May 25, 2022

New ITHAKA S+R Report: “Reconfiguring Auburn University’s Main Library for Engaged Active Student Learning”

The following report from Ithaka S+R was released earlier today.

From a Blog Post by Nancy Fried Foster:

2016-09-20_14-32-56At Auburn University, pedagogical changes have been underway for some time and several Engaged Active Student Learning (EASL) classrooms have been built around the campus. These rooms provide the seating, screens, whiteboards, and other infrastructure that supports new teaching and learning practices. A new classroom building, currently being constructed, will meet the growing demand for this type of space, simultaneously providing an opportunity to reprogram the main floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library, which sits on an adjacent site.

Ithaka S+R was asked to facilitate a study to understand the expectations of faculty members who have implemented new pedagogies and the study habits of students in their classes. The results have enabled a library team and their architects to develop designs that address documented student practices and needs. The library’s original main entrance will be incorporated into an atrium shared with the new building and areas just inside the entrance will be renovated to support the out-of-class-time academic activities of students in EASL classes.

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Direct to Report: Reconfiguring Auburn University’s Main Library for Engaged Active Student Learning
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