Makerspaces: A Multidepartmental Collaborative Project

Thursday, February 21 | 10:15AM–11:00AM PT | Pacific Promenade - Poster49
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
Has your campus already developed a makerspace, or are you planning a makerspace? If so, this workshop is for you. The instructional technology team at the University of Redlands recently took on a project to establish makerspaces on campus. The project involved the setup of a central makerspace, and collaboration with multiple departments including art, physics, and the library to add minimakerspace locations across the campus. We will discuss lessons learned, scalability, and key strategies that led to the success of this project. Topics will include campus buy-in, funding, cross-departmental collaboration, and technology selection and setup.

Outcomes: Explore key factors involved in the planning, setup, and promotion of a makerspace * Develop a strategy to collaborate among various departments and stakeholders to participate in the project * Discuss ideas on how to connect makerspaces to instructional outcomes * Create a community of practitioners to continue collaboration on makerspaces

Presenters

  • Shariq Ahmed

    Associate Vice President, Academic Tech Services, California State University, Long Beach
  • Iyan Barrera-Sandri

    Computer Lab Supervisor, University of Redlands
  • Cheyne Murray

    Director - Instructional Technology Services, University of Redlands