Over the summer, a new faculty space has evolved in the “garden level” location of the Old Administration Building. ADM 030 is the official location of the Teaching & Learning Center’s Faculty Multiuse Room.
The room (pictured below) is designed for a variety of uses—workshops, seminars, webinars, small group collaboration, meetings, lunch-and-learns, new media development, emerging technology experimentation, and, more simply, functions as a quiet spot to read, browse the Web, or otherwise gather one’s wits. To date, the room features a kitchenette (refrigerator, counter space, and sink), movable tables and chairs, and three 65-inch touch-enabled computer displays. Very soon, the room will be outfitted with comfortable soft seating and torchiere lighting, as well as a stand-up workstation that is intended to facilitate one-on-one collaborations or solo projects.
Additionally, we have developed six mobile dual-monitor workstations that can be utilized for application training or media development in ADM 030 and any of the other rooms that the TLC is developing in its suite.
Increasingly, the TLC will focus its efforts on emerging technologies that enhance teaching and learning. As we add more of this to our repertoire, we plan to hold informational seminars and work with faculty to pilot or “test drive” new configurations, applications, and equipment. To discuss some of our “new arrival” gadgets, check out the mobile workstations, or to get a “walk through” on the progress in the TLC’s Faculty Multiuse Room, please stop in for a visit or contact the TLC’s IT Analyst, Jereme Patterson (firstname.lastname@example.org or 308.432.6234).