- About CEE
- Kevin Lam: “Students appreciate every little thing we do that shows that we care”
- Sheri Fabian: “I embraced a flexible approach”
- Sarah Johnson: “The biggest change I made was to switch to asynchronous delivery”
- Nicky Didicher: “I’m finding my job less exhilarating”
- Mark Lechner: “You have to be OK with things going sideways”
- Nienke van Houten: “They really valued my clear and upfront approach”
- How can we support remote instruction at SFU?
- Crowdmark: A more efficient way to grade student assessments
- The unexpected benefits of a shorter syllabus
- Photo gallery: Talking shop at Teaching Matters
- Watch the video: Faculty members discuss SFU's new instructor-led online course model
- Bridges and booster rockets: CEE's new senior director talks about teaching support
- Meet the Centre for Educational Excellence leadership team
- A biology instructor rethought her students’ role—and her own
- Photo gallery: SFU’s 24th Annual Spring TA/TM Day
- Photo gallery: SFU's 9th Annual Winter Warm-up
- If you build it, will they come?
- “My students didn’t look like they were having fun”: Three additions to the TA/TM Stories podcast series
- View the furniture, share your thoughts—online
- An upgraded Canvas Gradebook is coming in January
- Share your thoughts on the furniture in SFU classrooms
- DEMOfest presenter slides
- Photo gallery: 5th Annual DEMOfest
- Teamwork needs to be taught
- TA/TM Stories: Three new podcasts explore the teaching experiences of grad students
- Can it be done? A math instructor attempts to indigenize her course
- Answers to your questions about SFU's new approach to online education
- Photo gallery: The CEE Open House
- Do you know your faculty teaching fellow?
- Instructor-led online courses: How one faculty member prepared for the new model
- Photo gallery: SFU's 34th Annual Fall TA/TM Day draws a crowd
- Connecting people and crossing artificial divides: An interview with Elizabeth Elle
- Sessional instructors can now be included in online course evaluations
- Don't say this to your class—a student shares his experience
- How one lecturer is using podcasts to make course concepts more real in her online course
- Photo gallery: Rain, burgers and smiles at the 2019 President's Employee BBQ
- Five questions and answers about the creation of CEE
- A redesign made this course more engaging for students—and the instructor
- CPUTL: A graduate student describes her experience
- CEE Staff Login
View the furniture, share your thoughts—online
By Centre for Educational Excellence staff
Should tables and chairs have adjustable heights?
Some shapes are easier to reconfigure than others. Which shapes do you prefer?
Group work, lectures, discussion. How do classroom activities influence your definition of what furniture is “ideal”?
Wheels or no wheels? How important is portability for chairs and tables?
Upholstered or not? What about comfort, durability and maintenance?
Tables and chairs or tables attached to chairs? Which do you prefer?
Is storage space for backpacks and personal items a must-have or a nice-to-have?
Does colour matter?
The goal of the SFU Learning Space Design Committee’s My Classroom project is to identify classroom furniture options with the potential to “transform our learning spaces into flexible, integrated and connected spaces” for students and instructors.
On December 3–5, 2019, the committee set up stations at the Burnaby campus to showcase chair and table designs and collect feedback from faculty, students and staff. Committee members were thrilled to receive more than 120 insightful submissions from visitors.
If you weren’t able to drop by the showcase stations, the committee invites you to submit your furniture feedback using the form below until January 15, 2020.
An important note: The chair and table samples displayed at the showcase stations and in the slideshow above are not part of a short list of purchase options. Rather, they are examples intended to demonstrate the types of features available and to serve as prompts for thinking about the attributes that can have the greatest impact on learning and teaching.
Take a moment to share your input now!