Transforming the Lecture Hall: Toward a Comprehensive Approach to Classroom Redesign

Wednesday, February 03 | 2:45PM–3:30PM | Texas Ballroom Salon E, Fourth Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
Lecture halls are common on most university campuses. A growing challenge is keeping these spaces relevant for 21st-century teaching and learning. In this session you will learn how the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in conjunction with Steelcase Education, worked within numerous constraints to transform an aging lecture hall into a technology-rich, active learning environment. Presenters will share their experiences managing a project team across diverse constituencies and organizations, as well as how the integration of learning space design and faculty development principles contributed to project outcomes. A participating faculty member will discuss how the renovated classroom has enriched her interactions with students.

OUTCOMES: Gain ideas for bringing together stakeholders for a complex classroom renovation project * Get new design ideas for transforming older lecture halls into active learning spaces * Learn how faculty members are leveraging technology and space design to empower new instructional techniques and breathe new life into well-established ones


  • Bob Henshaw

    IT Liaison to the Center for Faculty Excellence, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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