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Focused Collaboration:
Javits 105

The most recent renovation in the active learning classroom initiative, Javits 105 offers an intimate classroom setting with no distractions. Students will have an opportunity to focus intently on case studies, group projects, or class-wide collaborations. With no true "center" in this classroom, the technology and collaborative equipment are distributed evenly throughout the class. Tablet armrest chairs are specially designed for comfort, quick rearranging, and personal technology devices.

See below for more information. Those wishing to utilize the classroom can reach out to our staff at the link on the bottom of this page for consultations and training on how to make the best use of an active learning classroom. 

Requests to book this room can be submitted through your regular department scheduler. Unlike other rooms that are controlled by the Registrar, these requests can be made at any time. 

Room Capacity



Moveable furniture, 6 raised tables


Eight LCD projectors/Mobile whiteboards

Suggested Activities:

Case studies, group work, intimate collaborative classrooms, concept-driven interaction

*The maximum room capacity of Javits 105 is 100 people.  However, if you are interested in using the room's student sections, note that each of the 7 equipped stations fit up to 12 students comfortably. Please take this into account when booking this room.

Engaged Learning Classroom Options

Here's a layout called, "The Fishbowl"

The Active Learning Classroom in Javits 105 can be requested by faculty to hold courses if they are designing their course curriculum for active learning. Courses designed for active learning gear more towards the faculty member facilitating student collaborative work to learn or to reinforce material taught previously. Reservations for the ALC are scheduled through the 25Live scheduling system, just as any other General Purpose Classroom on campus is reserved. 



Here's a layout called, "The Octagon"   

Javits 105 has a maximum capacity of 100. However, please note, if you are interested in using the room's student sections, each of the 7 equipped stations can fit up to 12 students comfortably. 

Active learning does not require the use of technology, but having flexible tech at your disposal can give you flexibility in your lesson design.  Multiple displays to help with student sight-lines, and can be used together to show the same content, or split apart to show individual content via Solstice.  Students can use the individual displays to work in groups separately, or share content with all the displays in the room to present their work.

A Catch Box is  a microphone placed in a plush throwable pillow, allows for students to quickly move the mic around the room to be heard when asking and answering questions.



Here's another layout of the Octagon

Faculty facilitating instruction in Javits 105 are expected to attend an Octagon Orientation prior to booking the room for use. The orientation will allow faculty to become familiar with the equipment and space.  Faculty are also encouraged to invite any teaching or staff assistants to these orientation training sessions. See below for additional resources from the Octagon Orientation Trainings, and look out for information about upcoming orientation sessions on the CELT website. For more information on teaching in an active learning environment, or for help with designing course materials for active learning, faculty should stop by The Faculty Center in the Melville Library!




 The Octagon can be configured into many different layouts.
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Policies and Agreement to use the Active Learning Classroom:

Faculty facilitating instruction in the Active Learning Classroom are asked to assist in following best practices for utilizing equipment and to assist in the long-term care of technology equipment provided. 

  • No food or drink (other than sealed water bottles) are permitted at the workstations.

  • For the security of the users personal data, all users should log out of the workstation before the end of the class session.

  • As a courtesy to others, users should remove any garbage, instructional materials, and personal items from the workstation at the end of the class session.

  • Instructors and users should ensure all workstation equipment and furniture is restored to its default configuration at the end of the class session.

  • No user shall remove any equipment from the workstations, for any purpose.

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