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ERIC Number: ED002436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 168
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BRICKS AND MORTARBOARDS, A REPORT ON COLLEGE PLANNING AND BUILDING.
Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
INFORMATION ON THE CURRENT STATUS OF THE COLLEGE CLASSROOM, LABORATORY, LIBRARY, DORMITORY, AND CAMPUS IS PRESENTED. A DISCUSSION OF CLASSROOMS BY MEL ELFIN EMPHASIZES THAT THE NEW CLASSROOM BUILDINGS AND LECTURE HALLS SHOULD ENABLE FEWER TEACHERS TO TEACHER MORE STUDENTS. THIS CAN BE ACHIEVED ONLY IN LARGE TEACHING AREAS OR IN SMALL AREAS WHICH ARE LINKED ELECTRONICALLY. NEW CLASSROOM BUILDINGS SHOULD ACCOMODATE AND ENCOURAGE INDEPENDENT STUDY AND INCLUDE SPACES FOR TRADITIONAL SMALL GROUP AND SEMINAR INSTRUCTION. EXAMPLES ARE GIVEN OF WHAT IS HAPPENING AT VARIOUS COLLEGES TO FURTHER THESE AIMS. A DISCUSSION OF LABORATORIES BY BERNARD ASBELL EMPHASIZES FLEXIBILITY WHICH CAN BE ATTAINED BY NONPERMANENT PARTITIONS AND EXPOSED, WELL-MOUNTED UTILITY FEED LINES. FLEXIBILITY INCLUDES EXPANDABILITY ALLOWANCE FOR CHANGES IN RELATIVE DEMAND FOR CERTAIN SUBJECTS, PROVISIONS FOR EACH DISCIPLINE OF SERVICES IT DOES NOT PRESENTLY NEED, BUT MIGHT NEED IN THE FUTURE, AND AVAILABILITY OF LABORATORIES FOR ALL DEPARTMENTS. A DISCUSSION OF LIBRARIES BY ALVIN TOFFLER EMPHASIZES THE PROBLEMS LIBRARIES FACE IN HOUSING EVER-EXPANDING COLLECTIONS AND IN ACCOMMODATING ALL THE NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVICES THAT HAVE BECOME A PART OF THE MODERN LIBRARY. AUTOMATIC INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, MICROFILMING, READING MACHINES, TEACHING MACHINES, ELECTRONIC CARRELS, CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION, TAPE RECORDERS, AND MOTION PICTURE SCREENS ARE REVOLUTIONIZING THE CONCEPT OF THE LIBRARY. A DISCUSSION OF DORMITORIES BY MARGARET FARMER STATES THAT IN ADDITION TO UNITS NEEDED TO HOUSE EXPANDING ENROLLMENTS, NEW UNITS ARE NEEDED TO CLEAN UP A BACKLOG OF UNSATISFACTORY HOUSING. HOUSE PLAN, CORE PLANS, AND OTHER ARRANGEMENTS WHICH PROVIDE MORE PLEASANT PHYSICAL SURROUNDINGS AND FURTHER EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES BY PROVIDING LIVE OR ELECTRONIC AIDS TO LEARNING ARE REPORTED. A DISCUSSION ON CAMPUS PLANNING BY JAMES J. MORISSEAU EMPHASIZES THEATER, MUSEUMS, RECITAL HALLS, HEALTH CENTERS, COLLEGE UNIONS, AND RESEARCH FACILITIES,. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES LABORATORIES, 477 MADISON AVE., NEW YORK, NEW YORK.
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Authoring Institution: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)