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Design of Learning Spaces at Charles Sturt University is guided by the Charles Sturt University Learning Spaces Strategy that includes pedagogical principles, in consultation with Charles Sturt University Faculties and Division, exploration of global trends and educational research.  There are two significant committees providing oversight:

1. The Learning and Teaching Spaces Improvement Team (LTSIT)

  • Established by Division of Facilities Management to coordinate, review recommendations and manage operational and tactical activities across all campuses regarding the continued improvement of all Learning and Teaching spaces. Incorporating both spatial and technical improvements
  • Engages with key stakeholders across the university, which include:
    • Faculty of Arts and Education
    • Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences
    • Faculty of Science
    • Division of Information Technology
    • Division of Learning and Teaching
    • Division of Student Administration
  • Appoint regular meetings to document proposed works and also to prioritise and schedule works, in order to report to the Learning Environments Committee (LEC)
  • Work with relevant groups and stakeholders to tackle topics of renovating existing spaces and building new spaces by:
    • surveying academic staff on their perceptions of Charles Sturt University spaces
    • auditing actual utilisation and occupant behaviour of spaces
    • developing an evidence-based set of educational principles to inform prioritisation of space refurbishment
    • Work with relevant research relating to student/academic behaviours, learning and teaching in order to guide learning spaces design
    • This committee's role is to consider and endorse recommendations from the LTSIT. The Capital Planning Committee will need to approve funding/priority of recommended capital works within the context of the broader Charles Sturt University Capital Plan. The LTSIT will develop a prioritised improvement plan for on-campus learning spaces.

The following documents guide the coordination, review recommendations and tactical decisions for the team:

  1. Charles Sturt University Learning Spaces Strategy
  2. Academic Compass: Learning Environments Survey
  3. 2017 CSU Learning & Teaching Space Utilisation Report
  4. 2017 CSU Residential School Learning and Teaching Space Utilisation Report
  5. 2017 CSU Residential School Learning and Teaching Subject Analysis Report

2. The Learning Environments Committee (LEC)

The outcome of these two stages and relating documents coalesce into an agenda for reform of learning spaces which includes but not limited to renovating existing spaces, building new spaces and  working within the framework of the principles of the Charles Sturt University Learning Spaces Strategy.

Learning Environments Newsletter 

The Learning Environments Newsletters can be found under Learning Environments Newsletter.

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