Step 2: Decide, with the help of your colleagues, how to optimally redesign these classroom spaces.
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Step 3: Submit a carefully supported budget request. Justify everything you need. Include pictures (old and new).
Alternate Step 3: Begin scouring campus for abandoned tables and unused technology that you can move to YOUR room.
Step 4: Carefully (and nicely) go to pitch your plan to every influencer in the budget process. Show them the pictures. Be impassioned.
Step 5: If none of this works, make sure to point out just how little your department has asked for in the past. Active learning requires different classroom spaces. Traditional classrooms FORCE lecturing.