Regularly Scheduled Classes (Priority Scheduling for Certified Instructors)

Faculty who have been certified in active learning have priority in scheduling the ALP lecture halls and classrooms for regularly scheduled classes. Currently, faculty can become certified in one of two ways:

  1. Active Learning Institute
    For instructors who have moderate to no experience with implementing active learning strategies, we recommend attending the Active Learning Institute facilitated by the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI). Although not strictly for faculty teaching in the ALP, this is an opportunity for those who plan to do so to connect with colleagues and work with DTEI on incorporating more active learning strategies into their courses. The institute involves a total of eight biweekly meetings and culminates in a classroom observation by DTEI staff during a subsequent quarter. For more information, please visit the DTEI website.
  2. DTEI Consultation and Class Observation
    For instructors who regularly use active and collaborative learning strategies in their courses, a consultation and class observation with DTEI may be a more appropriate option. Instructors who select this option will be asked to meet with DTEI for an initial consultation, provide a lesson plan for the class session to be observed, and then complete the observation. The observation is guided by the same protocol used for the institute. For more information and to begin the process, please email

Once a faculty member has started the certification process, DTEI staff will add the instructor’s name to the priority scheduling list. This list is regularly provided to the University Registrar staff, who use it to confirm priority access during the room assignment process. Please note, however, that other prioritization such as utilization and on-module times also apply. See the Classroom Scheduling Policy for more information.

Because course scheduling typically begins 6 to 9 months prior to the start of the respective term, it is not expected that the certification process will be complete when room assignments are made. However, instructors wishing to pursue this option should be sure to indicate their certification preference before the Registrar begins the first round of room assignments. The Schedule of Classes Coordinators in each department can provide this date.

Use Other Than Regularly Scheduled Classes

Space in ALP is scheduled on a limited basis and priority is granted to academic uses coordinated by a UCI faculty or staff member. ALP space is not available for non-UCI affiliates to schedule.