UB’s plan to create learning landscape spaces on the North and South campuses continues to forge ahead with the completion of numerous classroom upgrades during the past three summers.
About 11 classrooms have been renovated each year—translating to about 400 seats a year—at an average annual cost of $2.2 million. The renovations include technology upgrades and life-cycle equipment replacement, as well as aesthetic and infrastructure work.
Funding comes from a variety of sources, among them the student technology fee, critical maintenance funds and the Provost’s Office.
“This is a great investment in our students and faculty. It makes their jobs easier,” says Cheryl Bailey, associate director for the Capital Planning Group and a key member of the Instructional Facilities Subcommittee—informally known as the Classroom Committee—that oversees the ongoing project to upgrade the university’s 135 centrally scheduled classrooms on the North and South campuses.