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Computer Lab Use Policy 2011/2012

POLICY SUMMARY

In order to more effectively plan and schedule classes in the computing labs, the following Institute-wide policies have been put into effect

PolicyIn order to more effectively plan and schedule classes in the computing labs, the following Institute-wide policies have been put into effect:

  • The deadline for submissions of requests for software installations, including version changes, for the 2010/2011 academic year is the end of the Summer term.
  • Additional software or new versions of existing software will not be installed in the middle of an academic year unless extraordinary circumstances require it.
  • All room reservation requests must be made in writing to the Registrar, either by memo, fax or e-mail.

Please also note that the following lab policies remain in effect:

  • All entering the labs must show Pratt IDs
  • There remains a zero tolerance policy on food and drink in the labs. Please note that this rule applies to all. Repeat offenders will be suspended from lab access.
  • The labs are for computer use only. Project assembly, cutting, pasting or gluing is strictly prohibited.
  • Manuals and media are available in all labs for lending purposes only. Faculty may leave additional materials with the lab management for this purpose.
  • Accounts with server storage space are provided for students in classes that require them. In order to implement student accounts faculty must provide information
    including the class roster and any special needs to lab management. Please allow one week from the date of receipt of this information for the accounts to be created.
    Students with accounts will receive login instructions at the time their account is created. Class needs and lab resources determine server space quotas.
    Student accounts are for one semester only.
  • Please note that the lab managers are not responsible for backing-up or otherwise maintaining student or faculty data.
  • Technical requests and maintenance issues by faculty must be submitted in writing via in person, email or by filling out a Lab Map located outside each classroom.
    Please allow one week from receipt for completion of request.

All labs contains details of computer use and explains basic lab polices for the benefit of the lab users.