Joseph R. Pearson Hall at KU
The KU School of Education has a main home in Joseph R. Pearson Hall (often called JRP), a student-centered instructional facility which houses the majority of our student resources and services, as well as four of our five academic departments:
In addition JRP Hall houses the Center for Research on Learning, the Achievement & Assessment Institute, and the Center for Psychoeducational Services. JRP, a men's residence hall from 1959 to the late 1980s, became the School's new home in August 2000 after a dramatic renovation and new construction project transformed it to meet the needs of the School's programs and students. The Welcome Center (room 208) serves as the first point of contact for the public, including a depository for general information, and is the primary reference for offices and services within the School of Education.
In addition to general purpose classrooms which all offer up-to-date technology, JRP also houses several dedicated classrooms for special purposes. These include classrooms set up for distance education, a science and mathematics classroom designed to replicate a middle school laboratory classroom for science and mathematics instruction, and a 100 seat auditorium.