The Final Report of the UMass Dartmouth Learning Commons Planning Committee has been released. The committee was formed in the Fall of 2007 with three co-chairs Magali Carrera (Professor of Art History), Donna Massano (CITS), and Sharon Weiner (Library). The committee was given the following charge:
“The UMass Dartmouth Learning Commons (LC) Planning Committee will develop plans for the services, technology, resources, and space for the LC on the first and second floors of the Claire T. Carney Library. The LC will be an interdisciplinary collaborative learning space that will provide seamless access to resources, technology, and people to support teaching, learning, and research. The LC will advance the University mission to be “actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research” and will help to fulfill the University’s vision of “providing a personalized academic environment where the scholarly research and creative activities of faculty and graduate students are interwoven with the undergraduate experience.” It will also advance the vision of providing “enhanced technological capabilities for the delivery of our educational and outreach programs.” As an integrated environment that fosters engagement, collaboration, and discovery, the LC will meet the changing and emerging needs of teaching, learning, and scholarship at UMass Dartmouth.”
The next phase of planning will be the formation of three new teams: LC Management Team, Transition Team, and Implementation Team.
See the UMass Dartmouth Learning Commons Planning Committee Final Report for full details.