Tuesday, August 30, 2011
As of Tuesday, August 30, 2011, the AV Smart Classroom (McKelvey 180) is being scheduled by the registrar's office rather than the Audio Visual Department. The move is being made to offset the loss of classroom space, particularly classrooms with presentation technology, throughout the duration of the Patterson Hall renovation project.
Until notified otherwise, please use the Registrar's reservation software to request this room for a class or event. (NOTE:College policy requires that students have a faculty member present during their use of any smart classroom facility on campus.)
AV Smart Classroom Policies:
- Only certified operators may use this room. Training is available by contacting A.V. Services.
- Please - no food or drinks in the room.
- A.V. does not provide keys to the room or equipment. Please make proper arrangements through Public Safety & Security to acquire keys in advance of your reservation.
- Please power down all equipment, close all windows, lower the blinds, and turn off all lights prior to exiting the room.
The Audio Visual Classroom opened in 1991 with seats for 15 and basic presentation technology. It was upgraded to a complete "smart" classroom facility in 1995, and has undergone several renovations and changes in the years that have followed. In usual circumstances, the AV Smart Classroom has been the only Westminster Smart Classroom not scheduled through the Registrar's office. It has been a heavily used space for training, experimentation, and presentation, providing a small but unique learning space for the campus community. Many classes that are held in traditional classrooms have enjoyed using the space's technology as needs have arisen. It is the only remaining classroom space in what was Freeman Hall, and was one of the first spaces on campus to host live two-way video conferences. It served as temporary sleeping quarters for onsite technicians during the 1995 campus technology classroom project, and has welcomed numerous distinguished speakers over its 20 year history. The fully equipped classroom currently contains desks for 30, and is adjacent to the main office of the Audio Visual Services department.