The Cori and Erlanger Auditoriums were completed in July of 2020. The old auditoriums were outdated and underutilized. They were renovated into new team-based learning classrooms to continue to support the School of Medicine’s mission. These classrooms support new teaching pedagogy that is part of the foundation necessary for curriculum renewal. The renovation is intended to keep School of Medicine programs competitive and increase program enrollment and overall tuition revenue.
The Cori classroom has 138 seats and the Erlanger classroom has 105 seats. Both classrooms have state-of-the-art interactive audio-visual systems. The Education and Campus Support Services team within the Operations and Facilities Management Department manages this space.
An additional benefit is the classrooms are adjacent to the computer training room in McDonnell Sciences, room 100, which has seating for 80. In this room, there is standard audio visual equipment including a ceiling mounted projector, screen, VGA/HDMI and VIA connections, speakers and four flat screen monitors on the side walls. The computers can be lowered into the tables with the push of a button to make them a flat surface and can be used as training tables if computers are not needed.