The Union Street Residence Center includes innovative classrooms for the Bloomington campus, including a Café Classroom that seats 48 students and a Learn Lab that seats 56 students. Details of the two classroom spaces may be found below.
The Learn Lab offers enhanced opportunities for collaborative learning approaches as well as project-based classes. The room has been configured to take account of the ways in which instructors and students move between lecture mode, discussion, and collaboration. Three projection screens assure an easy view of materials from anywhere in the room, and 8-person tables and extensive whiteboards allow students to work effectively within and among groups. This layout breaks down the traditional classroom hierarchy and enables the instructor to move freely across the room, engaging and interacting with all students.
This unique classroom is particularly suited for project-based classes, team-based learning, or other pedagogies that rely heavily on student interaction and collaboration, all of which are supported by Huddleboards (portable whiteboards) for team use .
Note that C002 is no longer scheduled by the CITL. To get assigned to this classroom, contact your department's scheduling officer.
The Café Classroom challenges traditional assumptions about classroom design to create a learning environment that utilizes flexible, movable seating to emphasize interaction and student-centered learning.
The Café Classroom provides moveable tables and chairs, and portable whiteboards to support group work.
Requesting Assignment to the Cedar Hall Classrooms
Applications will be accepted from all IU Bloomington faculty—tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure-track. Associate Instructors may apply with the support of an appropriate faculty member in their area.
This call for applications is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Residentail Services (RPS), Space Management, and University Information Technology Services (UITS).