Classroom Improvement Projects

Current Activity

  • Replacement of main processor and core of instructor PCs in 25 classrooms
  • Sewall 101 and 133: Renovation from under-used computer labs into flexible classrooms
  • Herman Brown 21 and 22: Renovation into one flexible classroom
  • Rayzor 123: Replacement of old round tables with standard rectangular tables
  • Sewall 301: Replacement of carpet at front of room
  • Replacement of old wooden chairs in several classrooms

Completed Projects

  • Summer 2019
    • Replacement of main processor and core of instructor PCs in 25 classrooms
    • Replacement of old, wooden chairs in five classrooms (Baker Hall 229; Herman Brown 227, 423, 427, and 453)
    • Refresh of AV systems in two classrooms (Keith-Wiess 128 and Martel College 101)
    • Rayzor 204: Conversion from traditional classroom with 24 tablet-arm chairs and blackboards to flexible/SCALAR classroom with 20 seats at group tables and whiteboards
    • Keck 102: Improvement of projection surface to reduce glare
  • Spring 2019
    • Abercrombie A121; Keck 101 and 107; Keith-Wiess 128 (replaced projectors and screens)
    • Baker 102, 116, 229, and 233; Humanities 327; Keith-Wiess 130; Mech Lab 251 and 254 (replaced projectors)
    • Rayzor 113, 123, and 305 (added rolling whiteboards for student use)
    • Duncan College 113 (added rolling whiteboards for student use)
    • Media Center 103 (replaced LCD screen)
  • Summer 2018
    • Sewall 207 (renovation of computer lab, including reorientation, new AV system, and increase in capacity from 12 to 36 PCs)
    • Space Science 106 (new AV podium)
    • Mech Lab 251 and 254 (new projection screens)
    • Hanszen 207 (new projector and screen)
    • Keith-Wiess 100 (recarpeting)
    • BioSciences Research Collaborative 282, 284, 285, and 286 (new whiteboards)
    • Completion of project to replace classroom door locks to improve security
  • Fall 2017
    • Replacement of door locks to improve security (continued from Summer 2017)
  • Summer 2017
    • Duncan Symonds II (complete overhaul, transforming 22-PC lab into 66-seat lab with group stations)
    • Duncan 1055 (AV improvements)
    • Herzstein Amphitheater (lighting and AV improvements)
    • Rayzor 119/121 (renovation, transforming 119 (language lab) and 121 (classroom) into 64-seat SCAL@R room)
    • Rayzor 113 (refresh and re-orientation of room)
    • BRC classrooms (replaced projectors and screens)
    • Replacement of Crestron AV system control devices
    • Replacement of door locks to improve security
    • Keck 102 (reupholstery of chairs)
  • Spring/Summer 2016
    • Refreshed AV systems in 7 classrooms and computer labs (ABL 131; DBH 180; DCH 1064 and 1070; WSC 123 and 146)
    • Herzstein Amphitheater (lighting improvements)
    • Rayzor 205 (converted to "studio classroom" to aid CLIC courses)
    • Additional activities completed as part of the university's teaching lab renovation project:
      • conversion of Dell Butcher 214 to Physical Chemistry and ECE Optics Lab
      • conversion of Brockman 120 to Advanced Physics Lab
  • Summer/Fall 2015 -- Ryon 201: elimination of A/C chase at front wall; replacement of chalkboard with multiple whiteboards to enable simultaneous use of whiteboard and projection screen; replacement of projector, projector screen, and AV podium; elevation of sprinkler system for concealment in ceiling; addition of lecture-capture system; replacement of seats (after classes end in December), changing capacity from 70 to 80 seats.
  • Fall 2015: replaced 14 projectors in 13 classrooms (ABL 123; GRW 160A and 220; HUM 117 (x2), 118, 119, 327, and 328; KCK 101 and 107; MEB 128; MEL 251 and 254)
  • Spring/Summer 2015
    • Space Science 106: replacement of fixed, tiered seating with movable chairs on flat floor; implementation of combination chalkboard/whiteboard; replacement of projector, projector screen, and AV podium; change of capacity from 72 to 54 seats
    • Anderson Hall 117: reconfiguration of rear exit and old AV projection room; addition and refurbishment of chairs; replacement of chalkboards with whiteboards; replacement of projector, projector screen, and AV podium; change of capacity from 56 to 65 seats
    • Tudor 201: repaired walls; replaced whiteboards; replaced student desks
    • Abercrombie A121: painted walls; replaced whiteboards; added lectern, screen, and projector
    • Refreshed AV systems in 7 classrooms (GRB W211 and W212; HBH 21 and 22; SEW 560 and 562; TUD 201)
  • Spring 2014 -- Baker Hall 229 and 233: replaced plasma TVs with projectors and screens
  • Winter 2013 -- Duncan 1046: created flat front wall for more whiteboard space
  • Winter 2013 -- Keck 100: added Crestron lecture-capture device
  • Summer 2013 -- Rayzor 123, BRC 287, and Lovett College Commons: converted to SCAL@R classrooms
  • Summer 2012 -- Herman Brown 21 and 22: covered all walls with whiteboards
  • Spring 2011 -- Herring 100: Removed stage, added white- and blackboards, and added new AV system
  • Spring 2011 -- Brockman 101 (144-seat SCAL@R room) and 103 (30-seat classroom) added to room inventory
  • Fall 2009 -- BRC came online, adding 5 classrooms