For decades, research has shown that students learn more when actively thinking and collaborating, as opposed to passively listening to a lecturer at the front of the room. The University of New Mexico is dedicating a new multidisciplinary classroom building that was designed with this innovative teaching/learning style in mind and is tailored to today’s students and their needs. 

The UNM Collaborative Teaching and Learning building (CTLB) provides main campus with innovative classrooms and other learning environments such as technology enabled group study rooms and many informal student study and gathering spaces. The learning studios in CTLB are designed to maximize active learning by having students face one another, with access to technology aids, and by purposely omitting a “front of the room” that would encourage more lecture-based instruction.

The design of the CTLB was the result of a partnership between the Provost’s Office, Office of Support for Effective Teaching, members of the Main Campus Learning Environments Committee, Planning & Campus Development, Media Technology Services, Information Technologies, the Office of Capital Projects and our design firm, Dekker Perich Sabatini. 

The opening ceremony will be followed by technology demonstrations, self-guided tours, and refreshments.

Participants in the dedication ceremony will include:

  • Robert G. Frank, president, University of New Mexico
  • Chaouki Abdallah, provost & executive vice president for Academic Affairs
  • Greg Heileman, associate provost for Curriculum
  • Faculty, students & staff

WHEN:
Thursday, Sept 12 at 4 p.m.

WHERE:
Under the tent east of Zimmerman Library (UNM map)
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87106

PARKING:
Media parking information

MEDIA CONTACT:
Dianne Anderson | danderson@unm.edu | 505.379.9105