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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Summer classroom renovations and updates

Several general purpose classrooms received environment or technology updates during the summer, including the following:
  • Magrath 8 has been converted to a testing center and is supported in partnership with the Office of Information Technology (OIT).
  • McNeal Hall - An additional partnership with CDES in McNeal 144 and 146 provide two additional Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs), using six-person group tables with student displays. The rooms seat 42 and 30, respectively.
  • Mondale Hall - Major renovations in 15, 35, 45, 55 and 65 include new furnishings and technology features.
  • Rapson Hall - OCM partnered with the College of Design (CDES) to combine two classrooms into a new 112-seat ALC that will support the unique, collaborative, and team-based structure of the product design program courses. Rapson 56 differs from other ALCs on campus in that the student tables are movable.
  • Tate Hall - We welcome the reopening of John T. Tate Hall this fall semester. The building will open to the public on September 5th and house 10 general purpose classrooms ranging in capacity from 32 to 250 seats.
  • Technology feature upgrades were completed in nearly 70 rooms. Specific features are detailed by room on the room search page.
    • Improvements included: wide-screen video projectors, HDMI input cables, and document cameras. Instructor microphones and class capture cameras were also added to select classrooms.
  • Seating has been replaced in a variety of classrooms as part of planned lifecycle renewal updates.