Mell Classroom Building, About EASL

About EASL

Opened in 2017, the Mell Classroom Building is Auburn University’s first fully active learning building. The building is designed to foster innovative approaches to teaching and learning and promote student and faculty engagement through adaptive classrooms. Connected to the Ralph Brown Draughon Library, students can seamlessly transition from large classes to small collaboration spaces.

26 EASL classrooms
2 lecture halls
69,000 square feet
40 study rooms
300+ courses taught per semester
8k students per semester
150 faculty teaching per semester
10 colleges teaching classes in the building
Engaged and Active Student Learning (EASL)

This active approach to learning relies on high levels of student engagement and activity to create a collaborative and active classroom environment between students and instructors. The Mell Classroom Building facilitates student learning through flexible, open, and technology-infused classrooms. All rooms allow for an active and more personal learning experience. Classrooms feature clustered seating, glass boards, and monitors that allow students to connect their mobile devices and use web-based resources throughout the learning process.

Six-point increase in final EASL course grades

Improved content retention and higher grades in subsequent courses

Enhanced communication, collaboration, and leadership skills

Seating Capacity

Room Seating Capacity Type
LIB 3127 16 Lite
LIB 3027 24 Lite
LIB 3033 24 Lite
LIB 4027 24 Lite
LIB 4033 24 Lite
LIB 4127 24 Lite
LIB 3041 30 Lite
LIB 3133 30 EASL
LIB 4041 30 Lite
LIB 4133 30 EASL
MILLR 226 30 MILLR
MELL 3520 32 LITE
MELL 3546 32 LITE
MELL 4520 32 LITE
MELL 4546 32 LITE
MILLR 201 32 MILLR
HALEY 2213 44 HALEY
LIB 3035 48 LITE
LIB 3035 48 LITE
LIB 4035 48 LITE
LIB 3129 60 LITE
LIB 4129 60 LITE
MELL 3510 72 EASL
MELL 3550 72 EASL
MELL 4510 72 LITE
MELL 4550 72 EASL
SCC 118 72 SCC
MELL 2510 166 LECTURE
MELL 2550 166 LECTURE
Last updated: August 09, 2021