We all have (or distinctly remember) that one classroom that’s always freezing/is too small/has completely outdated equipment. It’s a pain, but it’s all part of the college experience, right?
At MU, faculty and professors want to make classrooms a more effective place for teachers to teach and for students to learn. Dr. Mel George heads a task force that’s taking on the task of evaulating the status of teaching and learning at MU. In addition to the yearly inspections of classrooms for issues like broken seats, instructors are being asked for their honest opinions about their facilities.
The survey asked for evaluation in the following areas:
- Comfort (seating conditions, view for students, classroom size and class enrollment)
- Environment (temperature, lighting, lighting control and acoustics)
- Ambiance (décor and noise inside/outside)
- Technology (amount of technology, user friendliness and technical support)
According to Dr. Jim Spain, vice provost for undergraduate studies and director of the student success center, the survey will gather information aimed to help “provide the best possible environment to support teaching and learning.”
Keep checking the U.Town blog for the survey results!