In fall 2015, OSU opened the one-of-a-kind Learning Innovation Center (LInC). Formerly the Classroom Building, the four-story, 134,000 square foot LInC brings 15 new classrooms, as well as 2,300 seats of formal teaching space and 640 seat of student-directed informal learning space. The LInC introduces new styles of learning spaces that support collaboration and student participation, including Parliament and “In-The-Round” classroom designs.
The LInC is home to the University Honors College (UHC) and the Integrated Learning Resource Center (ILRC), which co-locates the Center for Teaching and Learning and Academic Technology, including Media Services, Classroom Technology Services and Technology Across the Curriculum (TAC), creating a dynamic teaching and learning support center for OSU faculty and students.
This project achieved LEED Gold, through an innovative strategy with the fundamental layout of the building.
“Considerable thought and work went into designing the learning spaces in LinC to enhance student learning broadly, accommodate various learning styles, and promote collaborative learning. In addition to providing much needed classroom capacity for our expanding student body, LinC provides a technology-rich and supportive learning environment for faculty and students.” -Sabah Randhawa, OSU provost and executive vice president.
"This is state of the art in every sense, while people are the centerpiece of the learning experience, the new spaces will allow faculty and students to use technology to further enhance their learning experience.” - Lois Brooks, OSU vice provost for Information Services.