Computing Facilities and Services
Information Technology, located on the third floor of Law Hall, is responsible for hardware and software support for the college network, administrative systems, and instructional technology infrastructure, as well as the telephone and cable television systems.
The campus core network is a high-speed switched Ethernet backbone extending from Law Hall to all campus buildings via a fiber optic network. The network provides data services for all academic and administrative needs in all offices, classrooms, residence hall rooms, and public areas across campus. In addition, all mainstream academic and administrative spaces as well as all residence halls have full wireless access. All residence hall rooms have been wired for cable television with 51 channels provided via Cornell’s cable television plant.
There are computers available to students in a variety of settings around campus. Law Hall is the technology center of the campus. Each classroom is equipped with a variety of multimedia equipment including projection units, data, voice and video connections, and a classroom computer. This facility houses an extended-hours computer lab which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while school is in session. There is a 25-station math/statistics tech classroom, a 22-station computer science tech classroom, and a 13 station wireless computer cart in the psychology research area. Cole Library, the information center of the campus, has a 25-station open access computer lab located on the second floor. In addition, the Academic Technology Studio, located on first floor, is equipped to assist students and faculty with technical projects such as multimedia presentations and web page development. In addition to a 25 computer foreign language/multimedia technology classroom, College Hall also has a wireless cart housing 25 wireless notebook computers. Armstrong Hall has five multimedia classrooms and a 12-station music/theatre technology classroom. The West Science Center is equipped with a wireless network cart housing 13 wireless notebook computers and LCD projector for classroom use. There are a number of specialized computer facilities used by academic departments in Norton Geology Center, two in West Science Center, Armstrong Hall music lab, Writing Studio, and the Career Engagement Center. In addition there are public kiosks available for Internet access.
Details on lab hours and facilities are easily accessible on Cornell's website. Assistance is provided to students for class projects through the Academic Technology Studio located in the Cole Library.
Policy decisions regarding campus computing including e-mail use, the web, technology equipment and classrooms are handled by the Technology Policy Advisory Committee (TPAC) and apply to all students, faculty and staff.
Status and use of e-mail on campus
Information distributed electronically on campus has the same status as information distributed on paper. This includes announcements, course business, requests for information, distribution of minutes, arrangements for meetings, and other communications. All faculty, staff, and students should read and respond to their e-mail regularly, at least once each day when on campus. They should also be prepared to use a Web browser to access official college information posted on the Cornell website.
Cornell mass e-mail policy
Cornell’s Information Technology policy regulates the use of mass e-mails. The proper means to alert the campus community is through Today@Cornell or the Campus e-Newsletter. Personal messages, non-college activities, political/social/religious statements, business opportunities, and advertising will not be posted.
For other information relating to e-mail and technology policies, visit the Office of Information Technology website at: http://www.cornellcollege.edu/information-technology/policies/index.shtml.
The college college telephone system has the Mount Vernon number 895-4000. Individual phones may be called directly by dialing 895-xxxx (extension number).
For detailed instructions regarding the use of the Cornell phone system, please visit http://www.cornellcollege.edu/information-technology/gb-faculty-staff/phone-voicemail/index.shtml.