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Lecture, Meet Your Match:
Melville Library W-4535

Amp up your lecture game in Melville LIbrary W-4533, which offers tiered seating designed to increase engagement in discussions and lectures. Bright and airy, this classroom features two LCD prjectors up front and a wall-length whiteboard in the back of the room. With two focus stations and nimble, moveable furniture, students can divide their efforts and attention to either side of the room, and quickly reconvene for group discussion.  Tablet armrest chairs are specially designed for comfort, quick rearranging, and personal technology devices.

See below for more information. Those wishing to schedule the classroom can reach out to our staff at the link on the bottom of this page for consultations and training on how to make the best use of an active learning classroom. 

Room Capacity



Tablet arm chairs in the front, tiered tables raised in the back with moveable chairs, many windows


Two LCD projectors in the front/Long whiteboard in the back

Suggested Activities:

Discussion-centered lectures, team activities, group collaborations, and focus groups.

Classroom Details

General Information  

This smaller active learning classroom is in Melville LIbrary N-4535. Faculty can request their course to be held in the ALC if they are designing their course curriculum for active learning. Courses designed for active learning gear more toward the faculty member facilitating student collaborative work to learn or to reinforce material taught previously. Reservations for the ALC are scheduled through the   25Live scheduling system , just as any other General Purpose Classroom on campus is reserved.



Installed Equipment   

Melville W4535 has seating for 48 students. The front wall is equipped with two collaboration-ready LCDs, and the back wall features a long whiteboard. Moveable furniture makes group work, rearranging, changing focus, and  redirecting student activities a breeze.  With tiered table seating in addition to tablet-ready classroom seats, you can redefine your lectures to be more engaging, discussion-friendly, and effective.




Training and Support

Faculty facilitating instruction in the Active Learning Classroom are strongly encouraged to attend a training prior to the beginning of the semester they're using the ALC to become familiar with the equipment and space. Faculty are also encouraged to invite any teaching or staff assistants to these orientation training sessions. 

During the semester, faculty can request support or training from the Audio Visual Services Counter in Frey Hall. For more information on teaching in an active learning environment, or for help with designing course materials for active learning, faculty should stop bythe Faculty Commons in the Melville Library (E-1332) or submit a request at the link below!



Policies and Agreement to use the Active Learning Classroom:

Faculty facilitating instruction in the Active Learning Classroom are asked to assist in following best practices for utilizing equipment and to assist in the long-term care of technology equipment provided. 

  • No food or drink (other than sealed water bottles) are permitted at the workstations.

  • For the security of the users personal data, all users should log out of the workstation before the end of the class session.

  • As a courtesy to others, users should remove any garbage, instructional materials, and personal items from the workstation at the end of the class session.

  • Instructors and users should ensure all workstation equipment and furniture is restored to its default configuration at the end of the class session.

  • No user shall remove any equipment from the workstations, for any purpose.

Request Your Own Faculty Development Workshop or Consultation on Active Learning


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