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Classroom Enhancement and Scheduling

About CESC

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.  Assistant Provost Mary Alexander 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

  1. McMaster 310 & 314 – full enhancement
  2. Callcott 301 – Full enhancement
  3. Coker 104 – full enhancement
  4. Jones 201 & 203 – updates to finishes and furniture – AV was done last summer
  5. Close-Hipp 005 – Chair replacement, carpet, minor patch and paint repair

AV only rooms

Callcott  003, 005, 011, 302

Coliseum 3020B

Davis 209

Gambrell 001, 148

Humanities 416

Sumwalt 244

Wardlaw 122

Presentation [pdf]

Close-Hipp Phase I

  1. 002 & 008 (258 seats)
  2. 203 &204 (124 seats)
  3. 302m 335 & 337 (165 seats)

Close-Hipp Phase II

  1. 401 & 436 (96 seats)

Other Buildings

  1. Coker 510 (62 seats)
  2. Sloan 112 (118 seats)
  3. McMaster 214 (110 seats)
  4. Markerboard Replacements - Jones 002 (sliders); Gambrell 151,152, 201 (standard); Humanities 201, 202, 201 (standard); LeConte (chalkboard)
  5. SJMC Furniture - rooms 320 &321
  6. A/V only projects - Close Hipp 534 & 535; Callcott 301; EWS 104 & 105; Sloan 104 & 105
  1. Leconte 101, 201, 201A, 210A, 210B, 303B
  1. Callcott 003, 011, 201
  2. Currell 203, 204
  3. Swearingen 2A15, 2A18, 2A22, 2A24, 2A19, 2A21

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