The General Purpose Classrooms are designed to serve the entire TTU campus community by providing a wide range of equipment, technology and resources. These classrooms are centrally scheduled and maintained by the Office of the Provost under the direction of Academic Support & Facilities Resources (ASFR). This project would not be possible without vital partnerships with IT Help Central Classroom Technology Services. Funding for the project has been provided by the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost.
This initiative began in 2010 and has grown due to its popularity and continued positive feedback from faculty, students and staff. There are a total of 42 GPCs in 6 buildings, spanning the Texas Tech campus: Agricultural Sciences, Holden Hall, Human Sciences, Mathematics, Media and Communication, and Science. As the General Purpose Classroom initiative continues, we look forward to providing additional standardized teaching and learning environments.
The GPCs in Media & Communication, as well as HOLDEN 104 and AGRI 214, are unlocked weekdays while classes are in session from 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM. For all other GPCs, instructors will use their Tech ID for access. Instructors will need to obtain a proximity card from the University ID Office if they do not already have one (see below information about obtaining/replacing your ID).
The authorization for a proximity card must be provided by ASFR. Before each term, ASFR provides the University ID Office with a list of all Instructor of Records scheduled to teach in a GPC which serves as the authorization. If you have a teaching assistant or other faculty/staff member that will be assisting with class sessions, please email their name, R#, and email address to ASFR.
If you have a Tech ID:
If you DO NOT have a Tech ID
Questions regarding University ID Cards:
If you have a teaching assistant or other faculty/staff member that will be assisting with class sessions, please email their name, R#, and email address to the ASFR Facilities Resources division. ASFR will provide authorization for them to obtain a proximity ID card. Please refer to the FAQ above for additional information about obtaining a proximity ID card.
For guest lecturers, please email their name and email address to the ASFR Facilities Resources division confirming they are a guest lecturer for your class. They will need to come to the ASFR office in Administration Suite 005 to check out a temporary access card.
Please send an email to the ASFR Facilities Resources division and request access to the elevator. A form must be completed and signed by an authorized signer from ASFR. Once completed, if you do not have an ID card, you will take the form to the University ID Office and request a proximity card. If you have a proximity ID, the form will be sent directly to TTU Police Department for your proximity IT card to be activated for the elevator. Please submit your request at least a week in advance, when possible, to allow time for processing.
This information is included in the event confirmation received by the event requestor. Temporary access cards are issued by ASFR, therefore you will need to visit the ASFR office in order to check out one of these cards. Access cards can be checked out the day of your event (or the day prior for weekend events), and need to be returned the next business day. ASFR is currently located in the East basement of the Administration building in Suite 5. Please be sure to bring proper identification (Tech ID, state driver’s license or identification card) when checking out an access card.
Dry erase markers are supplied by ASFR and are checked during weekly room audits. Markers that are no longer working should be left in the room. This will allow ASFR to track usage for inventory purposes. They will dispose of them after audits are complete.
You can contact the ASFR Facilities Resources division at 834-5271 and we will be happy to discuss any concerns and/or submit work orders.
Please contact Classroom Technology Services (CTS) at (806) 742-5381 immediately after detection messages are displayed so arrangements can be made to have the bulb replaced. Please keep in mind that it could take several days to replace if a bulb is not readily available and has to be ordered
A space analysis was completed for all Classrooms (110) and Meeting Rooms (680) on campus. This analysis included condition scores, utilization scores, location, and use by the home department. Upon review, rooms were chosen which were in poor condition but could potentially be utilized by multiple departments on campus. If you would like to see a room become a GPC, please submit information about the classroom and the department currently managing the classroom to ASFR for analysis.
The GPC team is always looking for ways to improve the learning facilities on campus. The mission of the project is to provide the TTU community with up-to-date, standardized learning spaces to evoke positive learning outcomes.
Agricultural Sciences - 214
Human Sciences - 169 (Technology only; room has not been renovated), 273
Mathematics - 012, 108
Science - 112
Media and Communication
This information can be found under the resources tab in Ad Astra. Anyone with a valid eRaider username/password has guest access (at a minimum) to the system. You can filter by "Campus: TLB" and "Region: GPC" to see a list of all the rooms. If you hover the information card icon next to the room number, you can see a quick view of a picture and features. If you click on the room number, you will be redirected to full details about the room. For detailed instructions, please refer to the "How Do I look Up Room Capacity & Details" FAQ on Academic Support website.
Please contact your department’s collaborative academic scheduler or scheduling point of contact and they can request the space for your section. In order for sections to be scheduled in GPCs, they must meet the following criteria:
Go to http://academicscheduling.ttu.edu/Astra_Schedule, click on the Events tab and then click on Event Request to begin using the event request forms. Anyone with a valid eRaider login and password can gain access to this system. Detailed instructions on how to request an event can be found under Frequently Asked Questions at /asfr/escheduling/. Detailed instructions on how to navigate through the system can be found at /asfr/acadsupp/. If you need additional assistance, please call ASFR at 742-3658.
No. This table must be readily available for disabled students to use and should not be used as an instructor table.
Please contact the ASFR Facilities Resources division at 834-5271 and we will be happy to assist the instructor or student.
Yes, assistive listening devices are available in the majority of GPCs. The following rooms are equipped with this technology - Agricultural Sciences 214, Holden Hall 033, 038, 104, 155, 225 and all GPCs in Media and Communication.
There is a copy of the instructions in the lectern drawer of each classroom. However, you can print your own copy by clicking on the appropriate link below.
If you have any questions or concerns about using the technology, please contact Classroom Technology Services (CTS) at (806) 742-5381 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes! Trainings are scheduled before the beginning of the term and the instructor of record will receive a meeting request with the date, time and location. If you are not able to attend the training session or have an event scheduled in a GPC, please contact Classroom Technology Services (CTS) at (806)742-5381 or email@example.com to schedule training.
Please call Classroom Technology Services (CTS) immediately at (806)742-5381 and someone will assist you as quickly as possible either over the phone or in person to minimize loss of class time.