Although Hurricane Irma halted progress, the new 63,000-square-foot library opened just a month behind schedule. It now provides students with space for using technology and overseeing building projects.
Like their peers on campus, students enrolled in online programs benefit when they feel included in a community. Colleges cater to this population by offering in-person special events and extended office hours.
We hear it all the time—complaints about the inefficiency of public higher education in Massachusetts. These complaints are often based on the incorrect assumption that providing students with a choice—the choice of where, when, and what to study is necessarily inefficient. How do we provide choice in an efficient way? I’ll answer that from my corner of public higher education.
The Ringling College of Art and Design’s campus in Sarasota, Florida, has given the Alfred R. Goldstein library its own three-story structure in the heart of the campus.
As the trend in active learning classrooms has accelerated internationally, colleges in the U.S. can learn from the cutting-edge classroom design and technology that other countries have built.