The Office of Faculty Development

Classroom Climate & Environment

Classroom climate, or environment, refers to the myriad of physical and cognitive spaces within which learning takes place. Intentionally, or unintentionally, every course has its own environment. When purposefully crafted, and from a student centered perspective, classroom environment can aid in both instruction and learning. Considering the varied marginalized groups represented in the Chico State student body, crafting a classroom environment that feels safe and open to students from all backgrounds is integral to an equitable learning experience. 

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