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2 150 BACKGROUND BACKGROUND DATA + PROCESS The development of the Academic Building Components was an integrated and comprehensive process which gathered information from multiple users, advisors and research to determine the educational space visions that are recommended to bring the University into the 21st century. The information in the following section synthesizes information from the following stakeholders: Academic Excellence Sub-Committee Master Plan Technology Sub-Committee Administrative Leadership Student, Faculty and Staff Surveys Student and Faculty Outreach Questionnaires Focus Group Visioning Sessions The Master Plan Technology Sub-Committee held several meetings examining current trends of and projections for the effective use of technology in Higher Education. Sources for these insights include the Educause Review, the Horizon Report, Gartner Report and Campus Technology. The Sub-Committee also produced a survey for faculty, staff and students, the data shown is from this survey which included 508 total responses, made up of: 60% Traditional Undergraduate Students 39% Graduate Students 74% Main Campus Students 26% Regional Campus Students 62% STUDENTS TAKE FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES 40% STUDENTS WOULD PREFER ADDITIONAL HYBRID CLASS EXPERIENCES 96% 90% 77% 40% OF STUDENTS HAVE A LAPTOP OF STUDENTS HAVE A SMART PHONE OF STUDENTS WANT ADDITIONAL TRAINING WOULD TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A TECH-CHECK OUT SERVICE
3 151 LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS LEARNING SPACE COMPONENTS Our physical environment affects how well we work and learn; the spaces at the University of La Verne will express the attitudes, beliefs, and values of the people who shape and inhabit them. There are several components that make up an integrated educational environment; the following sheets will go through imagery and furniture and technology characteristics of these components. Consideration should be given to integrating the following technology components with in the space: Display System Technologies such as projectors, projection screens, LED TV/displays for enhanced visual experience of media presentation of lessons, concepts and ideas. Interactive LED displays for small group presentation and annotation. Digital signage displays used for visual communication of campus news and events, messaging, local weather, interactive maps of campus and local area. Wireless Bring Your Own Device connectivity (BYOD) both wireless and hard wired. 1 SEMINAR ROOM Current Count on Main Campus: 19 Recommended Student Count: sf Videoconferencing systems utilized for face to face collaboration, instruction and distance learning. Sound Reinforcement Systems are a combination of microphones, signal processors, amplifiers, and loudspeakers that makes live or prerecorded sounds louder and may also distribute those sounds to a larger or more distant audience. Assistive Listening Systems (ALS). Essentially they are amplifiers that bring sound directly into the ear. They separate the sounds, particularly speech, that a person wants to hear from background noise. Lecture capture means recording classroombased activities In a digital format that students can watch over the web Provide lecture capture technology accessible via either a computer or mobile device Records the presenters audio and video, as well as any visual aids Laptop, tablet, interactive displays, document camera, visualizer - synchronizes them, and web casts the stream live or archives for on-demand playback. 2 GENERAL CLASSROOM Current Count on Main Campus: 49 Recommended Student Count: sf Small class size connects with the University of La Verne, and is appropriate for select course sections. The furniture should address discussion or lecture format with movable tables, two points of projection and integrated technology. This is the predominant typology used at the University and most classrooms on campus are currently undersized for this number of students. The furniture should reconfigure for lecture and collaborative work.
4 152 LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS 3 LARGE LECTURE Current Count on Main Campus: 3 Recommended Student Count: sf 4 CIRCULATION A variety of large lecture spaces should be provided on campus to provide both fixed and flexible seating, with a minimum of one at each regional campus. All should have capability for distance learning with multiple points of projection and interactive technology. Circulation is the connection and social scene of the University. An active circulation system can encourage creative interactions and chance meetings, since everyone must pass through them. They should be transparent, writable and personalized. 5 DIGITAL LAB Current Count on Main Campus: 11 Recommended Student Count: sf 6 DISTANCE LEARNING LAB Current Count on Main Campus: 0 Recommended Student Count: sf 1200 sf Less flexible, this is a specialized room type still required of every discipline. Used for instruction, this space is augmented by long-term consolidation of the library, CAFE, and dedicated collaborative social space within each academic building. A percentage of seminar and general classrooms in each academic building will have more robust technology, specific acoustics, and adjacent break out space.
