Three funders have helped complete a major capital project on campus.
– Bay Path College is the recipient of grants from the United Bank Foundation
($25,000 over three years), NewAlliance Foundation
($5,000), and Westfield Bank
($5,000) for renovations to its Longmeadow campus’ historic Elliott House.
The Bay Path community works hard to balance the historic nature of its campus with emerging technologies and new learning space innovations. Elliott House, a 17,500 square foot facility, houses the majority of our full-time faculty and some classroom space. Acquired by the college in 1961, Elliott House has had many roles over the decades but required much-needed updating to meet the requirements of the 21st Century student.
With generous grants made by United Bank Foundation, NewAlliance Foundation, and Westfield Bank, Bay Path has completed a $2.5 million renovation, which includes seven new technology-enhanced classrooms and informal meeting spaces throughout Elliott House. A new Center for Teaching and Learning
has also been established within the building as a hub for faculty interaction and professional development. In addition to updated corridors, lighting, furnishings, and soundproofing, the new media stations in workrooms, offices, and hallways, encourage innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration across academic departments. An elevator has been installed, making the facility fully handicapped-accessible.
Research indicates that design elements within a learning environment such as lighting, space usability, and access to collaborative settings have a positive effect on student achievement and retention. Through the re-design and renovation of Elliott House, we will facilitate a closer engagement of students with their professors and foster innovative teaching strategies that will better serve the learning needs of our diverse student population.
About Bay Path College
Bay Path is a four-year private college with an enrollment of more than 2,000 students at its Longmeadow campus and satellite campuses in Sturbridge/Charlton (MA) and Burlington (MA). The College offers undergraduate degrees for women; graduate degrees for men and women; and Bay Path Online, the college’s online center offering graduate degrees and certificates.