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OPEN SPACE- “How Will We Make C-Term Awesome?”

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Please join us for an opportunity to share your stories and explore “how will we make C term awesome?”.   We will try some new things, fail at some, find others that work, and learn together.  We can only do this collaboratively with all members of the WPI community – students, staff, and faculty.  

We collected student feedback about their experiences in A and B term. We want to continue to learn and collaborate to find creative solutions for the entire WPI community. This event is sponsored by Art Heinricher, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Rosana Pochat, WPI Senior, Ryan Candy, WPI Senior, and Katie Elmes, Director of Expanded Learning Opportunities in Undergraduate Studies.

The event will be run as an Open Space gathering where everyone who attends is equal and anyone who’s there can add a topic to the agenda.  Read about Open Space here or watch this video to get a taste of the meeting format. (Online Open Space will look different but feel much the same.)  You are welcome to join both days or just one – whatever works with your schedule. 

Be prepared to be surprised at the creative content that emerges from this event.  We can’t make COVID go away, but we can make the spring terms better for everyone at WPI!

If you will be joining us, there are a few things we need from each other to make this work for everyone:

  • Please arrive by 2:15 to engage in the Opening Circle.  This will last about 30 minutes and then you can come and go as needed. The event will last as long as the energy is in the room but will end no later than 6pm. 
  • To have a better experience,  upgrade to Zoom version 5 (or higher) before the event and plan to keep your computer camera turned on.
  • Bring paper or a notebook and a bold marker. (Yep, real paper!)    
  • Engage respectfully and civilly with the community.

To create a free account and RSVP, go to:

We prefer that you RSVP, although you can just join the day of the event.   If you RSVP early, we will email you an overview of the feedback from A and B terms prior to the event.  

Note:  If you want to attend but have concerns about accessibility, please email Katie Elmes at, and we’ll seek to accommodate you.

Please share this event with friends and colleagues. We hope to meet you in the Open Space!

If you are unable to attend this event, be sure to join us at our repeat event on January 26 at 2pm. 

Registration Deadline:
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:00 pm
Katie Elmes