Document Type


Publication Date



The Learning Commons Task Force developed a comprehensive and integrated vision for the UW Tacoma Learning Commons, thinking broadly and creatively about how best to enhance the student experience to maximize student persistence and success. The Task Force considered how to integrate technology, support, and consultative services in a central and seamless learning environment for all members of the UW Tacoma community as a source of information resources and assistance.

The Task Force was charged to envision a transformative, impactful, and integrated physical space that puts learning, discovery, and creative works at its core. The Task Force included representatives from units across campus and produced this document outlining guiding principles that aligned with the UW Tacoma mission and strategic plan.


Task Force Members:

  • Serin Anderson, Collections and Budget Librarian, Library
  • Tim Bostelle, Head, Library Information Technology, Library
  • Colleen Carmean, Assistant Chancellor, Academic Innovation
  • Dwayne Chambers, Associate Director, Quantitative Center, TLC
  • Rebecca Disrud, Associate Director, Writing Center, TLC
  • Kathleen Farrell, Director, Student Planning and Administration, Student and Enrollment Services
  • Jamal Gabobe, Media and Visual Resources Technician, Library
  • Suzanne Klinger, Head, Reference Services, Library
  • Kathleen Monks, Head, Instruction Services, Library
  • Lauren Pressley, Director and Associate Dean, UW Libraries
  • Jill Purdy, Interim Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  • Elizabeth Sundermann, Faculty, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
  • Hannah Wilson, Access Services Manager, Library