ERIC Number: ED332618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-26
Reference Count: 0
The Classroom: Physical Environments That Enhance Teaching and Learning (An Investigation of the Teaching/Learning Environment at the University of California, Davis).
Babey, Evelyn R.
This paper describes the activities of a University of California, Davis, advisory group that was charged with monitoring campus classroom environments and proposing corrective action to remedy deficiencies and establish design criteria for consideration in the construction of future instructional facilities. A survey of faculty and students was conducted to determine classroom quality. The areas surveyed were: (1) the classroom's aesthetic quality; (2) features the students and faculty would like to see in their classrooms; and (3) their rating of several classroom design features and attributes they felt were appealing. Next, the problem areas that were revealed are discussed, followed by a review of the immediate actions that were taken to remedy some of the problems. The paper concludes by presenting six recommendations that were made by the group for improving classroom aesthetic quality and for creating classroom diversity. (GLR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of California Davis
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Higher Education (Washington, DC, March 26, 1991).