UC Riverside classrooms are on the RISE with open house sessions for faculty

Tue, 08/31/2021 - 12:00
UCR Information Technology Solutions
August 31, 2021

Rooms for Increasing Student Engagement, or RISE, is a campus-wide initiative to transform classroom technology to meet the education needs of tomorrow and secure the University’s longevity as a top-ranked teaching and research institution.

This strategic investment in UC Riverside’s learning environments includes cutting-edge technology upgrades to all 110 general assignment classrooms, which accounts for one third of all instructional spaces on campus. 

Faculty interested in utilizing the new classroom technology are invited to attend the RISE Open House sessions taking place on Tuesday, September 14 from 10am – 12pm and Friday, September 17 from 1pm – 3pm. Attendees will receive a live demonstration of the technology in action, training on technology use, and guidance on pedagogy incorporation for innovative teaching and learning. To register to attend, please visit ontherise.ucr.edu/events.   

The RISE initiative aims to increase student engagement and enhance learning, provide faculty with new tools that facilitate pedagogical exploration, and effectively expand UCR's campus blueprint digitally to accommodate a growing student population. Most importantly, this initiative is in keeping with UCR's commitment to social mobility as it creates equitable access to higher learning by meeting students where they are and removing barriers to their success.

The undertaking is made possible through the joint efforts of UCR’s Information Technology Solutions (ITS) and Exploration Center for Innovative Teaching and Engagement (XCITE), who have partnered to secure resources, and plan and implement this campus-wide initiative. For more information about RISE, visit ontherise.ucr.edu. For official guidance related to Campus Return, visit campusreturn.ucr.edu.