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Exterior of Virginia Tech New Classroom Building

Virginia Tech

Classroom Building

Academic Innovation

A first-of-its-kind facility is redefining the collegiate educational experience.

Davidson Hall Exterior

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Davidson Hall


Flexible loft-style labs transform the ways research teams collaborate.

Revolutionizing Undergraduate STEM Education at Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech classroom

Tradeline explores how Virginia Tech is leading the way to transforming the collegiate academic experience with a facility that promotes team-based active learning. In this article, Jill Sible, assistant provost for undergraduate education, discusses specific innovations that characterize the inventive design, including the SCALE-UP (Student Centered Active Learning Environments for Undergraduate Programs) classroom; the classatory, a hybrid classroom/lab; and T-search, a hybrid model of research and teaching lab.

New classroom building to provide additional innovative learning space

"The new classroom building is a quantum increase in our number of rooms designed to support the most innovative teaching and learning methods." Mark G. McNamee, Senior Vice President & Provost