Active Learning Spaces

Rutgers-New Brunswick has eight general-purpose, active learning spaces. These exciting rooms are designed for student engagement and collaboration and are based on the feedback of Rutgers faculty. Active Learning Classrooms are ideal for group-based learning. Interactive Lecture Halls provide a venue where opportunities to interact and share work can be included in lectures. Click on the rooms below for more information. Check back soon. We are continuing to explore ways to bring active learning spaces to all of the New Brunswick campuses with different designs that match the various teaching approaches used by our faculty. If you would like to request to teach in an Active Learning Classroom, please inform your department’s scheduling staff so that they can make the request in the CourseAtlas scheduling system

Active Learning Classrooms

Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering (RWH) Room 206

RWH 206This room is the larger of two large Active Learning Classrooms in Richard Weeks Hall designed for collaborative, group-based learning. Students sit at eight large tables of nine which have power outlets and wired connection points that can be used to send laptop, phone, or tablet images to a group monitor. Students can also work at wall-mounted whiteboards or at their tables using hand-held whiteboard tablets. Meanwhile, a height-adjustable central instructor station allows faculty to easily flow from table to table, lecture, or meet individually with students. The instructor hub includes all the sources available in our Digital Classroom Podium and is connected to each group monitor as well as two projectors and one monitor viewable on the front wall of the room . As a result, the instructor can send different images - including content the students have shared - to any one of the room's 11 displays.

Address: 500 Bartholomew Rd, Piscataway Township, NJ 08854

Campus: Busch

Capacity: 72

Furniture: 8 tables with 9 moveable chairs each

Instructor Technology: Collaborative Instructor Hub

Student Technology:

Whiteboards:

  • Wall-mounted whiteboards
  • 3 hand-held tablet whiteboards per table

For more information, visit the RWH 206 classroom page.

Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering (RWH) Room 208

This room is the smaller of two large Active Learning Classrooms in Richard Weeks Hall designed for collaborative, group-based learning. Students sit at four large tables of nine which have power outlets and wired connection points that can be used to send laptop, phone, or tablet images to a group monitor. Students can also work at wall-mounted whiteboards or at their tables using hand-held whiteboard tablets. Meanwhile, a height-adjustable central instructor station allows faculty to easily flow from table to table, lecture, or meet individually with students. The instructor hub includes the same sources available in our Digital Classroom Podium and is connected to each group monitor as well as a projector on the room's main wall. As a result, the instructor can send different images - including content the students have shared - to any one of the room's five displays.

Address: 500 Bartholomew Rd, Piscataway Township, NJ 08854

Campus: Busch

Capacity: 36

Furniture: 4 tables with 9 moveable chairs each

Instructor Technology: Collaborative Instructor Hub

Student Technology:

Whiteboards:

  • Wall-mounted whiteboards
  • 3 hand-held tablet whiteboards per table

For more information, visit the RWH 208 classroom page.

Rutgers Academic Building (AB) Room 4400

AB 4400.This room is one of two large Active Learning Classrooms in the brand new Academic Building designed for collaborative, group-based learning. Students sit at large tables of nine which have power outlets and wired connection points that can be used to send laptop, phone, or tablet images to a group monitor. Students can also work on wall-to-wall whiteboards or at their tables using hand-held whiteboard tablets. Rolling seats with bag and water bottle storage enables students to easily partner up and form different groups to engage in collaborative tasks.

AB 4400.Meanwhile, a height-adjustable central instructor station allows faculty to easily flow from table to table, lecture, or meet individually with students. The instructor hub includes all the sources available in our Digital Classroom Podium and is connected to each group monitor as well as four "jumbotron" monitors facing each side of the room from above the instructor station. As a result, the instructor can send their presentation material to any one of the room's 14 displays. Faculty can also preview or share student images from group monitors to any combination of the room's monitors.

Address: 17 Seminary Place New Brunswick, NJ 08003

Campus: College Ave.

