Proposed action objective:
Design and construct an Information Resources building that promotes and supports interactions among students, faculty, librarians, and technologists for the innovative development and use of information technology for learning and teaching. Increase the number of high-tech multi-media classrooms available on campus; provide small-team collaborative learning spaces supported by high technology; consolidate IT staff into one location in close proximity to Library and Educational Innovation staff; provide space for library stack expansion.
How does this objective contribute to one or more of USD’s overall strategic goals?
This action will “provide integrated learning experiences across educational contexts” (Goal #2) and, by providing an integrated development space for various Arts and Sciences initiatives, will recognize the “privileged place [acknowledged] to the liberal arts and sciences in its undergraduate curriculum” (Goal #4). By supporting the educational innovations activities of faculty, this action will also “[develop] stronger and clearer institutional identity regionally and nationally” (Goal #5).
Who is responsible for implementing and monitoring this objective?
Design: CIO, University Librarian, Vice/Assistant Provost for Educational Innovation, Directors of CLT, CHAT, EDIG, and ad hoc faculty/staff committee working with Facilities and architects.
Fundraising: President, Provost, University Relations, CIO, University Librarian.
Ongoing management: Copley Library, ITS, and Educational Innovation staff.
What steps are necessary to achieve this objective?
- Conceptual design, including visits to other schools currently planning or developing integrated Library/IT educational innovation environments
- Detailed design, working with Facilities and architects on specific features
- Fundraising: marketing concept and opportunities to potential donors, both private and corporate
- Furnishing and equipping
- Move-in and program initiation
What measurable indicator(s) can be used to monitor progress?
- Completion of conceptual and detail design
- Funds raised against construction costs
- Construction progress
- Number of classes and team collaborations scheduled into IR facilities
- Annual report of Copley Library, ITS, and Educational Innovation regarding projects and learning opportunities that resulted from the integrated Information Resources facility
Proposed timeline—what is to be accomplished by:
|2005-06||Building conceptual design completed and agreed upon by December, 2005; Detailed design completed by July, 2006; Fundraising conversations initiated January, 2006.|
|2006-07||Construction estimates completed by September, 2006; Donors or other funding sources identified by January, 2007.|
|2007-08||Construction begins June, 2007.|
|2008-09||Construction complete August, 2008; move-in September 2008.|
|2009-10||Report from first academic year of operation on the impact of an integrated Information Resources environment upon educational innovation and instructional delivery at USD.|
What resources will be required to accomplish this objective?
|Financial||$16M for 48K gross square feet of space.|
|Personnel||Substantial numbers involved in design & construction; no new staffing for operation (other than for educational-support programs proposed independently).|
|Space||Frees up space in Maher, UC, and Serra; adds additional classroom space to USD’s inventory.|
|Technical||Substantial, but included in the building.|