6d. Unit Facilities
6d1. How adequate are unit facilities – classrooms, faculty offices, library/media center, and school facilities – to support teaching and learning? [Note: Describe facilities on the main campus as well as facilities at off-campus sites if they exist.]
Facilities to support the unit in teaching and learning are adequate in most programs. Most classes in the elementary and secondary programs are held in classrooms in Winther Hall. Most classrooms are designed to accommodate 35-38 students. Several larger lecture halls are also available. Specialty rooms are designated and appropriately equipped in art education, science education, reading education, mathematics education, and special education. Programs in counseling education are housed in a special, dedicated suite on the third floor. Communication Sciences and Disorders has specialty lab space outside of Winther Hall and all of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department’s courses are held in the Williams Center where multiple physical education and specialty classrooms have been created. All classrooms have level 3 technology (computer consoles, ceiling projectors, dimmable lights, sounds systems). Many classrooms have document projectors and several have Smart Boards. Lab and classroom modernization funds are available from the UW-System with all-campus committee oversight. Winther Hall has four computer laboratories including one for Psychology, one for Educational Foundations/Library Media, and two general access labs for the College. An additional computer laboratory maintained by the College of Education is housed in the Williams Center.
All full time faculty and staff are provided with a private office. Each department office has workroom facilities and a service & supply budget. Facilities for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders are located in the Roseman building. Although the department has received laboratory and classroom modernization funds, the facilities are dated and cramped. Winther Hall is scheduled for an 8.3 million dollar remodeling in 2013-2015. It is anticipated that the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will move from Roseman Hall to Winther Hall at that time.