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Goals and Objectives
About Oswego


1. Embrace pedagogies which are interaction-oriented

2. Foster interdisciplinary flexibility while maintaining the integrity of traditional fields of study

3. Include teaching spaces of various sizes which should be flexible and conducive to engagement (active
rather than passive learning)

4. Foster understanding of the meaning of education within an academic community

5. Encourage the development of problem solving, literacy, critical thinking, and research

6. Include flexible, interdisciplinary, collaborative research spaces and specifically designed discipline-
oriented research and activity spaces


1. The campus should be accessible to all, intuitive and accommodating (Principles of Universal Design)

2. Spaces should be flexible in design including size, lighting levels, furniture, power, network access, etc.

3. Signs, directions, room numbers, and maps are important in both the internal and external environments

4. Buildings will be architecturally and mechanically innovative and sustainable while contributing to a visually interesting, aesthetic, and positive work environment

5. Transportation to, from, and around campus should be accessible, convenient, timely, and safe

6. Facilities should be designed with faculty, students, and staff input

7. Consideration will be given to environmental and physical location (especially lake views and winter

8. Campus architecture should reflect and /or include designs that pay homage to or connect with the
college’s storied past, its histories and educational philosophy

Academic Community

1. Provide spaces designed for formal and informal extracurricular academic interaction between and among faculty and students

2.Make paths that cross, while providing campus traffic patterns that are convenient and that create interaction among the community

3. Provide for separate informal faculty spaces

4. Provide dedicated departmental spaces for both scheduled activities and informal unscheduled uses


1. Information technology should be reliable, pervasive, consistent, flexible, scalable, and organizationally supported

2. Technological capability for remote, synchronous and asynchronous delivery is important in campus

 Last Updated: 9/8/10