Room 532A (Teaching Lab)
CAT+FD maintains a Teaching (computer) Laboratory (Library 532A) with mixed-mode capability. Use of the lab must be arranged in advance.
The Teaching Lab is equipped with 39 computers consisting of 14 Macs and 25 Windows PCs. Two of the 39 computers are dedicated for the instructor's use. All computers are networked to the campus-wide network and are loaded with Microsoft Office productivity software, as well as Firefox and Chrome web browsers. There is a ceiling mounted projector and a lectern in the Teaching Lab. The lectern has a Smart Sympodium (interactive display), a Mac mini and a Windows PC dedicated for the instructor's use. The lectern also has an integrated DVD and document camera. A laptop computer can be connected to the lectern to utilize the Smart Sympodium and/or the projection system.
The Teaching Lab is faculty supervised. Each instructor is responsible for the equipment in the Lab while their students are using it. No students are allowed in the Lab without an instructor present.
Policies and Procedures
The Electronic Active Learning Classrooms and Teaching Lab are primarily used by faculty teaching regularly-scheduled university courses which make extensive regular use of multimedia materials, network communications, and/or active learning. Faculty members who wish to teach a course in a CAT+FD classroom must complete the Classroom Request Form which includes a course syllabus and a description of the specific technology and/or active learning plans for the course. For detailed explanation of the approval process refer to our procedure for approval and assignment of Electronic Active Learning Classrooms and Teaching Lab.
There are limited times that the CAT+FD Classrooms and Teaching Lab are available for ad hoc usage. Faculty who are interested in reserving the Electronic Classrooms and Teaching Lab on an ad hoc basis should complete the Classroom Request Form. Only faculty who have been trained to use the equipment can reserve the CAT+FD Classrooms and Teaching Lab. Periodic training sessions are scheduled. Call CAT+FD to sign up.
Usage of facilities by external groups may be scheduled at the discretion of CAT+FD management and requires the sponsoring organization’s support of CAT+FD activities.