The annual report is an account of how well we met our charge during the past year. It is an opportunity to highlight trends that will impact decisions and services in the Office of Classroom Management (OCM) through the next year and beyond.
The annual OCM satisfaction and planning survey asks instructors how satisfied they are about the classroom(s) and or computer lab(s) they taught in during the fall semester. We also ask instructors which technology components are important to their teaching and what changes in technology, facilities, and services will have the strongest effect on their teaching.
The chart below displays survey results from the past three years. Data comes from overall faculty satisfaction with OCM services, physical attributes, presentation technologies, and learning spaces.
The results from this survey help inform our planning for renovations and equipment changes, including updates for technology, furniture, and room features. Examples of these updates are listed below. If you would like more information about our survey and results, please contact us.
We have been upgrading microphone systems with a rechargeable-style microphone in order to reduce teaching interruptions caused by drained batteries and minimize the requirement to support battery changes.
USB-C laptop connection
The standard connections now include USB-C, HDMI, Mini-DisplayPort, and VGA) in an effort to provide the most common connections. This new option is being installed as rooms undergo a technology renewal.
To take advantage of recent advances in the wireless network and provide a way for instructors (or students) to present content from anywhere in the classroom, we’ve installed hardware for wireless presentation with AirMedia in a small number of rooms to pilot the technology.
Webinar ready classrooms
Whether you want to bring in an expert in your field, extend your presentation to those online, or simply record content using the room equipment, we’re expanding the number of rooms that feature a digital connection to the feeds from a camera and the room mics.
Each classroom is equipped with special seating in order to provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are determined by the Disability Resource Center through consultations with students and other relevant members of the campus community.
All instructor chairs have been upgraded with height-adjustable capabilities.
Lighter tables with wheels were added to various classrooms to provide flexible and easy-to-move student furniture.
Green Hall 110 was renovated during the summer of 2019 to include fixed classroom seating that offers 180 degree swivel motion to facilitate group work and peer interaction.
Willey Hall auditoriums, 125 and 175 underwent student seating replacement projects (summers 2018 and 2019) to upgrade out of date classroom furniture.
Study space seating
OCM continues to upgrade general purpose study spaces with furniture that offers a variety of seating types within each space. A variety in seating options allows for a wide range of uses, including student queuing, individual study, and group collaboration.
Throughout annual renovations and upgrade projects, we have worked to improve the doors and door hardware to increase and improve accessibility.
The amount of writing surface increased as we added additional markerboards to classrooms.
- "The hotline responded immediately and fixed my problem. Very professional and attentive." - Peik Hall
- "I loved the active learning space -- it has revolutionized my teaching." - Blegen Hall
- "BioSci 12 has been nicely upgraded." - Bio Sciences
- "The experience was great. Each time we needed assistance, the support hotline was quick to get us help and solve the problem." - Rapson Hall
- "The room is wonderfully spacious and open." - McNeal Hall
- "Overall LOVED this room - natural light and overall feel was professional and welcoming." - Elliott Hall