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Why Today's Student Campus Gets a Failing Grade

WHY TODAY'S COLLEGE CAMPUS GETS A FAILING GRADE AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT The average semester HOW STUDENTS SPEND THEIR CAMPUS SPACES REPORT CARD ON-CAMPUS TIME SPACE USED FOR: GRADE GROUP PROJECTS/ COLLABORATION 36% 8% GROUP STUDY STUDYING ALONE 32% STUDYING ALONE 44% 13% LECTURE GROUP STUDY 31% BETWEEN CLASSES / SOCIALIZING 31% LARGE LECTURE 19% ALL GPA * Percentage of students reporting that the space used was effective 17% COLLABORATING Only 29% of students STUDENTS CONSISTENTLY RATE SPACE AS ranked any space INEFFECTIVE & UNINSPIRING 18% SOCIALIZING as "inspirational" XXxXXxX********x*******x** What are students trying to tell us? We want independence & quiet but aren't getting enough of either The classroom isn't Technology is overplayed delivering what we need 71% prefer studying alone Only 13% break out into groups in class Pen and paper is the top rated too. above laptops and wifi 66% prefer quiet But only 39% actually find it How can the campus adapt? TAKE BACK THE LIBRARY INSPIRE Structure spaces to Invest in experiences ensure quiet not just technology RETHINK THE LECTURE Move collaboration into the classroom THE MAJORITY (85%) OF RESPONDENTS WERE AGES 17 TO 28. WHAT CAN THIS TEACH US ABOUT HOW THE NEXT GENERATION WILL APPROACH WORK AND LIFE? Sources: "Changing Course: Connecting Campus Design to a New Kind of Student" a Gensler Design + Performance Report.

Why Today's Student Campus Gets a Failing Grade

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Gensler study on the use of today's campus by US students and their efficiency





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