These unique collaborative spaces are dedicated to scheduling academic courses.
They're not available for other academic events or activities. Mahalo!

  • Responsibilities
  • About
  • Deadlines
  • Submit Proposal

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. Click on the "ABOUT" tab above for PDFs.

1. 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. Key cards are to be checked out each semester at the Center for Teaching Excellence in Kuykendall Hall room 107.

2. 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.

3. No eating or drinking in the Zone!
You may encourage your students to eat and drink in the courtyard.

4. Rubbish cans are located outside the rooms so that no trash remains in the classroom.

5. Please leave the room clean for your colleagues.

    The Sakamaki innovative classrooms are available for fall and spring semesters, and summer sessions. Space and technology has been developed for innovative and agile teaching and learning experiences. Sakamaki D-101, D-102 and D-103 are unlike any other Mānoa classroom spaces.

    All rooms are BYOD (bring your own device).

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


SPRING [2020]:          Nov 1 by midnight • Notifed after Nov 15

SUMMER I [2020]:     March 1 by midnight • Notifed after March 6
SUMMER II [2020]:    March 1 by midnight • Notifed after March 6

FALL [2020]:                March 30 by midnight • Notifed after Apr 3


Please note these dates into your schedule so that you will be available.
Attending one orientation is required for final approval for a course!

SPRING [2020]:          Dec 16-20

SUMMER I [2020]:     TBA
SUMMER II [2020]:    TBA

FALL [2020]:                TBA

Please note: If the deadline for submitting has passed and you are interested in teaching in these spaces, please submit a request and we will make every effort to accommodate your course. Mahalo!

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.

To teach in these exciting new classroom spaces:
1. Review the D-101, D-102 & D-103 pages and the Information Zone on this website so you understand what features are included in the rooms (feel free to walk over and look through the windows on the first floor).

2. Now that you know something about the rooms, submit a proposal by the deadline.

3. Be agreeable to a brief orientation to the room and agile technology.

4. Be agreeable to arranging with a CTE consultant a possible 50-minute observation of a class period. This is not to assess your teaching and learning, but how and whether the space serves innovative classroom practices.

5. Willing to accept occasional VIP* visit to your space during class period, following an email notification. *VIPs may include: Hawai`i State Legislators who fund Mānoa capital improvement projects including innovative classroom spaces, architects & designers working on campus projects, and academics & administrators from other universities & campuses.

6. The Mānoa Room Scheduler will be assigning rooms to all faculty as usual. If a course is selected to be taught in Sakamaki Innovation Zone, the Classroom Committee will inform them that the course has been confirmed for one of the Sakamaki rooms and the faculty relinquishes their general use classroom in favor of Sakamaki.

Please Note: A/C turns off if a window latch is open. It will not turn back on until all latches are closed.






These unique collaborative spaces are dedicated to scheduling academic courses.
They're not available for other academic events or activities. Mahalo!


Center for Teaching Excellence
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Honolulu HI 96822 USA

UH Manoa