5 153 LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS 7 SCIENCE LAB SPACE Current Count on Main Campus: 9 Recommended Student Count: Sf 8 FLEX OR SPECIALTY LAB Current Count on Main Campus: 0 Recommended Student Count: sf Dedicated to specific course work, the number and size of space will depend on the educational vision and the number of majors that require labs. A creative lab or maker space to accommodate future majors in a hands-on environment verses a pure digital lab. 9 HI TECH RESOURCE CENTER Current Count on Main Campus: 1 Recommended Student Count: sf 10 LA VERNE LOUNGE Current Count on any campus: 0 Recommended Student Count: sf Additional Space / (4) Team Rooms: 150 sf each Improved technological training for all University constituents is needed, and the HI is where everyone goes for help. Located adjacent to the La Verne Lounge, or within a new library, this space enhances everyones relationship with technology. Dedicated social space, branded to the University, that promotes collaboration and group work. Monitors, W-iFi, comfortable furniture - this space would be on each floor of an academic building, and in every regional campus.
6 154 SEMINAR ROOM The smaller class size of a Seminar Room connects with the brand of the University. The Seminar space reinforces the type of relationship that is best for the student interaction. As this type of space supports faceto-face interaction, it also strengthens the individual ownership over one s education. The Seminar Room shall support an engaged and connected atmosphere. It is primarily important that this space support and facilitate discussion based instruction. Consistent base technology for learning spaces (see classrooms) Interactive LED Display, touch screen and remote control Sound Reinforcement System / Assistive Listening Systems Plug-and-Play Capabilities Consideration for Video Conferencing Capabilities (audio + video equipment) Conference Phone Room Wizard Scheduling System 500 sf Student Occupancy The layout should facilitate discussion. Therefore, acoustical integrity is important in this space. The environment should be flexible to facilitate multiple configurations. Transparency to adjacent circulation and natural daylighting should be included. The Seminar Room should accommodate teams as a flexspace for team activities or study groups when not in use as a scheduled class. Inclusion of writable wall surfaces is important for group work and discussion based activities. Flexible furniture that allows for easy reconfiguration of the room. Conference style seating around a table, movable tables that can be reconfigured to smaller groups for breakout activities. Tables should be large enough to accommodate student laptops, books and notes. Seating should be comfortable and professional.
7 155 GENERAL CLASSROOM Classrooms must be designed to address academic effectiveness, maximize efficiencies, serve a strategic role in branding and a psychological role in creating a sense of belonging. The Classroom should support blended learning where students are collaborating in a Hybrid Pedagogy, the Classroom must support this type of active learning and teaching style. The classroom is seen as a standard unit that will help faculty anticipate what to expect in terms of technology. Ceiling or Wall mounted projector and screen. Presenter s lectern with annotation tablet/display Interactive LED Display, touch screen Sound Reinforcement System / Assistive Listening Systems Plug-and-Play Capabilities Consideration for Video Conferencing and/or Lecture Capture for a percentage of General Classroom spaces Conference Phone Room Wizard Scheduling System Smart Voting Tools Wall to Wall writable surfaces 900 sf Student Occupancy Agility and controllability are important for the General Classrooms. The space should have the opportunity to control natural light, indirect lighting, temperature and furniture layouts. Acoustically sensitive materials, such as carpet and ceiling systems create a sustainable environment. Flexible furniture that allows for easy reconfiguration of the room Type A, Tables and Chairs to be organized by Groups or a U Shaped configuration. Type B: Individual Chairs and desks that can be configured as a lecture, group or in a loose discussion format. Tables should be large enough to accommodate student laptops, books and notes. Tables should support groups of up to 8 students. Seating should be on casters, comfortable and professional.
