URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — There’s a new building at the U of I campus where students can study and professors teach in a unque way.
It’s called the Campus Instructional Facility.
It’s located on the southeast corner of Springfield and Wright.
The design encourages group collaboration and active learning.
There’s a lecture room that’s “in a round” where students are in a circle surrounding the professor.
Every undergraduate college has at least one class at the facility.
“It’s really great to have these different types of spaces and so as a faculty member, I can tailor my instructional style to specific classrooms and not be constrained by a typical classroom space,” said Jonathan Makela, the associate dean for undergraduate programs.
The total cost of the building was $75 million.