Capacity: 90

Furniture: 10 student tables with 9 moveable chairs each

Instructor Technology: Collaborative Instructor Hub

Student Technology:

Whiteboards:

  • Wall-mounted and moveable whiteboards
  • 3 hand-held tablet whiteboards per table
  • 90 whiteboard tents, used as name plates for students

For more information, visit the AB 4400 classroom page.

Rutgers Academic Building (AB) Room 4450

Students in AB 4450This room is one of two large Active Learning Classrooms in the brand new Academic Building designed for collaborative, group-based learning. Students sit at large tables of nine which have power outlets and wired connection points that can be used to send laptop, phone, or tablet images to a group monitor. Students can also work on wall-to-wall whiteboards or at their tables using hand-held whiteboard tablets. Meanwhile, a height-adjustable central instructor station allows faculty to easily flow from table to table, lecture, or meet individually with students. The instructor hub includes the same sources available in our Digital Classroom Podium and is connected to each group monitor as well as four monitors facing each side of the room from above the instructor station. As a result, the instructor can send different images - including content the students have shared - to any one of the room's thirteen displays.

Address: 17 Seminary Place New Brunswick, NJ 08003

Campus: College Ave.

Capacity: 90

Furniture: 10 tables with 9 moveable chairs each

Instructor Technology: Collaborative Instructor Hub

Student Technology:

Whiteboards:

  • Wall-mounted and moveable whiteboards
  • 3 hand-held tablet whiteboards per table
  • 90 whiteboard tents, used as name plates for students

For more information, visit the AB 4450 classroom page.

Tillett Hall (TIL) Room 204

TIL 204This room utilizes a design similar to the other Active Learning Classrooms, but customized for smaller classes. Tillett 204 has tables of nine along the perimeter of the room, giving students access to whiteboard, outlets, and monitors. This room includes moveable whiteboard walls that slide over the rooms atrium windows to reveal more writing space or can be moved off of the windows to let in light. At their central station, instructor can send their own and student images to the group monitors and two wall-mounted screens. The tables that make up the instructor station can be raised or lowered so that the instructor can sit, stand, or even have students pull up stools to meet separate from the class.

Address: 53 Avenue E Piscataway, NJ 08840-8040

Campus: Livingston

Capacity: 54

Furniture: 6 tables with 9 moveable chairs each

Instructor Technology: Collaborative Instructor Hub

Student Technology:

Whiteboards:

  • Wall-to-wall whiteboards
  • 3 hand-held tablet whiteboards per table
  • 90 whiteboard tents, used as name plates for students

For more information, visit the Tillett 204 page.

Interactive Lecture Halls

Chemistry & Chemical Biology (CCB) Room 1303

This room is an Interactive Lecture Hall, a space designed to accommodate large lectures while also enabling group discussion. Tiered seating provides the traditional sightlines that are conducive to presenting for a large audience. However, each tier (or plateau) has two rows of tables and seats that are capable of swiveling 360 degrees, enabling students to form pairs or groups. In addition to the standard instructor technology included in the Digital Classroom Podium, this room also has Solstice wireless display sharing. With Solstice, the instructor and students can project images from their laptop, phone, or tablet - facilitating the sharing of content from anywhere in the room, without the need to stand at the podium and connect the device with wires.

Address: 123 Bevier Road, Piscataway, NJ

Campus: Busch

Capacity: 117

Furniture: Tables and swivel chairs

Instructor Technology:

Student Technology: Solstice wireless display sharing

For more information, visit the CCB 1303 classroom page.

Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering (RWH) Room 102

RWH 102This room is an Interactive Lecture Hall designed to accommodate large lectures and group work. Tiered seating provides the traditional sightlines that are conducive to presenting for a large audience. However, the seating is divided into sections that each have table space and rolling chairs that students can use to cluster for group work. Each section has table microphones, power outlets, and laptop connections so that students can be heard and share their work from their tables. Additionally, each section are separated by whiteboard walls which students can use as they work. Finally, the rooms three, large projector screens allow the instructor to display images that can be viewed while students cluster or allow sections of the room to each use a screen

Address: 500 Bartholomew Rd, Piscataway Township, NJ 08854

Campus: Busch

Capacity: 138

Furniture: Tables and rolling chairs

Instructor Technology:

Student Technology:

  • HDMI laptop connection
  • Solstice wireless display sharing
  • Microphones

Whiteboards: Each tier of student seating is separated by a whiteboard wall.

For more information, visit the RWH 102 classroom page.

Rutgers Academic Building (AB) Room 4225

AB 4225.This room is our first Interactive Lecture Hall, a space designed to accommodate large lectures while also enabling group discussion. Tiered seating provides the traditional sightlines that are conducive to presenting for a large audience. However, each tier's (or plateau's) front row of seats is capable of swiveling 360 degrees, enabling students to form pairs or groups. In addition to the standard instructor technology included in the Digital Classroom Podium, this room also has Solstice wireless display sharing. With Solstice, the instructor and students can project images from their laptop, phone, or tablet - facilitating the sharing of content from anywhere in the room, without the need to stand at the podium and connect the device with wires.

Address: 17 Seminary Place New Brunswick, NJ 08003

Campus: College Ave.

Capacity: 248

Furniture: Alternating rows of swivel chairs

Instructor Technology:

Student Technology: Solstice wireless display sharing

For more information, visit the AB 4225 classroom page.

Additional Spaces

Additional Spaces

AB 2150There are several rooms that do not have the features to qualify as official Active Learning Spaces that are still conducive to collaboration, team-based learning, and other methods of active learning. These rooms typically have tables and moveable seating that allow students to cluster in groups. These rooms might also have extra writing surfaces for student work or Solstice Wireless Display Sharing that can be used to collaborate or report out to the rest of the class. To learn more about each space, click on a room below. The number following each room is its seating capacity.

Busch

Allison Road Classroom - Room 212 (12)
Chemistry & Chemical Biology - Room 1203 (56)
Chemistry & Chemical Biology - Room 1209 (53)
Science & Engineering Resource Center Room 204 (38)
Science & Engineering Resource Center Room 206 (38)
Science & Engineering Resource Center Room 218 (28)
Science & Engineering Resource Center Room 220 (36)

College Ave.

Graduate School Education - Room 025A (35)
Honors College - Room E128 (20)
Honors College - Room N106 (20)
Honors College - Room S120 (20)
Honors College - Room S124 (20)
Honors College - Room S126 (20)
Murray Hall - Room 112 (28)
Murray Hall - Room 113 (28)
Murray Hall - Room 207 (20)
Rutgers Academic Building - Room 1100 (22)
Rutgers Academic Building - Room 2100 (22)
Rutgers Academic Building - Room 2150 (26)
Rutgers Academic Building - Room 2200 (22)
Rutgers Academic Building - Room 3200 (22)
Rutgers Academic Building - Room 3450 (14)

Cook/Douglass

Blake Hall - Room 101 (24)
Cook/Douglass Lecture Hall - Room 102 (120)
Cook/Douglass Lecture Hall - Room 103 (80)
Cook/Douglass Lecture Hall - Room 109 (80)
Cook/Douglass Lecture Hall - Room 110 (120)
Foran Hall - Room 138A (60)
Foran Hall - Room 138B (30)
Foran Hall - Room 191B (25)
Heldrich Science Building - Room 206 (37)
Hickman Hall - Room 132 (20)
Thompson Hall - Room 201 (14)

Livingston

Lucy Stone Hall - Room B121 (20)
Lucy Stone Hall - Room B205 (26)

 

For more information on all DCS-support classrooms, visit our classroom page. To learn more about study spaces, use Scheduling & Space Management's study space finder.