8 156 LECTURE HALL The Large Lecture space is primarily important to facilitate a demonstration or lecture from an expert. The larger scale of this space can accommodate multiple functions, including assembly and special event needs. The consistent theme is that these spaces, although less flexible than the General Classrooms, shall enable student engagement by making all feel as though they are in the front row. Ceiling or Wall mounted projector(s) and large format screen(s). Presenter s lectern with annotation tablet/display Sound Reinforcement System / Assistive Listening Systems Consideration for Video Conferencing and/or Lecture Capture for Lecture Rooms Wireless Microphones Conference Phone Room Wizard Scheduling System Smart Voting Tools 2000 sf Student Occupancy The space should be large enough to accommodate simple circulation to seating. Acoustics play a significant role in a larger volume space, creating a balance between daylighting and visual presentations is also important. Consider a flexible seating system that allows for lecture based activities or multipurpose use. The furniture should allow for student-to-student eye contact and faculty to student visibility. Fixed seating with students facing forward Desks or Table surfaces that accommodate student tools; laptop, tablet, notebook, etc. Consider powered tables to support the BYOD environment Faculty demonstration lectern or station with easy access to power/data
9 157 DIGITAL LAB Transitioning from an environment that supports lecture based instructional delivery through computers, the Digital Lab is a space that should be team-centric and an environment where these teams can create content. The Digital Lab shall become a resource space for classes to reserve or use off-schedule. As a technology rich environment, the space supports training that the majority of students want for media creation, photo editing, software understanding and collaboration. The space may double as a Professional Development Center as well. Ceiling or Wall mounted projector(s) and large format screen(s). Presenter s lectern with annotation tablet/display Plug-and-Play LED Display Centers to share individual screen with the group or entire class Laptops and charging cart for the classroom Sound Reinforcement System / Assistive Listening Systems Video Conferencing capabilities at teaming areas Conference Phone Room Wizard Scheduling System 1,600 sf Student Occupancy The Digital Lab should be a technology infused and engaging atmosphere. Similar design characteristics to the General Classroom space, with more emphasis on the Technology in the environment. This environment has no front of the room, as it is a collaborative, team-based learning space. Media Center Stations Movable, Comfortable and Professional Seating Consider Lounge Seating for breakout from techtables Portable Instructor Demonstration or Lectern Station Configuration should allow for the students and computers to be accessible for the teachers to maneuver around the room Access to Scanners + Printers
10 158 DISTANCE LEARNING LAB The Distance Learning Lab will support Face-to-Face, Hybrid and Online Learners - by creating an environment that will raise the engagement level to create a community of equals. The intent of this space is to make long-distance learning feel more like traditional in-person instruction. Over time, Telepresence will become a money saver, as well as an innovation and a convenience - as students will be able to connect to the classroom from any computer anywhere. Multiple cameras to send live 1080p video feeds covering the entire room to the opposite room Projection screen that lets a remote instructor appear life-size in the classroom Screens at the rear of the classroom showing seating in the opposite location LED Display panels on the side walls to show the presentation and/or learning content. Presenter s lectern with annotation tablet/display Sound Reinforcement System / Assistive Listening Systems Conference Phone /Room Wizard Scheduling 1,200 sf Additional Program (Control Room) 200 sf Student Occupancy As a technologically advanced space, the design should allow for access to ceiling space, consider a raised floor system for adaptability. The HVAC in, or above, the space must be moderated and the natural and indirect lighting shall be controllable. Telepresence requires at least (2) locations with a dedicated server hardware and software, bandwidth to support the HD throughout the space and equipment that can deliver high-quality audio and HD video. Future goals may be including Distance Learning in support of live-lab scenarios. Distance Learning: See Digital Lab Video Conferencing: See Seminar Room Telepresence + Lecture Capture: See Large Lecture TELEPRESENCE + LECTURE CAPTURE DISTANCE LEARNING VIDEO CONFERENCING
11 159 SCIENCE LAB The Science Labs should have state of the art lab equipment and technology to ensure the experiments and projects can be completed with ease. The space must be a safe and stimulating working environment. The Lab should support a hands-on instructional pedagogy with an opportunity for one-on-one support or mentorship from peer-to-peer or from student-tofaculty. Ceiling or Wall mounted projector and screen. Presenter s lectern with annotation tablet/display Interactive LED Display, touch screen Sound Reinforcement System / Assistive Listening Systems Plug-and-Play Capabilities Conference Phone Room Wizard Scheduling System Overhead Utilities Access to specialized equipment: hoods, utilities, sinks, safety storage, etc. 1,200 sf Student Occupancy The Science Labs should be flexible environments that move beyond traditional lab stations to a more adaptable atmosphere. The room must be well ventilated with durable materials to coordinate with the lab activities that will occur within these spaces. Discussion regarding equipment storage should occur to determine smaller dedicated or larger shared preparation and storage rooms. Fixed stations are a possibility for certain specialized labs, for most - consider movable tables that can be locked into position. Movable Demonstration Table Consider lecture and discussion environment and how that can be accommodated within the same classroom. With overhead utilities, the table space is clear and can double as a lecture table Stools that are ergonomically designed to accommodate student comfort.
