Arriving at spaces for science that serve your community well for years to come requires both knowing what questions to ask and having a vision of what might be. We present a series of questions raised by institutional teams entering into the planning process, as well as a statement of the collective vision of PKAL leaders about the ideal 21st century science building, accompanied by a survey which can be used by individual campuses to determine their collective vision about facilities that serve their community.
College faculty should recognize that their students are bridges that link their world to the high schools: high school teachers pass students on to college, and many of those same students prepare in college for careers as teachers. The natural science community bridges the gap between levels of schooling.
As the Yale Freshman Address, this speech by President A. Bartlett Giamatti describes how liberal education, which develops the search for "seeing the truth humanely and wholly," defines a great university.
Selected quotes by Jose Ortega Y Gasset reflect on the importance of defining an institutional mission and of restoring "enlightenment" to university teaching in order to cultivate educated men and women.