Learning Space Review

In the first half of 2011, the SEG (University Services) committee and the SEG (Education) committee instigated a University-wide learning and teaching space review.

The purpose of this review was:

  1. To clarify the main categories and existing inventory of University learning space
  2. To assess existing data regarding the current status of learning space inventory in terms of;
    1. Capacity
    2. Usage
    3. Efficiency and effectiveness
  3. To identify gaps in capacity and usage
  4. To identify international benchmarks and their relevance/appropriateness for the University
  5. To provide recommendations on the most appropriate way to integrate and manage shared learning and teaching facilities for all faculties
  6. To provide recommendations for future learning space strategy, planning, development and sustainability in ways that promote engaged enquiry

Contributions to the review incorporated:

  • Over 4500 students who completed surveys in 2010-2011
  • Submissions from all University faculties, the University Library, SRC and SUPRA representative bodies
  • A space inventory analysis through a working group from Sydney eLearning, CIS, ICT, Library and Timetabling
  • A learning and teaching symposium involving invited guest lectures, and a round table discussion hosted by the DVC (Education)

The outcomes of these activities is contributing to campus planning processes for learning and teaching space and helping to shape the nature of services and support that accompany the provision of space.

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