CMU Launches $20M Classroom and Learning Spaces Renovation Project

CMU Launches $20M Classroom and Learning Spaces Renovation Project

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audience: Carnegie Mellon University - PGDC | last updated: 19 July 2017

Carnegie Mellon University is embarking on a multi-year, $20 million renovation project that will provide a dramatic upgrade for central teaching and learning spaces across the Pittsburgh campus.

The initiative follows a detailed assessment of nearly 100 classrooms by faculty and staff on the Learning Spaces Committee, which was established in 2016 by then-Provost Farnam Jahanian, and co-chaired by Marsha Lovett, director of the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation, and Keith Webster, dean of University Libraries.

Using metrics developed by the nonprofit organization Educause, the committee rated each classroom based on design for active learning, environmental quality, furnishings and technology. Benchmarked against best practices nationwide, the committee proposed an ambitious series of renovations that will not only provide an immediate benefit to students and faculty, but position CMU to sustain world-class teaching and learning spaces over the long term.

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