The Center for Teaching and Learning

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning
Office Suite A hybrid concept of zones accommodate different work styles and settings.

Renovated teaching, learning, and office spaces provide resources to explore the latest approaches and technologies impacting education.

Location
Urbana, Illinois
Scope of Services
Programming
Planning
Architecture
Interior Design

Size
5,200 SF

Construction Type
Renovation

The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning is a hub of hands-on activity to explore and work with higher education trends, models, projects, and resources. CITL uses leading pedagogical approaches, including active learning styles, research-based methodologies, and innovative instructional technologies. The spaces encourage colleagues and students to share ideas, collaborate on new developments, and strengthen skills and strategies.

The office suite features a number of flexible breakout spaces to accommodate either group or individual work. The main office area offers an open plan with adjustable height, sit-stand desks and chairs for individual work around the perimeter and tables for discussions in the center. Conference and work rooms with transparent walls provide space for more private discussions.

Lessons Learned: Active Learning Classrooms

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“Students come in right away and they feel like something is quite different. How you build a space determines to a great extent how teaching and learning is going to happen in the space.”
– Ava Wolf, eLearning Professional, UIUC CITL