12 160 FLEX LAB A creative lab or maker space to accommodate future majors in a hands-on environment verses a pure digital lab. The flex lab supports the concept of theory to practice in an exploratory environment that accommodates differentiated instructional opportunities. As a space that will support interdisciplinary activities, the Flex Lab is a maker space for incorporating design thinking and the following steps of the process: Research/Deep Dive, Focus, Generate Ideas, Make Informed Decisions, Prototyping Cycle, Collaboration and Creation. Ceiling or Wall mounted projector and screen. Presenter s lectern with annotation tablet/display Interactive LED Display, touch screen Sound Reinforcement System / Assistive Listening Systems Plug-and-Play Capabilities Conference Phone Room Wizard Scheduling System Overhead Utilities Access to specialized equipment: tools, utilities, sinks, safety storage, etc. 1,600 sf Student Occupancy The Flex Lab should be a student-centered environment with stations that encourage an interactive and engaging learning style. Space should be composed of furniture and technology that allow for on-demand reconfiguration. A messy-space, the environment should connect to the outdoors and be a teaching moment showing systems and infrastructure on display. Movable Tables with durable surfaces Seating that is reconfigurable and stackable A variety of furniture from desk height to standing height Movable white boards and/or display systems Movable storage units that can be moved around the lab to accommodate different project based learning activities
13 161 ACADEMIC AND SUPPORT SPACES Moving forward, the University will evaluate the practical use of faculty offices on campus. The idea of designing a faculty office area where faculty can reserve a space when they need to will be looked into as a long-term strategy. Space for adjunct faculty, on and off campus, need resource space to meet with students. Creating a culture of mentorship and collaboration, as the University shifts towards hybrid and on-line instructional models, the faculty role will also change. One-on-one meetings and resource space for technology access will occur in the welcoming HI Tech Resource Center. Stand-alone computer kiosk Shared Media Table Access for teaming Copy, Plotting and Supply needs Conference Phones Plug-and-play capabilities Storage for Laptop Charging Carts Genius Bar for tech support 400 sf Student Occupancy 5-10 Space should be comfortable, welcoming and transparent to surrounding spaces. The center will support technology needs and should be accessible to students and primarily, faculty. Furniture Recommendations Variety of furniture to support individual and small group touch-down activities Soft seating for informal meetings Island Counter for prep work and space to spread out materials Storage needs for faculty
14 162 LA VERNE LOUNGE Dedicated social space, branded to the University, that promotes collaboration and group work. Monitors, wifi, comfortable furniture - this space would be on each floor of an Academic Building, and in every Regional Campus. This area will be equipped with digital tools to provide students with critical program information, events and deadlines. The future of learning will emphasize more group work which will require meeting spaces. Whether a class is offered on-ground, hybrid or online, students will need study rooms, social space and prefunction areas for studying and collaborating. The La Verne Lounge is a hub for online students who may want to come together to interact face-to-face. Plug-and-Play LED Display Centers to share individual screen with the group or entire class Laptops and charging cart for the classroom 1,200 sf Additional Teaming Rooms (4) 150 sf each Student Occupancy The La Verne Lounge must be strategically situated close to the learning spaces, having a strong adjacency to classrooms and labs - this space could be entirely circulation and open space, rather than an enclosed destination in the facility. The technology and furniture will encourage interaction and social connections for students, a place to see and be seen on campus. Soft furniture to support social interaction Large, conference style, table for team meetings and student activity groups Cafe Tables to support events and small social gatherings Movable White-boards Team Rooms: table and chairs for interactive group sessions with writable wall surfaces and technology needs.
15 163 CIRCULATION Learning happens everywhere. The in-between spaces of building facilities should be as intentional as the space that creates them. This collision-rich space supports the culture of the University. The circulation space is also seen as a communication tool for the students, a place to share information, ideas and events. This creates a synergy in the building and allows for a variety of differentiated learning to occur through focus space, collaboration zones or shared informal breakout seating. LED Display to communicate University updates, news and/or deadlines LED Display to share student work and activities Touch-Down spots with powered furniture for easy on the go collaboration. DESIGN CHARACTERISTICS Circulation space should have a significant amount of transparency into the learning environment. By putting the process on display, students become connected and engaged with each other, their campus and the University. The space should be a reflection of the discipline or interdisciplinary program, with branding opportunities to through the use of environmental graphics. Writable surfaces, teaming areas, touch down spots and pull out spaces are important factors when designing the circulation space. Potentially doubling as the lobby of a building, the circulation should allow for gathering and informal discussion. Soft furnishings with durable surfaces that are student and food friendly Furniture may be powered for easy access to charging for student BYOD environments Movable Furniture that can be a breakout space for team activities from the classroom Consideration for other furniture needs such as a bike rack, student activity storage and built in seating may also be considered.