A total of fifteen academic computer labs
exist across campus with over 193 desktop computers available
to students resulting in an 8:1 ratio of computers to full
time undergraduate and graduate students. The labs are all
networked IBM compatible units with Internet access. A majority
of these labs are working academic labs where classes are
simultaneously taught while students use technology to learn.
These labs are loaded with a bundle of core software to
meet general student user needs.
A typical computer lab runs Microsoft Windows 2000. One
lab located in room 204 of Pickford Hall is equipped with
the VideoDidact classroom teaching and management system
with allows for simultaneous viewing of all 30 desktop computers
from one instructor’s desktop.
academic labs are loaded with course specific software and
often require assistance of faculty. Good examples of these
types of labs are the English lab in Room 217 of Ellison
Hall and the Academic Empowerment Lab in Room 117 of Ellison
multimedia STEM laboratory of 215 Ellison Hall is a fully
automated state of the art instructional delivery operation
available for multimedia lectures to STEM faculty on campus
via routine registrar-mediated scheduling. This multimedia
STEM laboratory also has a digital printing and student
research facility adjacent to its operation available to
students during open lab hours. Though fully externally
funded, special request lecturing /research or other presentations
requiring the use of this facility may be scheduled via
the laboratory’s coordinator Dr. Phillip W. Archer.