Anderson University recognizes the importance of technology in the area of academics. The University continually strives to advance the availability and use of technology in classrooms, as well as in the residence halls.
Technology in the Classroom
More than half of the classrooms on Anderson University's campus are multimedia classrooms. These typically include a computer, a video projector, DVD/VCR, and audio. Some also include document cameras. Additional multimedia equipment is added to classrooms yearly.
All university provided PCs have Windows XP and the Microsoft Office 2003 or 2007 suite. Some PCs also have SPSS and other specialized software available. Specifically for education students, six of the PCs in the CISlab have Premier Assistive Technology’s Accessibility Suite software. For a small fee, Plato online is available via Internet for education students preparing for the state teacher’s exam.
Every university faculty member and every student is assigned an email address. By way of the Internet, they all have access to their email and to relevant campus data, e.g., faculty websites, assignments, and student data (grades, registration, etc.). All students, faculty, and staff are required to abide by AU's Internet Use & Email Policy.
The members of the Information Technology department provide technology assistance through email (firstname.lastname@example.org), IT Help Desk telephone (ext. 2457), and office walk-ins. One IT staff member is dedicated to faculty support, one to staff support, and one to student support, with shared assistance from all as needed.