Plans are in place to update important teaching and learning spaces across campus this summer in the Franco Library, Bernardine Hall, and Francis Hall. These projects are funded through the capital campaign, and represent this year's priorities from the Teaching and Learning Plan, launched in 2009.
The popular Learning Commons will be expanded by further reduction of stacks on the first floor, allowing for additional group study areas (including enclosed study rooms), work stations, computers, and individual study opportunities. The creating of “offsite” library storage (primarily periodicals & journals) at 951 Morgantown Road will make many of these important improvements possible.
Furniture, technology, carpet and paint updates to four classrooms in Bernardine's North Wing (on the second floor) will be completed this summer. Plans are also in development for substantial upgrades to the Bernardine 100 level (first floor).
Classrooms in Francis Hall will begin to be updated with better technology and new furniture, carpet and paint.