Developing Active Learning Spaces: Perspectives from West Chester University and Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)

Wednesday, November 01 | 2:00PM–2:50PM ET | Learning Theater, Exhibit Hall A-C, 200 Level
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Learning Theater
Leadership from Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) and West Chester University will discuss and contrast their respective challenges, goals, and expectations in developing contemporary, active learning spaces. Jefferson is focused on professional education, with more than 7,000 students in 100 programs. WCU is a comprehensive public institution, with more than 16,000 students and over 100 programs of study. The panelists will exchange ideas and dialogue around their creative solutions, including new technology, the processes employed to involve all stakeholders, and noteworthy successes and failures. They will also share survey data and measures of faculty and student satisfaction. The multiyear renovation activities will outline adjustments to projects in subsequent years that will leverage lessons learned and influence modifications and fine-tuning.

Outcomes: Explore two institutions' approaches to involving campus stakeholders in creating active learning spaces, including fundraising, design, planning, assessment, and iteration * Leverage this information to develop a framework and process for creating active learning spaces on your campus


  • Jeff Ashley

    Director of the Center for Teaching Innovation and Nexus Learning, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)
  • Jeff Cepull

    Vice President for Information Resources, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)
  • Deke Kassabian

  • JT Singh

    Senior Associate Vice President & CIO, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Resources & Downloads

  • Educause PowerPoint WCU Jefferson

    21 MB, pptx - Updated on 1/27/2024