This multipurpose space was designed to support teaching and research faculty at the University of Miami. It offers a One-Button Studio for recording multimedia presentations, a group meeting space for 10-12 people, and also informal seating for consultations and conversations.
It is bookable by faculty members at the University and supported by the Creative Studio and Library IT.
The Faculty Exploratory is a pilot space for a proposed Faculty Research Commons and has received funding and support from Academic Technologies and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship.
The One Button Studio recording area is currently available for faculty use.
One Button Studio
The One Button Studio is a recording studio for faculty. Modeled after a traditional film studio, it includes a video camera, professional fixed lighting, an anchored ceiling microphone, and a flexible background.
To book and use the Faculty Exploratory:
- Click on any available slot from the calendar below.
- You will receive a confirmation email when your booking is confirmed. The One Button Studio is for faculty use only.
- Check out the Faculty Exploratory Room Key from the Richter Circulation Desk when it is time for your booking. Please remember to return the key to a Circ Desk Staff member when you have finished using the room.
- You must bring in your own flashdrive to record with. We recommend a blank one with at least 8GB of space available.
- Video Tutorial: How to use the One Button Studio
Reservations must be made at least 3 business days in advance.
Technical assistance for the One Button Studio is primarily provided by the Creative Studio , during staffed hours.
The Faculty Exploratory has two meeting spaces. The MediaScape seats 9-12 people comfortably, providing the perfect space to view webinars or collaborate on research projects. For a more casual setting, the Informal Meeting Space is ideal to sit and talk comfortably with a few people about new projects, trends, strategies, and other forward-thinking ideas. As opposed to a formal conference room, this space is intended to foster creativity and innovative thought.