Instructional Space Improvement Initiative
The Instructional Space Improvement initiative (ISI) is a more than $70M, 5 year plan for infrastructure and technology upgrades to classrooms and labs at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Over 9000 students and 125 faculty members per classroom hour will benefit from more comfortable and energy-efficient learning environments with air conditioning, ventilation, window and roof replacements, and other infrastructure improvements. The addition of audio-visual equipment, Internet connectivity, and flexible seating in many classrooms will give instructors a broader range of teaching options, enabling them to balance traditional learning with modern technology to best meet the needs of their students.
"These remodels are not simply about upgrading aging classrooms and labs; they are about ensuring our future. They will maximize a new blended learning model of lecture and online learning, and encourage collaboration and interaction in physical spaces that are functional, comfortable, and inspiring." Chancellor Phyllis Wise, January 2012