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Thank you so much, Gail!  We are in the beginning stages of design, and your
comments were most helpful!
            Maria

Gail Rowe wrote:

> I like our design very much. It consists of a large l-shaped open area with
> two large and two small work tables, plus a couch and easy chairs, and
> bookcases overflowing with resources. There is one large room with table
> and chairs (and VCR and monitor) for group projects or group tutoring.
> There is a small testing room that also houses our ADA workstation. There
> are three spaces for computers on 4.5' tables so there's lots of room for
> students with their work spread out, working side-by-side or with a tutor:
> one room with five computers, one with three computers (and other stuff)
> and one open alcove with two stations and three study carrels. There is a
> workspace area for networked laser printer, copier, supplies, phone, and
> desk for workstudy. (Plus microwave, coffee-maker and fridge - we are very
> food oriented!) And there are three offices shared by five faculty.  All
> the doors in the LAC have windows in them.
>
> We are located in the Campus Center which also houses the library with us
> on the second floor. On the first floor are the bookstore, snack bar,
> lounges, student services (Admissions, Registrar, Diversity Center, Student
> Senate, etc.), three computer labs, the Math Dept and two classrooms.
>
> The space was originally designed with glass walls for a more open feeling,
> but it was too expensive, and the privacy is nice - less distracting
> probably. Good luck on planning your new space!
>
> Gail A. Rowe, Coordinator
> Learning Assistance Programs
> Southern Maine Technical College
> 2 Fort Road
> So. Portland, ME 04106
> www.smtc.net
>
> Maria McKinney wrote:
>
> >     -What do you like about your location?  What don't you like?
> >     -What do you like about your facilities?  What don't you like?
> >     -How would you change your location on campus?  your facilities?
> >     -How would you change your space logistically?