The Instructional Resources Committee (IRC) has created this page as a place to start regarding all things related to learning spaces, real and virtual, on the PLU campus. With learning at the heart of our enterprise, Pacific Lutheran University must insist on high standards for the physical and virtual environments in which we engage our students. These spaces should communicate to students that their learning is our highest priority and facilitate with smart design and appropriate resources our ability to pursue our mission. Safe, accessible, well-designed and maintained environments positively affect concentration, morale, and behavior; help attract and retain both students and faculty; and are essential to activities of learning, whether this means encouraging lively, thoughtful, and inclusive verbal exchanges or conducting inquiry using specific technology in the lab, classroom, studio, rehearsal room, online, or elsewhere.
View the complete Statement on Learning Environments, approved by the faculty May 11, 2012, here.