Learning spaces change the way faculty teach and the way students learn. Tables and chairs are no longer seen as only places to sit or a surface to write on. They are used as learning tools. This shift in thinking has ignited a culture change across campus in support of collaborative learning.

“I am trying new ideas in the Collaborative Learning Space that I have never tried in my 10 years of teaching. It has been fun for me. The classroom has become a ‘partner’ in the learning process,” said Richard Harper who teaches in the School of Government and Public...

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Dr. Jane Hunter is the director of Academic Resources & Special Projects at the University of Arizona. Her primary focus is the implementation of programs and initiatives to help faculty become more effective instructors and students become better learners. She oversees the UA Learning Initiative which is an approved Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Quality Initiative designed to enhance and support student learning through integrated programs for both faculty and students.  She also plays an instrumental role in efforts to transform existing campus spaces into Collaborative Learning Spaces.