Collaborative Learning Spaces

Collaborative Learning Spaces are distributed across campus to provide environments that support active learning pedagogies and promote higher level thinking. CLSs have movable furniture, projectors/screens and monitors positioned around the rooms to ensure that every student has a good view.


EDUC 102 & The DIAL Lab

Education Rm 102 is designed to seamlessly blend collaborations between on-campus and distance students.  Contact Michael Griffith, to learn more about Education Rm 102 as well as renovations planned for the Colleges' ground floor to create the Digital Innovation and Learning (DIAL) Lab.

innovation collaboratory

Innovation Collaboratory

The Innovation Collaboratory is designed to facilitate team project-based learning, fostering instruction and research that intersects community development with entrepreneurial leadership and social innovation through student collaboration. The room was made possible by a Faculty Development Grant funded in 2017 by Dorrance Scholarship Programs.



In most cases, Facilities Management will act as the primary interface with vendors.  Furniture will be purchased on the Tri-University Contract for the ISLE Program. To request an estimate, please visit FM Renovation Services. Be sure to include "ISLE Program" in the subject line.

The following vendors have provided furniture for UA classrooms:


In most cases, IT equipment such as audio, visual and control systems will be ordered by Classroom Technology Services. The basic equipment required for most innovative learning spaces include an instructor station with a house computer, monitor and a document camera, multiple projectors/screens or direct display monitors, an audio system and an enhanced WiFi network.




All renovations, including restrooms and the path of travel serving the renovated learning spaces, must meet ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). Sherry Santee, Senior Consultant of Access from the Disability Resource Center can review accessibility and path of travel plans in renovation proposals to ensure that they are accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities..  Be sure to mention the "ISLE Program" if you reach out to Sherry Santee.