.

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A look at historically black colleges and universities as Howard turns 150

A look at historically black colleges and universities as Howard turns 150 | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

As Howard University celebrates its 150th anniversary, learn more about America's historically black colleges and universities and the students who attend.

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Transforming college: What can leaders do?

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Five institutions that are innovating against the interlocking challenges facing higher ed—affordability, access, business model, and the shifting demands of the workforce.

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Perspective: How higher education made President Trump

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Did higher ed play a role in the working-class anger that fueled Trump's victory?

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A Refresher on Discovery-Driven Planning

Has your institution decided to pursue a brand-new initiative? Then your normal planning practices might not work. An overview of discovery-driven planning explains why it's a great way to implement out-of-the-box ideas.

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Managing Higher Ed Disruption Through Planning

Managing Higher Ed Disruption Through Planning | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Want your institution to be ready to handle whatever comes its way? Then build relationships.

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