• courtyard
  • electrical outlet


Faculty assigned to their space are responsible for the room during their class time. This includes doors, windows, walls, writing surfaces, and leaving the room secure and in good condition at the end of each class. A full set of guidelines will be provided for you.

  • Doors and windows must be closed and locked when you leave the room. Please remember: The A/C turns off when a window is unlatched and will not turn back on until all windows and latches are secured.
  • No eating or drinking in the Zone!
    You may encourage your students to eat and drink in the courtyard.
  • Rubbish cans are located outside the rooms so that no trash remains in the classroom.
  • Verify all students are out of the room before securing the doors. Do NOT allow waiting students to enter the room before their professor arrives.
  • Do not loan out key cards. System tracks entry dates & times for each card.

Please leave the room clean for your colleagues.

About the Room

These innovative classrooms were designed for technology that utilizes mobile devices.

BYOD requires you to bring a laptop to connect to AV (audio/video) options in all rooms. You may check out a laptop from the Center for Instructional Support.

Sakamaki D-101 accommodates class sizes of approximately 30+ students. There are 14 sliding opaque panels, white boards and walls to be used as writing surfaces. There is also a SMART Board and additional technology available.

Photographs of D101, D102, and D103 show a variety of different spacial arrangements and during various semesters, may be modified from what appears in any given photograph.

Please click on the button below to see specifics about the room.


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The committee will be assigning rooms in the Sakamaki Innovation Zone according to a configuration of factors. Two kinds of examples would be the number of students registered, and specific innovative practices. For more details, please click on the button below.

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Please note: These spaces are designed for classroom use and are not available for other academic events such as conferences, meetings or workshops.


  • The class fully used the space...different furniture, different configurations of the class (small groups, 1:1, etc). The class particularly liked "their own" panel to write class contributions.

    Instructor, 2014
  • In D101, we used the 3 rooms to classify students' projects into 3 groups, students re-arranged furniture according to their needs - more discussion and collaboration was possible.

    Instructor, 2014
  • Learning environment affects out achievement of learning. This atmosphere makes us motivated!

    Student, 2014
  • The most influential aspect of the classroom, I thought, was the positioning of seats in a U shape facing the teacher, but also allowing the students to see each other. The room was visually interesting and pleasant to be in, a much better feeling than a cold, stark, dead classroom.

    Student, 2014
  • The Smart Board allows for us to connect our own computers and share our movies and editing works in progress easily through Airplay.

    Student, 2014
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SIZ Student Comments 2014-16