Why is this project necessary?
To provide increased support service space to help more/diverse students become work ready. The Need:
- Since 2009, enrollment in general education courses has increased an incredible 43%, creating a need for additional flexible space for instruction and academic support.
- Academic support needs of students have increased dramatically and dedicated space is needed for supplemental instruction, tutoring and educational support to meet the diverse and growing needs of students.
- Collaborative work space is needed to support learning outside of the classroom. Technology-enhanced flexible learning spaces are needed for student and faculty collaboration and collective problem-solving, skills that are required by today’s employers.
- Provide collaborative and flexible workspace for students and staff that models today's workplace expectations.
- Create a modern library and student support space reflective of today's access to information.
- Add classroom and lab space to support almost 50% growth in general studies in recent years, including adult basic education and ELL.
This project will remodel the current general education space on the second floor of the Appleton campus and will add new space on the first and second floors to include additional classrooms as well as academic advising, support skill development, tutoring, testing centers, disability services and library resources. Modernization and expansion of the current library space will also be incorporated into this project.
Proposed Conceptual Plan (as of September 2012):Outside View: Click on preliminary image to view larger.
Interior View:Click on preliminary image to view larger.