The Audio Visual Smart Classroom (MCC 180)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Audio Visual Smart Classroom, or AV Classroom (McKelvey 180) is the only Westminster Smart Classroom not scheduled through the Registrar's office.

Follow this link 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.

Room Attributes:
  • Room #MCC 180
  • Dimensions: 22' 8" x 19' 6" (Ceiling Height: 7' 6")
  • Flooring: Carpeting
  • Seating: 30 student desks
  • Teaching Lectern with Creston touch panel control
  • Analog video/data projector
  • Networked PC and monitor
  • Digital Document Camera
  • VHS player
  • DVD player
  • Manual projection screen
  • Wall mounted whiteboard (Markers not provided.)
  • Windows on north and west walls with blinds


Historical Significance: 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. Except for a few unusual 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.


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The AV Smart Classroom (MCC 180)