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Who was Mitchell?
Lynn Boal Mitchell was a UNM classics professor from 1912 to 1950. Professor Mitchell also served as Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences from 1914 to 1928.

Dane Smith Hall is a high priority building with 30 classrooms selected for technology enhancements and minor aesthetic improvements.

Ortega Hall is a high priority building with 14 classrooms selected for technology enhancements and minor aesthetic improvements.

Sara Reynolds Hall has three high priority classrooms selected for technology enhancements.

Office of the CIO

MSC05 3347
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 277-8125
Fax: (505) 277-0259

Classroom Design

USC Audio Visual Room Types
University of Southern California, Information Technology Services (2008)

Classroom Specifications
Queens College, New York, 2008.

Computer Lab Specifications
Queens College, New York, 2008.

Classroom Design Guide
Emory University, April 2008

Learning to Teach Tech-Savvy Students
Shari Dinkins, Illinois Central College (March, 2008).

UIC Clasroom Design Guidelines
University of Illinois, Chicago, 2007.

Minimum Acceptable Standards for Teaching Spaces
Victoria University, 2006.

Requirements for University Classrooms
University of Minnesota, 2006.

Classroom & Technology Design & Construction Minimum Requirements
Sub-Committee of the University Committee of Instructional Facilities, et. al., Pennsylvania State University, 2005.

A Guide for Architects and Engineers, Multimedia Classrooms and other High-Tech Space At the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Joe Schuch, Certified Technology Specialist - Design, 2004.

North Carolina Audio Visual Design Schematics (2004)

Design Guidance: Learning Environments
Division of the University Architect, University of Cincinnati, 2003.
U of Cincinnati generously made their document public "to convey the lessons learned and help you avoid 'reinventing the wheel' as design of future projects proceeds". The objectives were to:

  • Encourage interactive learning
  • Provide comfortable seating with larger work surfaces
  • Add multi-media audio-visual systems with good sight lines
  • Provide a link to the Internet from every learning room Improve access for all persons
  • Improve functional relationships Increase flexibility to respond to future needs
  • Increase classroom use rates

The 2003 University of Cincinnati document is routinely referenced in the other documents. The University of New Mexico is beginning work on a similar learning space design guideline that will reflect our unique environment, while preserving best practices.

Classroom Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Classrooms at the University of California, Santa Cruz
Henry Burnett, Ed.D., et al., 2003.

The Future of Technology and Learning in the University
Center for Information Technology and Society, University of California, Santa Barbara, Bimber, et al., Mar, 2002. Broad look at the technological context of university teaching and learning fifteen to twenty-five years into the future.
Eight focus areas:

  • Students
  • Instructional Design and Pedagogic Techniques
  • Teachers and the Institutional Setting
  • New Forms of Content and Exchange
  • Intellectual Property
  • Infrastructure
  • Support
  • Security
  • Backup

Classroom Design Manual: Guidelines for Designing, Constructing, and Renovating Instructional Spaces at the University of Maryland
Based on the Classrom Design Manual 3rd. ed., Allen, et. al., adapted to fit specific University of Maryland practices (2000).