Generous Donor Support Funds McClelland Hall Tech Upgrades

May 20, 2021

News

Generous support from two Eller College of Management alumni, Charles "Chuck" Tyler ’90 BA (Economics and Political Science) and Kerry Tyler ’91 BSBA (Finance and Accounting), enabled a number of classroom tech upgrades in McClelland Hall to support hybrid classroom learning environments.  

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Katie Maxwell, senior lecturer in accounting, takes a quick photo with her hybrid class, showcasing the new monitors and cameras installed in the classroom.

New classroom features include ceiling microphones to ensure both in-person and online students can hear the instructor clearly, adjustable cameras that allow for either a wide or close view of the instructor, tracking cameras so that the instructor can move around the classroom while still on video, monitors to display online students in the classroom, upgraded audio systems and cameras placed above whiteboards so online students can view content written on the board. 

“I taught my first class this semester using the new technology,” says Katie Maxwell, senior lecturer in accounting. “It worked incredibly well and I felt connected to all the students in person and at home. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to get the technology set up for us.” 

Though all classes are scheduled to return to in-person in the fall, instructors can still opt to offer their classes in a hybrid format—an endeavor made easier by these new tech installations, thanks to the Tyler’s support. 

"We are so grateful to have the opportunity to help Eller continue to thrive through this difficult year,” say the Tylers. “All the credit for the successes during the challenging '20-'21 school year goes to the amazingly talented, creative and hardworking administration, faculty and staff at the University of Arizona! Bear Down!" 

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