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Principles for Designing Teaching and Learning Spaces

The National Survey for Student Engagement (NSSE) is a respected indicator of student engagement used by over 1450 universities across North America.  Their Engagement Indicator themes and High-Impact Practices (2013) are based upon extensive educational research. The indicators and practices have been adopted at McGill University as five principles to be considered when designing or renovating classroom spaces to support student learning. This permits the university to ground decisions about classroom features in research-based principles.

TLSWG Membership


Reporting to the Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning), the Working Group is composed of the following representatives:

Chair: Director, Teaching and Learning Services or delegate

Vice-Chair: Director, Campus and Space Planning or delegate

SADB 1/12


3640 University St



121 students

Burnside 511

Active Learning Classroom Burnside 511, Owen Egan


805 Sherbrooke Street West


38 plus a 12-seat seminar room with mobile wall (Burnside 512)

Macdonald Stewart 2-028/029


21111 Lakeshore Rd.


48 students in one room, or 24 students in each of two smaller rooms