While there are several classrooms across campus suitable for the use of active learning, the vast majority are designed with either fixed rows of attached seating or large, difficult to move desks traditionally arranged in columns facing one direction. These more traditional classroom designs do little to inspire the collaborative, active and group learning promoted by this QEP.
In order to increase the availability of active learning classrooms across campus, a QEP Effective Learning Spaces Team will examine which existing classrooms to convert to rooms more conducive to active learning. This team is in charge of:
- Submitting requests for two classrooms to be redesigned each year with QEP funds
- One with minor updates such as furniture
- One with major renovations such as construction and new technology
- Determining designs that will be most beneficial to the classes being taught in those rooms