Please take a few minutes to complete the Classrooms of the Future survey by Friday, April 30.
April 20, 2021
The University’s Roadmap to Our Next Century mandates that we lead the educational revolution and strive for excellence in our teaching mission. The University of Miami has launched programs to support faculty adoption of new technologies and pedagogical techniques. In addition, over the past year University faculty taught in online and hybrid formats using new classroom configurations and online platforms.
Now that the need for social distancing is subsiding, we are looking forward to a new future, but that future doesn’t—and shouldn’t—need to look like the pre-pandemic environment. I will be working with the Faculty Senate to convene a group to look at our classrooms of the future and to consider: How might we use our recent experience to rethink what teaching and learning will be for decades to come?
To begin this initiative, we would like to capture your experiences and insights. Please take a few minutes to complete the Classrooms of the Future survey by Friday, April 30. Your thoughtful responses will help us understand your needs and to invest in the technology and classroom designs that will ensure the best possible educational experience. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Allan Gyorke at
We are also seeking faculty who are interested in being part of the Classrooms of the Future working group. The group will review feedback from faculty and recommend classroom designs that can be implemented over the next few years. This work will involve one or two meetings per month over the summer. If you would like to nominate yourself for this group, please email email@example.com.
Jeffrey L. Duerk, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost