The Classroom Review Board is an administrative committee, appointed by the Provost/Academic Vice President.
The Classroom Review Board is comprised of representatives of various groups and organizations including: faculty members, the Council of Deans, Facilities Management, Academic Computing and Networking Services, Registrar’s Office, RamCT Coordinators, College IT Administrators, the Institute for Learning and Teaching, the Committee on Teaching and Learning, students (University Technology Fee Advisory Board and University Facilities Fee Advisory Board) — all contributing expertise from different perspectives to the learning environment on the campus. Also the CRB has access to the information and expertise of the Office of Budgets and Institutional Analysis as needed. The CRB is chaired by the Associate Director for Computer Training and Support Services.
The Classroom Review Board receives assignments from the Provost and makes recommendations to that officer.
The Classroom Review Board is responsible for the following assignments from the Provost and is charged to:
- Identify and articulate the need for the best possible environments for learning provided by our classrooms and instructional laboratories and the equipment and other facilities that are, or should be a part of them, and make appropriate and timely recommendations.
- Give attention to projections of student numbers, their changing levels and nature of their preparation, new pedagogical techniques, and technological developments in the new design of the instructional environment and make recommendations.
- Continually assess the condition of all general assignment classrooms and instructional labs and make recommendations as to their improvement.
- Ascertain, insofar as possible, the future needs for general assignment classrooms and instructional labs in terms of size, location, ambiance and equipment; and, make recommendations.
- Collect physical and attitudinal data and store it in such a way that it can be useful in the present and future for the University Strategic Plan; for setting priorities; and, for making decisions in regard to our instructional facilities.
- Make recommendations in a manner that will be useful in long range facility planning, in the preparation of legislative requests, and for purposes of private fund raising through the Development Office.
- Create and administer policies concerning the general management of the general assignment classrooms, and receive from the Provost proposals from departments and colleges for changes in the use of general assignment classrooms and make recommendations in this regard.
(Sept. 1992, Rev. Aug. 1998)