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 to share what they liked and or disliked about the classroom(s) in which they taught during the fall semester. We also ask instructors about technology components important to their teaching and changes in technology, facilities, and services that will have the strongest effect on their teaching. Results from this survey help inform our planning for renovations and equipment changes.
Completed projects resulted in updates for technology, furniture, and room features. See more details below.
HDMI, Mini-DisplayPort, VGA
A pilot program has been launched to provide system inputs for three connector types (HDMI, Mini-DisplayPort, VGA) in an effort to improve the room's laptop interface. This new option is being installed as funding becomes available.
We have been upgrading microphone systems with a rechargeable-style microphone in order to reduce the interruption to teaching caused by drained batteries and minimize the requirement to support battery changes.
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.
Standing height surfaces
Standing height work surfaces are being added to the GPS Way Point study spaces during renovation projects.
Lighter tables with wheels were added to various classrooms to provide flexible and easy-to-move student furniture.
AC window units
AC window units were replaced with newer, quieter AC units.
New windows and central air conditioning were added to all classrooms in Akerman Hall to create a more comfortable environment and provide better ventilation.
Throughout annual renovations and upgrade projects, we have worked to improve the doors and door hardware to increase and improve accessibility. We have moved from having 27% of the classrooms accessible in 2002 to 97% in 2012.
The amount of writing surface increased as we added additional markerboards to classrooms.