What are Engaging Spaces?
Engaging spaces, commonly known as active learning spaces, are those that allow students to work with each other in various sizes of groups and that foster engagement through technologies ranging from dry-erase boards, to movable furniture, to computers and other digital media. Active learning can vary by discipline, so faculty are encouraged to think outside of the constraints of existing rooms on campus. Though overlap in the design and technology of each space may exist, faculty can also explore unique elements not currently found on campus.
Check out our first Engaging Spaces, Evans 260 and LDB 208, in Today@SAM.
Be part of the action
There are two parts to the Engaging Spaces program: proposing and creating an Engaging Spaces classroom and teaching a class in one of our Engaging Spaces classrooms.
Propose an Engaging Spaces classroom
The most intentional way for us to identify and remodel spaces on campus is to involve those who routinely teach in them. Faculty teams can submit an Engaging Spaces proposal with the guidance of our Call for Proposals. Once proposals are evaluated and selected, our team will work in tandem with the selected proposals to represent and support them as we work with SHSU facilities to create an Engaging Spaces classroom.
Reserve an Engaging Spaces classroom
We invite all instructors across campus to take advantage of our Engaging Spaces classrooms and reserve teaching time in the room that best fits their needs. Each room offers a slightly different experience so be sure to look at the room's webpage for photos, a list of technology/furniture, and a capacity number before you reserve a time to teach. Rooms are available for reoccurring or one-time reservations.