Event Title

SARUP and Long-term Efficacy

Mentor 1

Mo Zell

Mentor 2

Trudy Watt

Start Date

16-4-2021 12:00 AM

Description

The Department of Architecture currently offers three degree programs: a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, a Master of Architecture, and a PhD in Architecture. Our research initially focused on the steps it would take to implement a new 5-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) program at SARUP. To best understand the student and alumni perspective on certain critical areas of SARUP, we conducted extensive surveys, group discussions, and interviews. Through these methods of research, we discovered that the school lacked a clear identity. This stemmed from a multitude of issues such as race, curriculum management, accountability, standards of work, and student voices. After analyzing the data, we shifted the research on the B.Arch program to focus on creating a stronger school identity. To do this, we proposed a new student committee. This student coalition will create a consistent feedback loop between students, alumni, organizations, faculty, and administration to address greater issues in the school. In turn, the purpose of the student committee will nurture the SARUP identity of student efficacy, collaboration, transparency, and quality. The structure of the committee will be informed by precedent research, via interviews, into existing organizational structures found in architecture programs across the country. Our proposed structure will create a sense of community through interacting, collaborating, as well as establish and utilize a network between various organizations and students throughout all programs at the school.

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Apr 16th, 12:00 AM

SARUP and Long-term Efficacy

The Department of Architecture currently offers three degree programs: a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, a Master of Architecture, and a PhD in Architecture. Our research initially focused on the steps it would take to implement a new 5-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) program at SARUP. To best understand the student and alumni perspective on certain critical areas of SARUP, we conducted extensive surveys, group discussions, and interviews. Through these methods of research, we discovered that the school lacked a clear identity. This stemmed from a multitude of issues such as race, curriculum management, accountability, standards of work, and student voices. After analyzing the data, we shifted the research on the B.Arch program to focus on creating a stronger school identity. To do this, we proposed a new student committee. This student coalition will create a consistent feedback loop between students, alumni, organizations, faculty, and administration to address greater issues in the school. In turn, the purpose of the student committee will nurture the SARUP identity of student efficacy, collaboration, transparency, and quality. The structure of the committee will be informed by precedent research, via interviews, into existing organizational structures found in architecture programs across the country. Our proposed structure will create a sense of community through interacting, collaborating, as well as establish and utilize a network between various organizations and students throughout all programs at the school.