Committee for Academic Infrastructure

The Committee for Academic Infrastructure (CAI), formerly known as the Classroom Committee, was formed in 1997 to evaluate classroom facilities within the University's general classroom pool and to facilitate their improvement.

The committee, headed by the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, includes appointed faculty and representatives from the Library and Media Services, the Registrar's Office, University Planning, Facilities Services, and Campus Operations.

Classroom Evaluation Standards 

Over time the classroom committee has developed a set of standards that it consistently applies to teaching space on the UO campus. Projects are generally selected on the basis of the most egregious deviations. Four basic criteria are used in evaluating spaces:

  • Lighting: Is lighting sufficiently and easily adjustable to accommodate various teaching styles and technology needs, and does the room feel "warm" and engaging?
  • Presentation: Is adequate and appropriate presentation equipment available? Is the screen of appropriate size, and are controls and hookups located well?
  • Comfort: Is the room appropriately sized for its occupancy? Is the classroom furniture sufficiently flexible to accommodate different teaching styles? Do students have adequate work-space? Is room temperature appropriately regulated?
  • Acoustics: Can the presenter and audience communicate clearly? Is the volume level from any audiovisual resources appropriate and controllable? Is there distracting mechanical or other ambient noise?

To bring a classroom or teaching environment to the attention of the committee, please contact CAI chair, Ken Doxsee (6-2846, doxsee@uoregon.edu).

Get Involved 

If you are interested in service, please contact CAI chair, Ken Doxsee (6-2846, doxsee@uoregon.edu), noting your position and academic unit and providing a brief description of your interest in serving. 

CAI Committee Members

2015-16

Ken Doxsee, Academic Affairs
Alice Barkan, Biology
Cathy Soutar, College of Arts & Sciences
Darin Dehle, Facilities Services
Helen Chu, UO Libraries
Mike Jefferis, Asst. Registrar
Rob Thallon, Architecture & Allied Arts
Sonja Runberg (staff), Academic Affairs
Stan Hall, UO Libraries
Sue Eveland, Registrar
Tad Lueck, Campus Operations

2014-15

Ken Doxsee, Academic Affairs
Cathy Soutar, College of Arts & Sciences
Darin Dehle, Facilities Services
Helen Chu, University Libraries
Jeffrey Magoto, Yamada Language Center
Mike Jefferis, Registrar's Office
Robert Thallon, Architecture & Allied Arts
Sonja Runberg (staff), Academic Affairs
Stanley Hall, UO Libraries
Sue Eveland, Registrar
Tad Lueck, Campus Operations


2013-14

Ken Doxsee, Academic Affairs
Cathy Soutar, University Planning
Darin Dehle, Facilities Services
Helen Chu, Information Services
Jeffrey Magoto, Yamada Language Center
Margaret Mahoney, Provost's Office
Mike Jefferis, Registrar's Office
Robert Thallon, Architecture & Allied Arts
Sonja Runberg (staff), Academic Affairs
Stanley Hall, UO Libraries
Sue Eveland, Registrar
Tad Lueck, Campus Operations

2011-12

Ken Doxsee, Academic Affairs
Alice Barkan, Biology
Amy Cacan, Facilities Services
Andrew Bonamici, UO Libraries
Cathy Soutar, University Planning
Darin Dehle, Facilities Services
Helen Chu, Information Services
Karen McLaughlin, Undergraduate Council
Laura Hubbard, VPFA
Mike Jefferis, Asst. Registrar
Rachele Raia, College of Arts & Sciences
Randy Hale, Budget & Resource Planning
Rob Thallon, Architecture & Allied Arts
Sonja Runberg (staff), Academic Affairs
Stan Hall, UO Libraries
Sue Eveland, Registrar
Tad Lueck, Campus Operations


2010-11 

Ken Doxsee, Academic Affairs
Alice Barkan, Biology
Amy Cacan, Facilities Services
Andrew Bonamici, UO Libraries
Cathy Soutar, University Planning
Darin Dehle, Facilities Services
Helen Chu, Information Services
Karen McLaughlin, Undergraduate Council
Laura Hubbard, VPFA
Mike Jefferis, Asst. Registrar
Rachele Raia, College of Arts & Sciences
Randy Hale, Budget & Resource Planning
Rob Thallon, Architecture & Allied Arts
Sonja Runberg (staff), Academic Affairs
Stan Hall, UO Libraries
Sue Eveland, Registrar
Tad Lueck, Campus Operations 

2006–2007 

Terri Warpinski, chair
Herb Chereck, Registrar
Darin Dehle, Capital Construction
Tom Matney, Media Services
Cathy Soutar, University Planning
Deb Carver, University Libraries 


2005-06 

Terri Warpinski, chair
Mary Anne Beecher, Architecture
Greg Bothun, Physics
Herb Chereck, Registrar
Georgeanne Cooper, TEP/ALS
Darin Dehle, Capital Construction
David Dusseau, College of Business
Stan Hall, UO Library
Tom Matney, Media Services
John Nicols, History
Cathy Soutar, University Planning

2004-05 

Terri Warpinski, chair
Janna Alley, Facilities
Greg Bothun, Physics
Herb Chereck, Registrar
Georgeanne Cooper, TEP/ALS
Stan Hall, UO Library
George Hecht, Facilities
Ray King, College of Business
Janet Lobue, Facilities
Tom Matney, Media Services
John Nicols, History
Cathy Soutar, University Planning
Jenny Young, Architecture 


2003-04

Terri Warpinski, chair
Janna Alley, Facilities
Greg Bothun, Physics
Herb Chereck, Registrar
Georgeanne Cooper, TEP/ALS
Stan Hall, UO Library
George Hecht, Facilities
Tom Matney, Media Services
John Nicols, History
Cathy Soutar, University Planning
Jenny Young, Architecture