Sometimes All It Takes Is Some Tables and Chairs: Reports from Steelcase Active Learning Center Grant Winners - Sponsored learning space design and furniture provided by Steelcase Education

Tuesday, January 30 | 10:45AM–11:30AM CT | Grand Ballroom - Bissonet, Third Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
The active learning classroom (ALC) is becoming mainstream in higher education, and many campuses will continue to implement ALCs. Yet many questions abound: What teaching, technology, and furniture considerations are needed? What types of faculty development are needed to ensure success? What is the impact on student learning experiences? How do ALCs impact student engagement and instructor teaching practices? To help explore these and other questions, Steelcase has been awarding annual Active Learning Center grants to selected institutions to enable them to set up an ALC and research their impact. In this session, we'll explore four institutions' experience with ALC projects.

Outcomes:Get the ingredients of a successful support program for ALCs * Understand the range of learner and instructor experiences in ALCs * Understand the potential impact the ALC can have on an institution


  • Beverly Bondad-Brown

    Manager of Instructional Design and Learning Development, Western University of Health Sciences
  • Jay Rozgonyi

    Assoc. Vice Provost for Pedagogical Innovation & Effectiveness, Fairfield University
  • Tricia Shepherd

    Professor and Dept. Chair, St. Edward's University

Resources & Downloads

  • ELI 2018 presentation Cal State LA B BondadBrown

    2 MB, pdf - Updated on 1/27/2024
  • ELI18PPT 1

    1 MB, pdf - Updated on 1/27/2024
  • SteelcaseRozgonyi2

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