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Classrooms and Construction

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

As announced in the Provost’s update in December 2014, new construction across the street at 455 El Camino (Guadalupe Hall) will provide 15 classrooms for the School of Education and Counseling Psychology and for Graduate Engineering. This will free up some general use classroom space for undergraduates and allow the University to create some new classroom space in the Engineering Center. The new Art and Art History building (scheduled to open in fall 2016) will provide 5 additional classrooms beyond the current total for general campus use.

As reported in prior issues of the Provost's Update, several classrooms have been designed or redesigned for greater flexibility and enhanced technology over the last three years.  Redesigned classrooms include Kenna 109 and 308; O’Connor 110, 204, and 210; Graham 163 and 164, Varsi 114,  Engineering 602, and Alumni Science 220.  (Varsi and the two Grahams were new classrooms). This summer three new classrooms will be created:  two in the former Frugal Innovation Lab and one in Engineering 101, the former Graduate Engineering Office. As we upgrade current classrooms and plan future classrooms to meet the University’s needs, the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Learning Spaces will continue to provide ideas and feedback on classroom needs and features. A complete list of the members of the Committee on Learning Spaces is online.