TEAL Classroom


The TEAL room (HJLC 228) is scheduled through the Teaching Academy. To request use of the room, please submit the form below.

The TEAL room has keycard access and special equipment. A technology orientation and access paperwork is required before using the room.

To best use the space, we schedule the room on the new standard M/W, T/R, and F block schedules. We will not be able to fulfill M/W/F course requests at this time.

Because of high demand for this room, we have worked with stakeholders to determine criteria to prioritize room reservations. If conflicts arise for a given time slot, the Teaching Academy Advisory Board will make the final decisions on space use based on these criteria:

  • Size of the class (priority given to classes closer to maximum student count of 108)
  • Appropriateness of the class for the room (type of instruction, interactivity of course design, need for features available in space, etc.)
  • Familiarity with room (training completed, previous use of the room)

With questions, contact Morgan Iommi at miommi@nmsu.edu or 575.646.2204.

About the TEAL classroom

The TEAL classroom is a state-of-the-art learning environment that integrates technology, round tables, and walls covered with whiteboard paint. The set-up is designed to help instructors design lesson plans and activities that encourage active engagement and group collaboration.


Diagram of TEAL Classroom

Diagram of TEAL Classroom

Specifics of TEAL room set up:

  • The room seats 108 at 12 large fixed round tables.
  • There are two main display projector screens for an all-class presentation.
  • Each table has 9 seats with 3 laptops each (1 laptop per group of 3 students).There is one table display monitor per table that any of the 3 laptops can be projected to in order to display group work. Alternately, the table display monitors can be used to show an all-class presentation.
  • Each table also has power outlets and adapters for students to bring their own computers.
  • The instructor station is at the center of the room surrounded by the group tables. The instructor station has the controls for the monitors, AV, and sound.
  • The main walls in the room are covered in white board paint and can be written on using dry erase markers.
  • Access to the room is key card controlled

See an example of active-learning spaces in action at another institution (this classroom is very similar to the set-up of TEAL).

TEAL Classroom Request Form

Required fields are indicated by an asterisk “*”.

  • Email Address9-digit Banner ID (number on your NMSU ID card)
  • Course numberCourse section number (3 digits, often starting with M)
  • Maximum number of students that can enrollClass format (e.g., interactive lecture, studio, workshop, etc.) 
    Click the plus (+) button to add a row (up to three rows)
  • Which of the following features of the room do you plan to use frequently? Choose all that apply
  • Days this class meetsHours this class meets 
  • Is the schedule for this course flexible (Y/N)?If yes, days/times this course CAN NOT meet