The College maintains a reliable and high performing technology environment that is flexible and supportive of the goals of academic and administrative departments and for student academic research functions.
Many faculty members use computing extensively in teaching and research activities both inside and outside of the classroom. Many classrooms have been equipped with the latest technology and media devices to enhance the learning experience. Students are exposed to and trained in the use of computers beginning with Communication/Inquiry and continuing with discipline-specific applications in other courses. Software applications specific to academic functions are available through the campus network and Internet. Applications include: software development tools for computer science, geographical information software for the sciences, mathematical/measurement for physics, music and digital movie production for communication arts, statistical analysis for social sciences, and instructional tools for the Education Department, to name just a few.
The campus-wide network connects all buildings and includes a reliable wireless and wired network throughout campus. All residence hall rooms include a wired network port as well as full wireless coverage. A fiber connection provides a high-speed connection to the Internet for the campus.
Computers are provided in labs for student use in academic buildings, residence halls, and Wright Campus Center, with many providing access 7×24. These labs also provide the ability to print and many include specialty software used by the different academic disciplines.
Support for all technology questions or issues comes from the various IT groups: Administrative Computing, Infrastructure, Technology Support, and Web Services, all located in the east end of Jackson Technology Center, just east of Wright Campus Center.