This academic year, NYU is pursuing a deeper understanding of its diverse classroom inventory with the goal of improving the teaching and learning experience for faculty and students. The University has engaged an outside planning consultant to guide us through this process. They have been diligently walking through more than 600 of our regularly scheduled classrooms, meeting with different stakeholders, and developing recommendations to improve the classroom experience.

During the study, there will be no immediate changes or updates to classrooms.

Partnerships Will be Key to Our Success

Once the team has completed their initial data gathering on room characteristics, there will be outreach to school leadership to better understand the best classroom configurations for their respective course offerings.

One of the institutional challenges we are aiming to solve with the Study is to have more up-to-date classroom data across both architectural elements such as room layouts and sight lines, as well as teaching tools such as audio-visual equipment, other technology, and whiteboards. The goal is to use that information to better match teaching methods with classroom assignments. We know that many of you will want to follow our progress and thoughtfully contribute to this important work.

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