|8:00 AM- 9:00 AM||
Registration and Continental Breakfast
|9:00 AM- 9:20 AM||
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Presented by: Troy LeMaile-Stovall, Chief Operating Officer, University of the District of Columbia
|9:20 AM-10:30 AM||
Towson University—University Union Project
Presented by: David Mayhew, University Architect, Towson University | Kris M. Phillips, Director of Facilities Planning, University of Maryland-College Park
Towson University is the second largest university in the University System of Maryland. Identified as a growth institution, the university student population has grown by more than 40% over the last 20 years to its current student enrollment of 22,000. The University Union building was originally constructed in 1978 for a student population of 9,000, and is now scheduled for a major renovation and expansion. Director of Planning, Kris Phillips, and University Architect, David Mayhew, will describe the role that the University Union building plays in the campus master plan and review the process for planning, programming, and designing its transformation into a new University Union intended to accommodate a larger and more diverse student population.
|10:30 AM-10:45 AM||
|10:45 AM-12:00 PM||
Learning Space Design for the Future Ethnically Diverse Undergraduate Classroom
Presented by: Mary Anne Akers, Dean and Professor, Morgan State University | Jim Determan, Principal, Hord Coplan Macht, Inc. | Christine Hohmann, Professor of Biology, Morgan State University
Research has shown the design of active learning classrooms contributes to enhanced learning outcomes. But will the American demographic change impact this? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans under age 18 will be majority non-white by 2018 - this condition already exists in at least ten states. If the success of active learning classrooms is rooted in peer-to-peer learning what happens when we change the peers? This session will present findings from ground breaking research, funded by an AIA Upjohn research grant.
The study examined to what extent the design of the physical learning space contributes to enhanced learning outcomes in an undergraduate active learning class of ethnically diverse students. The findings are based on data collected from two classrooms where the course content , instructor, pedagogy, and diverse student demographic characteristics were held constant while the physical design of each space varied—one was a traditional, desks-in-rows classroom and the other an active learning, technology-rich classroom. Data were collected by monitoring student activity via videotaped analysis of behavioral characteristics in the classroom as well as through student surveys, focus group interviews, instructor interviews and learning outcomes.
This research provides designers and users of learning spaces evidence that will improve performance of the future ethnically mixed American classroom.
|12:00 PM- 1:30 PM||
Lunch and UDC Student Center Presentation and Tour
Presented by: Patricia Bou, Education Practice Leader, CannonDesign | Roland Lemke, Principal, CannonDesign
|1:30 PM- 2:30 PM||
The University of the District of Columbia Office of Student Development and Success: Re-Framing the Plan
Presented by: William U. Latham, Chief Student Development and Success Officer, University of the District of Columbia | Erik Thompson, Vice President for Real Estate & Facilities Management, University of the District of Columbia
|2:30 PM- 2:45 PM||
|2:45 PM- 3:50 PM||
Student Learning Centers
Presented by: Carol Burbage, Director, Judy E Ackerman STEM Learning Center, Montgomery College | Jerry Marinzel, Senior Associate, Stantec | Brian Oster, Principal, Cho Benn Holback, a Quinn Evans Co.
The presenters will provide a discussion on moving from the needs of a client in a changing academic environment to the final design and construction of a large multi-disciplinary learning center. Discussion to include thoughts on the driving forces behind academia’s interest in developing learning centers, design concepts to consider, and the process from moving successfully from inception to ribbon cutting.
|3:50 PM- 4:00 PM||
Summary and Closing Remarks