We provide a number of flexible, special-capability classrooms on campus, offering advanced resources for class collaboration and presentation. These spaces are reserved in advance of the academic year through a competitive application process so faculty members have the opportunity to prepare an experimental class that relies on those resources. In addition, VPTL team resources—including consulting on pedagogy and strategies for using academic technologies—are available to faculty to facilitate these learning innovations.
- Lathrop 180 is designed for instructors who wish to teach using collaborative activities and technology tools. Featuring Mac Pros with a suite of graphics, audio,and video applications, FlexClass 180 is optimized for learning activities that involve digital media products. All furnishings are mobile and can be reconfigured easily on the fly. FlexClass 180 is suitable for course enrollments of up to 25 students.
- Lathrop 190 is designed for instructors who wish to teach using collaborative activities and technology tools. The six resident computers in this room can be used with either the Mac or Windows operating system. These computers have all the applications available on the general purpose computers provided in residences and campus libraries. It has mobile furnishings and is optimal for class sizes of up to 25 students.
- Lathrop 282 seats as many as 150 people in a flexible environment, including mobile large screens for group work on a laptop, large 3D-capable screens able to display a wide range of inputs, a mobile presentation and annotation lectern, and a synthetic acoustics system that supports both class-wide large group discussion and small group work.
- Wallenberg 124 is also known at the Peter Wallenberg Learning Theater, a flex classroom for up to 50 students that supports lecture and group work, including a very large, very high resolution display wall that supports simultaneous viewing of a number of inputs, enabling both small and large group collaborations.
VPTL staff provide facilitated access and support in these rooms for faculty and classes that can benefit from the tools provided.
The application period for the 2017-2018 academic year is closed!
We may be able to accommodate some scheduling requests after the deadline above and during the academic year, so please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.