A view inside the UAF CTL makerspace

The MILL

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), in collaboration with The MIX, is excited to open UAFs newest makerspace located directly in our CTL office at 131 Bunnell.

The MILL complements existing support for innovative, inclusive instruction in all modalities by providing a constructivist lab for instructors and staff to develop pedagogy based on students doing and making. As a cross-modality hub, it is designed to inspire interdisciplinary collaboration and explore the edges of technology-enabled teaching and learning. Accessible to faculty, students, and staff during scheduled events and open hours, this makerspace takes a unique approach by placing making at the center of learning, encouraging innovation, and contributing to the academic and personal growth of our community. With diverse tools and materials on hand, this initiative enhances student engagement and creativity, further enriching the UAF educational experience.

Open Hours

Monday12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tuesday12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesday12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Thursday12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Teaching as Learning Lab: Thursdays 1-4 pm

Join us for the CTL’s new Teaching as Learning Lab face-to-face in Bunnell 145! Instructional designers are here to help with your teaching and technology questions, and our makerspace will be open for an opportunity to work on projects independently and together. Questions? Contact Kendell Newman.

Available Equipment

The ChatGPT 4 Workstation

In the makerspace there is a laptop set up in this space for faculty to access a ChatGPT 4 account for free. Drop by our office in the Bunnel building to give it a try. ChatGPT is a large language model chatbot, developed by OpenAI. ChatGPT 4 is a paid tier of this tool.

The Teaching & Learning Studio

The Teaching & Learning Studio in Bunnell 143C (inside the CTL offices) is a rapidly reservable or drop-in space available to all UAF affiliates, including students. After a short training to use this space, users can schedule time in the room via Google Calendar and use the room during normal business hours of CTL.


The Latest at The MILL

  • Watercolor Wednesdays

    Watercolor Wednesdays

    Discover the art of watercolor with Shayla Sackinger on Feb. 21, Mar. 6, Apr. 3, and May 1, 2024, join us from noon to 2 pm for one of our four watercolor classes

  • MILL Makerspace February Challenge

    MILL Makerspace February Challenge

    Map Your Teaching & Learning JourneyFebruary Challenge – MILL Makerspace This challenge is open to all students, faculty and staff, encouraging you to explore and express your educational experiences, growth and discoveries through the creative medium of mapping. We encourage you to think broadly and creatively, using maps as a metaphor for exploration, discovery and…

  • Design Thinking for Families

    Design Thinking for Families

    This is a 2-day event that will be held on the evenings of 29 November 2023 and 6 December 2023, from 5-7pm, in the MIX/CTL Makerspace. Do you have a kid who likes problem-solving? Would you like to learn more about design thinking processes? Do you want a creative new light fixture for your home?…