The Teaching Center’s approach to classroom design and support begins with an understanding of how various elements come together to shape teaching and learning, including specific teaching methods and approaches, available technology and other tools, and the physical layout of a classroom.
All of the University-managed classrooms include a multimedia system that has been designed to be intuitive, standardized, and easy for faculty to learn and use. (To see the multimedia in a specific room, use our Classroom Directory.)
The Teaching Center’s Classroom Services team provides on-call classroom support and multimedia training for instructors. In addition, The Teaching Center staff works with faculty and with leaders across the Danforth Campus to improve the design, maintenance, and support of classrooms and classroom multimedia technology. This aspect of The Teaching Center’s work is developed in coordination with the Classroom Monitoring Committee (CMC), an advisory group that includes leaders from The Teaching Center, Financial Planning, Facilities Management, the Schools of Arts & Sciences and Engineering, the Office of the University Registrar, Events Services, and Summer Conferences. The Teaching Center leadership develops strategic plans for the University-managed classrooms in coordination with the CMC and the Committee for Classroom Planning Related to Undergraduate Growth.