Tonight, the WSA passed Resolution 5.37, creating a Working Group on Informal and Formal Academic Learning Spaces. This resolution will allow the working group to explore how to better utilize the academic spaces we have on campus. Informal learning spaces are spaces in which students can study, conduct group projects, work in groups, etc., such as the 24-hour study space in Exely Science Center. Formal learning spaces are spaces in which regular classes are conducted. The working group will use the Sasaki Report, a study done last year by an outside consulting firm to assess how Wesleyan could better utilize spaces around campus. Examples of spaces on campus that need improvement would be the spaces in Olin; there are many unused, open rooms within the library that can be better utilized. This working group is open to anyone who is interested in exploring how we can use spaces more effectively. In order to be part of the working group, please email me at nkahan(at)wesleyan. You can find the resolution here.
Author: Noah Kahan '19