Seeking Faculty Feedback on Campus Makerspace
The University Library and a representative group of campus faculty and staff have been working since the summer to begin conceptualizing a campus makerspace to be created in the Kellogg Library. A makerspace is generally defined as “a place in which people with shared interests can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment and knowledge.” Makerspaces provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering. A makerspace is not solely a science lab, woodshop, computer lab or art room, but may contain elements found in all of these familiar spaces. Two examples of library makerspaces in the CSU are SDSU’s BuildIT and Sonoma State University Library’s Makerspace.
The group is seeking feedback from CSUSM faculty who are developing and teaching courses using a maker pedagogy through the feedback form. We appreciate your contributions to shaping the future of our campus makerspace.
For questions, please contact Dean Jennifer Fabbi at firstname.lastname@example.org.