Acoustic design experts discuss: How are higher ed institutions doing in recognizing the importance of acoustics and noise control in new and existing learning spaces? What’s one thing you wish campus administrators understood better about acoustics?
Administration & Management
Students with hearing disabilities can struggle even in rooms with the best acoustics. Here are four ways Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, home of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, helps deaf and hard of hearing students access lectures and class discussions.
Take this quiz to find out if your campus has acoustic problems in its classrooms. If so, the facilities department should assess the acoustics to determine if there are problems with reverberation or ambient noise. Hiring an acoustical consultant would help determine whether your facilities team is using the best solutions to resolve issues with sound systems.
In years past, the general counsel, director of athletics, and compliance officer at a college or university could manage legal risks by focusing all efforts on avoiding NCAA violations and the costly investigations and potential penalties that accompany them. That has now changed.