About LEG

Our Mission and Charge:

Mason’s Learning Environments Group (LEG) examines questions related to classroom design and our learning environments, both formal and informal. A primary goal of this group is to advise the university on the planning and design of learning spaces for future renovation and new building projects, with an eye toward developing flexible, signature spaces that inspire students and faculty to work collaboratively on pressing intellectual and social issues.

In light of continuing evidence of the value of active and experiential learning strategies, LEG will also work to identify models across the disciplines for how faculty might take full advantages of our signature learning environments. The ideas generated by this group will be shared with the greater Mason community.


LEG Membership

Kim Eby, Co-Chair
Office of the Provost
Jeff Kling
Classroom and Lab Technologies (ITS)
Shelley Reid, Co-Chair
Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning
Shawn Lee
School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management (CEHD)
Crystal Clemons, Co-Chair
Learning Space Design (ITS)
David Lemmons
University Libraries
Crystal Anderson
Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning
LeAnn Pittman
Learning Space Design (ITS)
Debbie Brady
Campus Planning and Facilities
Jeremy Plotnick
Minor Programs (SBUS)
Mihai Boicu
Information Sciences & Technology (VSE)
Katie Rosenbusch
Management (Business)
Tom Butler
Office of the Registrar (Provost)
Shani Ross
Bioengineering (VSE)
Jesse Guessford
Undergraduate Education
Ala Showers
Digital Learning, Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning
Rebecca Jones
Chemistry (COS)
Virginia Steele
Planning and Design, Facilities
Susan Kehoe
Academic Strategy (ITS)
Mustafa Hassan
Student representative (Graduate – CEHD)


Learning Environments Assessment Group (LEAG)

The Learning Environments Assessment Group (LEAG) collaborates with the Learning Environments Group to support faculty engagement and success in Mason’s Active Learning Classrooms through the following methods:

  • Conducting studies to learn more about how faculty make pedagogical choices about active learning in their classrooms
  • Assessing the faculty and student experience in active learning classrooms
  • Sharing assessment results to inform campus planning efforts

LEAG Membership

Crystal Anderson
Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning

Ashley Archer
Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning

Kim Eby
Faculty Affairs and Development

Mustafa Hassan
Student representative (Graduate – CEHD)

Shelley Reid
Stearns Center for Teaching and Learning