The Center for Student Innovation (CSI) on the lower level of Booth Library includes three large areas: an Active Learning Classroom with integrated Design Lab and adjoining breakout rooms; an Innovation Gateway and Community Wall; and a Collaboratory.
Renovation of the space was possible thanks to a grant from the Charleston Area Charitable Foundation. The renovation included new flooring, electrical and Internet upgrades, updated lighting and paint. The space is home to a variety of new technology, including a podcasting studio, gaming computers, 3D printers, Google jamboard, large computer monitors and a green screen, purchased with a grant from the Illinois State Library. Patrons who would like access to the CSI technology should make a request online.
In addition, the CSI is home to a Technology Checkout Station. Students with a valid Panther Card may check out technology such as laptop computers, mifi hotspots and webcams for a limited period of time.
The Faculty Development and Innovation Center hosts a series of workshops and a Teaching and Learning Community in the Active Learning Classroom.
The CSI technology checkout desk closed on July 21. No technology will be available for checkout until classes resume for the fall semester. To use the Active Learning Classroom, podcasting studio or other spaces/technology, make an appointment through this website.
Special thanks to Samantha Osborne, assistant professor of graphic design, and EIU graphic design students Kelly Cothern and Katie Lewis, who designed this graphic for the north wall of the CSI.