THE SANTA CLARA
January 15, 2015
Due to increased student enrollment, offices and classrooms for two Santa Clara graduate programs will be relocated to a building off-campus formerly used as private office space.
The School of Education and Counseling Psychology and the Graduate School of Engineering will move across the street from campus next summer. The Frugal Innovation Lab, the Maker Laboratory and the Robotic Systems Laboratory will also be relocated.
Nicholas Ladany, dean of the School of Education and Counseling Psychology, said that enrollment in the college has risen by 70 percent in the last two years, and that student diversity has increased from 25 percent to 40 percent.
According to Godfrey Mungal, dean of the School of Engineering, both the graduate and undergraduate populations of the school have increased by 50 percent in the past six years.
The School of Education and Counseling Psychology currently uses eight classrooms in Loyola Hall, and will be able to accommodate a larger student population in the new location, Ladany said.
For the Graduate School of Engineering, the move off-campus is only temporary. The graduate office, classrooms and several laboratories will be moved to a future on-campus STEM building in an estimated five to six years.
After the move, morning and afternoon graduate engineering classes will take place in the classrooms at 455 El Camino Real. Night classes will continue to be offered on campus.
The office and classroom space currently occupied by the School of Education and Counseling Psychology in Loyola Hall will be used as flexible space for University Relations, according to Ed Ryan, vice provost for planning and institutional effectiveness.
The office of the Graduate School of Engineering, currently located on the first floor of Bannan Engineering, will be converted into classroom space, Mungal said.
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