Cole Hall features a state-of-the art auditorium with the full complement of modern electronics to meet the needs of 21st century students and teachers.
The addition of a collaborative learning pod classroom (accommodating 50 students) allows students to work together in small individual teams taking on tangible problems and generating possible solutions to these problems - taking full advantage of some Internet sleuthing using online resources during collaborative problem solving.
The building is also the new home of the NIU Anthropology Museum, which had been housed in converted classroom space for decades. The new facility, designed specifically to meet the demands of the museum, provides a much better showcase for its thousands of artifacts.
The northwest auditorium (Jameson) has been revitalized and put back into service as a large, 300- 400-seat lecture hall, with modern standards including:
SCALE-UP stands for “Student-Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs.” This classroom, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, is geared toward fostering relationship-building and team cooperation during problem-solving tasks. Features include:
The NIU Anthropology Museum serves university students through course work and hands-on experience with all phases of museum work. It also serves the public through an active in-house and outreach educational program.
Some of the new features include:
Some of the continuing features include: