The Borra Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (BCTLE Parmer 115) is dedicated as a faculty space Monday through Friday during the regular academic year. The room may be available during the evening, weekend and summer - to request use of the BCTLE please contact Emma Mims at 708-524-5998 or . Follow this link to view the Policy of the Use of the BCTLE .
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Policy on Use of the BCTLE Faculty Common Space


We encourage faculty to use the BCTLE common space for informal conversations about teaching or scholarship, browsing the BCTLE library, or reflection or work on each in teaching. The faculty common space is ordinarily open during the following times:
Monday 9:00 – 5:00
Tuesday 11:00 – 5:00
Wednesday 9:00 – 5:00
Thursday 9:00 – 5:00
Friday 9:00 – 5:00

The space will occasionally be used during these times for university‐wide programs focused on teaching and learning innovations and effectiveness (e.g., workshops, presentations, seminars, etc.).

Faculty and staff are welcome to use the common space for more formal conversations about
teaching, learning and scholarship provided that they:
• clear the time and date first with Andrea Sanchez ( to avoid scheduling conflicts,
• understand that other faculty may come in to use the BCTLE space or resource during those times,
• go through Chartwells for all catering needs and return the furniture to its original arrangement upon leaving.


Please understand that the BCTLE is designed primarily as a faculty space, not a classroom. We encourage you to contact either Scheduling & Events Services or the Registrar’s Office to find an appropriate location for your student event.

These restrictions apply only to daytime use of the common space, Monday through Friday, during the regular academic year. The room is available for any group’s use during evening, weekend, and summer hours. Please note that the BCTLE common space is locked before 8:30 and after 5:30; groups seeking to use the space in the evening will need to arrange for use of a key card to gain entry. To request space in the BCTLE, please contact Andrea Sanchez at x6057 or