Faculty can visit general pool classrooms next week; classrooms currently being prepped for social distancing and with necessary technology

Faculty interested in visiting general pool classrooms where their fall 2020 classes are assigned in advance of the start of classes may do so next week, Aug. 10-14, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

While visiting classrooms in advance of the semester start is not required, it can assist faculty in getting a feel for the location and general layout of the rooms where their classes are assigned.

Access is available for general pool classrooms in the following buildings:

  • Cramer Hall
  • Cudahy Hall
  • David Straz Hall
  • Emory Clark Hall
  • Gymnasium
  • Johnston Hall
  • Lalumiere Language Hall
  • Marquette Hall
  • Olin Engineering
  • Schroeder Complex
  • Sensenbrenner Hall
  • Varsity Theatre
  • Weasler Auditorium
  • Wehr Chemistry
  • Wehr Life Science
  • Wehr Physics

Faculty who have been assigned to labs or other specialized rooms that are scheduled by colleges or departments should confer with those areas on the opportunity to visit the spaces in advance of the semester start, if desired.

Questions about general pool classroom assignments may be directed to Seth Zlotocha, university registrar.

Signage and seating in classrooms / buildings
Some classrooms and buildings are still undergoing changes to prepare for physical distancing, which may not be in place the week of Aug. 10-14. These adjustments include reducing the number of available seats – or otherwise marking available seats – as well as signage to direct traffic and restrict use of items such as drinking fountains. Lalumiere Hall is an example of one building that is complete with adjustments and signage. Other buildings and rooms will be completed by the first week of classes.

More information about campus preparations for physical distancing can be found on the Recovery site. Questions regarding signage and seating changes in classrooms and buildings may be directed to Kay Wells, central services manager in Facilities Planning and Management.

Technology in classrooms
Installation of new technology is still pending in some classrooms. Efforts are underway to provide the necessary equipment across general pool classrooms to support the varying methods of instruction taking place in fall 2020. View the full list of technology in general pool classrooms and the upgrade schedule.

Faculty who wish to see new classroom technology that has already been installed are invited to visit Olin Engineering 202 on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.

With questions about technology in classrooms, contact the ITS Help Desk.