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
In addition to the iPads issued to AU students and faculty, all AU classrooms are multimedia classrooms. The rooms' multimedia equipment includes a computer, a video projector, Blu-Ray/DVD player, and audio. Some classrooms also include interactive Smart Boards and Promethean whiteboards.
Classroom computers are configured so that Apple IOS devices can be mirrored wirelessly onto the projection screens. Additional multimedia equipment is added to classrooms yearly. All university-issued PCs have Windows 7 Pro and the Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013 suite.
Macs also are available in classrooms and labs, depending on technology needs and the area of study. Computers have SPSS software, and there are other specialized software available on campus where needed.
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.