June 8, 2011
First of 50 new basic technology classrooms completed
Information Technology Services, under the direction of Ken Stafford, chief information officer, provided funding for 50 new basic technology classrooms during the next two years. The first room, 122 Willard Hall, was completed by the Information Technology Assistance Center, or iTAC, in late May.
The install includes a projector, a simple control panel, switching equipment and sound amplification. The new system, based on new digital standards, allows for HDMI, VGA, Component and Composite inputs.
ITAC will continue the project with additional rooms slated for this summer and will add more throughout the fall and spring semesters. The eight rooms for summer 2011 installation include rooms 120 and 123 in Wllard Hall, 2 Natatorium, 112 Bluemont Hall, 208 Fairchild Hall, 216 Kedzie Hall, 162 Seaton Hall and 132 Waters Hall.
Rooms were chosen based on infrastructure requirements, the variety of disciplines that are scheduled in the room, accessibility during the summer months and more.