Active Learning Classrooms

active learning classroomActive Learning Classrooms (ALCs) are a type of learning space designed to support collaborative learning.  The furniture, in some instances, is designed to be reconfigurable to support different group sizes and configurations.  Multiple displays (projectors or TVs) are typically positioned around the room so students can work in groups and also present to the entire class.  Faculty that are interested in experimenting with pedagogies such as the flipped classroom usually find ALCs to be very well suited to supporting "non-lecture" teaching methods. 

Scheduling an Active Learning Classroom for a regular meeting space for a course is now handled through the Registrar's office.  (The spreadsheets that had been linked from this page are no longer being used.)

Faculty that wish to reserve an ALC as an occasional meeting space for a class, should use the room reservation system (or contact the administrative assistant in your building).

The room capacities are listed below.  Please make sure to reserve the most appropriately-sized room for your instructional needs.

  • Main 401: 30 seats, furniture can be configured in multiple ways
  • Youngchild 041: 48 seats (but crowded at full capacity), furniture is somewhat reconfigurable
  • Briggs 421: 40 seats (35 students PC's plus 5 student laptop connections), furniture is fixed