The Collaborative Learning Center – Asbury University
Shapemaximize playTriangle
Play Video

This video is a digital representation of the direction of the CLC interior. Not all spaces are shown, and some finishes may change.

Imagine a customized academic experience that brings your future into focus by learning in a cutting-edge facility that prioritizes collaboration, innovation, and transformation of the whole person—mind, body, and soul? This is the future of learning in Asbury University’s all-new Walt and Rowena Shaw Collaborative Learning Center.

The $25 million, 50,000-square-foot CLC brings together future entrepreneurs and scientists, health-care professionals and marketing experts to learn from, and with, each other. The CLC will house Asbury’s Dayton School of BusinessSchool of Science, Health and Mathematics, SEARCH at Asbury, a 400-seat auditorium, breakout rooms for hosting conferences, common areas and sales training rooms.

“Asbury is educating students in a dynamic season of change, and this has implications for our educational facilities,” said Asbury University President Kevin Brown. “The Collaborative Learning Center is an innovative, 21st century educational space that will facilitate hands-on learning, skill-building, and critical thinking so our students can be agents of change in tomorrow’s global marketplace.”

The fully funded new space provided by the CLC will allow for rigorous academic scholarship that will touch nearly all university departments, and also allow a space to discuss relevant issues at the core of students’ Christian faith.

You can follow the progress of the CLC with regularly updated photos and videos, below.

Walt and Rowena Shaw
“God has blessed us with monetary value. It’s God’s money, and we wanted to have Asbury first in our donations. We’re honored to be part of the CLC and we can’t wait to be there on campus to celebrate its opening.” – Walt and Rowena Shaw

Imagine a customized academic experience that brings your future into focus by learning in a cutting-edge facility that prioritizes collaboration, innovation, and transformation of the whole person—mind, body, and soul? This is the future of learning in Asbury University’s all-new Walt and Rowena Shaw Collaborative Learning Center.

The $25 million, 59,000-square-foot Shaw CLC brings together future entrepreneurs and scientists, health-care professionals and marketing experts to learn from, and with, each other. The Shaw CLC will house Asbury’s Dayton School of BusinessSchool of Science, Health and Mathematics, SEARCH at Asbury, a 400-seat auditorium, breakout rooms for hosting conferences, common areas and sales training rooms.

“Asbury is educating students in a dynamic season of change, and this has implications for our educational facilities,” said Asbury University President Kevin Brown. “The Collaborative Learning Center is an innovative, 21st century educational space that will facilitate hands-on learning, skill-building, and critical thinking so our students can be agents of change in tomorrow’s global marketplace.”

The fully funded new space provided by the Shaw CLC will allow for rigorous academic scholarship that will touch nearly all university departments, and also allow a space to discuss relevant issues at the core of students’ Christian faith.

Shaw CLC Dedication

The Shaw CLC Dedication will be held on June 24, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Shaw CLC Worship Experience

“The Collaborative Learning Center signals the commitment on the part of Asbury University to current and future science faculty and students. Laboratory design, instrumentation, experimental methods, and available technology have all changed since the Hamann-Ray Science Center was built in 1960. The new laboratory spaces and technology in the Collaborative Learning Center will allow students and faculty to build on this tradition of excellence.”

-Vinson H. Sutlive, Ph.D.
Dean & Professor
School of Science, Health & Mathematics

Dr. Timothy Wooster

“The SEARCH studio within the CLC will serve as the academic hub for collaboration and innovation aimed at forming stronger intellectual and social bonds between faculty, students, and external constituents while linking together key academic strategies in faculty development, academic marketing, faculty-faculty and faculty-student interdisciplinary research, and new course development”

-Dr. Timothy Wooster
Provost

“The CLC is an opportunity for our faculty and students to wholly live into our mission of being the best business school for the world. The CLC creates space for illustrative learning, greater practical application of content, and a holistic approach to the various settings and challenges students will experience in their work and life. It will facilitate a broader influence on our students’ learning and allow them a greater exposure to the marketplace.”

-Mike Yoder, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, Associate Professor
Dayton School of Business