Augusta University has invested in refreshing and upgrading the educational facilities in Allgood Hall.
Members of the Facilities and University IT teams are collaborating with members of the Provost Office and Academic and Faculty Affairs on how to capitalize on the opportunity so faculty and students are able to take advantage of this investment starting on the first day of fall classes. To accomplish this goal, a highly coordinated and compressed time table has been designed to complete the work during the summer break.
Thirty classrooms, including two computer classrooms, will receive:
- Upgraded academic technology and presentation capabilities, including new podium and faculty seating
- New instructor PC
- Upgraded facilities to improve teaching and learning, such as new flooring, ceiling tiles and wall acoustical panels to improve sound quality
- New Furniture, including tables and student seating
- Aesthetic facelift to include new paint
Based on feedback about the impact of furnishings on instruction, the team is working on a design that maximizes flexibility to accommodate multiple teaching and learning styles, to include small group learning.
Since the work is planned for the summer, faculty input is needed now, so the team has arranged for an opportunity for faculty to review the new look.
Faculty members are encouraged to drop in at Allgood Hall’s first floor atrium on Friday, April 22, between noon and 3 p.m. to view furniture, flooring and paint options and provide feedback. IT will also be available to discuss the new instructional technology features that will be built in to each room and smart podium.
While this preview is geared mainly toward faculty, staff and students are all welcome to attend.