ERIC Number: ED264803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: N/A
Microcomputing Facilities: Objectives and Policies. The Microcomputing Program at Drexel University.
Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Microcomputing Program.
Microcomputing facilities at Drexel University are described. In 1983 the university instituted a policy requiring all students to have personal access to a microcomputer. Students keep their computers in their dorm rooms or off-campus living quarters. To provide access to students while they are on campus, clusters of university-owned machines have been set up for student on-campus use, and additional clusters have been established as classrooms and print stations. University-owned machines have been allocated to academic departments for use by faculty or placed in clusters, and one cluster has been designated for faculty (and later graduate student) use. Extensive user support facilities and services have been also established to assist users. The nature and purposes of the following facilities are described: the faculty access cluster, student access clusters, and microcomputer classrooms. Specific features include: 20 Macintosh computers in the faculty access cluster, which provided faculty a place to learn how to use the Macintosh and later served as a work environment; three student access clusters; and three rooms for use by faculty wishing to use computers with students during class time. A policy statement regarding all user support facilities is attached. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Faculty, College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Facilities, Graduation Requirements, Higher Education, Microcomputers, School Space, Use Studies
Drexel University, Working Paper Series, Microcomputing Program, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Microcomputing Program.