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Learning Spaces

 Learning Spaces

​​​​​​​​Whether it’s in a science lab, an art or dance studio, or outside on a warm day, learning can happen anywhere on our campus. The foundation of a PC educational experience is in the classroom. Our 90 classrooms are designed with an elevated and engaged teaching and learning experience in mind. Across campus, many classrooms are converted into collaboration centers through moveable furniture and cutting-edge technology – from smart screens to high-definition projection systems to white boards. Several of these rooms are designed for use across the disciplines. So, students studying marketing, music, chemistry, or classics are likely doing so in a contemporary environment focused on one thing – their success.​

 Coming Soon: Science Complex

science-final.jpgComing soon, thousands of square feet of new classroom and lab space will be added to the College’s Science Complex. The completed complex will include more than 60,000 square feet of modernized laboratory space; technology-rich classrooms; a rooftop observatory that will double as an outdoor classroom; a computer modeling and computational lab; a microscopy suite; a student commons to encourage collaboration and conversation; and a detached greenhouse. ​​The Science Complex will greatly enhance the quality of teaching and research for students and faculty in our Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Psychology, and Engineering-Physics-Systems departments.

​Featured Spaces



Arthur F. and Patricia Ryan Center for Business StudiesArthur F. and Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies2017-08-28T04:00:00Z8/30/2017 4:27:32 PM<img alt="" src="/academic-affairs/learning-spaces/PublishingImages/ryan-summer.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />
Ruane Center for the HumanitiesRuane Center for the Humanities2017-08-28T04:00:00Z8/30/2017 4:28:53 PM<img alt="" src="/academic-affairs/learning-spaces/PublishingImages/Pages/news/Arthur-F--and-Patricia-Ryan-Center-for-Business-Studies/ruane-exterior.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />
Additional Classrooms & Arts SpacesCampus Classrooms2017-08-28T04:00:00Z8/30/2017 7:28:05 PM<img alt="" src="/academic-affairs/learning-spaces/PublishingImages/Pages/news/Arthur-F--and-Patricia-Ryan-Center-for-Business-Studies/harkins-hall.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />

 Faculty Viewpoint

grupp-headshot.jpgIn recent years, research has demonstrated the value of engaging students in their own learning. Active learning spaces offer a range of options to faculty and students as they explore new concepts, ideas, problems, and information.

Emerging instructional technology and flexible furniture arrangements allow for customized teaching and learning experiences in each class. In many cases, students do their independent learning outside of class so they can learn collaboratively in class. For example, faculty can arrange students into groups to consider a problem or task, then use instructional technology to share, discuss, evaluate, and share feedback on students’ work. Ultimately, students and faculty benefit from the more dynamic approach to learning that is available within active learning spaces.

Dr. Laurie Grupp
Associate Professor of Education/
​Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence

​Featured Room & Technology

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