Fall '21 - Classroom Readiness
DescriptionAs we look to reactivate classrooms and labs, IITS is examining ways to create flexible instructional spaces that offer faculty a range of pedagogical capabilities. Specifically, we are in the process of installing cameras, microphones, and digital whiteboards to support Live and Online courses. A total of 60 (out of a total of 170) classrooms will be upgraded by Fall. (Note: Classrooms in the Extended Learning Building and ViaSat Engineering Building have many of these capabilities already -- excluding the tracking cameras and mic systems.)
Start and Delivery Dates
02/01/2021 to 08/01/2021
Office of the Provost & VP for Academic Affairs
IITS staff and vendors worked hard througout the summer upgrading 56 classrooms with Live & Online technologies. The work was completed in time for the start of instruction. See "Flexible Instructional Spaces" at https://www.csusm.edu/iits/spotlights.
CSUSM's upgrade of 60 classrooms is on track to be ready for the start of the Fall Term. Vendor work is proceeding on schedule and over 60% of the work is complete.
As of May 17, 2021, CSUSM has received the camera & microphone systems as well that the lectern (height-adjustable) chairs that will be paired with a sit/stand lectern.
Budget has been approved with a scope of 60 classrooms targeted for deployment of Live & Online technologies in time for Fall '21.
The Vice Provost's Office and the Academic Senate hosted two faculty informational sessions on Live & Online format and related technologies. The department chairs meeting occurred on February 25th and the Academic Senate session on March 5th.
Goal #1 – ENSURE AN ADAPTABLE AND SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGY ENVIRONMENT
1.1 CSUSM continuously improves, deploying new systems, services, and strategies that improve efficacy and efficiency
1.2 CSUSM delivers service excellence, meeting evolving needs and expectations.
1.3 CSUSM uses resources sustainably, leveraging fiscal and personnel resources through continuous training and adaptation.
Goal #3 – DELIVER TECHNOLOGY THAT ENHANCES LEARNING AND FACILITATES THE EXPLORATION OF KNOWLEDGE
3.1 CSUSM engages campus constituents, integrating intuitive technology with customer-centric services, learning tools, and campus involvement.
3.3 CSUSM champions the adoption of new technologies, through differentiated learning opportunities and one-to-one guidance.
Goal #4 – PROVIDE DYNAMIC VIRTUAL AND PHYSICAL SPACES THAT EFFECTIVELY SUPPORT THE CAMPUS
4.1 CSUSM transforms learning & working environments, exploring technologies that support faculty pedagogy and student learning, provide equal access, and create effective working areas.
4.2 CSUSM commits to modern technology, balancing fiscal sustainability with priorities for technological currency.
4.3 CSUSM responds to unique needs, deploying discipline-specific technology in classroom, research, and laboratory spaces.