The Classroom Enhancement and Scheduling Committee (CESC) monitors, reviews and guides
decision-making with respect to classrooms (enhancements, maintenance, safety, security,
capacity) and any implemented class schedule changes (class times, passing times).
Committee members are selected by the Office of the Provost and include representatives
from the faculty, Registrar’s Office, Facilities Office and University Technology
Services. Vice Provost Dr. Allen Miller serves as the chair. The subcommittee meets
on a monthly basis.
Each year the Classroom Enhancement and Scheduling Committee (CESC) recommends to
the University’s Capital Planning Committee a list of classrooms for renovation and/or
audiovisual equipment upgrades. Rooms are selected based on size, usage, age of furnishings
and finishes and feedback from faculty and academic departments.
If you would like to suggest a classroom for enhancement, please complete our online
form to submit your recommendation. If you wish to request additional space, please visit the Space Needs and Planning website.
Reporting Classroom Problems
If you would like to report a problem with your classroom audiovisual equipment, please
contact classroom support at 803-777-6481. If you would like to report a structural
problem with one of your classrooms, and it is not an emergency, please call 803-777-WORK.
In cases of emergency, call 911 for University Police.
History of the Classroom Enhancement Project
The Classroom Enhancement Project began in 1993-1994 to upgrade existing classrooms
to a higher standard and to provide capabilities for multi-media instruction. Initially,
selection criteria focused on improving rooms that served the greatest number of students
based on the seating capacity of the room and rooms utilized by multiple colleges.
Other considerations included rooms with the greatest physical need and the impact
of future plans for renovations of an entire facility. Over time, the larger classrooms
have been addressed and recent projects have focused on smaller classrooms.
The project began with a budget of $200,000, with $100,000 from the Office of the
Provost and $100,000 from the Office of Budget and Finance. Funding increased steadily
until 2002-2003 when the current budget of $1,000,000 was established, $400,000 from
the Office of the Provost and $600,000 from the Office of Budget and Finance.
Classroom Enhancement Projects
- Blatt 110, 111, 134, 135
- Booker T. Washington Auditorium
- Coker 005, 104
- Currell 107
- Gambrell 103a, 151, 152, 153
- Humanities 201, 202
- Jones 214
- LeConte 112, 113, 115, 121, 310, 405, 412
- Nursing 231, 423
- Public Health Research Center 114